1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Palace of Versailles

Skip the Line Versailles Tour from Paris via Train

Product ID: 42454
Skip the long lines to the magnificent Palace of Versailles on a 4.5-hour tour of the expansive gardens and chateau. Explore the majestic rooms, and stay as long as you wish using the complimentary audio guide. Return to Paris in your own time.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most beautiful and interesting parts of Versailles
  • Learn the fascinating history of the famous kings and queens of France
  • Stroll at your own pace listening to palace stories on the audio guide
  • Enjoy a stress free journey, with all transport details taken care of
  • Discover hidden groves in the gardens with an expert guide
Full description
Visit the stunning Palace of Versailles on a half-day tour from Paris, and stay as long as you like to stroll the chateau and gardens at leisure.

There’s no need to worry about all the little details, such as arranging train tickets and navigating the grounds.

Take the train to Versailles, and then skip the long lines (which can sometimes be up to 2 hours) to discover the Sun King’s opulent palace at your own pace. Inside the chateau, you will receive an audio guide with heaps of interesting stories and facts about the Hall of Mirrors, royal apartments, and more.

Your guide will offer a fascinating orientation to the gardens and palace grounds. Learn about the French formal style of landscape architect André Le Nôtre, and see aspects of his splendid creations you’d otherwise miss. You are free to return to Paris in the late afternoon in your own time.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pre-reserved skip-the-line priority entrance to the Palace of Versailles
  • Audio-guide for a visit of up to 1.5 hours
  • Entrance fees
  • Round-trip train tickets from Paris to Versailles
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite Café Regalia. The closest metro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). The easiest taxi address is 1 Avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris. Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
The guided duration of the tour is 3 hours (the duration of the entire visit including the chateau will be 4-5 hours).

Your guide will give you your return RER C ticket so you can explore the chateau at your own pace with the audio guide and go back whenever your want.

The supplier will offer a full refund for tours cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) prior to the scheduled departure date. The supplier does not offer refunds for any reason if a tour is cancelled within 72 hours.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 163 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The trip in itself was stunning. Phil was an excellent guide and was really a huge help with any questions regarding any of the gardens and had a great sense of humor. Just remember to wear some good walking shoes because I you will be walking quite a lot not only in the gardens but also in the Chateau. Would definitely do this tour again and hopefully be lucky enough to have Phil again.

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September 18, 2019

Our tour and tour guide was definitely worth it!!

Our tour guide was named Sonja (I hope that's how you spell it) and she was great! She knew so much about Versailles and Paris in general. She made the tour fun and personable. She even took our photos after. Over all, it was a great tour and we would recommend it!

September 7, 2018

Worth it!!!

Our guide Eugenia made this tour worthwhile. She was very accommodating from the very start. Her knowledge of the history of what she was sharing throughout the trip was fascinating. Highly recommendable!

June 14, 2019

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Product ID: 42454