- Private tours are offered daily.
- Small group tours are offered on select dates from April 1 - July 31, 2022
NOTE: This tour includes a car service that will pick you up at your accommodation. Please tell us your hotel or apartment address in the 'Additional Details' box while adding the tour to your shopping cart.
- Versailles Palace
- Versailles Gardens
- Car Service from Paris to Versailles
- If you're booking a small-group tour, the group will meet at a centralized point in the city center
- If you're booking a private tour, the car service will depart from your accommodations in Paris
- Skip-the-line entry tickets into Versailles Palace and grounds
- Please Note: Our team will pre-purchase timed admission tickets on behalf of your party. However, due to enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions at this venue, there will be a mandatory security line which we must wait in together.
- Optional add-on at check out: Car service from Versailles back to Paris 30 minutes after the tour
Interested in a longer version of this itinerary? Check out our Full-Day Tour of Versailles here.
What is a small group tour?
Our Private tours will begin with car service pick-up from your accommodations in Paris. Please let us know where you'll be staying.
Our Small-group tours begin from a centralized meeting point – a cafe near the 15th arrondissement. Your tour confirmation will have the exact meeting point and details.
Where does the tour end?
Unless you've booked a private car transfer back to Paris with us, your tour will end in Versailles. You can return to Paris at your leisure by train or taxi.
Do you reserve headsets for this tour?
We don't necessarily recommend one over the other. The morning start time allows you to stay on for the rest of the day to explore the rest of the grounds independently. The afternoon tour would not allow for this, but you do have the benefit of slightly reduced crowds.
Yes, please contact us to discuss in more detail your mobility concerns so that we can best advise.
Optional Car: We are a bigger group and it won't let us book a larger vehicle at checkout, can we still book? If your group needs a larger vehicle than what is displayed as options at checkout please reach out to our team in order to verify availability and pricing with our car provider. Thank you!
The daughter of a sculptor, Marie has been surrounded by art ever since she was born. A native Parisienne, she holds an undergraduate degree in history and art history, with a specialty in iconography and French and Flemish paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries. She also holds a Master's degree in museology from the Ecole du Louvre and one in Art History from the Sorbonne. She currently works for the French National Art History Institute on special cultural events. Since she loves literature, ballet, theatre, opera, jazz clubs, and classical concerts—she has been playing the piano since she was 9—Paris and its artistic life are a perfect fit.
Susan Taylor Leduc received her PhD in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. After working for the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. she moved to Paris and has worked as a professor, freelance curator and tour guide. As an independent scholar she has studied the gardens of Versailles in the 18th century and the interconnections between gardens and gastronomy. Her newest book on Marie Antoinette will be published in October.
Marie Theres is a painter who has made Paris her home for more than two decades. She works in her studio in Montmartre and shows her paintings in galleries in Europe and the United States. She studied history at the University of Cologne, Germany and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before coming to Paris to study art history at the Ecole de Louvre. Her knowledge of art history is enhanced by her practical painting experience. Beyond a purely academic approach, this enables her to convey the emotional dimension of the artwork and to focus attention on the act of creation. She loves to share her passion for art and painting and is fascinated by the 19th-century artistic heritage of Paris, its art movements, and urbanism.
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