Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Stu & Niki

9.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks, tickets, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can ride a bike & skip the line?

Join us to ride, taste & explore on this truly memorable day trip. Escape the crowds, explore the Château, gardens & discover secret places seen by few tourists and even unknown to Parisians!

We take the train to Versailles, hop on bikes to explore our beautiful town & award winning food market to eat crêpes, wine taste & shop like a local for a French picnic lunch. We ride through the breath-taking Royal Gardens, admire Louis' fountains, indulge in market treats whilst hearing all the gossip & scandalous tales of the French Royal Family.

Having worked up an appetite we lay out our authentic French picnic lunch by the Grand Canal. There is no better place to picnic & relax in the sun! Post picnic we Skip the Line to explore the Château: State Rooms, King's bedroom & Hall of Mirrors. We are proud to be one of the few tours licensed to guide inside.

Be prepared to taste local food & picnic like a royal in the sun!

If you are looking for a unique experience, out of the city, away from hoards of tourists, and want to make the most of your time in Versailles- look no further than this day trip.

GOOD TO KNOW:
-Group Size: limited to 12 Riders.
-Total Cost 130€: 100€ online to secure you spot, 30€ on the day for entry tickets.
-We adjust our entry time to the Château to best avoid crowds.
Other things to note
-We Skip the Line & Guide Inside the Château: we do not abandon you with an audio guide.
-Max 12 per group.
-30€ entry tickets to be paid on the day (cash).
-Full Food Market: Tues, Fri, Sun.
-Fountains: Sat & Sun.
-Wine & cheese tastings included, picnic at guest's cost
-Moderate Fitness.
Why walk with the crowds & stand in line when you can ride a bike & skip the line?

Join us to ride, taste & explore on this truly memorable day trip. Escape the crowds, explore the Château, gardens & discover secret places seen by few tourists and even unknown to Parisians!

We take the train to Versailles, hop on bikes to explore our beautiful town & award winning food market to eat crêpes, wine taste & shop like a local fo…

What's included

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  • Drinks
    -Wine & cheese tasting at our local market.
  • Tickets
    -Skip the Line Access & Pro Guiding Inside.
    -30€ to be paid on the day...
  • Transportation
    -Return Train Ticket: From the meeting point in Paris to Versailles and bac...
  • Equipment
    -Helmets (optional)
    -Rain jackets & good humor if the worst were to ha...

Meet your host, Stu & Niki

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Local to Versailles for 20 years & deeply passionate about France, travel, history, food & cycling. Following years as a Historian & official State Licensed Guide I founded Boutique Bike Tours to offer fun, bespoke off the beaten path experiences ideal for foodies, inquisitive adventurers & story lovers. We escape the crowds, skip the long lines & show off the very best hidden gems. We are excited to share with you our hometown, local knowledge & recommendations.

Versailles has a way of capturing the hearts of all who visit, we love it so much that we moved here & we hope you’ll love it too!

We pride ourselves in providing a personalised experience in small groups (max 12) with the best guides. More often than not we are fully booked. If this is the case please contact us at www.boutiquebiketours.com we may be able to accommodate you.
Local to Versailles for 20 years & deeply passionate about France, travel, history, food & cycling. Following years as a Historian & official State Licensed Guide I founded Boutique Bike Tours to offer fun, bespoke off the beaten path experiences ideal for foodies, inquisitive adventurers & story lovers. We escape the crowds, skip the long lines & show off the very best hidden gems. We are excited to share with you our hometown, local knowledge & recommendations.

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Where you'll be

The town of Versailles (our home!) to meet local market vendors & taste a range of cheeses & superb wines. We will then explore the Royal Gardens & Fountains, Marie Antoinette's Hamlet, the Trianons & the King's Château, home to the most powerful family in the world for over a century!

The stunning 2,000 acres of Versailles is far larger than most expect. Save your feet, see more with ease by bike and access places the crowds do not.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 1,436 reviews.

Katie
September 2021
This was a wonderful tour of Versailles. Stu, Niki, and Clara are phenomenal tour guides and I cannot recommend them enough! Very knowledgeable and you get to see so much of the city of Versailles and the palace. Book this magical visit and you will not be disappointed.
Melissa
September 2021
This is the only way to see Versailles! I've been to Versailles 16 years ago using the audio guide, and I can say that having a personal tour guide is 100% worth the money. Nicholas (Nico?) relayed French history and explained the paintings in the chateau in a way that made it fun and memorable. I highly recommend doing this experience on a market day. The food we got there was so good!
Turiana
September 2021
This is a MUST-DO on your trip to Paris. It was so much better than I thought it would be. Amazing locations, amazing historical story telling. The market and subsequent picnic was picturesque and gorgeous. During the COVID era, there are much fewer visitors so we nearly had the whole place to ourselves! Trust me and all the other reviews: DO THIS TOUR.
Debra
September 2021
FAB U LOUS!!! YES, YES, YES. You must do this bike tour. An amazing experience at the market, thru the town, the grounds and the Chateau. 5 STARS.
Paul
September 2021
Probably the best memory we have of our trip to Paris. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny, and an all around amazing. The tour was well worth the time and pride. The picnic in the gardens were breath taking and we’ll never forget it. With it being covid if felt like we were the only ones there, once in a lifetime opportunity.
Brian
September 2021
Amazing way to experience the grounds. Stu and Niki were fantastic hosts - personable, attentive, detail oriented and fun. We loved the market and opportunity to choose our own picnic. Would recommend 100 percent!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

30€ for entry tickets (cash or card).

An appetite & a camera are essential for this experience