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Versailles: Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Versailles: Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

From US$ 62.30 per person

Visit the elegant palace of the Louis the 14th without having to waste your time waiting in line with skip-the-line tickets. Listen as you guide fills you in on interesting history about this famous landmark on a guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • Tour of the palace of Versailles with an expert guide
  • Save time by skipping the long lines with skip-the-line admission
  • See the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors
  • Stay as long as you want in Versailles at the end of your guided tour
Full description

Learn more about Versailles palace with a 90-minute group tour with no more than 16 people. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines with skip-the-line tickets.

Meet your local guide at Versailles at the foot of the Equestrian Statue of the Sun King, Louis the 14th. Visit the Royal Apartments. Walk through the palace and learn facinating information about the history of the palace from your expert guide. Following your interior visit of the palace, spend some free time in the gardens, a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) park filled with lovely fountains, statues, and classic formal garden landscaping.

See the Musical Gardens show if visiting Versailles on a Tuesday or a Friday. View the Musical Fountains Show if taking the tour on a Saturday or a Sunday (from March to October).

  • Skip-the-line admission ticket to the palace of Versailles
  • 90 minute guided tour of the castle
  • Garden tickets during musical and fountain shows (from April through October)
  • Entrance ticket to Marie Antoinette's estate and the Trianon
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities/tips
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app

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Meeting point

Please be at the meeting point 10 to 15 minutes early. Meet at the statue of Louis XIV in Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles. This is located directly in front of the palace. To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, search for the 'Statue of Louis XIV at Versailles.' People who do not show up at the scheduled time will be considered as "No Show" and will not be eligible for a refund. Reservations are subject to a strict schedule. If you are late, it will not be possible to reschedule the activity, unless the activity is paid for once more.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets
  • Food and drinks
  • Baby strollers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • You can stay as long as you want in Versailles Castle at the end of your guided tour.
  • The palace gardens are free on Wednesdays in September/October and every day from November through March
  • There are no musical or fountain shows on days when the gardens are free
  • The gardens close at 5:30 PM every Saturday between June and September, and on bank holidays (14 July, 15 August, 31 October)
  • Tickets to the gardens are not included. You pay to get access to the Musical Gardens Show or Musical Fountains)
  • If the castle is overcrowded, there could be a short wait at the group entrance
Customer reviews

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January 1, 2022

everything well organized, punctual and competent

November 24, 2021

Lack of anecdotes on life in Versailles in the time of Louis 14. On the other hand, very pleasant guide

November 5, 2021

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