Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 4 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Book your skip-the-line Palace of Versailles day trip from Paris and leave the long queues behind! Meet your guide in the 15th arrondissement in Paris to board the quick 30-minute train to Versailles. Take a guided tour of the Versailles Gardens and then explore the Palace at your leisure with an audio guide. This half-day Versailles tour includes round-trip train transport, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio guide.
Numbers are limited to 20 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!

Highlights

  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Round-trip train fares
  • Skip the line

Meet your guide at a cafe in the 15th arrondissement in Paris, and then walk to the train station to hop on the RER train for a 30-minute ride to Versailles.
The Palace and Gardens of Versailles are just a quick walk from the train station. Arriving at 10am, start with a 2-hour walking tour of the beautifully manicured Versailles Gardens as your guide explains the history of Versailles, the royal family, Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution.
Your tour also includes the famous Versailles fountain display or musical gardens show on selected days in the summer.
• Versailles Fountain Display: See the magnificent Versailles fountain display, known as the Grand Eaux. It’s a wonderful live concert held in the groves, designed by André Le Nôtre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. The show runs on most Tuesdays in May and June and on Saturdays and Sundays from April to October.
• Musical Gardens Show: Be enchanted by the musical gardens show, known as Jardins Musicaux. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the lovely surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. This event runs on Tuesdays in April and May and from July to October.After your tour of the gardens, head to the Palace of Versailles, where your guide will leave you with your skip-the-line entrance ticket, audio guide and return train ticket. Bypass the entrance lines and enjoy immediate entry to explore the palace at your leisure!
Learn about the palace's amazing history from your personal audio guide as you see famous rooms including the Hall of Mirrors, the King's State Apartments and the amazing King's Chapel.
Take your time touring the palace -- there's so much to see and admire! You can walk back to the Versailles train station at any time to return to Paris with your provided train ticket.

Available on select days during the summer:

Versailles Fountain Display:
See the magnificent Versailles fountain display, known as the Grand Eaux. It’s a wonderful live concert held in the groves, designed by André Le Nôtre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. The show runs on most Tuesdays in May and June and on Saturdays and Sundays from April to October.

Musical Gardens Show:
Be enchanted by the musical gardens show, known as Jardins Musicaux. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the lovely surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. This event runs on Tuesdays in April and May and from July to October.
Inclusions
  • Professional guide for the gardens
  • Audio guide in the Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The guided part of the tour is approximately 2 hours. The length of time you spend exploring the Palace and Gardens independently is up to you.
  • Dress accordingly to the weather with appropriate shoes.
Departure Point

1 Avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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eyleung2030

We had a wonderful time with our guide Phil from Florida. He was charismatic and didn't follow script so you control how much history you want to hear. He didn't have a public speaking permit so he showed us various gardens in Versailles. We also rent a golf cart after the official tour. Our advice is that don't lose the map because it has the golf cart route and is different than the walking tour map. We don't recommend eating there because there are many bees. The waiters put electric fly swatters on each table. Phil also explained how to ride the train and metro back to Paris. One of our return tickets didn't work but the customer service rep at the Train was nice enough to let us in. We just needed to buy a one-way metro ticket.

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ialafris

Our tour guide George was amazing! Very knowledgable, energetic and a pleasure to be around. We got to Versailles at 10 am and there was already a 3 hour long line. We skipped the line and were inside the palace in 10 minutes. Highly recommended tour, worth every penny!

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janet h

The trip was great, the only problem was the palace was on strike and we couldn't go in. Our tour guide made the best of things by giving us a tour of the gardens. She made the day much better and our disappointment less.

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agnes

AGAIN....NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE.
EXCELLENT TOUR!

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Linda D

Awesome day! Great way to cover the grounds as the property is much bigger than it appears. Palace is awesome and its great to skip the lines

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The entrance to the Castle at Versaille

So worth the trip! The guide was a bit overly informed! It was a warm day! We love the trip! We had a great experience. The directions were good and the meeting point was easy to find. The train ride wasn't long and stopped very close to the entrance. The Chateau did not disappoint! AMAZING!

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Gate entrance to the Chateau de Versallies!

Yes it is GOLD! Amazing! Worth the trip! So beautiful and the inside doesn't disappoint!

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Hall of mirror

hall of mirror.. made of gold

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The Gardens

Most amazing gardens

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A view of Versailles through the golden gate

The front of Versailles...my daughter took this picture and we all thought it was very cool!

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Deeltuin plus vleugel van het paleis.

Rondleiding met gids.

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Blik over de tuin naar het westen, richting de ondergaande zon.

Rondleiding met gids door de tuinen van Versailles.

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Versaille gate

A beautiful place to spend the day.

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just a hint of the Gardens

The canal in the rear is 1 mile long!!

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The Apollo Fountain

Hearing classical music and watching the changing fountain spray made it a more magical day .

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The Orangerie

The orange trees had just come out that day. so regal is this garden.

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Palace Entrance

Skip the line tours bypass these massive lineups!

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Overlooking the Gardens

The beginning of the Garden Tour.

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Tour guide explaining

We are in one of the enclosures at the garden and our tour guide is regaling us with one of his funny stories.

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Fountain in the Palace Gardens

Martin helped us understand the meaning of each fountain. Without his informative description it was just a fountain. With his description it became a piece of legend.

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Fountains of Versailles

A brisk walk through the Gardens of Versailles

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Dancing Fountains at Versailles

Walking tour of Gardens of Versailles

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Caylea in the Gardens

Caylea enjoying the tour of the Gardens of Versailles.

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Gardens of Versailles

Gardens

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Hall of Mirrors was very cool

Le Palace!

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Beautiful Room of Mirrors

The highlight for my daughter!!

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