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

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 4-5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3588VERSAILLES
Book your skip-the-line Palace of Versailles day trip from Paris and leave the long queues behind! Meet your guide in the 15th arrondissement in Paris to board the quick 30-minute train to Versailles. Take a guided tour of the Versailles Gardens and then explore the Palace at your leisure with an audio guide. This half-day Versailles tour includes round-trip train transport, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio guide.

Numbers are limited to 20 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!

Highlights

  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Round-trip train fares
  • Skip the line
Meet your guide at a cafe in the 15th arrondissement in Paris, and then walk to the train station to hop on the RER train for a 30-minute ride to Versailles.

The Palace and Gardens of Versailles are just a quick walk from the train station. Arriving at 10am, start with a 2-hour walking tour of the beautifully manicured Versailles Gardens as your guide explains the history of Versailles, the royal family, Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution.

Your tour also includes the famous Versailles fountain display or musical gardens show on selected days in the summer.
  • Versailles Fountain Display: See the magnificent Versailles fountain display, known as the Grand Eaux. It’s a wonderful live concert held in the groves, designed by André Le Nôtre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. The show runs on most Tuesdays in May and June and on Saturdays and Sundays from April to October.
  • Musical Gardens Show: Be enchanted by the musical gardens show, known as Jardins Musicaux. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the lovely surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. This event runs on Tuesdays in April and May and from July to October.
After your tour of the gardens, head to the Palace of Versailles, where your guide will leave you with your skip-the-line entrance ticket, audio guide and return train ticket. Bypass the entrance lines and enjoy immediate entry to explore the palace at your leisure!

Learn about the palace's amazing history from your personal audio guide as you see famous rooms including the Hall of Mirrors, the King's State Apartments and the amazing King's Chapel.

Take your time touring the palace -- there's so much to see and admire! You can walk back to the Versailles train station at any time to return to Paris with your provided train ticket.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Paris, 15th arrondissement
Departure Time:
9am
Return Details:
You will be provided with a return RER ticket, which you can use to return to central Paris when you have finished your tour of Versailles

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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

Inclusions:
  • Small-group tour
  • Standard-class, round-trip train ticket from Paris to Versailles
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket for the Palace of Versailles
  • Entrance ticket to Gardens of Versailles, plus Versailles fountain show and musical gardens (select days in summer only)
  • Professional guide for the gardens
  • Audio guide in the Palace
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • 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.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Pei chiu C, September 2014

Our family had wonderful time with our tour guide, Christine. My boys love her.

Reviewed by: Lisa N, September 2014

our trip to versailles was excellent our tour guide sarah from texas was absolutely wonderful

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Tour code: 3588VERSAILLES