We've just had clients return from a fabulous trip to France, and among the unique and exciting things that Huckleberry Travel booked for them was an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Versailles! They had a private coach out to Versailles, skipped all of the lines and crowds, and got access to areas of the palace that are normally closed to the public.
If you're thinking of a trip to France, why not let us pull together a fantastic itinerary that includes this exclusive tour? Here's how it goes:
You'll meet up with your guide in Paris, and you'll be whisked off to Versailles, either by train, or in a private luxury van. Once you get there, you can grab a quick bite to eat before you skip the line of tourists for your super-exclusive tour. You'll be forgiven for fantasizing that you're a private guest of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
The small-group VIP tour explores parts of the chateau that few people have ever seen. You get access to historic private rooms, such as Louis XVI’s library, the Royal Dining Hall, Opera House, and luxurious Private Games Room, where Marie Antoinette played cards and entertained guests. Because these areas are generally off-limits to the public, the specifics might vary, depending on when we've booked it for you, but one thing is for sure--you'll feel miles away from the throngs of tourists visiting Versailles outside of these private rooms. In fact, most of the day-trippers to Versailles are completely unaware of the existence of these concealed rooms!
You'll have an expert guide to give you fascinating commentary about the history of the chateau and the French monarchy. You'll learn how the King would go to bed in public, then wait for everyone to leave, before retiring to his private apartments to really sleep, making sure of course to return to the public bedroom before sunrise so that the court could watch him wake up!
Then at the end of our visit you'll reappear through a hidden door into the public apartments to find the crowds there again, just as the Kings and Queens would have in their day.
Of course, no visit would be complete without a guided stroll in the magnificent gardens. But once the tour ends, you'll have plenty of time to explore the grounds on your own, before you slowly drag yourself back through the centuries to modern-day Paris.
Super fancy, right? When we found this tour for our clients, I sent it on to an American ex-pat friend who lives in Paris and Normandy. He took one look at the tour and said, "What? You can do that? How did I not know about this? That looks fabulous!"
Well, folks, you can, in fact, take this trip. And we can make it happen for you. Just drop us a line and let us know!