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Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour

Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour

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Versailles, France
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icon2 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Safety measures
icon2 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Safety measures
icon2 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Spend a half-day exploring the unforgettable attractions of Versailles, the extraordinary gardens and opulent palace that are both on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Follow a knowledgeable guide through the historic buildings and monuments of King Louis XIV's 17th-century residence, imagining the ornately-decorated Baroque rooms as a private home for the royal family and the nobility they entertained. Enjoy it all without waiting in the long queues, thanks to this skip-the-line admission ticket.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles
  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles and its Gardens
  • Explore the King's and Queen's State apartment, the Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Chapel
  • Musical garden and musical fountain shows included on select days in the summer
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Professional guide in the Palace and in the Gardens
Entrance ticket to the gardens (Musical show during the week or Fountain Show during the weekend)
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Versailles Palace entrance with priority access
Meeting point in our local partner's store in Versailles
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport to/from attractions

Departure Point

10 Av. du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France

Check in at GetYourGuide office, located near Café Madeleine, across the street from the train station Versailles Château Rive Gauche (RER line C). Do not go directly at the Palace of Versailles.

Return Details

Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The musical gardens (Tuesday) and musical fountain shows (Saturday and Sunday) only take place during the summer. You will be able to watch the shows after your half-day guided tour has finished.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Visitors aged 12 and over have to show at the entrance: • Either a vaccination certificate based on a complete vaccination schedule • Or a proof that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 72hrs (Self-tests not valid) • OR a proof that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. ID Card will be asked as well - No refund the day of the visit if this condition is not respected.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GetYourGuide
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you decide to stay for the day and walk around rent the golf carts!" See review
  • "I teach my kids that money doesn't buy happiness, but it gets you to the head of the line ." See review

Reviews

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309 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Amazing trip into the rise & fall of Versailles
Rahul_B
, Aug 2021
Laura was a great tour guide and the way she explained was amazing. It was almost like getting transcended into the 1700s when those people were actually living.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Rahul, We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit with Laura. Laura and the rest of the team would like to thank you for this lovely comment, and we hope to see you again in Versailles. Marion - GetYourGuide France
star-5
Skip the line !!!
Road1e1
, Oct 2019
I teach my kids that money doesn't buy happiness.... but it gets you to the head of the line . We were very very happy to go to the head of the line be whisked inside as hundreds of people were waiting two hours to get in .Do yourself a favor and spend a few extra bucks and be treated like King Louie Our Guide Rubin was very personable and knowledgeable and did a great job on the tour providing interesting and amusing tidbits about the history and the bios of the people who lived here We did the garden add on which was also as amazing as well do it you will enjoy it We were very lucky to have Rubin and our only disappointment of the day was to notice how many cheapskates were in our group who were to tight to provide a well deserved tip ..Shame on you tightwads !!! bad karma people!! BTW I get it that Euros and Asians dont think its necessary( BS) but most were Americans Take care of the people who take care of you !!
star-5
Great guide
Glenna_T
, Oct 2019
We took the English speaking tour. We were glad to have Phillip as our guide. He was easy to understand, thorough, and move the tour at a comfortable pace. Versailles is very impressive! We also had Phillip for a garden tour. The garden is large and filled with water features. Glad Phillip showed us the garden highlights.
star-5
Very busy attraction but worth the chaos.
MELISSA_A
, Oct 2019
We had the opportunity to have a couple hour tour inside and then we got to see the garden show which was fabulous. We were lucky to come on a day where all the fountains were functioning. Gabriella was AWESOME!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
ENGLISH TOUR GUIDE VALERIE WAS AWESOME!
Lana_M
, Aug 2019
Our visit to Versailles ended up being my kids favorite spot on our trip to France thanks to Valerie! Her enthusiasm and friendliness made our experience memorable!
star-5
Versailles Half Day Tour
soniaingram
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide Gabriella was amazing. She was extremely knowledgable and efficient. She had a good sense of humor too. After our tour we walked to the Petit Trianon which we recommend. We wish we would of signed up for the full day tour including the Trianon. If you decide to stay for the day and walk around rent the golf carts! I wish we had since there is so much to see.
star-5
Versailles Tour
BamaGirl2019
, Aug 2019
Tour guide was great. We learned a good deal of history and enjoyed seeing the beautiful palace, paintings, sculptures, and gardens. Our guide was very informative and warm. He made the tour even more enjoyable.
star-5
Tour was fantastic, thank you Ruben!
maxizback
, Jul 2019
We LOVED this tour! Well worth the price alone for the skip the line (which would have been a 4 hour line). Our tour guide, Ruben, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We got to see so much of the palace and the gardens for the 3 hour tour, and then you are free to do as you like; we spent another 3 hours self touring the massive gardens. We were lucky enough to be there on a summer weekend so we got to see the fountains turned on, and with the music. It was so amazing!!! Ruben knew so much about the royals, the castle, what else was happening at that point in history, he really brought the history to life! He answered all of our questions and even took pics for us all in the Hall of Mirrors. We especially loved how Ruben told us about how Louis set up the rooms leading up to the Hall of Mirrors, the hall's significance down to the last detail, and how nobles would have to leave backwards to not be rude! We will forever remember Ruben and this wonderful tour. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone! Worth every penny, thank you so much!
star-4
Versailles is definitely a must go...
Lesley_S
, Jul 2018
Versailles is definitely a must go for first time visitors, maybe a once in a lifetime visit to check off your bucket list, it is such a beautiful palace and garden to visit, but HUMONGOUS...prepare to walk a lot so wear comfortable shoes. And if you're going there in the summer, make sure you're ready to sweat because there's no AC inside the palace. Our guide, Gabriella I think?, was very informative, she knows her stuff inside and out so if you're into history or art, you'll enjoy this tour. The only thing I would recommend is if there are areas for photos, it'll be nice if the guide can give us some time to stop and take pictures especially if it's an area we cannot go back into we found out that once you're out of the palace, there's no going back inside. Also since both areas are so big, it's a waste of time having to go back and forth. Please also do not bring tripod, you cannot take it inside the palace.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
To close for comfort!
LeeProsserWA
, Jul 2018
I'd been once before and loved it. Was so excited to bring family members through. Everything about this tour ran late. Too many people were allowed in, I basically looked at a peoples backs as long as I could stand it. Half way through we left our group. It was so crowded we could not enjoy a single thing. Went outside to see the very last of the water shows. Such a disappointment this time. We even went on a Tuesday!

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