FINAL PAYMENT - April 29th 2023 - Versailles Trip and Private tour with Tea Time
Total Price for the tour 495€ minus 170€ deposit and 10€ train ticket.
Important notice about payment and booking confirmation:
The total price for the tour is 495€.
The current 170€ deposit allows me to keep the date for your party and book tickets in advance. The remainder of the cost should be settled after the tour.
I will meet you at your hotel on Saturday 29th April for a full day of history and discovery at the awe inspiring Palace of Versailles.
Depending on your hotel location, we will either take the RER train or L line train, for a 1h00 ride, the right amount of time for me to tell you already a little bit about Versailles and what it means in our history and culture... or talk about anything you want!! Life in Paris, culture, food etc...
After a 15 minutes walk from the train station to the Palace we will use the priority group entrance for a private guided tour of the Queen's appartments, Hall of mirrors and possibly additional rooms depending on openings and your interest.
(The King's appartment are currently under renovation)
Was everything fine under the sun for the Sun king? Did kings actually work? How was it to live in such a wide and cold palace among thousands of other people? What did everyone do for fun?
What was the actual purpose of having a "hall of mirrors"?
Together we can talk about life at the Palace, decipher the numerous symbols hidden in all the art on the walls and ceilings, look at the furniture (why is there so few by the way, do you know?), talk about the foreign policy of France in the 18th century and the many ties to US history, we will remember the Revolution, its multiple causes and consequences, and of course gossip a bit about the Louises, their wives and mistresses...
After our tour of the palace, we will proceed to the gardens (some 20 minutes away) and enjoy music and waterfountains in the main gardens as well as the secret groves before heading to Grand Contrôle hotel for a well deserved royal tea-time.
I will say goodbye then and let you enjoy this gourmet break. You will be provided with clear explanations and a map for your ride back.
10am at your hotel.
-Advance reservation of skip the line tickets and train tickets
-Advance reservation of Tea time at Grand Contrôle
-5h00 private guide services
-Private guided tour of the Queen’s appartements and Hall of mirrors
-Private guided tour of the gardens
-Entrance tickets to the Palace and gardens for 4 adults
-Train tickets from Paris to Versailles and back
-Audio equipment for the tour
The price does not include tea-time at Grand Contrôle which should be paid directly at Les Airelles.
Payment conditions and non refundable tickets
For this tour, a 170€ deposit should be made upon booking the tour. This deposit covers the various entrance tickets and advance reservations and is NON REFUNDABLE.
10:30 am - departure from hotel
12:00 - entrance to the palace
14:00 - garden tour
15:30 - tea time at Grand Contrôle
17:30 - ride back to Paris on your own