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This tour was truly amazing! My husband, two sons (11 and 13) and I found it yo be the highlight of our entire vacation! Taking a train from Paris to Versailles, riding bikes to a French countryside market to but hot baguettes, pate, cheese, and wine followed by beautiful bike ride!
The tour operators cannot control the weather, but the weather gods held us in highest esteem for our day tour! Our guide, Dan, was a delightful, knowledgeable and witty host! We loved our first and most important stop of the day-the Versailles market where whatever you wanted to eat or drink at lunch break along the Grand Canal could be found; and Dan had plenty fabulous recommendations! 8 miles of biking didn't feel like 8 miles most likely because every turn gave jaw dropping views. The tour of the palace at the end of the day was almost anticlimactic as we'd taken in so much beauty, history lessons and new found friends.
This was the highlight of our time in Paris. Our tour guide Bill could not have been better! I highly recommend this tour.
Absolutely brilliant! The ONLY way to see Versailles. Just do it, OK? Book now. You certainly won't regret it. Our English guide (I wish I could remember his name, but he is the tall curly haired guy who kept comparing his long locks the Louis XV) was witty, fun and very knowledgeable. A great host.
This was a very enjoyable and leisurely ride. Drew, our guide, did a very nice job of giving us the proper historical perspective without droning on. The trip to the market and the subsequent picnic were highlights. Our group did a pretty good job of jelling together...who knows...perhaps it was the wine. After the ride, we were on our own to tour the palace. Impressive, but doing the crowd shuffle got old.
Absolutely one of the the highlights of the trip. Our guide Claudia was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and very personable. The garden tour; the visit to the hamlet; the picnic on the Grand Canal; and the tour of the palace - all outstanding. Highly recommended. The one concern we had was getting directions to the bike location, but after getting there, it was well worth our initial anxiety about finding the meeting place.
Excellent itinerary and friendly guide made this tour so very worthwhile going on. The amount of cycling was very manageable and had excellent picnic lunch from supplies bought at the local market. Exceeded all my expectations!
This Versailles bike tour was one of the Best ideas we've ever decided to do! Everything about it was excellent and well organized! Would HIGHLY recommend this bike tour! Only way to see all of Versailles!
Our tour guide, Anya, was professional, knowledgeable, and lot's of fun. It was my husband's and my favorite activity while in Paris. Just wish we had not scheduled another event so that we could have stayed at Versailles longer on our own.
FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE! Fat Tire Tours are great people with wonderful itineraries all over Paris! Wish we had done another tour with them...Versailles outdoor market was a big highlight of this tour...out lunch was the best on the entire trip from this market! LOVE THIS TOUR! Thank you!
Great day - even the rain couldn't dampen the experience. Jeff our guide gave us a plethora of information and we saw more of the Versailles grounds than most visitors. Highly recommend - though beware there is some riding on roads so those not too happy on a bike should not attempt this tour
Had a wonderful time on this bike tour. Ben was our guide and he was so knowledgable about the history of Versailles. Enjoyed a wonderful picnic on the grass beside the canal. Open air market that we stopped at to get our picnic supplies was incredibly outrageous, ($17.00 euros for a basket of grapes and cherries, and $35.00euros for 2 cooked chickens). But the wine was cheap- only $5.00 Euros, which made up for overpriced chickens! Just have to expect the cost of food is high and go with it.
Would definitely recommend this tour.... Great way to see Versailles.
Our tour guide Anaya was incredible. She knew all about the Palace and the French and shared her stories. Offering us many insights into the history of the Palace. The bike tour was the BEST as it is really the only way to see the tremendous beauty of the Palace. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!!!
Great day out. By far the best way to see Versailles. Our guide was Onya (maybe wrong spelling) and she was very helpful and a great guide. Only downside was the amount of people crammed into the palace, it was very claustrophobic and they just seemed to be letting more and more in which meant you could really look at much as you were pushed along with the crowd.
Our guide Dan was great, made history fun. Definitely the only way to see Versailles
We had a fabulous day with our guild Drew. The ride was easy and our picnic was amazing. No crowds and plenty of space to spread out from our group.
The best. Highly recommend. Magic gardens at Verseilles and the Palace fabulous. Lots so crowds but part of the day. Picnic lunch from the Verseilles markets was delicious and top products brought there.
We enjoyed hearing the history of Versailles presented in a way that kept our children involved and interested, and we all loved to be traveling by bicycle!
Guide Rick was excellent. It poured the whole day but still terrific. No better way to experience Versailles and Louis IV deep pockets....
Christie our guide was the best. Kept us entertained and was very informative. Best day ever. Highly Highly recommend anyone to take this tour. Very nice to stop off at the market to pick up picnic supplies. Market has a good variety of delicious food, and its fresh. Bike ride is relaxing as there are few people in this area.Best way to see Versailles!
This tour was incredible--it's operated by a great company. Our guide was awesome and we had a fantastic time seeing the gardens and castle.
This was the ABSOLUTE best day of our 16 day vacation. Our guide DARCEE was phenomenal...enthusiastic, fun, interesting and great with our 2 kids ages 10 and 12. The bike tour was a fabulous way to get away from the huge crowds and have a breathtaking, personal experience on these beautiful grounds. She also gave us the option of staying in the Palace as long as we wanted - but an hour was more than enough time to see it all. Thank you Viator for making this day possible!
Fantastic tour with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide, Drew. I consider that this was the best way to see the Palace, especially the grand canal. I found the palace interior rather crowded compared to the grounds. We saw aspects of the palace that you would not have seen unless you took this tour. Definitely recommend, worth every euro!