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

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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
Gratuities
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.

Palace of Versailles , 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
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY GetYourGuide
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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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
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour.
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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
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour.
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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
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour.

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  • "It's not hard to get there on your own and meet up with the group." See review
  • "Also, Tuesday is a day when there are fountain shows in the gardens, and many people come to see those." See review

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star-5
Laura was a wonderful...
Stacy_D
, Jun 2022
Laura was a wonderful tour guide! She gave us so many details about the chateau and the monarchs who lived there.
star-5
The tour guide was very...
Hannah_P
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was very informative, and I was able to learn a lot about the Palace and its kings. It was easy to find the meeting point and the guide made sure we were all with her. I would recommend this tour in a heartbeat!
star-4
Versailles was all that...
Rod_C
, Jun 2022
Versailles was all that it promised. Our guide Vladina was knowledgeable and very engaging (5star). The only negative was part of a group were very late and despite Vladina trying to get the tour going her office called and we had to wait 30 minutes.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
Angela_S
, Jun 2022
Laura was excellent! Great personality and full of information. Such a great experience!! I would recommend this tour to everyone.
star-1
ABSOLUTE RUBBISH! Our...
Ryan_E
, Jun 2022
ABSOLUTE RUBBISH! Our tour was cancelled, skip the queue and tickets to the louve cancelled WITHOUT any prior notification from the company - City Wonders. I cannot stress enough, do not use and do not waste your time! We arrived on time and at the correct location to be told that our tour AND tickets to the louve (on one of the busiest days of the year) had been cancelled! Whilst I can understand and accept logistical issues resulting in the cancelation, the mere fact that they did not even bother to attempt to contact us before hand, explain the situation and at the very least offer to keep the tickets for us and let us experience the tour by ourselves, they rather made us travel all the way to Paris and have us wait in a 2 hour queue to buy tickets ourselves. This tour and company is a joke. If you want a really professional tour operator please rather consider using Get your guide, we used them the day before at Versailles and they were nothing short of outstanding!
star-3
We did have a bad time
Antonio_D
, Jun 2022
It was supposed to be a nice tour but try to arrange transport well ahead of time. We were waiting for line C to pass by for almost three hours. Of course we lost our tour !! We and several others waiting to get to Versailles had to wait or decided to take a bus We found some of those there. We were given tickets to skip the line and try to make it up with a audio machine It was not even close and lost half or more of what we paid for
star-4
The original tour date...
jek_p
, Jun 2022
The original tour date was cancelled the day before the tour. Luckily i found a replacement tour same day otherwise it would have been a disaster as i was traveling with family from the US as this tour was so much a part of the itinerary. The tour guide Francesco was very good. More than made up for the earlier disappointment. He added humor to the tour and made it more interesting.
star-5
Excellent Tour! Ask for Joanna!
Bradley_J
, Jun 2022
Joanna was incredible!! She was super fun and informative. She’s also very professional and kind. We highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Due to train delays we...
James_D
, Jun 2022
Due to train delays we missed the guided tour but the staff was very helpful. They gave us the tickets and gave us instructions about where to go etc.
star-5
Great tour
Gerald_M
, Jun 2022
I would recommend highly. I would not tour Versailles without a guide. Laura was excellent. She highlighted the important spots.
star-5
Johanna was the best !
Gazell_M
, Jun 2022
Joanna was amazing! Fun and informative! I don’t think we would have enjoyed the Palace of Versailles without this tour.
star-5
One of the best places...
Anthony_B
, Jun 2022
One of the best places you can visit. Highly recommended. Our guide was great. The crowds seem to be picking up again after two years of Covid.
star-5
So worth it
Joanna_E
, Jun 2022
FYI the Get Your Guide shopfront is across the road from KFC. Their office is very easy to find across the road from Chateau Versailles Rive Gauche train station. With the poetic & melodious speaking style of Anna-Sophie to guide your way, you are going to feel stepped back in time as she gives you all the insider tips and gossip of the day. With earphones and receivers you can be as close or as far as you like and have the freedom to view all aspects of each room. This was a fantastic tour and well worth the very reasonable price. Try to get there early though as people are still trying to get in even when you are leaving. The earlier you are the better your photos will be. After the tour your guide will tell you about other areas inside the palace, these areas are worth viewing as there is still so much more to see. Remember to stay in the house & courtyard as once you are in the garden you can't come back in. Also avoid the week before school holidays as there will be many school groups taking tours.
star-5
Fabulous tour with Francesco!
Rebecca_Z
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Francesco, was a delight! He did an EXCEPTIONAL JOB giving us all the information needed to enjoy our visit at Versailles. He answered any question and was very easy to listen, too. He made the tour very very interesting and held our attention. We had a fabulous time!
star-5
Highly recommended
kenneth_a
, Jun 2022
I’m sorry I cannot remember our guide’s name because she was very friendly and informative. The initial meetup went smoothly and the audio gear worked perfectly. I got a lot more out of the visit by having a good guide compared to walking through the palace in my own.
star-5
Francesco was a terrific...
Tibor_L
, Jun 2022
Francesco was a terrific guide. He knew how to keep his audience captivated. I would certainly use him again as a guide.
star-5
Great guided tour!
Michael_S
, Jun 2022
Barbara was a very informative and friendly guide! Had a great time on tour with her. It was a very busy day so having the entry access with Get Your Guide was perfect.
star-5
Hard not to be amazed!
warenp
, Jun 2022
Our guide was really good. She provided some very interesting facts along the way. The palace is incredible regardless of your expectations. The gardens were beautiful. I strongly suggest getting a golf cart to tour the gardens especially if you have kids. It’s well worth the cost. We wanted to rent a row boat but ran out of time so go early if you can. It’s a great day trip so put it on your list!
star-5
Barbara is Amazing!
Heather_B
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Barbara was amazing!! She took time to explain the history of each area and added some funny jokes throughout! Your started promptly and was easy to find. Would definitely recommend and advise to request Barbara as your guide.
star-5
Great brief tour
Radu_G
, Jun 2022
This was a great brief introduction tour of Versailles (1.5 hours) with a great guide (Laeticia), and the option to explore on your own after.

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