Would you like to experience a special VIP treatment during your VIP Versailles Discovery Full Day tour?
VIP Tours will give you full satisfaction taking you on this unforgettable journey of 8 hours in Versailles that will introduce you to the most marvelous and largest royal residence in the world. The Palace of Versailles has been the symbol of absolute monarchy for more than a century and is now a jewel of architecture.
Your personal, licensed driver-guide who is a specialist of the history of Versailles will pick you up at your hotel in a luxurious Mercedes minivan or car and will tailor your tour to your specific wishes and needs.
During the VIP Versailles Discovery Full Day tour, your personal driver-guide will give you first an introduction to the history of the palace and the century of the Sun King. Arriving at the Palace of Versailles, your personal guide will take you to a special entrance (no lines) to start your private guided visit that initiates with the Royal Chapel, followed by the visit of the King’s Grand Apartment.
This prestigious seven-room enfilade served as a parade apartment. It was therefore sumptuously decorated and was reserved on 3 evenings a week for the court. You will visit the following rooms: Hercules Salon (reception and Ball Room), Abondance Salon, Venus Salon, Diana Salon, Mars Salon (that served as a ballroom), Mercury Salon (that served as a gaming (cards) room), Apollo Salon (that served as a concert or music room).
The visit of the King’s Grand Apartment will lead you to the magnificent Hall of Mirrors (La Grande Galerie des Glaces as it was called in the 17th C, that served daily as a passageway and a waiting and meeting place frequented by courtiers and visiting public), the War Room, the Queen’s Grand Apartment (Guard’s Room, Salon des Nobles - when not used for audiences it was used as antechamber to the queen’s bedroom, Queen’s Bedchamber – birthplace of the Royal children in front of the court-), the Peace Room and the Hall of French History and Hall of Battles.
After the private visit of the Palace, your personal guide will take you for a stroll into the Gardens to discover the planted architectural patterns and the groves (during the season – from April to October – on Saturdays and Sundays you have the Fountain Display in the Gardens – Les Grandes Eaux– not to be missed) and where you will look down on the grand perspective that leads the gaze from the Water Parterre along the Grand Canal to the horizon.
Then, we will book lunch for you in a typical French restaurant or brasserie (not included in the price).
The afternoon will be dedicated to the visit of the Park and the private guided visit of its great monuments.
First, you will visit the Grand Trianon, probably the most refined group of buildings in the domain of Versailles, elegantly proportioned, radiating a sense of coziness, sweetness and grandeur all at once. Louis XIV had it erected to escape the rigid pomp of court life with his mistress Madame de Montespan, Napoleon occupied on many occasions with Marie-Louise before Charles de Gaulle had it restored as a guesthouse for presidents of France.
Then, your personal guide will take you to the Petit Trianon and the Marie-Antoinette’s Estate (Queen’s Hamlet and Gardens), linked to the memory of the Queen Marie-Antoinette, that is swept away the old court and its traditions, finding at the Petit Trianon, the heaven of privacy that enabled her to escape from the rigors of court etiquette (nobody could come there without her invitation). You will find at the Petit Trianon the eclectic and refinement of Marie-Antoinette, an art of living linked to freethinking… She loved this place where she could return (especially at the Hamlet) to the pleasures of more simple pursuits.
After this fabulous day, your personal guide will drive you back to your hotel.
This tour due to the VIP treatment that we provide will leave you without doubt outstanding memories of your day in Versailles.
(Entrance tickets included).
Included in this tour
- 8h private licensed professional local guide
- Assistance of our professional driver
- Entrance tickets
- Free Conciergerie service
Point of interest
( click on one of tag below then click on the map markers to see some pictures )
- Garden of Versailles
- Palace of Versailles
- the Trianons