Paris

Versailles Palace and Giverny Monet House Guided Visit with Lunch from Paris

Paris, France

From USD 234.15

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Many visitors to France make time to visit both the Palace of Versailles and Monet's Impressionist garden at Giverny. This day trip from Paris allows you to do both. First, wander through the lush landscape around the artist’s residence, which served as inspiration for his Nymphéas (Water Lilies) series. After lunch, head to Versailles and visit Louis XIV's lavish royal palace. On particular dates, you see the fountains on display.
  • Save time and combine two top attractions in one day, by coach from Paris
  • Stroll through Monet's inspirational garden at Giverny and learn from your guide
  • Tour the royal apartments at the Palace of Versailles and marvel at a display of the fountains (seasonal)
  • Lunch at a picturesque restaurant on the banks of the Epte River

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This tour makes it possible to see both Versailles and Monet's Garden on the same day. 

What's Included

  • Round trip transportation from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach.
  • Guided visit of the Royal Apartments of the Palace of Versailles
  • Free time in the marvellous Versailles gardens, even days of Musical Fountains or Musical Gardens
  • Lunch
  • Guided visit of the sumptuous Giverny gardens and free time in Monet's house
  • Service of a licensed guide with individual earphone
  • Entrance tickets with priority access to both attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 22 Rue Jean Rey
    22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

    Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, in front of the HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 22 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris - Meet with our representative with a Paris City Vision sign, outside the hotel.

Start time

08:15 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Your first stop is Giverny, where Impressionist master Claude Monet lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. Walk across the Japanese bridge and gaze upon the water lily pond while you stroll the gardens that surround his former home. This picturesque landscape was the inspiration for many of his most famous paintings, including the Nymphéas series. 

After a guided tour of Monet's gardens, it's time for a hearty lunch at the Moulin de Fourges. This 18th-century mill, inspired by the Queen's Hamlet, has been transformed into a restaurant and inn. From there, continue by coach to Versailles.

The opulent décor at the Palace of Versailles—once the extravagant home of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette—includes the Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Grand Apartments. On your guided tour, try to imagine daily life for the royal family. Then enjoy some free time in the World Heritage-listed Versailles Gardens and wander among the groves, sculptures, and fountains. On particular days, from April to October, they are part of a musical Fountains Show; if you're lucky you'll see this special display (cost included), set to the tunes of Louis XIV's era, before your day trip concludes with travel back to Paris.

Fondation Claude Monet

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour allows enough time to visit Versailles’ Great Royal Apartments and Monet’s Gardens only
  • You’ll have a skip-the-line ticket but may still have to wait in line, especially at busy times such as high season
  • The Versailles Musical Fountains Show takes place on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Baby strollers are forbidden inside the Versailles Palace.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour is not suitable for clients with walking difficulties
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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.

