Skip The Line Versailles Half Day Tour

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Paolo

5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes tickets and transportation

What you'll do

Fine transportation and easy access to the castle : this tour is a perfect for those who want to enjoy a half day in Versailles but in a comfortable way!
Get ready to discover the secrets behind the construction of Versailles, its court and etiquete, life back into the 1600-1700 France. If you're willing to dive deep into history and get to know the French court under Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI a bit better, this is your chance. We'll visit the King's Household then, after a short break, we'll head towards the main gardens.
If you're looking for a private tour) but I'll for sure make it worth it.
- 5h-tour (round trip included)
- CASTLE TICKETS ARE INCLUDED
- TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED from PLACE DE LA CONCORDE (train if under 4 participants total in the group - most of my tours are fully booked)
- MEETING POINT : PLACE DE LA CONCORDE by its obelisk
- GARDENS : 7.75€ EXTRA/adult on TUE, FRI, SAT & SUN DURING THE HIGH SEASON, APRIL-OCT /free for under 5yo/ free the other days
- TRIANONS / HAMLET NOT INCLUDED

(You might have a different guide replacing me if needed during your tour)
Other things to note
Strikes can happen, I'll usually be able to let you know of this in advance /Transportation time longer if there's traffic / Another certified guide might replace me if I'm not available.
Fine transportation and easy access to the castle : this tour is a perfect for those who want to enjoy a half day in Versailles but in a comfortable way!
Get ready to discover the secrets behind the construction of Versailles, its court and etiquete, life back into the 1600-1700 France. If you're willing to dive deep into history and get to know the French court under Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI a bit better, this is your chance. We'l…

What's included

  • Tickets
    tickets for the castle included (extra 7.75€ for the gardens on the day of...
  • Transport
    MERCEDES VAN / Car

Meet your host, Paolo

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Born in Brazil, I speak fluently French, Portuguese, English and Spanish. I'm a certified guide, passionate about Music, Art, Art History, History, Architecture, and Fashion. I run my own small business focused on tailored tours (instagram : @privateguideandco). On Airbnb I have other 5 star-tours: Louvre Museum, Catacombs, Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie, Versailles, Loire Valley and Orsay Museum . You can basically have a full experience with me or one of the guides working with me (Virginie, Charlie, Ivan, Laurita, Joséphine, Ferit, Martin)
Born in Brazil, I speak fluently French, Portuguese, English and Spanish. I'm a certified guide, passionate about Music, Art, Art History, History, Architecture, and Fashion. I run my own small business focused on tailored tours (instagram : @privateguideandco). On Airbnb I have other 5 star-tours: Louvre Museum, Catacombs, Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie, Versailles, Loire Valley and Orsay Museum . You can basically have a full experience with me or one of the guides working with me (Virginie…
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Where you'll be

CASTLE + GARDENS
Without a guide, it can sometimes take hours just to get inside the castle. This experience will offer you the most comfortable and cool way to visit this French kings' household.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 452 reviews.

Greg
July 2021
Joanne did a wonderful job with the tour. Wonderful detail and explanations. Very accommodating to our family‘s needs. She was very pleasant and enthusiastic. Highly recommend!
Kaitlin
March 2020
I can definitely recommend this tour of Versailles. Our tour was unique due to visiting right as France began to experience cancelations from the epidemic and Versailles was nearly empty. Obviously this made for a magical, once in a lifetime experience; despite this, I can confidently say this tour would be wonderful when the palace is crowded. Paolo provides transport to Versailles as well as headphones so that you don’t miss any of the tour. Great experience!
I can definitely recommend this tour of Versailles. Our tour was unique due to visiting right as France began to experience cancelations from the epidemic and Versailles was nearly…
Alicia
March 2020
This trip takes about 2 hours in the palace and another 1.5 - 2 hours in the garden (excluding the ride) - the time definately flew by with Paolo's great story telling and his presentations via tablet PC. I was so sucked into it that i did not even realize the tour was over. I honestly did not have high expectations in the garden part of the tour, but I ended up liking the garden part better than the palace (don't get me wrong, palace tour is awesome). While we were walking around the garden, Paolo explained architectures and science of Versaille. It was such a peaceful walk away from bustling city and the crowd. Paolo also told some scandalous stories of the Kings, queen, and mistresses - correcting the false information as well. The ride was pretty comfortable - we were picked up from Place de la Concord and also dropped off at the same area. I highly recommend this tour to anyone!
This trip takes about 2 hours in the palace and another 1.5 - 2 hours in the garden (excluding the ride) - the time definately flew by with Paolo's great story telling and his pres…
Lara
March 2020
My two teenage children (19 and 16) and I did the Versailles tour with Paolo as our host and I cannot recommend it enough! Paola’s historical knowledge was amazing and he was personable and kind to boot. My 16 year old son was so impressed (this doesn’t happen often) and my 19’year old daughter loved it as well. Thank you Paolo! You have imparted historical knowledge to my children for which I will Be forever grateful.
My two teenage children (19 and 16) and I did the Versailles tour with Paolo as our host and I cannot recommend it enough! Paola’s historical knowledge was amazing and he was perso…
Julie
February 2020
Paolo is awesome and so much fun!! He is incredibly knowledgeable, engaging and had lots of resources to explain the complex concepts and the history. We had some difficulties during the tour that were out of Paolo's control, but he handled it like a champ that I never felt concern nor did he seem flustered. He seemed to really care about our experience and safety. I would highly rec this tour to anyone wanting to visit Versailles!
Paolo is awesome and so much fun!! He is incredibly knowledgeable, engaging and had lots of resources to explain the complex concepts and the history. We had some difficulties duri…
Jane
February 2020
Paolo truly knew this history of Versailles and prepared visual presentations on his tablet to further illustrate stories, and the architecture and layout of the palace, which I appreciate. He is very, very warm and friendly and very careful of our group's whereabouts and well-being as we traveled through the rooms and gardens. The radios were vital to hearing him guide us through and to hear his stories, as its difficult to stay close in a crowded area - this way he could keep talking without interruption. I very much liked that too. The organized transportation was great, which was a Mercedes van and Tesla, so the roundtrip with comfortable, safe and reliable. Overall, would 100% book with Paolo again for another one of his tours next time we're in Paris. What a great, painfree experience at the Versailles Palace!
Paolo truly knew this history of Versailles and prepared visual presentations on his tablet to further illustrate stories, and the architecture and layout of the palace, which I ap…

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.