Versailles Palace & Gardens Half day Guided Tour, Private, from Versailles
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Versailles
- Product code: VHD3.0PRV
During the reign of Louis XIV Versailles was the place to be and to be seen. Nowadays visitors from all over the world still come to Versailles to marvel at the splendors of this incredible chateau. Take a private tour just for you and your family or friends. Our skip the line access allows you to bypass the long lines that form each day, and our expert local guides will steer you expertly through the crowds, bringing the famous figures that once inhabited this palace back to life.
Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors as Kings, Queens and courtiers used to. Explore the lavish state apartments and learn how the glory of the Sun King shone throughout the world. Hear how the Kings and Queens lived out their lavish lives in public and how they kept the gossiping courtiers under their thumb. Discover a typical day in the life of Marie Antoinette. Her opulent lifestyle here would ultimately lead to her tragic demise during the French Revolution; she left Versailles in 1789 never to return.
After visiting the palace, your guide will lead you through the spectacular gardens. Explore hidden groves, once the setting of balls, parties and elaborate firework displays. Depending on the day of your visit, you may see the gorgeous fountain show, still running today as it did in the time of Kings and Queens, or visit the gardens with music. Don't hesitate to ask at the time of your booking and we can inform you of what is happening in the gardens on the days you'd like to visit.
At the end of your tour your guide will be happy to give you advice on further places to visit or where to enjoy a great meal in this beautiful royal city.
Note: You will meet your guide in Versailles. If you wish, your guide can meet you in central Paris and escort you to Versailles in a taxi. You will be able to add this option on during the booking process.