Versailles Palace And Park Private Guided Day Tour From Paris

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to your Paris hotel.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the Unesco World Heritagelisted Palace and Park of Versailles on this private full-day tour from Paris. Follow a private guide though the beautiful state apartments, and gain insight into life here during the reign of Louis XIV of France and Queen Marie Antoinette in the 17th century. Explore the beautiful park and grounds, and visit top attractions including the Grand and Petit trianon, and the Hameau de la reine the Queens Hamlet. This private 8-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Paris.

Highlights

Ideal choice for families

Skip the line

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Led by an art historian

Know More about this tour

Start your private full-day tour with a 9am pickup at your Paris hotel, then take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan for the journey to the UNESCOlisted Palace of Versailles widely considered among Frances top attractions. Along the way, listen as your private guide delves into palaces colorful history.

On arrival at around 10am, follow your private guide on a tour of the opulent state apartments and gain insight into royal life here during the reign of Louis XIV of France in the 17th century.

Step outside into the gardens where pretty fountains hide among the manicured flowerbeds and lawns and admire panoramic views over the grounds and palace from the winding pathways.

After lunch in Versailles Park (own expense) explore the Grand and Petit Trianon where King Louis XIV entertained guests in a less formal setting away from the palace. Afterward, continue on to the Hameau de la reine the Queens Hamlet a peaceful retreat where Queen Marie Antoinette could relax at her leisure.

When your time at the Palace and Park of Versailles comes to an end, return in comfort to your Paris hotel at approximately 5pm.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Versailles Tickets

Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Entry/Admission - Le Grand Trianon

Entry/Admission - Le Petit Trianon

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Infant seats available

Wheelchair accessible

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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  • 10-Nov-2022

    This was an amazing experience! My mother is mobility challenged (has difficulty walking long distances and maneuvering steps) so I was worried it would be difficult for her in her wheelchair, however, our fantastic guide, Frederic, was incredibly helpful and sympathetic. Besides picking us up at our hotel in a very clean Mercedes van, he catered to our every need, knew exactly where to go to get our wheelchair around, and even helped push my mother in the wheelchair! Frederic was very knowledgeable and provided detailed stories about the history of the palace and the royals who lived there. He even drove us past the Arc de Triomphe, down the Champs Elysees, and past the Petit Palais on the way back to our hotel at tour’s end! I would recommend this tour to anyone and would recommend Frederic above all for his outstanding guidance and compassion with which he does his job!

  • 25-Aug-2022

    This tour of Versailles Palace provided pleasant and easy access to the Palace and grounds. Our guide, Gustave, not only was articulate, knowledgeable, and extremely informative (provided interesting information on the historical & economic conditions of the time periods), but he was also a pleasant companion for the day. My husband and I highly recommend this tour and this guide for a comprehensive day tour of the Versailles complex.

  • 16-Jun-2022

    Our Tour Guide was Jean-Paul. Very knowledgeable, eloquent and passionate about history and life, which made the tour all the more interesting. It was just the two of us and Jean-Paul - the day just flew by. He's very good company. Prompt pick-up, organised and well thought through the day and professional in his approach.

  • 27-Oct-2021

    Gustavo was a superb guide. He knows so much about the palace, the gardens, the area, etc. I highly recommend him should you decide to go on this great tour. The tour itself is grand and when you have an exceptional guide, it really makes for a great day. Thank you so much for your time Gustavo. We really enjoyed it.

  • 12-Aug-2021

    One of the highlights of our trip to Paris and about as impressive as the Louvre. We took a private tour with a limo driver who helped us get our wheelchair through the Palace and gardens, and it paid to have a guide who knew about the secret staff only elevators who had the relationship to let me and my 400 pound wheelchair use it, or otherwise we would have missed the upper rooms which is where all the real things to see are located. Downstairs is more gift shops and ball rooms, but upstairs is where the bedrooms and recreation and dancing halls were located. The gardens were easy to navigate in a power wheelchair but I would not attempt in i manual wheelchair due to elevation changes, ramps, and cobble stones. But the palace itself is easy to see from a manual chair. Also, as of July 2021, you must have your CDC vaccine passport for admission if you are from the USA.

  • 04-Jan-2020

    This hassle-free tour with private transportation ended up being a Godsend with the transportation strike and train schedules to Versailles being seriously "iffy." Who knows if we'd even made it there without Gustavo picking us up in his comfortable van? Once there, skipping the enormous line also proved worth the extra penny as Paris and sites like Versailles are growing in tourist numbers. Gustavo was interesting, polite and willing to answer all questions related to history, French culture and attitudes. He even set up a private tour of the apartments per our request. It's a long day, but Gustavo didn't overwhelm us with information overload and by the end of the tour, we felt we had made a new friend.

  • 04-Dec-2019

    This tour was the highlight of our Paris trip. Our tour guide Sabaston was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable of the history of Versailles. This tour is definitely one of the best tours I've experienced! Thank you Sabaston for making our day in Versailles memorable.

  • 24-Sep-2019

    Kevin was a wonderful guide. He was very helpful with accommodations for my father who is unable to walk long distances. The day was full of incredible stories and the gardens were the best!

  • 19-Sep-2019

    Had one of the greatest tours I have ever taken. Fred our guide was excellent. His ability to retell history in a story made the tour come alive. His knowledge of the events in France was amazing. I’m a history buff and know a lot but he knew names, dates,backstories, and characteristics of the kings, their queens and their families, it was unbelievable. My mom who walks with a cane was treated like a queen by him. He helped her find a chair while we were waiting for security. He got a wheelchair and made sure that she got front row views of everything as did we all. Not easy to do either with the large crowds. He moved his car several times to make sure she didn’t have to walk too far to the restaurants and the peripheral houses! I would give Fred a six out of five, an eleven out of ten and a recommendation: if you want the story of the chateau go with Fred! He is an excellent guide and made the place come alive. His picture on the right below.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide, Kevin, was knowledgeable and charming. He picked us up at our hotel and we did not have to do anything except enjoy the day! It was truly a skip the line experience. We went right in upon arriving. Kevin explained everything that we saw. Afterwards we went to see the Petit Trianon and walked the grounds. Kevin told us stories and anecdotes and took us to see Marie's grotto. We would never have seen all of these hidden treasures and heard the stories on our own. It was a very enjoyable experience indeed!

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