Versailles Palace And Gardens Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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

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


Experience a private guided tour of the Palace & Gardens of Versailles, with a dedicated English speaking expert guide showing you the most important rooms of the Palace and giving you an insight into the Kings and Queens who once lived here – loved or hated, they were never boring. Your tour includes a guided visit to world-famous the Gardens of Versailles, where – on certain days – you’ll see the fountain show, where water explodes to the sound of music, or enjoy visiting the gardens to the sound of classical music at the Musical Gardens event. With a Skip-the-Line Access Ticket, you can breeze past the long lines and let your private expert guide take the hassle out of your Versailles visit. Take this rare opportunity to visit the magnificent palace while it is less crowded.

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

There is a certain magic that fizzes through the air in the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European castle on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy. You’ll meet your expert, English-speaking guide in Versailles for a private tour of the Palace and Gardens, making your experience more intimate and unhurried. Versailles is one of the most visited attractions in the world so take the opportunity to tour the magnificent palace while it is less crowded for a more enjoyable and exclusive visit.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most beautiful castles in the world with a whopping 700 rooms. Peruse its incredible array of fine art and the intricate design of its 1250 fireplaces as you work your way through the highlights of the castle including the King and Queen’s apartments, the Chapel, the Coronation Room, the Hall of Mirrors and the Salon of Abundance – how many residences can boast one of those? This list of rooms your guide will show you goes on and on, each one an entirely different and unique experience from the Peace Room to the Queen’s bedchamber.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Explore many of the hundreds of lavishly decorated rooms including the Royal Chapel during your visit to the Palace of Versailles.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

And just when you think that you have seen all that the Palace of Versailles has to offer, you’ll burst into the sunlight and encounter its dazzling manicured gardens, over 1,800 acres in size. We suggest choosing a date when either the famous Versailles Fountain Show or Musical Gardens are running (all running days from July to August, all days except Wednesday from September to October). The ticket to the show will be included in your tour price. The Versailles Fountain Show is a wonderful musical event held in the exclusive groves, designed by André Le Nôtre. Watch fountains explode to the sounds of a cello at the Fountain Show or just be enchanted by the simple beauty of classical music played in beautiful surroundings during the Musical Gardens event. Take some more time to experience the gardens on your own, wandering their beautiful olive groves and lawns.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Skip the Line Access to the Palace & Gardens of Versailles
  • Guided visit inside the Palace & Gardens of Versailles
  • Expert, English-speaking private tour guide exclusively for your group
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food & beverages
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice. It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites.
Departure Point

Unnamed Road, 78000 Versailles, France

Return Details

Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

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3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


29 Aug, 2022

Long story short, our bus driver never showed up. The tour guide was very sweet and tried her best to contact and get help from City Wonders as our entire group sat on the side of the road and waited. We ended up ordering Ubers and paid for them ourselves. We lost 2 hours of our day and were not offered a refund for any of the trip or even a reimbursement for the Ubers. Very disappointing. Do not recommend.

Emily R

19 Aug, 2022

Avoid this company. Departure was supposed to be at 9.45am we did not leave Paris until 10.45am. Experience was chaotic and rushed. No explanation / apology provided by either the driver, the tour guide nor from the company who I had to phone for information. Email also ignored. Afternoon plans made were subsequently affected.


20 Apr, 2022

La Vacanza Travel/Get Your Guide we’re most helpful in trying to rectify our situation and help us gain access to Versailles after arriving late for our tour and being given incorrect information on where to go. The tour operator City Wonders were extremely rude, told us the tickets had expired and hung up on me. These tickets were over 300 eu! The Versailles Staff on the other hand were outstanding and found a way for my daughter and my daughter to gain entrance on a sold out day! Thank you to the wonderful, kind and friendly Museum Staff. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!


18 Dec, 2021

The private tour was great. Antony was extremely knowledgable and able to answer all questions. He was very friendly and accommodating.


21 Oct, 2021

Simply brilliant . We got a great insight to the history and life of the kings and queens that lived in this grand palace. We were virtually transported back in time thanks to our tour guide Max . The time flew by and we learnt a lot of secrets and stories about the grand rulers and life styles and rise and fall of the kings of France . A must visit for history lovers and all things opulent

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