Private Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour

Travel to Versailles from Paris for a private tour with free time in the gardens and Trianon Estate

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 16 Reviews · 3.00h 15 max · Paris, France

Looking for a more exclusive way to see the opulent Palace of Versailles and Gardens? Then travel from Paris with your own dedicated expert guide, skip the long admission lines, and start exploring the former home of France’s kings and queens at a pace that suits you. Want more time in the Hall of Mirrors? Just ask! Your private guide can tailor the tour to ensure you have the best possible Versailles experience, and you can enjoy free time in the beautiful Versailles Gardens to top things off.

  • Tailored private Versailles tour
  • Return transport from Paris
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Palace of Versailles
  • The Grand Rooms
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Free time to explore
  • Return to Paris when you're ready

Take the hassle out of planning your trip to Versailles and feel like royalty as your private tour guide escorts you from Paris. Just meet by the Champs de Mars metro station in central Paris and let us take care of the rest! Once you arrive at the Palace, you'll skip the line and begin your private tour through the extravagant rooms, apartments, and artwork of Versailles, including the unique Hall of Mirrors. Along the way, you knowledgeable guide will talk you through the rich history, colorful characters, and iconic events that once took place here.

After leaving the Palace, your guide will introduce you to the design and history of the vast landscaped Versailles Gardens, and you'll be free to explore for as long as you like on your own before heading back to Paris. Your ticket also gives to access the Marie-Antoinette's beautiful Trianon Estate.

Private Versailles from Paris Tour Description

Your 3-hour private tour includes:

  • Round-trip transportation by train from Paris to Versailles

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles

  • Guided tour of the palace

  • Introduction to the gardens

  • Free time to explore the gardens and Trianon Estate

  • An expert, English-speaking private guide
     

Experience the Majesty of Versailles

After you've arrived in Versailles with your guide, skip the line to enter the palace without the usual long wait. Your expert guide will begin to show you all of the most fascinating parts of this historic royal residence at a pace that suits you. A stunning work to behold from the inside and out, the Versailles Palace encompasses over 2,000 rooms, with about as many windows looking out at the immense gardens. The opulent interior holds countless works of art and precious artifacts, so it's easy to see why over seven million people visit the palace each year.

Formerly the hunting château of King Louis XIII, the stunning Versailles Palace and Gardens were built in the 17th century, and UNESCO have declared this place a World Heritage site. The elaborately decorated and expansive palace became the seat of French power during the reign of King Louis XIV. You'll hear stories of the lavish lifestyles and scandals that became a hallmark of the kings and queens who once called this place home.

Best of all, with your own private guide, the tour is more flexible. Want to spend a bit more time somewhere, or see something that's not on the usual tourist route? All you have to do is ask!

The Hall of Mirrors and Grand Apartments

Your guide will ensure you visit the areas that simply cannot be missed! Measuring almost 70 yards long and adorned with 357 mirrors, the Hall of Mirrors is the most famous room in the château. The mirrors in this room were designed to reflect light and protect the walls from smoke, and only a few candles were required in order to reflect candlelight throughout the entire room.

The Treaty of Versailles, which marked the end of World War I, was signed in the Hall of Mirrors on June 28th, 1919. With thousands of rooms to explore, navigating the Palace of Versailles on your own is a challenge. A guided tour is the best way to cover the must-see highlights of the Palace of Versailles, including the King's State Apartments and the apartments of Louis XV's daughters.
 

The Gardens of Versailles and Trianon Estate

After touring the palace, you’ll experience the magnificent Gardens of Versailles as your guide explains the fascinating history of the most famous gardens in the world. You'll receive an introduction to the gardens from your guide, and then it's time to explore on your own! You can use your included return ticket to Paris whenever you're ready.

Inspiring other gardens all over the world, the meticulously manicured Gardens of Versailles occupy a total area of almost 2,000 acres with over 400 sculptures and 1,400 fountains. Your ticket also includes access to see Marie-Antoinette's Trianon Estate, so feel free to wander down to these magnificent buildings that are basically palaces themselves.

What you get with this tour
Round-trip transportation by train from Paris to Versailles
Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles
Guided tour of the palace
Introduction to the gardens
Free time to explore the gardens and Trianon Estate
An expert, English-speaking private guide
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Versailles Tour
17 October 2022
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Chris Haab

Our guide was very knowledgeable and her English was excellent. We would not have enjoyed the tour as much without her guidance. It was our first morning overseas and she made the day hassle free and easy for us to see a lot. Tres bien!

Versailles
12 October 2022
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Chris Haab

Anastasia was a joy to be with at Versailles! She is a great tour guide.

Best Tour Guide
01 October 2022
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Reviewed by
Douglas M. Basko

I have been on two private tours with Fabienne: Louvre and Versailles. On each tour I was impressed with her incredible ability to convey history with enthusiasm and humor. I had a sense of education and intellect in her response to questions. Moreover, she demonstrated patience and a benevolent demeanor. I visit Paris occasionally and have never been on a tour, but will definitely be seeking her assistance in the future for she has instilled a comprehensive understanding of new, as well as familiar, information. The tours with Fabienne are educations, bar none.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

At the Souvenir Kiosk outside Champs de Mars metro station located at the corner between Avenue de Suffren and Quay Branly. A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you, and maybe a snack too. We also recommend wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved, especially if you want to spend more time in the gardens.

What if I have limited-mobility?

This private tour of the Versailles Palace and Gardens is your best bet if you aren't completely confident in your mobility. Your guide can tailor the tour to suit your needs.

Are train tickets included in the price of the Versailles tour?

Yes, round-trip train tickets are included. Your guide will escort you on the outbound journey, and you're free to return when you're ready.

Is a guided tour of the gardens included?

You'll have a 30-minute explanation of what you'll see as you stand at the garden entrance. Afterwards, you are allowed to stay and explore on your own until they close.

What to bring?

We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you, and maybe a snack too. We also recommend wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved, especially if you want to spend more time in the gardens.

Where to meet?

At the Souvenir Kiosk outside Champs de Mars metro station located at the corner between Avenue de Suffren and Quay Branly. A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

Is a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles included?

Yes, this tour includes a fully guided tour of the palace.

Will I be able to see the Trianon Estate?

Yes! Your ticket includes access to the estate, which you can visit on your own after the tour has finished.

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