Versailles Palace Skip the line Half or Full Day Option Private Tour from Paris

Badge of ExcellenceParis, France

From USD 546.41

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Considered among France’s must-see attractions, the UNESCO–listed Palace of Versailles makes an ideal day trip from Paris—but the entry queues can be long. On this tour, reach the palace in comfort with round-trip transport from your central Paris hotel included, and beat the queues with skip-the-line admission. Learn the secrets of beautiful features like the Hall of Mirrors on a guided tour, and visit the elegant palace gardens.
  • Save time with skip-the-line entry to the UNESCO–listed Palace of Versailles
  • Your guide shares the history of the Hall of Mirrors and more
  • Wander through the pretty palace gardens at your leisure
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from your central Paris hotel

What's Included

  • Official local guide for the Chateau de Versailles
  • Accommodation pickup and drop-off in central Paris
  • Skip the line access to the Palace & the Gardens
  • Transportation in deluxe A/C vehicle with chauffeur
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Your guide and chauffeur will pick you up at your accommodation in Paris (zip code 75001 to 75020). For pick-ups outside of Paris we may have to ask for an extra charge due to distance and traffic.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Pick up at the hotel was on time, the car / driver was great.
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The only way to see Versailles
Taylor_S, Feb 2023
We had an absolute blast with Luke yesterday!! He’s the best of the best. Easy pick up and drop off. One of our favorite experiences as a family.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Bonjour Taylor, Thank you very much, Luke was just telling us how great that day out in Versailles was and all the fun he has had with you all. We wish to see you soon for new adventures in Paris!
Kim_S, Jan 2023
If you want to see beautiful Versailles and learn something along the way, take a tour with Lucien!! Versailles is amazing, and it really comes to life with Lucien’s stories. It was well worth our half day - even though we only had two days in Paris. We would take another tour with him for sure. Thank you Lucien!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Bonjour Kim and merci beaucoup for this wonderful review about Lucien. He truly is a fabulous tour guide and knows to engage with guests like no others. The whole team at My private Paris thanks you for these beautiful lines. See you soon in Paris !
Excellent private tour
Adeline_C, Dec 2022
The private guided tour was so enjoyable and convenient. The guide and driver were kind enough to wait at the lobby for us as we were slightly late. The car ride was comfortable. The tour started the moment we boarded the van whereby the guide gave us details of Paris city. Versailles is so beautiful where the guide gave us many information from the outside to the inside of the palace. It’s well organised and informative for first timers
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Bonjour Adeline and merci beaucoup for these beautiful words about your experience at Versailles with us ! Our private tour of Versailles is designed to be comfortable indeed by including private chauffeured transportation and skip-the-line tickets, and we are glad you enjoyed it very much ! A bientôt in Paris !
Opulence on the grandest scale.
Janine_W, Oct 2022
Our guide Romain, made this history come to life. In each room we visited and in the gardens, we were able to imagine each of the events that took place.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Bonjour Janine and thank you very much for these wonderful words. It's true that Romain is a wonderful guide who knows how to make History come to life ! We woud love to welcome you in Paris again next time you are around. Warm regards from Paris !
Great experience!
Brian, Oct 2022
This was a great experience for my girlfriend and I. Flora was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with, she was able to answer all of our questions and made the tour smooth and easy. Our driver (unfortunately forgot his name) made our trip very comfortable and safe getting to and from our destination. We would definitely work with this company again for our next trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Bonjour Brian and merci beaucoup for this tremendous review ! Flora is genuinely a wonderful guide and she adores to share her passion for the Royal Domain of Versailles with our guests. We are very excited to welcome you again next time you're in Paris. A bientôt !
Amazing Guide!
Edward_K, Sept 2022
Versailles was awesome and so was our guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and easy going. We learned so much. The visit was greatly enhanced by his love of history.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Bonjour Edward, Florent truly is an excellent guide and he loves to share his passion for Versailles ! We'd be happy to take you on another tour in Paris next time you are in town. A bientôt in Paris !
Amazing Palace of Versailles Tour!
Elisabeth_T, July 2022
We did the half day Palace of Versailles tour. Doina was our guide and she did a wonderful tour for us. She was incredibly knowledgeable and shared history and stories with us. I would highly recommend the private tour with Doina.
Response from Host, July 2022
Bonjour Elisabeth, Thank so very much for this kind review. Doina is a fantastic guide and we are delighted she is part of oir team! À bientôt
Great Places and People
Michael_H, May 2022
Jean was a great guide his knowledge of French Royalty was exquisite. The Versaille Palace was amazing and really enjoyed walking the gardens. Also was very nice to relax and go to Marie Antoinette favorite places including the farm. Again Jean made the day by being not only knowledgeable but very friendly.
Response from Host, May 2022
Bonjour Michael, Woaw, that is the kind of review that make us love our job !! Thank you so much for your kind words, Jean is so proud to read them, and so are we ! À bientôt,
