Versailles Half Day Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pick-up

Versailles Private Guided Tour



Enjoy a tour of the Palace of Versailles with a private guide, who provides insight on the history and secrets of the legendary royal residence. Let yourself be transported by the royal atmosphere of the Palace and world-renowned French Gardens. It took Le Nôtre 40 years to turn the fields and marches into a genuine masterpiece.

Your driver will pick you up at your Paris hotel or residence in a 8-seat luxury minivan and drive you to the Château de Versailles, where you’ll meet your private guide at the entrance of the Palace to start your private tour. You will benefit from a priority access.

The guide will walk you through the King’s State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Salon of Peace, the Hall of Battles and a few other rooms.( 2 hours )

Following the tour, you will have about 2 hours to explore the expansive Gardens on your own. Depending on the day of your tour, you may also be able to experience the Musical Gardens (Tuesday, Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm) or Musical Fountains (Weekend Weekend 11:00 am – 12:00 pm & 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm).

If you wish to visit the Trianons (Grand Trianon & Petit Trianon), we would recommend you partake in a full day tour.

When your time is up, your driver will come and pick you up at Versailles to bring you back to Paris and drop you off at your hotel or residence.

Duration : 6 hours (transfer time included)

Tour Language : English.



Versailles Private Guided Tour Half day with pick-up

Price per person | Visit the Palace with a private guide and enjoy free time in the gardens

Only the Afternoon tours will be able to fully benefit from the Musical shows (April to October). Depending on the date of your tour, you may have the chance to enjoy Versailles’ popular Musical Gardens or Musical Fountains, which feature classical music to enhance the gardens’ already-enchanting atmosphere. Saturdays and Sundays: Musical Fountains from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, and Tuesdays and Fridays: Musical Gardens from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

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  • Pick up and Drop off at your Hotel or Residence in Paris
  • Skip-the-line and priority access
  • Discovering the history of Versailles with a private guide
  • Free time to explore the Gardens

From 760 €


Included :

• Hotel Pick up & Drop off in Paris: Pivate minivan (AC)
• Priority access & Services of a licensed guide
• Tour in English: Private Guided tour
• Guided visit: The State Apartments & the Hall of Mirrors for 2 hours
• Free time in the Gardens: 2 hours to wander independently in the Gardens
• Entrance fees: Palace of Versailles and Gardens

Not Included :

• Food and drinks
• Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off outside Paris
• Entrance fees to the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon
• Train to the Trianons


• Special Discount for Rick Steves readers: -10% entering your promo ( 23 edition )
• Please be ready on time at the meeting point (in front of your hotel or outside the apartment building), or you will miss your tour and it will not be refunded. No delay will be accepted.
• Please note, entrance tickets and transport are included. This voucher will not be accepted if presented directly at the venue.
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
• The skip-the-line access is subject to the Palace’s security procedures: control at the entrance can slow down the access.
• For preferential rates related to age, proof of identity will be required. Access may be refused in case of non-compliance with the age limits.
• Access to the palace is challenging for those with reduced mobility.

Days with Garden shows:
On Saturdays and Sundays - Musical Fountains (until October): 11:00 am – 12:00 pm & 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
On Tuesdays and Fridays - Musical Gardens (until October): 11:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

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MENU ( for lunch or dinner )

MENU 1 :

No lunch for this tour


Departure (from your Hotel or Residence)

Morning Tour: 8:30 am – 9:30 am (depending on location) Show not available

Afternoon Tour: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (depending on location)


Return from Versailles

Morning Tour: 2:00 pm

Afternoon Tour: 5:00 pm


Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation from us via email under 48 hours.

Please note that this tour is non-refundable.

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Any interruption of the tour or service during its delivery, at the client's request, shall not give rise to any refund. Any customer who arrives after the start time of the excursion shall be considered a "no show" and not refunded, whatever the reason for their tardiness. The organizer reserves the right to cancel or modify certain tours without notice if the client’s comfort or safety so requires. This could happen in a force majeure case, during a strike or demonstration, an administrative decision or exceptional closure...


  1. Greg Stephenson says:

    We were very pleased with the tour. Isabel is a master of her trade, just the right amount of information and able to provide any additional detail requested. She was amazing at navigating the crowds and getting us to where we could best view the room and listen to her interpretation.

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