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Versailles skip-the-line tickets with VIP access to the secret rooms

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Availability: Thursday and Saturday
Duration: 4 hours
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Exclusive entrance to hidden rooms closed to the general public
  • English-speaking guide to reveal the stories and history
  • Visit the royal chapel or the opera house (restricted access)
  • Transfer to and from Paris with your guide
What to expect

Go through the doors other people can’t enter with this special guided tour of Versailles. You’ll have access to rooms that only the king (and his mistresses) used, and you’ll hear the juicy stories of what happened here.

  • Your tour guide will meet you in Paris and accompany you by to Versailles on a private coach
  • At Versailles, you’ll skip the lines and an expert guide will take you and your group (max 25) to some of the secret rooms
  • You’ll hear about the palace’s history and the daily lives of its inhabitants
  • Your tour will also include either the opera house or the private chapel, due to the restricted access available
  • At the end of the tour, you’ll pass through a hidden door, back into the public apartments, finding yourself once again surrounded by crowds of tourists
  • You will, of course, also see the main apartments open to the general public, the Hall of Mirrors and the magnificent gardens
  • Your guide will still be by your side, explaining the significance of the gardens and their role in the royal court
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What's included
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Château de Versailles including the King's private apartments
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Round trip transfers in an air-conditioned coach for tours
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/beverages
Reduced price
  • Children (ages 0-1): free without reservation
  • Children (ages 2-14): reduced with reservation and proof of age
  • Pushchairs are not allowed on this tour
Where

1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France

Meeting point:

Meet your guide 15 minutes before departure in front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum, metro Trocadéro (lines 6 or 9)

What to remember
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
  • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour
  • Some sites lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather
  • Express access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
  • Please note that the palace is not air-conditioned
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When
  • Thursday and Saturday
    9.45am or 1.15pm
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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