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


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!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Skip-the-line entry into the chateau

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Royal Chapel, Inside the Chateau Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Skip-the-line entry into the chateau

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Fat Tire Tours, Paris France

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

Skip-the-line entry into the chateau

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tapis Vert, 78000 Versailles, France

Visit the Tapis Vert and stop for photos and explanation

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canal, Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Visit the top of the Grand Canal and stop for photos and explanation

Duration: 10 minutes

  • Professional guide for the gardens
  • Audio guide in the Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Tapis Vert

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
Departure Point

1 Avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France

Return Details

78000 Versailles, France

Voucher info

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


4 hours

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

User's Reviews


04 Sep, 2018

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.


08 Aug, 2018

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!

janet h

09 Jul, 2018

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.


20 Jun, 2018


Linda D

17 Apr, 2018

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!


Gate entrance to the Chateau de Versallies!

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


Hall of mirror

hall of mirror.. made of gold


The Gardens

Most amazing gardens


A view of Versailles through the golden gate

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


Deeltuin plus vleugel van het paleis.

Rondleiding met gids.


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

Rondleiding met gids door de tuinen van Versailles.


Versaille gate

A beautiful place to spend the day.


just a hint of the Gardens

The canal in the rear is 1 mile long!!


The Apollo Fountain

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


The Orangerie

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


Palace Entrance

Skip the line tours bypass these massive lineups!


Overlooking the Gardens

The beginning of the Garden Tour.


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.


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.


Fountains of Versailles

A brisk walk through the Gardens of Versailles


Dancing Fountains at Versailles

Walking tour of Gardens of Versailles


Caylea in the Gardens

Caylea enjoying the tour of the Gardens of Versailles.


Gardens of Versailles



Hall of Mirrors was very cool

Le Palace!


Beautiful Room of Mirrors

The highlight for my daughter!!


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