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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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