Versailles Behind the Scenes Full Day Private Tour
Experience an exceptional tour of the Palace of Versailles day tour and discover what the usual visitors don't get to see behind the walls of the Grand Apartment: visit the private apartments of the kings (not opened to the public otherwise). Enjoy the intimate atmosphere and the refined decoration of the living areas: the dining room, the Clock Cabinet, and the corner cabinet with Louis XV's roll-top desk, one of the most famous pieces of furniture in the world… with a special guided visit of the Versailles castle with our expert licensed tour guide to discover the royal residence built for the Sun King, Louis XIV.
Admire the magnificent apartments of the King, the Palace of Versailles Hall of Mirrors, the Queen's apartments, and the breathtaking gardens "à la Française".
The Versailles castle counts 2,300 rooms and more than 63,000 m2 (680,000 square feet) the park 900 hectares/2,225 acres. Of curse you can cover everything in one day but our experienced tour guide will show you the most interesting parts.
In July 1589 Henry IV, the future Henri IV spent two nights in Versailles. When he became King of France he returned to Versailles to hunt there. This is how Louis XIII, his son, discovered the forests of Versailles. When it was his turn to become King, Louis XIII decided to have a small hunting lodge built in 1623 and transformed it in 1634 into a small castle that became the King's private residence. His great-grand son Louis XIV completely transformed it from 1662 on, with new extensions in 1668. Then in 1682, Versailles became the seat of Louis XIV's government. Louis XIV built the castle of Versailles, Louis XV enjoyed it (and transformed some of it) and unfortunately King Louis XVI and his wife Queen Marie Antoinette paid for it...
This tour includes skip the line Versailles palace tickets for you to avoid long waiting lines thanks to a private tour reservation. Our licensed guide will then drive you through the park to show you and visit Marie Antoinette's hamlet, the Petit Trianon and if time permits the Grand Trianon.
If you wonder what is the best way to get to Versailles from Paris, we offer the most comfortable door-to-door service from your accommodation in Paris with our luxury Mercedes vans. If you eventually wish to meet one of our licensed tour guides in Versailles we can also provide the exclusive service of a tour guide only (see our different options here below.
Keep in mind, this is your private tour and you may customize it the way you like with your Versailles private guide.
Palace of Versailles hours: open every day except on Mondays, May 1st and July 14th. Opening times: 9.00 am – 6.30 pm
This tour is not available Mondays.
We like to pick you up at 8:00am for you to be among the first ones to enter the castle of Versailles but we are also flexible.
Our pricing is as follows (per car/party, not per person) :