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Wonderful! We had a blast. The house and grounds are not to besides and our guide, Costigan made the trip even better!
Fabulous day - can highly recommend this trip as it was one of the highlights of my stay in Paris. Jason was a great guide. The bike ride is very easy and the day well spaced with time enough for everything on the agenda.
Fortunately it was one of the sunny day we had during our week in Paris. Our guide, Costigan, couldn't have been better. He was personable and very knowledgeable. The entire excursion went smoothly and we enjoyed the picnic by the Seine and the bike trip to Giverney. Of course, Monet must take some ot the credit for this tour. His gardens were marvelous and Giverney itself was quite quaint. This was the only excursion we took outside of Paris and it is well worth it.
The tour was absolutely perfect! Our guides, Kit and Justin, were wonderful.
Giverny and Monet's Garden bike tour was the highlight of my entire Paris trip!
Just note that you meet at an above ground train station not an underground Metro
station. This trip exceeded my expectations!
This was a fun day. Our guide Pete was terrific. At Vernon we picked up our bikes. Pete adjusted them to suit everybody including two children. Very easy bikes to ride. We shopped at the market for lunch again guided by Pete. The picnic spot on the Seine was perfect. A Monet primer from Pete while we ate. Best ham and cheese baguette I have had in years washed down with local cider. Then on the bikes along the easy bike paths to Giverny. We had plenty of time in Monet's garden although it was very crowded. A pleasant ride back to Vernon in time for the train to Paris. Recommended!
Indeed the highlight of our Paris tour. A wonderful contrast from the buzz of Paris. A relaxing break and the cycling fun and easy. We enjoyed buying our lunch and our guide David C was just excellent with his clear instructions and knowledge of the area and subject matter. Monets house and garden was a treat to have been there. Thankyou Lyn and Ian Canberra Australia.
Wonderful Tour!!! Just wish we had more time on the bikes as it was good biking weather. I went Friday, May 18th. My guide was wonderful - very friendly and knowledgable. Monet's lily pond garden was in full bloom and the sun was shining right over it. I have never seen a garden quite like this before. The train ride was fast and very pleasant. It was also very easy to find the guides once I got to the train station platform. Highly recommend and would absolutely use viator again for tours in all cities that they work in.
It was easy to get to the train station where we met up with Justine who shared with the group the plans for the day. The scenes from the train were beautiful but we had the most fun picking our out lunch from various booths at the Farmer's Market then biked a short way where we stopped for a picnic. Easy flat bike ride to Monet's Gardens and the flowers were spectacular as was the house. Very fun day for all ability of bikers
The Giverny and Monet's Garden Bike Tour was the highlight of our trip to Paris. It was so much fun! Not only did we get to share our picnic lunch with the friendly ducks and geese along the Seine, but we got some exercise too! But, what made the tour was our guide Kit. He was fantastic. As an art history major and artist in his own right, he was very knowledgeable about the Impressionist movement in Paris and about Monet and his contemporaries. His enthusiasm and passion for art was inspiring. He also took great care to make sure everyone was safe and enjoying their day. Good food, good learning and good exercise, what could be better than that?
Well-organized and lots of fun. Our guide, Pete, from Liverpool, was friendly, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The train ride from Paris Gare St. Lazare to Vernon took about 45 minutes. We got to experience a little bit of Normandy, stopping in Vernon to buy lunch for our picnic, then riding bikes from Vernon to Giverny. Even though it rained on and off, the trip was hugely successful. Monet's home and gardens are a must see for every visitor to Paris and a great way to spend a day in another region of France. The grey skies helped make the beautiful colors of the flowers and foliage stand out even more than if the skies had been sunny. Mid week in May is a good time to go, avoiding the hordes of summer visitors.
This was one of our best tours during our stay in Paris. Our British Guide Pete was excellent, informative, and had a great sense of humour. The bike ride was easy and fun. We enjoyed the picnic lunch and the local food from the town of Vernon (including Pete's recommendation of the cider). Monet's gardens were stunningly beautiful and beyond my expectations as I had wanted to visit them for many years. We had light rain on and off that day, but the ambient light in the garden was perfect for photography. As well the gardens were not exceptionally busy with crowds as it was midweek. All in all, this tour is highly recommended.
It was a great day starting with our picnic purchase at the local market then off to Monet's garden by bike. The groups was great and the guide was fantastic
what a great day, loved every minute. Kit, the tour guide was so informative. He's a great host. The garden was the highlight of my Paris trip.
Wonderful! A great itinerary. We enjoyed having time in the small town of Vernon to wander the market and purchase our picnic lunch. Our tour guide Andre was outstanding...he was fun and engaging and provided the little extras to make our picnic by the Seine memorable. The bike ride was easy and gave us a chance to see things you wouldn't see from a tour bus. Gardens at Giverny were beautiful even in early May and well worth the trip.
Easy bike ride and beautiful area in France. The food market was great and the tour guide Kit really knows his' stuff. Monet's gardens were amazing. Highly recommend.
Wow! This tour was the highlight of my trip. If you love Monet and impression art this tour is not to be missed. Our guide Kitt was fantastic. Kitt was personable and knowledgeable. He was definitely a GREAT tour guide. We met wonderful people on this tour. The picnic lunch was amazing. Beautiful views! Just loved the whole tour. Thanks Kitt : )
Really the best way to see it. So much fun, and the picnic lunch was really great
Our tour guide was wonderful. The bike tour was our favorite part of our trip to Paris. Thanks!
This truly was the highlight of our trip to Paris. Kit was an amazing guide with his wealth of knowledge on art history. The day was beautiful, our bikes perfect, the picnic delicious, and then Monet. M. Holt
The tour was very nice. We had a lovely picnic lunch and our guide Kit was very knowledgeable and passionate about art. The bike tour itself is a bit laborious, so that should be taken into consideration for older folks, or anyone with health problems. But my husband and I LOVED it.
A great tour and good value. Giverny was beautiful but it was Kit, our guide who made it an excellent experience.
This tour was excellent. Our guide was absolutely amazing and so informative. It truly was our highlight in Paris. The bike ride was very comfortable, the market was spectacular and the rain didn't hinder our picnic. Lovely