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Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris

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Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Breeze past the large crowds at Versailles on this 4-hour tour, including skip-the-line access. Follow your guide through the palace and gardens of Louis XIV, including all entrance fees and round-trip transportation from central Paris.
  • 4-hour guided tour of Versailles
  • Skip the long lines by traveling with an organized group
  • Tour the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Chapel
  • Free time in the gardens
  • Round-trip transportation from central Paris meeting point
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Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Small-Group Tour (Group up to 16 participants during the Guided Visit)
Transport by air-conditioned Minibus
Local Professional Guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
41 Av. de la Bourdonnais , 41 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure Point: Central Paris, Near the Eiffel Tower Address: Tour starts from Paris TRIP Welcome Center 41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais - 75007 Paris Directions: Nearest metro station: "Ecole Militaire" (Line 8) Take EXIT 1 (Tour Eiffel), Then get on Avenue de la Bourdonnais until reaching number 41

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to the meeting point near the Eiffel Tower at your chosen departure time. Tours are available at 8:15am and 1:40pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The meeting point address is: TRIP Welcome Center, 41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris. 

Travel to the Palace of Versailles in a comfortable tour vehicle, then embark on a tour with your guide and a group of 18 people or fewer. Walk through the palace and learn its history, including the fact that it was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. Follow your guide through the Royal Chapel, the State Apartments, and the famous Hall of Mirrors. 

Following your interior tour, spend some free time in the gardens, a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) park filled with fountains, statues, and classic formal garden landscaping. You may even get the chance to see the Musical Gardens show or the Fountains Show. 

