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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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Skip-the-line entrance to world-famous Palace of Versailles makes this a stress-free experience. And if you go in the summer, you might also get to see the famous dancing fountain show!

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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

Cindy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour and tour guide. Would highly recommend this tour.

Hilarion S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I booked this pretty last minute and it was so well worth it. Our guide Ben Big Ben was very good. Very likable, knowledgeable and overall a great conversationalist.
he gave a lot of background and information to help set the scene. I would highly recommend this tour.
I did the 9:00 A.M tour worked out perfectly. We were able to be some of the first through the doors and avoid the crowds. Although we had skip the line passes, it was still great to be ahead of the crowds and enjoy the views without much fuss.

Vicki C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We are really glad we signed up for a tour of Versailles rather than trying to visit on our own. Our tour guide was not only extrememly knowledgable, but she was engaging and entertaining. Well worth the cost. The tour guide meets you at a metro stop and then takes the metro in to Versailles with you. The gardens are enourmous and of course, beautiful Our guide walked with us around the gardens and pointed out various places of interest. We then went to the house and were given an headsets for an audio tour and toured the house on our own. We would not recommend the optional tours for 15 euros. One of the buildings was closed and we were not told this before we bought our tickets.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Loved this tour. Janika from Fat Tire tours was amazing. She knew her stuff and made everything easy for us.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent tour. Very informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This trip was excellent! The tour guide was a bit over talkative but very informative on his history! Meeting place was designated and train ride was short! The Palace was FABULOUS!

Russell N United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tour guide Karen from Chicago Karen was part was the Royal Gardens...and the self guided portion of the Palace was could take all the time you wanted...and for sure grab a sandwich and drink to take into the garden for lunch!!!

Joyce C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide was amazing Janica! She was clearly very passionate about Versailles. In addition, she was super patient to explain extra stories and help folks on the tour take pictures. I appreciated her thorough explanations, including tips for post-tour areas in the city.

Thomas Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Love the place. Beautiful scenery!
Love the stories of King Louis
A place that you would love to visit when you ever visit paris. The garden was huge!!
The guide was excellent!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What an awesome place this is! If you are going to Paris, do not miss visiting Versailles. Our guide was wonderful, and the instructions on how to meet him were clear and easy to follow. Would highly recommend this one!

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