Skip-the-Line Versailles Pass
Meet your hostess and follow her inside the Palace. She will conduct you through the crowds with ease, directly inside the Palace without any lines. Start your own tour and learn about the life at the court of France with your informative audio pen and interactive map. You can wonder at the decorated rooms and the glittering Hall of Mirrors as long as you wish. Continue your tour with the breathtaking gardens and explore the alleys and ponds imagined by André Le Notre. To finish your visit go to Marie-Antoinette's Estate and learn about the secret life of the last queen of France.
On Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays your ticket also includes the spectacular Fountain Show. On Tuesdays aznd Fridays the Musical show is included.
- Audio guide
- Tour escort/host
- Priority access
- Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
- Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Deposit for Audiopen rental (20 euros)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Entry is reserved for one group at one specific time slot; please arrive at the meeting point at your chosen time
- It is important to note that any latecomers will not be granted entry to the Palace or a refund. As per Versailles Palace's policy, tickets cannot be modified, exchanged, or refunded
- Please note that this is not a guided tour; it is a timed group entry ticket with audioguide
- Please note that a deposit of 20 euros per booking is required for the renting of the Audiopen. This deposit is refunded at the return of the Audiopen
- The skip-the-line access can be slowed down on peak days due to various safety controls established by the Versailles Palace
Overall a good experience. During the peak summer travel, I would recommend buying tickets in advance.
Great pass, gets you to the entrance and through security quickly since you are technically with a tour guide, but then left to do your own tour at your own pace. The guide company gives you the headset/guide info so you get the full experience. What we liked most about this pass was our access to the gardens, which are stunning. You must visit the gardens if you head to versailles. My only tip is to make sure you read the details on where to meet at the start of the tour to get your materials and stuff. It was at a location a few minutes walk from the palace; we accidentally went right to the palace and had to backtrack to the guidaTour office. This made us late for our tour but they were able to accommodate us and put us on the next one.
The regular line was long. But this tour didn't really skip the line. Rather, you were ushered to a side door with 53 other people in your group where you were put in a queue with several other groups of 50+ and allowed in on a timed basis. Once in, you basically merge with all groups plus everyone else waiting in the regular line. I felt like there were 100,000 people in the palace at the same time. I know, that’s an exaggeration, but it felt that crowded. You are packed in shoulder to shoulder and herded from room to room at a slow and steady pace. Stopping to listen to the information on your audioguide is a futile effort because you are constantly being pushed forward. There is no way to get a good picture unless you want to show your friends and family just how crowded it is. The damage being done to the palace with that many tourists on a daily basis must be immeasurable. My suggestion: skip the palace, but the book, and just tour the gardens. They are lovely and expansive.
My wife and I took this tour in early May 2019. It was great, easy to meet up with the group, quick access to Versailles, and the audio guide provided was excellent. I recommend this tour to anyone want to go to Versailles and after seeing the lines there this is the quickest way to get in. We got there early in the morning and the normal ticket line was about 1000 yards long. I can't imagine how long the lines would be in July or August. We walked to a side enterance and were inside in 20 minutes. Can't beat that!
When we arrived at the Palace of Versailles we were able to skip the very long line and go straight to the palace grounds. The palace was very nice and I am so glad that we went. When we got to the gardens, apparently this skip-the-line ticket did not include that area because it was musical fountain day and we would need to pay an extra 32 euros. My husband and I were definitely not interested in the musical fountains. We just wanted to see the gardens and then Marie Antionettes quarters. We ended up having to walk 2 miles around the palace, down a side street and up to the Petit Trianon. Once we got there we ended up hopping on the trolly back to the main gardens. It was an interesting day. We definitely got our exercise in though.
This was a great experience to get a guided tour but not be stuck with a tour group. It was very nice to be able to not ha e to wait in the long lines to enter Versailles. Highly recommended.
the pen only covered about 1/2 of other audio products I saw on the tour. Poor.Very tough to navigate between the rooms due to the crowds.The grounds are beautiful and worth the walk down to the canal.When we returned to the Guide Tour office to return the pens no one asked how we enjoyed our event good or bad.
Absolutely beautiful place to visit filled with history! So glad we were able to fit this into our trip!!
I think we could have stood in the regular line and gotten in quicker than using this particular aagency.