The Palace of Versailles & Gardens: Private Day Trip from ParisPrivate Tour

Visit the Palace of Versailles and its beautiful Gardens, and discover this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site on this private day trip including hotel pick up and drop off from central Paris.

Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


5 hrs


Architecture, City Highlights, First Time Visitor, History, Royalty

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking Tour - Including roundtrip transfers from central Paris to Versailles.

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-Speaking tour guide for your own private group, Palace of Versailles & Gardens Admission Tickets, Musical Fountains show on available dates, Hotel pick up and drop off from your centrally located hotel in Paris, Mandatory headsets for groups of 5 or more.

What's not included:

Food and drink, Gratuities
Meeting points: If your hotel information is not provided, your guide will meet you at Palais du Chaillot, 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France

What makes this tour special

Explore the golden splendour of the Palace of Versailles and its formal gardens on this half-day trip from Paris. The golden palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV, is France’s most visited attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fantastic tour of Versailles will introduce you to the glory and tragedy of one of the largest royal palaces in the world.

On your private tour of Versailles, you will:

Explore this supreme symbol of royal power, the Palace of Versailles, with your expert private guide. Learn about the history of the French monarchy, and the story of how the young King Louis XIV turned a humble hunting lodge into the golden, gilded Baroque masterpiece of a palace you see today.

Walk the halls that kings, queens, nobles, dignitaries and servants of ages past have walked, admiring the extensive art collection including the King Louis XIV bust by Bernini, and enjoy the exquisite furniture and Baroque atmosphere of this most grandiose of palaces.

Admire the reflections in the Hall of Mirrors - an innovative design for the time, and learn about courtly soirees and etiquette, as well as the scandals, plots and power struggles that dominated life amongst the French nobility.

You will discover the most famous parts of the Palace, such as Versailles' Royal Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors, and the King's Grand Apartments, where you'll learn all about Royal ablutions, and what daily life was like in this most luxurious of palaces.

After exploring the decadent interior, relax and take in the majestic beauty of the formal Gardens at Versailles – the grandest example of classical French landscaping anywhere in France, strewn with many beautiful statues and colossal fountains. On select days, enjoy the Musical Fountains show, which incorporates sound into the beauty of the garden.

Generally, the show runs from April through October, on weekends and some Tuesdays and Fridays. On days when the show is not on, your guide will take you on a walking tour through the Gardens, after which you will return to Paris via private transportation.

Things to note: This tour includes the use of mandatory headsets for groups of 5 or more. Please note: the Musical Fountain show runs from April to October on weekends, and on select Tuesdays and Fridays. 

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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