Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles

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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Versailles
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles and Gardens of Versailles on a half-day tour. Your expert guide will bring French history back to life as you walk through the Palace of Versailles, where King Louis XIV officially settled his court and government in 1682. Soak in the palace’s Baroque architecture, admire the rooms full of art and see how some of the most infamous members of nobility really lived. Plus, avoid the long entry lines with this skip-the-line ticket!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Dicover the Palace of Versailles (Hall of mirrors, State apartments) with the expert guide

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Discover the amazing gardens of Versailles with the expert guide. Your ticket includes the show of music and fountain (on some days only)

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Professional guide in the Palace and in the Gardens
  • Entrance ticket to the gardens (Musical show during the week or Fountain Show during the weekend)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Versailles Palace entrance with priority access
  • Meeting point in our local partner's store in Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport to/from attractions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The musical gardens (Tuesday and Wednesday) and musical fountain shows (Saturday and Sunday) only take place during the summer. You will be able to watch the shows after your half-day guided tour has finished.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • The "Versailles Château Rive Gauche" train station opposite where the meeting point is located is closed July 15 - August 21. Here are 2 alternative options with public transport: (i) Take a train to the "Versailles Rive Droite" station then walk 25-minutes to the GetYourGuide shop or (ii) Take a train to the "Versailles Chantiers" station then walk 15-minutes to the GetYourGuide shop
  • From July 21: visitors aged 18 and over have to show at the entrance, on the Anti-COVID application or on paper: • Either a vaccination certificate based on a complete vaccination schedule • Or a proof that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs (Self-tests not valid) • OR a proof that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. ID Card could be asked as well - No refund the day of the visit if this condition is not respected.
  • 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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Visitors (+18yo) have to show: • A certificate based on a complete vaccination schedule • Or a proof a negative RT-PCR or antigen test (< 48 hours) • OR a proof that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old.
Departure Point

GetYourGuide Versailles, 10 Av. du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France

Return Details

Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Voucher info

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


2 hours 15 minutes

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

User's Reviews


17 Aug, 2021

Laura was a great tour guide and the way she explained was amazing. It was almost like getting transcended into the 1700s when those people were actually living.


25 Oct, 2019

I teach my kids that money doesn't buy happiness.... but it gets you to the head of the line . We were very very happy to go to the head of the line be whisked inside as hundreds of people were waiting two hours to get in .Do yourself a favor and spend a few extra bucks and be treated like King Louie

Our Guide Rubin was very personable and knowledgeable and did a great job on the tour providing interesting and amusing tidbits about the history and the bios of the people who lived here

We did the garden add on which was also as amazing as well do it you will enjoy it

We were very lucky to have Rubin and our only disappointment of the day was to notice how many cheapskates were in our group who were to tight to provide a well deserved tip ..Shame on you tightwads !!! bad karma people!!

BTW I get it that Euros and Asians dont think its necessary( BS) but most were Americans

Take care of the people who take care of you !!


18 Oct, 2019

We took the English speaking tour. We were glad to have Phillip as our guide. He was easy to understand, thorough, and move the tour at a comfortable pace. Versailles is very impressive!

We also had Phillip for a garden tour. The garden is large and filled with water features. Glad Phillip showed us the garden highlights.


08 Oct, 2019

We had the opportunity to have a couple hour tour inside and then we got to see the garden show which was fabulous. We were lucky to come on a day where all the fountains were functioning. Gabriella was AWESOME!


16 Aug, 2019

Our tour guide Gabriella was amazing. She was extremely knowledgable and efficient. She had a good sense of humor too. After our tour we walked to the Petit Trianon which we recommend. We wish we would of signed up for the full day tour including the Trianon. If you decide to stay for the day and walk around rent the golf carts! I wish we had since there is so much to see.

User's Picture Gallery


Versailles Golden Gate

The girls!












Palace Of Versaille with tour guide JOHAN

WHEN WE ARRIVED - THERE WAS A SIGN IN THE WINDOW OF THE TOUR OFFICE that they have moved - we called them on the phone and our tour guide Johan came and found us God Bless Johan she saved the day and was a wonderful tour guide


A picture of the Gold

And some guy not with our family.



The buildings were cool!


Happy with the Tour

Our daughter loved the tour!


with our guide

she was good , knowledgeable .. at 29th dec 2014


Versailles gardens

My wife and I enjoying beautiful day at Versailles Gardens after tour.




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