You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Paris / Starting Point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Paris at a convenient time of your choice.
Château de Vaux le Vicomte
Admire a French estate was so lavish that it landed its original owner in jail for the rest of his life. The largest privately owned chateau in France
With its Renaissance architecture, the Fontainebleau is the only royal castle in France to be continuously inhabited for more than 700 years.
Dotted with unusual natural sites, Fontainebleau forest is a paradise for outdoor activities.
Paris / Starting Point
Château de Vaux le Vicomte
About the ride
Take a half-day trip from Paris to the metropolitan area of the city - Fontainebleau. The place is known for beautiful forests and the Royal Palace of Fontainebleau which is compared to the Palace of Versailles.
On the day of the trip, the Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Paris and give the complete tour in an air-conditioned, spacious car. All Welcome vehicles are equipped with Wi-Fi, water and light snacks, to ensure you stay hydrated and comfortable during the tour. During your ride towards Fontainebleau, you will have a chance to stop at the places of your choice. Upon your request, it is possible to have a lunch or dinner at the local restaurant, recommended by the Welcome Driver. At each stop, your friendly driver will answer all the questions you may have, share the local knowledge and more tips about each destination.
Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Paris.
First stop along the way can be the Château de Vaux le Vicomte. The biggest Chateau in France and one of the most magnificent ones.
In 2 hours the Welcome Driver will take you to Fontainebleau, a beautiful commune in France located 55 km Southeast of Paris.
Since this experience is a personal tour, you are free to decide on the places of visit together with your driver. You have an opportunity to stop anywhere you like along the way to Fontainebleau and enjoy the best of France according to your needs.
When you reach Fontainebleau, we suggest visiting the iconic place in the commune - the Palace of Fontainebleau. It is one of the largest royal castles in France with more than 1500 luxury rooms and covering 230 acres of parkland. Palace of Fontainebleau is a hidden treasure of France which locals compare to the Palace of Versailles.
The Palace of Fontainebleau is surrounded by a beautiful forest where you can stroll with your friends or family. This mixed forest covers the area of 280 km and is a home for thousands of flora and fauna species.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free Wi-Fi on-board
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees to the Palace of Fontainebleau
- Entrance fees for all attractions and beaches
- Lunch, other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of the visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in-depth information regarding historical facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
In the summer months, the sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas may have uneven or rocky ground.
Bring your Camera
Photography is permitted in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.
Accessibility & Special Needs
Should anyone in your group have special needs or have advanced accessibility requirements, please specify upon booking and we will make sure to accommodate your needs and customize your tour accordingly.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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