Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Versailles
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover the Palace of Versailles and skip the long lines at the entrance with this 90-minute guided tour. Choose the time that better suits your program and make your own way to Versailles. Your guide will take you on an unforgettable tour of the Hall Of Mirrors and State Apartments. Stroll around the famous French gardens at your own leisure after the tour (additional entrance ticket required on musical or fountain show days).

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

Visit the famous French Sun King's residence at the Palace of Versailles, located about 45 minutes by train from central Paris. Save time and get priority access to this popular attraction. Make your own way to Versailles on the RER train Line C to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station, where you will meet your guide at the office easily located across the street.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • 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

Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gardens tickets during Musical and Fountain Shows (from April to October)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The time on your voucher is the meeting time at the agency (tour departs few minutes after). In case of late arrival for the check-in, you cannot join the tour and no refund or postponement will be made.
  • The skip-the-line access can be slowed down on peak days due to various safety controls established by the Versailles Palace
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

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

User's Reviews

Christopher C

14 Sep, 2021

The Palace of Versailles is something to behold for all first time visitors to Paris. This tour gets you up close with this magnificent place and explains French history in a very digestible way. We were looking for a fast paced tour that explained what we were looking at and we got it. Our tour guide, Anne, is French but she spoke English as if it was her first language. She picked us up outside the gates and walked us into the Palace bypassing the lines. She walked fast which was fine by us but could have been difficult if any of our group of 15 people weren't fit enough. There is a lot of walking. The audio devices we were issued worked well so we didn't have to stand next to Anne to hear every word. The whole tour took 2 hours and we were very satisfied.

Arissa

10 Sep, 2021

We had the most amazing experience with Gabriella from La Vacanza Travel who gave us a fantastic tour of Versailles. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the place and the people who ruled it and lived within it. She speaks with much passion and her positive energy passed on to everybody on the tour. I would highly recommend her and this tour in particular.

It was worth it to pay a little extra to skip the line outside Versailles. We were incredibly lucky to visit the palace during September as it was relatively empty and due to COVID, there were no tour buses and floods of people in sight as would usually be the case.

All in all, the tour of the entire palace took a total of 1 hour and 35 minutes as scheduled. Gabriella met us at the ticket center just a 5 minute walk away and walked us to the palace where we proceeded to line up in our ‘skip the line’ line, show our vaccination certificates and go through security (similar to the airport).

After the tour, there are food and beverage options at the palace facing the gardens for a nice lunch or a spot of tea. Overall; this was a fantastic experience coming from Malaysia with a great interest in Versailles and it’s role French history. I would recommend La Vacanza Travel and Gabriella to my family and friends looking to visit the palace.

William

14 Aug, 2021

Hall of mirrors and bedrooms, really all of everything! Isabel was brilliant and knowledgeable about all the details.

Dana S

16 Mar, 2020

This tour was perfect. We took the train ourselves to Versailles (be sure to buy your return ticket when you depart). Arrived around 9:30 AM, got a Starbucks right next to the office for our 10 am tour check-in, which is also directly across the street from the station when you exit. You can't miss this meeting point. Our group was about 30, and we walked about 10 mins up to the street to Palace entrance. After waiting only a few mins, we were inside. Guide had audio sets for all, so we could hear throughout. If you are debating whether to do this on your own, like I did, I really recommend you book with this type of group. It's not hard to get there on your own and meet up with the group. Having the extra context was very valubale to what we were seeing. So glad we didn't do the palace's own audio tour. The whole experience was about 1.5 hours which was great because we didn't want to spend all day.

Janis B

03 Mar, 2020

Well worth it- although the palace wasn’t busy when we arrived it was quick, easy access. Our guide,Ailllette was charming, friendly and knowledgeable. A truly wonderful experience despite the cold wet weather

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Catching the last rays of sun as it illuminates the gates of Versailles.

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Our great guide on the tour. He was fantastic.

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Photo of us at the fountain which was playing while we were there.

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Walking up to Versailles.

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The Hall of Mirrors in Versailles.

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Looking back to Versailles from part of the gardens.

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Walking down to the fountain from Versailles.

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