“Excellent Tour! Our tour director Harvee was very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job looking after us. This tour was a great way to see Versailles and the gardens without wasting time standing in line for entrance tickets. ...Samantha M., Australia – See more reviews
What To Expect
Explore one of the world's most famous royal residences and have secret doors opened just for you with an ancient key. Walk in the footsteps of one of history's most romanticized queens, Marie Antoinette. Spend a day in the magnificent Palace of Versailles, in the company of an English-only speaking expert local guide, who will bring to life the stories of the lavish courts under the French kings, their queens and mistresses. Gain access to secret parts of the palace that most others never see, visit rooms locked and exclusively opened to our small group on this one-of-a-kind tour.
Follow the lives and destinies of the French Royal family, most particularly Marie Antoinette, as you learn about regal life at the Court of Versailles under Louis XIV, XV and XVI. See the magnificent staterooms where the kings and queens held court, including the spectacular Hall of Mirrors. Then step behind the scenes with exclusive access to rarely seen areas including the homes of influential mistresses, royal children, ambitious nobles and jealous courtiers. Your expert guide will lead you through some of the 2,300 rooms of Versailles, on a route specially designed to bring this history to life, through doors that remain locked to everyone else and will be opened only for you!
See the secret corridors behind the bedroom where Marie Antoinette fled from the revolutionaries who finally stormed the palace and put an end to the extravagant court of Versailles and, indeed, the French royal family themselves.
Beyond the palace's private locked rooms, in addition to the hidden corridors and staircases, have free time to enjoy lunch at your leisure.
Guided visit inside the Palace of Versailles
Guided visit to the Gardens of Versailles
Guided visit inside the Petit Trianon
Guided visit to Marie Antoinette's hamlet
Escorted train travel to and from central Paris
English speaking tour guide
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.
Photography is permitted throughout the tour. Please note that flash photography is NOT allowed inside the Palace.
France's tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
Please note that sections of the museum are not air-conditioned (as A/C is not standard practice in France).
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our group tours. We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs, buggies, strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 15 guests.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
10 hours and 30 minutes
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