Versailles and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Paris, France
Versailles and the Louvre Small Group Tour with Skip the Line Access

From $266.13

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Beat the crowds at two of Paris' most popular attractions during this 8-hour tour, combining skip-the-line access to the Louvre and Versailles. Entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from a central Paris meeting point included.
  • 8-hour combo tour of the Louvre and Versailles from Paris
  • Skip the long lines at both popular attractions
  • Guided tour of Versailles with time to explore the gardens afterward
  • 2-course lunch near the Eiffel Tower
  • 2-hour guided tour of the Louvre's highlights
  • Free time in the museum until closing
  • Round-trip transportation from a central Paris meeting point

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Save multiple hours of wait time with special fast-track entry to both landmark attractions.

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Live guiding in the Chateau and at the Louvre Museum
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets when appropriate to hear the guide clearly
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 41 Av. de la Bourdonnais
    41 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

    Departure Point: 75007 Paris Address: 41, Avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 PARIS (near the Eiffel Tower) Directions: Nearest Metro Station: 'Ecole Militaire' (line 8) Take EXIT 1 (Tour Eiffel), Get onto Avenue Bourdonnais Check-in Time: 15 minutes prior to departure

Start time

08:15 AM

End point

  • Louvre Museum
    75001 Paris, France

What To Expect

Meet your guide and group at 41, Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 PARIS at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time of 8:20am. In a comfortable tour vehicle, depart for the Palace of Versailles, located outside of Paris. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the ride. 

Skip the often long entrance lines and follow your guide on a tour of the palace, including the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel, and the golden bedroom of the King. The former residence of Louis XIV and three other French kings is surrounded by a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) garden, which you will have time to explore at your leisure. 

Return to Paris and sit down for a 2-course lunch near the Eiffel Tower, then begin the second leg of your tour: the Louvre.

Again, skip the long lines and follow your guide on a 2-hour tour of the famous museum. See collection highlights such as the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Mona Lisa, and David’s Coronation of Napoleon. After the conclusion of your tour, you are free to explore the museum independently until closing time.

Versailles (Pass By)

Palace of Versailles

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Hall of Mirrors

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Jardins du Chateau de Versailles

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Louvre Museum

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A fair amount of walking is involved during this tour. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Due to uneven surfaces in Versailles, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket for the Musical Fountains / Musical Gardens at Versailles is included in the price if the day of your visit corresponds to one of these events.
  • Small-Group Tour in Versailles (Group up to 16 participants during the Guided Visit)
  • XSmall-Group Tour at the Louvre (Group up to 6 Adult Participants during the Guided Visit)
  • Near public transportation
  • Clients must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and there will be no refund if tour is missed.
  • Infant seats available
  • Though the access to the castle is a priority access with a time reserved, you may still have to wait on arrival, especially during peak season, period during which there is a lot of visitors.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Featured review
Stephanie Hole was an excellent guide for the Louvre. She was worldly and very knowledgeable about art and history, and had a fabulous sense of humor, which made the tour memorable, especially for my 10-year old! Thank you Stephanie!


