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Skip-the-line Versailles Palace Guided Tour provided by Guidatours Versailles

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Skip-the-line Versailles Palace Guided Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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- E-voucher only for check-in - Only one person allowed to check-in at the desk
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Bypass the long entrance lines and have a worry-free trip to the Palace of Versailles with this skip-the-line tour. No need to worry about studying a floor plan—a guide leads the way and points out the palace’s best features, including the Hall of Mirrors, and the State Apartments. After the tour, enjoy the freedom of exploring the gardens at your own pace.
  • Enjoy the perk of being able to skip-the-line at the Palace of Versailles
  • Lots to explore—see the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and more
  • Learn about the palace’s history from guide commentary along the way
  • Choose when you leave—explore the gardens alone after the tour
Important Information
Departure Point
Guidatours Versailles, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France
1h 30m
Return Details
Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Versailles Palace entrance with priority access
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gardens tickets during Musical and Fountain Shows (from April to October, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The time on your voucher is the meeting time at the agency (tour departs few minutes after). In case of late arrival for the check-in, you cannot join the tour and no refund or postponement will be made.
  • The skip-the-line access can be slowed down on peak days due to various safety controls established by the Versailles Palace
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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athy_a wrote a review Mar 2020
london41 contributions
Amazing day. Met 10am at tourist office opposite Rail station (Versailles -Rive Gauche) and taken through Palace rooms. Little waiting other than Isabel getting the etrance tickets and going through security. Isabel was charming, very informative and talked about the archtecture
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Date of experience: March 2020
Rebecca S wrote a review Mar 2020
Buffalo, United States5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful tour guide and she was extremely knowledgable and very friendly. It was an amazing experience for myself and my family. We would go back again. The grounds in the spring would be amazing to see. Just remember to view the fine print on where to meet the tour as
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Date of experience: February 2020
Anthony A wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California2 contributions
The experience was awesome. Meet up was easy. Versailles is accessible via express train in 12 minutes + 10 minute walk according to Sophie. We used Uber, about 30 minutes and less than 40 euros. Sophie was very knowledgeable and funny, She explained as much as she can and we
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jesse H wrote a review Feb 2020
Lynbrook, New York115 contributions69 helpful votes
If you’re looking to get the highlights of this amazing place, skip the insane lines, all while still having the freedom to wonder the property on your own, this is the experience for you. Although all tour groups do have a slight wait at the entrance for security screening
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S S wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was brilliant! I highly recommend this company and the tour. Our guide was Anne-Sophie and I was amazed at her knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalism. I mistakenly arrived at the Chateau (you should go to the tour office at the station to collect your ticket and start
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Date of experience: January 2020
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We missed the reservation.
We thought 3.5 hours from the airport would be enough, but for someone new and learning the airport and train syste
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Lots of waiting around
Skip the line? The was no line but guidatours managed to create their own and make us stand in it for about 50 minu
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Skip the line tickets meant I did not have to queue up for ages as the queue for the tickets was very long. I had t
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Versaille tour
Great tour and would recommend if you are on a schedule. Otherwise you may have wait getting in. Do include the q
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Birthday Treat
French guide was informative interesting and at times humorous.The booking process was easy and then customer servi
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The guide Aliette was excellent .She was informative,interesting and at times amusing.There were queues to the Pala
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A great way to see the Eiffel Tower!
We had a great time on this skip-the-line tour. Everything was efficient and quick moving, and our guide (Alexandr
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Worth the try!
Highly recommended. I booked the skip line mainly for my parents coz they are not able to queue for long time due t
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Viraj M
Worth the money
Worth the money to pay to skip the line. Clear instructions on entry to the palace and then you are free to roam on
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Missed the tour
Sadly we were 20 minutes late due to traffic. There are no exceptions if you’re late. I totally understand not bein
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Nicole C
An enchanted castle
I'm such a Disney nerd and this was my far such an eye opening experience. The hall of mirrors were wonderful
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Monica N
Audio guide didn't work
Versailles is amazing. I wish my audio guide worked. I had to go and pick one up from the front desk in Versaille
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Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking palace and gardens
We had a lovely visit to the gardens but the palace itself was a bit off putting. It was too crowded and most visi
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worthwhile - we lucked out
Worth it. The office is difficult to find (we arrived 30 minutes early), but once you are there, it is excellent.
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Don't hesitate to have a meal in the gardens - it was lovely and the food was delicious! The best French onion sou
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Key Details
  • Palace of Versailles, The Hall of Mirrors
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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