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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train provided by Fat Tire Tours

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3588VERSAILLES
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide for the gardens
  • Audio guide in the Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Versailles
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 1 Av. Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France This tour meets in Paris, in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.
  • 78000 Versailles, France This tour concludes in Versailles and guests are welcome to stay in Versailles until closing. They may also return to central Paris with their guide. Roundtrip train tickets to/from Paris are included in the cost of the tour.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The guided part of the tour is approximately 2 hours. The length of time you spend exploring the Palace and Gardens independently is up to you.
  • Dress accordingly to the weather with appropriate shoes.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide for the gardens
  • Audio guide in the Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Versailles
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • 1 Av. Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France This tour meets in Paris, in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.
  • 78000 Versailles, France This tour concludes in Versailles and guests are welcome to stay in Versailles until closing. They may also return to central Paris with their guide. Roundtrip train tickets to/from Paris are included in the cost of the tour.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • 78000 Versailles, France This tour concludes in Versailles and guests are welcome to stay in Versailles until closing. They may also return to central Paris with their guide. Roundtrip train tickets to/from Paris are included in the cost of the tour.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The guided part of the tour is approximately 2 hours. The length of time you spend exploring the Palace and Gardens independently is up to you.
  • Dress accordingly to the weather with appropriate shoes.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
A note from Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train
The Château of Versailles has decided to limit the number of guests inside the museum at one time for the remainder of 2020. Please be aware that skip-the-line entry may not be available on your tour, but our team will still ensure easy access to the palace.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Av. Emile Zola
    1 Av. Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France
    This tour meets in Paris, in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Palace of Versailles
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Royal Chapel
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Fat Tire Tours
  • 3
    The Hall of Mirrors
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Tapis Vert
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Grand Canal
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Versailles
    78000 Versailles, France
    This tour concludes in Versailles and guests are welcome to stay in Versailles until closing. They may also return to central Paris with their guide. Roundtrip train tickets to/from Paris are included in the cost of the tour.
    See address & details
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4.5
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David D
Centerville, UT30 contributions
May 2022
This was a fantastic tour by The Tour Guy and definitely one we would recommend if you really want a great overview of Versailles.

The information on meeting up with the tour was great (outside a metro stop in western Paris), and the tour guide was very organized with train tickets for everyone, which we used to get on the train and ride about 25 minutes out to Versailles.

Once at the train stop, we walked about 20 minutes to the actual Palace of Versailles, where our tour guide got all of our entrance tickets and a headset, and then led us into the palace.

Once inside, our tour guide, Anastasia, showed everyone how to use the headset, which was basically a little unit with headphones that allowed you to hear her commentary crystal clear when we were in crowded areas of the Palace where it would have been difficult otherwise.

We then went on about a 2-hour tour of the main parts of the Palace. Anastasia was an outstanding tour guide. Very personable and engaging, with lots of detailed knowledge about both the history of King Louis XIV and the history of the Palace, as well as the various rooms and art.

After the tour, we were left to explore the expansive gardens on our own, which we enjoyed because we could take our time at the many fountains, have some lunch, and just really enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

The train ticket provided by the tour was a round-trip ticket, so when we were done at Versailles, we just walked back to the train station, hopped on, and went right back into the heart of Paris.

We were very impressed with the organization and professionalism of this tour and would highly recommend it.
Written 26 May 2022
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Doriane E
1 contribution
Nov 2021
We had Rory as our guide. He was so informative. You can tell he loves history, fun facts, and knows how to keep everyone safe, and teens engaged. Can't say enough about this perfectly magical day. From the meeting point, the train ride, Versailles, gathering food (and great recommendations from Rory) to the actual picnic... He was AWESOME! I will be recommending this to anyone who vacations in Paris!
Written 26 November 2021
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Howard S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Our guide, OJ, was funny and informative and did a great job ensuring that we got the most out of our time at Versailles. While others waited on a long line in the hot sun, we had plenty of time in both the gardens and the Chateau. We never wasted a minute. Fat Tire tours is the way to go!
Written 21 May 2022
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dsullivan48
Suwanee, GA2 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
From the first moment, this tour was very disorganized. We were first placed on one bus then another representative moved us to another bus. The company reps argued with. each other regarding who was in charge. Upon arriving at the palace, we were shuttled around between several guides. Again, more arguments between the employees. The head guide was rude and snapping at everyone. Our guide seemed to be very knowledgeable but her English was limited to only a very few words. It was so crowded that it was a struggle to remain with the guide and very difficult to see. The palace itself was filthy. The promised water display was canceled at the time it was scheduled to begin. This tour was a huge disappointment and I would never recommend it. We felt cheated.
Written 19 October 2018
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bronshte
Danville, CA2 contributions
Aug 2019
Versailles is a world-known attraction that cannot leave anyone indifferent. However, to make the most of your visit, I highly recommend to join any of the tours posted on Trip Advisor. Fat Tire Tours is no exception - it was very well organized. Our guide, Natasha, despite her young age, was very knowledgeable of the subject, and, even more importantly, of the Palace and garden themselves. At the day of the tour the weather did not favor us, and we were caught under very heavy rain while walking from the train station to the Palace, so parts of the garden were not easily accessible due to puddles. Natasha easily navigated us through alternative paths and still managed to show all the highlights while keeping us informed and entertained.
Overall me and my daughter were very satisfied with the trip.
One wish which I have is that tour participants should have audio receivers rather than rely on guide's instructions that she sometimes need to shout loudly, especially during walks when the group is stretched (in England it seems common practice, and works very well).
Written 12 August 2019
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SHN
Vietnam934 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
A really comfortable train ride from Paris to Versailles with a guide who kept us entertained and informed through the ride. Never been so happy to have a skip the line ticket because the crowd outside the palace waiting for tickets was mind boggling!!
We began with a two hour walk around the garden, which was quite an effort but worth it. We could buy orange juice made from the fruit of the trees grown in the palace ground. A little steeply priced but was really welcome after all the walking around. So beautifully laid out and well manicured was the lawns that one didn’t really miss the absence of too many flowers.
After the garden we went around the Palace..no words to describe it! Beautiful to say the least .. though I wish it wasn’t so crowded and one could look around with more ease.
Please do book your tickets in advance!
Written 2 August 2019
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Sheree H
Cleveland, OH5 contributions
There was lots of information about the palace the guide was knowledgeable.

