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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $204.25

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See more than Paris and take a day trip to Monet's garden at Giverny and Louis XIV's palace of Versailles. The full-day tour combines the two most popular excursions from Paris in one trip. You'll explore France's royal history at the incomparably grand Versailles palace and see the gardens that inspired so many of Claude Monet's masterpieces at Giverny.


  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Lunch included
Monet lived at Giverny from 1883 to 1926, and it was here that he created such paintings as his famous "Nympheas" water lily sequence. Monet was the master of Impressionism, inspiring many visiting American Impressionist artists who walked through the gardens you'll visit on your Giverny tour. The Japanese bridge crossing the famous water-lily pond also featured in Monet's paintings.

Your tour continues to Versailles, on the way you will stop for lunch at the Moulin de Fourges, a picturesque mill on the banks of the Epte River. After lunch it's time for the glory and splendor of Versailles when you enter the gilded world of King Louis XIV. You'll visit the opulent Grand Apartments, the stunning chandelier-lit Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Apartments. Along the way your expert guide brings the past alive with illuminating details of courtly life in the palace. While visiting Versailles you have free time to visit the formal gardens "a la Francaise".

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:
April 2nd to October 30th (Saturdays & Sundays), May 5th, May 24th to June 28th (Tuesdays) and July 14th. For a selected time you have the option to see the magnificent fountain displays, which reveal the skill and artistry of 3 centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court. Entrance fees are included in the cost of the tour.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pyramides, central Paris
Departure Time:
9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm

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Versailles and Giverny Day Trip, with Spanish-speaking guide

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Versailles and Giverny Day Trip, with English-speaking guide

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Versailles and Giverny Day Trip, with Portuguese-speaking guide

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Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

  • Entrance fees
  • Entrance fees to the gardens
  • Lunch with drinks
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour allows enough time to visit the Great Royal Apartments and the Gardens only
  • The ticket to Versailles is a skip the line ticket, but you may still have to wait in line on arrival, especially in high season when the palace is very busy.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: sueb, December 2016

Wonderful day. Great guides comfortable bus. This is a must do trip. Monet and #39;s garden and home is just beautiful. Lunch is in the most picturesque setting and Versailles is awe inspiring. It is a full day with never enough time to see everything ( there never is) but we got a real feel for the palace

Reviewed by: Diana M, December 2016

This is an all day trip and absolutely worth every penny. Loved everything we saw. Even though we went in September, there was still plenty of flowers blooming @ Monet's garden. I'm sure it's even prettier in the blooming months. Versailles is massive. You will not see everything on this tour at least at a leisurely pace. I would recommend seeing Versailles alone and not on this tour if you want to see everything, including wondering the massive grounds. The lunch stop at Moulin de Fourges restaurant, a picturesque mill on the banks of the Epte River was a nice peaceful break. The food and wine served was very good.

Definitely recommend this tour. Lots of walking!