Return to your original departure point for drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Palace of Versailles
The chateau and gardens count among the most prestigious monuments of the world’s artistic heritage, and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th century French art. Former residence of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV, this sumptuous royal palace was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. The guided tour of the palace includes the State Apartments of the King and Queen, Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, a richly decorated gallery which boasts 357 mirrors, french bay windows and crystal chandeliers.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Le Jardin de Versailles
Discover the famous gardens à la française ; a 2,000 acre park designed by André le Notre with its magnificent groves, statues, and fountains. Depending on the day and time of the year you join the tour, you will have the opportunity to have a glimpse of the Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens show before returning to Paris.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Strollers or baby carriages are not allowed on this tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris TRIP
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-5
Go with Isabel to Versailles
Dan_C
, May 2022
Isabel was fantastic! She is a very professional, educational, and clearly experienced tour guide. Isabel was also very accomodating.
star-5
Great side trip from Paris
Michael_W
, May 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable and fun. It is an easy way to see highlights of the palace in a half day.
star-5
A Great Tour
Michael_T
, Apr 2022
Isabelle was an amazing tour guide and very knowledgeable. Half day tour is nit great for exploring the gardens, but the tour of the castle was terrific!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful tour! Excellent guide!
Annie_D
, Apr 2022
Isabel did a phenomenal job of leading the tour. We enjoyed her extensive knowledge and insights. We highly recommend this tour. The ability to skip the line made it worth the price.
star-5
Wonderful visit to Versailles
Daniel_T
, Apr 2022
Fast convenient trip to Versailles from Paris! Our guide Michelle it was wonderful, very informative. I highly recommend
star-2
Abandoned at the palace
Jim_M
, Apr 2022
Bus transportation was comfortable but guide talk too fast to understand much of the palace history and the guide deserted our group after the palace tour with incorrect rally point instructions to get back on the bus. We waited for 25 minutes for the bus driver to located us after emailing the tour company but they did not respond to our call for help. Felt abandoned by the guide and tour company
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Bonjour Jim, First I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to leave another review about your experience with our agency, after having sent us your first impressions comfortably seated in our Minibus taking you back to Paris. We are really sorry that you and 3 other people have misunderstood what was the exact meeting point when 14 other people made their way back to the designated meeting point on time and with no issue. Fortunately, the other participants on the tour were patient enough and helpful enough to assist us to locate you in front of the Castle, making it possible for you not to lose your ride back to Paris. As The Title of your feedback wrongly implies, you were never Abandoned at the palace, neither by the guide nor by the tour company. Thank you very much!
star-5
Our day at Versaille
Alan_C
, Apr 2022
Just such a beautifull place and our guide was very informative. It was good to be driven there and not have to queue.
star-5
I thought the tour was...
Tiffany_K
, Apr 2022
I thought the tour was well organized. I thought the guide was knowledgeable and easy to understand. She was very friendly as well.
star-5
Great experience
PearlN_P
, Apr 2022
Skipping the line was great. I got the pick up and drop off included. That was a good idea for me. Lots of people, some other tours had large groups of people.
star-5
Great deal!! Isabella is...
Michael_A
, Mar 2022
Great deal!! Isabella is awesome! Well worth it! They pick you up from a point downtown Paris, they drive you to the Palace, you get a personal tour guide and get driven back to Paris.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Bonjour Michael, Thank you very much for your review about your Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris organized by our travel agency Paris TRIP! We are happy to read that you enjoyed the format of the tour that includes picking you up from our Boutique downtown Paris, driving to the Palace, a personal tour guide, and getting driven back to Paris. As you said, Isabelle is an awesome guide who is passionate about guiding. That is truly well worth the experience. Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to Paris and we will be delighted to welcome you on one of our many other circuits, to visit other regions such as Normandy, Champagne, Burgundy, the Valley of the Loire, or quite simply during a guided tour to meet some hidden gems of our beautiful capital Paris. Thank you very much for your recommendations to your friends! Sincerely, Arnaud and the entire PARIS 'TRIP team
star-5
Nice tour. Very...
Shubhankar_S
, Mar 2022
Nice tour. Very comfortable van and very nice guide. Easy to locate the pick up point right next to Eiffel tower
star-5
Don’t want to spend 8+ hours at Versailles?do this tour.
Paul_A
, Feb 2022
Excellent 4 hour tour—perfect amount of time with kids. 1 hour to explore the grounds and 90 min tour of interior of chateau with a guide. Stephanie our guide was exceptional—great knowledge, anecdotes, humor and energy. You can tell she loves what she does.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Bonjour Paul, Thank you very much for your message regarding your guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line access from Paris organized by our travel agency Paris TRIP! We are happy to read that you enjoyed the format of the tour, providing enough time to explore the grounds as well as the interior of the chateau with a guide. As you said, your guide Stephanie really loves what she does and we are glad you enjoyed her knowledge, anecdotes, humor, and energy. Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to Paris and we will be delighted to welcome you on one of our many other circuits, to visit other regions such as Normandy, Champagne, Burgundy, the Valley of the Loire, or quite simply during a guided tour to meet some hidden gems of our beautiful capital Paris. Thank you very much for your recommendations to your friends! Sincerely, Arnaud and the entire PARIS 'TRIP team
star-5
Great tour
Romalitess_C
, Feb 2022
Stephanie was good. Our driver Arnaud is really great. With the communication. He waited for other people to show up so they don’t miss their tour.
star-5
Best. Tour. Ever.
George_S
, Jan 2022
A guided tour of the palace is a must for any visitor. So much to see and learn. Small group was perfect for us. Our tour guide Oliver was the best!!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you very much, George, for posting a review regarding your Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris organized by our agency Paris TRIP! We are glad to read that you had a wonderful experience of Versailles with your guide Olivier. A guided tour of the palace is a must for any visitor, especially when done in a small group! and we are proud you chose to do it with our agency. Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France and we will be delighted to welcome you on one of our many other tours, to visit other regions such as Normandy, Brittany, Burgundy, the Vallée de the Loire, or quite simply on a guided tour to meet some hidden gems of our beautiful capital Paris. Thank you very much for your recommendations to your friends! Sincerely yours, Arnaud and the entire PARIS 'TRIP team
star-5
Wonderful experience!
Kimberly_J
, Dec 2021
Our guide Oliver was great! Versailles is a visual and historical treasure! Definitely worth seeing!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Bonjour Kimberly, Thank you very much for posting a review regarding your Tour to Versailles with our agency Paris TRIP! We are glad to read that you had a wonderful experience of Versailles with your guide Olivier. Versailles is definitely worth seeing! and we are proud you chose to do it with our agency. Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France and we will be delighted to welcome you on one of our many other tours, to visit other regions such as Normandy, Brittany, Burgundy, the Vallée de the Loire, or quite simply on a guided tour to meet some hidden gems of our beautiful capital Paris. Thank you very much for your recommendations to your friends! Sincerely yours, Arnaud and the entire PARIS 'TRIP team
star-5
Well worth it
Philip_H
, Sep 2019
We had three days in Paris, and we really wanted to see Versailles. Highly recommend the guided tour, as it affords the chance to ask questions. We had free time to explore the gardens and a non hurried pace through the palace. Our guide, Isabelle, was terrific.
star-3
Not enough time to see the gardens
dhp913
, May 2019
Versailles is beautiful, but based on the timing of the transportation of this tour we did not have enough time to appreciate the gardens
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Michaela was our guide and she was...
Kathryn S
, Mar 2018
Michaela was our guide and she was great! She specialized in military history and was VERY knowledgeable. She did a great job of navigating our group through the crowds, and was kind enough to drop us off at Musee D'Orsay afterwards due to the rain! Highly recommend her for this tour.
star-5
Very easy transportation to and from...
James R
, Dec 2017
Very easy transportation to and from Paris and plenty of time to tour the grounds. Our guide was great, too.
star-5
I loved my tour guide - she was...
JOHANNE H
, Dec 2017
I loved my tour guide - she was knowledgable, funny and witty all at once - thx again great job!!! was worth getting in ahead of the line up -for sure

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