We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skip-the-Line Half-Day Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour by Train from Paris

Select Date and Travelers
From
$93.60
Date
2 travelers
Options
Overview
Join this half-day tour to the prestigious Palace of Versailles and Gardens. Walk in the footsteps of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. See the Hall of Mirrors, lavish staterooms, and beautiful gardens. Your English-speaking guide will lend their expertise to enhancing the experience with historical facts and interesting anecdotes. Take the RER train from Paris and enjoy skip-the-line access, a real time-saver.
Highlights
  • A skip-the-line guided tour of Versailles, with train transport from Paris
  • Enjoy hassle-free travel with round-trip tickets on the RER
  • Bypass the entrance crowds for more time to explore the 700-room palace
  • Upgrade to enjoy a rare peek at Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette's getaway
What to Expect
Begin by meeting your guide at Javel André Citroen Metro station for a short and scenic train ride from Paris with a group capped at 25 people.
Skip the entrance line and enjoy more time inside the palace for a firsthand peek at lavish official chambers and private apartments. With its world-famous Hall of Mirrors and sweeping, English-style garden, the Palace of Versailles is the stuff of legends.
Depending on your day of travel, you may end up catching the famous Musical Fountain show in the stately palace gardens. Learn where glamorous royal balls once took place as your guide entertains you with facts from French history and stories of court intrigue. Upgrade to include the Petit Trianon for a peek into the private life of the royals, including the thatched cottages of Marie Antoinette.
Your guide returns you to the station for the train trip back to Paris, where the tour ends.
Show More
Reviews (44)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveler rating
14
1
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
14
1
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fountain show opera house worth every penny french history serge merci security versailles questions knowledge information
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed July 10, 2019

We cannot say enough good things about our guide, Christiana and this tour. She was efficient, cheerful, informative and funny. We had a 10-15 minute wait outside the entrance to the palace while Christiana worked her magic to get us moved to the front of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Steve R
Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Memories DMC France, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review, which we have passed on to Cristiana and which she was also extremely pleased to read. We really are happy to read that you enjoyed the full day tour, we...More

Reviewed July 9, 2019

Our tour guide was awesome! She was well versed in Versailles and had so much information for us. Doing the skip the line tour was worth every penny - it was extremely crowded and while we waited about 10-15 minutes to get in, it beat...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank cmvaughn77
Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Memories DMC France, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

Thank you for leaving us a review, and for all your helpful tips for future visitors to Versailles! It has been very hot here in Paris recently, renovations have recently finished in the Queen's apartments at Versailles that have put an air cooling system in,...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019

Tour guide was very knowledgable and engaging. Enjoyed the attention to pointing out the details of the Palace. Provided ample time to tour the Gardens after completing the guided tour.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DerbyCityKYTraveler
Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Memories DMC France, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very glad to read that you enjoyed your tour at Versailles, both the palace and the wonderful gardens, and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed May 30, 2019

Caroline our guide was wonderful and she made sure we were altogether when we caught the train as it was so busy and a train had been cancelled. The only thing negative was so many people which made it extremely hard to take photos, but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 812Hinch
Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Memories DMC France, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit, despite the crowds - luckily Caroline is an expert at making the very best of a visit even on busy days! We are happy you enjoyed the beautiful...More

Reviewed May 12, 2019

We did the half-day tour on May 10 with Caroline B. We met in Paris with the group and the guide. Together we took the train to go to Versailles, then visited the Palais (skip the line was well worth it) and then the Gardens...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SwissTravelers2014
Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Memories DMC France, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

Many thanks for leaving us a review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit to Versailles with Caroline, I have just passed your review on to her and I'm sure she will also be very happy to read it! It's great that you...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
honesttraveler12
July 14, 2019|
Answer
Response from Siobhan P | Property representative |
Hello! Our tours end either around 12:15 or 1:15pm depending on the gardens (if the fountain show is on we start a little earlier to ensure you see the very best of it). Travel time back to central Paris is around 30... More
1
Vote
Deanna A
August 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Siobhan P | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. This is a tricky tour for someone in a wheelchair, particularly the outdoors parts of the visit. The courtyard of the Palace has large cobblestones, and the gardens are not easily... More
0
Votes
Henry L
June 5, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Siobhan P | Property representative |
Hello, the tour lasts 3 hours total, that includes both the visit of the palace and the gardens, the 3 hours are fully guided. These 3 hours do not include the travel time, approx 30 - 45 mins on the train each way. If you... More
0
Votes
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: