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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Half Day Tour including Audio Guide – With Hotel Transfers From Central Paris

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    • Adults (13+)
    • Children (4-12)
    • Infants (0-3)
    • Enjoy a visit to the Palace of Versailles your own way
    • Choose between a morning and an afternoon tour of Versailles Palace
    • Explore the royal chambers and gardens of Versailles Palace with an audio guide
    • Upgrade your Versailles tour to see the musical fountains show
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Palace of Versailles: Daily except on Mondays
    Musical Fountain: On Saturdays and Sundays from 26 March to 30 October, on Tuesdays from 24 May to 28 June as well as on some additional dates (Friday - 25 March, Thursday – 5 May, Thursday – 14 July and Monday- 15 August)


    5 hours

    Start Time

    9:45am and 12:45pm

    Meeting Point

    You will be picked up from your hotel in central Paris
    (Please advise your accommodation details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up.)

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at Champs Elysees/Arc de Triompe

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Explore the Palace of Versailles your way with no worries about organising hotel transfers, audio guides or entrance tickets! This flexible Versailles tour from Paris gives you the freedom to choose from a morning or afternoon tour and offers skip-the-line tickets, ensuring you spend more time admiring the royal palace rather than waiting in long entrance queues.

    One of the top attractions from Paris, The Palace of Versailles is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its exquisite royal chambers and verdant formal gardens spreading across 800 hectares. Upgrade your tour to see the Musical Fountain Show and witness the extraordinary sight of Versailles’ fountains coming to life as they dance to classical music.

    During your time at the palace, you will receive an audio guide revealing the incredible history of this monumental heritage site. The inner-workings and stories of the palaces’ royal chambers and parlours are all revealed on this tour.


    You will be picked up from your Paris hotel in a minivan at your chosen time and transported to the entrance of the Palace of Versailles.

    Rush past the long queues at the entry gates with your skip-the-line Versailles ticket. Collect your audio guide, providing interesting facts, anecdotes, and stories about this UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Follow in the footsteps of French royalty and be enamored by the extravagance of King Louis XIV’s intimate chambers, the halls lined with statues and the wonderful gardens. One of the major highlights of Versailles is the spectacular Hall of Mirrors, where the historic Treaty of Versailles, ending the World War I, was signed in June 1919.

    Admire the lush palace gardens and enjoy a stroll through the gorgeous groves, taking in the remarkable sculptures, waterways, and royal residences including Marie Antoinette’s rural retreat, the Queen’s Hamlet – in these beautiful gardens.

    If you choose to see the Fountains Show , enjoy the fanciful histrionics of Versailles’ water fountains accompanied by musical compositions from Lully, Desmarets, Gluck and Rameau.

    At the end of the tour, you will be picked up by the minivan and dropped back to Paris Central Champs Elysees/Arc de Triompe

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up (in Paris)
    • Skip-the-line entrance to Versailles
    • Audio guide available Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
    • Musical Fountain tickets (if option selected)
    • Live Guide
    • Meals and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Immediately on booking you will be emailed a booking confirmation of your purchase. If the booking is within 2 months, we will follow this up with your ticket/voucher within 72 hours of your booking. If your booking is more than 2 months away, you will be sent the ticket/voucher 30 days before your travel date.

    The starting time of the tour is approximate. You will informed of exact pick-up time via email a day before the travel date by our local partner.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Your driver will pick you up from Versailles Palace for your return transfer either at 2:30pm or 6pm depending on your choice.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • Customer Reviews

    • Wonderful tour guide!

      Very much enjoyed our excellent & funny tour guide within the palace...was surprised that the palace portion of the tour was fairly short, with much more time left for the gardens. The ...

      Cheryl Walters, United States
    • Love skipping the long lines!

      Our first driver was more stressed about traffic. Never gave us his name. The tour guide was a female & very fun & informative. Our return driver gave us fun facts on sites along the wa...

      Julie Lehner-Gevelinger, United States
    • Fantastic Experience

      Well worth the money and by far the best guide we have been on a tour with. If you are into history, a guide like our historian is your best bet.

      Ankita Singh, United States
    • The line seemed to be a mile long and we just walked on through. It is busy though so be prepared for a little shoulder rubbing.

      Susan Smith, United Kingdom, 29/Sep/2017


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