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Louvre and Versailles combo tour with transport

Availability: Thursdays and Sunday
Duration: 10 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
SKIP THE LINE
Do this because
  • 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
  • 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. From there you’ll make it to the outskirts of Paris, where Louis XIII first built a hunting lodge that was later extended by his son into the royal palace you see today. Unlike most tours, we take advantage of the last entry of the day and approach the palace through the gardens, so 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.

With expert guides and all-inclusive transportation, this is the easiest and more engaging way to see two of France’s greatest cultural treasures.

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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
  • Transportation to and from Versailles
  • Expert local guide
  • Headsets
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Transportation between Louvre and meeting point for Versailles excursion
  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
  • Gratuities
Reduced price
  • Infants (ages 0-3): free (no reservation required)
  • Children (ages 4-12): reduced
Where

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

Meeting point:
Morning Part: Your meeting point is at the Arc du Carousel. The Arc du Carousel (a triumphal arch) is located inside the Place du Carousel, standing 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 meeting point is located at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.Afternoon Part: Meet in front the Rhinoceros statue at the entrance of the Musee d'Orsay.
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 November 2018 - 31 March 2019: Not running

  • 01 April - 31 October 2019: Sundays

Running Days without Show Gardens

  • 01 November 2018 - 31 March 2019: Not running

  • 01 April - 31 October 2019: Thursdays

Meeting & Departure Time:

  • Meeting Time: 10:15 AM

  • Departure Time: 10:30 AM

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

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