One of the highlights of our visit to France. Don't miss beautiful Giverny!
Had a wonderful time at Giverny. Very peaceful ride from Paris to the countryside via motor coach and thoroughly enjoy wandering the grounds and home of Claude Monet. Having seen his Japanese bridge and koi ponds in books over the years, it is exciting to now have seen it in person and to relive the wonderful trip to France. Magnifique!
Great trip. We had a great guide (sorry forgot her name) who provided great insights all the way to Giverney. Giverney itself is beautiful and Monets house and gardens stunning. We were blessed with a warm sunny day. Highly recommend.
Our tour left Paris on a drizzly Friday afternoon. Thankfully the weather was perfect when we arrived, we were very lucky.
The grounds were fairly quiet and I was lucky to get lots of photos without people in the background. I wasn't expecting that. what a bonus! It was so peaceful and you could certainly wander through the gardens all day there is so much to see.
The gardens themselves were better and more beautiful than I expected. There were flowers still in bloom, even though it was mid October and the stunning colours of the autumn leaves only added to the beauty.
The house was stunning and fairly easy to move through. Wow the views from the windows, how gorgeous. I recommend taking photos through the windows and use the window as your frame, the photos will be stunning.
The gift shop is worth a visit, I bought some calendars and regret not buying a print or two.
This tour is well organised and the tour director gave us perfect instructions on how to navigate the gardens ourselves or gave us the option of joining her on the tour. I opted to navigate myself and I am glad I chose this option because I could spend as little or as much time as I wanted in each area. She also gave us instructions on how to return to the bus and at what time.
This is a well organised tour. I highly recommend it.
Loved this tour. Monets garden and home was gorgeous. Not enough time for me though. Wanted to see Monets grave but not enough time to walk into village.
Knowledgable guide informed us about Monet's background and the history of his art and home on the 1 1/2 hour bus ride to Giverny. She showed us around Monet's gardens, then gave us plenty of time to roam and enjoy the gardens - still lovely in the Fall. Enjoyed the trip and tour.
Naomi N Australia
Great trip full of information but with time to explore on your own. We went on the last day of the season so we missed all the flowers in full bloom but the autumn colours were lovely and the
Japanese garden was very serene, just the place to sit and contemplate.
I enjoyed the commentary by the guide. The earphone and radio worked well. She was very attentive to the needs of the group. The bus was comfortable, and we even arrived back in Paris a bit early. The Monet house and garden were a delight. This was a dream come true for me.
A very enjoyable afternoon trip. Easy registration at the office ,although the lines were massive. We liked our guide and were able to tour the grounds on our own.
Good tour but the gardens are very crowded. Not the fault of the tour company obviously who provided a clean bus with informative guides. All was forgiven tho when you get that first look at the water lily pond, it's breathtaking.
Tour was excellent...maybe could be a little more information on Monet and his life, what kind of person was he, what were some of his struggles, so you get a better picture of Monet not just what he did and when.
Tour was great though!!!!
This tour was a highlight of our stay in Paris easy pick up point, good back ground information provided during the leisurely drive through the countryside. Gardens are just beautiful, and the tour allows plenty of time to explore the house, gardens and village. I have used Viator Tours in several countries and they are always good value and great service.
Sandra F Australia
Very organised. Friendly guides. English, Spanish and French languages catered for. Ample time to view Monet's home and garden which were magnificent. I used Viator for tours in 2014 while I was here visiting family and I will always use Viator when I visit Paris and recommend them to my family and friends in Australia.
An extraordinary opportunity to visit the gardens and streams that provided such inspiration to Monet.
This was a wonderful trip. Our guide was great. We had enough time to view the gardens and the house. Wish we had more time to walk into town to look around. The gift shop was expensive. For example, the little mirrors cost 3 times what they did at the kiosks in Paris. Maybe we should have been told that ahead of time.