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

From US$ 152.86 per person

Enjoy a memorable day trip to Versailles. Ride through the French countryside, explore the royal gardens, indulge in local treats, learn all royal gossip, and skip the long line for the château.

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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 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

Discover the town, gardens, and château of Versailles on this day trip from Paris. Make exploring the expansive 2,000 acres of Versailles easy with a bike. Skip the line to this popular attraction and head to the village market where you can pickup items for a picnic. 

Meet your guide in Paris before traveling to Versailles by train where your bikes will be waiting upon arrival. Hop on a comfortable and easy to ride bike that will help you see more in less time. 

Follow your guide inside the château or have the option to explore at your own pace. Dive into French history's personalities, from the high heel wearing, ballet dancing Sun King, and Marie Antoinette, to the legend that was Napoleon. 

Spend your morning 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 .

Practice your French, enjoy free wine tastings and a crêpe making demonstration while also have the chance to purchase some picnic supplies. Explore the royal grounds, gardens, and fountains. Go inside Marie Antoinette’s hamlet and the Trianon.

Stop at a few hidden places along the way. Work up an appetite and you lay out the items that you purchased for your picnic lunch by the Grand Canal overlooking the spectacular château, a fantastic place to sip wine and relax in the sun.

Be taken to a secret part of the royal gardens, where some of Louis’ fountains dance to music. Save time with skip-the-line tickets to the château and be guided through its stunning state rooms, royal apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and Louis' bedroom. 

End your trip with a ride back to Paris. Get plenty of travel tips and Parisian insider secrets to fuel the rest of your holiday on the return trip. 

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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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 52 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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What an amazing tour! We absolutely loved it. Our guide Claudio was amazing. The weather was clod and rainy and our guide decided to changed the tour around to have the best weather when we were riding and it worked great. He was extremely knowledgable and had a way to talk about history in a relatable and interesting way that kept us engaged the entire time. Love the market and the ride around the gardens and the town. There is a lot of biking but a really easy ride, anyone can do it. Thank you to Claudio for making the our favorite tour of the trip!

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November 28, 2022

Great time despite bad weather. Great guide in Fiona with great commentary. I didn't realize the tour was legit biking which we discovered quickly. Fiona was great at making sure the inexperienced bikers in the group were comfortable. But this was a little more physically involved than I initially expected. Totally worth it though - amazing day.

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September 30, 2022

We did the Versailles Bike Tour with Bike Boutique Tours and our tour guide was Nicholas. We had an absolutely amazing day. Nicola was so knowledgeable and gave us info all throughout the day. The tour was veey organized. Very good pace for the entire group (we had a large age group from a young teen to over 60) - plenty of ime to purchase our picnic items - plenty of picnic time - and then plenty of time inside the the castle. Amazing day!

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September 21, 2022

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