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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Tour with Free Audio Guide & Seine River Cruise – From Paris

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Key Highlights

  • Visit the Palace of Versailles your way and enjoy a Seine River Cruise
  • Enjoy flexibile tour options, and choose between a morning tour 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
  • You may take the Seine River cruise on the day and time that suits your schedule
  • Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off in a minivan
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Palace of Versailles Tour: 9:45am and 12:45pm
    Seine River Cruise: You can use your ticket between 10am and 9:45pm


    Versailles Tour: 6 hours approx.
    Seine River Cruise: 1 hour

    Start time

    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)
    Seine River Cruise: Daily

    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

    You will be dropped back to your hotel.
    In case, you want to take the Seine River cruise after the tour, you will be dropped at the cruise departure point.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Plan your own Versailles tour and enjoy a Seine River Cruise with this epic tour from Paris. Choose from a morning or an afternoon tour and explore the royal palace at your leisure with an audio guide.

    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, fountains and pools 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.

    After your Versailles tour, you will be transferred back to Paris where you can enjoy a 1-hour Seine River cruise after the tour. Alternatively, you can choose any other day and time of your convenience to enjoy the Seine River cruise.


    Begin your tour with a pick up from your Paris hotel in a minivan at your chosen time and head to Versailles.

    The minivan will drop you at the entrance of the Palace of Versailles. Walk past the long queues with your skip-the-line Versailles ticket and enjoy an audio guide providing you with all the interesting details of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Walk in the footsteps of French royalty and admire the extravagance of King Louis XIV’s intimate chambers, striking 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.

    Venture into the verdant palace gardens and enjoy a stroll through the gorgeous groves, taking in the remarkable sculptures, waterways and royal residencies – including Marie Antoinette’s rural retreat, the Queen’s Hamlet – in these extraordinary 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.

    After having completed your Versailles tour, you will be picked up by the minivan and taken back to Paris where you can either be dropped off at your hotel, or continue on to a 1-hour Seine River cruise. If you don’t wish to use your river cruise ticket on the same day, you may take the cruise on another day between 10am and 9:45pm.

    Enjoy views of Paris’ architectural wonders including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Musee de Orsay and many other stunning sites, during your cruise.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (in Paris)
    • Skip-the-line entrance fees for Versailles Palace
    • 1-hour Seine River cruise
    • Audio guide offered in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian
    • Musical Fountain tickets (if option selected)


    • Meals and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

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

    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.

    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.

  • reviews
    • Timely, courteous and pleasant drivers from Paris city tours.....we avoided a 3 hour line and got to see more of the palace. Worth every cent...

      Linda Grau, United States, 19/Aug/2017
    • The person who came took us was very sweet. I will recommend all my friends to use this site Had a great time...

      Alka Kotak, United States, 01/Jun/2016
    • First Class Service

      A fabulous service. Picked up from hotel foyer and whisked to Versailles by a very polite driver who ensured we got straight through the long queue for Versailles.Convenient...

      H Mackenzie, United Kingdom, 11/Aug/2016

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