Day trip

From Paris: Small Group Tour to Giverny & Versailles

Activity provider: Normandy Melody

From Paris: Small Group Tour to Giverny & Versailles

Activity provider: Normandy Melody

From US$ 246.73 per person

Discover Versailles and Giverny with a private professional guide. A small group, full-day tour to appreciate two of the most popular day trip destinations outside Paris – Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles and Monet's garden in Giverny.

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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover Giverny and Versailles by minibus on a full-day excursion
  • Visit Claude Monet's House, Gardens and Studio in Giverny
  • See Versailles and its gardens with skip-the-line admissions
  • Explore King Louis XIV's Palace, the King and Queen’s grand apartments, and the Hall of Mirrors
  • Enjoy an exclusive experience in Versailles: one of the most iconic sites in French culture
Full description

After a meeting point with your guide in Paris, board the minivan for the drive (roughly 1.5 hours) to Giverny where you will then walk in the footsteps of Claude Monet. When you arrive at Claude Monet's house and gardens, you are free to wander through the rows of vibrant flowers in front of the home and stroll over to the water lily pond and Japanese bridge, which you'll recognize from some of Monet's most famous paintings. Take in a variety of vegetation, including cherry trees, tulips, roses, wisteria, weeping willows and irises. Inside the house, you can see the kitchen, dining room, living spaces and bedrooms and admire his collection of Japanese prints on the walls. The leader of the Impressionist movement of the 19th century, Monet introduced more perception, emotion and light into art of his age, and he spent almost 40 years developing his Giverny property. You can also take a look at his workshop. After Giverny, take a midday break for lunch at the Moulin de Fourges, an 18th-century mill on the Epte River outside Giverny that has been transformed into a restaurant and inn. From there, continue your tour to Versailles. The opulent Palace of Versailles was once the home of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. On a tour of their extravagant apartments, try to imagine daily life for the royal family. Walk through the famous Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Apartments, the Queen's Apartments and more as your guide helps bring history to life for you. Enjoy some free time to wander through the expansive gardens behind the palace at Versailles before your day trip concludes and you travel back to Paris.                                     

  • Licensed Professional Driver Guide
  • Guided visit of the Palace of Versailles
  • Guided visit of the House and the gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 persons per booking
  • Guaranteed skip the lines
  • Lunch and tips are not included in the price
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
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This was a wonderful tour of both Giverny and Versailles with seemingly perfect timing being first in the doors for the opening of the Gardens and missing most of the crowds that grow throughout the day.

April 7, 2020

Great tour, excellent guide, wonderful day!

July 11, 2019

Everything was perfect

May 31, 2019

Product ID: 83160