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Good tour
Ginger_G, Sep 2023
Very organized and very well done. It’s a long day so maybe split it up into two days if you want to see more artwork at the Louvre. For me, it was perfect for the amount of time I had.
Loved beating the crowds to Versailes. The Louve is enormous!
Joan_O, Sep 2023
This was actually two separate trips with two separate guides. Our early morning visit to Versailles with Nicholas was excellent--we were the first bus there and therefore missed the crowds. Nicholas did a great job of pointing out the special features of each room and even helped us optimize our visit to the gardens. Our afternoon visit to the Louvre was a bit more crowded and spent more time giving us background on the building and pyramid that we could have better used visiting an extra exhibit. We only had time to visit three or four of the most popular pieces of art but, of course, this is a museum that would be impossible to fully explore even if we had a week! If we had more time in Paris, I would recommend doing both trips as 1/2 day trips on two separate mornings!
2 Great Tours in One Trip!
John_S, Aug 2023
Great tour of both Versailles and the Louvre - our tour guides Ricardo and Lan provided great history and wonderful tours. Highly recommend this.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hello John ! We're thrilled to know that you had a great day with both of your guides. Doing the Louvre museum and the palace of Versailles must have made your day unforgettable. These two places are a must-see when coming in France so we're glad you got to enjoy visiting them. Thank you for recommending us and we hope we'll see you soon, Team Paris TRIP
Very good day. Great tour guides. But not as advertised
Sherri_P, Dec 2022
Tour guides were fantastic and I learned a lot despite having already been to both venues. Be aware they are two separate tours lopped together. So even though the tour shows being transported in an air conditioned vehicle, that’s only to Versailles. You take a taxi to the Louvre. And even though the tour overview claimed a 2-course lunch would be provided, they said it didn’t come with lunch. I even showed them where it indicated lunch provided, but they just shrugged their shoulders.
Both can’t miss places. Good and organized
Kristen_M, Dec 2022
Versailles is beautiful and Oliver gave a great tour. We hit the highlights. Easy trip there and back. The Louvre was very big! So overwhelming to do alone. The tour was a good intro. Emmanuel was a great guide. He showed us where to see the Mésopotamien art after the tour. Long day though
Breathtaking palace and beautiful art
Lori_H, Oct 2022
Wow! What a trip! We had the best tour guide who actually has a background in art history and knows his history inside and out! We arrived at the palace fairly early in the morning and practically had the place to ourselves! We had a different tour guide for the Louvre portion but he was also very knowledgeable and provided tons of background history. This trip is a must when visiting Paris! It’s a little tiring doing both portions in one day (Lots of walking and standing) but we managed to do it, and we are seniors!
Good tour combo
Yang, Jun 2022
I highly recommend this tour especially that it is "skip the line access", you don't have to through the long lines at the entrance. Our tour guide Nadia was really good and so passionate with the history and culture of Paris.
Versailles and Louvre Tour
Relax234521, Dec 2019
This tour was great. -1 star for the mediocre lunch. The Paris Trip office where you meet is very close to the Eiffel Tower. It ended up being a 3 minute walk from our hotel. Very easy to find. Our tour guide was also our driver, in a van that seated 9 total. We started with Versailles, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and escorted us around with no problems. The one-ear listening devices were quite helpful. We spent probably about 1.5-2hrs total at Versailles. 1hr inside, and about 30 min after for the gardens. This amount of time was perfect for me. I'm sure you could spend all day that, but that didn't interest me. The abbreviated introduction was just my speed. We headed back to the city where 4 of us went on to have lunch and 4 concluded their tour and were dropped off by the guide while we ate. Lunch was on one of the boats docked on the river by the Eiffel Tower. A nice venue, but they were confused about what we could order, since the meal was included with our tour. At first the menu looked promising, but then we were downgraded to either soup and chicken, or chicken and dessert. Not much to choose from. Would be very easy to expand the choices a bit since this is a full service restaurant. After lunch, four of us rejoined the guide and headed to the Louvre. We spent about 2hrs +/- with the guide in the Louvre catching the highlights, including the Mona Lisa. While you would need 3 months to see everything, 2hrs was perfect for me. Our guide left us at the Louvre where you could re-enter the museum or finish off the day however you wish. Our tour started at about 8:30am and concluded around 3:30pm-ish. I felt like we did a lot and saw two major sites without running ourselves ragged. A most enjoyable day that went very smoothly. The very small tour had a nice private guide feel. Would definitely recommend.
Excellent guide for le Louvre!
Srikanth_P, Dec 2019
Stephanie Hole was an excellent guide for the Louvre. She was worldly and very knowledgeable about art and history, and had a fabulous sense of humor, which made the tour memorable, especially for my 10-year old! Thank you Stephanie!
Excellent Tour
William_F, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was Isabella. She was an excellent tour guide and driver. She was so informative and knowledgeable. She always showed concern for everyone’s well being. The tour helped us not to wait on extremely long lines. The lunch was enjoyable. The tour was worth doing.
The tour was very good and being...
Aeeames, Jul 2017
The tour was very good and being able to skip the line was fantastic as the line can be very long to get into the attractions. The lunch was in a nice location on the river by the Eiffel Tower however the food was bland and you only got one choice: chicken (which was dry) and veggies or fries.

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