Versailles Domain Bike Tour with Palace and Trianon Estate Access | La Vacanza Travel

Versailles Domain Bike Tour with Palace and Trianon Estate Access

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Paris
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Overview

Discover the true beauty of Versailles on this full-day tour from Paris. Meet up at a train station in Paris and board the train to Versailles with your guide. You'll visit an award-winning French Farmers Market with fabulous food stalls. Leisurely cycle around the gorgeous 2,000 acres Royal Domaine of Versailles to see swaying wheat fields and lush green forests. Enjoy a picnic on the soft grass as you look out over a lake with swans in it. Visit two smaller chateaux called the Grand and Petit Trianon. Pet a sheep while you explore Queen Marie-Antoinette's adorable Private Farm village with thatched roof buildings. Learn all about the extravagance of King Louis and the French revolution from our fun and personable guide and, of course, visit the stunning Palace of Versailles with its famous Hall of Mirrors! All train and entrance tickets are included in our tour price.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

Once the royal Palace of France's most famous Kings, the Chateau of Versailles is simply outstanding. We'll make a timed entrance reservation for you and you'll be able to stay inside of the palace for as long as you want at the end of the bike tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Place du Marche Notre-Dame, 78000, Versailles France

Opened in the time of King Louis 14th, the Versailles Farmers Market is outstanding! Your guide will give you a market tour to get you familiar with where all the best foods can be found. Then you will have 30 minutes of free time to roam the brimming food stalls and pick up whatever you want to eat for the picnic that will happen later in the day.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Le Hameau de la Reine, Place d'Armes Parc du Château-de-Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

This was the hide-away of Marie-Antoinette! Seeking a complete break from royal life Queen Marie-Antoinette had this private farm village built so that she could pretend to be a commoner. You'll do a walking tour on the little paths through the village and farmyard and be able to pet some of the adorable animals that live there today such as the pigs, sheep, goats, geese, and cows.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jardins du Chateau de Versailles, Place d'Armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

With more than 2,000 acres of beautiful landscapes, fields of wheat and beats, an immense artificial lake, and perfectly trimmed trees the Royal Grounds will amaze you. We'll cycle around them in a leisurely way so that you can see the best of the Royal grounds without spending a lot of energy.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Le Grand Trianon, Porte Saint-Antoine, 78000, Versailles France

Built by Louis 14th as a summer house. This mini palace is where the French Kings would go to escape from the etiquette of the court but still be close at hand in case they were needed.
You'll learn about the Grand Trianon's history from your guide and then be able to go inside of it and explore the beauty of its French gardens full of flowers. Tickets into the Grand Trianon are included in the tour price!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canal, Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Enjoy your lunch while sitting in the soft grass gazing over the largest lake in Versailles. You’ll love the view over the lake of the Palace from this secluded part of the grounds.

This is where you'll eat the picnic supplies that you purchased earlier at the Versailles Farmers Market.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Le Petit Trianon, Porte de la Reine, 78000, Versailles France

Built for the King's favorite mistress Madame de Pompadour, this little chateau was later given to Queen Marie-Antoinette. You'll learn all about it from your guide and then have free time to explore inside and see where Marie-Antoinette used to sleep and eat. Tickets to the Petit Trianon are included in the tour price.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

Feel the breeze and smell the trees when you ride through the lush green of the Royal forests. You'll see where the French Royalty used to spend their afternoons hiding from court protocol hunting stag, pheasant, wild boar, and fox.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bassin d'Apollon, Parc de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

The Royal grounds of Versailles have dozens of fountains and water displays on them. The fountain of Apollo is the most famous one as it represents the Sun God Apollo rising from the darkness to bring light. the world. King Louis 14th called himself "the Sun King" because he thought himself to be like Apollo as he brought light and wealth to his country.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Mirrors were extremely rare and expensive in the 1700s. So when King Louis 14th had his main reception hall completely covered in them it showed his great wealth and extravagance to the world. You'll have free time to visit the famous Hall of Mirrors and be able to take the perfect selfie as a souvenir of your time in Versailles.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • Fun local guide
  • Bike and helmet rental
  • Tickets to Petit Trianon Chateau
  • Tickets to Grand Trianon Chateau
  • Access into Private Farm Village of Marie-Antoinette
  • Timed Entrance tickets to Palace of Versailles
  • Round trip train tickets Paris - Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Petit Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - Jardins du Chateau de Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Grand Trianon
  • Entry/Admission - Bassin d'Apollon
  • Entry/Admission - Le Hameau de la Reine

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities in French they are called "Pour boire" and guides love them!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please bring an ID for travelers under 18 years old
  • All Tour participants over the age of 9 years old MUST know how to ride a bike solo.
  • Children aged 6 months to 4 years old can sit in a child seat on their parents bikes. Infant seats are available if advised at time of booking.
  • Children aged 5 to 9 years old can: cycle solo, if capable, or on a tandem attachment bike.
  • Bikes are not allowed in the part of the gardens where the Fountain Show takes place, hence the Fountain Show it is not part of our tour. Access to the Fountain Show is included in the Adult tour price but NOT in the kids price. If you wish to go with kids you'll have to pay a 10€ add-on ticket directly at the entrance of the gardens after our tour is over.
  • Not recommended for travelers who weigh more than 270 pounds or 122 kilos.
  • Not recommended for travelers who have knee problems or trouble walking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

2 Rue de la Pépinière, 75008 Paris, France


Departure Time

08:30 AM


Return Details

Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 to 8 hours


User's Reviews

Charles_B

25 Apr, 2024

Our tour guide Guilliume was outstanding…funny and engaging. Although chilly on ride, it was well worth it. Picnic was fun for family.

carolyne546

24 Apr, 2024

This was just one of our favorite days. Arnaud was friendly and knowledgable. Our favorite was visiting the Versailles market and picking up our picnic lunch. Perfect day! Yes, in early March there are no flowers or running fountains but we still enjoyed our day!

Y8267VOscotth

24 Apr, 2024

Great tour of Versailles with Lena (an amazing guide!). The trip from Paris to Versailles was simple and easy. By biking the grounds and seeing the outer estates, along with shopping in the markets and picnicking, this was a great way to see Versailles. The outer estates are beautiful and much less crowded than the main Palace. With the timed entry it was easy to get into the Palace and wander on your own. Lena was a great guide who provided the right amount of information and balanced that with giving everyone time to explore. Lena was also great with our kids who enjoyed talking with her and racing her on their bikes. Highly recommend!

william t

24 Apr, 2024

Our guide, Guillaume, was excellent. The trip was impeccably planned, Guillaume's history lessons were great, timely breaks. Overall 5 star

pamelabX3929XB

23 Apr, 2024

We loved this tour from start to finish! Biking around the grounds was so much fun. Our guide was the BEST and we loved the history lessons along the way. Shopping in the market for our lunch was a highlight and then having a picnic on the grounds was so memorable. We would highly recommend this tour!

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