Château of Versailles and Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon Private Tour

Versailles, France
Versailles Monarchy

From USD 419.25

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit one of France’s most popular locations, the Palace of Versailles, on this private excursion from Paris. Explore the home of former French kings and queens as you stroll through hidden rooms, the Hall of Mirrors, and the gardens as well as the Petit Trianon of Marie Antoinette. Learn about the rich history of France and Versailles from your dedicated tour guide as you explore.
  • Visit the Palace of Versailles on a private day trip from Paris
  • See the Hall of Mirrors, the gardens, and the Petit Trianon
  • Learn about the history of Versailles and France as you explore
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide and vehicle

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Skip-the-Line Versailles Estate Pass
  • Private local expert guide
  • Versailles Palace Visit
  • Versailles Garden Visit
  • Domaine de Marie Antoinette Visit (Petit Trianon and Queen's Hamlet)
  • If you would like a transfer from Paris, please let us know.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Equestrian statue of Louis XIV
    78000 Versailles, France

    We can provide a detailed map upon request

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

  • Marie Antoinette's Grotto
    78000 Versailles, France

    The tour ends at the Petit Trianon of the Domaine de Marie Antoinette

Pickup details

We can organize a roundtrip transfer to/from Versailles at an additional charge.

What To Expect

Equestrian statue of Louis XIV (Pass By)

