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.

Versailles has a way…
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Tue., Aug. 3
$155 per person
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This time is popular
$155 per person
Sat., Aug. 7
$155 per person
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This time is popular
$155 per person
Sun., Aug. 8
$155 per person
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Join 5 other guests
$155 per person

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 1,310 reviews.

Dawnyll
August 2021
We had a great day! We could have never figured out the logistics of this on our own. Our guide was excellent, we loved the market. The picnic will always be a sweet memory of our time in France. We were able to see everything in one day which was perfect!
We had a great day! We could have never figured out the logistics of this on our own. Our guide was excellent, we loved the market. The picnic will always be a sweet memory of o…
Gosia
July 2021
We had an amazing time with Niki and Stu! Both hosts are very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely a highlight of our trip :)
Kody
July 2021
This experience was amazing! If you are in the Paris area you have to see Versailles with Stu and Niki! They are so passionate about the history of the Chateau and you can really tell. They also just make you feel like you are friends visiting them and telling you all about there home area, it makes it super comfortable and enjoyable! I can’t say enough good things about them and the experience. It exceeded our expectations and we were sad when it was over! Highly recommend!
This experience was amazing! If you are in the Paris area you have to see Versailles with Stu and Niki! They are so passionate about the history of the Chateau and you can really t…
Shauna
July 2021
Such a magical day! Riding bikes through Versailles and shopping in the market were unforgettable. Very educational and informative. Can’t wait to visit again!
Sophie
July 2021
Fantastic experience seeing Versailles Castle and the gardens in a unique and unforgettable way. Highly recommended (especially now that the crowds are so low).
Mohammad
July 2021
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! If you're in Paris, you must partake in this experience. Not only is Versailles magical. But Stu, Niki, and Lola make it 10 times more magical. They are lovely people who are extremely knowledgable and love what they do. Moreover, biking through Versailles is definitely the way to go. The grounds are huge and there is no way you can cover all of them by foot. Furthermore, Stu, Niki, and Lola are extremely knowledgable and will teach you so much about the history of the palace and France. Finally, Stu took us inside the palace at the end of the day when the crowds had dissipated. Therefore, we had the entire palace to ourselves (unbelievable). I HIGHLY recommend this experience. Be there (with Stu, Niki, & Lola) or be square.
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! If you're in Paris, you must partake in this experience. Not only is Versailles magical. But Stu, Niki, and Lola make it 10 times more magical. They are lovely peopl…

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  • Tue., Aug. 3
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $155 per person
  • Sat., Aug. 7
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $155 per person
  • Sun., Aug. 8
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $155 per person
  • Tue., Aug. 10
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $155 per person
  • Tue., Aug. 10
    10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    $155 per person
  • Sat., Aug. 14
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $155 per person
  • Sun., Aug. 15
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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    $155 per person
  • Tue., Aug. 17
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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