Skip-the-line Versailles Classic

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Skip-the-line Versailles Classic
from USD $48.36
Discover the Palace of Versailles and skip the long lines at the entrance with this 75-minute guided tour. Choose the time that better suits your program and make your own way to Versailles. Your guide will take you on an unforgettable tour of the Hall Of Mirrors and State Apartments. Stroll around the famous French gardens at your own leisure after the tour (additional entrance ticket required on musical or fountain show days).
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In Brief

Versailles, France
1 hour 15 minutes
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Important InfoInfo
Visit the famous French Sun King's residence at the Palace of Versailles, located only 30 minutes by train from central Paris. Save time and get priority access to this popular attraction. Make your own way to Versailles on the RER train Line C to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station, where you will meet your guide at the office easily located across the street.

A team of professional guides is ready and waiting to take you on an unforgettable tour, and with pre-booked entrance times you will skip the lines to explore the ornate King's State Apartments, and the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Your guide will bring these legendary characters to life during a 75-minute tour.


  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors


  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gardens tickets during Musical and Fountain Shows (from April to October, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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
  • The time on your voucher is the meeting time at the agency (tour departs few minutes after). In case of late arrival for the check-in, you cannot join the tour and no refund or postponement will be made.
  • The skip-the-line access can be slowed down on peak days due to various safety controls established by the Versailles Palace

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

Excellent tour. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Organisation was spot on. Would highly recommend.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
We were delighted to be able to skip the 2 hour queue and walk straight to the door of the palace. The guide was punctual, knowledgeable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
I had the pleasure of being part of Laura's guided tour of the Palace of Versailles. The group consisted of mostly couples and smaller family groups while I was solo. We received ear pieces and were able to skip a VERY long line into the palace. Laura was witty, well-informed and moved at a steady pace throughout the tour. She guided us through a busy Tuesday at the palace and was able to navigate us to prime locations for photos in each room, while also giving us free reign to explore. Laura answered off the cuff historical questions and managed to attract a few followers throughout the palace with her humor.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Great tour! Easy to find meeting place across the railroad station. Nice and knowledgeable tour guide! Well explanation of the history!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Skip the Line is definitely the way to go! We used Guideatours and avoided very long lines. After 1 hour with the guide we were on our own to continue our exploration.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
Fantastic historical site- guide was very informative and bubbly. Tour lasted longer than scheduled- we missed the water garden show.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
We were made so welcome when we arrived at the Tourist Office. We then met Philippe and we found him very knowledgeable, fun and had a compelling way of talking. The gardens were way beyond all expectation. What a great day . Can highly recommend !
• Submitted 27 Aug 2019
Vladina went above and beyond for us! We arrived 4 minutes late for our tour (some Metro lines were closed and we were not prepared for it!). Instead of saying, "sorry nothing we can do" which would have been okay since it is written on our paperwork to be on time, Vladina quickly talked to another staff member and quickly rushed us out the door to help us catch up to our group! Vladina found our group with our tour guide, Sophie, and we were good to go! Sophie was an excellent tour guide with giving us so much history of Versailles! Truly and enjoyable and amazing tour. I can't even begin to explain how long the line to get into Versailles is if you don't have the Skip the Line ticket! At least 2 hours I would guess!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
This tour was well-organized. Our tour guide, Laura, was knowledgable and entertaining. We learned so much! The palace itself was incredibly crowded, so it felt a little claustrophobic, but Laura kept us moving along.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Awesome to skip a 4 hour line even better host. The tour lasted just enough time to keep us interested without losing interest
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Easy to find meeting place - right next to McDonald's. It is a short walk to the palace. Our tour guide (Chloe in English) was great! She was super knowledgeable and made sure we were all accounted for in the busy areas. It was very busy inside some of the areas. The gardens are a must see - and require an additional fee on some days. The fountain shows are cool. There are food vendors inside the gardens. The paninis are delicious!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Very well organised Classic tour of Versailles Palace. Tour guide Laura was outstanding. She knew her history.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
We did skip the line Versailles Classic tour with Phillip as our guide. We were able to avoid the 1-2 hour line and Phillip was knowledgeable and had a sense of humor! It was a beautiful palace with so much history. I would highly recommend.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
We highly recommend this tour. The guide gets the group in ahead of other general ticket buyers and the basic tour is enough to give you a basic understanding of the history of the palace.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
So glad we decided to buy tickets in advance and skip the lines as it was crowded. It was easy to find the Guidatour office next to the McDonalds and across from station. Our guide was Audrey and she did an amazing job - easy to understand her and just the right amount of interesting facts. The earpieces she provided really helped us hear her well. Going early in the day (10am tour) was ideal.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Audrey was a pleasant and very knowledgeable guide. She was also very patient with members of the group and adept at steering us around the crowds.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Audrey was a great guide. Nice person and very knowledgeable. There was a delay of at least half an hour after our promised starting time for skip the line, but it was May Day which is a holiday and so I suppose the crowds were longer than usual. It was a bit congested inside, but overall very informative and beautiful.
• Submitted 06 May 2019
Having a personal touch to the tour was a welcome feature. Skipping the line was also well worth it. Our guide, Patricia, was informative, entertaining and very helpful in giving us a brief history lesson and navigating the palace.
• Submitted 02 May 2019
Excellent tour. Skip the line was just that and went in a side door to the security. Very informative guide and a lot to see. Hall of Mirrors was awesome. Definately recommend especially after looking at the regular line that people were standing in for a long time.
• Submitted 01 May 2019
lovely guide with great sense of humor and really knew how to tour versailles. The headphones were a great way to hear the guide and she knew exactly where to place the group in each room.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
The skip the line was really needed for this event. Gabriella was an excellent guide. Again a little late starting. The place was fabulous. It is well worth the time. The only issue is that the U train from La Defense does not run on Saturday so I had to change plans to get there.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2019
Did the Versailles skip the line your and it was fantastic. He summarised the history of Versailles whilst keeping the story brief and interesting and was able to answer all questions asked by the group. Merci Ruben!!
• Submitted 04 Mar 2019
Isabelle was very informative and threw some funny lines in her dialogue.nshe was prompt and cant wait to see the gardens in the summer.
• Submitted 17 Dec 2018
Short but highly informative!
• Submitted 15 Nov 2018

In Brief

Versailles, France
1 hour 15 minutes
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday