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Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour

4.6 / 5

92 reviews

Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour

From US$ 115.08 per person

Take a tour of Versailles with a difference, and explore the gardens by bicycle. See Versailles' expansive grounds in full, and discover highlights that most visitors miss on foot. Then enjoy a locally-sourced picnic feast by the Grand Canal.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 - 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

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
  • See much more of Versailles' gardens than you would see on foot
Full description
Explore the miraculous Palace of Versailles on a full-day sightseeing tour by bike. Meeting at a central location near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, your guide will take you 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. You will then 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, you will 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, should you require 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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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

4.6 /5

based on 92 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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My mom and I loved everything about our day in Versailles! It was easy to meet the group, hop on the train and pick up our bikes. Before heading to the gardens, we had time to browse a local food market and pick up fix-ins for a picnic, which was lots of fun! We then spent the rest of the morning and afternoon exploring the sprawling landscape of Versailles by bike (we saw so much and were able to cover a lot more ground than had we traveled by foot!), pausing along the way to learn about the history of this landmark from our informative guide*. We certainly earned our picnic, which was delightful. At the end of the cycling portion of the day, we skipped the line and were able to experience the rest of the Versailles palace at our own pace. Great value! *I cannot remember our guide's name, but he is English, running the 2019 NYC marathon, and works as a translator for business professionals. Hopefully that will identify him and earn him credit for a wonderful experience!

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October 31, 2019

Our family of four (kids aged 11 and 8) thoroughly enjoyed ourselves during our day trip to Versailles. The equipment provided (including helmets, required by French law) was in great shape, and our guide (Nick) was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable of Versailles, as well as an experience guide who was extremely patient with our kids (who wanted to ride alongside of him at the front of the pack). We would highly recommend Get Your Guide (Nick especially) as a fun way to tour a huge site such as Versaille.

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October 17, 2019

Best way to explore Versailles...Amazing tour

A really great tour with the perfect guide. You feel how much NATASHA loves what she is doing and always be helpfully and answer all questions. Just don't forget a jacket (even in summer) as quite a big part of the tour is in the shadow of the trees in Versailles garden.

August 1, 2019

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