Exclusive Versailles Tour
Tour Versailles, the famed home of Louis XIV and the center of French royalty
Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
Walking Tours, History
Touring the Palace at Versailles is simply a must for any visitor to Paris. Initially built as the summer residence for French royalty, Versailles' legendary grandeur and opulence is unsurpassed. It has since been home to everyone from Marie Antoinette and King Louis XIV to France's Dauphin and Dauphine.
Your Versailles tour is an exploration into the lives of the French royal family and will give you an extraordinary view into the lives of the monarchy before they were overthrown during the French Revolution in 1789. During your tour, you'll get to study your reflection in the same celebrated Hall of Mirrors that Louis XVI did, while also visiting the room where the treaty that ended World War I was signed.
Your guided tour of Versailles' palace is followed by a walk through the lush gardens on the grounds that Versailles is famous for. Breathtaking and ethereal, the legendary gardens of Versailles actually served as the inspiration for many of Claude Monet's greatest paintings.
Your Aeon Tour of Versailles was designed to give each of our guests a firsthand, truly Parisian experience. Your Private Versailles Tour is flexible, and allows you to choose your own meeting point to start your tour (usually at your hotel or apartment) at whatever time you choose. Your guide will meet you at the time of your choosing.
Your Versailles Tour begins with a quick, 20 minute RER train ride that leaves you right near the grounds of the Palace. Once there your guide will lead you on your 4 hour tour. After your tour, you're able to continue exploring the Palace on your own, or head back to Paris with your guide. We recommend staying on in Versailles to have dinner at one of the local restaurants.
Versailles Tour Highlights:
The Hall of Mirrors
The Queen’s Apartments
Gallery of Battles
The Queen’s Bedroom
The Grand Trianon
Book Your Private Versailles Tour
€325 per group
|Departure Time: Flexible, but we recommomnd starting by 10:00AM|
|Starting Point: Your hotel or apartment (or at Versailles)|
|Available Days: Daily, except for national holidays|
|Tour Length: 6 hours|
Are entry fees included?
Entry fees are not included with our Versailles Tours.
How much are the entry fees?
Entry fees are â‚¬18 per adult, for the Passport entry ticket.
Should I purchase my entry ticket in advance?
You may purchase your entry ticket online before your tour if you choose, but there is no need to do so. Your guide can also purchase your ticket(s) with you the day of your tour.
What will I see on my Versailles Tour?
The Versailles gardens, Petit Trianon, the Grande Trianon, the Palace and so much more! Your entry ticket also includes a show at the fountain show if youâ€™d like to see that as well.
How will we get to Versailles?
Usually you and your guide will travel to Versailles via the efficient RER train ride. The quick ride takes about 30 minutes.
How much are the train tickets to Versailles?
A round trip ticket on the RER train to Versailles costs â‚¬7.
How will I find my guide?
Your guide for your Private Versailles Tour will meet you at your predetermined spot â€“ usually right in your hotel lobby or outside your apartment. But of course, your meeting point is up to you!
Your small-group Versailles guide will meet you at our easy-to-find meeting spot near St. Michel at 9:00 AM. Your exact meeting point details â€“ complete with a photo and map of your meeting point - are emailed to you once your booking is complete.
Will my guide speak English?
Absolutely. All of our guides are native, or nearly native, speakers of English. Our guides also speak French, Portuguese, German, and more so if you have a language preference, please do let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
My girlfriends and I took three tours with Aeon - the Catacombs, Versailles and the Marais.
All 3 were very informative, and amazing. The guides in particular were great - very friendly, and attentive to our needs. It helped that our groups were all small. I think the largest group was the Catacombs Tour (with about 7 people).
My personal favorite was Versailles, since I LOVE everything about Marie Antoinette.
That reminds me - I know the tour was supposed to meet earlier, but we arrived at almost 10 due to a late start on our part. We rushed to the Catacombs, but were convinced we'd be too late. However, we were met at the meeting point by Leo, who had circled back to look for us because she knew we were supposed to be on the tour. Saved the day for us, since the line was already bananas at that hour. (Warning: if you do arrive late, it would be very difficult to find the guide - especially if they are already underground!)
Definitely recommend them. Great guides, and our tours felt very personal.
My sister and I went on a tour of Versailles with Tomas. He met us right in the center of Paris, and amazingly, we were the only two people on the tour that day.
The tour started by as soon as we entered the train. There is a special train car to Versailles, that has been amazing designed to look like the inside of Versailles. Unreal. Had never even heard of this before Tom brought us on there. He said they always tried to bring guests on that specific train, as it really sets the tour in motion.
But enough about trains! We arrived at Versailles and quickly grabbed our tickets from a shop just near the Versailles entrance. Whew - that saved a lot of time. Saw a queue already miles long that morning!
The tour itself was fabulous. My sister and I are quite well traveled but usually stay away from tours. We are so glad we did, and even better, that we had Tom as our guide. The tour itself took longer than advertised, almost 6 hours. But we didn't mind at all, and actually loved the extended time we had exploring the gardens afterwards.
Was a bit nervous about booking our Versailles tour online, but am happy to say I had nothing to worry about. Our guide (Emma) was brilliant. She was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable (she used to work at the actual Palace of Versailles!). She told us all kinds of things we would have never discovered on our own.
There were 6 of us so it was a very personal tour, with plenty of time to interact with Emam and ask questions.
Would definitely suggest you take Aeon's tour of Versailles!
After much research, I decided to book a tour of Versailles with Aeon due largely to their responsive customer service. As my husband and I were traveling with two teenage children, I had many reservations about booking a day tour to Versailles.
However, I am happy to say I was very pleased with our touring experience and thrilled with the way our guide catered to our entire family. Our guide, Marie, was brilliant. She was able to keep the kids entertained while making sure my husband and I were also engaged. Afterwards, Marie gave us some great ideas for restaurants and parks, which we loved.