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Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Visit the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line admission, and avoid standing in the entrance queue before touring this royal chateau. On this 90-minute tour, follow a knowledgeable guide around the palace to see the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors. Then head outside independently to explore the expansive gardens at your leisure (note: an additional fee for the garden is required on days when the fountain show or musical show take place).
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Palace of Versailles with guided tour
  • Explore the chateau with a guide to learn about its royal inhabitants, from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette
  • See the Hall of Mirrors and the State Apartments
  • Visit the gardens after the tour to walk around on your own (additional fee on certain days)

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Versailles Palace entrance with priority access
  • Meeting point in our local partner's store in Versailles
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gardens tickets during Musical and Fountain Shows (from April to October)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • GetYourGuide Versailles
    10 Av. du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France

    Check in at GetYourGuide office, located near Café Madeleine, across the street from the train station Versailles Château Rive Gauche (RER line C). Do not go directly at the Palace of Versailles.

End point

  • Palace of Versailles
    Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The time on your voucher is the meeting time at the agency (tour departs few minutes after). In case of late arrival for the check-in, you cannot join the tour and no refund or postponement will be made.
  • The skip-the-line access can be slowed down on peak days due to various safety controls established by the Versailles Palace
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Bring your own headphones if you have them; standard jack, not Bluetooth
  • Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station will be closed between July 15 - August 20, 2022. Instead, you will need to take a different route from Paris
  • There are two options with public transport: 1. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Rive Droite" (Take line L via Saint Lazare or La Défense) then it's a 25-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop. 2. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Chantiers" (Take line N via Montparnasse or line U via La Défense) then it's a 15-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

It's not hard to get there on your own and meet up with the group.
Also, Tuesday is a day when there are fountain shows in the gardens, and many people come to see those.
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Sonia is the best!
Kelsey_C, Oct 2022
We had an amazing time during our tour of Versailles. After seeing the long lines we were SO thankful that we had booked a tour! Sonia was an INCREDIBLE guide - you are lucky if you have her for the tour in English! We highly recommend this tour (and Sonia!!)
Tundi was fantastic!
Joe, Oct 2022
Our guide, Tundi, was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed learning the history of Versailles! Tundi’s command of the English language was very much appreciated!
Lovely English Tour of Versailles
Claudia_L, Oct 2022
We had a great time on this tour! Magdalena guided us in English through the apartments of Versailles and gave us lots of facts and stories about the people who lived and worked in the palace. Lovely tour!
Jodi_D, Jul 2022
Very informative tour. Amazing place. Needed more time to see the gardens. Guide was very helpful. Make sure you walk around Versailles town before the tour as it is filled with historic buildings and beautiful scenery.
Love Paris
nicole_m, May 2022
We had an awesome tour guide I don’t remember her name but was so good. I recommended 100% to take this tour with a guide. Very interesting story about the King of France. If you want to see the gardens is a different ticket . You would not be able to see the garden unless you buy combine. You need to take a train from Paris to Versailles and takes about 45 min but worth the time . Love Paris .
Versailles Palace & Gardens Excursion
Tonya_S, May 2022
Unfortunately, I can’t remember the tour guide’s name. She is French and speaks fluent English. However, I did include a photo of the tour guide. Our guide was well organized, informative and had a great sense of humor. She was absolutely fantastic! My daughter and I had a wonderful time exploring both the palace and gardens of Versailles. We finished our excursion at the lovely garden restaurant, where we enjoyed a sumptuous meal.🌷
1 traveler found this review helpful
Smooth entrance and smartly guided
SERBAN_M, Apr 2022
It’s the second time we use this way to visit Versailles. For the first time we used it to skip the loooong line but this time we decided to take the tour as the guide - Isabelle - proved not to be the boring type and her guidance promised to be smart. And it was this way. The entrance was well organized and the tour captured the most interesting places of the palace in a very facile way. Plus the well calibrated history tips for the blended audience, international and age different.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Laura was such a great...
Emily_M, Dec 2021
Laura was such a great guide! Her English was perfect and her knowledge of French History and Versailles is very impressive!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Emily, We are so pleased to know you had a good time with Laura. We hope your visit of Versailles made you travel in past. Vladina - GetYourGuide Versailles
Tour guide all the difference
Roberto_A, Nov 2022
Great tour guide by the name of Leticia! She was absolutely great answered all questions took time to share knowledge of Versailles and it’s history.
Great tour!
DESIREE_S, Nov 2022
The tour guide was fantastic. We learned so much on this tour, and we really enjoyed the experience. The guide helped to put it all in context. I would highly recommend this tour. Keep in mind that you will need to pay for additional tickets to visit the gardens, Trianon, etc.
Amazing trip to Versailles Palace
Salla_M, Nov 2022
We had an amazing tour at Versailles! Our guide Milan was great and he had so much knowledge and stories about the palace! We enjoyed our time and would definately visit again. The palace is so beautiful and the gardens are also worth the visit.
Nils was a great tour...
yasen_a, Nov 2022
Nils was a great tour guide. Our time with him was very informative and past really fast. Overall a great tour of chateau Versailles.
Amazing Versailles visit!!
Kathleen_S, Nov 2022
The staff are wonderful! So kind and accommodating - we got lost on our way and they helped to make our visit to Versailles happen. Our guide shared interesting historical facts and stories of life in the palace that made our tour very special/memorable.
Our guide Tundi was...
Paula_L, Nov 2022
Our guide Tundi was extremely knowledgeable and offered insights into Versailles that deepened our understanding of that time and the Royal Court. Very well organized and indeed skipped the line
Good time!
Lisa_T, Nov 2022
Great guide. Great over view of Versailles. Enjoyed the visit. Would recommend if you have a limited amount of time.
Great tour
John_T, Nov 2022
Tundi was very knowledgeable. Gave a 1.5 hour tour of the highlights of the palace. Her English was outstanding
The best way to experience Versailles!!
Wendy_C, Nov 2022
Gabriella gave such an amazing and insightful tour! I felt transported in time! It was the best way to experience Versailles and learn about the rich history. Make sure the gardens are a big part of your day! The palace is opulent but the expanse of the gardens is not to be under estimated!
Great storyteller
Aukje_V, Oct 2022
Versailles is beautiful and the tour guide was an enthusiastic storyteller. The tour took more than 1.5 hour but that did not matter.
Great tour, must go!
Anirudh_K, Oct 2022
I loved this tour, the guide spoke good English and easy to understand. Skip the line was great and would recommend this to anyone else
The tour guide Gabriella...
Wael_S, Oct 2022
The tour guide Gabriella was amazing the only prob was there were no detailed instructions on where to find the group , I had to call them to have complete details , and neither does the Versailles door staff new anything about the tour


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