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Versailles by Bike - Tour from Paris

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    • Adults (18+)
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from US$ 110.82 per person pp
  • 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!?

    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.
  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

    When does it run?

    01 Mar - 11 Mar: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
    12 Mar - 26 Oct: Daily except Monday
    27 Oct - 30 Nov: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

    Duration

    8 hours

    Start Time

    8:45am

    Meeting Point

    Meeting point is a small park clearing on Avenue Emile Zola opposite a café named “Café Regalia”.
    How to reach: The closest metro station is Javel – Andre Citroen (Line 10). Use exit 1 (sortie 1, right side). The easiest taxi address is for the cafe: 1, Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris.
    Your guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours t-shirt along with a logo or sign that would be easily identifiable.

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at Versailles

    Itinerary

    This tour departs from 1, Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris outside a café named "Café Regalia". The closest métro station is Javel-André Citroën (line 10). 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.

    Download the Location Map

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Train Transportation to and from Versailles
    • English-speaking guide
    • Bicycle rent
    • Versailles entrance fee
    • Audio guide
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Meals
  • Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Tours operate whether rain or shine, please dress appropriately.

    The tour starts outside the Javel-André Citroën metro station (line 10). Upon exiting, look for Cafe Regalia across the street. Your guide will be to the left of the café outside the metro stop. Street address 1 rue de la Convention.

    Your guide will be outside Exit 2 with a sign which reads Fat Tire Tours along with the logo.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • Customer Reviews

    • a really fun day!

      Even though our weather was not the best, our tour guide Nicole was amazing. She made it fun,informative and a great adventure. Loved the time we had at the market and the ride along th...

      janet williams, Canada
    • Best way to see Versailles

      Pleasantly surprised. We are not usually tour participaters but the guide, condition of bikes, length of tour were just great. We would never have seen so much of Versailles if we hadn'...

      Joanne Walter, Australia
    • Great experience

      We were looking forward to this day and it didn't disappoint. The grounds were expansive, the market was a blast, the others on the group had good enthusiasm and the picnic was fun.

      Anglea Michele Epp, Canada
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