Versailles Private VIP Tour from Paris
Get the royal treatment on this VIP tour of the Palace of Versailles, perfect for families of first-time visitors. Explore areas not open to the rest of the public, catch a Musical Fountain show and learn all about the French monarchy as your local expert demystifies secrets of the Palace and its Gardens.
Versailles Private VIP Tour with Transfers Highlights
- Enjoy stress-free round trip travel from Paris to Versailles.
- Avoid long queues with exclusive skip-the-line access.
- Make the most of your time at Versailles with an expert guide who will help you navigate the vast royal estate.
- Tour the magnificent Grand Apartments and Marie Antoinette’s Estate as your guide explains the history of the Palace and life at the royal court.
- Visit the stunning Hall of Mirrors - a corridor filled with 357 mirrors that majestically reflect the gardens through arched windows.
- Roam around the gardens and explore acres of gorgeously landscaped lawns and fountains.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The exquisite Palace of Versailles is one of the most extraordinary achievements in 17th century European art. Situated just 30 minutes outside Paris, in the village of Versailles, this elaborate complex once thrived as an epicenter of political power for the Kingdom of France.
Today, the Palace, also known as Château de Versailles, contains 700 rooms spread across 800 hectares. Illustrating more than five centuries of French history, the Palace not only houses remarkable works of art - it stands as a work of art itself. One of the most ornately designed rooms of all, the Hall of Mirrors features 357 mirrors, including seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows overlooking the gardens. The Versailles Palace Gardens span an impressive 250 acres, and continue to thrive as a beautifully manicured plot with 400 sculptures and 1,400 fountains.
Each year, it is estimated that approximately 5 million people visit the Palace of Versailles, and between 8 and 10 million people walks its gardens. A place of immense beauty, Versailles stands as a symbol of France’s monarchy and its glorious history.
What to Expect on Your Versailles Private VIP Tour from Paris
This VIP visit to Versailles is as good as it gets. Meet your guide and his/her driver at the hotel reception for a day packed with discoveries and fun. Arrive at the Palace and follow your guide past the long lines and through your reserved VIP entrance, saving you up to 3 hours of queueing.
Begin your exclusive access guided visit by the beautiful Royal Chapel, off limits to general guests, which was built inside the Palace to welcome the King. From his private balcony located on the first floor, the King of France used to have a great overview of the Church and to kneel to listen to Masses. Afterward, arrive at the Grand Apartments and explore the King’s seven salons, dedicated to mythology.
Continue your visit of the Palace by venturing to the War Warm (also off limits to general guests). Next, head to the Hall of Mirrors, a room designed to impress the King’s guests. Characterised by unique dimensions, the Hall of Mirrors offers stunning reflections of the gardens from its 357 mirrors. Explore a plethora of chambers and rooms as you make your way to the Queen’s Apartments. Here, explore six more rooms and be sure to look up at the breathtaking art sweeping the ceilings. As you make your way from room to room, you guide will make sure you learn about the Castle’s history and hear the most enticing Palace secrets.
Your next stop will be the major Estate of Marie Antoinette. Discover the life and antics of Marie Antoinette at the Petit Trianon. Walk around the Village of the Queen and her English gardens, plus see where Marie Antoinette built her own house, a Mill, a Preparation Dairy, a Cave, a Belvedere and the magnificent Temple of Love where lovers get engage.
For tips on how to navigate the palace, make the most of your time, and choose the best experience, refer to our Palace of Versailles tours and tickets collection.
- Roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Paris to the Palace
- Priority Access to skip the line at the Palace of Versailles
- Expert guide
- Guaranteed small group, private tour
- Access to the Castle (Royal Apartments + Hall of Mirrors) Gardens, Park, Carrosses Gallery
- Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate
- Admission to Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens
Know Before You Go
Palace of Versailles Hours
Everyday, except Mondays, the Palace opens at 9 am and closes at 6:30 pm. Last entry is at 6 pm. The Trianon Estate and the Carrosses Gallery open in the afternoon, at 12 pm and 12:30 pm respectively. Both close at 6:30 pm. The Gardens open at 8 am and the Park at 7 am; both close at 8:30 pm. (Hours are subject to change during severe weather conditions.) The entire premise of the Palace of Versailles closes each year on May 1st.
Versailles Garden Fountain and Musical Shows
From April through the end of October, shows will take place every Saturday and Sunday, as well as on Tuesdays from May 23 to June 27, 2017. Your ticket includes admission to these shows.
What to wear
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Smart-casual attire is suggested.
Your Versailles Private VIP Tour tickets include round trip transportation from Paris. Meet your guide and driver at the reception of your hotel. You will travel to Versailles in a private executive car.
Versailles Priority Private VIP Tours with Transport are available Tuesday through Sunday. Tours depart at 6 am and 7 am.
Upon arrival, your guide will lead you to the entrance of the Castle. With your Versailles VIP tickets, skip the long entry line and save upto 3 hours of queueing. Please note, all visitors, regardless of ticket type or vendor, are still required to pass through security.
Your full-day tour of Versailles will last 8 hours.
Versailles Private VIP Tour with Transfers tickets have a strict non-refundable cancellation policy. Should you miss your reserved time slot or wish to reschedule, you will not be allowed to do so.
How to Redeem your Tickets
• Upon confirmation of your booking, you will receive your voucher in a separate email.
• On the day of your experience, meet your guide and driver at the reception of your hotel.
• For confirmation, you will be asked to display your voucher via mobile phone.
• Travel to Versailles in a private executive car. Your guide will distribute your tickets and skip-the-line vouchers.
Your full day excursion from Paris to Versailles will last approximately 8 hours.
The tour starts and ends at your hotel, Paris
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