• Versailles Chateau &
    Gardens Tour

    "The gardens are so immense and extensive that I was very happy to have a guide show us the highlights.
    The line that we skipped to enter the Chateau was hundreds of people long. "

    jennifer, canada

  • Versailles Chateau & Gardens Tour

    "The gardens are so immense and extensive that I was very happy to have a guide show us the highlights.
    The line that we skipped to enter the Chateau was hundreds of people long. "

    JENNIFER, CANADA

Skip the Line - Versailles Chateau & Gardens Tour

Skip the Line - Versailles Chateau & Gardens Tour

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Skip-the-Line Versailles Château & Gardens Tour

No need to worry about all the hectic details of traveling to Versailles from Paris, lining up to buy tickets, or how to get into and around the palace grounds; come with us for this half-day adventure and let us take care of all of the planning! This tour combines the highly sought after Chateau de Versailles and the vast Royal Gardens, highlighted by the unique fountains, groves, and manicured shrubbery that have made them a worldwide sensation for centuries.  All tickets, including round-trip transportation to Versailles, are included as well as skip-the-line access into the Palace.  

We will begin our day at a central Paris meeting point near the RER C, the train line that we’ll use to get to Versailles.  It’s a short 20 minutes from here, so you can relax and take in the scenery, opt for a quick snooze, or get to know your guide during the ride.  Once we arrive in the town of Versailles, we have a 10-minute walk to the palace. As you approach the chateau, you will be awed by its size, grandeur, and the crowds!  That’s why we make our way into the formal gardens first, avoiding the peak times inside of the palace.

The gardens of Versailles have been held up as the standard of French gardening for ages, and you will see why.  Stand at the grande perspective and take in the entirety of the grounds, including the Grand Canal and the 2,000 acres of forestland.  Mozy through the groves with your guide leading the way and learn about why King Louis XIV designed them each in their particular way.  You will have the opportunity to stop for a hot or cold drink while in the groves before making our way back towards the palace. Fully equipped with the knowledge and history of the Chateau of Versailles, you will then have a chance to marvel at the marble floors and velvet curtains yourself.  Our guide will provide you with one final overview of the palace and give you pointers on how to enjoy it at your own pace, and then you are free to discover the interior at your leisure.  You will have an audio guide that will help you navigate your way through the palace, stopping to see famous rooms such as the Queen’s bedroom and the magnificent Hall of Mirrors.  

After your visit inside the palace, it’s up to you to choose whether or not you want to venture back into the formal gardens, make your way back to Paris, or enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many quaint cafés not far from the chateau.  Your guide will provide you with train tickets back to Paris and instructions on how to navigate back to your place of accommodation or another site in the city.

  • Approximately 4.5 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Round-trip Train Tickets from Paris
    • Skip-the-line Entry to the Palace of Versailles
    • Skip-the-line Entry to the Royal Gardens
    • Guide for the Royal Gardens
    • Audio Guide for the Palace of Versailles
  • This tour meets in a small park on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). The easiest taxi address is for the café: 1, Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris.

    Important May 2019 Update: There are currently several roadworks happening around the meeting point for our Versailles tour which has created significant traffic jams. If you'll be joining us on this tour soon, we highly recommend using the métro.

    • This tour involves quite a lot of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes. 
  • Approximately 4.5 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Round-trip Train Tickets from Paris
    • Skip-the-line Entry to the Palace of Versailles
    • Skip-the-line Entry to the Royal Gardens
    • Guide for the Royal Gardens
    • Audio Guide for the Palace of Versailles
    • Skip-The-Line Access

    • Royal Gardens

    • Round Trip Transportation

    • Hall of Mirrors

    • Knowledgeable Guide

    • Small Group Guaranteed

  • This tour meets in a small park on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). The easiest taxi address is for the café: 1, Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris.

    Important May 2019 Update: There are currently several roadworks happening around the meeting point for our Versailles tour which has created significant traffic jams. If you'll be joining us on this tour soon, we highly recommend using the métro.

  • 20
    • This tour involves quite a lot of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes. 
  • Approximately 4.5 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Round-trip Train Tickets from Paris
    • Skip-the-line Entry to the Palace of Versailles
    • Skip-the-line Entry to the Royal Gardens
    • Guide for the Royal Gardens
    • Audio Guide for the Palace of Versailles
    • Skip-The-Line Access

    • Royal Gardens

    • Round Trip Transportation

    • Hall of Mirrors

    • Knowledgeable Guide

    • Small Group Guaranteed

  • This tour meets in a small park on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). The easiest taxi address is for the café: 1, Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris.

    Important May 2019 Update: There are currently several roadworks happening around the meeting point for our Versailles tour which has created significant traffic jams. If you'll be joining us on this tour soon, we highly recommend using the métro.

  • 20
    • This tour involves quite a lot of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes. 

Tour Highlights

  • Skip-the-Line Access to Château de Versailles
  • Versailles Royal Gardens
  • Round Trip Transportation from Paris
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Knowledgeable Guide
  • Small Group Guaranteed 

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets in a small park on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). The easiest taxi address is for the café: 1, Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris.

    Important May 2019 Update: There are currently several roadworks happening around the meeting point for our Versailles tour which has created significant traffic jams. If you'll be joining us on this tour soon, we highly recommend using the métro.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

    Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible. Many of the paths in Versailles are unpaved and rough, and may present difficulty for wheelchair users.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many minutes prior to tour time should I meet?

    We request that all guests arrive no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Due to the exclusive and timed nature of our entries, it's imperative that all guests arrive on time. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests who are running late, or catching them up after the fact. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is the easiest way to get to the meeting point by Metro or RER?

    Catch métro line 10 to Javel.

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number to call if I am lost, and trying to find the meeting point?

    If you are having problems finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +33.1.85.08.19.76 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many people will be in my tour group?

    We limit the group size to 20 guests per tour guide on this tour.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Does this tour include entry to the Trianons and/or Marie Antoinette's Hameau?

    The Versailles Chateau and Gardens Tour visits the formal gardens in the morning and the main palace around noon. If you would like to visit the extended gardens you have the choice to do so in the afternoon on your own. Your garden ticket is valid all day. Tickets to the Trianons and the Hameau can be bought at the Petit Trianon.  

  • Expand/Collapse Does this tour include lunch?

    No, lunch is not offered on this tour.

     

  • Expand/Collapse I am not accustomed to walking long distances or I have impaired mobility. Can I still attend the tour?

    Apart from the train ride to Versailles, you will be spending most of your time on the tour on your feet. The gardens of Versailles are a highlight of the visit and we will be strolling through as many of the best sections as possible in the morning section of the tour. For this reason we recommend you wear appropriate footwear and that you are comfortable walking 5kms/3miles over the course of the tour. 

     
  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds for our Skip the Line - Versailles Chateau & Gardens Tour if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. Bookings of 10 or more passengers require seven days notice for cancellations or rescheduling.

    SKIP THE LINE VERSAILLES TOUR RESCHEDULING POLICY

    • Reservations may be rescheduled subject to availability.
    • Fat Tire Tours will reschedule reservations free of charge for requests submitted at least 72 hours in advance. 
    • For requests submitted within 72 hours, the following fees will apply:
      • 15% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 48 to 72 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
      • 25% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 24 to 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
      • 50% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 24 hours of the scheduled tour departure time

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    All of our tours operate rain or shine. If rain is in the forecast, please plan accordingly and bring rain gear with you.

     

  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].

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