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Versailles Palace Ticket: Bike Tour, Guide, Train transfer from Paris

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Mondays

  • Duration

    8.5 hours

  • Start time

    8:30am

  • 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 tshirt and holding a sign.  
    Check-in opens 30 minutes in advance and closes 5 minutes prior to your activity time, so please arrive early. It is imperative that all guests arrive on time. 

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at Versailles

Key Highlights

  • Travel by train from Paris - Versailles
  • Included entrance fee to Versailles and audio guide
  • Explore the gardens by bike - enabling you to cover much more ground
  • Trip to world famous market to gather picnic supplies (price not included)
  • Tour is led by an expert English speaking guide

Overview

Oh to be a King or Queen, walking down the tree-lined gardens, taking in the splendour and grandeur of the palace. Now you can transport yourself to such a place as you spend a relaxing day riding through the tree-lined gardens of Versailles and return to the time of the most famous French kings and queens.
On arrival in Versailles, you will cycle to the famous city market to shop for picnic supplies (price not included). Then you will stop for a picnic at the end of the Grand Canal in the exact same spot where Kings Louis XIV, XV and XVI dined as they marvelled at their house at the far end.

You will also visit the Chateau, the Grand & Petit Trianons and the Hall of Mirrors. It’s a tour fit for any King or Queen. Wonder if they took the train!?

The highlights included in the tour are:

Versailles Open-air Market
Grand & Petit Trianons 
Picnic along the Grand Canal 
Versailles Royal Gardens 
Skip-the-Line Access to Château de Versailles 
Audio Guide included inside the Château 
Hall of Mirrors 
Queen's Hamlet

The action-packed tour ends in Versailles where you can explore the Chateau and town at your own leisurely pace. Your guide will provide you with a train ticket to return to Paris when you choose.

About the Supplier:
For Fat Tire Tours the mission is as simple as getting on a bike! To provide safe, fun and unforgettable experiences that will create memories and smiles that last a lifetime. With over 11 years of experience offering bike, Segway, walking and skip-the-line tours, designed with the traveller in mind. And with their knowledgeable, funny guides, you can be assured of enjoying a tour that offers a lot, lot more.

Itinerary

Make your own way to the meeting point. After reaching Versailles by train, you will head straight to the Palace of Versailles where you will collect your bikes and begin your biking tour accompanied by an English speaking guide.

The tour includes a visit to:

The Versailles Food Market: Visit the famous Versailles market to shop for your picnic supplies (price not included).

The Versailles Gardens: Bike through the gardens and also see the parts which otherwise you cannot see on foot. These world-famous gardens are alone worth the trip to Versailles.

The Hall of Mirrors: See this hall in the palace of Versailles. This was the site of the signing of the treaty that ended World War I. From here, you can admire the beautiful view over the Versailles Gardens.

The King’s State Apartments: See the bedrooms of both King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette.

Grand Canal: Admire the views along the Grand Canal as you enjoy your picnic here.

Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet: We will ride past Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet, where the queen stayed disguised as a peasant girl in order to escape her court.

Grand and Petit Trianons: Built by Kings Louis XIV and XV respectively, they offer a fantastic view into the original Versailles and the opulence the royalty enjoyed.

The tour ends at Versailles from where you can return to Paris on your own. Your guide can also help you with directions to the station if you wish to catch the train to Paris.


Inclusions

  • Bike
  • Helmet (provided but optional)
  • Roundtrip transportation from Paris to Versailles
  • Access to Royal Gardens
  • Guided tour of Royal Grounds
  • Access to Grand & Petit Trianon
  • Access to Marie-Antoinette's Private Hamlet
  • Skip-the-Line Access to Château
  • Audio Guide inside Château
  • Ability to explore the Château and Royal Gardens on your own

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals

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Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)


Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.


Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.


We highly recommend using public transportation to get to the meeting point as car traffic is quite dense in this area. 

All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos for sale in our

office. 

All participants over 12 years of age must be able to ride a bike

All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and carry proof of

age documentation. 

Tandems must be reserved and are for children less than 70lbs/32kg

Trailers must be reserved and have a 2 child capacity with a combined

maximum weight limit of 88lbs/40kg. 

Babyseats must be reserved and have a maximum weight limit of 48lbs/22kg.

Customer Reviews

  • jenell C Jones
    Really great experience

    This is a must if you enjoy history at. Our guide was great, he e planned the history of the grounds and the people so that every one could understand. Great bike bike and...

    United States 08/02/2015
  • Mark Fedders
    Best part of trip in Paris!

    It was amazing and it rained towards the beginning of the tour, actually more like a monsoon.... and even with that it was still the highlight of our trip. Be prepared this is...

    United States 11/02/2013
  • Kristine Aalerud
    Great way to discover Versailles

    Exellent guide, a fantastic day in Versailles...

    Norway 10/30/2013

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