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Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

The Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited attractions in France, but many tours only visit the palace itself. This full-day tour from Paris includes a visit to Claude Monet’s home Giverny; lunch at a spectacular riverfront location; a guided tour of Versailles; and a chance to see the popular Musical Fountain show.
  • Full-day Giverny and Versailles tour from Paris
  • Visit Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny
  • Eat lunch at the riverside Moulin de Fourges restaurant
  • Follow in the footsteps of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette on a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Explore the beautiful gardens and watch the Musical Fountain show (weekends only)
  • Great-value tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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Guided Tour in English inside the Palace of Versailles
Lunch with Drinks
Small-group tour (Groups of 18 or fewer)
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

41 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to the meeting point, close to the Eiffel Tower, to meet your guide and small group in time for a morning departure time. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minibus, relax on the journey to Giverny.

Start by visiting the former home of Claude Monet and learn more about the Impressionist master as you stroll the beautiful gardens, known for their pretty flowerbeds, lily ponds, and Japanese-style bridge. Next, stop for lunch (included) at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant, set on the banks of the Epte River, before continuing to Versailles.

Spend the afternoon exploring the magnificent Versailles Palace, starting with a guided tour of rooms such as Louis XIV’s suite and the Hall of Mirrors. Then, stroll around the beautiful gardens, and watch the famous Musical Fountain Show (every weekend from April to October).

Finally, return to Paris, where your tour ends back at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fondation Claude Monet
You will be driven from Paris to Giverny, in the comfort of an air-conditioned minibus, where you will start your day with the visit of Claude Monet’s property. Located at the edge of Normandy, about 50 miles north of Paris, Claude Monet’s Home is one of the most popular tour destination around Paris. There you will discover the famous gardens created by the most famous of the Impressionist painters often referred to as the father of Impressionism, though not the first to have painted in « a style that would become known as Impressionism ». You will enjoy the sight of the well-known Japanese bridge in the midst of its flowered paths and wather-lily ponds, and the house, with its pink crushed brick façade, where the leader of the Impressionist School spent 43 years from 1883 until his death in 1926. After a morning spent in one of this most inspirational settings, you will head off to the banks of the Epte River where you will have lunch at the lovely “Moulin de Fourges” restaurant, a 200-year-old mill. The architecture of this listed site, dating back to the 18th century, draws its inspiration from hamlet of Marie-Antoinette at Versailles.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palace of Versailles
In the afternoon, you will be driven to Versailles Palace, residence of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to enjoy a guided visit of Louis XIV’s suite, the Hall of Mirrors and more… After your guided tour inside the castle you will also have some remaining time to discover the famous “A la Française” gardens. The Musical Fountain Show takes place every weekend from April to October. During this period access to the gardens will be included to see the fountains and groves spring to life to the rhythm of the music: On Saturdays and Sundays from April to October + some additional dates (May 8,10, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 15)
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small Group Tour 18 persons max
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance.
  • Though the access to the castle is a priority access with a time reserved, you may still have to wait on arrival, especially during peak season, period during which there is a lot of visitors.
  • Clients must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.
  • Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, & there will be no refund if tour is missed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris TRIP
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Go on this tour unless you want to spend a lot of time in the Versailles gardens." See review
  • "This trip is definitely worth working into your vacation itinerary." See review
  • "Would highly recommend tour, pricey, but small group so much better." See review

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star-5
Great small-group day trip at a good pace, with a delicious lunch included.
Lilian_S
, Oct 2021
I did two day trips: this one and a larger group to Loire Valley. This one was far superior. It was a small group (just my party of three and two others). The tour guide was absolutely lovely, and she was very good at giving us historical context for the sights we were viewing. The van ride was smooth, and once we arrived at Monet's house we were allowed plenty of time to explore on our own. Lunch was a three-course meal including an aperitif, a bottle of red, and a bottle of white for the five of us. The food was great, and I even bought a bottle of the local cider because it was so good. The palace of Versailles was magnificent, and the tour route was brief but well thought out. We were allowed time at the end to explore the huge gardens before heading back. What I liked most was that the pace was almost perfect - we never spent too long in any place, but we never felt rushed and were able to really appreciate the sights. I would definitely recommend this day trip to anyone interested in Monet or Versailles!
star-5
Wonderful Outing - money well spent!
Susan_C
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide, Isabel, was incredible. She had a wealth of knowledge of both Giverny and Versailles, as well as history of France and Paris. She made the trip interesting and memorable. Lunch was delicious and very generous. I highly recommend this day trip.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Susan, Thank you very much indeed for this review ! We are so glad Isabelle's knowledge met your expectations and that she managed to make your trip interesting and memorable! Isabelle will surely enjoy reading such a good feedback from you. Make sure to contact us next time you come to France and we'll be happy to welcome you on one of our other numerous tours, to visit other areas such as Champagne, Normandy, Burgundy, Loire Valley, or simply on a guided visit at the encounter of some hidden gems of our beautiful Capital City Paris. All the best, Arnaud and the entire Team of PARIS' TRIP - www.paris-trip.com
star-5
Loved Giverny and the...
Donald_B
, Sep 2021
Loved Giverny and the lunch was fantastic. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, but by the end of the day at Versailles, we were overloaded with information so the cliff notes version would have been fine so that we could have enjoyed equal time in their beautiful gardens.
star-5
Amazing.
Gertrude_R
, Sep 2021
Michelle was the most amazing tour guide. Her knowledge is remarkable. She was kind and helpful. I would recommend a tour with her to everyone I know.
star-5
Worth every penny
Faith_B
, Sep 2021
1. Lovely drive out to Giverny and Versailles. Very scenic and picturesque. 2. We had enough time to wander the grounds at Monet’s house, and the town. 3. The meal at Moulin de Fourges was amazing. Beautiful plating, great wine, and they made chicken and potatoes look completely new and amazing. 4. Great tour of the palace at Versailles (even in a massive crowd) and just enough time to shop and enjoy the gardens. Isabel was a lovely guide and it was fun listening to her talk about Paris, Monet and Marie Antoinette. The next time I come to Paris I will make sure to book tours with this company again.
star-5
Loved it
Ruth_C
, Jul 2021
I loved Claude Monet house 😍 Versailles was beautiful and our guide was great. The lunch was excellent
star-5
Tour of Giverny and Versailles
Marilyn P
, Nov 2019
Wonderful tour! Yvonne, the driver and tour guide, was personable and knowledgeable. Very good English speaker. Great idea to pair these two venues of Monet's lovely home and gardens in Giverny and the fabulous palace and gardens of Versailles. Lunch in between at the charming restaurant on the river was a treat.
star-5
Great experience!
carpenter3342
, Nov 2019
Tour guide was great! Everything went smooth and easy. You don't really get much time in the gardens at Versailles. That was the only downside.
star-4
Rosanne was an incredible and knowledgeable guide
dreeuwijk24
, Oct 2019
We enjoyed our tour. Roseanne drove us in a very comfortable VW van and lunch was good. Our only complaint is that there is no guided tour at giverny, which is what we expected. The tour at Versailles was wonderful and we learned a great deal about French history. The weather in October was a bit dreary, definitely suggest September instead.
star-5
Wonderful full day tours of both sites.
charlespU4854IM
, Oct 2019
A full day at both spots. Tour guide was exceptional. Both tours were informative and done with knowledgeable info of Monet’s home and Versailles’ history. Both of us enjoyed the tour of the two sites.

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