Privileged Access: Full Day Versailles VIP Behind Locked Doors!!
Experience a full day amid the majesty of Versailles as our experts lead you behind closed doors and show you the secret rooms and hidden private quarters that tell the incredible story of this legendary palace.
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Duration: around 8 and a half hours (includes 1 hour travel time and 1.5 hours for lunch. Total guided 5 hours), starting at 8:45 AM
Available on Friday & Saturday from March 18th to October 31st
Languages: English conducted by a qualified guide-interpreter
No hotel pickup available for this tour
Small groups of no more than 15 people
Entrance ticket included and no waiting in lines!
Ticket delivery: Vouchers to be printed issued online (no tickets needed)
Children rate available (4 to 14) with proof of age, free if under 4
Free unlimitedaccess to our Language Lesson Center to learn some French.
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Explore on of the world’s most famous castles: Versailles, with this exclusive Skip the Line tour! With this all-inclusive small group tour you will explore the footsteps of Marie-Antoinette, the palace, the extraordinay gardens, the secret rooms and more, with an expert English-speaking guide.
Have you ever wondered what it might have felt like to live in the Palace of Versailles? To explore one of the world’s most famous royal residences and have secret doors opened just for you with an ancient key? Walk in the footsteps of one of history’s most romanticized queens, Marie Antoinette. Spend a day in the magnificent Palace of Versailles, in the company of an English-only speaking expert local guide, who will bring to life the stories of the lavish courts under the French kings, their queens and mistresses. Gain access to secret parts of the palace that most others never see, visit rooms locked and exclusively opened to our small group on this one-of-a-kind tour specifically designed by City Wonders Palace of Versailles experts.
Learn how the change in the lifestyle and the public perception of the monarchy eventually led to their downfall. See the secret corridors behind her bedroom where Marie Antoinette fled from the revolutionaries who finally stormed the palace and put an end to the extravagant court of Versailles and, indeed, the French royal family themselves.
Beyond the palace’s private locked rooms, in addition to the hidden corridors and staircases, you will also have free time to enjoy lunch at your leisure. All tours, access and roundtrip train transfers are included, so all you have to do is enjoy your travel through time on this one-of-a-kind tour developed for you by City Wonders Palace of Versailles experts.
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience at Versailles by visiting secret rooms hidden to the public, locked and only opened for our group!
Thanks to our VIP partnership, you will be personally escorted by a palace security guard with a special key to open areas usually closed to the public.
Of the 2,300 rooms in the palace, only a handful are open to the public. On this unique tour you will be able to access rooms that only palace staff and a handful of select people ever see, including: Marie Antoinette’s private apartments and bedrooms of the King’s mistresses Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry.
See the hidden chambers where Marie Antoinette spent much of her time as well as the secret corridors and staircase she used to escape the palace and public scrutiny.
Visit the Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s private house and gardens, including her personal theatre where she would entertain friends.
Trace her rural footsteps while visiting Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, a working farm village where she would live a rustic country life.
This VIP full-day excursion includes an English-only speaking dedicated, knowledgeable expert local guide who will lead you through the Palace and gardens of Versailles, bringing to life the rich royal histories of those who lived there.
Travel roundtrip by train with your guide, departing from central Paris on a tour like no other in the region.
Receive individualized attention with small groups of 15 or fewer.
Convenient audio headsets are provided so you can always hear your guide.
Palace of Versailles
Gardens of the Palace of Versailles
Gardens of the Petit Trianon
Marie Antoinette's Hamlet
What is included?
Skip the Line entrance to Versailles Castle
Guided visit inside the Palace of Versailles
Guided visit to the Gardens of Versailles
Guided visit inside the Petit Trianon
Guided visit to Marie Antoinette’s hamlet
Escorted train travel to and from central Paris
Small groups of 15 people or fewer
Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
What is not included?
This service ends at Versailles around 5:00 PM.
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
Photography is permitted throughout the tour (non-flash inside the Palace)
Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.
France’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
Please note that many sections of the palace are not air-conditioned (as A/C is not standard practice in France).
We will do everything within our power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected; however,due to issues beyond our control, timings and sites are subject to last minute changes on rare occasions.
Meeting time and point
Meeting Time: 8:30 AM
Departure Time: 08:45 AM
Meeting point: All details and map will be provided in your voucher
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By Yingka C. from Lomita United States
From Yingka C
Reviewed in November 2015 from Certified Customer (Versailles VIP Full Day Tour)
Lily was fantastic! She had an Assistant in Training, which was wonderful to add to the company of our intimate group of 5 guests. She was extremely knowledgeable, humorous and patient when explaining all the details and answering any questions. I'm so glad we picked this tour!
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By Cyrus D. from Glen United States
From Cyrus D
Reviewed in October 2015 from Certified Customer (Versailles VIP Full Day Tour)
This was an outstanding tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and very clear to understand his English. Seeing a few of the rooms and areas that are only seen by special tours such as this was worth the extra cost. We really felt like VIP's. My only concern was that lunch was not well organized as it was told that we had a choice of venues and that was it. It would be nice if the lunch was included by issuing a voucher as I saw other Tour Groups doing this.
By Cindy P. from Deerfield Beach United States
From Cindy P
Reviewed in September 2015 from Certified Customer (Versailles VIP Full Day Tour)
Our Guide was excellent Herve, great personality, kept us informed and together entire time. Just enough info to keep us informed. Will advise anyone to take this tour with him.
Answer: No, there is no need to reconfirm your tour. Confirmation is firm– your voucher is confirmation that you are booked on the tour. Once you have completed your booking, your voucher will be sent to you via email with all of the details about where to go on the date of your tour at what time. Bring this voucher with you to the meeting point and present it to your guide.
Question: Do you offer hotel pick up?
Answer: Hotel pick up and drop off are not included, and we do not currently offer this service. Don’t worry though, all of our meeting points are very central and easy to find. By not automatically including pick up and drop off on your tour, we are able to offer you the best price possible for our tours.
Question: How many people will be in my group?
Answer: You group can vary from being just you to up to 15 people total.
Question: Will I have yo queue to enter Versailles?
Answer: No, you will have skip the line ability with your group, plus you will be able to enter secret rooms as no one else in the castle.
Question: Can you accommodate customers with wheelchairs?
Answer: Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate wheelchair users on any of our tours.
Question: Can I take photos inside?
Answer: Yes you can. However, using your camera’s flash is forbidden.