Guided tour

Skip the Line Versailles Tour from Paris via Train

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Paris

Skip the Line Versailles Tour from Paris via Train

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Paris
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From US$ 76.97 per person

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Skip the long lines to the magnificent Palace of Versailles on a 4.5-hour tour of the expansive gardens and chateau. Explore the majestic rooms, and stay as long as you wish using the complimentary audio guide. Return to Paris in your own time.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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  • Visit the most beautiful and interesting parts of Versailles
  • Learn the fascinating history of the famous kings and queens of France
  • Stroll at your own pace listening to palace stories on the audio guide
  • Enjoy a stress free journey, with all transport details taken care of
  • Discover hidden groves in the gardens with an expert guide
Full description
Visit the stunning Palace of Versailles on a half-day tour from Paris, and stay as long as you like to stroll the chateau and gardens at leisure. There’s no need to worry about all the little details, such as arranging train tickets and navigating the grounds. Take the train to Versailles, and then skip the long lines (which can sometimes be up to 2 hours) to discover the Sun King’s opulent palace at your own pace. Inside the chateau, you will receive an audio guide with heaps of interesting stories and facts about the Hall of Mirrors, royal apartments, and more. Your guide will offer a fascinating orientation to the gardens and palace grounds. Learn about the French formal style of landscape architect André Le Nôtre, and see aspects of his splendid creations you’d otherwise miss. You are free to return to Paris in the late afternoon in your own time.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pre-reserved skip-the-line priority entrance to the Palace of Versailles
  • Audio-guide for a visit of up to 1.5 hours
  • Entrance fees
  • Round-trip train tickets from Paris to Versailles
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite Café Regalia. The closest metro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). The easiest taxi address is 1 Avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris. Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The guided duration of the tour is 3 hours (the duration of the entire visit including the chateau will be 4-5 hours).
  • Your guide will give you your return RER C ticket so you can explore the chateau at your own pace with the audio guide and go back whenever your want.
  • The supplier will offer a full refund for tours cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) prior to the scheduled departure date. The supplier does not offer refunds for any reason if a tour is cancelled within 72 hours.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 174 reviews

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Our guide was easy going and friendly. He got us on the train to Versailles with no problems. When we got to the city, he helped us find a pharmacy for my sister. When we toured the gardens, he was incredibly knowledgeable about French history. He explained the train getting back that we would need. He just made the whole experience fun and gratifying. A big thank you to OJ.

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April 17, 2022

The trip in itself was stunning. Phil was an excellent guide and was really a huge help with any questions regarding any of the gardens and had a great sense of humor. Just remember to wear some good walking shoes because I you will be walking quite a lot not only in the gardens but also in the Chateau. Would definitely do this tour again and hopefully be lucky enough to have Phil again.

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September 18, 2019

First we toured the garden for a couple of hours with a guide and then inside the castle you were free to tour with an audio guide. The guide was nice and told well about the history of Versailles. The castle rooms were congested, although there was a scheduled entrance at the entrance. The meeting place was easy to find and the train connection Paris-Versailles was fast and you could leave back to Paris whenever you wanted. The Bypass Queue ticket saved a lot of time, but the guide teams still had to wait a while, but for a much shorter time than those without a ticket. A very successful round. At this time of year, not all the plantings were yet on display in the garden, so it was a bit annoying.

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April 13, 2019

Product ID: 42454