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Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Paris

Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Paris

From US$ 102.36 per person

Take a tour of Versailles from a different angle by exploring the gardens by bicycle and discovering highlights that most visitors miss on foot.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Palace of Versailles gardens by bike
  • See the Hall of Mirrors
  • Visit a Versailles open market
  • Enjoy a picnic along the Grand Canal
  • Admire the Grand and Petit Trianons
Full description

Explore the miraculous Palace of Versailles on a full-day sightseeing tour by bike. Meet your guide at a central location near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and then go to the nearest RER station for the quick train trip to Versailles.

Once at Versailles, visit the village market to buy baguettes, cheese, ham, wine, or whatever you desire for a picnic lunch, to be held later in the Chateau's gardens. Spend most of the day riding in a relaxed fashion through the tree-lined gardens and near the Grand Canal.

The average Versailles tourist often doesn't realize that they will only visit a small fraction of the gardens if they go by foot. But on this 8-hour tour, see it all. 

The tour includes round-trip train tickets from Paris to Versailles and back, and all necessary bike equipment, including children's seats, if you need them.

Includes
  • Round-trip train tickets, Paris-Versailles
  • Guide
  • Bicycle
  • Timed entrance to the chateau
  • Entrance to the Grand and Petit Trianons and Marie Antoinette's Hameau
  • Garden ticket on fountain days
  • Lunch supplies at the market
  • Water bottle
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 are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• This tour meets in Paris, in a small park/clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named "Café Regalia" • The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side) • The easiest taxi address: 1 Avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris. Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt and holding a sign

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • If a children's bike is required, you must advise at time of booking
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
  • You will cover an area of approximately 10 miles on relatively flat terrain. The ride is leisurely, and therefore suitable for all fitness levels
  • Child seats are available if requested at the time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 127 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Fun way to explore Versailles and see most of the grand canal and the park grounds. We loved how we could stay and explore Versailles at our leisure afterwards. The picnic lunch was fun and unique experience. Our guide, Maddy, was very friendly, enthusiastic and good guide. You do so see and do a lot in a day, so keep in mind to stay energized. While it is a taste of what Versailles can offer and you might not have the most time to explore everything in depth since the grounds and palace are extensive, you can have an idea of what you would like to do if you want to return back in the future.

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October 30, 2022

Apart from our picnic getting rained out! it was a great day. Everything from meeting to getting on the train, getting our bikes, getting our food was smooth and efficient. Nick was a veritable encyclopedia of information. He was animated and enthusiastic despite the rain and made sure that we got to see everything promised. A good day despite the weather.

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October 4, 2022

Different ride. The experience of cycling around the Grand Canal in the gardens of Versailles and having a picnic on its banks was unique. We also access the surroundings of the palace, incredible places. I do not recommend it for anyone who expects to explore the interior of the palace as the time was very short for that. Despite the flat route in almost its entirety and the bike being quite light, the tour is a bit tiring due to the great distances to be covered by pedaling and walking and the heat that it was during the day (we traveled in July).

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July 19, 2022

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