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Breeze right by that long line and discover one of Paris’ top attractions on this approximately 7-hour Palace of Versailles tour by train, including skip-the-line entry (via a private entrance) and a guided visit of the Royal Quarters. Travel from Paris to Versailles as your guide talks of the palace’s colorful history. Explore the gardens, marvel at the musical fountains and admire their beautiful statues. After lunch, head through a special side entrance for a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles. Discover highlights including the Hall of Mirrors, Louis XVI's library and the Royal Quarters, the dining hall and the opera house.


  • 7-hour (approximtely) guided tour of the Palace of Versailles just outside of Paris
  • Get skip-the-line access and enter the palace through a private entrance
  • Enjoy round-trip transport by train from Paris to the Palace of Versailles
  • Learn about the history of the Palace of Versailles and the French royalty who lived there from your knowledgeable guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Step back in time and see how the French kings spent their time at Versailles! This is a really comprehensive day trip that gives you access to parts of the palace most people will never have the chance to see. It's well worth taking a day out from your time in Paris to do this tour!

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Versailles Tour by Train Including Guided Visit of the Royal Quarters

Admire the beautiful interior decor on your behind-the-scenes tour of Versailles

After meeting your guide in the center of Paris, hop on the train for the quick 20-minute ride to Versailles. During the ride, enjoy the scenery out your window and listen to the guide speaking about the history of the famed palace. 

Begin the tour by strolling through the intricately manicured gardens. Admire the hedges sculpted into images and the colorful flowers. Stop the be amused by the musical fountains that put on regular shows during the warm weather months. 

Take a break for lunch (at own expense) and then head into the baroque palace. Breeze right by the usually long line by going through a private side entrance. Marvel at the legendary Hall of Mirrors and all the ornate decor of the place. And then delve into the Royal Quarters, a part of the palace few tourists get the chance to see. Tour the Private Apartments and see how kings and queens of centuries past lived their quotidian lives. Take delight in seeing Louis XVI's library, the royal dining hall, the opera hose and the game room where Marie Antoinette would often play cards with guests. 

On the train ride back to Paris, relax and feel like a king or queen with the new knowledge of how the French monarchy lived.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

the best way to see Versailles. No lines. they ;uich was fabulous and connor our tour guide was so knowledgeable and helpful.


4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

Nicely done.

Daniel V

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2014

Absolute rip off. The so called private rooms were a waste of time and not interesting or richly decorated at all. It was like going through the service and admin areas of the palace. Also the lunch with the vegetables from the kings garden was merely a buffet restaurant in a normal cafe. Not special at all. Very disappointed.

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