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From Paris: Giverny and Versailles Palace Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From Paris: Giverny and Versailles Palace Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From US$ 151.13 per person

Combine a visit to Monet’s Giverny estate with a tour of the Versailles palace and gardens. Travel round-trip from Paris on a full-day small-group excursion.

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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
7.5 hours
  • Place du Trocadéro

  • 1 hour
  • Musée des Impressionnismes

  • Giverny (lunch)

  • 1 hour
  • Palace of Versailles (guided tour, free time)

  • 30 minutes
  • Place du Trocadéro

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • See where Claude Monet, the father of Impressionism, lived and worked
  • Skip the lines at Versailles and take a tour of the most important rooms
  • Enjoy a walk through the gardens of Versailles, among the finest in Europe
  • Explore the iconic sites with a guide and a small group
Full description

Take a guided tour of Monet’s Giverny estate and the Palace of Versailles on this day tour from Paris by air-conditioned coach. Save time with skip-the-line entrance to the Château de Versailles and its elegant garden. 

Be picked up from a centrally-located meeting point in Paris and board a spacious coach. Stop at the Monet Foundation for a short introduction to the estate. Take a walk around the lily pad pond and visit the artist’s ivy-clad house. Take a break in town where you can purchase a delicious lunch. Sit back and take in the views on the short drive to Versailles, a perfectly preserved example of French royal extravagance. Breeze past the long lines at Versailles with your fast-tracked entrance. Explore the this famous palace and follow your guide on a tour of the rooms where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette threw lavish soirées. Visit the private royal chambers. Enjoy a short tour of the gardens and then have the freedom to appreciate them further at your leisure. Depending on the day, you may experience the Fountain Show or the Musical Gardens.

Hop back on the bus and relax on the transfer back to your meeting point in Paris.

Includes
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Paris by comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Château de Versailles and its gardens
  • Entrance ticket to Monet’s house and gardens
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • Those using wheelchairs or having impairments requiring special assistance cannot be accommodated on the tour
  • Strollers or baby carriages cannot be accommodated on this group tour
  • Extra measures may restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, it is strongly suggested that you avoid bringing large purses, bags or backpacks on your tour
  • Skip-the-line access and careful planning limit crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change at short notice
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites and comply with local requirements. The local partner will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 157 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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These two venues together, Giverny and Versailles, are a big bite of French culture and delicious to chew. Definitely worth the combo if you only have half a day to spend on each--and frankly, we found that to be enough. Loved Monet's flower gardens and lily pond, and a glimpse into his daily environs! In complete contrast, Versailles' opulence, grandeur, and mere size was breathtaking. Our guide was excellent, and really made the epoch come alive. We would have liked to have heard the music in the gardens but it was sprinkling out (14 Oct 2022) and we really didn't have time. Excellent choice of tours, worth its price.

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October 28, 2022

Great day experience with with helpful and knowledgeable guides made this a wonderful experience. We traveled in a very comfortable coach and because of the excellent advice from the guides we knew exactly what to do and where to go. Their guided commentary was spot on and greatly appreciated. Can throughly recommend.

October 5, 2022

I was so happy with our Giverny & Versailles tours. Mary M and Carolina were excellent guides. I enjoyed the visits much more with the historical context, stories, and fun facts provided by the guides. The rides on the comfy bus gave much-needed recovery time during a long day. Also, the Versailles fountain show on Sunday was worth it! PS. Read the "where to arrive" instructions carefully. Google maps had me show up a half mile away.

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October 3, 2022

Product ID: 118759