Skip the Line Louvre & Versailles Combo Tour

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Location: Paris
Category: Attractions / Museums
Duration: 9.0 - 10.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Paris
Highlights - 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 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.
Summary
See two of France's most treasured attractions in a single day on this experience combining a Louvre highlights tour with a visit to Versailles. Traveling with a local expert guide and small group of no more than 19 people, you'll soak up fascinating information as you stroll through the halls of Europe's most famous art museum in the morning and her most famous palace in the afternoon. If you don't have a lot of time to take in the wonders in and around Paris, this is the perfect excursion for you.
Description
You'll meet your guide and small group outside the Louvre at 10:30am. Using skip the line Louvre 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.
Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the line at the Louvre and visit of the Highlights
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
Excluded Lunch
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended. No High Heels allowed inside the Palace.
As with all museums, 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.
To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities enforce security measures upon entry to the Louvre. Suitcases, luggage, and larger bags are not allowed inside. Only bags smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm are permitted. Please accept our apologies for any delay or inconvenience caused by extra security checks.
As with all museums, some galleries of the Palace of Versailles may be closed without prior notice. In this case, your guide will make an appropriate substitution.
Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
Additional Information
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.



Required to bring: Valid ID
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 48.8617309, 2.330741
Address: MORNING TOUR PART: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Place du Carousel, Paris, 75001, FR
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Arc+de+Triomphe+du+Carrousel,+75001+Paris,+France/@48.8617309,2.330741,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e66e2f4dbfd055:0xdd4efd9b8b7365b5!8m2!3d48.8617108!4d2.332902
Notes: Arriving by Metro: Metro station Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, Line 1 and 7. Follow the sign "sortie" (exit). Take the exit “sortie #1” named "Passage Richelieu.” Cross the street and take the corridor "Passage Richelieu" to reach the Louvre courtyard. When facing the Arc du Carousel, with the Louvre pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. Meet at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.
Start Location Notes MORNING TOUR PART: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Place du Carousel, Paris, 75001, FR
Start Location Notes AFTERNOON TOUR PART: RER Invalides station entrance at the Air France building, 2 Rue Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Paris, 75007, FR
End Location Address Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, Versailles, 78000 , FR
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 48.8620965, 2.3124643
Address: AFTERNOON TOUR PART: RER Invalides station entrance at the Air France building, 2 Rue Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Paris, 75007, FR
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Air+France/@48.8620965,2.3124643,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x47e66fd6d4733755:0x5432442f57fc1ac9!2s2+Rue+Robert+Esnault-Pelterie,+75007+Paris,+France!3b1!8m2!3d48.8620965!4d2.314653!3m4!1s0x47e66fd12b2067fd:0x422ea55674f052e!8m2!3d48.8624072!4d2.3147397
Notes:
Start Location Notes MORNING TOUR PART: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Place du Carousel, Paris, 75001, FR
Start Location Notes AFTERNOON TOUR PART: RER Invalides station entrance at the Air France building, 2 Rue Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Paris, 75007, FR
End Location Address Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, Versailles, 78000 , FR
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 48.8048649, 2.1203554
Address: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, Versailles, 78000 , FR
Notes:
Start Location Notes MORNING TOUR PART: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , Place du Carousel, Paris, 75001, FR
Start Location Notes AFTERNOON TOUR PART: RER Invalides station entrance at the Air France building, 2 Rue Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Paris, 75007, FR
End Location Address Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, Versailles, 78000 , FR

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

PRICING 2020 - OPTION WITH VERSAILLES SHOW GARDENS RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €139.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €129.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request
PRICING 2020 - OPTION WITHOUT VERSAILLES SHOW GARDENS RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €127.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €117.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name Pricing 2020 - Option without Versailles Show Gardens
Option Description Pricing 2020 - Option without Versailles Show Gardens
Option Name Pricing 2020 - Option with Versailles Show Gardens
Option Description Pricing 2020 - Option with Versailles Show Gardens

Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Is food & drink allowed in Louvre and Versailles Palace?

Closed bottled water is allowed, food is forbidden inside the visited sites.

Can I bring my bag on my tour?

To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities are enforcing security measures upon entry to the Louvre. Suitcases, luggage, and larger bags are not allowed inside. Only bags smaller than 55cm x 35cm x 20cm are permitted. Please accept our apologies for any delay or inconvenience caused by extra security checks.

I am in a wheelchair, can I take your?

Unfortunately, the route we use on our Louvre Tour is not fully wheelchair accessible. However, an alternate route can be arranged to accommodate visitors in wheelchairs on our private tours. Please contact customer service to arrange a wheelchair-friendly tour.

Is photography allowed in sites in Paris?

Photography is allowed; however, selfie sticks nor professional photography equipment, such as tripods, are allowed.

Confirmation necessary? No
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