Versailles Full Day Tour

 
Versailles castle
Versailles castle gardens
inside Versailles castle
Entrance of Chateau de Versailles
View of the castle from a fountain
Hamlet, the second home of the queen
Versailles Full Day Tour
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Meal included Available year-round Air-conditioned minibus Day tour Apartment/hotel pickup Drinks not included Guide/Interpreter Admission fee(s) included

Spend the whole day in Versailles with a guided tour of the Castle, lunch near the Grand Canal then visit Grand Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Queen's Hamlet.

Or try our VIP version, one-of-a-kind experience at Versailles by visiting secret rooms hidden to the public, locked and only opened for our group!

Skip the line tickets included ensuring fast entrance to the castle

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Overview

Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup/Return or VIP version.

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Full Day with Pickup and Return:

  • Duration: around 8 hours starting at 08:30 (8:30AM) depending on your hotel/apartment location
  • Available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays year-round
  • Languages: English, Español conducted by a qualified guide-interpreter. Other languages possible if minimum of 5 participants.
  • Including hotel/apartment pickup and return inside Paris
  • Accessible to wheelchairs
  • Ticket delivery: Voucher issued online (no tickets needed)
  • Rate per person including taxes and services
  • Free 30-day access to online French lessons included + Free Privilege Discount Card with selected partners.

Full day VIP, NO Pickup:

  • Duration: around 8.5 hours (includes 1 hour travel time and 1.5 hours for lunch. Total guided 5 hours), starting at 08:45AM
  • Available on Friday & Saturday from early April the 1st to October 31st
  • Languages: English conducted by a qualified guide-interpreter
  • No hotel pickup available for this tour
  • Small groups of no more than 15 people
  • Entrance ticket included and no waiting in lines!
  • Ticket delivery: Voucher issued online (no tickets needed)
  • Rate per person including taxes and services
  • Children rate available (4 to 14) with proof of age, free if under 4
  • Free 30-day access to online French lessons included + Free Privilege Discount Card with selected partners.

Detailed Description

Full Day with Pickup and Return

The guide-interpreter will let you relive the life of Versailles Palace during the excursion where, in 1682, Louis XIV officially installed the court and government.

In particular, you will discover the Great Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Apartment. Free time at the end of the excursion for you to stroll through the French gardens bordered by many sculptures - statues, busts, marble vases... sculpted from 1661 by a contingent of artists originally directed by Charles Le Brun, the King's leading painter. The entrance ticket to the Castle is included.

You will have lunch near the Grand Canal and after, the Guide will take you to the Grand Trianon, a marble palace listed as Unesco world heritage since 1979. You will also discover the Queen's Hamlet, a Norman-style thatched cottage built for Marie Antoinette.

For those visiting during high season and on Sundays: "Grandes Eaux", water and music show is also included.

Full day VIP, NO Pickup

Explore on of the world’s most famous castles: Versailles, with this exclusive Skip the Line tour! With this all-inclusive small group tour you will explore the footsteps of Marie-Antoinette, the palace, the extraordinay gardens, the secret rooms and more, with an expert English-speaking guide.

Have you ever wondered what it might have felt like to live in the Palace of Versailles? To explore one of the world’s most famous royal residences and have secret doors opened just for you with an ancient key? Walk in the footsteps of one of history’s most romanticized queens, Marie Antoinette. Spend a day in the magnificent Palace of Versailles, in the company of an English-only speaking expert local guide, who will bring to life the stories of the lavish courts under the French kings, their queens and mistresses. Gain access to secret parts of the palace that most others never see, visit rooms locked and exclusively opened to our small group on this one-of-a-kind tour specifically designed by City Wonders Palace of Versailles experts.

Learn how the change in the lifestyle and the public perception of the monarchy eventually led to their downfall. See the secret corridors behind her bedroom where Marie Antoinette fled from the revolutionaries who finally stormed the palace and put an end to the extravagant court of Versailles and, indeed, the French royal family themselves.

Beyond the palace’s private locked rooms, in addition to the hidden corridors and staircases, you will also have free time to enjoy lunch at your leisure. All tours, access and roundtrip train transfers are included, so all you have to do is enjoy your travel through time on this one-of-a-kind tour developed for you by City Wonders Palace of Versailles experts.

