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Versailles Half-Day Tour from Paris with Skip-the-Line Entry and Special Access to King's Apartments

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    What to Expect
    Meet your tour coordinator and group of 25 people or fewer in central Paris. Board a bus bound for Versailles, and on arrival meet your guide and head straight for the palace's reserved entrance, skipping the long general entry line. 

    Find yourself in the King's private apartments, where your group is the only one allowed into each room. Learn about the daily lives of Kings Louis XV and XVI, their queens and their mistresses. These lavish private rooms remained furnished just as they were at the height of their use, preserved by the stringent and highly regulated access schedule. See art collections, personal furniture, and family portraits as you listen to your guide outline the difference between the royalty's daily public and private lives. In Versailles’ time, you could only enter these private apartments with the permission of the King. 

    In addition to special access to the château's hidden rooms, explore the main apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and take a guided stroll through the lush formal gardens. At the end of the visit, you are free to wander as long as you like. Return to Paris by bus.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
    Departure Time
    9:45 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Paris, France
    Inclusions
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Round-trip bus transportation
    • Skip the Line Access to Versailles Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about Versailles and the royal family. He was funny and answered every question. He couldn't go into the palace but the audio was just fine. Would recommend this company/
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    The tour guide Natalya was very nice and informative but the only issue was that we paid to see private rooms and we really only saw a couple bare rooms then went ahead and followed the massive crowds into the rest of the castle. I took this tour to AVOID the crowds, and at
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    Response from CityWondersCS, Manager at Versailles Half-Day Tour from Paris with Skip-the-Line Entry and Special Access to King's Apartments
    Responded 25 Sep. 2019
    Hello Moodster07, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We're sorry to hear your tour did not meet up your expectations. Sadly we have no control over the crowds at the Palace, as the max capacity is set by the venue. On the other hand, your tour includes rooms that aren't open to the general public, and your guide provides you some free time so that you can see the gardens and explore on your own. This is also stated on the description of the tour on our website. I hope this has cleared some things up. Best regards, Moisés, City Wonders team.
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    My daughter and I loved this tour! It was great to skip the lines and see the private rooms, they were beautiful! It was great to have Z guide us through this amazing place, it would have been overwhelming if we didn't have a tour guide.
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    Lucia was an amazing and passionate tour guide, literally taking us back in history as we walked through the King's chapel and various private quarters. Our small group was literally the only ones in these rooms. We got a chance to learn about the personalities of the 3 kings
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    Versailles was stunning, pictures on internet can’t explain how it is to feel like a King in his own huge palace, walking around the gardens.. By the way it was fantastic to skip the line, feeling like a VIP, cause the normal queue was long like 2 miles.. so thank you City
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