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 22 Reviews · 3.00h · 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.

  • Skip the Line
  • Meet your guide at Javel-André Citroen metro station
  • Arrive at Versailles
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • King's State Apartments
  • Princess' Apartments
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Musical Fountains
  • Free time
  • Return to Paris

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
Friendly English-speaking guide
Skip the line Versailles tickets
Transportation
Hall of Mirrors
Gardens of Versailles
Private tour
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Private tour of Versailles
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Anthony Backs

We had had our tour guide, Carolina, for our private full day tour of Paris yesterday and we were thrilled to have Carolina as our guide for Versailles today! She was informative and quick to answer any questions and enquiries. Although pricier, we’re grateful that we did private tours of Paris and Versailles as the 4 of us were able to truly interact with our guide. Carolina was fantastic and it was wonderful to have her taking care of all of the ticketing for the metro and venues for us! She had information to share with us even on the metro ride to Versailles! Today was great! Anthony and group

Tour in a wheelchair
27 April 2023
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David Stewart

Our guide Veronica was excellent. It was a private tour because my wife was in a wheelchair. My only complaint about Tour Guy management is that I discussed over the phone with your staff in the U.S. that she would be in a wheelchair, and the guides did not expect that. On all three of our tours. You failed to communicate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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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