Versailles Domain Private Half Day Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup from Paris

Paris, France

From $487.62

Price varies by group size

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


Depart Paris via comfortable luxury vehicle for a private tour of Versailles, the stunning château and gardens that were once home to French royalty. Enjoy direct pick-up from your Paris lodging and journey to this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site, where your licensed guide helps you unlock its secrets. Skip the lines and go straight inside to explore such rooms as the King's Grand Apartment and the opulent Hall of Mirrors, then return outdoor to stroll Versailles's exquisite gardens before returning to Paris.
  • Half-day private guided tour of Versailles from Paris
  • Skip the lines for direct access to this UNESCO World Heritage Site and its spectacular gardens
  • Includes convenient hotel pick-up
  • Savor the personalized attention that comes with an expert guide

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private guide
  • Private tour of Versailles Palace and Gardens
  • Versailles "skip-the-line" tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We pick up from all Hotels located in Paris

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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55 reviews
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If you are a family group traveling, then this is your tour!
Deryl_R, Jan 2023
AMAZING!! If this is your first (and potentially only) time to Versailles - spend the money and do this tour! We first had contact with our guide, Gustav, about a week before to confirm details, which was really nice and reassuring for our group - grandma, the five-year-old, and four adults. He reached out again the day before to confirm one more time, then arrived on time for our adventure to begin! Gustav navigated us through Paris then to Versailles with the ease and precision only a local has - and without it, the tourists would have been overwhelmed. He knew exactly where to park and we got to it! From here, Gustav's knowledge of Versailles was abundant! It wasn't just the French side of things either. He knew the story behind the story as it pertains to the marriages, other countries influence, allegiances, the wars - all of it! The way he shared these stories was conversational and not at all like listening to a lecture. We ended the day with a safe and easy ride back to our hotel where we parted ways after a wonderful afternoon. To sum it up, Gustav made this tour what it was for us. It was phenomenal. HIGHLY recommeneded!
Great Tour
cynthia_b, Dec 2022
Knowledgeable and caring guide. Hotel pickup and return ran smoothly. Guide got a wheelchair for my husband and pushed him the entire time. Knew his history not only of Very but other landmarks along the way.
Exceptional tour and tour guide
Robin_W, Dec 2022
Joseph, our tour guide was amazing! He was very knowledgeable on everything about Versailles and made it interesting. He was prepared to show us photos and back stories regarding the palace and the people. We all agreed that we wished he could have joined us for dinner! Exceptional experience!
Private Tour of Versailles
Marigo_M, Nov 2022
We were so thankful to Gustavo for a truly lovely and insightful experience. We were in awe at the beauty of Versailles, but taken away by its history. Gustavo had so much knowledge of the Kings, the families, and even guests of the palace. We felt like we were part of history. Gustavo was funny and kept us engaged. The pickup was smooth, the drive was beautiful - there is no better way to see the Palace. I would highly recommend this private your. The half day is also perfect amount of time to do and learn it all.
Worth every cent
Nathan_G, Nov 2022
Our guide was terrific - he gave very detailed historical facts throughout the day, did a wonderful job interacting with our kids, and took terrific photos of us. Highly recommend!
Really great experience
Andrea_M, Nov 2022
Learned so much and had a wonderful day. Our guide went above and beyond to make our day perfect during and after our tour.
Our Paris Adventure
William_S, Nov 2022
The trip was perfect. The pick up at our hotel was timely and our guide was friendly and very very knowledgeable. We enjoyed every minute.
Very informative tour of Versailles.
Mark_N, Oct 2022
Gustavo, our guide, is a wonderful source of knowledge of art, history, and information. We would love to have the opportunity to tour all of France with him as our guide. Our favorite tour of our entire vacation.
David_L, Oct 2022
Our guide Pierre was amazing. Made the experience easy and enjoyable. Lots of great info as well. No lines and spent just the right amount of time there.
Kevin is great
JohnPaul_C, Sep 2022
Kevin was very knowledgeable, funny, and nice. We hope to have another tour with Kevin in the future.
Visit to Versailles
Tracy_D, Sep 2022
I was picked up from my hotel on time and taken to Versailles by car. Gustav was very helpful as he adapted the tour as I use a mobility scooter. The Tour was very informative and I learned a lot.
Never again
AldoE_S, Jul 2022
Family member was sick. They were informed in advance. No sympathy. No credits. Poor complication. That is it.
Not the best
Maureen_G, Jul 2022
Guide was knowledgeable but he hurried through everything. He showed little consideration for older members of the group who struggled to keep up. With this guide, not a tour for those unfit to walk at a very fast pace. He wouldn’t slow down for us to take photos of the beautiful property. Not the best tour guide.
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ahiles, Jul 2022
Terrific experience with a knowledgeable and funny guide. Able to give both historical perspectives of Versailles, mix in humor and discuss how the choices made in the building, intent, and actions taken at Versailles continue to shape the world today. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Wonderful experience
Aida_D, Jul 2022
Very social and professional! Wonderful guide! Knows his facts very well, speaks many languages as well!
Fun Family Day
Philip_Y, Jul 2022
We were a family of seven people, ranging in ages from 6-74 years old. Our English speaking guide was superb, and kept things interesting for all of us. He picked us up at our hotel in Paris, and then dropped us off at the location of our choosing when the tour was over. Great tour and fun for all of us.
The tour was amazing. The...
Derek_B, Jul 2022
The tour was amazing. The guide was very informative and personable. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys private tours and a wealth of culture, history and information.
Great half day tour
Amy_S, Jun 2022
Gustavo was very knowledgeable and made sure we easily navigated all the highlights of Versailles including the park & the garden. Definitely worth seeing if in Paris
Will do it again!
Ela_M, Apr 2022
So reliable and fun. The group I had with me was delighted with every step. Thanks for being there for us.
Brilliant, educational carefully managed.
Daniel_T, Apr 2022
Gustavo took us to all the parts of Versailles and it’s magnificent gardens that we wished to see. He shared so much information and do much context for the lives of those in and around the palace. It was truly fascinating and we were able to learn so much. Would recommend this four in a heartbeat!