• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
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Don’t like to waste time waiting in lines? Book this half-day Palace of Versailles tour that includes round-trip train transport from Paris, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio-guide. After reaching Versailles by RER train, an informative guide takes on you a pleasant 2-hour tour of the garden grounds. Then, sail past the queue at the palace and explore its stately rooms at your own pace before returning to Paris via train at a time of your choosing.


  • Versailles day trip from Paris with round-trip train transport
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Palace of Versailles, with an audio guide included
  • Tour the spectacular Versailles Gardens with your expert guide and explore the Palace of Versailles at your leisure
  • Watch the famous Versailles fountain display or musical gardens show on select days in summer
  • Group is limited to 20 people, ensuring a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

Explore the vast Gardens of Versailles on your tour from Paris

In the morning, meet your guide at a central location in Paris and take the RER train together for a 30-minute ride to Versailles. A short walk later, arrive at the gilded gates of the Palace of Versailles.

The gardens and forests of Versailles span 1,976 acres (800 hectares), and are crisscrossed by a network of picturesque trails and tree-lined paths. Follow your guide on a 2-hour walking tour of the grounds, and learn about the palace’s history, the royal family including Marie Antoinette, and the French Revolution.

If you’re here during the summer, make sure to check out the spectacular Versailles fountain display or musical gardens show that takes places on select days (included with your tour). See below for more details.

Next, make your way to the Palace of Versailles, where your guide bids you farewell and gives you your skip-the-line entrance ticket, audio guide and return train ticket. Stroll past the entrance lines and enter the palace immediately.

See the King's State Apartments and Chapel, and walk through the unforgettable Hall of Mirrors, where the treaty ending WWI was signed. Your audio-guide takes you around the highlights of the palace and provides historical background.

Take as much as you’d like to discover the sprawling palace. When you’re ready to leave Versailles, hop on the train to Paris with your provided train ticket.


Customer Reviews

Dennis A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

By Far Extraordinaire....to much to absorb in one visit. Amazing history of Louis XIV and ornate placements of the Palace along with the vast beauty of the grounds and gardens. Certainly worth a revisit!

Angela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Tour was amazing.... Even in the rain!

Adalberto L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was excellent, and Sonja, our tour guide was the best! Highly recommend!

Karre J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

So easy we met at an appointed place, and even as we hit traffic and were a bit late, the tour waited on us. Our guide, Jess, was fantastic, knowledgeable and warm. The palace is a must-visit, as are the gardens. Gorgeous classical music plays as fountains dance. Just a great outing.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

FANTASTIC! we really enjoyed going to Versailles. So important to book a tour... skipping the long lines!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Jess was our tour guide. She was energetic and made the tour that much more special.

Richard I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved our tour guide...very knowledgeable...great personality. Very well put together tour.

donald d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Tour was great, our tour director did an excellent job. Would highly recommend.

Murray A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was great. Our tour guide - Sonia - was amazing, friendly and knowledgeable. There was a slight hiccup with catching the train there as there was train issues so we had to catch a bus and a train but totally beyond her control but she kept us all calm and informed throughout it. Touring the gardens first was excellent and then being given an audio guide to do the Palace at our own pace was perfect. Also given a train ticket ticket to go home whenever we want was excellent as you basically got as much free time as you wanted and had the chance to go back into the gardens. Definitely recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our guide was knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the Palace Gardens. However, the tour on the inside of the palace would have been more pleasant if there had been less people--this is not something Viator controls. An overall good experience.

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