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Skip the Line - Versailles Chateau & Gardens Tour

Highlights / General details

During this popular skip-the-line tour, a passionate and knowledgeable guide will explain the history of the palace and life at the royal court as you stroll through Versailles' beautiful Royal Gardens. You will then bypass the long lines and be given immediate access to the Chateau. An audio guide is provided so you can explore the famous palace rooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, at your own pace. The flexibility of this tour means you can return to Paris in your own time, allowing for another activity in the afternoon or a longer visit of Versailles.


Round-trip Train Tickets from Paris; Skip-the-line Entry to the Palace of Versailles; Skip-the-line Entry to the Royal Gardens; Knowledgeable and personable guide for the Royal Gardens; Audio Guide for the Palace of Versailles.


Food and beverage; Gratuity.

Hours of operation

Available: Tuesday-Sunday (26 March-September); Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday (October); Departs at 9:00am - Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. No tour departures on: May 1; Fridays in April & September.


Approximately 4.5 hours.


Your tour meets at a café located at 1, rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris. The name of the café is “Café Regalia” and has an orange awning. The closest Métro station is Javel-Andre Citroen (line 10). Use exit 2 (“sortie 2” in French) on the left side saying Rue de la Convention when coming out of the Métro station. You will find the Café to the left when exiting the metro. Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours shirt and holding a sign.

Additional Information

We recommend you wear appropriate footwear and that you are comfortable walking 5km/3 miles over the course of the tour.

We encourage guests to bring a backpack to help carry supplies.

Please keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly, and be prepared for rain if needed since we are outside most of the day.

Participant restrictions

This tour is not accessible for our guests in a wheelchair as we will be walking 5km/3 miles and some paths we use are unpaved and may be difficult.

Children 0-2 years of age free with adult.


Check-in opens 30 minutes in advance and closes 5 minutes prior to your activity time, so please arrive early. It is imperative that all guests arrive on time. Once the tour has begun we do not have the ability to wait and add late arrivals to the tour since we will have already boarded the train to Versaliles.

All of our tours operate rain or shine. Please check the weather and dress accordingly.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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