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Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour by Train from Paris with Skip-the-Line

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Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour by Train from Paris with Skip-the-Line
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

There are few palaces as world-famous as Versailles, but with some 10 million annual visitors, you could spend longer queuing outside than exploring inside. This half-day tour from Paris ensures a hassle-free experience with round-trip train transfers from the city, skip-the-line entrance, and a guided tour of the staterooms, palace gardens, and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (if option selected).
  • Explore the Palace of Versailles on a skip-the-line guided tour
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • All entrance fees and round-trip train fares included
  • Upgrade to include a visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet
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Musical Gardens or Fountain Show (operates on weekend from April through October
Round-trip transportation from central Paris to Versailles by RER train
Fully accredited English-speaking guides
Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
Fully guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (if option selected)
All reservations and entrance fees to the Palace of Versailles, with skip the line timed entance.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Fully guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (unless option selected)
Javel train station , 75015 Paris, France

Directions: Meet your guide outside the entrance/exit to Javel André Citroen metro station (line 10). Exit the metro, at street level you will see the café Regalia. Your guide will be waiting for you by the metro exit across the road from the café. Street address: 2 avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris

Château de Versailles , 78000 Versailles, France

Your tour will end in Versailles, your guide will provide return tickets and instructions for the easy train ride back to Paris.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note the gardens are not optimal for people with mobility issues or using a wheelchair
  • Our skip-the-line privilege does not extend to the security checkpoint
  • Please note: You will need to wear a mask when on the train to and from Versailles.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Memories France
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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  • "If you are looking to actually tour the palace and enjoy all of its inner workings its best to go towards November-March." See review

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Must see
Katelyn_M
, May 2022
The tour from start to finish was exceptional. Our guide was so knowledgeable and genuinely interested and excited by the history of Versailles which have such a wonderful layer to an already breathtaking tour.
star-3
Send in the crowds
John_H
, May 2022
It was a mostly enjoyable tour but crowds and delays in entry were disappointing. Our guide was pleasant. The train trip by RER from Paris was fine and a guide met us as promised. When we arrived in Versailles, despite having skip the line privileges, we waited in very long lines for entry. Once inside the palace was packed with visitors. The gardens were attractive, but huge, and it was too early to enjoy much of the flowers. As it turned out we were there during the French Easter holiday week so the crowds might have been more than expected for April.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you experienced some delays in entering the palace. The major sites in Paris can get very crowded, and this spring it seemed more so than ever. In order to facilitate the entry of our guests at Versailles we have a coordinator to assist the guide and the guests. The guide arrives early and collects our tickets and reservations and the coordinator takes care of making sure all our guests are met, this way we are as efficient as possible and do not lose any time. We have a pre-reserved entry at Versailles which is timed, and generally the staff at the palace are able to ensure that the groups enter at their allotted time. However sometimes when it gets very busy there can be delays, but I would like to assure all guests that any wait time we may sometimes experience is much less than the lines for the general public! We have had a very busy Easter here in Paris, we hope that your guide was able to ensure you navigated the crowds in the palace and to show you the best parts of the gardens. As for the flowers, we find the structure of the gardens beautiful at all times of year, but we'd love to take you back to Versailles again a little later in the year when the flowers are all out - don't hesitate to contact us if ever you are back in Paris! We hope you had a great stay and that we will see you again on future visits.
star-5
Great tour of the louvre for families
MariaC_P
, Apr 2022
The tour is perfect for teens and families. Our Guide Lilian was amazing 🤩! The length is perfect and she tells the most interesting stories, not the run of the mill that everyone knows.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It seems your reviews may have got mixed up between your tours, but we are very happy to hear that you had multiple great tours in Paris! We hope you had a wonderful stay!
star-4
The tour was very...
Katherine_B
, Oct 2021
The tour was very extensive and our guide was great. There is a lot of walking so be prepared for that. The pickup and train ride were both very smooth. I think it was just a little much on the history side for us
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Magnificent Versailles
Joanna_W
, Oct 2021
Sylvie is an excellent excellent guide. From the moment we met her she displayed professionalism. She was wearing pink so we could easily spot her. She absolutely embodies passion as she speaks about the history related to Versailles. She is extremely knowledgeable. She used so many pictures on her phone to help us understand the history while we were travelling to Versailles on the train and she continued her excellent commentaries as we went through the different rooms in the palace as well as the palace gardens..!!! A memorable tour indeed!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The most beautiful place!!!
Monica_C
, Feb 2020
It was a great experience. The meeting point was easy to find and tour guide was there in time to set up the group. She was knowledgeable and had a great time.
star-5
Wonderful Tour and Guide
timk12019
, Oct 2019
Herve was a wonderful guide for our tour of Versailles. His knowledge of the history and story telling helped us to enjoy the tour even through the rain! Highly recommend!
star-4
Needs More Organization
Anatoliy_R
, May 2019
The Versailles Palace was abundant in historical artifacts and timeless pieces. I did enjoy the main rooms of the palace, but unfortunately the crowds were non-stop. You barely get a clear moment to take pictures or actually enjoy the experience as you are constantly pushed forward by the next touring group. If you are looking to enjoy the gardens then go between June-October. If you are looking to actually tour the palace and enjoy all of its inner workings its best to go towards November-March.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth the money
Sandra_W
, Mar 2019
The tour was great. Herve was a brilliant guide, we learned lots that we would have missed on our own. Being able to skip the lines was fantastic as they were huge. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
This is a great way to see Versailles Palace
Nancy_C
, Oct 2018
Our tour of Versailles was very well organized, and our guide looked out for all of us on the train and made sure if we wanted to stay longer we knew how to get back to Paris. This is a must see on any trip to Paris, and was really enjoyable. Our guide was able to work us up to the front of all the rooms to explain the history and what they were used for. We really liked the gardens, and she took us to her favorite working fountain - which was lovely. We ended up staying for lunch at a restaurant in the gardens, and it was delicious! This was a great tour and a fun day.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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