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Skip-the-Line Half-Day Versailles Palace Tour by Train

  • A skip-the-line guided tour of Versailles, with train transport from Paris
  • Enjoy hassle-free travel with round-trip tickets on the RER
  • Bypass the entrance crowds for more time to explore the 700-room palace
Skip-the-Line Half-Day Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour by Train from Paris
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8:15am Morning DepartureMost Popular
Tour departs at 8:15am
9:15am Morning Departure
Tour departs at 9:15am on Fridays only
Petit Trianon Upgrade
Tour departs at 8:15am. Upgrade your tour with a visit to the Petit Trianon of Marie Antoinette. You will go to the Petit Trianon following some free time for lunch at your own expense.

See more of Versailles, the legendary 17th-century royal palace that was home to France’s famous monarchs up until the French Revolution, during this in-depth skip-the-line tour. Bypass the crowds and enjoy exclusive access to the ornate 700-room residence once roamed by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette—including lavish private apartments and stunning garden estate—on a hassle-free guided visit, complete with round-trip train tickets from Paris.

What to Expect

Begin by meeting your guide at Javel André Citroen Metro station for a short and scenic train ride from Paris with a group capped at 25 people.

Skip the entrance line and enjoy more time inside the palace for a firsthand peek at lavish official chambers and private apartments. With its world-famous Hall of Mirrors and sweeping, English-style garden, the Palace of Versailles is the stuff of legend.

Depending on your day of travel, you may end up catching the famous Musical Fountain show in the stately palace gardens. Learn where glamorous royal balls once took place as your guide entertains you with facts from French history and stories of court intrigue. Upgrade to include the Petit Trianon for a peek into the private life of the royals, including the thatched cottages of Marie Antoinette.

Your guide returns you to the station for the train trip back to Paris, where the tour ends.

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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour

I was so impressed by the professionalism and exceptional service that the staff of Memories' showed us. My wife and I missed our original afternoon tour of the Palace of Versailles and they were kind enough to reschedule us for another tour the following morning....More

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
1/2 Day Tour of Versailles

Our 1/2 day tour was conducted by Caroline D. who was a superb, informative guide. Several things really made our tour with Caroline exceptional: 1) A private side-tour to the beautiful Palace Opera House/Theater that is closed to other visitors and which our small group...More

Thank jcall66
Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Memories DMC France, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us this review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour with Caroline, and that you were able to enjoy a special visit to the magnificent Opera House, truly one of the 'hidden jewels'...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Versailles Tour

Caroline D gave us a very good tour - she is very knowledgeable on all aspects of Versailles, including the amazing gardens.More

Thank Odyssey441988
Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Memories DMC France, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, which we will be sure to pass on to Caroline. I also particularly love the gardens and learning about all the amazing things that went on there, as well as exploring them with a passionate guide. Perhaps next...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Versailles Private Skip the Line tour

I highly recommend this tour! We could not believe the long lines at the Palace and we got to skip those lines. Our guide was fabulous. The meeting place in Paris was easy to locate before we got on the train. She was so knowledgable...More

Thank Matthew N
Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Memories DMC France, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a review for your tour of Versailles! We are pleased you enjoyed it, and I so agree with you about how much difference having a guide makes there. The history of the palace and the people who lived there is...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Versailles and Hervé, what more could one want?

May 29th was a very special day as the Palace and your tour guide, Hervé, came together to offer the most perfect tour we have ever had, anywhere. While the Palace will never disappoint, the enormous bonus here is Hervé! He is passionate, engaging, humorous,...More

1  Thank marylouh8
Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Memories DMC France, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review, which we were delighted to read. (Hervé has of course read it too!) We are very sorry to hear that you had a fall at Versailles, but glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Palace. You are...More

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Deanna A
8 August 2018|
Response from Craineyack | Reviewed this property |
It would be a challenge in my opinion. The train trip and then transport from the station to Versailles was a 20 min walk for us. Once at Versailles the maneuvering of rooms was fairly easy and I think the tour guide could... More
Henry L
6 June 2018|
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Response from Craineyack | Reviewed this property |
The tour started around 10 and wrapped around 1:00.