Private Best of Versailles Day Tour including the Castle, Lunch & Queen's Hamlet
First stop of the day is the Palace of Versailles, the incredible palatial estate where Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, once lived. The building oozes grandeur both from the outside as well as its inside.
Skip past the lines outside the palace with your skip-the-line ticket, and straight inside to explore. On a tour led by your private guide, discover the palace’s intriguing State Apartments and see the Hall of Mirrors and Queen’s Apartments. While walking, your guide will keep you entertained with tales of the aristocrats who held court there.
After an hour inside Versailles Palace, walk into the gardens and explore them at leisure. Every bit as elaborate as the palace, the French Baroque-style gardens took nearly 40 years to complete with eye-catching features like the Versailles fountains. After ambling around, enjoying its resplendent features, meet your guide for a 3-course lunch at a restaurant close to the Grand Canal. Please see the Itinerary below for your sample menu.
Your afternoon continues at the Grand Trianon -- the UNESCO World Heritage-listed palace in the center of the gardens. Marvel at its pink marble colonnades with your guide and hear tales of Napoleon who revamped it after after Louis XIV and his family left. The Queen’s Hamlet is nearby, and so head over to visit this next. Created by the esteemed French architect Richard Mique, the countryside retreat boasts a charming little cottage, lakes, streams and even a small farmhouse.
After exploring the Queen’s Hamlet, head back to your luxury minivan for the return journey to Paris.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Professional guide
- Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
- Entry/Admission - The Trianons & The Hamlet
- Entry/Admission - Grand Canal
- Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
We had done quite a bit of exploring of the city center before we went on this tour, but we still enjoyed the tour. However we felt that maybe the name of the tour was misleading as it isn't really a ghost tour. Our tour guide was excellent and we appreciated all the information he had to impart. Susan Cockcroft
Great tour with a wonderful guide