Skip-the-line Special Versailles Chateau and Gardens

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Skip-the-line Special Versailles Chateau and Gardens
from AUD $47.61
Skip the long lines at the Palace of Versailles and get priority access with your scheduled entrance time. Choose from several times available and meet directly in the office located near the Palace of Versailles. A hostess will accompany you inside the Palace, by-pass the lines and provide you with an audio guide. You can then discover the apartments and marvel at the Hall of Mirrors at your own pace. Once you have seen the royal Apartments, continue your visit in the massive French Gardens. Discover the fountains and groves imagined by André Lenôtre, wander through the alleys and ponds at your own pace. On summer week-ends (from April to October) your ticket includes the famous Fountain Show and on summer Fridays and Tuesdays (from April to October) the Musical Fountain Show is included.
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In Brief

Versailles, France
2 hours
Tuesday to Sunday
Important InfoInfo
Discover the world famous Palace of Versailles at your own pace without queuing. Choose the entrance time that better suits your program and make your own way to Versailles, only a 30 minute train ride from Paris. From central Paris take the RER train line C to the station Versailles Rive Gauche Château. The meeting point is located just across the street from the train station in Versailles.

Meet your hostess and follow her inside the Palace. She will conduct you through the crowds with ease and directly into the Palace without any lines. She will hand you the audio guide with the language of your choice and give you directions for the tour. Start your own tour and learn about the life at the court of France with your informative audio guide. You can wonder at the decorated rooms and the glittering Hall of Mirrors as long as you wish.After visiting the apartments, continue your visit in the famous French Gardens.

In the winter time (from November to March) benefit from a free access to the famous French gardens and stroll around the alleys and the ponds imagined by André Le Notre. In the summer time (from April to October) the gardens are free only on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Summer Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays (from April to October) your ticket will include the famous Fountain Show in the gardens. On summer Fridays and Tuesdays (from April to October) your ticket includes the Musical Fountain Show.


  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Audio guide for the Palace
  • Tour escort/host
  • Fountain Show in the gardens (if date selected, see Additional info)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

Guidatours Versailles, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France

Returns To

Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Additional Information

  • 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 the 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
  • Fountain Show in the Gardens:
  • Water Fountain Show: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from April to October, from 11.00 am-12.00 and from 3.30 pm-5.00 pm
  • Musical Gardens Show: Tuesdays and Fridays from April to October, from 10.00 am - 7.00 pm

