Skip The Line: Palace of Versailles and Gardens from Central Paris
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Skip The Line: Palace of Versailles and Gardens from Central Paris

Skip The Line: Palace of Versailles and Gardens from Central Paris

6 h
Skip The Line
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About this activity
Climb aboard a comfortable air-conditioned bus shuttle from any of our bus stops strategically located near the higher hotel concentration areas in central Paris (Gare du Nord, Opéra or Champs-Elysées / Etoile) and prepare yourself to delve into the opulence of the Palace of Versailles.
Accompanied by a multilingual escort/hostess you'll benefit of a priority access to the Château avoiding the long lines. Once inside delight yourself with an informative audio guide available in 11 languages and go deep into the heart of the Hall of Mirrors and the State Apartments. After the visit to the Palace you'll have free time to discover the massive gardens of the Palace designed by André Le Nôtre. This tour allows you to maximize your time in Versailles with a 5h visit in the domain of Versailles
The Château de Versailles has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years and is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. The site began as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Each of the three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution added improvements to make it more beautiful.
From the central window of the Hall of mirrors look down on the grand perspective that leads the gaze from the Water Parterre to the horizon. This original perspective, which preceded the reign of Louis XIV, was developed and prolonged by the gardener André Le Nôtre by widening the Royal Path and digging the Grand Canal. This vast perspective stretches from the façade of the Château de Versailles to the railings of the park.
At the end of your visit find your tour leader at the meeting point in order to go back to Paris. You can choose to be dropped off at Champs-Elysées/ Etoile or at the Opéra House of Paris.
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Included
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Multilingual tour escort/host for the departures
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach from several departure points in Central Paris
  • Visit with an informative audio guide available in 11 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese)
  • Musical Gardens" and "Fountain Show" included on selected dates (Tuesdays, Fridays, Weekends and special dates)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Musical show of the gardens of Versailles is available only on Tuesdays and Fridays (Not available from November to March)
  • Fountains show of the gardens of Versailles is available only Saturdays and Sundays (Not available from November to March)
  • It is strongly advised not to wear high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Features
Tourism
95%
Cultural
90%
Reviews
4.4
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Cassia A
2 | 2019-05-07

Versailles is absolutely beautiful, amazing place to visit, however, unfortunately, because this particular tour/ company, (the bus was late almost 1 hour and the pickup location was wrong), we didn’t have enough time to see and explore the Palace gardens, and when we asked the tour guide the possibility to stay a little longer in Versailles, since they were late and the tour was 1 hour behind the scheduled, they refused to do it, saying that there was no time, however, as soon as we jump in the bus back to Paris, the tour guide started to ask, (more than 6 times the same question), if someone was interested in visiting the museum of the perfume. Conclusion, the company is completely unprofessional, they refused to stay longer in Versailles, even though the tour was late, saying there was no time, but they had plenty time to go to the museum of the perfume, which didn’t happen since no one, including myself, were interested. I believe this company somehow makes money if they take tourists to the museum of the perfume. I DON’T recommend this tour.

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Kelly S
3 | 2019-04-29

Our tour bus was an hour late for pickup (earlier passengers said the bus drove in circles). When I called to find out which bus line to look for, I was told the guides would be wearing red jackets, but was not given bus details. Once we arrived at Versailles, we were caught in a stoppage due to a severe medical emergency. Obviously not the tour company’s fault, but had they been even close to on time, we would have avoided it. And because the guide kept shuffling us around (and didn’t carry a marker as you would expect of a guide) one couple was lost in the fray and did not receive their entry tickets, having to pay for two more tickets to get in. Our departure was extended one hour, but that in turn impacted our dinner plans. Versailles was great, but the tour company was so disorganized and unprofessional.

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Christopher B
5 | 2018-09-02

Nice tour bus to site and good guide. this was our first visit to Paris and surrounding areas, and a lot of people trying to get in, so I would highly recommend a skip the line option! We explored the gardens first and they are amazing, tranquil and spread out. We only had about 2 hours in the garden and did not have enough time to explore all sides. We wanted more garden time, and we made it down to the Marie Antionette estate, which we did not know was a separate admission. Had lunch at the garden midpoint between the two estates and surprisingly not busy. The palace interior tour was a mess of people all the way through and not sure how long that can continue since you can see the effects of all the foot traffic on wood and stone floors. Information can be overwhelming and might recommend some advance study before your first trip. We used head phones were helpful in explaining much of the details of all the rooms. The history itself is amazing and it was good to have some fellow tour faces in massive crowds of people.

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Marcial F
5 | 2018-08-15

Very good to skip the huge lines to enter the Palace and see it at your own pace.

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Sarah S
5 | 2018-05-27

Great day! Wear comfy clothings and shoes, watch the weather before you go!

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Julia M
5 | 2018-04-09

Very organized. Our tour guide was great and it was nice not to have to worry about getting out to the palace. Also nice to have tickets already, although the security line was fairly long. Plenty of time to tour the house and gardens. Such an amazing place - definitely worth the trip!

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