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

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris

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  • 4 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Book your skip-the-line Palace of Versailles day trip from Paris and leave the long queues behind! Meet your guide in the 15th arrondissement in Paris to board the quick 30-minute train to Versailles. Take a guided tour of the Versailles Gardens and then explore the Palace at your leisure with an audio guide. This half-day Versailles tour includes round-trip train transport, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio guide.

Numbers are limited to 20 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

Skip-the-line entry into the chateau

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Royal Chapel, Inside the Chateau Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Skip-the-line entry into the chateau

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Fat Tire Tours, Paris France

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Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Skip-the-line entry into the chateau

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tapis Vert, 78000 Versailles, France

Visit the Tapis Vert and stop for photos and explanation

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canal, Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Visit the top of the Grand Canal and stop for photos and explanation

Duration: 10 minutes

  • Professional guide for the gardens
  • Audio guide in the Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Tapis Vert

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The guided part of the tour is approximately 2 hours. The length of time you spend exploring the Palace and Gardens independently is up to you.
  • Dress accordingly to the weather with appropriate shoes.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • The Château of Versailles has decided to limit the number of guests inside the museum at one time for the remainder of 2020. Please be aware that skip-the-line entry may not be available on your tour, but our team will still ensure easy access to the palace.
Departure Point

1 Av. Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

78000 Versailles, France

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


26 Nov, 2021

We had Rory as our guide. He was so informative. You can tell he loves history, fun facts, and knows how to keep everyone safe, and teens engaged. Can't say enough about this perfectly magical day. From the meeting point, the train ride, Versailles, gathering food (and great recommendations from Rory) to the actual picnic... He was AWESOME! I will be recommending this to anyone who vacations in Paris!


05 Sep, 2019

Had a great time on this well organized, fun, well run tour. Louis was a fantastic guide that we all had fun with. He was funny and nice and very knowlegeable! Bikes were in great shape and it was a relaxed pace for everyone. No stress! Highly recommend for anyone. Very flat terrain and so uncrowded all around the grounds.


12 Aug, 2019

Versailles is a world-known attraction that cannot leave anyone indifferent. However, to make the most of your visit, I highly recommend to join any of the tours posted on Trip Advisor. Fat Tire Tours is no exception - it was very well organized. Our guide, Natasha, despite her young age, was very knowledgeable of the subject, and, even more importantly, of the Palace and garden themselves. At the day of the tour the weather did not favor us, and we were caught under very heavy rain while walking from the train station to the Palace, so parts of the garden were not easily accessible due to puddles. Natasha easily navigated us through alternative paths and still managed to show all the highlights while keeping us informed and entertained. Overall me and my daughter were very satisfied with the trip. One wish which I have is that tour participants should have audio receivers rather than rely on guide's instructions that she sometimes need to shout loudly, especially during walks when the group is stretched (in England it seems common practice, and works very well).


02 Aug, 2019

A really comfortable train ride from Paris to Versailles with a guide who kept us entertained and informed through the ride. Never been so happy to have a skip the line ticket because the crowd outside the palace waiting for tickets was mind boggling!! We began with a two hour walk around the garden, which was quite an effort but worth it. We could buy orange juice made from the fruit of the trees grown in the palace ground. A little steeply priced but was really welcome after all the walking around. So beautifully laid out and well manicured was the lawns that one didn’t really miss the absence of too many flowers. After the garden we went around the words to describe it! Beautiful to say the least .. though I wish it wasn’t so crowded and one could look around with more ease. Please do book your tickets in advance!


16 Jul, 2019

Versailles is one of the top attractions in Paris. Our tour guid was Richard from UK, he had a lot of knowledge about history of Versailles palace and he was very friendly. He took us to important places of Versailles gardens and showed us the beauty of it. He showed a beautiful cafe at garden to us and gave us 20 min break. Make sure you make time for at least for 4 hours for it. In the garden you can find the magic fountains, which they turned on with music. Versailles Palace has a unique architecture, which still nobody can replicate it. After visiting the garden, you can go straight and visit palace. Make sure you visit the hall of mirror at the palace.

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The entrance to the Castle at Versaille

So worth the trip! The guide was a bit overly informed! It was a warm day! We love the trip! We had a great experience. The directions were good and the meeting point was easy to find. The train ride wasn't long and stopped very close to the entrance. The Chateau did not disappoint! AMAZING!


Gate entrance to the Chateau de Versallies!

Yes it is GOLD! Amazing! Worth the trip! So beautiful and the inside doesn't disappoint!


Hall of mirror

hall of mirror.. made of gold


The Gardens

Most amazing gardens


A view of Versailles through the golden gate

The front of daughter took this picture and we all thought it was very cool!


Deeltuin plus vleugel van het paleis.

Rondleiding met gids.


Blik over de tuin naar het westen, richting de ondergaande zon.

Rondleiding met gids door de tuinen van Versailles.


Versaille gate

A beautiful place to spend the day.


just a hint of the Gardens

The canal in the rear is 1 mile long!!


The Apollo Fountain

Hearing classical music and watching the changing fountain spray made it a more magical day .


The Orangerie

The orange trees had just come out that day. so regal is this garden.


Palace Entrance

Skip the line tours bypass these massive lineups!


Overlooking the Gardens

The beginning of the Garden Tour.


Tour guide explaining

We are in one of the enclosures at the garden and our tour guide is regaling us with one of his funny stories.


Fountain in the Palace Gardens

Martin helped us understand the meaning of each fountain. Without his informative description it was just a fountain. With his description it became a piece of legend.


Fountains of Versailles

A brisk walk through the Gardens of Versailles


Dancing Fountains at Versailles

Walking tour of Gardens of Versailles


Caylea in the Gardens

Caylea enjoying the tour of the Gardens of Versailles.


Gardens of Versailles



Hall of Mirrors was very cool

Le Palace!


Beautiful Room of Mirrors

The highlight for my daughter!!


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