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Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Self Guided Tour

Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Self Guided Tour

Versailles, France
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 10 more
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 10 more

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Follow the fascinating story of Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution with an audio tour of the Palace of Versailles. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the magnificent chateau, then spend as long as you like exploring the elegant rooms. See the famous Hall of Mirrors, the King's Grand Apartment and the Royal Chapel, then stroll around the beautiful French gardens.
  • Make the most of priority access to the palace, the Hall of Mirrors, and the French Gardens
  • Discover fascinating facts about Versailles from your audio guide
  • Great choice for families or independent travelers
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a self-guided tour and a choice of several entrance times
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Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Audio guide for the Palace
Tour escort/host
Fountain Show in the gardens (if date selected, see Additional info)
Transportation to/from attractions
Food and drinks
GetYourGuide Versailles , 10 Av. du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France

The meeting point is GUIDATOURS office, located across the street from the train station Versailles Château Rive Gauche (RER line C). Do not go directly at the Palace of Versailles.

Palace of Versailles , Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entry is reserved for one group at one specific time slot; please arrive at the meeting point at the chosen time
  • It is important to note that any latecomers will not be granted entry to the Palace or a refund. As per Versailles Palace's policy, tickets cannot be modified, exchanged, or refunded
  • Please note that this is not a guided tour; it is a timed group entry ticket with audioguide
  • Fountain Show in the Gardens:
  • Water Fountain Show: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from April to October, from 11.00 am-12.00 and from 3.30 pm-5.00 pm
  • Musical Gardens Show: Tuesdays and Fridays from April to October, from 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I'd recommend you carry ear phones to make it easier." See review
  • "Versailles is about 20 miles from Paris so you will need to make transport arrangements." See review
  • "Worth getting if you are taking the train from Paris." See review


186 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Needs to talk louder!
, Feb 2020
The skip the line tour was exactly as I expected. The only real problem is that the woman leading the tour has a very quiet voice. She should carry a microphone so everyone can understand her directions. She was very hard to hear.
Good organization
, Jan 2020
Operator very cooperative and informed regarding all steps to follow. Lines for entering were skipped and audio tour given very fast. Very helpful.
Worth Every Penny
Maryam N
, Nov 2019
The tour office is located right outside of the train station. They speak English and are very kind and helpful. Everything started on time and there was no wait to enter. Highly recommend.
Versaille Audio Tour
, Nov 2019
Take the RER C to Versaille, a 30-40 min ride depending on your Paris stay. Meet across from the train station as your group is escorted to the Chateau and the separate group entrance. Your ticket and audio is then acquired and you are on your way. The wait was 30-45 minutes for general entry. I was told that this was a slow day. It would help if you research the Chateau a bit as to know where you would like to venture as the Chateau is pretty immense. A great visit and the Gardens are a must see.
A must have for your visit to Versailles
, Nov 2019
Think of this as your fast past at Disneyland only for Versailles. This is a must have in my opinion. The line without it is huge and you can wait for hours. I don't know why anyone would go to Versailles without this. Just do it. Seriously.
Very disappointing
, Oct 2019
Our guide as well as the staff at the museum purposely hid the fact that 3 out of 5 wings of the museum were closed and also that the amazing fountains that the gardens are known for only run on the weekends. I wouldn't have gone knowing this. We spent a lot of time and money to get there and then we're left with barely any of the content we came to see.
, Sep 2019
Skip the line was worth not having to wait and we definitely got through the process faster than not booking. However, it still took us way too long to get in due to lack of organization by the tour company. Guide herself was very nice. We booked for 11, was told to be there at 10:45, didn't leave the tour office until 11:20-11:30. Wasn't inside the palace until 12:30. Tour company had to buy tickets when we got there. Tour company gave half the group audio guide devices before they left the office and not the other half and had to wait longer for those. Conclusion: find a different company to help you skip the line.
You REALLY skip the line.
, Sep 2019
The location to meet and get your ticket was easy to find. It is on the street a block in front of Versailles. We followed our guide to a side entrance and passed hundreds of people standing in line. The process was quick and easy. Once inside, we were given our audio guides and left on our own. This was the best way to see Versailles.
Versailles tour
, Sep 2019
Cassandra our guide was amazing we had people with mobility issues and she was so patient and considerate
, Sep 2019
Do not use Viator. They overcharge. It cost €20 from the official Versailles site which includes an audio guide and get you to skip the line by picking a time of entry. We thought this website was the official website of Versailles, but it is not. Their “special entrance“ they present actually takes longer to get through than just skipping in the line with your regular pass from the chateau. This is because the entry time you pick Is actually the time that you are instructed to meet up approximately half a mile from the Château at which point you are brought to the special entrance which takes 30 min anyway. It is true you should buy your tickets ahead of time, to save time, but this is not the website to do it. I feel duped is a tourist and taken advantage by this company that spends more on advertising than actually helping people. I cannot express how disappointed my family and I were with Viator. I would never recommend this company for this experience as I would never use them myself again. Lesson learned first hand unfortunately. Once we got in (45 min after arriving where the line was itself only 15 min) however the chateau was lovely and I recommend going to Versailles the correct way. I hope my review reaches at least one person and saves them just a little bit a hassle and money.

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