From Royal home to the birthplace of the French Revolution, the Palace of Versailles was at the heart of French power throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.
After being transferred to Versailles by your chauffeur, the day begins with your personal guide taking your party on a private guided tour of the magnificent Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles), containing 1,980 acres of garden and over 210,000 flowers, which are planted annually.
After enjoying the beautiful fountains and the Orangery its time to enter the Château itself, a sprawling palatial compound which houses a collection of art and treasures that needs to be seen to be believed:
Hear tales and secrets from the past as your guide takes you to discover the Palace where the Sun King, Louis XIV, officially settled his court and government in 1682. Discover the stunning interiors as your guide continues your escorted visit through the King’s and the Queen’s State Apartments, the Royal Chapel and the Hall of mirrors to admire where Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, once lived. Truly, a palace fit for a king.
Looking to make a full day itinerary? A popular option with the Magical Versailles Tour is a visit to Giverny, a typical quaint French village in the heart of the countryside to discover the inspiration for one of the world's most famous painters, Claude Monet.
Let your guide take you on a journey of discovery, stepping into the paintings of the master of Impressionism as you tour his private home and studio. Monet's gardens were inspired by the traditional Japanese gardens he knew only from prints. To put it simply, the real gardens of today are straight out of a painting: beautiful orchards, ponds draped with weeping willows and bamboo trees, and water lilies that stay in bloom all season. Become emersed in Monet's world as you take in his real life inspirations, seeing first-hand the famous water lilies (nymphéas) and the Japanese bridge that featured in so many of Monet's masterpieces.
Upgrade to the higher categories of service, Gold or Platinum Level VIP Service for extra benefits, including upgraded vehicles and extra space & comfort.
Prebook a meal at one of our selected historic Paris restaurants to save time. Free cordial drinks and priority service, exclusively to Paris Magical Tours clients.
Visiting with children aged under 16? Include the Magical Children's Programme option to add a fun and engaging range of activities to your tour.
Daily throughout the year. First tour slot at 9:00am, last tour at 12:00pm. Outside working hour quotations are available on request.
Tour prices are quoted in both English and French languages. Tours are also available in most languages through our specialist multi-lingual guide team, including Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese. Language surcharges may apply.
Prices include your professional tour guide, qualified chauffeur, private vehicle, parking fees, collection and return to your central Paris hotel or Gare du Nord Station and all taxes. Lunch/Entrance fees not included. Internet prices include up to a £20 discount for online bookings.
Prices are according to your party's size. For example, the cost of the Magical Versailles Tour is £549 for a party of 5, which works out at £109.80 per person. Private tours are amazing value, offering a personal experience for less than the cost of bus tours - see the Paris Magical Tours Difference