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The location to meet and get your ticket was easy to find. It is on the street a block in front of Versailles. We followed our guide to a side entrance and passed hundreds of people standing in line. The process was quick and easy. Once inside, we were given our audio guides and left on our own. This was the best way to see Versailles.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2019
Victor made this trip easy, turn up at the office, meet the guide who walks us to the fast track area. Meeting the guide to getting into the Palace took 30 minutes. There were soooo many people there, worth the skip the line upgrade. The Palace has so much to explore, buildings and gardens are fantastic and the musical fountain show was beautiful.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
Worth the money to skip the line. We saw thousands of people waiting. And we walked right by. to a great tour. Very good audio guide information as well.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
The meeting point was easy to locate, we arrive early and they move us to the previous tour,our guide speak at least 3 languages,and efficiently bring us through the palace by the side door.we really skip the long line.and we explore the Chateau at our own.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2019
The tour was exactly as advertised. The meeting spot was easy to locate and the guide got us through security in an efficient manner. We spent a beautiful day exploring the Château and the gardens!
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
We used the audio tour and found this very helpful. We could travel through the Chateau at our own rate which helped the kids. This is a spectacular Chateau - literally one of the wonders of the world. It was great to have the time that we could take after the Chateau to view the gardens and other structures on the property. For us, freedom to go and see what we wanted to see without being tied to a group was terrific! Go to see this magnificent piece of history.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Wouldn't do it any other way! Worked so well; easy to schedule; easy to find; and we could spend the entire day there.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The regular line is so long you will think about just going back. Skipping that line saved hours of time.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
It is the secibd time I use Viator's services and could say it is worth every dollar because it saved me time and helped me enjoy the monuments visit withouth wasting efforts lining up for hours. There have been hundreds of people in front of the palace but the guide got us directly through the security chek using an alternative entrance with no more than 10 min waiting. I would have never visited it if I had to line up for hours at the 40 degrees C temp thay was at that time. I definiyelly recommend the Skip the lines offers. We did the same in Vatican and was great, too.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our tour company was guidatour.... outstanding job by all... friendly and efficient staff. This is the only way to see Versailles... when we arrived at the palace there were literally hundreds of people waiting to enter via the normal que. from meeting at the operator desk until entry was maybe 30ish min (includes a 15 min walk). The only comment, and VERY minor comment is the the ticket desk is across the street next to the McDonald’s... hard to see their sign/masked by a structure. Otherwise, outstanding job-5 stars. BH
• Submitted 09 May 2019
Took us about 30 min with the skip the line pass, but without that might have been few hours, a lot on going. The palace was full , like always but worth the visit.
• Submitted 10 Apr 2019
Really enjoyed the tour. Worth getting if you are taking the train from Paris. Saves plenty of money.
• Submitted 22 Mar 2019
Palace of Versailles was a very interesting outing. The audio guide is very helpful, although for the first couple of paintings etc there was no English commentary, which was a bit frustrating. Also, on our ticket there was written that we needed to meet with the tour guide across the train station, which we did not read (our fault) and went straight to the Palace, if this could be written in caps or red font to catch someone's eye, would be helpful.
• Submitted 27 Nov 2018
This is a a absolute must to get into the Palace of Versailles. We easily passed over 300 people waiting in the cold to get in. You pick up the tickets for the tour from GuidaTours opposite the train station. The guide takes you inside the palace and you are free to explore. I had the audio guide tour which was really worth it. I'd recommend you carry ear phones to make it easier.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2018
This was a great was to see Versailles! I knew I didn’t want a tour guide but did want skip the line access. The office was located right acrosss the street from Versailles rail station which was VERY EASY to get to from Central Paris. The tour guide, Cassandra was excellent! Very friendly and helpful. It was a great way to visit such an amazing place. The lines are incredibly long so skip the line it truly the way to go! No problems whatsoever from booking to voucher redemption to tour.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2018
When I saw the lines outside of the palace I was so grateful that I had pre-booked this tour. The palace and gardens were very crowded but our guide got us inside very quickly. The palace and gardens were amazing...and we even got to see the fountain show. It was very easy to find the place for meeting our guide, Adrian, and getting our tickets. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
Hugh line in front of the Versailles palace. Definitely worth paying a bit more to skip it. the palace and the gardens are just amazing.
• Submitted 20 Jun 2018
Tour guide was punctual. Cassandra was clear with her tour on our way to the palace. She also pointed us to where the toilets are before we kickstart our tour and helped us get our audio guide while we head for our toilet break. Very thoughtful as it saves us time! The Chateau ticket comes with the Fountain show ticket so I felt that it was really worth it. I mean... you wouldn't want to wait 3hours to get into an attraction right???
• Submitted 26 May 2018
I was really worried after reading reviews online of visits to Versailles, but when they say skip the line, they mean it! We met at the tour office a few blocks away and walked to the Palace together in a small group. We went around the side to the group entrance and were inside within 15 minutes. The regular line was all the way back to the street. Our guide was very sweet and her English was very good. I think her name was Estelle? We were also given audio guides NOTE: take headphones with you! that are a must. There are no signs even if you could read French to tell you what you're looking at. Yes, there are a lot of people there, so just accept it and enjoy what you are seeing. Pay the extra for this - you'll be glad you did.
• Submitted 10 Apr 2018
Excellent!!! I enjoyed my tour to the Palace. Amazing experience.
• Submitted 22 Mar 2018
Amazing tour with lots of amazing photo opportunity
• Submitted 16 Feb 2018
This is 100 worth it, walk straight in and take your time and at your own pace. Beautiful experience!
• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
This was incredible. Awe inspiring. Skipping the line alone was worth the money. There were very, very long line ups on the day we chose to go. Versailles was just magical.
• Submitted 15 Dec 2017
Great deal for seeing the Versailles Palace and garden. Audio guide was great. Place to pick up the tickets was close by the palace.
• Submitted 28 Nov 2017