Tour code: 2050GV_GVE
See two of the top sights in France – the Palace of Versailles and Monet's garden at Giverny – during a day trip from Paris. This full-day tour allows you to visit both Louis XIV's lavish palace plus the picturesque gardens of the Giverny home that inspired many of Claude Monet's most famous paintings in one tour.

Highlights

  • Combined Versailles and Giverny tours day trip from Paris
  • Walk through Monet's inspirational garden
  • Tour of the grand chambers of Versailles palace
  • Optional Versailles fountains display
  • Lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant, a picturesque mill on the banks of the Epte River
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You see opulent Versailles Palace and Monet's celebrated garden on this very informative day trip. Prepare to take some gorgeous photos!

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What You Can Expect

Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

Giverny, France

Leave Paris for a full-day tour of two of the most popular day trip destinations outside the French capital – Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles and Monet's garden in Giverny.

Begin with a visit to Giverny, where Impressionist master Claude Monet lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. The gardens that surround his former home were the inspiration for many of his most famous scenes, including the water lily pond he captured in the 'Nympheas' series and the gentle arch of the Japanese bridge over that pond. Tour Monet's gardens, as many artists have, and see if you don't leave inspired.

After Giverny, take a midday break for lunch at the Moulin de Fourges, an 18th-century mill on the Epte River outside Giverny that's 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.

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:
The fountains in the Versailles gardens are part of a special display set to the music of Louis XIV's era on Saturdays and Sundays from April 2-October 30, on May 5, Tuesdays from May 24-June 28 and July 14. Entry fees to this special program are included in the cost of the day tour.

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Customer Reviews

radtechjlc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We loved Monet's house. The flower beds were beautiful his home amazing..Versailles was the palace of palaces awesome

loreen h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Good day, weather was great. Tour was well organized. Lunch was great at the Moulin de Forges. Very picturesque. Versailles was very busty, but our guide was knowledgable and pleasant. Gardens are impressive with the water features. All in all, a good day

karinaeld

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Had a fabulous time. Bus was great, loved Monets gardens, absolutely breathtaking !
Lunch was great, lovely place, good food, once we got to Versailles there was a little wait but once we got in it was amazing !, lots of people specially since it was the weekend but that's to be expected.
We'd do it again in a heartbeat

Ilana C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Lovely tour guide, fun meal.

DHIRENDRA S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Worth every penny of it.

angel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing place

Doris R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This day was great. The tour guide was super knowledge and shared some really nice stories. The lunch that they took us too was the best the restaurant was very generous was the food and wine. We had plenty of free time to visit the garden at Versilies and enjoy the fountain show.

Shari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic tour with great host for the day. Learned a lot and he a truly enjoyable day!

Daniel Edgardo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent in every way. Great communication skills and extensive knowledge of the guides during all visits.

Donna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing tour, Monet's gardens are a sight to see. The house was interesting but the gardens more so. Versailles is unbelievable, such beauty and design and paintings galore. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The coach bus was comfortable. Lunch was superb at a charming water mill restaurant in the country. Well worth the money for this tour. I'd definitely use them again.

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