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Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour

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Versailles, France
Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Visit the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line admission, and avoid standing in the entrance queue before touring this royal chateau. On this 90-minute tour, follow a knowledgeable guide around the palace to see the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors. Then head outside independently to explore the expansive gardens at your leisure (note: an additional fee for the garden is required on days when the fountain show or musical show take place).
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Palace of Versailles with guided tour
  • Explore the chateau with a guide to learn about its royal inhabitants, from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette
  • See the Hall of Mirrors and the State Apartments
  • Visit the gardens after the tour to walk around on your own (additional fee on certain days)
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Professional guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Versailles Palace entrance with priority access
Meeting point in our local partner's store in Versailles
Transportation to/from attractions
Gardens tickets during Musical and Fountain Shows (from April to October)
Food and drinks
Gratuities
GetYourGuide Versailles , 10 Av. du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France

Check in at GetYourGuide office, located near Café Madeleine, across the street from the train station Versailles Château Rive Gauche (RER line C). Do not go directly at the Palace of Versailles.

Palace of Versailles , Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Bring your own headphones if you have them; standard jack, not Bluetooth
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station will be closed between July 15 - August 20, 2022. Instead, you will need to take a different route from Paris
  • There are two options with public transport: 1. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Rive Droite" (Take line L via Saint Lazare or La Défense) then it's a 25-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop. 2. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Chantiers" (Take line N via Montparnasse or line U via La Défense) then it's a 15-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GetYourGuide
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour.

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  • "It's not hard to get there on your own and meet up with the group." See review
  • "Also, Tuesday is a day when there are fountain shows in the gardens, and many people come to see those." See review

Reviews

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star-2
Very underwhelming
James_O
, May 2022
Tour guide was hard to understand and didn’t seem to knowledgeable. Couldn’t answer basic questions about the palace and overall underwhelming experience. Ended up just reading about the rooms in Wikipedia
star-5
Beautiful
Kristine_R
, May 2022
The hall of mirrors was amazing! The table where the Treaty of Versailles was memorable. I would definitely recommend getting macaroons from Laudree.
star-3
If you ABSOLUTELY MUST see Versailles this tour is perfectly fine
Pat_F
, May 2022
It was ok. Tour guide Ann-Sophia was knowledgeable and kept a good pace. We requested to meet the group at the palace rather than the in town ticket office and they accommodated us. I just wouldn’t bother with Versailles again. A general air of neglect and oh so CROWDED. If it’s between this and something else, choose the something else. I was underwhelmed. But the gardens were lovely.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear customer, We thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the guided tour with Anne Sophie Even though the palace was crowded. The palace is usually quite busy during the high season (spring and summer). We hope to see you again in Versailles, maybe in winter. It could be a good occasion to visit the palace with a different atmosphere. Warm regards, Marion GetYourGuide Versailles
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Memorable day at Versailles
Hannah_M
, May 2022
Such a wonderful experience! Directions were clear and the meeting point was easy. I’ve done the tour without the skip the line and I’ll tell you that it’s worth it!! The tour was informative and our guide Rueben was wonderful! Overall would recommended and do again
star-5
Laura is an excellent guide
Kris_M
, May 2022
Laura was an excellent guide; funny, shared entertaining historical information. Very thoughtful to think of a wheelchair for my mom.
star-4
Versailles
Carol_S
, May 2022
Knowledge about the Chateau and was able to answer questions from our group making the trip more personal.
star-4
Very interesting tour!
Diane_P
, May 2022
Barbara, our guide, was very informative and certainly knew her history and subject. She made it very pleasant to follow her around.
star-5
Overwhelming
Marlene_C
, May 2022
The sieze of the Versailles estate was impressive and to walk were the aristocrats walk and live hundreds of years ago
star-5
Great guide
Rebecca_M
, May 2022
Great tour! Our guide Barbara was so sweet and it was very easy to follow her tour. I would definitely recommend if you want to do more than just walk around Versailles.
star-2
Not as advertised
Holly_B
, May 2022
Paid the extra money for 9:40 appointment to skip the line due to tight schedule. The tour guide was late, we waited in a long line, and our tour did not start until 10:30. We spent another 15 minutes in the entryway talking about new artwork when we came to study history not contemporary art. Due to the late start we had to forgo our tour of the gardens. Tour guide kept making derogatory comments about our country. France has not moved far from their prejudices against foreigners. The history given was fascinating and appreciated so I gave two stars instead of one. Different cultures and countries should be respected. Do not advertise the service will save time if it will not.

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