Skip the Line Palace of Versailles and Gardens Tour from Paris

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Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 107 Reviews · 3.00h 15 max · Paris, France

The Palace and Gardens of Versailles are one hour drive from Paris. Join us and watch the countryside rush past as we take you on a train ride to the little town of Versailles. Your experience will be more memorable as your expert tour guide wows you and makes you laugh at the same time. Learn the many palace secrets with interesting anecdotes that you will remember for the years to come. Admissions and Transportation included.

Tour Details
  • Transportation by Train
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Skip the Line Tickets
  • The Grand Rooms
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Hidden Treasures
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Free Time
  • Professional English-Speaking Guide
  • Return to Paris

Take a trip to the Versailles Palace and Gardens and experience true luxury. Our small group Versailles Palace tour takes you through this opulent royal French palace with a professional and fun English-speaking guide. Don’t stress yourself out with planning your trip, booking your tickets and figuring out what to see once you arrive. We’ll take care of all the details. You’ll feel like royalty as your tour guide escorts you by train from Paris to Versailles, then paints a picture of life as a 17th-century French monarch through storytelling. This 3-hour tour features:

  • A Memorable Experience

  • A professional and fun English-speaking guide

  • Train tickets from Paris to Versailles and back.

  • Skip the line tickets to the Palace of Versailles

  • Access to the Gardens of Versailles

Witness the History of Versailles

A breathtaking product of 17th-century France, the Palace of Versailles sits on top of the château, hunting lodge and original hunting grounds of King Louis XIII. His son Louis XIV eventually took over and commissioned the building of what the world now knows as the Palace of Versailles. Louis XIV even destroyed the nearby village for the expansion of the Château de Versailles. Containing over 2,000 rooms and 2,000 windows, the Palace of Versailles is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

As you approach this exquisite palace, you’ll understand why over 7 million people visit each year. This extraordinary feat of French Baroque architecture has inspired many palaces across Europe during the same time period. If you thought the exterior of the palace is incredible, wait until you see the lavish decorations, art and furnishings inside.

The Hall of Mirrors and Grand Apartments

Measuring almost 70 yards long and adorned with 357 mirrors, the Hall of Mirrors is the most famous room in the palace. The mirrors in this room were designed to reflect light and protect the walls from smoke. Only a few candles were required in order to reflect candlelight throughout the entire room. 

The Treaty of Versailles, which marked the end of World War I, was signed in the Hall of Mirrors on June 28th, 1919. With thousands of rooms to explore, navigating the Palace of Versailles on your own is a challenge. A guided tour with our great tour guides is the best way to cover the must-see highlights of the Palace of Versailles including the King's State Apartments and Louis XV's daughters' Apartments. 

The Gardens of Versailles

After touring the palace, you’ll experience the magnificence Gardens of Versailles. Your guide will take you to the beginning of the gardens and explain the fascinating history of the most famous gardens in the world. At that point your guide will say goodbye and you will be left to explore at your own pace

Inspiring gardens all over the world, the meticulously-manicured Gardens of Versailles occupy a total area of almost 2,000 acres. Thousands of trees were transported from all over France by entire regiments of the French army to create these gardens. The gardens contain over 400 sculptures and 1,400 fountains.

After touring the palace gardens, you are free to find a place to relax in the sun or continue exploring Versailles on your own.  While this guided tour does not include a visit to the Grand Trianon, we recommend visiting this area if you can.

Once you’re finished basking in the glory of the beautiful Gardens of Versailles, you’ll make your way back to the train station. As you head back to Paris with your return train ticket (included in the price of the tour), you’ll know that you’ve experienced a true bucket list moment.

 

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1/17/2022

Our guide was wonderful! So passionate and informative. Was an amazing tour!

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Stacey Iaccino
1/2/2022
Book the Tour...You will NOT regret it!!!

A whirlwind 48 hour weekend in October was just what was needed to celebrate the birthdays of myself and my bestie. We arrived Saturday morning with my husband and son and her 2 teenagers in tow and our Versaille tour was the next day. Z was our tour guy and I can't begin to express how amazing this experience was for us. He was very informative and his anecdotes and stories kept us thoroughly engaged and entertained. We felt submerged in Louis' court and could easily imagine what a day in the life felt like based on Z's descriptions and enthusiasm. I highly recommend this tour, the skip the line part was wonderful and efficient. I especially loved the intro to Versailles that Z gave on the train there with the images from his iPad. This experience was wonderfully surreal. Two weeks after, I picked my son up from school and he said the history lesson of the day was Versailles. He was eager to share his experience with his class and had them amused by Z's stories. Such an amazing experience it was for all of us!!!

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Navlette Tahi
12/29/2021
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I had a great time on the tour. Z was very knowledgeable and funny. I learned so much.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Outside of exit 1 (sortie 1) of the Javel-André Citroen metro station. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you. We always highly recommend wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved, especially if you want to spend extended time in the gardens.

What if I have limited-mobility?

If you have doubts about your mobility, we recommend you take our private tour of the Versailles Palace and Gardens.

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

Yes, round-trip train tickets are included in the price of this small group Versailles tour.

Is a guided tour of the gardens included?

Before your guide says "Au Revoir", they provide you with a thirty minute explanation of the gardens. Then you may explore on your own at your preferred pace.

What to bring?

We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you. We always highly recommend wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved, especially if you want to spend extended time in the gardens.

Where to meet?

Outside of exit 1 (sortie 1) of the Javel-André Citroen metro station. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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