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VIP Versailles Bike Tour from Paris with King's Apartments Access

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    Connect with your guide at Paris’s Dupleix Métro station in the morning, and together hop on a Versailles-bound train with included round-trip tickets. After arrival in the famous leafy suburbs, pick up your rental bike and helmet and pedal to a renowned market for French picnic provisions (own expense). Bike through some of the town’s more than 2,000 acres of tree-lined paths to reach the Queen’s Hamlet, a private rural retreat built for Marie Antoinette. See the replica farm where the queen once frolicked as a faux shepherdess, as well as her Trianon and Petite Trianon residences.
    Take a break for a picnic in the sprawling, elaborately manicured gardens of Versailles near the end of the Grand Canal, where you can enjoy fantastic views of ponds, fountains, and statuary. In the afternoon, skip the lines with reserved entry to the UNESCO-listed chateau, and begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of King Louis XIV’s apartments, including a section that is not open to the general public.
    Afterward, explore other areas of the opulent palace at your leisure, including the resplendent Hall of Mirrors, Marie Antoinette’s bedrooms, and other royal apartments. Walk in blue-blooded footsteps on a stroll through the formal gardens before reconnecting with your guide for the return train ride to Paris, where the 8- to 9-hour tour concludes in the early evening back at the Métro station.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My family of five (ages 11-58) went on the VIP bike tour to Versailles. It was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. Our guide was Eddie and he was fabulous. He was careful, fun, funny, attentive, and so knowledgeable about history...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank chrislregan
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    After 100+degrees heat days we were so very lucky to catch a beautiful mid 80s and sunshine day. Our tour guides, Eddie, was entertaining and provided energetic historical perspective. He was the highlight of the day! The lunch along the canal was perfect with a...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank cj2speak
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This was recommended by a friend and was amazing and I would say a MUST DO! Our kids are 8&10 and they would not have enjoyed an entire day in Versaille without this tour. We stopped at an amazing little market where Elia our tour...More

    Thank chinesefever88
    Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

    We highly recommend this tour! Short train ride from Paris and then biking around the gardens of Versailles was so much fun. We even had a relaxing picnic by the lake. This is a definite must do in Paris and definitely go with Fat Tire...More

    Thank 979neiln
    Reviewed 4 June 2019

    We've taken several Fat Tire Tours and this one was disappointing. The meeting spot was crowded with several other tours and we ended up with folks who were not supposed to be in our group. We had to wait while that all got sorted out...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    14 September 2018|
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    Response from shelbel04 | Reviewed this property |
    We had the VIP Versailles Train and bike tour. We got to go in special door at Palace and bypass all the long outdoor lines. Our group had private tour of parts of the palace that most did not see. Then 2nd 1/2 of palace... More
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    21 August 2018|
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    Sorry! Just seeing this. I believe the market is open every day, but double check with the tour company. Go on a weekday. The lines are horrendous all the time, but the weekend is the worst!
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    15 August 2018|
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    Response from motogirlm | Reviewed this property |
    There we maybe a dozen and a half in out group, mixed children and adults. FYI the kids did a much better job of keeping up with the guide than a good portion of the adults *in all three of the tours we took*. In fact in... More
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