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Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

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What to Expect
Begin your full-day exploration of the UNESCO-listed Versailles with a walk through the expansive Versailles Gardens, one of the most visited places in the country.

The huge space, covering 1,977 acres (800 hectares), blooms with roughly 210,000 flowers planted each year. Learn more about the history of the gardens and how they were used from your expert guide.

Take advantage of skip-the-line access to avoid waiting at the entrance to the Versailles Palace, where you'll go on the next stop on your guided tour. Learn how this extravagant place was both a private home for the royal family and the center of political power from 1682 until 1789. Walk through the king's and queen's apartments, the fabulous Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Chapel.

Visitors who are at Versailles on a Sunday get an added bonus of seeing a fountain show in the morning in the gardens. The ornate fountain show is coordinated to a classical music soundtrack, which makes a morning walk through the gardens even more delightful.

Take a break for lunch (own expense), then follow your guide to the Grand Trianon. Louis XIV had this lodge built in 1670 to offer respite from the formal palace. Next, visit Marie Antoinette's Estate, where you'll see the Petit Trianon – the queen's private retreat – along with the French Pavilion and Queen's Hamlet.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Guidatours Versailles, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Return Details
Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport to/from attractions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A considerable amount of walking is involved. Not recommended for people with difficulties walking or standing for long periods of time
  • The time on your voucher is the meeting time at the agency (tour departs few minutes after). In case of late arrival, no refund or postponement will be made.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A must see venue......with a very knowledgeable guide (Gabriella). vast palace with gardens and a full day is recommended.
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I got lucky and was the only one in the group who booked the full day tour. My guide was extremely knowledgeable about everything including the arts and sciences involved with the history of Château de Versailles.
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We recommend this wonderful company. They made it very easy to skip the lines and they handhold you all the way to getting your audio tour. This was a super hot day and having someone that wasted no time getting us to the palace and inside through security was a real help.
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Great tour. Guide was knowledgeable and solicitous of her group. Got to see the whole site without fumbling about with maps. Got lunch break and bathroom breaks. Highly recommended.
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My husband and I did not know much about Versailles before we went but we were told to get a tour because the lines were extremely long. When we got there I am glad we did. The meeting point was very easy to find as it was right across the street from the train station. Check in
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About the operator
By: Guidatours Versailles
453 reviews
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
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Santa Clara, California
good tour
Excellent tour, very good with beautiful visits and 100% professional guides, satisfaction guaranteed
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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
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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,
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Birthday Treat
French guide was informative interesting and at times humorous.The booking process was easy and then customer
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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
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Oak Park, Illinois
Tour of Versailles
Anne-Sophie was a wonderful guide on our tour of Versaille. Anne-Sophie was able to navigate our group through
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The guide Aliette was excellent .She was informative,interesting and at times amusing.There were queues to the
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very good tour
Tour office is conveniently located, right across from the Versailles R.G station. Tour guide Isabelle was
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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
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Barcelona, Spain
Worth the try!
Highly recommended. I booked the skip line mainly for my parents coz they are not able to queue for long time due
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Viraj M
Hoboken, New Jersey
Worth the money
Worth the money to pay to skip the line. Clear instructions on entry to the palace and then you are free to roam
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Seattle, Washington
Versaille Classic Tour
Chloe (not sure of how to spell her name correctly) was a terrific guide. Excellent info delivered with facts and
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john m
Well worth it
When you get iff the train look for the McDonalds across the street. The office is inside the mall besides the
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Sausalito, California
Missed the tour
Sadly we were 20 minutes late due to traffic. There are no exceptions if you’re late. I totally understand not
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