Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace

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Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace
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Tread in the footsteps of Marie-Antoinette during this full-day bike ride and tour of Versailles. Travel to the magical hamlet outside of Paris and enjoy ‘skip the line’ access at the 2,000 acre royal domain of French history and culture. Learn about palace life and Marie-Antoinette’s role in the French Revolution as you explore the area and see its famous Hall of Mirrors. Ride through the countryside on a comfortable bike and visit a local market to shop at glorious French food stalls. Round-trip train fares are included.
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In Brief

Location:
Paris, France
Country:
France
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
  •  From March 1st to March 31th 
  •  Only on Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday / Sunday at 9am 
  •  From April 1st to October 24th 
  •  Everday expect Monday at 9am 
  •  From October 25th to November 30th 
  •  Only on Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday / Sunday at 9am
Highlights:
Skip the line
Round-trip train fares
Led by a local guide
Likely to Sell Out
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Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

Once the royal Palace of France's most famous Kings, the Chateau of Versailles is simply outstanding. We skip the long lines so you can enjoy more time in the Palace!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

Versailles market : Opened in the time of Louis XIV, the Versailles Market is where you'll discover the local specialties, and choose the best ingredients for your picnic lunch.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hameau de Marie Antoinette, Palacio de Versailles No Territorio Do Palacio, Ao Lado Dos Jardins, 78000, Versailles France

This was the hide-away of Marie-Antoinette! Seeking a complete break from royal life this private village and farm was built so that she could pretend to be a commoner.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

With more than 2,000 acres of beautiful landscapes, fields of crops, an immense lake, and perfectly trimmed trees the Royal Grounds will amaze you.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Le Grand Trianon, Porte Saint-Antoine, 78000, Versailles France

Built by Louis XIV as a summer house. This is where kings would go to escape from the etiquette of the court. Access to the Grand Trianon is included in the tour price!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canal, Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Enjoy your lunch while sitting in the soft grass gazing over the largest lake in Versailles. You’ll love the view over the lake and Palace from this secluded part of the grounds. Lunch price not included, you'll buy the food for the Versailles Market.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Le Petit Trianon, Porte de la Reine, 78000, Versailles France

Built by Louis XV for his favorite mistress Madame de Pompadour, this little chateau was later given to Marie-Antoinette. Access to the Petit Trianon is included in the tour price.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

Ride through some of the forests where the Royalty of old used to spend their afternoons hiding from court protocol and hunting stag, pheasant, wild boar, and fox.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bassin d'Apollon, Parc de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

See the Fountain of Apollon!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Walk through the Hall of Mirrors and see the extravagance of King Louis XIV.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Helmet and bike
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Hameau de Marie Antoinette
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Grand Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - Le Petit Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - Bassin d'Apollon
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canal

