1. From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Bike Tour & Guide
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.