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Traveller Tips


This is a good trip if you have limited time in the area.
They are definitely punctual, so don’t lose track of time!
Afternoon at Versailles and the 'jump the queue' privilage is a must which is what you pay for in this package.
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Wonderful day being a tourist
Petra_B, Oct 2022
Excellent driver and guide who worked to ensure we all had a great day. The scenery was stunning and the guide very informative and interesting. It was an amazing day - thank you!
Fantastic Guide and well put together!
Shannon_W, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was amazing! So kind and very knowledgeable. She was very patient as well. I highly recommend this tour to everyone!
This is a must do tour when visiting Paris
Kathleen_D, Oct 2022
This tour was beyond amazing.. Monat’s home and gardens, lunch and of course versailles was incredible. Our tour guide was great and knew all the history of these locations
Worth every euro!
Jessica_A, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Julian and our driver were wonderful guides. We are so appreciative of their efforts. The bus was comfortable. We were left to wander about the gardens with instructions to meet back at a certain time. It was plenty of time to enjoy the garden and the home. We then went to lunch at a restaurant a few minutes away. The lunch was served with three courses and wine. The pork was tender. We then went to Versailles. Julian walked us to the garden where he pointed out highlights and then gave us time to enjoy the gardens on our own. We met him at an appointed time and he gave us a tour of the palace. Our driver took us through some beautiful towns which was very much appreciated. A few days later, we saw Julian at the Louvre. It was like seeing an old friend. He was a wonderful guide.
Versailles
David_B, Oct 2022
Had a good guide very well done nice to go on a road trip interesting Moets home & Versailles Palace is completely over the top
Love Monet, go see the gardens!
Eileen_H, Oct 2022
Our guide was very informative. The Monet gardens were beautiful. And the lunch was much nicer than expected. Versaille is overwhelming, the amount of wealth at that time is just amazing.
Great Tour for my first time in Paris!
Jose_R, Oct 2022
Very well organized...The friendly, knowledgeable n wonderful tour guide, we changed hotels midway on our vacation n had our luggage and the bus driver was so friendly n helpful, a wonderful experience!
Must do!
Desiree_E, Oct 2022
Definitely a high point of our trip to Paris. The Monet gardens were spectacular and Versailles was astounding.
Gorgeous Giverney
Katharine_M, Oct 2022
First time visit to Giverney. Beautiful weather. Gardens and water lilly pond were lovely. Monet’s home was wonderful. You can wander about on your own. Our gude was a bit of a schoolteacher. Reminding us at least 5 times of meeting time and place. I was corrected for not letting her know I went to meeting place on my own. I was there 10 minutes early. I’m a grownup.
Heaven and beauty
John_D, Oct 2022
The gardens of Monet were superb. The flowers, the colours and the ripple of the ponds was beautiful. Versailles was stunning, but crowded and difficult to move around. However we would not have missed this experience
Lunch and Monet!
Julie_P, Oct 2022
Our group actually enjoyed Monet’s house and gardens and the delightful and delicious lunch. Truly was very enjoyable! Versailles was beautiful but overly crowded as they had closed down in the morning and many groups were shoved in together in the afternoon which made it not so much fun. I highly recommend this tour regardless.
Terrific
toby0901, Oct 2022
The guide was phenomenal with the quantity of information provided. The bus driver was one of the best we’ve ever encountered. The lunch was terrific. No need to try another place. Boarding was handled efficiently.
Awesome tour guide
Jane_W, Sept 2022
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, brought life to what we were seeing. Even during the drive - lots of history.
Great organized tour
Jenny_S, Sept 2022
Very well organized with an excellent tour guide. Skipped the lines. Lunch was amazing at a French country side restaurant. So glad I booked this tour.
Inspiring gardens!
Nadia_T, Sept 2022
Such a great day trip from Paris, fantastic guide who looked after us well, only downside was not having longer to explore the gardens of Versaille. I would do this trip again when next in Paris!
Amazing tour!
Katherine_G, Sept 2022
What an amazing tour to see Giverny and Versailles. Thank you Nati for being a great tour guide for the day!! Lunch included was such a nice addition, eating at a quiet authentic French restaurant. Enough free time in Versailles to see the gardens!
Recommend
April_C, Aug 2022
Fabulous! We met in front of the hotel. There are a lot of tours meeting here but everything was very organized. We traveled in a large bus. We had a guided tour of the gardens at Giverny with time on our own to explore the house, church and town. We were in a small group but also had a head set provided so we could hear more easily. For lunch the menu was set. If you have dietary restrictions just tell the guide in the morning (a few hours before lunch) and they will accommodate. We had 3 course lunch with 2 wines and cider. After lunch we went to Versailles where we had a guided tour inside and time on our own in the garden. Would recommend to anyone. If you like Monet or his art you will enjoy seeing Giverny.
Just about enough time for everything except the gardens
Chad_O, Aug 2022
This was definitely one of the more memorable days during our stay in France. Giverny was absolutely beautiful, and lunch was amazing. The tour through the Palace at Versailles was perfect, and getting to skip the lines was definitely a big advantage here. Timewise, I felt we had enough time at Giverny, lunch and at the palace, but not nearly enough time in the Versailles gardens. If we could have had another hour or two and more importantly, told that we could rent carts to go around the gardens, that would have made this tour perfect. Either way, we really enjoyed this trip and would recommend it.
Great Paris Day Trip!
Chris_V, Aug 2022
Fabulous Day trip and tour guide, a must do while in Paris!!! We loved Monets home and of course Versailles was beautiful and lunch was great!
Bad service
Dmitriy_M, Aug 2022
1. Bus looks clean but when we sit down And opened table in front of us to place our phones and water bottles it looked like tables were not cleaned for years - dirty tables with malt. We closed and never opened tables. 2. Tour guide was nervous all the time, ‘lost’ and looked like she didn’t know how and where to get tickets. Tour guides from other much larger groups were more organized. For some reason after 30 minutes running around Versale palace ‘Group Ticket windows’ she ended up 2 tickets short for Versale garden. She realized that after we went inside palace. She was lucky since other tour guide had 2 extra tickets to garden. 3. Tour guide left us at the end of the journey at Versale Palace although we were on time at our meeting point. Tried to contact vendor ( only text available with vendor no phone number provided) but no response. Finally after 30 minutes we had a call from Paris City Vision ( turn out they provided this tour). I was glad that he called thinking that tour guide figure out that she left us behind and they will provide a solution. But instead he told me that ‘I MUST’ return radio devices that were giving us in the begging of the tour tonight by 8:00 pm in their office. No apology for indecent nothing at all. When I explained him what happened (tour guide left us behind and we don’t speak French and don’t know how to get back his response was that this is not his concern his main concern is how to get devices back. ) when we get back I called VIATOR in hope that they will return at least money that we spent on way back - train to Paris and taxi to the hotel. But nothing.
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