Skip the Line Palace of Versailles
with train transfer
About this experience
Join us for a 3 hour guided visit to the magnificent Chateau of Versailles, perhaps the most famous royal palace in Europe. Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors as Kings and Queens once did, explore the lavish state apartments and magnificent gardens.
Set out for our guided visit to the Château de Versailles, the world-renowned royal residence of Louis XIV. Admire the shining Hall of Mirrors, designed to infinitely reflect the Sun King’s brilliance across the world. Wander through the richly appointed state apartments, where kings and queens once received the elite. Your certified English-language guide will make the French royals come alive for you, in all their extravagance and excess. We guarantee ideal visiting conditions by limiting group size.
Your guide will meet you in downtown Paris and accompany you to Versailles by local train. Once you reach the Chateau, you’ll begin your trip through time as you gain a vivid understanding of the royal personalities who inhabited the site. Versailles was the most splendid capital in the world during the 17th century reign of Louis XIV. Courtiers and diplomats came from all over Europe to admire the decor and curry favor with the king. Crowds are still lining up at the gates today, but our pre-booked entrance tickets will guarantee you direct access, and your friendly local guide will ensure you see all these rooms and halls have to offer.
You’ll hear about how the royal family was continuously on display, how they subjugated the proud nobles, and recaptured preeminence in fashion and art production from Italy back to France. Enjoy astonishing anecdotes about the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette, and you’ll understand how uncomfortable she was at this public palace, preferring her private domains. Her excesses at Versailles failed to impress the French people, and in 1789 she fell from power never to see the palace again.
Upon completing your tour of the royal apartments, your guide will accompany you through the luxurious gardens of Versailles, the setting for promenades, performances, and pyrotechnics! Enjoy the beautiful music and fountain displays, you’ll appreciate the added value of the elegant and omnipresent bubbling jets of water.
After your tour, your guide will offer to escort you back to Paris. Alternatively, remain on your own in Versailles for the rest of the day. We are happy to advise you about other visits and fine dining in the royal city.
How to use the voucher
Exchange your printed voucher at the meeting point
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Wheelchair accessible (palace only).
Please note the garden is not optimal for people with mobility issues or using a wheelchair.
Skip-the-line privilege does not extend to the security checkpoints.
Due to ongoing restoration works in the Palace, some rooms may not be open to visitors. Should this be the case, our guides will replace the visits to these rooms so your experience is complete.
This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
Reserved entry time and entrance fees to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles.
Includes tickets for the Musical Gardens or Fountains Show.
Escorted round-trip transportation from central Paris to Versailles by RER train.
Fully accredited local English-speaking guides.
Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide.
Groups are limited to 25 people or fewer.
What's not included
Hotel pick up and drop-off.
Meeting point: At the metro entrance/exit for Javel André Citroen, opposite the Café Regalia, 1 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris Directions: Meet your guide outside the entrance/exit to Javel André Citroen metro station (line 10). There are 2 metro exits, please take the one which has stairs. At street level you will exit opposite the café Regalia. Your guide will be waiting for you just by the metro exit. Drop-off/End Point: Return to RER C station in Versailles going to Paris