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Versailles Bike Tour with Palace & Queen Farm Entrance

1. Versailles Bike Tour with Palace & Queen Farm Entrance

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.

Versailles: Guided City Walking Tour and Palace Entry Ticket

2. Versailles: Guided City Walking Tour and Palace Entry Ticket

During this combo experience, you’ll discover the royal city of Versailles on a guided walking tour then enter the Palace of Versailles to explore elegant golden corridors and chandelier-lit rooms. As added perks, enjoy an audio guide and skip-the-line entry at the palace. After meeting your tour guide, start your day with a 1.5-hour walk through the city. Get to know the city's close links with the castle, its innovative urban plan, the Church of Notre-Dame, the historic market, the bailiwick, and the picturesque streets that surround it. Your walk will finish at the entrance of the Palace of Versailles, where your guide will give you your entrance ticket to discover the palace at your own pace. Use your included audio guide to learn more about this castle and its history as the residence of the kings of France. You can end your experience here or choose to add an optional entry to the palace estate’s gardens and Grand Trianon. Head outdoors for some fresh air as you stroll around this picturesque estate. 

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What people are saying about The Queen's Hamlet

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 51 reviews

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!

Ask for Arturo!! He was a great tour guide. We learned so much & had the best day. Highly recommend this bike tour. It was very windy & cold so we chose to eat in the restaurant instead of picnic.

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Cecelia was the most engaging, energetic, fun tour guide I’ve ever had. Her stores and the way she told us was so entertaining. Thank you for the great day!

Great walking tour. Laurent was a super nice guide. The insight into the history of the city made our trip to Versailles complete with a visit to the palace. Thanks a lot for this. :-)

Top tour! Absolute recommendation! Super nice people and everything was just right. An unforgettable experience. Thanks to the tour guide Thibaud! Gladly again sometime!