Great half day tour!
Amanda_M, Apr 2022
Quentin, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and engaging (even for our teenager). The half day tour was perfect for us, we saw everything we wanted to see spending a good amount of time in both the gardens and inside the palace. It was a very crowded day so it was great to be able to skip past the huge line. We also appreciated the hotel pickup and drop off which saved so much time.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Bonjour Amanda, What a lovely review, thank you so much ! You are totally right, Quentin has just the perfect balance between knowledge and story-telling to make Versailles come to life. We hope you will be back soon to explore more of Paris with us !
Our guide Quentin was...
Garell_K, Jan 2022
Our guide Quentin was extremely knowledgeable on Versailles. He made sure we were comfortable and took on our questions confidently. Overall, it was a pleasant trip with Quentin and would definitely recommend to others.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Bonjour Garell, Thank you for this wonderful review. Quentin is a fantastic guide and we are so glad you have had such a great time. A bientot,
Wonderful Way See & Learn About Versailles
Gayle_M, Nov 2021
We had a great private, full day tour of Versailles with Oreck. This tour was everything I had hoped for and more. For me, it was the highlight of our visit to France. Our guide, Oreck, was extremely knowledgable and made sure we had a wonderful and very educational experience. This was the perfect way to see and experience this exceptional palace if you want to really learn about it, and the people who built and lived in it over the centuries. Thank you Oreck and My Private Paris Tours for an outstanding tour and experience.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Bonjour Gayle, Thank you so much for your very kind words. It was a delight to plan this private tour for you and we are really proud to see it has fulfilled all your expectations. Versailles really deserve a full day to enjoy it all right ?
Could not ask for a better tour
LAWRENCE_D, Aug 2021
Could not ask for a better tour. With this tour we avoided the long-lines under a hot sun and were escorted by our wonderful, knowledgeable guide through the palace and the gardens. Bertrand spoke perfect English and gave us a wealth of information that really made the tour of Versailles memorable.
Awesome tour!
Lindsey_T, Aug 2021
Flora was an absolutely awesome guide! We booked this very last minute and she was very accommodating! Her tour offered so much information and made Versailles wayyy more exciting than it would have been alone. We would have just walked by so many things not really knowing what it is to appreciate it. She also was very patient with us and all of our questions. I highly recommend this private tour! Thanks flora!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Bonjour Lindsey, Many thanks for your very nice words. It was a delight to plan this private day trip to Versailles for you and Flora was really enthusiastic after spending the day with you all. A bientôt,
Julie_B, July 2021
Great experience! Our guide was super knowledgeable and extremely approachable. We learned a lot. The tourists are coming back so a few areas were more crowded then we liked but it couldn’t be helped. We highly recommend this tour!!
Response from Host, July 2021
Merci Julie for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you both at Versailles with me last week!
Joseph_H, Dec 2019
THIS is the way to see Versailles! Our guide Marion was superb, friendly, thorough, and extremely knowledgeable. Pick up at the hotel was on time, the car / driver was great. Well worth the price. Loved the tour!
Clarify your transportation
Ann M, Oct 2019
We were a group of 7 who booked a private tour of Versailles through My Private Paris. Our guide Romain met us at our lodging as planned. So far so good. When the transportation service arrived however it was a vehicle that seated 8 (7 of us, the guide and the driver made 9). The remedy from My Private Paris was to send an Uber for the guide who would then meet us at Versailles. My issue is that we did not have the benefit of traveling with our guide Romain who could share background information and lay the foundation for our tour. Also, because of the transportation snafu we were late for our admission time. Our guide Romain was fabulous. He did everything possible to make up for the delay. My issue is not with him but rather with My Private Paris. If you book with them, make sure they make the appropriate arrangements for your transportation needs. I would rate Romain as excellent and My Private Paris as average hence the 4/5 rating.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Bonjour Ann, Many thanks for your review and once again, our sincere apologies for the delay on the day. Tuesday Oct. 1st was quite crazy with traffic since it was the peak of fashion week and several accidents on the road made it very difficult for all our drivers. We are very glad to read that your guide Romain made your day despite the transportation issue, and also that, no matter the situation, we were able to provide with an alternate solution in less than an hour. A bientôt for new Parisian adventures,
Versailles strepitosa
GIULIA_L, Oct 2021
Esperienza meravigliosa. Tutto organizzato nei dettagli. Un minivan lussuoso ci ha prelevati dall’albergo e ci ha portato a Versailles . Norme covid rispettate . Nel tragitto la nostra meravigliosa guida ci ha fornito nozioni fondamentali per scoprire Parigi. Posti nascosti e speciali. Arrivati a Versailles ci siamo spaventati perché abbiamo visto file kilometriche ma grazie all’agenzia non abbiamo aspettato e siamo entrati subito. Francesca , la guida , super preparata . Innamorata del suo lavoro e la passione l’ha trasmessa a noi . Esperienza bellissima , super raccomandata .
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Buongiorno, A nome di tutto il nostro team, grazie per la vostra gentilezza. Spero di potervi accogliere presto a Parigi. Arrivederci