Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens from Paris with Optional Fountain Show

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris

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  • 4 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


There’s only one way to visit the extravagant Palace of Versailles: in style. Arrive by private bus and view the Grand Apartments and State Rooms, the famous Hall of Mirrors and Gardens in a tour designed for refined tastes.

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

Arriving from Paris in a comfortable private bus, accompanied by your expert guide, you’ll strut past the lines outside the Palace of Versailles in true royal fashion. As your guide shows you around a carefully curated selection of the palace’s 700 rooms, you’ll hear stories of the Sun King, Louis XIV, his successors, their queens, mistresses, and courtiers – including Marie Antoinette and other notable figures. Versailles had its heyday in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the Sun King elevated Louis XIII’s humble hunting lodge into the official seat of the French court – and 300 years later, the palace has lost little of its glamorous excess.

The Gardens of the Palace of Versailles were designed by master gardener André Le Nôtre and court painter Charles le Brun, not as a respite from the palace, but as an extension of it – with every bit as much opulence (and intrigue) as the interior. Depending on the day, your tour of the Gardens may include the Musical Fountain Show (where fountains dance in perfect time to classical music) or Musical Gardens (where music accompanies your tour through the idyllic glades). Even if not, with your guide’s help, you’ll discover fountains, statues and secret groves scattered throughout the vast French formal estate.

Following the guided tour, you’ll have a free hour to revisit the most captivating sights – or find new ones just for yourself. Surrounded by luxury, the only hardship is deciding how to follow an experience this spectacular.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Small groups tour
  • Local guide
  • Escorted round-trip transfer by bus
  • Small groups tour : maximum passenger capacity per tour is 25 passengers.
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France

Return Details

Paris, France

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4 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 12 Nov 2019 -

Vidhi G

Great tour led by Manny! Only issue was waiting in the rain for the Skip-the-Line tickets, but I believe it was due to the fault of the palace staff. Manny was excellent and would definitely recommend this tour to others!

Image - 21 Oct 2019 -

Steve G

Our tour guide, Christina, was excellent. She got us through a crowded venue with ease. Her knowledge of the palace was impressive and her stories very entertaining. We highly recommend her

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Patrick C

Indispensable for a Versailles trip.not only skip the line, but a knowledgeable guide. Christine our guide was excellent and helpful. She stood her ground when another guide got pushy. Thank you!!

Image - 29 Jul 2019 -

Abdulhalim H

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Versailles Palace with our guide Christina! She really was amazing ! I have 3 kids which were extremely interested in what she was saying about the history, the palace etc! They didn’t wine at all during the tour which is quite unlike them! Christine was a fantastic tour guide! I would definitely recommend her to anyone !!!!
Unfortunately it was verrrrry HOT that day. I would recommend that you make sure to bring lots of water to keep you hydrated as the lines in the cafes can be quite long!

Image - 11 Jul 2019 -


We totally enjoyed our visit to Versailles, Manuel was a wonderful insightful funny guide who made our experience top notch. I would not change a thing be sure to pick skip the line tours with guides otherwise your visit will also include 3-4 hours of waiting in lines!

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Hall of Mirrors


Tell us who is in the photo, what you were doing, etc.


Crowd admires one of many inspiring pieces




The most spectacular fountain!!


Water Fountain



Versailles Garden



Versailles Gardens

The family in the gardens. It was beautiful!


Room of chandeliers

This was one of the most striking rooms because of the many, many chandeliers.


All that glitters is Gold

My husband and I at the Golden Gates of Versailles


Spectacular indulgence - gardens and palace

A great walking tour through this magnificent palace and gardens. Experienced and informative guide made a big difference to take in so much this magnificent palace and garden had to offer.


Family at Versailles

On the Viator tour. Thanks to our guide for the photo.


Eiffel Tower

Our first stop on the tour


Hall of Mirrors - Palace of Versailles

Hall of Mirrors - Palace of Versailles


Louis XVI Garden - Palace of Versailles

Sweeping view of the gardens


Hall of Mirrors




Amazing gardens



Entrance to the castle


2013 our lounge

Party room before hand...hall of mirrors


Appolo Baths

This is a watering hole for the horses, basically, it is down a small path in the gardens not far from the palace.


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