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Versailles Palace and Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour from Paris

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Ages 0-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Round-trip transportation from Paris to Versailles
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles
  • Guided tour of the Palace
  • Introduction to the Gardens
  • Option to explore the gardens and Trianon Estate
  • A local, English-speaking guide
  • Small group of 18 or fewer people
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 4 Pl. de la Prte d'Auteuil, 75016 Paris, France
    Please arrive 15 minutes early. Your guide will meet you outside exit 2 of the Porte d'Auteuil metro station, it is on line 10. The address is 4 Pl. de la Porte d'Auteuil, 75016. A guide will be there holding a sign with "The Tour Guy" on it.
End:
  • Gardens of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
    Clients can stay at Versailles to continue exploring at their own pace or join us on the arranged transportation back to Paris once the guided tour concludes.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 67584P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you and wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any walking impairments that require special assistance on our group tours. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Versailles Palace & Garden Tour w. Skip The Line Entry from Paris?
How much is Versailles Palace & Garden Tour w. Skip The Line Entry from Paris?
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What is the Versailles Palace & Garden Tour w. Skip The Line Entry from Paris cancellation policy?
Versailles Palace & Garden Tour w. Skip The Line Entry from Paris cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Versailles Palace & Garden Tour w. Skip The Line Entry from Paris on Tripadvisor
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Versailles Palace & Garden Tour w. Skip The Line Entry from Paris is hosted by The Tour Guy. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Tour Guy on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Versailles Palace & Garden Tour w. Skip The Line Entry from Paris on Tripadvisor

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  • 4 Pl. de la Prte d'Auteuil, 75016 Paris, France
    Please arrive 15 minutes early. Your guide will meet you outside exit 2 of the Porte d'Auteuil metro station, it is on line 10. The address is 4 Pl. de la Porte d'Auteuil, 75016. A guide will be there holding a sign with "The Tour Guy" on it.
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  • Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
    Clients can stay at Versailles to continue exploring at their own pace or join us on the arranged transportation back to Paris once the guided tour concludes.
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wasabi-matt
Salt Lake City, UT1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had high hopes for this tour, especially with promises of skipping the line and efficient transfers from Paris. Unfortunately, our experience didn't quite live up to expectations. While the tour was scheduled to run from 10:30 AM to 2 PM, we didn't actually enter the venue until 12:30 PM, due to longer than anticipated wait times. This delay meant we didn't skip any lines as advertised, which was a major disappointment.

On the logistics side, the post-tour pickup schedule wasn't adjusted to accommodate the late start, which made our day feel rushed. Additionally, locating our tour guide during the tour was more challenging than expected, as she wasn’t holding a flag or any easily identifiable sign. This was quite different from other tours and something that could definitely be improved for future ease.

The tour itself was overcrowded, to the point of discomfort, making it hard to fully enjoy the surroundings or stay close enough to our guide, to hear her knowledge and insights through the microphone. Despite these setbacks, it's worth mentioning that Anna was both nice and knowledgeable when audible, sharing interesting details that enhanced parts of the tour we could engage with.

A significant downside was the sheer volume of the crowd, which not only made it difficult to hear but also meant we missed exploring an entire wing of the palace due to the time spent in line. Furthermore, to see the beautiful Versailles Gardens, which we absolutely did not want to miss, we had to pay for our own transportation back to Paris since the tour's return transport would leave at 2 PM, missing the gardens entirely.

