Skip the Line - Versailles Tour for Small Groups
This exclusive Skip the Line tour explores Versailles' expansive gardens by foot and gives you immediate access to the Versailles Chateau. Included in this tour is a delightful lunch from a local bakery (sandwich, drink and side) along with the opportunity to purchase additional items from the famous market of Versailles for a glorious picnic overlooking the palace. You will walk through the gardens and grounds and most certainly feel like royalty with skip the line priority access into the Chateau of Versailles.
No need to worry about all the hectic details of getting out to Versailles from Paris, navigating the confusing train system, or how to get into and around the palace grounds once you arrive. You will meet our guide at a central Paris train station, and all the details are taken care of from there. You are free to relax and enjoy a beautiful day at Versailles, returning to Paris in the late afternoon with plenty of daylight to cross something else off your list.
Halfway through our visit, you'll get a chance to spread out at the foot of the Grand canal and have a wonderful picnic lunch in the grass. Gaze out over the calm canal waters, artfully manicured grounds, and the palace itself. Lunch is provided in the tour price, which includes a drink, an artisanal baguette sandwich, and a traditional French pastry ordered fresh from a gourmet bakery. Extras can be purchased from the most charming open air market you've ever seen.
As soon as we arrive in Versailles, you'll have the chance to explore the traditional open air market, which includes French cheeses, wines, breads, olives, tapenades, fruits, vegetables, sweets, and more. Our guide will point out all our favorite spots and make recommendations, so you can get some extras for the
Most people visit the gardens of Versailles without realizing there is a labyrinth of beautiful hidden groves, sculptures, and fountains that exist, so they completely miss out. Our guide will lead you to the most beautiful and interesting parts of the garden, so you will be sure to see what others miss and truly appreciate the splendor of the world famous Versailles gardens.
The beautiful palace of Versailles is so popular that most people find themselves waiting for up to 3 hours in peak season to get inside. With our Skip-the-Line Versailles tour, you will go to a separate priority entrance and avoid all those long lines. While everyone else waits outside, you'll be inside gazing at the famous Hall of Mirrors and the luxurious interior rooms of the French Royalty.
- Skip the Line entry to Versailles Palace and Gardens
- Guided walking tour
- Expert English-speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- This tour has excessive walking and is not accessible for our guests in a wheelchair as we will be walking 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) and some paths we use are unpaved and may be difficult.
- Tour duration is an approximation. We will meet as a group after your entry into the Palace and then head back by train to Paris. Please be aware of this when scheduling dinner reservations. We always return to Paris at 17:00 or later.
Your Confirmation Voucher includes full information (e.g. local telephone numbers) about the Local Operator. To ensure your peace of mind, we select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination.
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3. Enter basic travel, name, and payment information in the Check-out Form.
Upon booking, you will receive a voucher by email containing all details about the tour. You can check the status of your booking at anytime.
After you book
Please print the electronic voucher sent to you. It contains the operator's complete contact details and local telephone numbers. Give the voucher to the operator on the day of the activity.
What if I need to change or cancel my booking?
That's ok. We will try to be as flexible as possible. But you must inform us by email of the change or cancellation as soon as possible. The appropriate amount will be credited back to your credit card account. Contact our Customer Service for help with changes or cancellations. Or read our Cancellation Policy.
"Wish the guide could take palace tour with group. However, it was very crowded. It was hard for us to meet on time because of the crowds and not knowing how far it was back to entry. An hour was not enough time in the palace with the crowds."
Linda F., USA