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Skip-the-line Special Versailles Chateau and Gardens provided by Guidatours Versailles

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Overview
Spend more time exploring the Palace and Gardens of Versailles outside Paris with this skip-the-line experience. For your independent visit, book your preferred start time and then beat the queues to head straight inside with your priority ticket. Explore the suites and Hall of Mirrors at your leisure, and learn about palace life in the 18th century from your included audio guide.
Highlights
  • Beat the sometimes long entry queue at the Palace of Versailles with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Choose the start time to match your schedule
  • Learn about life in Versailles’ 18th-century royal court from your audio guide
  • Beautiful views in the palace grounds and gardens
What to Expect
Make your way to central Versailles—a short train ride from Paris—and meet your host near the Palace of Versailles. Collect your audio guide, and listen as your host shares tips on touring. Then, begin your independent tour. As you explore, visit at your own pace and gain insight into 18th-century royal court life in France. Stroll the Hall of Mirrors and admire the opulent suites and royal quarters. Head into the gardens to continue your visit. On summer Saturdays, Sundays, and bank holidays (April to October) your ticket includes the Fountain Show. On summer Fridays and Tuesdays (April to October) your ticket includes the Musical Fountain Show. When you’re done exploring the palace and grounds, return your audio guide and exit the palace grounds to conclude your visit.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Guidatours Versailles, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France
Duration
2h
Return Details
Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
Inclusions
  • 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)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Pam M wrote a review Mar 2020
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We thought 3.5 hours from the airport would be enough, but for someone new and learning the airport and train system, we missed our reservation. They called and tried to help us, but didn’t make it. We arrived later to Palace of Versailles and got in, no problem. No line, no
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Russell M wrote a review Feb 2020
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Skip the line? The was no line but guidatours managed to create their own and make us stand in it for about 50 minutes. The palace itself is definitely worth a visit but I would recommend visiting the palace directly without the aid of a tour operator. We paid €45 for 2 tours,
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lindahf1 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Skip the line tickets meant I did not have to queue up for ages as the queue for the tickets was very long. I had the ticket for the apartments and gardens. You can pay separately for the houses in the gardens when you are there if you want to visit. Highlight was the hall of
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kstate91 wrote a review Feb 2020
Crestwood, Kentucky2 contributions
Great tour and would recommend if you are on a schedule. Otherwise you may have wait getting in. Do include the queens hamlet tour if time permits as the gardens are beautiful (you don't have to buy this before but can buy inside). We visited in February and I can only
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ada Sun wrote a review Nov 2019
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Highly recommended. I booked the skip line mainly for my parents coz they are not able to queue for long time due to their health conditions. It literally only took us 20 minutes from entrance to inside the palace. And the price is very reasonable. Appreciate it a lot :)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Amazing day with Isabel our guide
Amazing day. Met 10am at tourist office opposite Rail station (Versailles -Rive Gauche) and taken through Palace ro
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Rebecca S
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Amazing day at Versailles
We had a wonderful tour guide and she was extremely knowledgable and very friendly. It was an amazing experience fo
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Sophie Ann
The experience was awesome. Meet up was easy. Versailles is accessible via express train in 12 minutes + 10 minute
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Jesse H
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Great Experience and Easy Meet-Up!
If you’re looking to get the highlights of this amazing place, skip the insane lines, all while still having the fr
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ssM2704MX
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Guided tour of Versailles Palace
This was brilliant! I highly recommend this company and the tour. Our guide was Anne-Sophie and I was amazed at her
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bradleyga
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good tour
Excellent tour, very good with beautiful visits and 100% professional guides, satisfaction guaranteed
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luv2travel28056
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Great tour guide
There wasn’t really much of a line to skip, it was November, but I was still really glad we bought this tour. The g
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HarryXXV1
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Highlight of my Paris visit
Anne-Sophie was probably one of the best tour guides I’ve ever encountered. She was very knowledgeable, interactive
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professor64
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Birthday Treat
French guide was informative interesting and at times humorous.The booking process was easy and then customer servi
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jenniferdF9232ZA
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Skip the line Versailles with guide
This tour was so worth the price! Isabelle was informative, engaging and had a fantastic sense of humor. I would do
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MarieJoyceCampbell
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Tour of Versailles
Anne-Sophie was a wonderful guide on our tour of Versaille. Anne-Sophie was able to navigate our group through the
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professor64
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Celebration
The guide Aliette was excellent .She was informative,interesting and at times amusing.There were queues to the Pala
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stephenkihan
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very good tour
Tour office is conveniently located, right across from the Versailles R.G station. Tour guide Isabelle was excellen
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161ad
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A great way to see the Eiffel Tower!
We had a great time on this skip-the-line tour. Everything was efficient and quick moving, and our guide (Alexandr
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Versaille Classic Tour
Chloe (not sure of how to spell her name correctly) was a terrific guide. Excellent info delivered with facts and h
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Key Details
  • Palace of Versailles, The Hall of Mirrors, and 1 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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