For future guests, I'd recommend verifying the actual benefits of "skip the line" access with the tour provider beforehand and perhaps looking for a less crowded time slot to truly enjoy what the tour has to offer. Despite the challenges, we appreciated the efforts of our guide and the transport convenience, but adjustments are needed to meet the expectations set by the tour's advertising.
Written 30 April 2024
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I'm sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet your expectations, especially with the delay in entering the venue despite promises of skipping the line. Delays like this can definitely impact the overall experience, and I understand your disappointment. Unfortunately with the security scares in Paris, the security lines are a bit slower and stricter.
Written 3 May 2024
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TAB
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Alex was amazing! He was so knowledgeable and funny. It was very busy and there were lots of crowds so he he was very helpful giving us a heads up about transit and navigation. I would definitely recommend doing a guided tour of Versailles rather than going on your own. And then your was so informative about not only the history of the place it self but french history in general. I learned so much I never knew.
I also really appreciate that this tour booked transportation us as the train station is very BUSY and then after the tour ended we had tickets to the garden and train home so we can leave or stay as long as we wanted which was great because the place can take anywhere from half a day to a day so much to see but it all depends on your own personal travel plans
Written 21 July 2023
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fraychel
Irvine, CA329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Our guide for the tour was Sonali. She clearly knew her history, explaining well the background behind the palace, and the lives (and loves) of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI. We really appreciated as she went from room to room in the palace and gardens to highlight the purpose and relevance of each room. We also really appreciated, not knowing much about public transportation in Paris, that transportation to Versailles and back to Paris were provided. My quibble was not with Sonali or the tour, but rather the crowdedness of the palace - which on that day was made worse by the rain.
Written 10 July 2022
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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and booking this tour with us! We're thrilled to hear you learned a lot with your guide Sonali and she was very thorough. We're also glad you valued the transportation to and from Paris as this is very helpful if you're not familiar with the trains in Pairs, it can be daunting. We're sorry that the Palace was so busy (and this wasn't a total 5-start experience) but as I hope you understand we have no control of that. We do have the skip the line tickets so you didn't have to spend any time out in the rain waiting in line to get them. I hope you agree this was worth it! We hope to see you on a tour with us someday soon!
Written 14 July 2022
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Navigate14638
Findlay, OH3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
I understand some of the frustrations posted in the bad reviews. We were left unaware of a cancelled Catacombs tour because my e-mail account was frozen for security (Thanks Microsoft). Sometimes, meeting point descriptions tend to be vague. On this particular tour we were simply handed a train ticket and left to find our way back to Paris after the tour. Yet with all of these shortcomings, I still recommend The Tour Guy. Skipping the line was worth the money itself. Our tour guide, Ferit, was extremely knowledgeable and had a way of delivering the info that reminds you of your favorite fun teacher. Ferit guided us through the Louvre expertly, so we were pleased to learn he would be with us for Versailles. Most importantly, after being warned by Ferit to keep our personal possessions secure, (I honestly thought I was) he thwarted a pickpocket who was in the process of helping himself to the contents of my travel pouch. Thank you so much, Ferit!!! You are amazing!
Written 8 August 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and feedback! We truly appreciate it. We're so glad you enjoyed your tours with Ferit and it sounds like he was a true hero for saving your belongings for the would-be pickpocket! We'll have to get him a raise! We are sorry you did not receive communication on your previous canceled tour we never like having to cancel tours, and in "normal" times, almost never do. We've noted the confusion at the end of the Versailles tour. While we like to give people the freedom to explore, we'll see about making it more clear on how to return to Paris! Thanks again!
Written 11 August 2021
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Kiron
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Buyer BEWARE!! This is a scam! They will take your money and not give you a complete address, so its impossible to find the tour guide, if ever, there was one!! No matter how hard you try to reach them, the phone numbers provided do not work and they will not respond to your text msgs/chat until after the start time, after which they will deem you as late/no show...

The Palace was evacuated the day of, due to a security threat and everybody was supposed to be issued a refund, still they have refused to refund our 3 tickets @ $118 each!

We are probably going to have to notify the authorities. Still trying to reason with them - have provided them all the screenshots and info, but to no avail!!

