Skip-the-line Versailles Palace and Gardens tour from Versailles

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles

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  • 3 hours
  • Versailles
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the State Apartments and stroll through the manicured gardens with an expert local guide to bring the Palace and its royal inhabitants back to life. For your convenience this tour starts in Versailles.

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

Meet your guide in Versailles and start a journey in the footsteps of the kings and queens of France. During the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, Versailles was the place to be and to be seen. Nowadays visitors from all over the world still come to Versailles to marvel at the splendors of this incredible palace. Your skip-the-line access allows you to bypass the long lines that form each day, and your friendly local guide will steer you expertly through the crowds, bringing the famous figures who once inhabited this palace back to life, and making sure you don’t miss a thing.

See the dazzling Hall of Mirrors and the royal bedrooms where the king and queen would go to bed and get up daily in front of a large audience. Learn about life at the royal court (there was even a ceremony for the King putting on and taking off his hunting boots!) the glory of the Sun King that was symblolised by this magnificent palace, and the tragic downfall of King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Stroll through the glittering Hall of Mirrors, as Kings, Queens and courtiers once did, as your guide brings the daily life, ceremonies and scandals of the royal court to life.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

After visiting the state apartments inside the palace, your guide will lead you through the spectacular gardens, once the setting of balls, parties and elaborate firework displays, the symbol of the King's power over nature. Discover hidden groves and on fountain show days you will see the amazing waterworks, still running today as they did in the times of kings and queens.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Fully guided tour of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Guided visit of the Musical Gardens or Fountain show: weekends & selected days April through October
  • Fully accredited English speaking guide
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Limited groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup/drop off
  • Transportation to/from Versailles
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking. Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes.
  • Please note that due to ongoing restoration works some rooms in the palace may be closed to visitors. Should this be the case, our guides will replace with visits to other rooms so that your experience is complete
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants aged 0-3 years are free of charge and do not require a booking.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Departure Point

Louis XIV statue, Palace of Versailles, 1 Avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles, France

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


3 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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Patrick O

Phenomenally interesting and well paced tour of Versailles with very knowledgeable and personable guide Christina!

Image - 14 Aug 2019 -


We took the tour with a group of about 20 others. The guide did a wonderful job of keeping the group together and providing details of the Palace and the grounds which were interesting and informative. This tour is well planned and executed and provides a level of detail which a basic audio tour could not compare with. There is a great deal of walking and it can be taxing but well worth it if you are comfortable with the amount of walking. Our guide was wonderful, thank you.

Image - 03 Jun 2018 -

Sareena S

I would highly recommend this guided tour to anyone who is looking to get amazed with absolute opulence teamed with someone to narrate you all the history behind it. We visited Paris in the first week of May 2018 and Palace of Versailles has always been in my list. I would recommend a guided tour as this place has so much history to offer. I chose this guided tour as it was pretty new in La Vacanza Travel, accommodates only small group 10-12 and provided flexibility in choosing how long you wanted the tour for. We opted the early morning 9:15 slot and a half day guided tour. Honestly half day was just perfect for us as we got to see most parts of the palace and the gardens. We even had access to the palace chapel which was not open to general public. Our guide I am so sorry but I forgot his name was brilliant. He was very clear and fluent in speaking English. They provided us with earphones which worked very well without any problems till the end of our tour. He knew so much about everything around there which made it more interesting for us. He would even answer our questions we had about the architecture or paintings or anything around that place. At the end of our tour, we even had the option to extend if we liked. Overall an amazing experience and I would definitely recommend this guided tour.

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Michael W

Worst tour ever! Guide pawned us off on another guide after we waited more than an hour to begin the tour. And then we had to wait while everyone including the guide went to the toilet. It seemed all we did is wait the actual tour was less than 2 hours.

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