Air New Zealand Activities

Giverny and Monet

649 Reviews

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2050GI

Reviewed by: SALMA N, November 2015

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.

Reviewed by: Rhonda B, November 2015

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.

Reviewed by: janinemills65, November 2015

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.

Reviewed by: Denise K, November 2015

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.

Reviewed by: Cjacobs90, November 2015

Spectacular tour Monet's garden is a must see!

Reviewed by: Naomi N, Australia, November 2015

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.

Reviewed by: Kathleen K, October 2015

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.

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Tour code: 2050GI