Versailles Behind The Scenes Luxury Private Tour
Why you'll love this
Receive the royal treatment and access the King’s private apartments
Be one of the lucky few who get a taste of the real Versailles
Learn the spicy secrets of the royal family with a Versailles specialist
Get unrivaled access to royal masterpieces and architecture
Exclusive VIP entry to the off-limits areas of Versailles
Hotel pickup - your guide meets you at your Parisian residence
Skip-the-line access to the chateau and gardens & return train tickets from Paris
Exploring Versailles alone can be a daunting experience, but our expert art history guides are on hand to make your visit a breeze – to introduce you to some of the most highly acclaimed works of art in the world, to take you deep into their history, but also to take you away from the tourist track. Our Versailles tours are lead solely by accredited guides with an abundance of knowledge, who give you the chance to explore some of the most breathtaking sights in the world with a private, personable and approachable guide.
Kings & Queens have unconditional privileges. Follow their footsteps and dive into the lap of luxury with an exclusive VIP exploration of Versailles’ hidden nooks and crannies. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity frees you from the normal visitor itinerary, slipping you behind closed doors into the most intimate living quarters of Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI, and other illustrious residents. Joined by an accredited Versailles expert, you’ll unearth centuries of history through priceless art, furniture and decorations that are normally reserved for dignitaries and historians.
This 8-hour day trip concludes outside, with expert commentary among the Royal Gardens and Fountains, completing a prestigious and truly unforgettable experience!
Your VIP exploration starts with stunning interiors: the Grands Appartements followed by the dazzling Hall of Mirrors with its decadent chandeliers and spectacular views on the Royal Gardens.
But no King or Queen wants to stay around the People for too long, so your guide will escort you out behind the scenes, through some secret doors and into the Private King Bedrooms where the royals spent their most private moments. You’ll hear the most amazing stories about the Cabinet Noir, the King’s very own secret service office! From the King’s Private Council Room to the rooms once used as royal washrooms, it’s an unrivalled glance into life as a monarch of France. And the fun doesn’t end there — another delight reserved especially for you will be private entry into the Royal Chapel or the Royal Opera.
Meeting point & walking distance
Meeting point: At your residence
Am I required to return to Paris with the guide after the tour?
Your guide will be prepared to accompany your party back to Paris if they wish. However if you prefer to stay, your guide can bid farewell at Versailles (he’ll give you the return train tickets) and you can explore further to your heart’s content!
What is the difference with the 5-hour Private Tour of Versailles ?
As on our 5-hour Private Tour of Versailles, you’ll visit the castle as well as the Gardens. Our Versailles Luxury Tour includes the private apartments of the Kings, the interior of the Royal Chapel or the Royal Opera House.
Can I bring a stroller or a backpack?
Large backpacks and luggage are not permitted inside Versailles Chateau and will need to be left at your hotel. Strollers are not allowed inside the Versailles Chateau, you will therefore need to bring a material baby carrier (please note that due to security restrictions, baby carriers with metalic parts are also not allowed).
We had such a fun day on our Versailles tour! The VIP was so special! I am happy we went with the VIP and the amazing things we got to see that we would not otherwise have seen. Jonathan was
We had an absolutely wonderful time exploring Versailles, and particularly appreciated the time spent with Jonathan!
Pierre was an amazing guide. He was friendly, funny, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. Couldn’t have been any better!
We had a WONDERFUL time with Daphne at Versailles!
We have just returned to our hotel after our tour of the fabulous Versailles. It was WONDERFUL! Exceeded all our expectations. Jonathan was simply superb - knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun