From Versailles: Skip the Line Royal Palace of Versailles and Gardens Tour

Bypass the crowds and maximize your time at Versailles with a guided tour of the palace

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Are you staying in Versailles but looking for a way to get into the Palace of Versailles faster? Then don't wait to book this skip-the-line Versailles tour that makes sure you spend your precious time seeing this stunning palace and grounds rather than waiting in line. You'll appreciate your local guide who will share little-known facts and stories that make the Château de Versailles come to life. Then explore the impressive grounds as long as you like after the guided portion of your tour.

Tour Details
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Grand Rooms
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Free Time to Explore
  • Skip-the-line tickets

Do you want to take as a trip back in time to an era of unchecked royal power? Were the shocking charges leading to Marie Antoinette's execution true? Why was Louis the XIV called the Sun King? Guided through the stunning palace and lush gardens, you will take a journey through the history of Versailles. The crowds and lines are usually hours long here, but with skip-the-line tickets you'll cruise right past them like a VIP. Your 2-hour tour includes:

  • An English-speaking guide

  • Skip-the-line access to Palace of Versailles

  • Guided explanation of the Versailles Gardens

  • Free time to explore the gardens

Experience the Grandeur of Versailles

Formerly the hunting château of King Louis XIII, the stunning Versailles Palace and Gardens were built in the 17th century. UNESCO declared this place a World Heritage site, and it's easy to see why. The elaborately decorated and expansive palace became the seat of French power during the reign of King Louis XIV. 

A stunning work to behold from the inside and out, the Versailles palace encompasses over 2,000 rooms, with about as many windows looking out at the immense gardens. The richly decorated interior holds countless works of art and precious artifacts, so it's easy to see why over seven million people visit the château each year. 

The Hall of Mirrors and Grand Apartments

Perhaps the most celebrated room in the entire palace is the Hall of Mirrors. Named for the 357 mirrors that line the hall, it was designed with more than just beauty in mind. The intensive reflections required only a few candles be lit to illuminate the entire corridor. It was also the place where the signatories of the Treaty of Versailles made their final and consequential decision: ending World War I. The immensity of the palace can be pretty intimidating,  but with an expert guide you will receive an in-depth walk-through of the Palace's treasures. These include stunning sights such as the Apartments of Louis XV's daughters, and the King's State Apartments. 

Palace of Versailles Gardens

Just because your palace tour is over doesn't mean you've seen everything. Take a walk through the preciously maintained gardens spread across the immense Versailles property. They are simply some of the finest gardens in the world, built to such a scale that the King enlisted an entire legion of troops to bring in the trees and statues. The grand fountains are a huge draw, featuring fantastic water shows in the summer. You'll receive an introduction to the gardens from your guide, and then it's time to explore on your own!

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I did this tour with my whole family and we loved it! Our guide was one of the most knowledgable I have ever had and we have done a lot of traveling. She knew all the little details and had great stories to share with the group. We also really liked this option since it started at Versailles as were staying nearby for a few days visiting family. It's a great value and would do it again if we ever went back!

Beautiful day in Versailles
13 February 2020
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My husband and I took this tour and it was perfect. The tour of our palace took our breath away, and we found the gardens to be even more beautiful. After the tour we stayed in the gardens and explored on our own because we just couldn't get enough. Visiting Versailles was the highlight of our trip to France!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

At the equestrian statue of Louis the XIV in the Place d'Armes. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

We recommend bringing a bottle of water. We always highly recommend wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as this is primarily a walking tour.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we suggest taking a our Private Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour so we can better accommodate your needs.

Are train tickets included in the price of this Versailles tour?

Transportation is not included on this tour since it begins in Versailles. Simply meet your guide at the designated meeting point. If you are in Paris, we offer a popular day trip tour Skip the Line Palace of Versailles from Paris with transportation included.

Is a guided tour of the gardens included?

Your guide will provide a 30-minute overview of the gardens after your guided palace tour. After the overview, you are welcome to explore the gardens on your own

What to bring?

We recommend bringing a bottle of water. We always highly recommend wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as this is primarily a walking tour.

Where to meet?

At the equestrian statue of Louis the XIV in the Place d'Armes. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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