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Versailles Palace & Gardens Priority Access Guided Tour from Versailles

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Versailles, France
Versailles Palace & Gardens Priority Access Guided Tour from Versailles

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Witness the opulence of one of Europe's most magnificent royal residences on a guided tour of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Skip the long lines with priority entrance, and explore the decadent salons and chambers where kings and queens of France once held court. Stroll through the expansive, World Heritage gardens, and add a regal flair to your visit with an optional fountain or music show on certain days.
  • Skip the long entrance lines with priority access
  • Includes a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Gardens of Versailles
  • Witness the famous Versailles fountain show or musical gardens on selected days
  • Small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience
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Skip-the-Line access to Versailles Palace
Expert, English-speaking guide
The Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens experience (when option selected)
Skip-the-Line access to Versailles Gardens (when option selected)
Personal headsets, so you can always hear your guide
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up/drop-off
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Place d'Armes , Pl. d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

By the statue of Louis XIV (the bronze horseman statue in the Place d’Armes, the square in front of the palace).

Versailles , 78000 Versailles, France
Walk in the footsteps of former kings and queens of France on a tour of the Palace of Versailles. Meet your guide and your small-sized group in central Versailles, a short trip outside of Paris, and beat the long entrance queues at the palace with skip-the-line access.

Wander through many of the hundreds of lavishly decorated rooms including the Hall of Mirrors, Royal Apartments, Apollo Room, Coronation Room and Royal Chapel. As you explore, listen to tales of royal intrigue and learn about the history behind the UNESCO World Heritage–listed palace.

After the Palace tour, emerge back into the sunlight for a guided stroll through the stunningly elaborate Versailles Gardens, comprising more than 1,800 acres (728 hectares) of artfully manicured flower beds, hedge art, fountains and statuary. With an optional upgrade, witness the fountains come to life during a spectacular water show, or visit on a Tuesday to enjoy the sounds of classical music cascading through the gardens.
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Palace of Versailles
Walk in the footsteps of former kings and queens of France on a guided, 2-hour tour of the Palace of Versailles. Meet your guide and your small-sized group in central Versailles, a short trip outside of Paris, and beat the long entrance queues at the palace with skip-the-line access. Wander through many of the hundreds of lavishly decorated rooms including the Hall of Mirrors, Royal Apartments, Apollo Room, Coronation Room and Royal Chapel. As you explore, listen to tales of royal intrigue and learn about the history behind the UNESCO World Heritage–listed palace. After the Palace tour, emerge back into the sunlight for a guided stroll through the stunningly elaborate Versailles Gardens, comprising more than 1,800 acres of artfully manicured flower beds, hedge art, fountains and statuary. With an optional upgrade, witness the fountains come to life during a spectacular water show, or visit on a Tuesday to enjoy the sounds of classical music cascading through the gardens.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Hall of Mirrors
Wander through the the best sights of this acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site including the Hall of Mirrors.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Royal Chapel
Explore many of the hundreds of lavishly decorated rooms including the Royal Chapel during your visit to the Palace of Versailles.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Le Jardin de Versailles
After the Palace tour, emerge back into the sunlight for a guided stroll through the stunningly elaborate Versailles Gardens, comprising more than 1,800 acres (728 hectares) of artfully manicured flower beds, hedge art, fountains and statuary. With an optional upgrade, witness the fountains come to life during a spectacular water show, or visit on a Tuesday to enjoy the sounds of classical music cascading through the gardens.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • If Private Option is selected, from April to October you’ll enjoy either the awe-inspiring fountain show or the incredible Musical Gardens event. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, when neither show is available, you will have free time to explore the Gardens at your own pace.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Versailles Palace & Gardens Priority Access Guided Tour from Versailles?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace & Gardens Priority Access Guided Tour from Versailles.
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What is the social distancing policy during Versailles Palace & Gardens Priority Access Guided Tour from Versailles?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace & Gardens Priority Access Guided Tour from Versailles.

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star-1
SCAM
Nathan_S
, Oct 2021
We never received our tickets & no one told us we had to meet someone for our tour we were lost & were scammed out of 300$ This company is a SCAM!!
star-5
Wonderful!
Eleanor_T
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide was fabulous ! He was extremely knowledgeable, very considerate and full of historical ( accurate) information.
star-5
A great experience
Janet_M
, Sep 2021
Our guide Penelope was very informative and helpful. Versailles is a beautiful palace and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
star-5
Great guide
Brian_M
, Sep 2021
Great tour guide who gave us a lot of history! Started on time which we really appreciated! Guide was funny, knowledgeable and made the tour interesting.
star-5
Great experience
Kurt_D
, Sep 2021
Great guide not a lot of people so could see all rooms Agency should have told us you need to bring drivers licence for gulf cars in the gardens we could not visit everything in the garden and that is a pity
star-1
Tour operator missing
Edgar_J
, Sep 2021
The tour operator never showed up and my wife and I ended up doing the tour by ourselves. When we purchased the ticket the tour operator was included but he never showed up or picked up the phone calls
star-3
Missed Critically Important Instructions Pre-Tour
Jeffrey_T
, Jul 2021
The tour itself was informative. It’s the critical lack of important communication beforehand that was frustrating. On July 21–2 days before the tour, France issued a rule requiring proof of vaccination for EU members and for US and non-EU citizens, a negative COVID test. Viator never told us. I talked with a rep the evening before, asking about this. She said someone would contact me in the morning. Nobody called or emailed me about this. The instruction page was updated, when I looked in the morning. We missies breakfast getting a negative COVID test for over an hour. Then we didn’t need it. The requirement was reversed on the 22nd (the day before my tour). Versailles allowed vaccinated Americans in without the test! I asked a clarifying question via text. Viator replied after my tour was completed. Really remarkably disappointing experience.
star-5
Versailles - great guide!
Stefan_P
, Jul 2021
We had a wonderful guide, Emile, who was extremely knowledgeable on the history of Versailles and easily navigated us through all the rooms. He added quite a bit of color, telling side stories and contextual information that you wouldn’t typically get in a standard audio tour. Versailles, itself, is a beautiful structure to behold and the gardens are wonderful. It was easily the most crowded place we visited in France even though we were told this was actually very light compared to normal non-Covid times. I had heard the crowds were the worst part of Versailles, but it wasn’t too bad and in some rooms that were backed up Emile was able to navigate us through quickly but still transfer his knowledge to us. Highly recommend.
star-5
SUMMER WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND
YULIYA_S
, Jul 2021
"If only the walls could talk", they say.. Well with a fantastic and knowledgeable guide like Summer, it seemed like walls DID talk and tell tales/history of the beautiful palace of Versailles. She did an outstanding job keeping the group engaged (I did not want for the tour to end!), timed our excursion perfectly to watch what felt like a private fountain show in the garden, answered everyone's questions with detail and was very attentive to group's needs (even though she was not our original guide, she made sure to wait on all participants/made several attempts to contact them as not to leave anyone behind - very few guides would do that, from my experience!) I highly recommend Summer as a guide!!
star-1
Viator u ripped me off
Alex_R
, Jul 2021
Loved Versailles but will never NEVER use viator again , bought two tickets from ur website costing 192$ & they wouldn’t accept it I had two buy 2 more . Buyer beware. Used u in the past no Problem but this time epic fail

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