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Versailles Palace Skip The Line & Audio Guided Tour Optional Gardens from Paris

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Paris, France
Versailles Palace Skip The Line & Audio Guided Tour Optional Gardens from Paris

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 10 more

Overview

Gain entry to the famous Palace of Versailles without waiting in line with this 5-hour skip the line tour from Central Paris. With priority access to the UNESCO World Heritage site, don your audio tour (available in eleven languages) to listen as you walk through the legendary State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the lush gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre, and learn about Louis XIV, the flashy king who once inhabited this opulent residence. Round-trip transportation from 3 departure points in Paris via air-conditioned bus is included.
  • Skip the line for priority access to the Palace of Versaille
  • Listen to an audio guide in your choice of 11 languages
  • Pickup at 3 central locations in Paris
  • Travel via air-conditioned coach
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Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Multilingual tour escort/host for the departures
Transport by air-conditioned coach from several departure points in Central Paris
Visit with an informative audio guide available in 11 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese)
Musical Gardens" and "Fountain Show" included on selected dates (Tuesdays, Fridays, Weekends and special dates)
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

83 Rue de Maubeuge, 75010 Paris, France

Gare du Nord:83 rue de Maubeuge-Next to the bakery-10:10

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

11 Rue Auber, 75009 Paris, France

Opéra:11,rue Auber - Next Louis Pion-10:30

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Departure Point

2 Av. Foch, 75016 Paris, France

Arc Triomphe/Etoile: 2,Avenue Foch-Next to the traffic light-10:50

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Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Musical show of the gardens of Versailles is available only on Tuesdays and Fridays (Not available from November to March)
  • Fountains show of the gardens of Versailles is available only Saturdays and Sundays (Not available from November to March)
  • It is strongly advised not to wear high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Daily except Mondays and 14th of July
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Magic Ways

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Versailles Palace Skip The Line & Audio Guided Tour Optional Gardens from Paris?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace Skip The Line & Audio Guided Tour Optional Gardens from Paris.
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What is the maximum group size during Versailles Palace Skip The Line & Audio Guided Tour Optional Gardens from Paris?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace Skip The Line & Audio Guided Tour Optional Gardens from Paris.

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CaroleAnn_C
, Sep 2021
The “skip the line” was completely false We had tickets and a Viator guide and we had to stand in line for an hour to be allowed entrance… The guide was just a person on the bus …he did Not do any guides at all …Hr sent us into the palace and said …go …you are on your own What a waste of money!! The other trips were good but the one to Versailles was a total scam
star-1
Missed trip due to tour transportation
Dawn_K
, Sep 2021
We were at the designated meeting spot a good 20 minutes before time for pick up. We never saw anyone, or any identifiable transportation & ended up missing our ride to Versailles. We took a taxi & went out on our own, trying to use the proof of purchase as a ticket for entry (ticket was w/transportation driver). This was not accepted & we had to buy additional tickets. I emailed the tour operator to explain the situation & ask for a refund, and never even received a reply. Very frustrating & an expensive trip.
star-5
Over and above.
Marvin_D
, Aug 2021
Not having are COVID vaccination documents and the tour guide taking us to a nearby pharmacy for a rapid test. Pharmacist was on lunch break and after hearing our situation took time to rapid test us and enable us to go inside the palace. Disaster turned into wonderment!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The huge place
AnaPaula_L
, Aug 2021
I expected the palace and the garden to be big, but they are huge. It is amazing. I can't describe, you must to visit.
star-5
Great idea
Maeve_A
, Aug 2021
Having the tour helped cut down on wait times significantly. We were still able to do our own thing at Versailles with round trip transportation. Worth the money because the lines at Versailles are insane.
star-4
Job well done
Isabel_B
, Aug 2021
On time and according to planned. Safe driver and the guide, Ana, did a very good job of coordinating everybody’s visits to the garden and chateau. Job well done!
star-3
OK day
Edward_S
, Jul 2021
Versailles and the gardens were beautiful. The tour company was very disorganized. The bus picks you up at 3 locations but they aren't clear on where to pick up the bus. Also, at end of day, we were told to meet in parking lot. Larking lot is huge so we were confused on where exactly we needed to go. it was pouring down rain and you would think bus would be a little early. However, it was late. We could see the bus was parked down the street but they made us stand in the rain for an extra 10 minutes. It ruined a lretty good day since the whole bus was angry.
star-5
Unforgettable experience. Viator/Magic Ways was not clear re: bus being included!!
Maelyn_D
, Jul 2021
Our guide Theo to and from was personable and extremely kind and helpful. I’d rate the gardens as a 4 … many fountains were not working but the gardeners are doing a good job of keeping hedges pruned.
star-1
Waste of money
Corey_H
, Jul 2021
This “tour” was nothing more than transportation to and from Versailles. You’re much better off with tickets and an Uber
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Fine, a bus ride and a ticket
Jay_D
, Jul 2021
The coach is nice. There is not enough explanation of things to feel comfortable. We were realeased at the gardens and told to be back in 1.5 hours. No explanation or tips on things to see. Told that we would see the fountains but did not. There is no audio or communication on the bus. You are basically paying for front of the line and a ride. Could have been so much better with just a little effort on the operators part. It would have cost them nothing but added so much.

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