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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

By Fat Tire Tours
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$83.16
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$83.16
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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 4h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Professional guide for the gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Versailles
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • 1 Av. Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France This tour meets in Paris, in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.
Return details
  • 78000 Versailles, France This tour concludes in Versailles and guests are welcome to stay in the Palace of Versailles until closing. Roundtrip train tickets to/from Paris are included in the cost of the tour.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3588VERSAILLES

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The guided part of the tour is approximately 2 hours. The length of time you spend exploring the Palace and Gardens independently is up to you.
  • Dress accordingly to the weather with appropriate shoes.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train
  • The Château of Versailles has decided to limit the number of guests inside the museum at one time for the remainder of 2020. Please be aware that skip-the-line entry may not be available on your tour, but our team will still ensure easy access to the palace.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train?
How much is Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train?
Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train price starts from $82.73. Discover and book Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train on Tripadvisor
What is the Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train cancellation policy?
Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train?
Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train is hosted by Fat Tire Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Fat Tire Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3588VERSAILLES

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Av. Emile Zola
    1 Av. Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France
    This tour meets in Paris, in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Palace of Versailles
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Royal Chapel
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    The Hall of Mirrors
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Tapis Vert
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Grand Canal
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Versailles
    78000 Versailles, France
    This tour concludes in Versailles and guests are welcome to stay in the Palace of Versailles until closing. Roundtrip train tickets to/from Paris are included in the cost of the tour.
    See address & details
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Great way to see the city!
half day Paris bike tour was a great experience for me and my tweens. Robin was very informative and fun, and took
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An amazing way to see the city!
Our private bike tour with Fat Tire was amazing, and we highly recommend. Dan was an incredibly informative and pat
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Great!
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Highly recommended
We spent the day with Danielle (Dany). She was great- energetic, informative, and made time to speak with all the
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Fat Tire Tours - The Best!!!
EXCEPTIONAL Tour. I can't imagine a better way to experience Versailles than with a Fat Tire bike tour. It would
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Can't recommend this enough!
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Tour guide made the day
Oj - the tour guide definitely made the trip! It was cold and rainy but his positive and knowledgeable outlook brig
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A really good time!
Dani was fabulous! We got to the meet up site a little early and because of this were put in the first group which
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Great experience
Our guide Martin was informative, entertaining and upbeat. We learned a lot about the history of Paris and the Fren
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Great relaxing and fun day in Versailles
Our guide Oljhan (OJ) made our trip very fun and enlightening at the same time. Our family age 12-47 enjoyed the to
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A great day out
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Highlight of our trip
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David D
Centerville, UT30 contributions
May 2022
This was a fantastic tour by The Tour Guy and definitely one we would recommend if you really want a great overview of Versailles.

The information on meeting up with the tour was great (outside a metro stop in western Paris), and the tour guide was very organized with train tickets for everyone, which we used to get on the train and ride about 25 minutes out to Versailles.

Once at the train stop, we walked about 20 minutes to the actual Palace of Versailles, where our tour guide got all of our entrance tickets and a headset, and then led us into the palace.

Once inside, our tour guide, Anastasia, showed everyone how to use the headset, which was basically a little unit with headphones that allowed you to hear her commentary crystal clear when we were in crowded areas of the Palace where it would have been difficult otherwise.

We then went on about a 2-hour tour of the main parts of the Palace. Anastasia was an outstanding tour guide. Very personable and engaging, with lots of detailed knowledge about both the history of King Louis XIV and the history of the Palace, as well as the various rooms and art.

After the tour, we were left to explore the expansive gardens on our own, which we enjoyed because we could take our time at the many fountains, have some lunch, and just really enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

The train ticket provided by the tour was a round-trip ticket, so when we were done at Versailles, we just walked back to the train station, hopped on, and went right back into the heart of Paris.

