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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.

Highlights

  • 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. 

Itinerary

Available on select days during the summer:

Versailles Fountain Display:
See the magnificent Versailles fountain display, known as the Grand Eaux. It’s a wonderful live concert held in the groves, designed by André Le Nôtre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. The show runs on most Tuesdays in May and June and on Saturdays and Sundays from April to October.

Musical Gardens Show:
Be enchanted by the musical gardens show, known as Jardins Musicaux. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the lovely surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. This event runs on Tuesdays in April and May and from July to October.

Customer Reviews

Paul H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great trip, well presented.

Amanda E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic tour! Fat Tire Bikes were fantastic - our guide Neil/Nick? was very knowledgeable and fun. He gave us great insight to how the Palace was built, who lived there and how it was maintained. It was a fantastic day out - the train was easy to get there too.

Brian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Awesome value for a quick and easy tour. Guide was great.

Tracey W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was great! Our tour guide, Hannah, was amazing and very nice. She did an outstanding job and even kept our 2 teenagers engaged in the tour! THANK YOU HANNAH!! Highly recommend this tour!

RAFAEL A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

excellent service

matt.murray

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This is a great guided tour of the gardens and palace. The tour was of the gardens only, but included lots of great information about the palace and its history.

Kim L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was great. Our guide, Ben was very informative, passionate and knowledgeable about Versailles. I highly recommend this tour!

bob

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Had great time

Avril B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was amazing! Jess was the best guide - so happy we had her!

Sharon F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

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