Guided tour

Versailles: Palace of Versailles Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France

Versailles: Palace of Versailles Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 56.46 per person

Get skip-the-line entry to the Versailles Palace on a guided tour of its exquisite rooms and galleries. Admire the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors.

About this tour

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Spanish, French
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Travel in time and discover the impressive history of the Palace of Versailles
  • Beat the huge crowds and jump straight in with your pre-booked time slot
  • Explore the Hall of Mirrors and King's and Queen's State Apartments
  • Be guided by an expert guide through the emblematic royal Château
  • Choose between a private or a shared group tour
Full description

Discover the splendor, beauty, and history of Versailles Palace on a guided tour with skip-the-line tickets. Step inside via a priority entrance and follow an expert guide through the lavish halls of this iconic French architectural masterpiece. Arrive at the meeting point to meet your guide who will give you a friendly introduction about the royal complex and lead you inside to begin exploring one of the largest palaces in the world. See the ornate King's and Queen's State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors, one of the most emblematic rooms in the Versailles Château and where many events of great historic significance took place, including the Treaty of Versailles. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XVI to his wife, Marie Antoinette. Listen as your guide brings these legendary characters to life with entertaining storytelling. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to ask questions during this interactive tour. Afterward, feel free to explore the palace or stroll through the gardens on your own. Please note that, on certain days between April and October, there may be a fee to access the gardens.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • 90-minute guided tour
  • Access to the gardens only from November to March (free during winter)
  • Access to the gardens on Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, October
  • Entrance ticket to Marie Antoinette's estate and the Trianon
  • Musical fountain shows
  • Transfers to/from Paris
  • Access to the gardens from April to October (except Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, October)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • Wheelchairs are only accommodated on private tours
  • The palace gardens are free on Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, and October and from November through March. On these days you can visit the garden for free after your guided tour
  • There are no musical or fountain shows on days when the gardens are free to enter
  • The gardens close at 5:30 PM on certain dates (May 28, every Saturday between June 11 and September 24, July 14, and October 30) and from November through March
  • After the tour you are allowed to stay in the palace until it closes
  • The gardens may close without notice due to bad weather conditions
  • During peak times the palace can be very crowded and there may be a short wait at the group entrance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 544 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Sophia was an excellent host. I have done many guided tours in Paris and elsewhere and can say with confidence you are very fortunate to have such a high quality guide in your operation. Engaging, personable, enthusiastic and most importantly, knowledgeable. A real pleasure and I look forward to future tours with family / friends with Sophia in the future.

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July 4, 2022

The guide Laura was fantastic, she was as excited to be there as we were and a fountain of knowledge. She was very interactive and made the visit feel like a dialogue instead of a rehearsed speech. She was so engaging we forgot about the heat of the day. Would happily book her to see most other Parisian sites.

June 23, 2022

We enjoyed our tour. our guide was articulate and interesting. We especially appreciated how your team helped us out after our misunderstanding about where to meet for the tour. We thought there would be a Get Your Guide line at the castle. Not so. But they helped us figure out how to meet our guide.

May 6, 2022

Product ID: 398191