Private Versailles Tour
Our award winning Versailles Tour, just for you.
Experience Versailles at your own pace, in your own style and with only your favorite people. On our Private Versailles Tour, we curate the perfect day for you. Let us take the lead and show you the very best of Versailles. If you would like to explore the City of Lights instead, we offer a private Paris tour.
When: Every day except Monday
Start Times: At Your Chosen Start Time
Book with Confidence: Private tours can be canceled and fully refunded up to 7 days before the experience starts.
What to Expect
Together we will escape the crowds of Paris to discover the local town of Versailles, whose history has been beautifully preserved. A quintessential French town, with a bustling food market at the heart of it.
Explore the breath-taking gardens We will cruise through the expansive, stunning grounds of Versailles and wander through the world famous Royal Gardens. Hidden in the far corner of the Versailles grounds we will explore Marie Antoinette’s hideaway – a life size doll house created for the most notorious Queen in French history. We will lay our picnic beside the Grand Canal, far from the crowds, where you can enjoy your spoils from the local market, and experience Versailles the French way.
Skip the line to visit the Château And of course, the pièce de résistance, we will skip the notorious lines to Château. Your professional guide will then share with you the famous Hall of Mirrors, the King’s bedroom, the Queen’s Apartments and much more.
Good to Know
Enhance Your Experience
In our booking flow, you can choose from the add ons below to enhance your Versailles Private Tour:
Travel Your Way
Prefer not to catch the train? Travel to Versailles by chauffeured van, where your bikes will be waiting for you.
Explore by Van or Foot
Ideal for those for who prefer not to cycle. Discover Versailles by van or foot, rather than bike.
Our Guided Tour of the Château
We enter via a side entrance reserved for licensed guides & guide you inside the Château through the Grand Apartments, State Rooms, King’s Apartments, Hall of Mirrors & Queens Apartments.
Your guide will skilfully lead you through the Château and bring it to life with stories & anecdotes – crafting a meaningful, entertaining & engaging experience.
We are proud to be one of the few tours licensed to guide inside the Palace & mic up so you that you won’t miss a thing!
Floating past the long lines, with your own specialist private guide to chaperone you skillfully through the Château, sharing stories at every turn.
Feeling like a local as you explore the town of Versailles, and it’s award-winning market!
Riding away from the crowds to explore the very best of Versailles.
Easy to find.
On our Private Versailles Tour we meet at a train station in central Paris:
Gare Montparnasse, 17 Boulevard de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris.
Alternatively, we can travel to & from Versailles by van, you can select this option at an additional cost when booking.
Want to meet directly in Versailles? No problem, just let us know.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is almost as if Versailles was designed with our bike tour in mind. The majority of our ride takes place within the Royal Gardens, where we can enjoy stress-free cycling, far from the traffic and crowds. Outside of the gardens, cycle paths weave their way throughout the town and are set on the footpaths, away from traffic.
Of course. All our tours of Versailles include a guided tour of the Palace with a fully licensed member of our team. We do not abandon you with an audio guide. We use earpieces so you can hear your guide, can ask questions & don’t miss a thing! If there is one Palace in the world to visit, this is the one!
We frequently have children join our tours, and have a fleet of children’s bikes, tandems, child-seats and helmets for them – we love sharing the day with families and take great pride in entertaining and ensuring the safety of all ages throughout the day.
Absolutely not, our bikes are located in Versailles.
Yes, simply let us know in the notes section when you book and we will contact you with details of where and when to meet us in Versailles.
Yes, we include the inner gardens and fountain show as part of our tours. However, please note the fountains only turn on at set times, on set dates – every Saturday & Sunday in the summer.
We still visit the inner gardens on days the fountains do not run as Versailles “was a garden before a castle, a feast before a garden, a night before a thousand suns. If you want to understand Versailles, one must first walk through its gardens”.
No. All tickets, travel (including train tickets to and from Versailles), access to Versailles, the gardens, the Hamlet and the fountains are all included.