We would highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Elise, was so knowledgeable, helpful, and kind from the moment she picked us up at the train station, until the moment she walked us right up to the door of our outgoing train. She knew where to go and how to plan the day so that we would have time to hit all of the high points. Not necessarily easy to do with so great of an area and so much information to cover. We found ourselves completely engrossed in the stories she told, and of course wanting to hear more. It was also helpful for us "visual learners" that she had a notebook full of maps, illustrations, newspaper clippings, etc., to add to the experience. We were so moved by the entire day. Thank you Elise!
We were sooo glad that we did this bike tour of Versailles! Our guide, Jackson, was great, from start to finish. He was relaxed and engaging, explained everything thoroughly, and really knew his history. Everyone was friendly and helpful, and even though riding through Paris and getting on a train with our bikes could have been stressful, it was really fine with Jackson's excellent instructions and leadership. Shopping in Versailles at the little markets for our lunch was such fun, and it was so nice to be able to see the beautiful grounds, get away from the crowds, and enjoy a relaxed picnic by the canal. Jackson was also realistic with us about what to expect when we got into the palace (i.e. the crowds), and gave us helpful guidelines for how to negotiate that and what areas to focus on. We learned so much from this day and found it all quite fascinating!! We would definitely recommend this tour, even if it means having to give something else up to spend the whole day at Versailles. Coming toward the end of our trip, we were so glad that we chose to do something different like riding bikes, rather than trying to cram in yet another crowded stop somewhere else. Great job, Jackson