POPULAR

Versailles Palace and Gardens Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

4  hours
1-20  people
Skip the long lines and discover the dazzling splendor of the greatest royal palace in Europe. See the sparkling Hall of Mirrors, explore the splendid gardens, and let your expert guide bring the extravagance and downfall of the French court back to life.
From 89.90€ / adult
Free cancellation
We know plans change, that's why we offer a flexible cancellation policy. Learn More

Skip the lines to explore Versailles' lavish palace and gardens on this guided small-group tour.

Take a journey in the footsteps of the Kings and Queens of France as you tour the most famous and prestigious royal palace in Europe. Walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors, explore the sumptuous state apartments and spectacular gardens with your guide, and learn how the glory of the Sun King shone throughout the world. Discover a typical day in the life of Marie Antoinette – you’ll quickly understand why she hated the palace so much! Your professional guide will steer you through the crowds, bringing the flamboyant lives of the royal family who once inhabited this palace back to life, and making sure you don’t miss a thing.

“The tour was great. Herve was a brilliant guide, we learn lots that we would’ve missed on our own. Being able to skip the lions was fantastic as they were huge. Would definitely recommend”

Sandra_W

Highlights

Skip the famously long lines with reserved entry times.
Enjoy a guided visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles.
Explore hidden sections of the magnificent gardens with your guide.
Marvel at the incredible Fountain shows or Musical Gardens (if tour is selected on days when they are running).
Escorted round trip transportation from central Paris to Versailles by RER train.

What's Included

Fully guided visit of the Palace & Gardens of Versailles
Skip the line entrance tickets and timed entry reservation to the Palace of Versailles
Entrance tickets to the gardens
Expert, English-speaking tour guide
Round trip train transportation

Free cancellation

We know plans change, so we’re happy to offer a full refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour’s departure time.

Skip the Lines

You’ll be whisked past the long entry lines at the palace with our pre-reserved, timed entrance reservations

Accredited local guide

Immerse yourself in the realm of royalty and hear the stories behind their flamboyant lives.

Upgrades

Versailles upgrade tour with lunch
Upgrade

Add lunch in the Palace restaurant run by Chef Alain Ducasse.

After your tour, dine like a king at the restaurant Ore, set in the spectacular 18th century salons at the Chateau of Versailles and run by renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Admire the beautiful views of the chateau while you feast on a delicious, seasonal three-course lunch with wine. It’s the perfect way to end your tour!
Smiling at Versailles
Upgrade

Private Tour of the Palace of Versailles

Book a private tour for your family and friends, and our expert local guide will tailor your experience to let you explore at your own pace.
Taking a tour inside of Versailles
Upgrade

Versailles Palace Full-Day Tour with Marie Antoinette’s Estate Afternoon

Immerse yourself in the home of kings and courtiers, including the glittering Hall of Mirrors, the grandiose gardens, the sublime fountain and discover the secret world of Marie-Antoinette.

Frequently Asked Questions

We will take the suburban RER train from central Paris. Our coordinator will accompany you to Versailles.
You can meet your guide in Versailles. Just make sure you book the tour that departs from Versailles. However if you’re planning on taking a taxi to Versailles, we recommend you meet us in Paris. We’ll escort you to Versailles and it will be much cheaper for you!
We have a pre-reserved entry time that allows us to use a different entrance and skip the long public lines. If the staff are sending people through on time there should be minimal waiting time. If they are delayed for any reason, we will need to wait a few minutes until it’s our turn, but this is usually minimal and our guides are there to get you in as fast as possible!
You will get a tour of the gardens as part of your visit. Your guide will show you hidden parts of the gardens and advise you if you want to stay and explore more afterwards.
The fountain shows run from April through September on weekends and some Tuesdays. The musical gardens run on the other days during the same months. You will be able to see what is on in the gardens when you make your booking and choose your date accordingly.

Reviews

Related Tours

Outside of Marie-Anoinette

Guided tour of the Private Domain of Marie Antoinette at Versailles

Uncover the secret life of Marie-Antoinette led by an expert local guide. Spend the afternoon hidden away from the crowds at her delightful Petit Trianon and the fairytale Queen’s hamlet.
From
49.90
2h
30m
1-20  people
Taking a tour inside of Versailles
Popular

Versailles Palace Full-Day Tour with Marie Antoinette’s Estate Afternoon

Immerse yourself in the home of kings and courtiers, including the glittering Hall of Mirrors, the grandiose gardens, the sublime fountain and discover the secret world of Marie-Antoinette.
From
134.80
8h
30m
1-20  people
ETOA Logo
menu