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Louvre and Versailles combo tour with private transport

Availability: Thursdays and Sunday
Duration: 10 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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SKIP THE LINE
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  • Skip long lines at the Louvre for a full highlights tour of the collection
  • Use a special itinerary to see Versailles without many of the crowds
  • Enjoy private transport to and from Versailles
  • A small group of only 19 people ensures intimate access to your guides
  • Guides are all local experts and offer unparalleled insight into sights visited
What to expect

Get the most of Paris' culture and history with this full-day tour of the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Versailles, private transportation included.

The day starts at 10.30am when you'll meet your guide and your small group outside the Louvre. With your skip-the-line tickets, you'll avoid the crowds gathered in front and slip right in for a two-hour tour of the Louvre's world-famous art collection. Gape at the dramatic canvases of the French Romantics, marvel at ancient Hellenistic statues like the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory, and don't forget about the Mona Lisa. Your guide is a local expert who has dedicated their life to studying art and history so you'll get a lot of enriching info behind everything you see.

After your Louvre tour, you'll break for lunch (not included, but your guide will give you recommendations) then head over to the pickup point for you afternoon excursion to Versailles. We pick you up in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and drive you 45 minutes to the grounds of Versailles. Unlike most tours, we take advantage of the last entry of the day and approach the palace through the gardens. After an extensive look at the fountains, you'll step inside after most of the other visitors have left. You'll stroll through peaceful hallways and beautiful staterooms as your guide tells you the epic story of the rise and fall of the Bourbon Dynasty. After seeing the King's Apartment, War Room, Peace Room, and Hall of Mirrors, you'll exit through the front and experience the most famous view of the Versailles, the opulent grand facade.

After a few pictures, you'll hop back into your transport van and head back to Paris.

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What's included
  • Louvre skip-the-line tickets
  • Full Gardens of Versailles visit (with fountain or music gardens show on certain days)
  • Hall of Mirrors and Grands Appartements Royaux at last entrance
  • Private round trip by private bus to Versailles from Paris Trocadero
  • Expert local guide
  • Headsets
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Transportation between Louvre and Trocadero
  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
  • Gratuities
Reduced price
  • Infants up to 3: free of charge
Where

Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, Place du Carrousel, 75001 Paris.

Meeting point:

For the Louvre tour: meet the guide at the Arc du Carousel (a triumphal arch) located between the Louvre Pyramid and the Tuileries Gardens. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. The guide will wait at the left statue. Address: Place du Carrousel, 75001 Paris. Metro: Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre (lines 1, 7).

For the Versailles tour: meet the guide in front of the café Le Wilson loacted on Place du Trocadéro. Meet your guide again at 2.00pm. Address: 2 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris. metro: Trocadéro (line 6).

What to remember
  • Be on time! No refund, no re-booking for latecomers and no-shows
  • This tour is not accessible to guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers
  • Particular galleries of the Louvre museum may be closed without prior notice, or pieces may be removed for restoration or loan. In this case, your guide will make an appropriate substitution.
  • Some galleries of the Palace of Versailles may be closed without prior notice. In this case, your guide will make an appropriate substitution.
  • If option booked with show, depending on the day you are visiting the Versailles and the gardens, you will either enjoy a Fountain Show or a Musical Gardens Show
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
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When

Running Days with Show Gardens
01 July - 31 October 2018:
Sundays
01 November 2018 - 28 February 2019:
Not running

Running Days without Show Gardens
01 July - 31 October 2018:
Thursdays
01 November 2018 - 28 February 2019:
Not running

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Provider
Walks LLC
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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