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Paris: Giverny & Versailles Small Group or Private Tour

4.4 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: ParisCityVision

Paris: Giverny & Versailles Small Group or Private Tour

Activity provider: ParisCityVision

From US$ 291.14 per person

Enjoy the elegance and beauty of Versailles, palace of the French royalty and the little village Giverny, where Claude Monet lived for most of his life. Experience the uniqueness of both places in small groups and with a multilingual guide.

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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Optional audio guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
From your hotel in Paris
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Versailles, the epic palatial complex of the French royalty
  • Visit the quaint village of Giverny, famous for the many artists drawn to the area during the 19th century
  • Discover Claude Monet's house, containing to truly beautiful gardens
Full description
Visit Claude Monet’s house and its magnificent gardens in Giverny. Be dazzled by the beautiful flowerbeds and see the famous water lilies and weeping willows in the water garden. Afterwards, explore the quaint village that attracted several Impressionist painters. Visiting Sainte-Radegonde Church where the artist is buried, and stop for a drink in a local coffee shop. Continue on to Versailles Palace visit the Sun King’s home – one of the most important French artistic achievements of the 17th century. A captivating guided tour will reveal the history behind this majestic Palace of Versailles. Here you will witness classic and baroque architectural styles. Explore King Louis XIV’s court and get lost within the magical Hall of Mirrors. Visit the outstanding designs at Grands Apartments and the beauty of the French gardens designed by Le Nôtre. Everything in Versailles inspires elegance, perfection and harmony: a genuine 17th century masterpiece and symbol of the Sun King’s absolute power.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for private option
  • Tour guide
  • Monet's house and gardens tour
  • Visit to Sainte-Radegonde Church and the Tomb of Monet
  • Lunch at Moulin de Fourges
  • Guided visit of the gardens at Versailles
  • Audio guided visit of the State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors
  • Entrance tickets
  • Entrance to gardens on fountain shows days
  • Pickup and drop-off for small group option
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The local guide reserves the right to change or cancel some of the circuits without any advance notice
  • Please note the pickup time indicated on the voucher is approximate and may vary up to 30 minutes according to the traffic in Paris
  • Choose between a public tour, a private tour of no more than 8, or a private tour of no more than 8, in your preferred language (if available)
  • · Please note that hotel pickup is only included in the private option
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Outstanding

The entire tour was organized in an exemplary manner, the tour guide was unique and very nice. The lunch together in a very nice atmosphere was also super-transparent for an offer of this kind. Only the visit to the palace in Versailles was disappointing, but it is not otherwise possible due to the local conditions.

May 6, 2014

Giverny was great, Versailles okay…

Monet's gardens were simply awesome! So magnificent. We were there early. Lunch at the mill was good. Good service. Versailles is magnificent, but unfortunately there are too many people. It was an unimaginable crowd. It's also full of modern art. That's unbelievable to me. If you haven't seen Versailles before, it's definitely a must, but I've had enough.

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August 5, 2012

We have taken multiple tours in Europe recently and this one, by far, has been the worst. First off, I would not call this a Small Group tour. Yes, it is a "public tour," but when you title the trip as a small group, I expect a small group. We initially started with 13 people for Giverny. Then, when we arrived at Versailles, we were combined with another group so we totaled 26. I don't see how this could be considered a small group tour. The first thing they do is hand you headphones so you can hear the guide. Unfortunately, the guide was also terrible. She had such a thick accent that she was impossible to understand. After a while, I just gave up because I had to listen so hard to understand her. In addition, most of the time she sounded like she was just reading off a script. Plus, we just rushed through Versailles and didn't really get to explore and enjoy the experience. This is an expensive "group trip" and I would highly advise choosing another one.

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October 8, 2021

Product ID: 10428