Versailles Palace Skip the line Guided Tour from Versailles

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles
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  • 3 hours
  • Versailles
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the State Apartments and stroll through the manicured gardens with an expert local guide to bring the Palace and its royal inhabitants back to life. For your convenience this tour starts in Versailles.

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

Meet your guide in Versailles and start a journey in the footsteps of the kings and queens of France. During the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, Versailles was the place to be and to be seen. Nowadays visitors from all over the world still come to Versailles to marvel at the splendors of this incredible palace. Your skip-the-line access allows you to bypass the long lines that form each day, and your friendly local guide will steer you expertly through the crowds, bringing the famous figures who once inhabited this palace back to life, and making sure you don’t miss a thing.

See the dazzling Hall of Mirrors and the royal bedrooms where the king and queen would go to bed and get up daily in front of a large audience. Learn about life at the royal court (there was even a ceremony for the King putting on and taking off his hunting boots!) the glory of the Sun King that was symblolised by this magnificent palace, and the tragic downfall of King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Stroll through the glittering Hall of Mirrors, as Kings, Queens and courtiers once did, as your guide brings the daily life, ceremonies and scandals of the royal court to life.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After visiting the state apartments inside the palace, your guide will lead you through the spectacular gardens, once the setting of balls, parties and elaborate firework displays, the symbol of the King's power over nature. Discover hidden groves and on fountain show days you will see the amazing waterworks, still running today as they did in the times of kings and queens.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Fully guided tour of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Guided visit of the Musical Gardens or Fountain show: weekends & selected days April through October
  • Fully accredited English speaking guide
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Limited groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup/drop off
  • Transportation to/from Versailles
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking. Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes.
  • Please note that due to ongoing restoration works some rooms in the palace may be closed to visitors. Should this be the case, our guides will replace with visits to other rooms so that your experience is complete
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants aged 0-3 years are free of charge and do not require a booking.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note: due to new measures in France you will need to present certain documents relating to Covid-19 in order to be allowed access into indoor sites. Please ensure you have the necessary documents with you on the day of your tour and please also bring a form of identification. Documents that will be accepted in France: (1) Proof that you are fully vaccinated. For our European visitors this will be the EU Covid Certificate. For American visitors, this is your CDC card. Other visitors please bring the official documents provided by your country. (2) If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need a negative PCR test taken less than 48 hours prior to your visit, (3) or the results of a positive RT-PCR or antigen test attesting to recovery from Covid-19 which is more than 11 days old and less than 6 months old.
  • Our cancellation terms remain flexible, you can cancel and be fully refunded up to 24 hours before your tour departure time. If however you are refused entry to a museum or monument because you do not have the necessary documentation, we will not be able to rebook or refund your tour.
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We are compliant with international, government and local protocols and have received the stamps of approval: ‘Safe Travels’ Global Tour Operator protocol, ‘Caring Attitude’ Paris Tourism Commitment Charter. Our guides are informed of all measures that should be implemented during our visits.
Departure Point

equestrian statue of Louis XIV, 78000 Versailles, France


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 hours

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

User's Reviews

arjayravin

03 Oct, 2021

We took a guided tour for Versailles and our guide was Sylvanie. She was extremely knowledgable, enthusiastic and entertaining. She was on time at the meeting location and introduced us all so that we knew the group we were with. Good quality headphones were provided that worked incredibly well throughout the tour. Without the guided tour, we wouldn't have covered the key areas of Versailles and learnt as much. Many thanks to Sylvanie!

Stephanie_G

30 Sep, 2021

Fabulous tour! Our guide, Sylvanie, was incredibly knowledgeable, funny and professional. She never rushed our small group of 12 through any part of the tour and answered all our inquisitive questions. Highly recommend taking this skip the line guided tour and if you can, ask for Sylvanie!

Thomas_C

22 Sep, 2021

Roman our tour guide was superb. He’s lively and energetic. He’s so well versed he added lots if color and interesting background to the experience. It was truly an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend him and the tour.

rachel_b

18 Sep, 2021

Herve was an incredible guide, we learned so much and were so amused. We didn’t want the day to end.

Matthew_O

15 Sep, 2021

Very knowledgeable guide who was able to show the palace and the gardens with detail. Very enjoyable and group size was very good for managing expectations.

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