Versailles Monarchy Private Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles
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  • 4 hours
  • Versailles
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Nestled within the bourgeois neighborhood of Versailles, this spellbinding royal Château is one of the best-known palaces in the world. This exclusive trip takes you to the heart of pre-revolution France when the monarchy reigned supreme over the nation. Learn about the extraordinary life of the French royal family, and its ultimate demise, as you explore the gardens and chambers it once called home. Discover the Grand apartments of King Louis XIV, lose yourself in the magical Hall of Mirrors, and explore the intimate Queen’s Hamlet, where Marie Antoinette sought refuge from the pomp and chaos of the Royal Court.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: equestrian statue of Louis XIV, 78000 Versailles, France

Your guide will meet you there before starting your first discovery.

Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

Explore the exclusive apartment of King Louis XIV, and learn about the notorious Dieudonné family as you wander through the Grand Apartment du Roi. Lose yourself in the magical Hall of Mirrors, adorned with huge crystal chandeliers, bronze gilded archways, and more than 350 ornate mirrors. This magnificent 17th-century gallery tells the story of Louis XIV’s rise to greatness, as depicted in a series of hand-painted ceiling murals.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gardens of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

As you make your way to the Domaine de Marie Antoinette, stroll through the Queen’s own botanical gardens, where she sought sanctuary amid the manicured lawns and ornate fountains. (weather depending). Discover the collection of ornate fountains, trickling amid vast landscaped lawns. Discover what life in the Royal Court was really like, as your guide leads you through the sometimes tumultuous history of the estate. Experience a series of stunning fountain shows as you explore the grounds.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Le Hameau de la Reine, Place d'Armes Parc du Château-de-Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

After you have explored the gardens, you will head inside the Petit Trianon, where the legendary Marie Antoinette once lived. Discover the iconic Queen's hidden sanctuary, and learn about her extraordinary life as you wander through the grounds. Here you will have the chance to see the rooms and cottages which once played host to lavish Royal parties, and learn about the scandalous exploits of the Royal Court. Spend the afternoon exploring the intimate Hamlet, as you wander through the reconstructed farm, restored windmill, and authentic Neo-classical cottages.


Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Skip-the-Line Versailles Estate Pass
  • Private local expert guide
  • Versailles Palace Visit
  • Versailles Garden Visit
  • Domaine de Marie Antoinette Visit (Petit Trianon and Queen's Hamlet)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Gardens of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Hameau de la Reine
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • If you would like a transfer from Paris, please to let us know.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • We will provide all equipment required (Face Masks & a Bottle Hand Sanitizer) for your experience not to be affected by the current measures in place. It is our duty to care for all our clients booking our experience and to ensure your health remains excellent.
Departure Point

equestrian statue of Louis XIV, 78000 Versailles, France

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up and drop off all travelers from their hotel or cruise port within Paris.

Ports

  • Port de Grenelle
  • Port de Javel



Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

HeatherSal

09 Jun, 2022

We had the most amazing experience booking a private Versailles tour (with car transfer from Paris) with Venez Discover France. The team was very responsive and was able to accommodate our very last minute booking. It's important to note that right now tour guides are overwhelmingly booked - in fact, another tour company cancelled on me less than 48 hours prior to our tour at Versailles even though I booked over a month in advance AND I had confirmed 5 days prior to the tour departure. So, the fact that Venez Discover France was able to accommodate us (group of 5) and pair us with an amazing tour guide, Anna, was just extraordinary! Speaking of Anna...she was the most engaging and amazing tour guide I've ever had. She was able to keep the attention of the 8 year olds and adults alike, and was able to answer all questions that were asked of her. I highly recommend this company and guide Anna.

Linda_B

09 Jun, 2022

Our tour guide Anna was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable and a great story teller oif the history of Versailles. The tour was worth ever penny. I would highly recommend!

laph5

07 Jun, 2022

Anna [ our tour guide ] infused our tour with energy, insight, and interest. Very much appreciated how she not only taught us about Versailles, but also France both old and new.

Bari_M

04 Jun, 2022

DO NOT BOOK! If I could give this zero stars I would. Booked this tour for a Friday. While waiting for a cab to drive to Versailles from Paris, I receive an email stating our guide has been in an accident and they need to cancel, but we can rebook for Saturday. Saturday morning before we leave the hotel, I get another email saying they can’t find a guide that speaks English. 2 days in a row they cancel last minute and they obviously lied to me about the guide being in an accident the first time they cancelled. Unbelievable!! I could have made other arrangements if they had been honest about the situation, but they’re liars and cheats. DO NOT BOOK!

Shelly_C

30 May, 2022

We met at the meeting point without the guide. We did not receive notification that the tour was cancelled. The regular tickets were sold out.

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