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Skip the Line: Palace of Versailles Ticket with Audio Guide

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Key Highlights

  • Great for independent travelers who want to make their own way to the palace
  • Save time by skipping the long queues for entrance into the Palace of Versailles
  • Marvel at the French royalty and stroll the corridors of Louis XIV's great masterpiece
  • Get historical introduction of the Palace from your host
  • Spend as much time as you want at the Palace of Versailles
  • Learn the history of the Palace with informative audio guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 10 Apr: Daily except Monday
    11 Apr - 30 Apr: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 May - 21 Aug: Daily except Monday
    22 Aug - 30 Sep: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 Oct - 31 Oct: Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday


    You may spend as long as you wish at the Palace of Versailles.

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Your tour meets at the Louis XIV statue just in front of the Chateau. Your host will be wearing a Fat Tire shirt and holding a sign.
    The closest train station to the palace is Versailles Rive Gauche (RER C line). It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to walk from the train station to the ticket meeting point (Louis XIV statue in front of the palace).
    Trains generally run every 15 minutes from Paris, and it is a 30-40 minute train ride to Versailles, so be sure to allow plenty of time to arrive from Paris. We recommend leaving central Paris 1 hour before your activity start time.
    DIRECTIONS: If you are taking the RER C, exit the station at Versailles Rive Gauche (end of the line) and turn right once outside. At the first intersection (Avenue de Paris) you will see the palace on your left.

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point. You will return your audio guide after the end of your tour.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Experience French royalty on a self-guided tour of the Palace of Versailles. Avoid standing in long queues with this skip-the-line entrance ticket.

    The Palace of Versailles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th century French art. The palace remains in fabulous condition and is one of the most popular attractions of France.

    Explore the incredible royal residence, a masterpiece of Louis XIV, which is renowned as the largest and the most luxurious palace ever built. It is also a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy. Learn more about the past of the palace from your host, in front of the Chateau.

    You will receive a multi-lingual audio guide so that you don’t miss out anything important. The audio guide will provide information in English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Russian and Italian.

    The Palace of Versailles is a must visit in France. This self-guided option gives you the opportunity to explore the Palace at your own pace and you can spend as much time as you want at the Palace.


    Make your way to the Louis XIV statue just in front of the Chateau, where your host will give you your Skip-the-Line entrance ticket, an audio guide and an entertaining introduction to the historical past of the palace. You will then walk right past all the lines, straight inside where you can explore the palace at your own pace.

    Spend as much time as you want viewing many highlights of the palace, including the Royal Chapel, the King’s and Queen’s Grand Apartments, and the palace's awe-inspiring crown jewel, The Hall of Mirrors.

    With an informative audio guide in English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Russian and Italian; learn the fascinating history of the palace.

    Your tour will end where you started after you return your audio guide.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Skip-the-line entry to the palace
    • Historical introduction from the host
    • Multi-lingual audio Guide


    • Transportation
    • Live Guide
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    The voucher is NOT redeemable at the palace’s ticket offices under any circumstances. This voucher is only redeemable with our representative at the specified meeting point.
    You cannot pick up your Versailles tickets in advance. Please be punctual to avoid missing your reserved group entry time. The group will depart at the exact start time and our group entry ticket will expire, so we cannot catch you up if you are late. Check-in closes 5 minutes before your activity time. Please come with all attending members of your party.

    While you will skip the regular lines, there may be a small wait to allow for security bag check. Please note that you cannot bring knives/sharp objects, glass bottles or food into the palace. Admittance is subject to Versailles security clearance.

    Access to the palace is subject to all policies and procedures of Versailles, including closures, security threats, maintenance or any other unforeseen closures.

    We are not responsible for any loss associated with events out of our immediate control.

    Please do not go directly to the Versailles Palace entrance, you will have to meet your guide at the Louis XIV statue just in front of the Chateau.

    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.On days where the fountains are running (Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays) you will be required to purchase a ticket to enter the gardens. Tickets can be bought at the garden entrance.
  • Reviews
    • Versailles

      Leader was punctual, knowledgeable, helpful easy to understand with perfect English. Only other comment from this part of the world, Ireland, we use the word 'queue' and not...

      Una Holly
    • Skip the line brilliant!

      On our arrival at the Chateau we were surprised and dismayed at the length of the queue snaking round the massive courtyard, hundreds and hundreds of people. We approached an...

      M.J. Sorby
    • Brilliant Speech from the Tour Guide at the Chateau.

      Exceptional Customer service, I was greeted with a smile and the Tour Guide was very informative. Excellent speech on the History of the Palace of Versailles. Instead of waiting...

      grant k adams
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