• 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

  • Skip the Line
  • Expert Tour Guide
  • Great Photo Ops

Skip-the-Line Versailles Château & Gardens Tour

This tour combines the highly sought after Château de Versailles and the vast Royal Gardens. 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 once you arrive. You will meet your guide at a central Paris café, and all the details are taken care of from there. You are free to relax and enjoy a beautiful time at Versailles, returning to Paris in the early afternoon with plenty of daylight to cross something else off your list.

During this popular skip-the-line tour, a passionate and knowledgeable guide will explain the history of the palace and life at the royal court as you stroll through Versailles' beautiful Royal Gardens. You will then by-pass the long lines and be given immediate access to the Palace of Versailles. An audio guide is provided so you can explore the famous palace rooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, at your own pace. The flexibility of this tour means you can return to Paris in your own time, allowing for another activity in the afternoon or a longer visit of Versailles. 

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Knowledgable 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.

  • 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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Skip the Line at Gardens of Versailles Palace (Chateau de Versailles) Tour Reviews

Skip the Line - Versailles Chateau & Gardens Tour is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 443.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not great. The tour was fine. It got off to a rocky start due to train delays, but once we arrived at Versailles things went pretty smoothly. George was nice and very friendly. We enjoyed talking with him and felt like he had some good information. I don’t think this tour is worth the price though. They take you around the grounds and share a little history, but once your in Versailles you’re on your own. The best part about the tour was getting to skip the long line into the palace. We had a great day, but felt I could have got just as much out of my day without booking this tour.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versailles garden and palace Great overall- what we were expecting, a guide to help us with transfer. Nic was very knowledgeable about the gardens. We didn’t have to wait long at all to get in the palace, and he was helpful getting us situated within.
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Guide (Thomas) was interesting and funny We went as a group of 7 and all enjoyed the gardens part of the tour - helped by the fact that it was a beautiful sunny Saturday. The chateau, however, was a nightmare. Yes, we skipped the line - but met the thousands of people waiting in line inside the chateau, where every room was just jammed with people. Don't skip the line - skip the chateau and just spend time in the uncrowded and beautiful gardens at Versailles.
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tour! My friend & I really appreciated that we didn’t have to queue as the lines at Versailles are long! Our guide was fun & informative (George WNM). Overall an excellent experience.
Date published: 2018-10-04
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