Versailles Guided Tour
When you are on vacation in Paris, it can be hard to squeeze in all the sights you want to see. Our fully customizable half-day tour to the Palace of Versailles gives you the flexibility to visit in the morning or afternoon.
Expect luxury transportation, skip-the-line entry, and a licensed guide who leads you through the estate of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who turned what was once the hunting lodge of Louis XIII into the ultimate symbol of decadence.
Versailles tour Palace with an expert guide-driver by luxury minivan including skip-the-line tickets, hotel pick-up and live commentaries.
Every Day Except Mondays
Pick-up/drop-off at your residence; additional charge may apply for pick-up and/or a drop-off outside Paris
Expert local guide
Lunch not included; dining recommendations available upon request if you would like to build time into your itinerary
Customizable itinerary to fit your travel style and needs
- 100% free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Versailles tour Skip-the-Line Tickets
On this private tour guide paris, you will get priority access with skip-the-line tickets so you do not have to wait in the public admission queue to get in. This will help you avoid crowds and enjoy more time at Versailles, especially if you want to see the most famous areas of the estate on this 4-hour tour.
During your Private Tour of Versailles you will admire the State Apartments of Louis XIV and the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors. After this amazing private tour of Versailles, you will have free time to discover the beautiful French style gardens with 55 fountains.
What to Expect on this Private Versailles Tour
After pick-up from your designated location in Paris, enjoy a short ride to the Palace of Versailles to discover one of the most famous attractions in the world. On this half-day tour, we will be sure you see all the sights you want. Be sure to share with us your interests upon booking so we can plan accordingly for you.
If you want a more relaxed and tasty tour, visit Versailles with lunch.
When to Go for the Fountain Shows of Versailles
From April through November, you can enjoy the majestic fountain shows across the gardens. During this time, all of our Versailles tours allow time to visit the gardens and see the fountains, but booking in the spring or summer ensures more musical events and the opportunity to see the fountains turned on.
Typically the musical fountain shows in the Versailles gardens run every Saturday and Sunday, with other special dates planned from late June to late October in 2020.
Check the official schedule of the Musical Fountains Show for additional information. Please note these dates are subject to change.
During this period, access to the gardens will be included.
See the sights at your own pace
You’ll have the option at booking to customize your tour in a way that caters to your interests and (or) accessibility needs.
Expect your itinerary to include visits to the State Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors, and the King’s bedchambers with enough time to take in the opulent decor and architecture.
After exploring the interior of the palace, you will have free time to discover the beautiful French-style gardens with 55 fountains on your own before the journey back to Paris in your provided transportation.
About Our Versailles Tour Guides and Transportation
Parismatic founder, Frederic Khlghatian—a certified, Paris-based tour guide for more than 23 years—is often the licensed driver and guide of this Versailles private tour. Learn more about our experienced tour guides here, and please check out our Tripadvisor reviews.
We want your trip to Versailles to be memorable, and comfortable transportation is a priority. Expect to be picked up in either a Mercedes-Benz V-Class or Tesla; both options are equipped with Wi-Fi.
After this fabulous private tour, your guide-driver will take you back to Paris and drop you off at your residence.
Safety and Accessibility
We strive to take the stress out of planning your visit to this popular destination. Our tour guides are constantly in communication with the Palace of Versailles to ensure we have up-to-date information regarding reopenings and closures, as well as health and safety guidelines.
On our tours, expect readily available face masks and hand sanitizer in our vehicles, and expert guides who know where to stop for bathroom breaks.
Other Ways to Explore Versailles
For those who want to maximize their sightseeing, we also offer a visit to Versailles for a full day with lunch included.
Additionally, we can help you knock more off your list with our Giverny and Versailles private tour, or even doing a separate, shorter excursion out of Paris on a Giverny half-day tour
Reviews ( 3 )
Very informative and enjoyable tour
We want to comment on the wonderful tour of Versailles provided by Zara. She is truly a store house of knowledge. She made the tour extra special. Our van did not have air conditioning due to a part needing to be repaired, but it was hot. Altogether I think this is a wonderful tour.
Wonderful tour guide (Fred) & Beautiful palace tour
Frederick was a wonderful tour guide and he was so knowledgeable. He talked a lot about the history behind the palace of Versailles on our way there and when we arrived We skipped the line and went straight into the palace. He explained each room’s architecture & paintings. It was probably a little too much for my 17-year-old granddaughter (not into history as much as me) and he realized that and gave us the highlights. I would definitely recommend it.
Tour Versailles like a King or Queen with Parismatic Tour via Euroscope Paris
The grandeur and beauty of the Palace of Versailles is unmatched and as the second most visited monument in all of France behind the Eiffel Tower we expected it to be crowded. It was. Our guided tour with Fred Khighatian founder of Parismatic Tour was exceptional. Fred picked us up at our hotel on time, introduced himself, and drove us to the Palace in a new Mercedes van. Our small group of six entered a side entrance at 9:30 a.m. skipping the line of visitors 100 meters long waiting to enter the Palace at the Main Gate. Fred provided each of us a small receiver and an ear bud so we could hear everything he related over the next two hours as we moved from room to room. He told us in great detail about the life of the Royal family, significant events, paintings, sculptures, furniture, secret passages, noble visitors, daily life at the palace, and many other historical details. We completed our tour with a walk to view the spectacular and enormous gardens and the return trip to our hotel. The door-to-door personal service, the skip the line access, and Fred’s personal attention and expert knowledge made the tour a great experience and worth every penny.
Wonderful tour with family!
We were in Paris with my two young children (ages 4 and 6). Fred did a great job of tailoring the tour to meet the cadence (and attention span) of a young family’s first visit to Versailles. Would highly recommend him and Parismatic tours!