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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour from Central Paris

  • Half-day, small-group tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Choose to start your tour in Paris or Versailles
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines at Versailles
Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour from Central Paris
From US$84.58
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Palace No Show - 9.45amMost Popular
Tour departs from Paris and starts at 9:45am. Arrive strictly at 9:30am.
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Palace & Fountains - 8.45am
Tour departs from Paris and starts at 8:45am (arrive strictly at 8:30am).
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Palace & Gardens Show - 1pm
Tour departs from Paris and starts at 1pm. Arrive strictly at 12:45pm.
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Immerse yourself in the opulence and drama of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from Paris to Versailles. With your ticket, breeze past the queue and join an expert guide for a fun and informative walk through the castle and gardens. Witness the extravagance of Louis XIV – the Sun King – who built up the massive 700-room complex, adorning the space with luxuries fit for the French monarchy.
What to Expect
Choose one of the three tour options (listed in itinerary below) and make your way to central Paris to central Versailles to board your transport to the palace. Upon arrival, join your friendly guide for a small-group tour. 
Once inside, explore the lavish design and ornament that adorns every room of the enormous complex. Marvel at the more than 13,000 pieces of art and fine furnishings, the sumptuous private chambers and the elaborate gardens. With your pass, view the King’s and Queen’s luxurious apartments, the Royal Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors, the Coronation Room and the Hercules Drawing Room – a reminder that King Louis XIV glorified himself as a deity.
As you walk, enjoy your guide’s colorful commentary. Hear about the eccentricity and ambition of the French monarchy from the mid-17th century until the French Revolution. Discover the exciting details of the day in 1789 when Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were dragged from Versailles by an angry mob, to be eventually beheaded in Paris. 
Finish your tour with a stroll through the gardens, covering more than 1,800 well-manicured acres. Depending on the day and your tour option, catch the Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens show before departing.
Reviews (705)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Good time with Lucia.

It was a good trip. Easy instructions and comfortable transfer to and from Versailles. The headphones were unavailable for our tour, but Lucia did her best to give us a good tour. The palace is beautiful.

Thank 821radhikan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oh my Versailles!

Versailles was absolutely breathtaking and one of the best things we did in Paris. We loved this tour because it was not all day which allowed us to see some other things around Paris in the morning. We rode to Versailles on a very comfortable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank megeliz88
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Great tip well worth it

Our guide was lovely Abigail i think!New all you needed to know and more couldn't have told you more about the history of the place. The coach was easy to find in Paris quick and didn't take long to get there. Would recommend to anyone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Suziefozzy
Reviewed 13 August 2018
Easy and fun

We had a great time on our bike tour. Our guide Cecilia went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a great time and that our experience getting into the Palace went as smoothly as possible in pretty chaotic circumstances. I’d would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JeffZ367
Reviewed 4 August 2018
Good tour

We enjoyed our tour with City Wonders. We started promptly and given good background information about Versailles. Our guide was nice and made sure we had a good time. I would use this company again.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank CGin23
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Terry D
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Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and it all went like clockwork for us.
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Response from Diane D | Reviewed this property |
It was a little more than a half day; we arrived back in Paris somewhere around 2 pm.
Polly K
13 June 2018|
Response from dlickteig | Reviewed this property |
Not that I remember? She was so incredibly knowledgable that you could ask and she would have known. They could have covered that but I just don't remember. It was very busy.