Higlights

  • Enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience at Versailles by visiting secret rooms hidden to the public, locked and only opened for our group!
  • Thanks to our VIP partnership, you will be personally escorted by a palace security guard with a special key to open areas usually closed to the public.
  • Of the 2,300 rooms in the palace, only a handful are open to the public. On this unique tour you will be able to access rooms that only palace staff and a handful of select people ever see, including: Marie Antoinette’s private apartments and bedrooms of the King’s mistresses Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry.
  • See the hidden chambers where Marie Antoinette spent much of her time as well as the secret corridors and staircase she used to escape the palace and public scrutiny.
  • Visit the Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s private house and gardens, including her personal theatre where she would entertain friends.
  • Trace her rural footsteps while visiting Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, a working farm village where she would live a rustic country life.
  • This VIP full-day excursion includes an English-only speaking dedicated, knowledgeable expert local guide who will lead you through the Palace and gardens of Versailles, bringing to life the rich royal histories of those who lived there.
  • Travel roundtrip by train with your guide, departing from central Paris on a tour like no other in the region.
  • Receive individualized attention with small groups of 15 or fewer.
  • Convenient audio headsets are provided so you can always hear your guide.
  • What you will visit

    Sites Visited include but are not limited to:
    • Palace of Versailles
    • Petit Trianon
    • Gardens of the Palace of Versailles
    • Gardens of the Petit Trianon
    • Marie Antoinette's Hamlet

    What's included

    • Skip the Line entrance to Versailles Castle
    • Guided visit inside the Palace of Versailles
    • Guided visit to the Gardens of Versailles
    • Guided visit inside the Petit Trianon
    • Guided visit to Marie Antoinette’s hamlet
    • Escorted train travel to and from central Paris
    • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
    • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

    What's not included

    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Food/Beverages

    Important notes

    • This service ends at Versailles around 17:00 hrs (5PM).
    • It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
    • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.
    • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
    • Photography is permitted throughout the tour (non-flash inside the Palace)
    • Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.
    • France’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
    • Please note that many sections of the palace are not air-conditioned (as A/C is not standard practice in France).
    • We will do everything within our power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected; however,due to issues beyond our control, timings and sites are subject to last minute changes on rare occasions.

    Meeting time and point

    • Meeting Time: 8:30 AM
    • Departure Time: 08:45 AM
    • Meeting point: All details and map will be provided on your voucher.

    Customer Reviews

    Customer Reviews

    SafeOpinion® Conciergerie.com Certified Reviews from Identified Customers.

    Versailles Full Day Tour, Adult (Excellent)

    "This was an excellent tour. I'll use your group again next year...thank you."

    Saul H, United States, June 2015

    Concierge response: Please do! Thank you Saul.

    Versailles Full Day Tour, Adult (Excellent)

    "Our tour guide as the most pleasant, well informed woman that any tour would be lucky to have. Our group became friends and very relaxed from the very first moment we meant her."

    Freda E, United States, April 2015

    Concierge response: Excellent, we're glad you all enjoyed it. Thank you.

    Versailles Full Day Tour, Adult (Excellent)

    "Our guide as excellent and very knowledgeable."

    Michiru C, United States, March 2015

    Versailles Full Day Tour, Adult (Excellent)

    "We want to give special recognition to our tour guide, Roseann. As we traveled to and from Versaille, she pointed out all the key sights we passed - a real tour of Paris. She is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. She made the day extra-special."

    Ellen M, United States, October 2014

    Concierge response: Great, thank you Ellen.

    Versailles Full Day Tour, Adult (Excellent)

    "The tour guide that we had was amazing. She was very knowledgeable on all things Paris and very accommodating in every way. I would say that it was the best tour we have ever taken. Thanks so much."

    Brenton S, Australia, September 2014

    Concierge response: That's a very nice review Brenton, thank you very much!

    Versailles Full Day Tour, Adult (Excellent)

    "Our guide was excellent. All tour super!!"

    Kazimierz T, Poland, September 2014

    Versailles Full Day Tour, Adult (Excellent)

    "Loved our guide! It was an unbelievable day!"

