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This tour is guaranteed at max 6 people per group

Versailles Palace & Gardens with Exclusive King’s Apartments | Semi Private Tour

Max 6 people
2 hrs 30 mins
Refundable booking
Versailles Palace & Gardens with Exclusive King’s Apartments | Semi Private Tour Petit appartement du roi LivTours

Pull back the curtain on the golden opulence, royal history, and sheer magnificence of the famous Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Get exclusive access to the rarely-seen King’s Apartments, where monarchs conducted their affairs, and admire treasures like the pendulum constellation clock. Visit the private chambers: dining room, games room, bathroom, chapel, and opera of the most opulent rulers of the western world with your top-rated guide on this semi-private tour.

Enjoy priority access to the enchanting gardens of Versailles and soak up the lavish details of the golden palace designed by and for the Sun King, Louis XIV. As you explore the palace, gardens, and private rooms, learn all about the scandals and stories of courtly life in 17th Century France.


  • Discover the opulent Palace and Gardens of Versailles with an expert guide
  • Explore the Kings private apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and Chapel Royal
  • Admire the Queen’s Rooms, many priceless artworks & aristocratic portraits
  • Hear about all the many scandals and intrigues of the Sun King’s courtiers
  • Wander the magnificent gardens and admire the mesmerizing golden fountains

Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

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Thanks to a special partnership between LivTours and the Palace of Versailles, you will gain access to the intimate chambers of the King’s Apartments (also known as the Petit Appartements). Unlike the Grand Appartements du roi, which were open to court members and the public, the Petit Appartements du roi could only be accessed with the king’s personal permission. Walk in the footsteps of royalty and the innermost circle of the court and family as you explore these uncrowded rooms. In addition to the King’s Apartments, you will explore the vast and opulent world of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles.

Your adventure begins at the majestic equestrian statue of King Louis XIV, proudly standing in the palace forecourt, just before the gleaming golden gates. With skip-the-line access, bypass the queues and enter the palace grounds.

Marvel at the results of the meticulous 30 year restoration project led by Gerald Ven Der Kamp as you explore the maze of mythical fountains in the vast gardens. Following your tour of the gardens, your guide will lead you into the heart of Versailles Palace.

Once a humble hunting lodge of King Louis XIII, Versailles underwent a remarkable transformation in the 17th century under the vision of King Louis XIV, evolving into the epitome of European luxury. Revel in the gilded halls and opulence of the magnificent palace along with its wild stories of excess and political machinations.

During Louis XIV’s era, the apartments served as a museum for the king’s private collections. Admire exquisite treasures such as the pendulum constellation clock and delicate Equestrian statuette, immersing yourself in the private realm of royalty, from the porcelain dining room to lavishly decorated bathrooms. As part of the king’s apartments visit, experience the magnificent opera house and/or cathedral [depending on the day of your visit], adding depth to your immersive Versailles experience.


  • Exclusive access to kings's private apartments
  • Guided tour of opulent Versailles Palace, Gardens
  • Admire the priceless artworks & royal portraits
  • Revel in the Sun King's scandals
  • Guided walk of the gardens

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.




By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.