Skip-the-Line: Palace Of Versailles With VIP Access To King's Private Apartments - Paris

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Based on tour option selected, see pricing calendar
  • Departure Details :
    Tours departing PARIS: 8AM. At the metro entrance/exit for Javel André Citroen, opposite the Café Regalia, Tours departing VERSAILLES: 9AM. By the bronze statue of King Louis XIV on horesb.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Your tour will end in Versailles, return tickets back to Paris on the RER are provided (for guests on the tour departing PARIS) and your guide will assist with your return transfers.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Go behind closed doors and see the hidden side of Versailles on this VIP guided tour of the Kings Private Apartments. Not only will you visit the lavish State Apartments, including the glittering Hall of Mirrors, but you will have privileged access to the private rooms of the Kings and Queens, closed to the general public. Let your guide take you behind the scenes and away from the modern day crowds, into the intimate, refined apartments where once only the royal family and their closest friends were allowed. The tour also includes the gardens with their beautiful fountains and round-trip escorted train transport from Paris.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Round-trip train fares

Know More about this tour

Meet your expert local guide in a central location in Paris and enjoy a short, escorted train ride to the royal city of Versailles. On this special access tour, you will not only skip the long lines that form daily outside the Palace, but also be granted privileged access to rooms where only a few small groups are allowed to enter.

Did you know that the royal family lived out their lives in public? In the magnificent State Apartments you will learn how the Kings and Queens dressed, ate and even went to bed watched by hundreds of courtiers. But there is a secret side to the Palace of Versailles; rooms where they would escape to once they were alone, sneaking out of their public beds after everyone had left! Smaller and more intimate, but no less magnificent, many of these rooms are still furnished today, with exquisite furniture that escaped the ravages of the revolution.

See one of the most beautifully adorned rooms in the palace, where a young Mozart played the harpsichord for the royal family. Marvel at Louis XVs incredible clock that shows the actual position of the planets in the solar system and still shows the correct date after two centuries - leap years included! This special tour will also grant you access to either the Royal Chapel or the Royal Opera House, two of the jewels in the crown of Versailles, also closed to the general public. Your expert local guide will bring the Kings, Queens and their courtiers back to life as they lead you through both the public and private rooms of this incredible palace.

Your tour includes a visit to the magnificent gardens, once the setting of balls, parties and lavish festivities. Laid out for the Sun King Louis XIV, these French style gardens impress as much nowadays as they did then, and will include beautiful fountain displays set to music.

At the end of the tour there are many options to choose from! Return to Paris and continue your afternoon there, or spend some free time exploring more of the royal city of Versailles. 

There are also several options that you can add onto this tour during the booking process. 

Choose to enjoy a delicous 3 course lunch with wine in the restaurant in the palace run by Chef Ducasse. Extend your visit into the afternoon to include the beautiful personal mansion of Marie-Antoinette - the Petit Trianon - her gardens and private Normandy style village. Upgrade to a private tour, or choose to make your own way to Versailles and start your tour from there. You can mix and match all the possibilities to suit  your requirements.


Inclusions

  • VIP access to the Private Apartments of the Kings
  • Go inside the Royal Opera House or Royal Chapel, normally closed to the public
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the King's and Queen's State Apartments including the spectacular Hall of Mirrors
  • Tour the gardens with your guide and enjoy the Musical Fountain show or the Musical Gardens during your visit
  • All reservations and entrance fees
  • Escorted round-trip RER train tickets (Paris to Versailles)
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
  • Savor a delicious 3 course gourmet lunch with wine in the beautiful restaurant of Chef Ducasse inside the palace (if option selected)
  • Round out your experience at Versailles and pursue your passion for 18th century luxury discovering Marie Antoinettes Estate - Chauffeur driven ride from the Petit Trianon to the Versailles train station for your return journey to Paris (if option selected)
  • Private tour (if option selected)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuties (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Maximum of 20 participants

Wheelchair accessible (palace only)

Please note the garden is not optimal for people with mobility issues or using a wheelchair

Skip-the-line privilege does not extend to the security checkpoints

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