    Allison I, United States, September 2014

    Versailles Full Day Tour, Adult (Excellent)

    "I have been to Versaille before and was looking for much more than just the palace. Our guide delivered the much more that I was expecting. She was wonderfully informative but did not overload us with too much information as our visuals were already bombarded with so much opulence. The tour was excellent. It gave us a full aspect of the whole property, exploring the gardens, going to the smaller palace of private residence, and ending with Marie Antoinette's play farm property. Just what I expected. Thanks to our female guide ?Rosanne/Rousanne."

    Jannie C, Australia, August 2014

    Concierge response: Thank you very much Jannie for this nice review, her name is Rosanne, we will let her know.

    Versailles Full Day Tour, Adult (Excellent)

    "This is the second time I have done the full day tour with your company and it is fantastic. I highly recommed it. Our guide this time, Michelle, was the best ever-the pick up and drop off at hotels, lovely lunch and all the tours make for a very full, easy and rewarding day at Versailles…."

    Sophie A, United States, June 2014

    Concierge response: Thank you very much Sophie, you're really a great Versailles lover and we can understand that.

    Versailles Full Day Tour, Adult (Excellent)

    "Enjoyed my experience at Versailles for the most part. Nabila was delightful and an encyclopedia of knowledge. She was totally willing to answer any and all questions. There was a bit of a problem with the seating at the restaurant to which I think Nabila should have intervened on our behalf. The staff insisted on putting us at a table with another group making for an awkward seating arrangement. When that group arrived, their guide demanded that they be seated at their own table and the restaurant complied."

    Betzi S, United States, June 2014

    Concierge response: Thank you for your feedback, we will forward this important information.

    Order Options

    Your ticket (voucher) will be delivered online, paper tickets are not required. Your voucher is the proof of booking and settlement and you must print it and present it at your guide or chauffeur while in Paris. You will have access to voucher desk through a secured link provided in your order confirmation email.

    Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

    Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

    Booking changes and cancellations are valid only when made through us by email at customer(at)conciergerie.com and confirmed in return by our customer support within 24 hours.

    • Change of date: free of charge, request must be received 5 (five) days before the date of service, subject to availability
    • Cancellation fee:
      • Less than five days before service: 100% (no refund)
      • More than five days before service: 20% (80% refund)
    If the tour includes pickup, customers staying in private apartments are requested to wait in front of the entrance of the selected hotel 10 (ten) minutes before the pickup time listed on the voucher. Cancellation fees will not be waived for any reason, however, they may be covered by travel insurance. We *highly* recommend that you have insurance with *adequate* coverage, including Force Majeure.

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    Prices in other currencies:

    Approximate prices in Australian Dollar (AUD)

    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Adult   305.84
    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Child 1 to 10   229.38
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Adult   310.52
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Child 4 to 14   294.92

    AUD prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 1.5604 AUD per euro.

    The prices charged by your credit card company may be different.

    Approximate prices in Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Adult   1400.20
    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Child 1 to 10   1050.15
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Adult   1421.64
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Child 4 to 14   1350.20

    CNY prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 7.1439 CNY per euro.

    The prices charged by your credit card company may be different.

    Approximate prices in Pound Sterling (GBP)

    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Adult   142.37
    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Child 1 to 10   106.78
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Adult   144.55
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Child 4 to 14   137.29

    GBP prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 0.7264 GBP per euro.

    The prices charged by your credit card company may be different.

    Approximate prices in Yen (JPY)

    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Adult   26674.46
    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Child 1 to 10   20005.85
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Adult   27082.75
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Child 4 to 14   25721.80

    JPY prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 136.0942 JPY per euro.

    The prices charged by your credit card company may be different.

    Approximate prices in Swedish Krona (SEK)

    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Adult   1854.57
    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Child 1 to 10   1390.93
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Adult   1882.96
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Child 4 to 14   1788.34

    SEK prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 9.4621 SEK per euro.

    The prices charged by your credit card company may be different.

    Approximate prices in US Dollar (USD)

    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Adult   219.13
    Versailles Full Day Tour with Pickup, Child 1 to 10   164.35
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Adult   222.48
    Versailles VIP Full Day, Child 4 to 14   211.30

    USD prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 1.1180 USD per euro.

    The prices charged by your credit card company may be different.