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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

Highlights
  • Versailles day trip from Paris with round-trip train transport
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Palace of Versailles, with an audio guide included
  • Tour the spectacular Versailles Gardens with your expert guide and explore the Palace of Versailles at your leisure
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train
From US$87.31
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Morning departure from Paris by Train. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the departure.
US$87.31
1:30pm Tour
Afternoon departure from Paris by Train. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the departure.
US$87.31
Overview
Don’t like to waste time waiting in lines? Book this half-day Palace of Versailles tour that includes round-trip train transport from Paris, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio-guide. After reaching Versailles by RER train, an informative guide takes on you a pleasant 2-hour tour of the garden grounds. Then, sail past the queue at the palace and explore its stately rooms at your own pace before returning to Paris via train at a time of your choosing.
What to Expect
In the morning, meet your guide at a central location in Paris and take the RER train together for a 30-minute ride to Versailles. A short walk later, arrive at the gilded gates of the Palace of Versailles.

The gardens and forests of Versailles span 1,976 acres (800 hectares), and are crisscrossed by a network of picturesque trails and tree-lined paths. Follow your guide on a 2-hour walking tour of the grounds, and learn about the palace’s history, the royal family including Marie Antoinette, and the French Revolution.

If you’re here during the summer, make sure to check out the spectacular Versailles fountain display or musical gardens show that takes places on select days (included with your tour). See below for more details.

Next, make your way to the Palace of Versailles, where your guide bids you farewell and gives you your skip-the-line entrance ticket, audio guide and return train ticket. Stroll past the entrance lines and enter the palace immediately.

See the King's State Apartments and Chapel, and walk through the unforgettable Hall of Mirrors, where the treaty ending WWI was signed. Your audio-guide takes you around the highlights of the palace and provides historical background.

Take as much as you’d like to discover the sprawling palace. When you’re ready to leave Versailles, hop on the train to Paris with your provided train ticket.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour of Versailles

Ben was a fantastic guide for our tour of Versailles. He was extremely knowledgeable and personable. It was a wonderful day!

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 1 week ago
Rory was a fantastic guide!

We are really glad we chose this tour to experience Versailles. The lines were insane and I wouldn't have wanted to experience the Palace any other way. Our guide, Rory, was fantastic, very patient, and knowledgable. A highlight was stopping at the local market to...More

Thank sdensen
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Fun way to see Versailles!

My husband and I had a wonderful day on the Fat Tire Versailles bike tour, however, I had to knock one star off for group size. We had about 20 people on our tour and we spend a lot of the day waiting just for...More

Thank LauraJenna
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Versailles Tour and Picnic for Family

Our family of 8 - incl 3 20yo, 2 teens, and 21 mo enjoyed our trip guided by Cian who was personable and knowledgeable. We had a bike trailer tha t a bolt came off. He had spare parts and had us fixed up and...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 26 June 2018
Versailles Tour with Phil

This is the way to see Versailles, especially after seeing the insane lines to get in. Our guide, Phil, met us outside the train station and was very helpful getting the group together and getting us on the train and headed to the Gardens. He...More

Thank kmorris07
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Aaron C
28 June 2018|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
after our tour and picnic, i want to say it was around 3pm/4pm. we fast walked the palace not really stoppi g until hall of mirrors, then very brief foray into gardens then walked back to train around 530pm hetting to paris... More
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HellOnHeels78
28 June 2018|
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Response from Jules_O_33 | Reviewed this property |
There was a transit strike when we were in Paris. Fat Tire Tours arranged alternate transportation for us. Are you booked for tomorrow’s tour? They’ll send you an email if there are any changes.
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