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

2 Rue de la Pépinière, 75008 Paris, France

Returns To

Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please bring an ID for travelers under 18 years old
  • Infant seats are available if advised at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our tour guide Pablo, was very knowledgeable with the history of France. We were a pretty large group who asked many questions and he was able to perfectly answer all of them. The biking was perfect to see all versailles even in a rainy day! Totslly worth the money
• Submitted 27 Nov 2019
Very good tour. Highly recommend. Mark was a great tour guide and answered all questions while providing a pleasant, informative day for our group of 8.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
In spite of a cloudy and sprinkling rainy day, it was a great ride. Very level cycling. We were in a small group and Vanessa was very knowledgeable about the palace and grounds. Equipment was all great condition. She was a delightful young lady. The train station in Paris was very very busy, actually crazy busy, but Vanessa kept us all together.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
It would be very difficult to see the Versailles estate without some form of transportation. Guillaume was an energetic and enthusiastic guide. We rode on a cool rainy day but large ponchos helped keep us comfortable. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2019
Our tour guide -- Lina -- was fantastic -- very knowledgable and friendly. Riding a bike around Versailles was an fun way to see the grounds -- we covered a lot of the area, which was huge. One of my favorite stops on the tour was the market before we got started on the bikes. It was large with many local products to peruse and purchase. I would definitely do this tour again -- very highly recommend it!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed this trip with Robin as our tour guide. She was very friendly and informative. Riding the bike around the grounds of Versailles was lovely. I almost wished we could have just kept riding around and enjoying the scenery. I highly recommend this tour. The only issue we had was that we used our Paris Pass to get in the palace and it did not include access to the gardens for some reason. I am still confused about that.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
In spite of a very rainy day our guide Robin was an amazing trooper and led us through this fabulous tour rain ponchos included! For the first time in my life I think I understand the French monarchy and all the players in the game. The town of Versailles is very charming. A fantastic trip and highly recommended!
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
Guillaume was our tour guide and he made the whole day so fun! It's a long day but our favorite during the trip. It's definitely not strenuous biking but we saw so much more of the grounds than we would have otherwise. It was great to get away from the crowds and explore the hidden gems of Versailles. Guillaume was friendly and knew so much of the history of the place. The transportation to and from Paris was very easy to manage. This does not include a tour of the palace itself though the tickets are included and they walk you right in. To be honest, by the end of the day we didn't want to battle the crowds of the place though we did a quick walk through. It's definitely a long and tiring day but absolutely worth it!
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
This was my brother and I's first bike tour ever! It was so delightful all thanks to our amazing tour guide, Robin. She made the experience very enjoyable and she explained the history of Versailles in a very entertaining way. We highly recommend this bike tour for someone who's looking to get amazing sights of Versailles in and get some exercise as a bonus!
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
We had a great time with Nina. So much information and a beautiful bike ride. Wonderful experience!!
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
Marion was our tour guide and she was absolutely fabulous!! I asked so many questions and she happily answered all of them and was engaging and knowledgeable. We had such a wonderful experience with her being our guide. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2019
Our tour guide, Cecilia, was charmingly adorable as she taught history throughout our 8 hour tour of Versailles. The bicycles were easy to ride which enabled our visit to the palace gardens immensely easier!
• Submitted 20 Sep 2019
Easy bike ride and fun way to get around. Guide was great. Having a picnic for lunch is a great idea.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
Our guide, Robin, made this a highlight of our Paris visit. She got to know all 12 in the group on the train ride from Paris. She was a wealth of information and had excellent timing with riding/stopping on the bikes!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
A big Thank you to our tour guide Cecelia, her knowledge and stories made this place come alive. She was great. This is a wonderful way to get b the most out of your visit to Versailles, visit the local market , gentle riding, picnic lunch then free to do your own thing in your own time at the palace. We stayed on into the evening and explored the gardens before heading back to Paris on the train using the tickets supplied by Cecelia. Thanks again for a great day out. Kevin (King Louie) and Cath
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
We had a small group of 14 riders with Pauline as our guide. She is very knowledgeable and we loved her!
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
An outstanding tour. All went as described. Our excellent guide Julie explained our day together when we met. The train ride was pleasant, cute sables where our bikes were stored, shopping in an open market for lunch items. The grand pathways were amazing on our bikes. We learned much of the history of grounds and the kings. Marie Antoinette hamlet was cute, Temple Amor wasnnice. the Grand Palace was overwhelming in its grandoiur and number of people there
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Biking the gardens is the way to go - saw quite a lot we would have never made it to walking. Fun picnic - consider bringing your lunch with you from Paris - lines can be very long at shops in town. Our guide was great! Palace audio tour is informative but huge crowds make it difficult to enjoy this time of year.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Julie was an incredible guide! Her historical stories were engaging and interesting and brought so much fun to the tour. The bikes were easy to ride. They all had different names such as foods or people which was fun. Buying the picnic lunch in the market was an adventure of itself and eating in the gorgeous gardens of Versailles was incredible. I highly recommend this tour. Beautiful village. Lovely and unique way to see a historical masterpiece.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
Highly recommend this method of touring Versailles. We got to see so much more of the grounds and gardens than the average tourist. Even in the rain our guide ASH made our day so fun and filled with good stories and French history. And we appreciated his patience with the stragglers of the group. Everything is provided for you: bike, helmet, rain poncho, chance to shop for picnic lunch and SKIP THE LINE entrance to the main Chateau. This is a great tour!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
This trip was incredible. Despite having literally everything go wrong that could including the train track being blocked, a flat tire and a kid falling off a bike this was one of the best tours we’ve taken. Cecilia was amazing- she handled every set back all of which could have been a disaster with skill, humor and grace. She is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining and managed to keep our 9 and 11 year old girls interested and engaged for 8 hours. I can’t say enough about how great of an experience we had.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Do it. :-) You will enjoy bike riding on the grounds of Versailles though biking through the town by the marketplace is tough due to much pedestrian and vehicle traffic this tour was one of the highlights of our time in Paris.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
I can't say enough good things about this tour and our tour guide, Ash! Definitely the best way to experience Versailles. We did the tour with our 2 teenage girls, who loved it! Ash was fun, knowledgable, and personable. Our only regret is that we didn't get to do the other bike tours that he does with Blue Fox.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
I can’t say enough about this tour. We had so much fun and learned so much with our tour guide Nicholas. It was an excellent way to experience and explore Versailles. First a train ride from Paris, then shopping through the marketplace for lunch items (plenty of storage area on the bikes), and onto a bike ride all over the property with plenty of stops for water and rest. It was particularly warm on our tour day and Nicholas was very mindful of keeping us in the shade as best possible. Only 12 in the group so it was easy to ask questions and stay together. I felt very safe as well. This truly was the highlight of our trip to Paris!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019

In Brief

Location:
Paris, France
Country:
France
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
  •  From March 1st to March 31th 
  •  Only on Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday / Sunday at 9am 
  •  From April 1st to October 24th 
  •  Everday expect Monday at 9am 
  •  From October 25th to November 30th 
  •  Only on Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday / Sunday at 9am
Highlights:
Skip the line
Round-trip train fares
Led by a local guide
Likely to Sell Out