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 transfer from Paris to Versailles
- Optional add-on for car transfer back to Paris at the tour's conclusion
- 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.
Please note: If your tour results in a cancelation, the cost of the venue tickets that are included in the tour will not be included in the refund due to the tickets being non-refundable. We appreciate your understanding!
The price of the tour, expert guide, hotel pick-up and transfer from Paris to Versailles as well as the passport tickets. We purchase dated and timed reservations which offer priority access to the Palace. Your guide will have them on hand. If you choose to take the train to Versailles, the cost of tickets is not included.
Can we take the train instead?
Yes. However, the trains are often delayed or crowded. Please note that the time to travel from Paris to Versailles is longer than by car, which means that you'll spend less time with the guide on site. Note that train tickets (approx. 10€ round trip per person) are not included in the price of the tour. It is a good idea to have some cash on hand for these or to purchase them in advance of the tour.
Where does the tour end?
Unless you've booked a car transfer back to Paris with us, the tour will end in Versailles. You can return to Paris at your leisure by train or taxi.
Do you reserve headsets for this tour?
Fountain shows are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays, from April 1-October 31. There are also fountain shows on certain Tuesdays during this period. On all other Tuesdays and Fridays, April-October, there is music in the gardens, but no fountain show. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, April-October, there is no music or fountain show. In the winter months, there is no music or fountain shows on any day.
Please contact us to discuss in more detail your mobility concerns so that we can best advise.
Caroline is an adoptive flâneuse and has been wandering Paris' narrow streets and leafy boulevards since 2003. She holds an undergraduate degree in French and Art History with a specialty in 19th-century art and literature, and pursued graduate studies in Art History at Paris IV La Sorbonne, writing a thesis on popular imagery and caricature in Revolutionary and Napoleonic Paris. Her research was published in the journal European Comic Art. She also writes exhibition reviews and features. Her writing has been published in Apollo Magazine, the TLS, Condé Nast Traveler and WSJ Magazine.
Sandra is an art historian specializing in the link between European art, history and society from the 15th to the 19th centuries. She holds a Master's degree in Art History from the Université La Sorbonne, where she specialized in Italian Renaissance painting and the iconography of the modern European family. Originally from Canada, she also holds an undergraduate degree in Linguistics, with a double specialization in French and Spanish Language Civilization, and has lived in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Rome, before finally settling in Paris. She began guiding in Rome, where she spent over 10 years studying Italian history and art, and guiding groups regularly through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Borghese Gallery, and the Roman Forum. She loves music, dance, theatre and art in all of its forms and enjoys sharing this passion with visitors and museum-goers of all ages.
Jessica is an art lover. Interested in Art History since high school, she decided to study Art History at the Paris West University and later followed courses at a specialized school in art to become an Art Dealer. With an Art Expert degree, it was not enough to give a price to the priceless, so she decided to move to New York and study English at the New York University. After a few fantastic years spent on the other side of the Atlantic, meeting people from all over the world, discovering the amazing city of New York and travelling around the USA, she came back to Paris and obtained a Master's degree in Art History at the Paris West University. Jessica specialized in art of 17th century with a focus on art during the reign of Louis the XIVth. She is today a licensed tour guide. Becoming a tour guide was a way for her to combine her love for art and her love for meeting new people from all over the world.
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