Proceed at your own risk!
Written 19 October 2023
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Hi Kirron, I am sorry to hear that you had issues in finding the meeting point. Unfortunately, with the information here, I am not able to associate your order to a particular tour. If you send an email to support@thetourguy.com and ATTN Craig, I can look into your claims more closely. Please include in your email BR# given by Viator.
Written 21 October 2023
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Jackson
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We booked a guided Versailles tour for 6. The tour was advertised as a max. of 10 people for 2 hours.

Our tour guide was nowhere to be found at the designated meeting spot. She arrived 10 minutes after the tour was supposed to start. She then advised us that our group of 6 had been added to her bus tour group of 20+ people. She told us to go to a gate where she would meet us get while she went back to her group.

We now had almost 30 people in our group when we next saw her. There were small children and elderly people in this large group. The first stop was for the toilets. There were long lines and we had to wait for all those people to finish. The tour started 40 minutes late.

The group was so big that often we could not be in the same room with the guide as she described important things in that room. Despite starting about 40 minutes late, the guided tour ended at about the scheduled time after 1 hour and 20 minutes instead of 2 hours.

We were very disappointed as we did not get what was advertised and what we had paid for. We would never have bought the tour for such a large group. Multiple communications trying to reach the Tour Guy once we got home have been ignored.

There are plenty of other tour guide options. Find a tour guide that does not misrepresent what they are selling and cares enough about customer satisfaction to respond if something goes wrong. The Tour Guy had no problem quickly taking our money when we booked. Sadly that was the last we heard from them.
Written 4 May 2022
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Brendon P
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Versailles well worth the visit and a great spot. Not convinced that paying the extra to use this group was worthwhile at all. Disorganized and guide was frantic and seemed to not know what was going on logistically. Frankly would have been better to have booked tickets with the Palace directly and sorted our own transport (train fare is only $3.50 Euro one way)
Written 11 August 2023
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Hi Brendon! We thank you for your valuable feedback. We are sorry that the full expectations of your experience was not at the level we prefer. I do hope the remaining time in Paris was joyful!
Written 11 August 2023
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Ingrid B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Amazing experience,it is majestic, the vastness, opulence can not be captured on camera. I got there at 10am in the morning, I would recommend 9am, to get there before the tour groups arrive. Sad thing was the earphones I hired for the English translation did not work (5 Euros). The first couple of rooms had English translations and explanations thereafter only French descriptions.
Written 18 April 2024
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Pouria T
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The tour guide was absolutely amazing, Nadia. She didn’t stop sharing facts about everything we saw. She was also very accomodating for elder members of the tour. It was a very crowded day but she still did a great job.
That being said, we were a couple of minutes late to the departure point. The metro we were taking just stopped at a station forever and we were late a couple of minutes. The support from The tour guy was horrible, I mean non-existing. They sent me one text message to meet up with the tour guide at the entrance if the palace. And despite me asking multiple times, they gave no information of who I should look for, not how they look, what they’re wearing, their name or phone number, just saying look for their miniateur flag! We arrived there before them and had to ask every single tour if they are our guide! I assume the tour guides are independant and all are equally great, so I’d suggest spending a bit more money and getting the tour from a company that can provide support, it’s like insurance, you wish not to need it but when you do it better be there!
Written 11 July 2023
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I am happy that you were able to find your guide! Normally once a tour has started, it is hard to reconnect clients. Guide are directed to not use phones as this time is for the clients. As for the information about the Ground Staff not following up after the initial message to you, i will need to look further into this, normally not a problem. We do thank you for your valuable feedback!
Written 19 July 2023
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Lee P_S
Potomac, MD5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This group tour allowed us to skip the line which was a great help considering how long the line was when we arrived. Marie was our guide and she was exceptionally knowledgeable about the history of Versailles and its place in the French history. She expertly helped our group navigate the crowd inside the palace so we could have the best views and use of our time inside. I highly recommend this tour, mostly thanks to Marie. Note: The group size was larger than I had expected (19-20 people) but with the earphone, we had no problem hearing Marie.
Written 7 May 2024
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