We had several people that could have have benefited from using the tram.
Written 22 June 2019
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Natsoro
Athens, Greece10 contributions
May 2019 • Family
On a cold and heavily rainy day of May, "Fat Tyres Tours" made it pretty clear that it only focuses on making the tour no matter what. Not giving any guidelines for the necessary equipment based on the forecasted weather conditions and taking no actions themselves (i.e. providing gloves or at least a disposable anorak), they showed a total indifference of the participants' complaints for the absence of organization and lack of alternatives. The tour was certainly a tour to remember as we ended up cycling in hail and entering the Versailles Palace wet and exchausted. Memorable...
Written 9 May 2019
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Mike D
Princeton, NJ4 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Our family of 8 - incl 3 20yo, 2 teens, and 21 mo enjoyed our trip guided by Cian who was personable and knowledgeable. We had a bike trailer tha t a bolt came off. He had spare parts and had us fixed up and on our way in a few moments. He guided us to some nice selections in a busy open market which we picknicked on later in the gardens of our tour. Skipping the lines is a very nice benefit, especially on a hot day!
Written 30 June 2018
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stacey k
Whitehouse Station, NJ51 contributions
Aug 2019
Had a great time on this well organized, fun, well run tour. Louis was a fantastic guide that we all had fun with. He was funny and nice and very knowlegeable!
Bikes were in great shape and it was a relaxed pace for everyone. No stress!
Highly recommend for anyone. Very flat terrain and so uncrowded all around the grounds.
Written 5 September 2019
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jamiee754
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Great way to spend the day at Versailles
A great day. Aaron was friendly, knowledgable and fun - an excellent guide. The biking is a bit challenging through
fun2gogal
fun2gogal
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Fun time for experienced bikers
We took the night bike tour with boat trip down the River Seine. We were a group of 13 ranging in ages 13 to 75 ye
425ricardoi
425ricardoi
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Worth the price
My wife and i really liked this tour. It was out first time in France and having some one showing you around was re
Fostermars
Fostermars
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Great tour
Wonderful tour - Cory was an excellent tour guide, mixing history and humor the whole way. All the thumbs up!
jasonlA3270IK
jasonlA3270IK
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Fabulous Bike Tour
We had an amazing tour. Our guide, Cory, was really good. Our 11 and 13 year old kids enjoyed it and we felt safe b
Mrs W
Mrs W
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Aaron and Fat Tire Bike Tours make Paris Fun
Our bike tour was terrific. We rode through Paris and learned about its great history. Aaron was our guide. He was
nataliek517
nataliek517
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Totally worth doing!!!
This 1/2 day bike tour of Versailles exceeded my expectations!! My friend and I did this together on our last day
andreavelotta
andreavelotta
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LONG but fun tour!
5 stars because our guide, Aaron, was fantastic! Beware it is a LENGTHY trip. We enjoyed the biking of the grounds
The_Gin_House
The_Gin_House
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Fun kilometres!
Our family of four (inc 2 teenagers) loved our cycling trip hosted by Ella - a fun and quick way to see some of the
LostInTranslationX
LostInTranslationX
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Just book it!
We only had 2 days in Paris and we made the best decision booking a bike tour with this Fat Tires. Our guide was am
Texmom4
Texmom4
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Fun experience
The day was fun and laid back. Biking is beautiful in the area. It was a hot day and guide tried to keep us shaded.
842stacyc
842stacyc
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Perfect Day
Fabulous tour! So much history and beautiful sights. Stop at the market for lunch items to be eaten under a tree
417kristien
417kristien
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Great tour but a bit long.
Only reason for 4 stars is the tour seemed a bit dragged out. Definitely could be done in 6 hours I think. That be
zollrender
zollrender
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Great family bike tour in the middle of Paris!
Great experience! It was super fun to see Paris by bike and a lot easier than we expected. You can get around Paris
carriepB2346EW
carriepB2346EW
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Great experience but some issues could be worked out to make it better.
This is a good way to see Versailles if you have kids older than 10, are a good bike rider and are comfortable ridi
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