We were very impressed with the organization and professionalism of this tour and would highly recommend it.
Written May 26, 2022
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Doriane E
1 contribution
Nov 2021
We had Rory as our guide. He was so informative. You can tell he loves history, fun facts, and knows how to keep everyone safe, and teens engaged. Can't say enough about this perfectly magical day. From the meeting point, the train ride, Versailles, gathering food (and great recommendations from Rory) to the actual picnic... He was AWESOME! I will be recommending this to anyone who vacations in Paris!
Written November 26, 2021
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Brandon D
6 contributions
Aug 2022
Our guide OJ (Olajean) was funny, informative, and gave us excellent pointers of how we could maximize our time at Versailles. We did a walking tour with OJ through the gardens before visiting the chateau, but it was OJ's recommendations that we did after that we enjoyed the most. After walking through the chateau, we biked around the grand canal, visited the Petit and Grand Trianons, and walked through Marie Antoinette's hamlet. Biking around the grand canal was my single favorite thing we did during our two week trip around Europe.
Written August 20, 2022
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Howard S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Our guide, OJ, was funny and informative and did a great job ensuring that we got the most out of our time at Versailles. While others waited on a long line in the hot sun, we had plenty of time in both the gardens and the Chateau. We never wasted a minute. Fat Tire tours is the way to go!
Written May 21, 2022
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dsullivan48
Suwanee, GA2 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
From the first moment, this tour was very disorganized. We were first placed on one bus then another representative moved us to another bus. The company reps argued with. each other regarding who was in charge. Upon arriving at the palace, we were shuttled around between several guides. Again, more arguments between the employees. The head guide was rude and snapping at everyone. Our guide seemed to be very knowledgeable but her English was limited to only a very few words. It was so crowded that it was a struggle to remain with the guide and very difficult to see. The palace itself was filthy. The promised water display was canceled at the time it was scheduled to begin. This tour was a huge disappointment and I would never recommend it. We felt cheated.
Written October 19, 2018
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bronshte
Danville, CA2 contributions
Aug 2019
Versailles is a world-known attraction that cannot leave anyone indifferent. However, to make the most of your visit, I highly recommend to join any of the tours posted on Trip Advisor. Fat Tire Tours is no exception - it was very well organized. Our guide, Natasha, despite her young age, was very knowledgeable of the subject, and, even more importantly, of the Palace and garden themselves. At the day of the tour the weather did not favor us, and we were caught under very heavy rain while walking from the train station to the Palace, so parts of the garden were not easily accessible due to puddles. Natasha easily navigated us through alternative paths and still managed to show all the highlights while keeping us informed and entertained.
Overall me and my daughter were very satisfied with the trip.
One wish which I have is that tour participants should have audio receivers rather than rely on guide's instructions that she sometimes need to shout loudly, especially during walks when the group is stretched (in England it seems common practice, and works very well).
Written August 12, 2019
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SHN
Vietnam965 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
A really comfortable train ride from Paris to Versailles with a guide who kept us entertained and informed through the ride. Never been so happy to have a skip the line ticket because the crowd outside the palace waiting for tickets was mind boggling!!
We began with a two hour walk around the garden, which was quite an effort but worth it. We could buy orange juice made from the fruit of the trees grown in the palace ground. A little steeply priced but was really welcome after all the walking around. So beautifully laid out and well manicured was the lawns that one didn’t really miss the absence of too many flowers.
After the garden we went around the Palace..no words to describe it! Beautiful to say the least .. though I wish it wasn’t so crowded and one could look around with more ease.
Please do book your tickets in advance!
Written August 2, 2019
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Sheree H
Cleveland, OH5 contributions
There was lots of information about the palace the guide was knowledgeable.

We had several people that could have have benefited from using the tram.
Written June 22, 2019
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Natsoro
Athens, Greece10 contributions
May 2019 • Family
On a cold and heavily rainy day of May, "Fat Tyres Tours" made it pretty clear that it only focuses on making the tour no matter what. Not giving any guidelines for the necessary equipment based on the forecasted weather conditions and taking no actions themselves (i.e. providing gloves or at least a disposable anorak), they showed a total indifference of the participants' complaints for the absence of organization and lack of alternatives. The tour was certainly a tour to remember as we ended up cycling in hail and entering the Versailles Palace wet and exchausted. Memorable...
Written May 9, 2019
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Mike D
Princeton, NJ4 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Our family of 8 - incl 3 20yo, 2 teens, and 21 mo enjoyed our trip guided by Cian who was personable and knowledgeable. We had a bike trailer tha t a bolt came off. He had spare parts and had us fixed up and on our way in a few moments. He guided us to some nice selections in a busy open market which we picknicked on later in the gardens of our tour. Skipping the lines is a very nice benefit, especially on a hot day!
Written June 30, 2018
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