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Ophorus Tours - A Private Half Day Trip From Paris to Versailles Palace & Gardens

Paris Versailles

A Private Half Day Trip From Paris to Versailles Palace & Gardens

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Book your private half day trip from Paris to Versailles Palace and Gardens now and experience the ultimate luxury and grandeur of the French monarchy. Skip the lines and enjoy a personalized guided tour of the palace's halls and gardens.

Highlights

  • Time slot Versailles Palace & Gardens skip the line tickets included
  • Tickets to Musical Gardens or Musical Fountains included
  • Explore the French style Gardens designed by André Le Nôtre
  • English speaking licensed guides, Versailles experts
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
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Program & Itinerary

Indulge in the opulence and grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a private half-day trip from Paris. Immerse yourself in the history and luxury of the French monarchy as our expert guides lead you through the palace's magnificent halls, including the renowned Hall of Mirrors. Take leisurely strolls through the meticulously manicured gardens, marvel at the majestic fountains and sculptures, ...

Indulge in the opulence and grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a private half-day trip from Paris. Immerse yourself in the history and luxury of the French monarchy as our expert guides lead you through the palace's magnificent halls, including the renowned Hall of Mirrors. Take leisurely strolls through the meticulously manicured gardens, marvel at the majestic fountains and sculptures, and bask in the serenity of this picturesque oasis.

Pick up at your accommodation in Paris

With our private tour, you'll enjoy a personalized and intimate experience tailored to your interests and schedule. Your journey begins with a convenient pickup from your Paris hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring a seamless transfer to Versailles. Skip the lines and maximize your time at this iconic attraction.

Meet your English speaking driver/guide

Our knowledgeable guides provide captivating commentary on the palace and gardens, delving into their historical significance and answering any questions you may have. Perfect for history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and those seeking to immerse themselves in the splendor of France's royal past.

Experience the epitome of classical architecture as you explore the Château de Versailles, a symbol of perfection and a unique destination. This Michelin three-star-rated site showcases the magnificence of the French monarchy, from the reign of Sun King Louis XIV to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The largest known palace in the world, it was a perpetual construction site until the French Revolution. Today, extensive restoration efforts are restoring the château and its grounds to their original glory.

Visit the Palace of Versailles

Upon arrival in Versailles, enjoy fast-track access, bypassing the long queues. With your accompanying guide, dive into the history and captivating stories that have shaped Versailles Palace. Traverse the opulent State apartments, marvel at the exquisite rooms of the King and Queen, and admire the splendor of the Royal Chapel and the iconic Hall of Mirrors. Delight in the French-style Gardens designed by André Le Nôtre, offering a prime example of formal garden architecture.

The Hall of Mirrors, a highlight of the palace, replaces the former terrace and stands as a testament to architectural brilliance. Built between 1678 and 1684, this magnificent gallery offers a dazzling display of mirrors and breathtaking views. Explore the War Room, adorned with marble panels featuring trophies and gilded bronze weapons, commemorating the military victories that led to peace treaties. 

Adjacent to the Apollo Room, an oval stucco bas-relief depicts Louis XIV on horseback triumphing over his enemies. The Peace Room, symmetrical to the War Room, showcases similar marble panel decorations and gilded bronze trophies, highlighting the benefits of peace brought by France to Europe.

Visit the Gardens of the Palace of Versailles

Don't miss the chance to wander through the expansive gardens. Gaze through the central window in the Hall of Mirrors to witness the breathtaking Grand Perspective, stretching into the horizon from the Water Parterre. These meticulously designed gardens were an extraordinary feat, with massive earthmoving, the creation of parterres, the construction of the Orangery, and the excavation of fountains and the Grand Canal. Thousands of workers and regiments participated in this monumental project, bringing trees from different regions of France to complete the breathtaking landscape.

Return to Paris

After your visit, return to your departure point in Paris, cherishing the memories of your Versailles adventure. Please note that we also offer full-day tours from Paris to the Palace of Versailles, catering to both large groups and small intimate tours. All our tours include either a live tour guide or audio guide, ensuring a comprehensive and immersive experience. Book your private tour to Versailles Palace and Gardens today and immerse yourself in the splendor of French royalty.

