Come with us to enjoy the wonderful flexibility of touring with a knowledgeable guide from Paris to Versailles on Vespa scooters, stopping to see what you want along the way.

Paris hotel pick-up is included and you'll travel on your Vespa south along the Seine and then westward through lovely French countryside. Feel like royalty because this is the same route French kings would travel from Paris to the palace at Versailles.

See the best of Versailles and the countryside surrounding it before returning to Paris in the late afternoon.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Vehicle
(Per Vespa, 1 Driver Per Vespa, Ages 18+ with Valid Drivers License, Max 2 Per Tour):
$339.06
Vehicle
(Per Vespa with 1 Driver and 1 Passenger, Riding Double, Driver Age 18+ with Valid Drivers License, Minimum Passenger Age is 12, Max 2 Vespas Per Tour):
$395.74

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Tour / Activity Details

7 hours
10:00 am - Tuesday through Sunday (Mid February through December

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Complimentary pick-up and drop-off are included for Paris hotels and train stations.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Important:

  • To drive a 50cc Vespa, you will need to be over 18 years or age and hold a valid automobile driver's license.
  • To drive a 125cc Vespa, you will need to be over 20 years of age and have held a motorcycle license for at least 2 years. A French law started January 2011 provides that you cannot drive a 125cc scooter without a motorcycle license.
  • To be a passenger on a Vespa, the minimum age is 12.
  • The person in whose name the tour is ordered must present a major credit card (Visa or MasterCard) in their name on the day of the tour for authorization to cover the insurance deductible. The amount of the deductible will be taken as a hold (not charged) on the credit card. The hold will be removed once the Vespa is returned in its pre-tour condition.
  • Your outfitter is not licensed to, and does not provide, scooter riding lessons.

 

Versailles Tour

Your guide will meet you at your hotel with your Vespa for the day at the agreed time. After completing the paperwork, he will make sure you know how everything works, and advise you on French road rules and driving with a passenger.

You and your guide will set off through the Bois de Boulogne, towards the Seine, traveling south along its banks, and then head west towards Versailles, winding through some picturesque French towns, lakes and forest. This is the same route Louis XIV would take when traveling from Paris to Versailles.

Arriving into the town of Versailles, the Vespas will be parked in front of the Grille d'Honneur to enjoy a brief walk through the gardens and fountains. Then, you'll drive through a secret side entry on the grounds of the Chateau of Versailles and drive your scooter up to the entrance of the Grand Trianon and Chateau of Marie Antoinette, and along the banks of the Grand Canal!

You will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the country villages, churches, and farms that surround Versailles. This special part of Ile de France offers a picturesque slice of the "French campagne." It's incredible to think you are only 45 minutes from Paris!

For lunch, the tour can either stop at a traditional French restaurant or pick up some snacks at the Versailles market and eat them on the banks of the Grand Canal. The price of lunch is not included in the tour price.

Saturday Only: if desired, your guide can time the tour to arrive at the Chateau in time to see The Grandes Eaux - the enchanting show of the Chateau's fountains running in full-play with a musical background. The fountains are turned on for only an hour during weekends only from April through October. Cost of entry to the fountain show (not included in the tour price) is 8 €.

 

Vespa Scooters

Both the 50cc and 125cc Vespas are the exact same size, and are large enough for 2 people to ride together. The 125cc has the larger engine and is heavier.

 

Pricing Options

Prices include your guide, use of the Vespa, 2 helmets, fuel, insurance, gloves and wet gear, plus start and finish from your hotel.

The Vespas seat two people and there are different rates for one driver only and one driver plus a passenger riding in a sidecar. Each Vespa must have a driver.

Should your party be an odd number of persons and the extra person only wants to be a passenger, they may ride behind the guide for the passenger rate.

Included with each Vespa is a helmet (required by law) and a U-lock with chain. Helmets are the Vespa Grandtrismo scooter model. They are all relatively new and are cleaned and de-odorized regularly.

You have the option of paying the Upgrade fee and keeping the Vespa for touring on-your-own for 24 hours after the tour concludes. At the end of the 24 hours rental period, we will pick up the Vespa from your Paris hotel.

 

Helmet Sizes

Each driver and passenger must wear a helmet, which will be provided. You will be asked on the Order Form to provide helmet sizes for each member of your party. Here are sizing guidelines for the various helmet sizes:

  • Small - 21.4 inches or 54 centimeters to 22.4 inches or 56 centimeters
  • Medium - 22.4 inches or 56 centimeters to 23.1 inches or 58 centimeters
  • Large - 23.1 inches or 58 centimeters to 23.9 inches or 60 centimeters
  • Extra Large - 23.9 inches or 60 centimeters to 24.7 inches or 62 centimeters

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a international driver's license? -- There is no requirement to hold an international driver's license to drive one of the Vespas. You DO need to hold a valid license from your home jurisdiction.

Will you meet me at a Paris train station? -- Yes, complimentary delivery and collection may be arranged from any of the major train stations in Paris.

Is there complimentary delivery to and collection from CDG airport or any suburban areas of Paris? -- No, but delivery to and collection from CDG airport and some suburban areas of Paris may be arranged for a fee to cover additional travel time. To make such arrangements, a phone number will be provided on your E-Ticket.

Can we request a specific color Vespa? -- Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee specific colors.

Is it difficult to find parking in Paris? -- No, Paris has plenty of specific scooter parking all over the city. At most of the monuments, it is directly in front...so very convenient. Though you will see many scooters parked on the sidewalks, we do not recommend doing this as it is a parking violation and you may get a ticket.

Is it safe to park the scooter overnight? -- Yes. Most parts of Paris are safe, and we supply you with a U-bolt lock and chain for security against theft. The U-bolt lock will go through the wheel and the chain can be used to attach the scooter to a pole.

What if it rains on the day of our tour? -- The tour will be postponed and moved to a different day. If you are unable to do the tour of a different day you will be refunded.

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Complimentary pick-up and drop-off are included for Paris hotels and train stations.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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