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Skip The Line: Palace of Versailles and Gardens from Central Paris

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Ile-de-France, France
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6 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Gain entry to the famous Palace of Versailles without waiting in line with this 5-hour skip the line tour from Central Paris. With priority access to the UNESCO World Heritage site, don your audio tour (available in eleven languages) to listen as you walk through the legendary State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the lush gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre, and learn about Louis XIV, the flashy king who once inhabited this opulent residence. Round-trip transportation from 3 departure points in Paris via air-conditioned bus is included.
  • Skip the line for priority access to the Palace of Versaille
  • Listen to an audio guide in your choice of 11 languages
  • Pickup at 3 central locations in Paris
  • Travel via air-conditioned coach

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Cassia A
, May 2019

Versailles is absolutely beautiful, amazing place to visit, however, unfortunately, because this particular tour/ company, (the bus was late almost 1 hour and the pickup location was wrong), we didn’t have enough time to see and explore the Palace gardens, and when we asked the tour guide the possibility to stay a little longer in Versailles, since they were late and the tour was 1 hour behind the scheduled, they refused to do it, saying that there was no time, however, as soon as we jump in the bus back to Paris, the tour guide started to ask, (more than 6 times the same question), if someone was interested in visiting the museum of the perfume. Conclusion, the company is completely unprofessional, they refused to stay longer in Versailles, even though the tour was late, saying there was no time, but they had plenty time to go to the museum of the perfume, which didn’t happen since no one, including myself, were interested. I believe this company somehow makes money if they take tourists to the museum of the perfume. I DON’T recommend this tour.

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Ray M
, May 2019

While the tour was ok, Viator had the wrong address to meet the bus. What a mess. We had to run a mile to get to the correct meeting spot. You would think that Viator would be able to update their ticket to include the correct information. I won’t use them again

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Scott N
, May 2019

Skip the line access is amazing you will be in line over 4 hours without it. Thank you Viator for providing that. Tour Guide was nice and professional, Bus was on time for pick up, and food at this Venue pretty reasonable. Plan to stay a minimum of a half a day for a positive none rush experience.

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Kelly S
, Apr 2019

Our tour bus was an hour late for pickup (earlier passengers said the bus drove in circles). When I called to find out which bus line to look for, I was told the guides would be wearing red jackets, but was not given bus details. Once we arrived at Versailles, we were caught in a stoppage due to a severe medical emergency. Obviously not the tour company’s fault, but had they been even close to on time, we would have avoided it. And because the guide kept shuffling us around (and didn’t carry a marker as you would expect of a guide) one couple was lost in the fray and did not receive their entry tickets, having to pay for two more tickets to get in. Our departure was extended one hour, but that in turn impacted our dinner plans. Versailles was great, but the tour company was so disorganized and unprofessional.

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ap630
, Oct 2018

The audio guides are handy and it was worth it alone for not having to wait in line for enterance. You have approximately 4 hours to enjoy the palace and gardens.

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Christopher B
, Sep 2018

Nice tour bus to site and good guide. this was our first visit to Paris and surrounding areas, and a lot of people trying to get in, so I would highly recommend a skip the line option! We explored the gardens first and they are amazing, tranquil and spread out. We only had about 2 hours in the garden and did not have enough time to explore all sides. We wanted more garden time, and we made it down to the Marie Antionette estate, which we did not know was a separate admission. Had lunch at the garden midpoint between the two estates and surprisingly not busy. The palace interior tour was a mess of people all the way through and not sure how long that can continue since you can see the effects of all the foot traffic on wood and stone floors. Information can be overwhelming and might recommend some advance study before your first trip. We used head phones were helpful in explaining much of the details of all the rooms. The history itself is amazing and it was good to have some fellow tour faces in massive crowds of people.

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Marcial F
, Aug 2018

Very good to skip the huge lines to enter the Palace and see it at your own pace.

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Kai S
, Jul 2018

Great tour!

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Darren F
, Jun 2018

This was a fantastic tour. We had a beautiful tour bus take us for a fun visit to the Palace of Versailles, along with skip the line tickets, audio tour and detailed instructions for our return trip home. We enjoyed our day at the Palace very much (even my kids enjoyed it). Don't miss the opportunity to buy macaroons at Laduree inside the Palace. The food options at Versailles are limited (not the fault of the tour company), so bring food or leave yourself time to eat outside of the Palace. We didn't like the food at the Palace very much. The only reason I didn't give this tour five stars is because we found it mind-numbing trying to figure out where to pick up the outgoing bus was a bit of an ordeal. We questioned whether we were standing in the right pick up spot and only felt relieved when the bus finally showed up. It was on-time, but we worried and worried! We chose the pick up location near the Triumph D'Arc (they give you the option of three locations) and it's simply a spot at random street corner with no signage. Just put the address in your GPS and cross your fingers! BTW, the tour just allots for the bus ride, audio tour (provided by Versailles) and the skip the line tickets.

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Sarah S
, May 2018

Great day! Wear comfy clothings and shoes, watch the weather before you go!


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