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

Ultimate Versailles: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Product ID: 175182
About this tour
Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting times 9:30 AM, 1:00 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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The Original experience

  • Skip the long lines like a true royal
  • Go on an exclusive 90-minute guided tour
  • Learn about the figures of the French monarchy
  • Explore the palace more on your own after the tour ends
Full description
Get the royal treatment with an exclusive guided tour of the palace.

In over 90 minutes, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. Your guide will bring these legendary characters to life and more.

The palace is one of the largest in the world - there are more than 700 rooms. To make sure you see and explore the best of them, a knowledgeable guide is a must. What's more, beat the huge crowds and jump straight in with your pre-booked time slot. This exclusive ticket also includes access to the gardens.

After the tour ends, feel free to explore the rest of palace until it closes.
  • Entrance ticket
  • Skip-the-line entry into the palace
  • Access to the palace gardens
  • 90-minute guided tour in English
What’s Not Included
  • Ticket to Marie Antoinette’s Estate
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Check in at: Office Guidatours, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles. It is located across the street from the RER line C Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station. • Take the 'Avenue de Paris' exit at the train station and find the office across the street next to the Class'croute Café • Please take into consideration that the train ride to Versailles takes 50 minutes to 1 hour

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• Baby strollers or baby backpack carriers that contain metal are not allowed inside the palace but inside the gardens
• You can stay in the palace until it closes
• Over summer's high season, high volumes of visitors come to the palace making it busier than usual
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 902 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Isabella was so knowledgeable, entertaining, and passionate about our tour! There were very long lines but our crew was able to get us in with no wait. We felt like VIPs. The devices worked perfectly and the entire booking process was quick and easy. I couldn’t be happier with the experience!

March 17, 2020

Good tour, ours was small due to strike many people missed their train from Paris! So plan a few routes to get there in case. Guide was Isabella, very bubbly and full of good facts. Downside is abviously too fast! There's too much to look at and admire here and you can't go back to relook. If you are Short on time do a tour otherwise I would recommend do it yourself to admire the beauty at your own pace

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February 13, 2020

Our guide was amazing and offered so much context to what we were looking at in each room at Verseilles (and there is A LOT to look at). Afterwards, you get to return to areas you wanted a longer look at,or explore the gardens. Unfortunately, since it was winter, the gardens were cold and many of the statues covered. There is more than enough to see on your own the rest of the day if you have time! Skip the line was essential. Even in winter, on a cold day, the line STILL stretched far beyond the gates.

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February 4, 2020

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Product ID: 175182