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Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

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)
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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
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Departure Point

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.

Return Details

Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • 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
  • From July 21: visitors aged 18 and over have to show at the entrance, on the Anti-COVID application or on paper: • Either a vaccination certificate based on a complete vaccination schedule • Or a proof that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs (Self-tests not valid) • OR a proof that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. ID Card could be asked as well - No refund the day of the visit if this condition is not respected.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GetYourGuide

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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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What is the maximum group size during Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour.

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Well Worth It
Ann_S
, Sep 2021
Our guide (I wish I could remember her name - sorry) was great and really knew her history. She answered any questions we had. We were very lucky. She indicated that tourists were at about 25% of what they were in 2019 to the group only had about 10 people. It felt almost like a one on one guide. Lines and security was fast. Almost no wait. Versailles was amazing, overwhelming. Impressive. Pictures do not do the Hall of mirrors justice. And we were fortunate enough to see it without large crowds. With such opulence it is easy to see why the masses revolted. Even though, because of the reduced crowds, we didn't really need a "skip the line" entrance, I am very glad we did it and would highly recommend this tour for others.
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The Right Pace and Content
Christopher_C
, Sep 2021
The Palace of Versailles is something to behold for all first time visitors to Paris. This tour gets you up close with this magnificent place and explains French history in a very digestible way. We were looking for a fast paced tour that explained what we were looking at and we got it. Our tour guide, Anne, is French but she spoke English as if it was her first language. She picked us up outside the gates and walked us into the Palace bypassing the lines. She walked fast which was fine by us but could have been difficult if any of our group of 15 people weren't fit enough. There is a lot of walking. The audio devices we were issued worked well so we didn't have to stand next to Anne to hear every word. The whole tour took 2 hours and we were very satisfied.
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A fantastic 1.5 hour tour with an even better tour guide!
Arissa_M
, Sep 2021
We had the most amazing experience with Gabriella from Viator who gave us a fantastic tour of Versailles. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the place and the people who ruled it and lived within it. She speaks with much passion and her positive energy passed on to everybody on the tour. I would highly recommend her and this tour in particular. It was worth it to pay a little extra to skip the line outside Versailles. We were incredibly lucky to visit the palace during September as it was relatively empty and due to COVID, there were no tour buses and floods of people in sight as would usually be the case. All in all, the tour of the entire palace took a total of 1 hour and 35 minutes as scheduled. Gabriella met us at the ticket center just a 5 minute walk away and walked us to the palace where we proceeded to line up in our ‘skip the line’ line, show our vaccination certificates and go through security (similar to the airport). After the tour, there are food and beverage options at the palace facing the gardens for a nice lunch or a spot of tea. Overall; this was a fantastic experience coming from Malaysia with a great interest in Versailles and it’s role French history. I would recommend Viator and Gabriella to my family and friends looking to visit the palace.
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Isabel was great, energetic and very knowledgeable,
William_W
, Aug 2021
Hall of mirrors and bedrooms, really all of everything! Isabel was brilliant and knowledgeable about all the details.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear William, We thank you for your very nice comment ! Isabelle and the team is very please to read that you enjoyed your visit of the Versailles palace. Marion - GetYourGuide France
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must see in Paris
shahryar_s
, Aug 2021
Great tour guide - very professional and knowledgeable - She did Take us to important and interesting part of versailles
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Shahrya, We are very happy to read that your enjoyed your guided visit of Versailles palace. We thank you for your lovely comment ! Marion - GetYourGuide France
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Great guided tour of Versailles palace
Ina
, Jul 2021
Sofie was a fantastic guide. Versailles palace was unusually empty after a new COVID-19 rules introduced by a French Government.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Ina, We thank you for your great comment. We hope that your visit was comfortable as COVID-19 had indeed an impact on the amount of visitors at the palace. We are looking foward to seeing you again in Versailles ! Marion - GetYourGuide France
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Wonderful guide
Carol_B
, Jul 2021
Our guide was wonderful, funny and knowledgeable. She did an awesome job! Throughout the years, Viator has always worked great for us.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Carol, Thank you for your lovely comment. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit ! Marion - GetYourGuide France
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Easy, better than doing it on your own
Dana_S
, Mar 2020
This tour was perfect. We took the train ourselves to Versailles (be sure to buy your return ticket when you depart). Arrived around 9:30 AM, got a Starbucks right next to the office for our 10 am tour check-in, which is also directly across the street from the station when you exit. You can't miss this meeting point. Our group was about 30, and we walked about 10 mins up to the street to Palace entrance. After waiting only a few mins, we were inside. Guide had audio sets for all, so we could hear throughout. If you are debating whether to do this on your own, like I did, I really recommend you book with this type of group. It's not hard to get there on your own and meet up with the group. Having the extra context was very valubale to what we were seeing. So glad we didn't do the palace's own audio tour. The whole experience was about 1.5 hours which was great because we didn't want to spend all day.
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Recommended tour
MuhammadSaulat_N
, Mar 2020
Awesome visit. Informative guide. Recommended. The tour was great because of the guide, she was very knowledgeable and led us all through. Never felt separated. She kept the group so involved
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Versailles
Tim
, Mar 2020
We took train from Paris to Versailles and got off train right across the street from office to check in with our printed tickets. Met with our guide and walked to the chateau. The whole trip was so easy and guide was personable and informative. Would recommend.
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