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From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens

From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens

From $80.92 per person

Skip the long ticket lines to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, and discover them at your own pace with an audio-guided tour. Enjoy a choice of departure points for your bus transfer from central Paris.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Host or greeter
English, Spanish, French
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy priority entrance at the Palace of Versailles
  • Choose from one of 3 departure points in Paris for your comfortable bus transfer
  • Learn about court life before the French Revolution
  • Follow in the footsteps of the notorious "Sun King"
  • Explore the gardens and water features designed by André Le Notre
Full description
Venture into the grand ball and state rooms of the Palace of Versailles on a full-day tour from Paris. Choose from one of 3 departure points in the French capital for your transfer by comfortable bus. Upon arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument, a trilingual host will escort you to the château, where an informative audio guide available in 11 languages delves deep into the heart of court life. Learn how the Palace of Versailles grew from a hunting lodge for Louis XIII before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Explore the dazzling Hall of Mirrors and the opulent State Apartments. Follow in the footsteps of Louis XIV ("The Sun King"), and stroll among gardens designed by André Le Notre at your own pace. On Tuesdays, and at weekends, your ticket includes the legendary musical fountains show. Watch as the water features light up in a dazzling spectacle to complete your day of Versailles excess. Then, transfer back to Paris.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Tri-lingual tour host/escort
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus, with pickups from various points in Paris
  • Audio guide
  • Musical Gardens and Fountain Show (included on Tuesdays and weekends from April to October)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Baby strollers
  • Unaccompanied minors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 365 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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We enjoyed our tour and everything about the booking was very good. That said, we had not nearly enough time to do both the gardens and the Palace. Also, had we known about it, we would have immediately headed to the line to rent an electric golf cart. They are in very limited supply and this would have been the way to see all the gardens although hardly enough time to stop and enjoy all of the gardens in detail. The Palace was doable in three to four hours and we enjoyed that although it is a shame that it is so dark in many of the rooms. The paintings are dark as well and the room lighting is bad to horrible. Sometimes the only light comes from large windows which put so much glare on the paintings they are impossible to see. But overall, it is a tour not to be missed. The audio guides provide excellent information and to us were mandatory. Our host was very accommodating and made sure everything ran like clockwork.

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September 19, 2021

Our tour guide was incredible! Great knowledge, spoke several languages AND stood in line so we didn't have to. Due to Covid 19 non ticket holders and tour groups have to stand in the same line (for hours!) Our guide stood in line for us while we visited the Gardens and were very detailed and prompt with meeting times and locations. Would highly recommend this tour. Enjoy!

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August 11, 2021

Bus transfer very convenient, on time. However, we were NOT told there would be additional stops to pick up clients at different hotels. Where was this option? On return, with only 3 of us left, would not stop at our hotel which we directly passed. Not accommodating. Also, I prefer tour guides who provide information about the event/site we are seeing. We basically had a chaperone for pick up and drop off. No discussion provided on palace history/facts. Booking said we would see palace, then gardens. It was reversed. Had to find our own maps (nothing provided by the guide here). No suggestions on what to expect from the paths, how often watershows run, how quickly/slowly to walk thru the palace (we went too fast, and they docents will not allow you to double back, but we did and found another set of rooms we missed. Do your research. Bring a sandwhich, snacks and eat in the garden. No info on this was provided on this either (or accurately).

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July 26, 2021

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