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Versailles by Bike Day Tour

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Overview
Take a tour of Versailles with a difference - by bicycle! It's the only way to see Versailles' expansive gardens plus you'll get to see highlights of Versailles that most visitors miss, including Marie Antoinette's country-style Hameau, the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon. You'll also enjoy a picnic by the Grand Canal then take a tour of the Palace of Versailles.
Highlights
  • Round-trip train tickets make traveling from Paris to Versailles simple
  • Bike to scenic corners of the palace grounds that most visitors miss
  • Learn the stories and scandals behind Versailles from your guide
  • With entry guaranteed, take an audio tour of the lavish palace interior
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Paris and embark on a journey to Versailles: included round-trip train tickets make it easy to travel on the RER. Upon arrival in Versailles, pick up your bicycle and other equipment, and set off on an in-depth tour. Begin at a bustling village market, where you can pick up a baguette, cheeses, and other traditional French nibbles (own expense) for lunch. Before you eat, work up an appetite biking around the palace’s sprawling grounds. See the Grand and Petit Trianons, visit Marie Antoinette’s Hameau, and discover other corners that on-foot visitors would miss. After your ride, enjoy your picnic lunch next to the Grand Canal. The tour continues with guaranteed entrance to the palace. With an audio tour accompaniment, explore the Hall of Mirrors, King’s State Apartments, and King’s Chapel at your own pace, and learn more about Versailles’ (literally) rich history. Your day in Versailles ends when you board an RER train bound for Paris.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France
Duration
9h
Return Details
78000 Versailles, France
Inclusions
  • Insurance
  • Audio-guide at Versailles
  • Bicycle and helmet
  • Up to 1.5 hours in the Palace
  • Child seats are available if requested at the time of booking
  • Ability to explore the Chateau and Royal Gardens on your own
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canal
  • Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Rain gear is available at a fee of 1EUR paid direct which will be refunded if not used
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • If a children's bike is required, you must advise at time of booking.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • You will cover an area of approximately 10 miles on a relatively flat terrain. The ride is leisurely and therefore suitable for all levels of fitness.
  • Child seats are available if requested at the time of booking
  • Tandem bikes are available for children aged 10 years and younger.
  • All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an amazing time in this tour with Dave our guide. Learned a lot of very interesting things from him not only about Versailles but France history in general - very knowledgable. The weather was perfect that time so it's much more enjoyable together...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dskinnydude
Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting with a short train ride, bike retrieval and a stop at a local market place for picnic lunch necessities, (and a freshly made Nutella/Banana Crepe at Kareem's food truck), the rest of the day was incredible! Our guide, Richard, was very hospitable, knowledgable and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MandysDad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were on our honeymoon in Paris, and he had booked this tour because he knew I wanted to see Versailles! We met up at the train station with our tour guide, Jerome, and the rest of our group. The entire day...More

Thank nclbmurphy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nick was a fantastic host. Even with some rain the bike tour was pleasurable. Easy meetup spot and train ride to Versailles. Cycling not too strenuous. The grounds captivating and Nick and charasmatic, very educational teacher.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this tour Oct 9, 2019 with Samantha as our guide. What a great time we had. Even with some intermittent rain and wind, this was a highlight of our trip to Paris. Easy bicycling around truly amazing grounds of Versailles. In the US...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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adris2574
14 October 2019|
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Response from MandysDad | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It ends at the Palace itself. Our guide, Richard, had us return to the Fat Tire bike shop to turn in our bikes, and then walked us back to the Palace where we could spend as much time as we wished. He then gave us our... More
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Response from Elrae12 | Reviewed this property |
By around 8:15 but they have delicious coffee and pastries so avoid the stress and go at 8:00 for a treat.
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I am pretty sure Fat Tire has bike seats for toddles.
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