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Versailles Bike Tour with Palace & Queen Farm Entrance

4.8 / 5

52 reviews

Versailles Bike Tour with Palace & Queen Farm Entrance

Activity provider: Blue Fox Travel
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From US$ 103.30 per person

Skip the lines of the Palace of Versailles and grounds on an 8-hour bike tour, with transfers from Paris. Go to a local farmers market to purchase fresh French produce for a picnic lunch on the lake, see Marie-Antoinette’s private farm, and much more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
5.5 hours
  • Paris

  • 35 minutes
  • Traditional market

  • 45 minutes
  • Picnic

  • 20 minutes
  • Grand Trianon (visit)

  • le Petit Trianon (visit)

  • The Queen's Hamlet (visit)

  • 20 minutes
  • Palace of Versailles (free time)

  • 35 minutes
  • Versailles

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
End point
Highlights
  • Explore the formal gardens and extensive grounds of the Palace of Versailles by bike
  • Visit the farmers market in Versailles town to select fresh produce for a picnic lunch
  • Skip the lines and see the opulent interior of the Palace of Versailles at your own pace
  • Go to Marie-Antoinette’s private village and farm, hidden in the Royal Grounds
  • Learn about the scandals that started the French Revolution
  • Escape the crowds on a small group tour
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the King's Apartments and Hall of Mirrors
Full description
Explore the 2,000-acre grounds of the Palace of Versailles on a full-day bike tour from Paris with a skip-the-line ticket, and discover the unrivaled opulence of the Sun King’s royal residence. Following your transfer from Paris, start the day at the farmers market in the town of Versailles. Select the produce you want for a picnic lunch later in the day, choosing from the mounds of cheeses, fresh fruits, charcuterie, and more. Then, it’s time to cycle the landscaped grounds of the Palace, cruising effortlessly from one picturesque spot to another on lightweight aluminium bikes. Your guide will take you to the outhouse chateaux of the Petit and Grand Trianon, and show you Marie-Antoinette’s private village and farm. Pedal through sumptuous landscapes, ending with a look inside the Chateau of Versailles itself. Here, you will be given plenty of time to focus on what interests you most, using the audio guides to explore at your leisure. Feel free to take a rapid tour in 30 minutes, or loiter for 3 hours to marvel at the Hall of Mirrors, Marie-Antoinette's bedroom, the King’s Royal chambers, and more. Learn about the life, legends, and scandals of the decadent Sun King (Louis XIV) and Marie Antoinette, and the resulting French Revolution that brought about the beheading of the French Royalty.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line access to the Palace, both Trianon summer houses and Marie-Antoinette’s estate
  • Audioguide
  • Train tickets to & from Versailles/Paris
  • Bike rental
  • Helmet
  • Local guide
  • Gloves and rain Ponchos
  • Market purchases for lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet with your guide in central Paris, outside of a train station named Gare Saint-Lazare, in front of Starbucks Coffee, located 2 Rue de la Pépinière.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • At the end of the tour, you'll be free to visit the Palace at your own pace and spend more time in the gardens (additional cost on Fountain Show days). You'll be given easy instructions, a map and a train ticket in order to go back to Paris whenever you want to. The last train leaves Versailles around 11:00 PM.
  • This is an outdoor activity and the tour runs rain or shine, please dress according to the weather: gloves and hats in winter.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Don’t expect a comfy bike seat or a comfy, smooth ride as you explore. The tour guide was great - - I’m here for you Eric! He made the trip fun and entertaining, he answered so many questions and gave many opportunities for questions from the group and individually. He also had a wine opener and cups - A+ on that anticipated need of the group. My only qualm besides the bike seat itself was that the tour ended at the palace and not back at the train station.

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April 15, 2022

If you want to see Versailles, this is the way to do it. This tour was absolutely the best and our guide, Cecilia was spectacular. She made the day fun and educational (we had our 10 year old son with us) through her storytelling of Versailles history. The bike ride through the grounds was not strenuous at all and it's a nice easy pace. The markets in the town of Versailles and shopping for our picnic lunch was also a highlight of meeting different vendors and buying all the incredibly fresh food and wine to enjoy later. You do not want to miss out, so make sure you go with Blue Fox Travel!

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April 3, 2022

It was the highlight of our holiday trip!!! Cecilia was our guide, super attentive to everyone taking thw tour: curious kids as well as grown ups. I signed up with my friend and had lots of fun riding the bikes, putting together our picninc basket and just learning and walking with the group. I would 1000% do this again!

January 6, 2020

Product ID: 46332