5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1314 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

One of the most relaxing and enjoyable moments of our 3-weeks trip in Europe. The organization was flawless and our guide as knowledgeable as personable. The bike ride around the park was simply amazing. The actual visit of the Chateau was quite daunting with such a large crowd but the fast-lane access was most welcome. Will definitively recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The best thing we did in Paris!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Highlight of our vacation. Terrific tour. Wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

A perfect blend of history, exploring, eating, and biking!! This was one of the highlights of our entire trip to Europe Italy and France. The Farmer's Market and eating by the Grand Canal on a perfect summer day added to the experience. The local bike tour company was in our book, one of the best tours that we have taken. Steve was our English speaking guide and made sure that our group of 29 navigated everything from the Metro to the streets and grounds of Versailles, safely. This was a perfect family activity for our teens and us! We highly recommend this tour! The only recommendation we would have is that when we attempted to find the Tour office, it took a few extra minutes since it was tucked away on a little side street.....a better explanation and/or a map of exactly where they are located would be good on their brochures........May not be suitable for very young children!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This tour was great, the team at the local tour company were very efficient both in the office and on the tour. Declan, our tour guide was very entertaining and informative. We loved the idea of the picnic on the grounds of Versailles and seeing the grounds from a different perspective. Would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This 6 tour was actually a 9 hour day. Well worth the price. I haven't rode a bike in years and this was very enjoyable. We rode throughout the grounds; had a picnic. After ride, guide walked us to tour palace on our own. I wasn't prepared for the swarm of people so didn't enjoy inside.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was such a fun and wonderful way to see the gardens. Our guide Patrick was great. The history lessons were awesome and he was so much fun. The picnic lunch was perfect. We had a fabulous day and this was my favorite excursion of our trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This tour was the highlight of my trip to Paris. Our tour guide, Dan, was amazing. He provided humorous and interesting historical context throughout the tour. He managed to keep our diverse group on time throughout the day and kept us sufficiently entertained. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This amazing trip was the highlight of our time on Paris and the ONLY way that I would recommend to visit Versailles.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Exhausting but so much fun! Our guide was superb!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great tour and great tour guide, William. Would highly recommend and skipping the line at the Palace of Versailles was priceless

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Awesome tour!! Going to the markets and the picnic lunch were amazing!! Only good way to see Versailles.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Steve was fabulous, and you could tell he was passionate about what he does. Herding a group of 20 is no small feat through the city transit either. He was attentive, very knowledgeable and did a great job of presenting everything during our tour. A fun day and best way to see these grounds!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Very well organised and great fun. Our guide was brilliant. I would definitely recommend this to anyone going to paris.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

My daughter and I loved this tour. We so enjoyed shopping for our French picnic and leaning about the history of Versaille. William our guide was knowledgeable, fun, and full of energy. I highly recommend this trip to visitors. PS You need to be in decent physical shape so you don't slow down others on the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Super, super tour! Viator was very accommodating since we wanted to meet the tour in Versailles rather than Paris. Our guide Daniel was great, good sense of humor, helpful and nice to everyone. He even carried our baguettes so nobody could steal our lunch while visiting the Petit Trianon! Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Declan was an awesome guide! The bike tour gave us the opportunity to see so much more than just the palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

It was one of the best experiences we had during the whole vacation. Our tour guide, Claudia, was the best

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

my favorite of the trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Even though we were unfortunate enough to snag a bad weather day, the tour of Versaille by bike is not to be missed. Going to the markets to buy our own produce for the picnic lunch, including a premium wine gave you a feel for the town itself. Our tour guide Paddy was fantastic, providing such great insights into the town, the palace and the various Kings/Queens of a particular time in French history. The picnic in the grounds was by far the best part, and that's despite the rain! Great work guys, we'd do it again!

Duke
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Was fun riding a bicycle around the gardens of Versailles. Before we even started on our bike ride, we stopped at the local Farmers Market and purchased items for a picnic. We then biked through the streets and into the Versailles gardens. After biking for awhile, we stopped along the Grand Canal and had our picnic and afterwards, toured the Palace of Versailles with the other 50 million folks. Only complaint was how crowed the Palace was. Still was lot's of fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great highlight of a 10-day trip in England and France. Our tour guide, Steve, used his knowledge, interpersonal skills, sense of humor and picnic-preparedness to make a memorable Sunday for a group of 20, ranging from 15 to 70. We were especially fortunate to be the first group to depart 1 of 8 on that July Sunday, so we got a nice early start on the train and in the parks.

Going to the market and riding on the Versailles grounds and having a picnic with a view of the palace were wonderful experiences. The palace was jammed with tourists as indicated by others on a July Sunday, but the skip-the-line access allowed us to minimize time in the crowds and move through to the gardens where Sunday brought the bonus of fountains operating throughout the gardens, with classical music playing from speakers which was fun, if not high-fidelity.

I took this tour with my 15-year-old granddaughter. Being 66, I wondered if the ride would be too strenuous, but the tour was broken into lots of small segments, broken up by descriptions of the landscape, picnic, etc. It was very doable and I would recommend it to anyone in decent shape who wants a special experience alone or with friends and family.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We cannot say enough great things about this tour. It was the highlight of our trip. Valentine was a wonderful guide, experienced in French history and great cheese. We had some challenges with our 5 year old and her ability to keep up with the group and he offered to take her on his bike. In the end we were able to sort it out with our group and make some great friends in the process. This tour was the absolute best and the highlight of our entire European vacation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Excellent. I loved the setup, with the picnic in the gardens, prior to visiting the palace. Our guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. I would suggest having the bikes ready for pick up in Versailles. It took a while until they brought them out and equipped them with baskets. Other than that, a really pleasant trip and overall day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Best tour ever!! Saw so much. Our guide Robin was wonderful...really made the day. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and wit was very refreshing. Picnic lunch was great. Highly recommend.

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