Palace of Versailles

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Gardens of Versailles

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Le Hameau de la Reine

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are 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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112 reviews
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Great day at Versailles
Doug_M, Aug 2023
Really fun and insightful trip back in time. Well worth the cost! Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Incredible Guide
Alejandro_A, Aug 2023
The most amazing Guide, José went above and beyond to make this experience something else, he adapted every thing to our likeing and took the time an dedication to make some amazing fotos for us.
An absolute ripoff and farce....
Peter_C, July 2023
This trip is an absolute ripoff and should be avoided. There is no guided tour of the palace; the guide waits outside, and the guide did not even know which line to use, which wasted 30mins of valuable time while the crowds built up. The transport to Marie Antionette's house was a small train which you had to line up and purchase your own ticket. the tour advertises transport but this is a lie. This was a total waste of time and money, and a total misrepresentation. Viator should be ashamed of their screening and should refund monies immediately.
Best tour with Habib.
Michele_L, July 2023
We had an amazing experience at Versailles thanks to Habib. There was some confusion in the beginning of our tour. I’m only guessing but I think our original guide that was assigned to us called out sick and they reassigned us with Habib. We started a 1/2 later than expected but all was well. He gave us an amazing tour. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. It was the highlight of our trip.
Tour of A LIfeTime!!
Michael_M, July 2023
The guide was great. He knew everything about the history of the palace great tour!!! My family and I loved it.
Alicia_D, July 2023
If you think you will be getting a lot more on a personalized, private tour, I am begging you to hold on to your wallet because there is ZERO return on this investment. Just take the larger group tour! That way, if it doesn't meet your expectations, at lease you are not out hundreds (or in our case, over one thousand) dollars. Our family of 5 (2 adults, a young adult, and 2 teens) LOVE tours and museums. We were SO excited about Versailles and splurged to the tune of $1,100 on a private tour hoping that it would be worth it... it wasn't. We woke up at 6am and travelled by train from Paris to get there almost 30 minutes early for our 9am tour. Our guide didn't arrive until 9:25 saying he was told the tour began at 9:30 although all of our information said 9am. At 9:15 when we still didn't see him, we tried desperately to get in touch with the tour company but their phones are disconnected and no one ended up answering our emails, even days later. We were relieved when our guide finally arrived at 9:25. He was then confused about what tour we were taking and said the company didn't give him the right tickets. After we had been waiting nearly an hour, he had us stand by a map for another 20 minutes with a rather boring, uninspired beginning of a tour. He never even introduced himself by name, or asked us anything about ourselves (where we were from, what we might most be interested in hearing and learning) which was totally different from any other tour we took where the guide will spend a few minutes introducing him/herself. With a private tour, you would think he'd be interested in asking us where we were from? What we were interesting in seeing/hearing? But no... he had a canned version of a tour he wanted to give, and that's what he did. So, after waiting for him to show, spending 20 minutes listening to nothing of interested, we then stood outside of the gates for an additional 20 minutes while he sorted out the tickets. By the time we actually walked INTO Versailles and saw our first room, it was 1 hour and 15 minutes after the tour was supposed to officially start. We had signed up for this tour, which stated in writing: 2 hours in the palace, 1 hour in the gardens, and 2 hours at Marie Antoinette's Trianon. Our ENTIRE tour was only 3 hours and 45 minutes, NOT 5 hours that we paid for. While the guide was nice enough, it was unfortunate that he wasn't quite our cup of tea, but we acknowledge that is mostly subjective. The real issue we had was paying for 5 hours and getting 3hrs. 45 mins., and the unresponsiveness of the local tour company (not viator). This is, in my opinion, a RIP OFF that takes advantage of eager tourists who want to see Versailles. We spent a lot of hard earned money, went into it with an open mind and eager heart, and did not want to be critical. It was literally just THAT BAD. :(
Don’t do the private tour with Viator This is a rip off!!
laura_e, June 2023
This tour is over booked and not organized well at all. I got a text from someone who poorly identified himself at 10:20 pm to tell me the tour time was changed from 1:30 pm to 10:30 am. We were at a concert and had to adapt to thw plans. When we got there the tour was way oversold and so many people in front of us that we could not hear or see anything. This is not what I wxoected for a private tour we paid over $700 for two people and this feels like a scam. I do not trust Viator one bit. Had to pay separately for the train to the Trianon - should have been included for this price. There were hardly any furnishings in the space and much of the building is undergoing rennovation. I do not feel any closer to knowing about Marie Antoinette - I want my money back. Please someone from Viator contact me to make this right.
Tour was canceled and fighting to receive a refund.
Tammy_F, June 2023
We scheduled a private tour on a Saturday. The day before the scheduled tour we received notification that the tour was rescheduled to Sunday, which we were unable to make, because we were traveling to London that day. I responded to the notification, explaining that we could not attend and requested a refund. Instead, they offered to meet us at the gate on Saturday to allow us to enter Versailles, but that it would be a self guided tour. We spent almost $800 for a private tour, only to be told that we would have to do a self guided tour. Again, we asked for a refund and have not received any response back from this company. I do not recommend this tour company. It is a shame because we have used Viatour for many other tours in the states. This was extremely disappointing and we never got to see Versailles.
Don’t book with them
Jennifer_J, June 2023
The Palace was amazing, our guide had no personality and even less knowledge about French history than I did!! We paid for a private tour and we’re stuck with this guy for 5 hours!! He showed up late, kept telling us he needed to pick his daughter up, knew nothing about the battle of Yorktown & the role the French played in the American Revolution, didn’t know where or when Marie Antoinette was executed. Went past rooms saying “there’s nothing to see in there”, explained nothing of the architecture of the buildings. Viator is a 3rd party vendor & the vendor they connected us to was awful!!! DO MORE RESEARCH, because this was a total scam!!!
Versailles made easy
John_S, June 2023
Had a wonderful day with Melville. He really did a great job of showing us around Versailles. He knowledge of French history and working it into the tour was very special. His English was very good as well. We would definitely request his service again.
Horrible experience, you pay for a private tour only to have your guide not turn up and placed in a group
Annabelle_W, June 2023
Horrible experience, we booked a private tour for two people and ended up being put in a random group as our tour guide, supposedly called "Nils" never arrived. Had to wait for over an hour and a half to wait to get tickets and wait in line even though the tour was supposed to be "skip the queue". Do not book this tour it is a scam!
Paris can’t handle all these tourists
Eric_R, June 2023
A record number of tourists In Paris is overwhelming the local workers and tourist facilities. Our tour operator rescheduled the private tour multiple times because of no staff. In the end our tour guide never showed up so we had to see Versailles on our own. Over a year of planning for my family was lost. Because of all the schedule changes the special day was lost too. Viatour was not the issue. It was the local tour company that did not perform.
Amazing tour of Versailles Palace, Gardens and Marie Antoinette house
Scott_W, June 2023
This private tour was amazing. Our guide Anna spoke perfect English and was a ball of energy. Her knowledge of Versailles was beyond compare and we saw places and details of the grounds we did not know existed beyond the palace. A surprise around every corner. Having the fountains working at the time made it even better. 4 hours flew by.
terrible experience
Irene_M, June 2023
it's was extremely terrible experience, the tour guide is drunk and very unprofessional, the tour agency cancelled the tour last minute and find the replacement tour guide which is totally unprofessional and not knowing anything! just doesn't want to refund our £800 The tour agency is not giving us any information of the tour guide even contact number Please don't choose this travel agency
Missed opportunity!
Aaron_W, May 2023
We drew a short straw with our Versailles guide. He was quick to complain, and made it clear to us that he was in no condition (physically or psychologically) to give the tour. He barely talked to us, raced from room to room with his back to us, and complained to anyone who would listen - even Versailles staff - about whatever grievance he had at the moment. We tried to just ignore him as much as possible and couldn't wait for our time with him to end. We had other private guides throughout the trip, and he was by far the worst. He had no empathy and failed to even "try" to make things fun or entertaining. The #1 rule of guiding: your clients are there on vacation and want to relax and have fun. He was abysmal on all counts. And this was a private and expensive tour! I have never had an experience like this, and hope to never repeat it!
Immerse yourself in history
Mark_E, May 2023
We were fortunate in that we had our great tour guide Nils all to ourselves. Nils really knew the detail behind the place, the relationships of the kings and their queens, their children. Highly recommended.
Don't waste your time WITHOUT a tour guide! A+++
Ricardo_A, May 2023
Versailles is huge and impressive, too big to consume without an expert tour guide. Our guide was excellent, she knew everything about Versailles -- including the history of the country, monarchy, architecture, landscaping, etc etc etc. I quizzed her on several items and she knew it all. A++
Perfect, full tour of Versailles and the grounds
Richard_C, Apr 2023
Our guide did a fantastic job! We ended up doing a private tour and our guide couldn’t have been better. She helped us see every part of the Versailles grounds, including the Petite Trion and Little Village, a walk through the gardens, and of course the palace. The information in each room of the palace was very informative and interesting.
Welcome to Versailles
Hanna_B, Apr 2023
Had an amazing adventure through Versailles as Natalie shared secrets and details of the history there. The booking agency scheduled a driver to meet me outside our hotel, who even arrived early for pickup. Once we arrived to Versailles and met with Natalie, my guide, she quickly walked us into the gardens. After recommending the golf cart, she whisked us to the many hidden areas that we might have missed ourselves. After the gardens and a quick refresh it was off to explore the chateau. I was so thankful to have Natalie as she was very enthusiastic about Versailles and was equally impressed with my interest and knowledge. Finally we made it the Trianon and Hamlet where it was nice to see a less crowded area and enjoy hearing the birds sing as we strolled around. I can’t wait to return.
Nils is an excellent...
Elinor_F, Mar 2023
Nils is an excellent guide. His knowledge of Versailles is astounding. He engages his guest in a very gracious manner. We recommend Nils very highly as guide for Versailles.

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