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Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet

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Paris, France

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover the golden age of French royalty on a full-day trip from Paris to the Palace of Versailles, with skip-the-line access and a self-guided audio tour. Explore the stunning chateau at your own pace, and enjoy time to visit the remarkable grounds and gardens, including access to the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s ‘hamlet,’ the queen's make-believe rural village and mill pond.
  • Self-guided tour offers flexibility and independence
  • Pre-booked transport from Paris lets you skip crowded trains
  • Included audio guide tells the stories behind the royal site
  • Avoid potentially long waits to enter the palace with skip-the-line entry
Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
Hostess in coach
Skip the line entrance into the Palace (Hall of Mirrors, Queen's Apartment, State Apartments)
Individual audio guide in the Palace available
Access to the Gardens (Even during Water Fountain Show)
Access to the Trianons and the Queen's Hamlet
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure Time

8:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers

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 Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Access to Queen's Hamlet.

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Traveler Tips


  • "There are golf carts available to rent and appeared to be well worth the additional expense." See review
  • "This is the full day tour with access to the Hamlet." See review

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Exactly as advertised
buttersnotch
, Sep 2019
All I wanted was a comfortable bus ride and a "skip the line" access to the palace for me, my daughter, and my elderly mother. Touring the palace on our own with the audio tour was the preferred method once inside. The meeting locaiton was easy to find, as I simply showed the taxi driver the confirmation email with the address. The bus was clean and on time. The guides did their jobs getting us into the palace as we queued up with the dozens of other "skip the line" groups waiting our group's turn to "skip the line."
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Versailles was awesome!
LaurieinCanada
, Aug 2019
The trip to Versailles was wonderful. Easy place to meet. Very comfortable bus ride. Be careful to be back a bit early at meeting place at the end of the day because our guide was heading back to our bus a few minutes early and thankfully my husband spotted him. There are so many people and buses awaiting departure. I would recommend this trip because skip the line is still the best entry option.
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Versailles Palace and Gardens
carolynf449
, Jul 2019
We took the full-day audio self-guided tour and were glad we made that selection. Even though we had the “skip the line” feature, there was still a wait as we waited among other tour groups with the same feature. The palace is massive and the had-held audio device allowed us to tour at our own pace. The beautiful gardens are extensive, so we were glad we plenty of time to tour them. There are golf carts available to rent and appeared to be well worth the additional expense.
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Wonderful Experience
371jeffreyf
, Jul 2019
We were hesitant to book the full-day tour due to the price, but it was worth every penny! The bus was comfortable and timely. When we arrived at Versailles, the line to enter was at least a quarter-mile or longer. However, due to our skip-the-line tickets, we were in the palace with our audio guides in under 10 minutes. I highly recommend doing the full-day tour in order to have time to explore the gardens and the Trianon. We booked the full-day tour and yet still could have stayed another few hours!
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Waited too long to get in.
DayTrip777969
, Jun 2019
Overall the visit was fun. We enjoyed the palace and audio tour. We had to wait close to an hour to get in because of a ticket problem. I thought we were supposed to skip the line. Because of this delay we ran out of time to go to Marie Antoinette castle. Access to carts was never discussed. I was a bit disappointed with the lack of this type of information.
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Beautiful Palace, but a bit too crowded
Explorer01900584101
, May 2019
My experience at the Palace was negatively affected by the adverse weather. There was a hail storm (!) and freezing temperatures, and so we could not make our way to the Trianon. In addition, while the Versailles was as grandiose and interesting as I had expected, it was rather stifling to be in the rooms with so many other people - I believe there were at least 2-3 other tour groups at the same time. While that obviously could not be avoided, it did not add to the experience. Perhaps they should consider limiting the number of admissions per day, even if they had to raise the ticket prices.
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There are no words to describe how...
Robert G
, Nov 2017
There are no words to describe how amazing the gardens and how vast they are, it was absolutely breath taking, I did not expect it to be so overwhelming, this is a must see, pictures don't even do it justice
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Our tour guide was great, she got us...
Ashley S
, Nov 2017
Our tour guide was great, she got us on the bus and on our way to Versailles without any problems. She passed out audio tour headsets and sent us on our way. This is the full day tour with access to the Hamlet. The Grand and Petit Trianon are very cool to see, as was the Hamlet. Be prepared to WALK A TON! I clocked 18,000 steps at the end of our day. We passed on the opportunity to rent golf carts to take to the Trianons and Hamlet and after being exhausted at the end of the tour, we should have considered it. The bus was to pick us up at 4:45pm to take us back to Paris, but we were frozen and wet we traveled in early November and wanted to go home immediately. We ended up taking an Uber back to Paris. I'm not sure a full day is necessary. If we would have moved a little quicker and didn't stop for coffee and lunch, if we also rented a golf cart, we could have seen everything in half a day.
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Really enjoyed our day at...
janagram2
, Apr 2017
Really enjoyed our day at Versailles! The audio guided tour was great because we could go at our own pace. We took the full day option, and were so glad we did, as there is so much to see! Since we were there in the middle of winter, the fountains were all frozen and the landscape was bleak, but still amazingly beautiful! The walk to the Queen's Hamlet and the Trianons was quite far, but worth it. We were blessed with an extra bonus- it snowed on us most of the time we were outside! The snowfall added an extra touch of beauty to the palace grounds and made the day even more special!
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The Palace of Versailles is an...
James H
, Dec 2016
The Palace of Versailles is an outstanding day trip from Paris! Be sure to allow 5 hrs to tour the complete complex.

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