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

Versailles Palace & Gardens Entrance, Transfer & Audio Guide

Product ID: 62481
Skip the long ticket lines to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, and discover them at your own pace with an audio-guided tour. Enjoy a choice of departure points for your bus transfer from central Paris.
About this ticket
Duration: 7 hours
Starting times 10:10 AM, 10:30 AM, 10:50 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Spanish, English, French
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy priority entrance at the Palace of Versailles
  • Choose from one of 3 departure points in Paris for your comfortable bus transfer
  • Learn about court life before the French Revolution
  • Follow in the footsteps of the notorious "Sun King"
  • Explore the gardens and water features designed by André Le Notre
Full description
Venture into the grand ball and state rooms of the Palace of Versailles on a full-day tour from Paris. Choose from one of 3 departure points in the French capital for your transfer by comfortable bus.

Upon arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument, a trilingual host will escort you to the château, where an informative audio guide available in 11 languages delves deep into the heart of court life. Learn how the Palace of Versailles grew from a hunting lodge for Louis XIII before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682.

Explore the dazzling Hall of Mirrors and the opulent State Apartments. Follow in the footsteps of Louis XIV ("The Sun King"), and stroll among gardens designed by André Le Notre at your own pace.

On Tuesdays, and at weekends, your ticket includes the legendary musical fountains show. Watch as the water features light up in a dazzling spectacle to complete your day of Versailles excess. Then, transfer back to Paris.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Tri-lingual tour host/escort
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus, with pickups from various points in Paris
  • Audio guide
  • Musical Gardens and Fountain Show (included on Tuesdays and weekends from April to October)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • High-heeled shoes
  • Baby strollers
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• The musical gardens show is only available on Tuesdays. The fountains show is only available on Saturdays and Sundays (summer only)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 317 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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A good guide on the coach and the Palace is amazing

Enjoyed the trip and certainly queues for us were reasonably short, even though it was a busy Sunday The gardens were a disappointment as there were no sign posts, no stewards to ask and no seating. The map we were issued with did not seem to relate to what we could see and didn't indicate where we were. We only came across the train after it was too late to join the queue to take it. We were let down badly on the return journey as the coach did not return us to our starting point as promised in your e-mail of 13th May. They finished at the Opera and refused to carry on. We walked a good distance to find a taxi with no luck and back at the Opera Metro the entrance to the line we wanted was closed and we had to walk some distance to the other entrance. it was very hot and we are both in our 80s and were extremely tired. Our tickets cost 7.50 Euro. Most of the above not your fault except for the let down at the end

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September 30, 2019

For us, the best way to have seen Versailles was with the self-guided tour. However, Versailles itself, was way overcrowded and this put a damper on our viewing pleasure--but this has nothing to do with the tour company. Everything with them worked out fairly well. They picked us up at the designated meeting point and got us in, although it did take about 45 minutes standing in a light rain. Again, this was due to heavy crowds. The 7 hour time they give you is deceiving--that includes transportation and waiting in line time. We had about 3 hours to view Versailles in the end.

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May 14, 2019

Had a wonderful time at the Palace

My only complaint was the lack of directions for the pick up point. "Facing the bakery" is not an ideal phrase when there are bakeries all over. Maybe making sure to name which bakery you would like the group to meet at would be better. My friend and I stood at the wrong corner of the busy intersection in front of a different bakery due to lack of name. Other then that we had a good time once we got there.

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February 25, 2018

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Product ID: 62481