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  • Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Paris

  • Priority access to the Versailles Palace

  • Private tour of Versailles Castle

  • Free time for personal discovery of the Gardens

  • Return to Paris, drop off at your accommodation

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Ophorus Tours - A Private Half Day Trip From Paris to Versailles Palace & Gardens

Know before you book

From April to October it is possible to see the water fountain show or musical garden show. We have included the tickets for you.

Musical Fountain Show:
Set out to explore the fountains and groves with their water features spouting to the rhythm of baroque music. Several circuits are available to enable you to enjoy the numerous masterpieces of the Gardens or lead you to their most secret spots.
  • Every Saturday & Sunday from April 1st to October 29th 2023
  • Every Tuesdays from May 2nd to June 27th 2023
  • On certain national holidays: April 7th, April 10th, May 8th, May 18th, May 29th, July 14th and August 15th

Musical Gardens Show:
Enjoy a musical walk during summer: a moment of discovery, in the heart of the French gardens, to discover the groves which are exceptionally open to the public (no water displays of fountains).

  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from April 4th to April 28th (except April 7th)
  • Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from May 3rd to June 30th 2023
  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from July 4th to October 31st 2023 (except July 14th & August 15th)
Also good to know:
  • Tour available daily except Mondays and Dec 25th, Jan 1st
  • 4 hour Private tour to Versailles Palace & Gardens from Paris
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Price is based on the number of persons (from 2 to 7)
    Price is 180 euros per person based on a group of 7 persons
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

Meeting point

Your Hotel or Accommodation in Paris City Centre

Departure

We will come and pick you up at any central Paris Train Station, Hotel, AirBnB or accommodation in Paris.

To benefit from the complimentary pick-up, your accommodation / pick up point must be centrally located in Paris and have one of the following postal / zip code: 75001, 75002, 75003, 75004, 75005, 75006, 75007, 75008, 75009, 75015, 75016, 75017. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email

If you would like to be picked up directly at CGD or ORY airport, you can purchase a private transfer directly from our website during the booking process. A driver will be waiting for you as you exit the luggage claim area.

Return

Tour returns to your accommodation in Paris.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Time-slot Castle entrance fee included
  • Musical Fountains or Musical Gardens tickets included
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in recent & comfortable minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan

Excluded

  • Entrance fees unless mentioned
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for your Paris Private Tours?

    Absolutely! We will come and pick you up at any Paris Train Station, Hotel, AirBnB or accommodation in Paris Center.

    To benefit from the complimentary pick-up at your hotel or private apartment, your accommodation must be centrally located in Paris and have one of the following postal / zip codes: 75001, 75002, 75003, 75004, 75005, 75006, 75007, 75008, 75009, 75015, 75016, 75017

    If you arriving in a Paris airport such as Charles de Gaulle or Orly, we have also made it possible for you to book your transfer to Paris directly on our website. 

    If you choose the Airport pick up option, we will transfer you to Paris and begin your Private Giverny tour strait away so that you do not loose any time. At the end of the tour, we will drop you off at your accommodation in Paris.
  • What type of vehicles are used during your Private Half Day Tours from Paris?

    Our company uses only Premium cars or minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space.
  • Who conducts your Private Half Day Trips from Paris?

    We only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on.

    On this particular half day trip, your tour will be conducted by an English speaking local guide (other languages on request), Expert of Versailles.
  • Is the indicated price per person or per group?

    On this particular tour, the price is indicated as a per person price.
  • How long is the drive from Paris to Versailles?

    The distance between Paris and Versailles Palace & Gardens is of 36 kilometers (22 miles). Under normal traffic conditions, it will take about 45 minutes to reach Versailles from Paris. This means that you will spend about 2 and a half hours on site.
  • Is this Paris Half Day Trip to Versailles only available in English?

    No, our talented, in-house multi lingual guides will be happy to conduct the tour in French, Spanish, German, Italian. You will be asked in which language you would like to take the tour during the booking process. If you do not see your language, don't hesitate to reach out to our team of travel experts for availability.
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