The Best Versailles Tour 2023
About the Versailles Tour
Discover the luxury, history, and beauty of the Palace of Versailles by booking this amazing interactive tour with skip-the-line access. Enter the Versailles through an individual entrance and begin your amazing tour. Once you’re done with the Palace tour, you’ll have access to the famous gardens.
Palace of Versailles Tour
Enjoy an exclusive skip-the-line guided tour of Versailles Palace with access to its gorgeous royal gardens. After meeting your guide, you’ll enter a separate entrance to the Palace.
During this 90-minute tour of the main palace, you will see the King’s Bedroom, the State Apartments, and the symbolic Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the prominent figures of the French monarchy, from Marie Antoinette to King Louis XIV, who is also known as the Sun King.
Hear about the fascinating historical events in many of the palace’s rooms before exploring the vast musical gardens complex on your own or with your expert guide.
Marvel at the gardens’ beauty, bronze statues, and decorative basins while you walk through the rows of large trees. Gain fascinating insights about the garden on a 45-minute guided tour.
- Skip-the-line Entrance
- Live Tour Guide
- 90-minute guided tour of the main palace
- Access to the Gardens of Versailles
- 45-minute guided tour of the gardens (if the option is booked)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transfers to/from Paris
- Entry ticket to Marie Antoinette’s estate and the Grand Trianon
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Tour Meeting Point
The meeting point may vary depending on the tour option you have booked. So, make sure to check it in advance.
Check-in at the GetYourGuide shop located at 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, located opposite the RER line C Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station.
Explore Château de Versailles on a 90-minute guided tour with a professional tour guide.
Visit the majestic royal gardens and admire their abundant fountains.
Beat the vast crowds and avoid long lines by jumping straight in with your pre-booked time slot.
Choose between a private or a shared small group tour and learn all about the figures of critical historical events and the French monarchy.
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Visit Versailles and learn all the interesting facts about the French Monarchy!
Good to know before you go
- Once your guided tour is finished, you can stay and explore the royal gardens as much as you want, even until closing.
- The entrance to the palace gardens is free every Wednesday in April, May, June, September, and October. The prices of the guided tour have been adjusted accordingly. Gardens tickets are not necessary these days.
- On the days when the garden entrance is free, there are no musical or fountain shows.
- The royal gardens close at 5:30 PM on specific dates (May 28, every Saturday between June 11 and September 24, July 14, and October 30).
- The Versailles palace can be very crowded during peak visiting times, so you may wait shortly at the entrance.
- Not suitable for wheelchair users and people with mobility impairments.
- Not allowed: pets, weapons or sharp objects, baby strollers, food and drinks, luggage or large bags, selfie sticks, and umbrellas.
- What to bring: Passport or ID card, comfortable shoes.
FAQ – Versailles tour
How long does it take to tour the Palace of Versailles?A tour of Versailles Palace takes around 1.5-2 hours. If you want to explore the inside of Versailles thoroughly, you might need a full 3 hours to tour the palace. For the royal gardens at Versailles, you’ll need to add another hour to the visit.
Is the Palace of Versailles worth visiting?Yes! The Palace of Versailles is definitely worth visiting! Although you’ll need to do some preplanning for this tour, it will be worth the effort. The palace is an opulent complex with great political history and an architectural grandeur that you must see with your own eyes. So, book your Palace of Versailles guided tour online right away!
Are there tours of the Palace of Versailles?There are Versailles Palace tours available every day. And you can choose between a number of tour options, from a guided group tour, a bike tour of Versailles, or a tour that includes visiting the royal gardens and the Versailles Grand Canal. We recommend booking the Versailles Palace Skip The Line Guided tour with access to the Royal Gardens, that way, you will have the full experience of visiting Versailles.
How far is Versailles from Paris?The Palace of Versailles is around 33 kilometers from Paris, if you travel by car it will take you around 50 minutes to reach the palace, and if you travel by train from Paris you’ll need around one hour to arrive at the Versailles Palace.
Experience more by taking a guided day trip from Paris to Versailles!
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Day Trip to Versailles from Paris
Enjoy a half-day tour with a convenient skip-the-line entry to the Palace of Versailles. Explore the famous king's and queen's state apartments accompanied by an expert tour guide. He will provide all the essential information about the areas you visit inside the palace. Depending on your preference, you can choose between a shared or private tour.
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- Transportation by an air-conditioned coach
- Skip the line access
- Expert tour guide
Why should you go on a Versailles Tour?
Preserving more than five centuries of French history, the Versailles Palace is not only a house of remarkable artworks but an incredible work of art itself. By going on a guided tour of Versailles palace, you will have the opportunity to see a fine example of European architecture from the 17th century.
This exquisite palace contains 2,300 rooms, including the glamorous King and Queen’s apartments and the famous Hall of Mirrors. Equally as impressive as the palace are its stunning gardens. Spanning over 230 acres, the Gardens of Versailles feature hundreds of sculptures, 50 fountains, 620 water jets, approximately 200,000 trees, and more than 210,000 flowers.
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Unforgettable experience at the Versailles!
A great tour, especially if you don't want to spend all day there. From start to finish, this Versailles tour was very educational and informative. In the palace, in each room, the hall of mirrors, and the beautiful royal gardens, we were able to browse at our leisure. This tour is one of the memories from our Paris visit that we will cherish forever! To top it off, our fantastic tour guide Valerie was very excellent and funny.
Very well-organized tour with amazing guides!
Exactly what we were hoping for! Our tour guide was absolutely terrific! The earpiece audio system worked well, and it was handy to listen to it and follow the tour. This guided Versailles tour is something I would highly recommend to everyone wanting to visit the palace. Plus, you get access to the royal gardens, and you can explore them on your own.
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- Skip-the-line access to the Versailles Palace & gardens
- Expert tour guide
- Free cancellation