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4.5 star rating: Recommended 369 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  4-5 hours

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The tour guide was knowledgeable, the trip was great. We ended up having to wait quite a while due delays on the train because of the strike. No problem at all. Had a great time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The fountains were truly amazing. Make sure you go on a day when they are running. Our guide, Richard from Cambridge, was tops. Extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. My entire family enjoyed his tour of the gardens. Be warned; the crowd inside Versailles is CRAZY! But don't let that stop you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Having lived in Paris 1960-1964, I was familiar with the Palace and had visited the gardens last year (on a Monday so the building was closed). Our guide was well informed and provided a lot of updated information in a conversational and intelligent format. The walking pace was a bit brisk and I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is not "in shape". The audio guide at the palace was difficult to hear but in general was adequate.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Just a great half day! A nice way to get away from the hustle of central Paris. Awesome company! Our tour guide was amazing! 33 year old guy with curly hair (can't remember his name). Well organized, funny, very knowledgeable, just the perfect guide. Versailles and this tour are a must. Worth the extra few dollars you pay for this tour, just to skip the line is worth it. The train ride and meeting point were very easy to find. The tour of the gardens is amazing! and the Palace audio guided tour is great. Palace takes about 1 hour to walk through. Look up what days the fountains are on at Versailles. Always an added treat! A great place to go, not far from Paris at all. Enjoy!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

We enjoyed having Martin as our guide through the gardens. He is very informative and also funny. I had my 12 yr old granddaughter with me and she liked the tour. Nice to hear about behind the scenes history and also to get the group entrance into the house.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Versailles Palace and Gardens are outstanding. Martin, our guide, was fun and informative. We arrived very early and the palace and grounds were already very busy, and our skip the line feature really came in handy. We toured the gardens when we first arrived with Martin, and then he obtained our palace tickets and audio guides to see the palace. We were able to explore the palace at our own pace and return to our favorite spots in the garden. Martin gave us clear instructions as to returning to Paris on the train.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Victor was amazing. So nice and informative and very friendly - would gladly go on another tour with him!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Excellent. Well organised, informative, pitched at right level for audience. Our guide Jess was outstanding, with a vast fund of knowledge, excellent memory, good sense of humour and highly considerate.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Wonderful and knowledgeable guide, (also fun!) The whole process was easy and the tour was beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

The tour provided metro tickets to and from Versailles, tickets to the gardens and palace and well as an audio guide for the palace tour. We were escorted to Versailles and through the gardens tour by Victor. Victor herded our group on the metro, through the lines to the gardens entrance. He then provided a two hour tour of the gardens that was both educational and entertaining. He then provided us with our tickets back to Paris and our audio guys. Also, the lines we skipped that day were over two hours long.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Victor our tour guide, was awesome. His passion and enthusiasm were contagious and his was full of "historical side-bars". The knowledge he shared with us made our visit so much richer than if we had toured on our own. Being able to skip the HUGE lineup up was a great relief!! It seems to wind for miles.
Make sure to take in this historical masterpiece!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

We had a fantastic time on this tour! Our tour guide Jess was knowledgeable and very upbeat. She shared lots of stories about King Louis as we walked the magnificent gardens. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

The tour was great. The meeting spot was easy to find and our tour guide Jess was friendly, knowledgeable and great fun to be with. Her walk through the Versailles gardens was fascinating and she had information about each of the fountains and statues we visited. Especially entertaining was her posing to show us how Louis XIV, a ballet dancer, would pose in paintings to show off his finely developed calves. The ride to and from Versailles was easy and quick and the tour group was lively and interested. We give it an A+.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Our tour guide Richard was extremely knowledgable and friendly! We had a great time in Versailles.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Jes was fabulous! Informative and entertaining!

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