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Immerse yourself in the opulence and drama of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from Paris or Versailles. With your ticket, breeze past the queue and join an expert guide for a fun and informative walk through the castle and gardens. Witness the extravagance of Louis XIV – the Sun King – who built up the massive 700-room complex, adorning the space with luxuries fit for the French monarchy.


  • Half-day, small-group tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Choose to start your tour in Paris or Versailles
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines at Versailles
  • The tour also includes the famous Versailles fountain show or musical gardens on selected days
  • Chateau of Versailles guided tour
  • Stroll through the statue-filled palace gardens
  • Small-group tour ensuring a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour

Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles

Choose one of the three tour options (listed in itinerary below) and make your way to central Paris or central Versailles to board your transport to the palace. Upon arrival, join your friendly guide for a small-group tour. 
Once inside, explore the lavish design and ornament that adorns every room of the enormous complex. Marvel at the more than 13,000 pieces of art and fine furnishings, the sumptuous private chambers and the elaborate gardens. With your pass, view the King’s and Queen’s luxurious apartments, the Royal Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors, the Coronation Room and the Hercules Drawing Room – a reminder that King Louis XIV glorified himself as a deity.
As you walk, enjoy your guide’s colorful commentary. Hear about the eccentricity and ambition of the French monarchy from the mid-17th century until the French Revolution. Discover the exciting details of the day in 1789 when Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were dragged from Versailles by an angry mob, to be eventually beheaded in Paris. 
Finish your tour with a stroll through the gardens, covering more than 1,800 well-manicured acres. Depending on the day and your tour option, catch the Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens show before departing.


Customer Reviews

Collette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was excellent and very informative. The wait outside was said to have been 2 hours so we were thrilled to be able to skip-the-line! I would definitely do it again!

Chantal R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was well worth. My guide, Caroline, was very knowledgeable and explained a lot about the history of the palace. Some members of my group had a lot of questions, and she was very gracious about answering as many of them as she could. It was a very well spent afternoon and well worth it.

Tracey B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is a big tour full of a lot of walking but well worth the effort. Versailles is crowded, but having a tour guide to navigate your way through was very handy. Wear comfortable shoes!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide was excellent. Quite a lot of walking when you tour the gardens, but worth it.
Reminded me of Peterhof in Saint Petersburg

Jean A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Rafael was a knowledgeable and personable guide.

Diana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide was great.

Lydia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A MUST see. Don't miss out on the gardens.

Michael P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour. Our guide (Claire) was very knowledgeable and the tour was filled with bits of great insight and information. Well worth it. Excellent tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I would highly recommend this tour. Versailles is stunning. Our guide was excellent, and very knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to book on a day the fountains in the garden were on....they apparently don't run everyday so if you can book on a day when they are it's worth it to see.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

great tour guide and a wonderful expierence

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