"skip the line" half day tour in Versailles (by train)
Enjoy a private guided visit inside the Royal Castle in Versailles
Learn about the history of the residence built for the Louis XIV (the Sun King) and see the magnificent State Apartments of the King, the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen's State Apartments, with a sight in the gardens.
WARNING: From January 2016 and for at least 1 year and a half, the Queen's Estate is closed (restoration). Instead of the Queen's State Apartments, we will visit Mesdames' Apartments (Louis XV's daughters) which have been fully restored and refurnished.
Please DO NOT purchase museum passes or any ticket for this tour. Your guide will make a reservation for you.
PLEASE NOTE: To avoid any disappointment, ALWAYS check with me BEFORE booking as I might already have a last minute reservation.
Our itinerary will be determined by your interests.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting at the lobby of your hotel in central Paris.
This tour is available in the morning or in the afternoon!
This tour is not available on Mondays, May 1st, Dec 25th & Jan 1st.
End location: The tour ends in Paris, but you obviously can stay longer in Versailles. I will show you how to go back.
Duration: 5 hours
Depending on your desire, we can go to Versailles by train (40 mn, 7 euros) or taxi (*usually* quicker but more expensive: 50 euros one way).
# Grand Apartment and Hall of mirrors are included in the tour
# the history of the chateau itself (of course!)
# a glance in the gardens
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 Euros - for the following:
# 7 euros: train ticket
# 18 euros/adult: Chateau
... This is for the booking I will have prepaid, which is also the "right to guide" in Versailles.
# 13 euros: a sandwich + a drink
# train tickets
# admission fees
# lunch, etc.
Please DO NOT purchase museum passes or any other ticket for this tour. Your guide will make a reservation for you.
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Wonderful tour of Versailles. Isabelle is both knowledgeable and engaging in her presentation. We've been to Versailles on other tours and by far and away this was our best experience. She kept our Granddaughter interested and entertained throughout. We highly recommend Isabelle for all tours of Paris. Really the best!