Prices range from €1290 to €1540 (see below)
Prices Include a €200 Non-Refundable Reservation Fee
All tours are automatically exclusive with your own private guide; your party will not be joined with another.
Available by request every day except Mondays. Rates below include private transportation for your party and guide, to and from your accommodations in Paris to Versailles.
Don’t waste precious time figuring out suburban trains, or waiting in beastly lines. Leave the planning of your Versailles visit to us! Instead, focus on soaking up as much history, grandeur, and royal glamour as you can.
As one of the world’s biggest palaces, Versailles is designed to be overwhelming. That’s why our tour combines close looking at key sites, with an enjoyable approach to lesser-known attractions. While the rest of the crowds are wandering aimlessly through gilded galleries, you and your private guide will be looking closely at carefully chosen details, from trompe l’oeil ceiling paintings, to garden grotto designs. Your one-on-one interaction with your own expert will give you a meaningful understanding of what you’re seeing, in the Royal Chapel, Hercules Ballroom, State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Le Petit Trianon, and gardens. Our visit covers these main sites and more.
Versailles was most notably expanded by Louis XIV, who made it the principal residence of the royal family. But visiting Versailles with us means that instead of gossipy anecdotes about an endless line of kings named Louis, you’ll learn from an educator trained to bring vivid details to life. You’ll see and hear how the royal family lived, but also understand how Versailles functioned symbolically as the physical expression of the divine right of kings.
Weather permitting, after the chateau, you’ll spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the vast gardens, with a focus on Marie-Antoinette’s private estate and her Hamlet, a rustic village where royals escaped from the pressures of court. Even for visitors today, this often-overlooked section of Versailles is a welcome retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the chateau.
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How to Reserve
A 200 euros non-refundable deposit, along with a request for 3 possible dates and preferred pick-up time, is required for Paris Muse to make a reservation request for you at Versailles. Subject to ticket availability. Please try make your request at least one full week (7 days) in advance of your first requested day.
Since Versailles tickets are nonrefundable, your deposit will only be refunded in the event that your choice of dates and time are not available.
You will be invoiced for the remaining balance of the tour when we send confirmation of your date and pick-up time. This balance is the only refundable portion of your tour. 100% refunds are issued only for cancellations 15 days before your tour. Our cancellation and refund policies are here.
At checkout, please provide your street address for pick up in Paris. Your guide will meet you there at your requested pick-up time on the day of your tour, and you will all travel to Versailles together.
Your guide will have your pre-purchased timed and dated tickets for you. Please be prepared to pass through security screening, however, which is required for all visitors, even at the priority entrance we use.
Please note that this is not an accessible tour. Strollers are not permitted inside Versailles. Our visit includes a significant amount of walking, on outdoor paths over uneven terrain. Please wear flat, comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather. Bring an umbrella just in case.
We do not recommend this tour for visitors under 12 years of age.
Unforgettable Anniversary Celebration
Our experience with Beate was amazing. Her depth of knowledge on Versailles was very engaging and truly memorable! My husband and I both felt very fortunate to have crossed paths with her and celebrate our 30th anniversary at such a magical place. Thank you for sharing such a gem of a person to make our celebration unforgettable!
Tina and Edmund Kemp
Fort Worth, TX
A Tour Experience That Will Exceed Your Expectations
My wife and I had a fantastic private tour of Versailles with Kotryna. She was prompt, energetic, knowledgeable, and willing to eagerly answer all of our questions. Having a tour really enhanced the experience of Versailles, I don’t think we would have gotten 10% of what Kotryna got us if we had done it on our own. She was able to just connect with us on some of the history, enough that I needed up buying a couple of the books we discussed on our tour. If I could give this ten stars I would.
Grand Rapids, MI
Highlight of France!
My family and I recently participated in the Versailles Unlocked Private Tour. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip in France. Our tour guide was… very knowledgeable and very engaged throughout the tour, including with my 12 year old daughter who also enjoyed the tour. She didn't just provide information, she told the story in a way where you actually felt like you were in Versailles in the 1600/1700s. I highly recommend this tour for anyone, including families with kids (12 and up)!