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
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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

Vanesa_W

29 Jul, 2022

We have booked a private tour of Versailles and by some reason the choice of pick up/drop off at the hotel was checked in our original reservation. After weeks if trying to fix this issue finally the travel agency contacted me. They offer to add that option at an additional charge and they offer to add Marie Antoniette domain to the tour which according to them will save us a 30/40 minute walk. I agree and pay the additional cost. The day before the tour, they told me the tour which was scheduled at 10 am was now at 2:30 pm. This was already an inconvenience because we have to rearrange the whole day in Paris. The day of the tour they picked us up on time and to our surprise they dropped us at Marie Antoniette domain area first which it was supossed to be the end of the tour. The tour guide met us there, she had no idea of any arrangements. We spend 2 hours in that area and then had to take a train to the main entrance for what we had to wait 30 minutes and got in the train just by luck after paying an additional Euros 26. The tour of Versailles was then a rush walk of 1 and a half hour and did not include the gardens because the museum was closing at 6 pm. The return was chaotic as well because we had no idea who was picking us up. We paid more than 1000 Euros for a very disorganized experience and with a tour guide was not knowledgeable enough for the money we paid.

GISELE_T

22 Jul, 2022

You do not get what you paid for it. The tour guide didn’t had the tickets on hand we had to wait as she kept calling the agency. Very expensive, our tour guide very nice but she doesn’t speak English very well and she had a very hard time to tell us things. For the prices paid the agency doesn’t include the train to get to Antonieta little chateau, I refused to paid and the guide paid to finish her tour. Not worth the price. DO NOT BOOK PRIVATE TOURS

Cole_B

18 Jul, 2022

This was a wonderful private tour. It started on time, and was personalized and engaging along the way. Communication from the company was good. The ability to skip the lines with this tour is also a big bonus, especially in the busy summer. Anna, our tour guide, was exceptional. She was funny, energetic, and incredibly knowledgable about the history of Versailles and the monarchies. She had insights that are not common in guides we've used before. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a guide at Versailles, the Louvre, or other places she is familiar with. Would book again.

Stephanie_K

11 Jul, 2022

If you choose this tour it is probably guide-dependent and our guide, Michelle, is not a great option. Though she is nice she was disorganized and overwhelmed. The tour company also did not provide little train (tram) tickets as part of the package so if you decide to choose to take the tram from Les Domaines deMarie Antoinette to Versailles you will have an incredibly difficult time if you are able to succeed at all--they take people with tickets prior to those trying to pay for tickets and they run out of spots. We lost an hour waiting for the tram. (Note there is a lot of walking at Versailles) When we got to Versailles we were late for our timed tour and our guide disappeared without explaining what she was doing. I called the tour company to complain and eventually we were able to fly threw the museum but we missed the gardens. Make sure the tour company gets you to and from Versailles because that was difficult as well. What we saw was beautiful but we would rent golf carts next time and take a different tour.

kathleenp611

11 Jul, 2022

We were traveling with little children and elderly grandparents and was concerned that it would be too difficult to navigate. Our tour guide was very helpful and was able to accommodate our needs without inconvenience. The information provided throughout the tour was interesting and informative. Overall really great experience and we would do it again!

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