Skip the Line: Versailles Audio-Guided Small-Group Half- or Full-Day Tour
On the half-day tour, step past the entrance queues and head inside to begin your independent Palace of Versailles visit. With your audio-guide to hand, explore the corridors and suites of the palace, and admire the King's State Apartment, the Queen's Apartment, and the Hall of Mirrors, and more. Along the way, gain insight into life here during the reign of King Louis XIV of France.
Upgrade to the full-day tour, and — following your independent palace visit — continue on into the beautiful gardens. Here, admire the pretty fountains and statues, and explore the orangery, the Petit Trianon, and the Grand Trianon — where King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette found respite from the pressures of the Royal Court.
When your time at the Palace of Versailles comes to an end, return in comfort to your Paris hotel to conclude your tour.
- Pickup and drop-off from your Paris hotel
- Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
- Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
- Food and drinks
- Licensed guide
- Entrance tickets to Trianons (half day option)
- Mini train ticket to Trianon
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Beyond belief beautiful and full of history. Driver was knowledgeable of area and funny too. Few minor things: 1. we booked this tour because it would pick us up at our hotel and we would not have to meet tour guide at central spot in Paris, but ended up that the driver showed up at our door and then led us on a 3/4 mile walk to his car, stating he couldn't get in our street which wasn't true 2. booked full day tour so we'd have more time touring the palace and estate, but drove up with others who were only doing half-day. Our driver turned them over to tour guide and they got into the palace right away -b 30 minutes before we did. Our driver waited with us until our tour guide showed up, but he was late so we just had to stand around and waste time for almost 45 minutes! 3. Since we had full day tickets, we were allowed inside Grand and Petit Trianon. Other tour companies then pick you up at that end of the estates but we had to retrace our steps and go back to the Group B entrance gate and wait for our new driver at the restaurant there. Our morning driver did not have the name of the afternoon driver for us or a contact phone number for him, so we were a bit worried, but he did show up on time with a description of us provided him by our morning driver. He was not as knowledgeable about the area and traffic/construction issues and so we went round and round in Paris traffic for 40 minutes when we were only blocks away from our hotel. But he did apologize profusely but we were very nervous since we just made it back by 6:50 pm when we were told we would be home by 5:30 pm as we had another tour at 7 pm! Just made it. OK, but not worth the extra money for skip the line since we waited around anyway for a long time or for semi-private transportation as we ended up getting there before they opened up but then stood waiting around for our tour guide to show up he was tied up in traffic. Next time would just take a tour bus or the train. The crowds in the palace itself were horrible. with people pushing and there weer tons of steps. It is not at all considerate of handicapped people or even many benches to rest on for the elderly. While on the tour, iff you are short, you really can't see anything. Versailles is really worth the trip, but is not an activity or place for slower-moving, the elderly, people with mobility issues or claustrophobic people.
My favorite part of my trip to France. The only way to visit Versailles is with a full-day tour and the ticket to see the Trianon Marie Antoinette's residences as well. I appreciated the independence of the audio-guide and was able to explore and have lunch at my leisure. The palace and grounds are magnificent. Bring walking shoes!
The process of arranging the tour was excellent and the greeting at the Chateau worked well. The electronic devices are superb. Unfortunately our guide neglected to give us the tickets for Marie A Estate and we were unable to visit. Also, the traffic was quite bad and our return was 1 hour late
Thank for Viator for choosing a respectful company. They look for the comfort of their clients, and try to keep in touch with them. They send us a massage, via Viator, before 20 min, to remember the meeting address and the departure time. Even we were the only three people booking the trip that date, they did not cancel it. On the contrary they provided a luxury mini van in stand of the bus, and it was a real priavite tour. Thanks again for Viator and the tour company