Versailles and Giverny Tour from Paris by Minivan

Paris, France

From USD 298.11

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


Visit two iconic French destinations in a single day on this shared transfer tour from Paris to the Palace of Versailles and Giverny. Journey on to Versailles, where you'll enjoy an optional French-style lunch with drinks and tour the magnificent palace and gardens with an audio guide. Next, travel through the beautiful countryside to see where Claude Monet lived and painted, and stroll through his famous Japanese gardens that inspired his masterful ‘Water Lilies’ series.
  • Full-day combo tour of Giverny and Versailles from Paris
  • See where famed Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked for decades
  • Walk through the gardens that inspired the painter's iconic 'Water Lilies' series
  • Enjoy free time for lunch or an optional prearranged meal at a local restaurant
  • Skip the long entrance lines at the famous Palace of Versailles
  • Learn about the royal history and scandals of the UNESCO-listed palace on an audio tour
  • Includes shared transport from Paris hotels in an air-conditioned minivan

What's Included

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Hotel or Residence pickup and drop-off ( only in Paris 1 to 17 district )
  • Round-trip small group transfer by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guided tour at the Palace 1:30 hours ( up to 30 people in a group)
  • Driver guide for Giverny ( small group 8 pax max )
  • Entry / Admission : Versailles Palace, Garden, and Monet House
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside Paris & 18,19,20 district
  • Live & Audio guide at Giverny
  • Food and drinks,

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Paris Webservices
    12 Rue de l'Exposition, 75007 Paris, France

    Option B Pick-up from our agency in Paris near the Eiffel Tower Return at our agency address : 12 rue de l’Exposition 75007 Paris

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 am

End point

  • Hôtel Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
    20 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

Pickup details

- Pick-up start from 8:30 to 9:30 ( depend the district ) You’ll receive a confirmation for your pick-up time by email 2 days before the tour. Please check your email or contact us .

What To Expect

Take a break from the urban bustle of Paris to explore two treasured historical sites on this diverse day trip. Meet your chauffeur and any other passengers with pickup at your Paris hotel in the morning, and travel in an air-conditioned minivan through the scenic French countryside.

First, skip the entrance lines at the Palace of Versailles with priority access, and embark on audio guided tour the jaw-dropping estate, home to generations of French monarchs and one of the most magnificent royal palaces in Europe. Learn about the history of the UNESCO World Heritage site as you walk through opulent salons, royal apartments and the sprawling French-style gardens. You’ll have time to eat lunch independently or enjoy a prearranged meal of traditional French cuisine and drinks (if option selected).

Continue on to visit the charming town of Giverny to tour the home of one of the world's greatest Impressionist painters, Claude Monet. See where the celebrated artist lived and worked on a self-guided tour of his home, which has been immaculately preserved much as he left it. Stroll through the well-kept gardens that inspired some of Monet's most famous works, including his ‘Water Lilies’ series, and enjoy the peacefulness of this artistic refuge.

After getting your fill of royal history, relax on the return drive to Paris, where the tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in the early evening.

Palace of Versailles

Guided Tour + Garden

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Fondation Claude Monet

Visit on your own

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Versailles tour at the palace with your guide for 1:30 hours and then enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the gardens at your own pace .
  • Please be ready and on time at the meeting point (Hotel reception or outside the apartment) or you will miss your tour, and it will not be refunded. No delay will be accepted Please note: Entrance tickets and transport included. This voucher will not be accepted if presented directly at the venue. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace security procedures: the control at the Entrance can slow down the access
  • Minimum age is 6 years old.
  • Lunch not included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Our vehicle is not equipped for people with disabilities and we do not have a trunk for wheelchairs.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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Monet’s Garden was lovely.
Rise_S, July 2022
Versailles was crowded as expected but your guide was very good. Monet’s garden was lovely. Can driver Frederic very helpful.
Versailles half day tour not good
Shelly_W, May 2022
Do not go on this half day tour of Versailles. First, the tour guide was late, then they grouped us with people on a longer tour of Versailles and the guide spent a half an hour in ONE room. We know because we timed it. We handed back our audios so we could move ahead and see more of the palace. So basically we didn't get an audio guided tour. The half day tour of Monet’s Garden was great.
A Must See
Rozmet, June 2019
Even in the pouring rain, this trip was fabulous. The van, which was full, was extremely comfortable and the driver was very friendly and helpful. We were dropped off at Versailles where we met our tour guide, Valerie, who was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was wonderful and I saw much, much more of Versailles than I had on a previous trip. We did not have to stand in the ridiculously long line to get in and Valerie paced herself so that we were never pushed or crowded in the rooms. We had lunch at restaurant across the street from the palace, which was included. We were given two choices. The food was excellent and included an entree, salad, drinks and dessert. We were picked up at the restaurant and driven to Giverny, and, again, in the pouring rain this place was magnificent. We had plenty of time to explore on our own. I highly recommend this tour. What a memorable, beautiful day!
Not such a great trip
Climber752360, Sept 2018
Our Driver was late picking us up, although he was very nice. Then he was late picking us back up to take us to the next tour. The directions on the pick up point was awful on the second trip, I was ready to go back to room and call it a day. The visit to the Versailles was good
This was a very expensive tour!! I...
thecushionqueen7, Nov 2017
This was a very expensive tour!! I will admit it was nice to be picked up at our hotel instead of finding a meeting place in the big city of Paris. Our driver was very friendly and prompt. Meeting our tour guide at Versailles was easy and a very informative tour even though our daughter had many problems with her headphones. We had a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. Asked for some extra time so we could enjoy irhe meal. We called and the driver was accommodating and prompt. Time at the Palace was short and we really didn't have enough time to enjoy or view all of the gardens. Taking a little extra time for lunch meant that we got to Monets Garden a little late. Driver offered us extra time and said he would wait for us. Leaving Paris for the day was to go out into the country was a welcome change.
This was a great way to see two...
lcalhounsikora, July 2017
This was a great way to see two interesting locations while only missing one day in Paris. Paschal was a great driver/tour guide - full of interesting information. It was great to have skip the line access at Versailles and Giverny - this definitely gave us extra hours at each location especially Versailles which was packed. The van was very clean, comfortable and nicely air -conditioned.
Unexpectedly we were the only two...
Brenton D, Sept 2016
Unexpectedly we were the only two people on our trip to Giverny and Versailles. We were picked up in a plush vehicle at the time requested. Our Driver Pasquale was knowledgeable but respectful of our requirements. He dropped us of at the door and picked us back up at the door. Overall a very seamless days outing. All tickets provided and absolutely no hang ups. Fantastic.
Too much time at Giverny and not...
Alexandra_G, July 2016
Too much time at Giverny and not enough time at Versailles, but still fantastic. Our driver Pascal was great!