Day trip

From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Bike Tour & Guide

Activity provider: Boutique Bike Tours

From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Bike Tour & Guide

Activity provider: Boutique Bike Tours
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From US$ 154.88 per person

Escape the city on a truly memorable day trip to Versailles. Ride through the breathtaking French countryside, explore the royal gardens, indulge in French market treats, learn all the royal gossip and skip the long château line.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the royal gardens, fountains, Trianons and Marie Antoinette’s hidden hamlet
  • Skip the long lines with priority access to the château
  • Discover the vibrant history with a licensed English-speaking guide
  • Shop at a French market, picnic like a royal and relax along the Grand Canal
Full description
Meet your guide in Paris before traveling to Versailles by train where your bikes will be waiting upon arrival. The royal grounds are an expansive 2,000 acres. Your bikes are super comfortable and easy to ride which means you’ll really get to see it all, far more than you ever could by foot. Have a professional guide inside the château or have the option to explore at your own pace. French history is full of personalities, from the high heel wearing, ballet dancing Sun King, and Marie Antoinette, to the legend that was Napoleon. Your licensed guide’s lively commentary will be fun and interactive - this is no history lecture. A day trip to Versailles can be a holiday highlight or a complete disaster and this tour is designed to keep you away from the crowds. It’s all about how you do it. The stress will be taken out of your day so that you can sit back in your bike saddle and enjoy your break. The tour will be structured according to you, but on a typical day, the morning will be spent exploring the local town and the market. Every stall of this quaint and quintessentially French market will tempt you with its fresh baked pastries, crêpe stands, organic produce, cheese and wines - the things that you all love the most about France. Practice your French, have a free wine tastings and crêpe making demonstration while also stocking up on picnic supplies. The rest of the morning will be spent exploring the royal grounds, gardens, fountains, inside Marie Antoinette’s hamlet and the Trianons, with a few hidden secrets along the way. Having worked up an appetite, you will then lay out your picnic lunch by the Grand Canal overlooking the spectacular château, a fantastic place to sip wine and relax in the sun. You’ll be taken to a favorite and most hidden part of the royal gardens, where some of Louis’ fountains dance to music. You will then skip the infamous line at the château and be guided through its stunning state rooms, royal apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and even Louis' bedroom. At the end of the day, make the short trip back to Paris with plenty of travel tips and Parisian insider secrets to fuel the rest of your holiday. Et voilà, the most unforgettable tour of Versailles is complete. Versailles has a way of capturing the hearts of all who visit. 
Includes
  • Ride with a licensed guide with a master's degree
  • Skip-the-line access to the château, royal gardens (including fountains), Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, Grand and Petit Trianon Palaces
  • Paris/ Versailles return train ticket
  • Stylish and comfortable bikes + optional helmet
  • Exclusive wine tasting
  • Stylish rain coats if the worst was to happen
  • Picnic supplies
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Please meet us under Platform 20/21 inside the Montparnasse train station, 15 minutes before the start time. As the trains can not wait, please ensure you are on time, we will leave for the train immediately at the start time.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tailored tour: customized tour to the interest of the group
  • Tour duration: 8-hours approximately
  • Total cycling: no more than 2-hours (easy riding)
  • Kids under 5 go free. Please make known the ages of your children when booking so the right sized bikes and child seats can be made available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Absolutely amazing tour. Probably the best I’ve done, the day was like a dream. Worth getting up early for. Met at the train station, visited Versailles with front of the line access. After Versailles visited an incredible market to pick up lunch. Ride bikes through beautiful town and forest to an amazing view over the canal for a picnic. Saw the queens garden and a nice bike ride back to the train. Train back to Paris. Everything well organized and guide was amazing. Please take this bike tour, it’s the best out of all Versailles tours.

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April 30, 2022

This was an amazing experience! The trip was overall well-planned, well-organized, and well-executed. Our guides (Nicolas and Clara) were so entertaining and educational! They were both very friendly and open to questions and conversation. They provided plenty of time for us to take pictures (they also happily took pictures of us!) and to enjoy things at our own pace. The whole trip felt very leisurely and not rushed at all. I completely understand why this tour company has 5 stars -- they absolutely deserve it! I had a smile on my face practically the whole day. Thank you!!

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March 1, 2022

Don’t miss this tour! Stu & Niki go above and beyond to make sure their tour guests have all their expectations met! With all the difficulties and changes associated with traveling during COVID, they were so patient and helpful in answering our many questions long before the trip even began. They were very responsive and made a number of accommodations from helping us with private transportation to offering to hold our luggage during our tour. Once we arrived in Paris the bike tour, visit to the market, picnic lunch on the Grand Canal and guided tour of Versailles exceed our expectations! Our tour guide Nichola, was simply amazing. So informative and funny all in one. I have traveled all over the world and this is not a tour you want to miss! If only Stu and Niki could operate all the tour companies in Paris! They know how to do it best!!!

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August 8, 2021

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