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Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour

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Versailles, France
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icon2 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
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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
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport to/from attractions
GetYourGuide Versailles , 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.

1:00 PM
Palace of Versailles , Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tickets for the Musical Show or Fountain Show are included. You will be able to watch the shows during the tour and stay in the gardens after your half-day guided tour has finished.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • On Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, October the gardens are free (no entrance ticket required - no musical or fountain show). Price have been adjusted accordingly.
  • Bring your own headphones if you have them; standard jack, not Bluetooth
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station will be closed between July 15 - August 20, 2022. Instead, you will need to take a different route from Paris.
  • There are two options with public transport: 1. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Rive Droite" (Take line L via Saint Lazare or La Défense) then it's a 25-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop. 2. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Chantiers" (Take line N via Montparnasse or line U via La Défense) then it's a 15-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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 sanitization during Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

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

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour.
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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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star-5
Leticia was a wonderful...
Katy_M
, Aug 2022
Leticia was a wonderful tour guide. We learned a rich, entertaining history of the Versailles palace!!
star-5
Great tour if you’re into history or like looking at over the top luxury of the old world!
Darryl_W
, Aug 2022
The heat and all the walking hahaha. But it was great lots of interesting facts! The gardens were awe-inspiring.
star-4
Well worth a visit. Use a guide who is very well informed. We did and very interesting
Cynthia_A
, Aug 2022
Wonderful half day with our guide Tuni. Very very hot day. Should have been I formed of gold trolley and train option before we arrive.
star-5
Excellent tour! Would...
dianaaltshuler1
, Aug 2022
Excellent tour! Would highly recommend! Tour guide was very interesting and knew a lot of French history
star-5
Versailles with Sonia/Sophie
Maureen_H
, Aug 2022
Our guide was the most knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient and likes Le guide we have ever used in 30+ years of traveling the globe. Our college aged daughters thought she was amazing too! It’s incredibly difficult to be a guide for 20 people in the most crowded museum on a hot summer day. She did it with grace, humor and wit. Literally everyone should see Versailles with the guide. The best!!
star-5
It was an amazing...
Roberto_M
, Aug 2022
It was an amazing experience, it could not have been better organized. Our tour guide Anne-Sophie was excellent and very knowledgeable. She kept a good pace and also allowed us time to take pictures and didn't rush at all. Will definitely recommend to friends and family that go back to visit.
star-5
Highly Recommended! Great Experience
Damianpang
, Aug 2022
Our guide Laetitia was friendly, clear , knowledgable and patient, explaining history room by room in detail. Highly recommended!
star-1
Locked out of Versailles
Janet_M
, Aug 2022
Meeting spot could not be found. Was supposed to be outside the station Missed my second Viator excursion into the iconic versatile, it’s history I have study and longed to see in real life I feel ripped off and have lost my trust in Viator
star-5
Wear very comfortable gym shoes!
Cheryl_W
, Aug 2022
This was a wonderful tour with Sophie. She knew a lot of great history about the kings, queens, the palace and the gardens. BUT- MAKE SURE YOU WEAR THE MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES YOU OWN! With thick soles and padding. Especially if you are also going to the gardens. It is massive and the ground is difficult and uneven. If you have a scooter or wheel chair- call first. If going to the gardens and expecting to take the tram/train from the back of the property to the front - beware- they close at 5pm. If you don’t have a ticket, you’ve got to make that VERY long 20 min. walk back to the front. Make sure you buy the ticket before you get back there!
star-5
Francesco was great he...
Sotiria_T
, Jul 2022
Francesco was great he gave us a lot if information with a very vivid manner Everything was well organized
star-5
Excellent, splendid, smooth, pleasant
SANDRA_F
, Jul 2022
Ruben was an amazing tour guide he was able to show us the history of every single room and space of the palace into detail and after show us the magnify of the Palace Gardens!!! We had an amazing and beautiful visit, it wouldn’t been the same without a guide
star-5
Great tour of Versailles Palace and Gardens! Skip-the-line is the way to go!
MarieJosee_M
, Jul 2022
We booked two tours with Viator during our time in Paris. One to the Loire Valley and this one for Versailles. Booking is seamless and all is well-organized. We definitely recommend doing a skip the line guided tour. We breezed past those waiting in line and there was virtually no waiting. Versailles is very packed with so many visitors no matter when you go so this really saved time. You make your own way to Versailles and meet at the Get Your Guide office which is walking distance to the palace. Getting to Versailles was easy and took less than an hour. The guide was knowledgeable and approachable. The palace itself is incredibly over the top! The guided tour really brings you back in time! The Gardens are amazing!
star-5
Excellent guide and Beautiful location
Richard_E
, Jul 2022
Great experience and would highly recommend. Francesco was highly knowledgeable and had insightful background that heightened the experience.
star-5
Great guide!
Rachel_L
, Jul 2022
Sophia our guide was amazing! She made it fun and interesting, even for our teenage granddaughters!!
star-5
Amazing guide
BELLA_A
, Jul 2022
Our fantastic guide who a made the tour interesting and educational. She didn’t just repeat historical facts but presented history as an interesting tale of the past.
star-5
An incredible experience with an incredible guide!
Ellie_A
, Jul 2022
Francesco was my guide and he was fabulous! He was friendly, incredibly informative, and really painted a great scene of what life was like in Versailles.
star-5
This was a great tour,...
Monica_P
, Jul 2022
This was a great tour, Gabriella our tour guide was great. She was very knowledgeable. I am glad we got a tour to learn the history of the palace otherwise you just go in to see.
star-5
Excellent day
Liz_L
, Jul 2022
Highly recommend. Easy to get to from Paris on the RER (yellow) from Paris Metro. Very easy to find the Tourguide office (get your guide). Our guide was Anne-Sophie. Brilliant guide. So knowledgeable and accommodating and very thorough. Couldn’t fault a thing we had a brilliant day.
star-5
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William_O
, Jul 2022
Gabriela made it an enjoyable experience. Very good tour overall. Interesting history and beautiful sights
star-5
Great Tour
Christina_W
, Jul 2022
Gabriella was a great tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and shared a LOT of information on the tour. The palace was amazing and we are so glad we did this tour! Highly recommended!!

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