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Private Versailles Bike Tour

Private Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

Experience Versailles at your own pace, in your own style and with only your favorite people. On the Private Versailles Bike Tour, we curate the perfect day for you. As the saying goes, start as you mean to go on, and the day begins at your Paris accommodation so that you can sit back and enjoy. Let us take the lead and show you the very best of Versailles.

Perfectly Crafted for You

The Private Versailles Bike Tour is all about you, and just as no two people are the same, we believe no two tours should be the same. Travelling with children? Claiming our title of 'better than Disneyland' we guarantee fun, laughter and a full day of entertainment for your family. Planning a romantic day for two? While the story of Versailles is a tragedy, there is no denying the romance of French history, gardens, cycling, wine & cheese. And as hopeless romantics, we may have arranged a proposal or two... Hen's do, family gatherings, college reunions, a getaway with friends, we will customize an unforgettable day just for you. 

What's Included

Skip the Line

All Versailles tickets: Château, inner gardens & fountains, Marie Antoinette's Estate & Trianon.

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Expert Guide

It's like being shown around by a friend, who is super qualified, guides inside, has epic stories & great insider tips!

All Travel

Meet in Paris & travel together to Versailles. Train tickets to & from Versailles included. Bikes located in Versailles.

Wine & Cheese

Because the best way to experience culture is through food - and our local market has some of the best.

Tailored to You

Designed just for you, we create a day that is at your pace, all about your interests & is completely tailored to you.

Equipment

It's not much of a bike tour without a bike! Choose your size, colour & style, and helmet if you please.

What to Expect

Together we will escape the crowds of Paris to discover the local town of Versailles, whose history has been beautifully preserved. A quintessential French town, with a bustling food market at the heart of it. Explore the breath-taking gardens​ We will cruise through the expansive, stunning grounds of Versailles and wander through the world famous Royal Gardens. Hidden in the far corner of the Versailles grounds we will explore Marie Antoinette's hideaway - a life size doll house created for the most notorious Queen in French history. We will lay our picnic beside the Grand Canal, far from the crowds, where you can enjoy your spoils from the local market, and experience Versailles the French way. Skip the line to visit the Château And of course, the pièce de résistance, we will skip the notorious lines to Château. Your professional guide will then share with you the famous Hall of Mirrors, the King's bedroom, the Queen's Apartments and much more.

Start Times: at your chosen time.

Book with Confidence: 

Private tours can be canceled and fully refunded up to 7 days before the experience starts.

Have a Question?

Feel free to reach out and we're happy to answer any questions you may have.

You'll Love

Exploring the most beautiful Château and gardens in the world, VIP-style, with your own guide and at your own pace. Skipping the long lines into the Château to see the famous Hall of Mirrors, with your guide providing insight and stories at every turn. Enjoying the expansive & stunning Versailles grounds, far from the crowds.

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  • positive review An awesome day spent with this tour group. Everything was smooth, these guys are amazing. You must book with them!!!

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    Heather Lee Huffman-Yuellig

    5 star ratingAMAZING time in Paris Highly recommend this tour! Lola was a fantastic guide and really tailored the experience to us. My wife and I were able to experience Paris in a way we couldn't... read more

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    R1230GMaarona

    positive review the experience was incredible. my wife and I just ended our trip to Paris with the tour around the city. what I saw and learned is undescribable. Nikki, Stu and... read more

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    Frank Venturo
  • 5 star ratingFantastic bike tour of Versailles This is an overdue review of our bike tour in September. Nicolas was our guide for the day and he was fantastic. We really enjoyed the whole day,... read more

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    Annieco1

    positive review Tremendous day spent with Nikki and Stu! Highly recommend- they were lovely. We learned so much and enjoyed every moment!

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    Elizabeth Marchant Almodobar

    5 star ratingMagical night biking around Paris On our final night in Paris we had the absolute pleasure of joining Stu's evening bike tour. It was the perfect way to finish off our visit to this special... read more

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  • Really great bike tour! Niki and Stu both were welcoming and provided detailed descriptions, plus the boat at the end was great. Would definitely repeat and looking forward to explore... read more

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    Flor Siegfried

    positive review Absolute only way to tour Versailles!! Went to front of line, market tour to get our lunch was FABULOUS, guides SO knowledgeable of history! Unbelievable tour!! A MUST!! Clean, newer,... read more

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    Terry Funk McGee

    What a day we had with Stu (and Nikki)! Every detail was accounted for - from getting out to Versailles (and back), to skipping every headache-y line imaginable. Stu knows... read more

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    Laura Hipps
  • This was one of the best days we spent in France. Stu is a master storyteller and makes history come to life.

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    Cathy Mooney Koncurat

    5 star ratingThe HIGHLIGHT of our trip!!! All I can say is WOW. We didn’t just do one tour with these guys, we did TWO, and they were the highlight of our week in Paris. The night... read more

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    5 star ratingThe only way to tour Versailles I signed up for this trip after reading through similar ones. The reason I selected this tour was the organization of the tour. The tour started early with... read more

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Easy to find.

Our Private Versailles Bike Tour offers multiple starting points: Option 1 Meet at a café in central Paris & travel with your guide to Versailles by train: Le Paris Montparnasse 43 Avenue du Maine Paris 75014 Option 2 You guide will meet you at your Paris accommodation and travel by train with you to Versailles. Option 3 Prefer to travel to Versailles by car? We can arrange this for you.

Private Versailles Bike Tours FAQs

It is almost as if Versailles was designed with our bike tour in mind. The majority of our ride takes place within the Royal Gardens, where we can enjoy stress-free cycling, far from the traffic and crowds. Outside of the gardens, cycle paths weave their way throughout the town and are set on the footpaths, away from traffic.

We meet at a café in central Paris: Le Paris Montparnasse Café, 43 Avenue du Maine, 75014 Paris.

The café is across the road from Gare Montparnasse train station, which has excellent metro connections on lines 6, 12, 4 & 13. We recommend using the app CityMapper to best navigate the metro while you are in Paris, it is free to download & you can save journeys to use offline. Input the exact address to avoid any confusion – there are a few cafés with similar names! Do feel free to come earlier for a coffee & croissant to kick start your day.

Once in Versailles we saddle up on bikes that are stored at our base in Versailles.

Of course. All our tours of Versailles include a guided tour of the Palace with a fully licensed member of our team. We do not abandon you with an audio guide. We use earpieces so you can hear your guide, can ask questions & don’t miss a thing! If there is one Palace in the world to visit, this is the one!

Absolutely not, our bikes are located in Versailles. 

Yes, simply let us know in the notes section when you book and we will contact you with details of where and when to meet us in Versailles.

We provide all the essentials for your day in Versailles; all you need to remember is to pack your camera and some euros for your picnic lunch.

Yes, we include the inner gardens and fountain show as part of our tours. However, please note the fountains only turn on at set times, on set dates:

Every Saturday and Sunday from April 4th to November 1st 2020, and some exceptional dates (May 8th and 21st, July 14th 2020). 
-Every Tuesday from May 19th to June 23th 2020, and Friday April 10th 2020.

We still visit the inner gardens on days the fountains do not run as Versailles “was a garden before a castle, a feast before a garden, a night before a thousand suns. If you want to understand what Versailles, one must first walk through its gardens”.

No. All tickets, travel (including train tickets to and from Versailles), access to Versailles, the gardens, the Hamlet and the fountains are all included.

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