Giverny Half Day Guided Trip with Monet's House & Gardens from Paris by minivan

Paris, France

From $107.85

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Set out from Paris on a half-day guided tour to Giverny, a country village where the renowned Impressionist artist Claude Monet lived and worked. Visit the colorful home where he spent 43 years, discover the studio where he worked and wander the exquisite gardens that inspired his famous “Water Lilies” series of paintings.
  • Excellent value for money
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 6 Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny
    6 Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny, 75001 Paris, France

    FRANCE TOURISME AGENCY / PARIS TOURISM Directions: Closest Metro Station: Louvre-Rivoli: Line 1

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Monet's gardens are a must-see … they were a highlight of our week in Paris.
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Misleading! They do not give you a guided tour
Liz, Nov 2022
I would NOT recommend this. I purchased tickets for a "guided trip", but this is not that. You have a driver who speaks for 5 minutes in the car, and then when you arrive, they speak for 5 minutes (I timed it) outside of the estate. Then you go in and do your two hour tour COMPLETELY alone. You are better off paying for the transportation and buying the cheap audio tour when you get there. But the advertising on this tour is COMPLETELY misleading, as they do not actually give you any tour. (I really want a refund, to be honest.)
Excellent experience
Mags_L, Sep 2022
The guide was held up due to the traffic but made up for time and we had an excellent journey and explored the house and garden finishing off with tea in the tea rooms..well worth worth visit if you're a Monet fan.
I booked an English bus...
Joyce_B, Sep 2022
I booked an English bus tour with a tour guide to Giverny. Of the 8 of us 6 were Spanish speaking several with no English. The entire tour was in Spanish then a short English translation of some info. Information given was scant at best. I was so disappointed because I had taken this same tour about 7 years ago and it was wonderful- so much info given about Giverny and about France itself . I was bringing my husband this time and it was awful . I will not be using viator again
Book directly through France Tourism for best value
Phuong_H, Jul 2022
The trip itself was fine. It was the fact that I overpaid by 25€ because I booked through an online company that made it not good value for money.
Excellent half day trip
Zenija_K, Jul 2022
Beautiful place, history, personality! Excellent guide and transportation! Great half-day experience outside Paris in a green environment.
Great place to visit
Clarence_B, Jun 2022
Monet’s house and garden was very lovely, and definitely worth going there. That being said, it may be best to just purchase the ticket and go on your own. It isn’t a guided tour. The guide will just drive you to Giverny and give very little surface-level information.
Beautiful but not guided tour.
nancy_s, Jun 2022
I loved seeing Monet’s house and gardens. However our time was short because the traffic getting out of Paris was so heavy. I felt they should have still given us 2 hours there. Also this is NOT A GUIDED TOUR. This is simply transportation plus a brochure. We had a knowledgeable driver but we were in the back of the van so could not hear the conversation he had with those in front. He did answer questions when we spoke up from back.
Monet Canceled
Christine_T, Jun 2022
I came from the United States with 3 children and had booked and paid in advance. The day of my tour, your company failed to deliver because your guide was sick. It was your duty to find another suitable guide instead you canceled my tour altogether. This was unacceptable and since it was the day of I was unable to make other arrangements.
Lovely, sunny Spring day trip out
Sarah_A, May 2022
A great place to visit on a sunny day, especially in Spring! It wasnt a guided tour, just a car journey to Giverny, a 2 or so hour walk around on our own exploring the gardens and the area and then a lift back to Paris. We did manage to enter through a special no-queue entrance though!
irina_s, Jul 2021
The trip was Cancelled last minute and no one has gotten back to me . I would like a refund or reschedule ASAP.
Gorgeous gardens and awesome day
Brit H, Oct 2019
Have always wanted to go to these gardens and they definitely lived up to my expectations. We went in October and it was way better as not as many tourists around. We got information about Monet as well as free time to explore.
Beautiful but crowded!
Elyse_K, Oct 2019
The gardens were beautiful, lush and more than we could have wished. But it was so crowded on a Saturday I felt like we were in Times Square on New Years eve. Try to avoid weekends. Also, our tour guide was lovely in the coach, but didn’t accompany us to the gardens, while I noticed other tours had guides with them.
Easy and smooth!
Z7150QEtoddh, Aug 2019
We took our 6 year old with us on this tour, and we were happy that everything was so easy and smooth! Our group was small (we were just in a van), but the ride was comfortable and air conditioned. Our guide pointed out interesting points of interest as we drove, which we really enjoyed. The guide walked us right to the entrance, with clear instructions where we were to meet after our tour, and we were left on our own. We loved that freedom. We had plenty of time to enjoy and take everything in. The gardens were gorgeous, in full bloom, and the house just as lovely. We walked through the well-stocked gift shop (though we didn't buy anything; there is plenty to choose from!) and enjoyed some absolutely delicious ice cream sold from a van (sounds sketchy, but it was truly some of the most delicious we've ever had!) We'd absolutely recommend this for anyone. Our six year old enjoyed herself, too!
Exactly What We Needed
pandcsingh, Jul 2019
Not so much a tour, but hassle free transportation. We were in Paris for the record heat of 108 degrees. The hour and a half of air conditioning (each way) Made us able to make the best of our 2 HRs. In Giverny. We really would not have wanted to spend more time. We were surprised at how bountiful the gardens were despite the heat! Loved it!
Short and Sweet!
Michael N, Jul 2019
This tour was a nice, succinct trip to Monet's house and gardens. The guide drove us in a van from the meeting point to Giverny where we had about two hours to look around the house and gardens on our own. This was ample time for us, and the guide provided nice information about Monet and the area on our drive to Giverny.
Giverny is amazing ... tour company not too organized
Amy_M, Jun 2019
Monet's gardens are a must-see … they were a highlight of our week in Paris. The tour company, however, was not organized enough. We showed up early and were told there was a problem with the bus/van and we had to wait. That wasn't a problem … but while we were waiting outside a young man approached us saying he worked for the tour company and would tell us about the Town Hall down the street while we waited for the van. We walked half a block down with him and he attempted to explain the building, but it was clear that he was inexperienced and was reading from a brochure. Still not a problem … however when we walked back to the office they told us the van had come and left without us. They seemed uncertain about getting the van to come back … but we insisted and the van did come back to pick us up. The driver (Alex) was very friendly told us a few things about Giverny... but it was hardly the background that was promised in the description of the tour. And when we got to Giverny he said we needed to meet him in 1 hour 45 minutes since we were running late and he had an afternoon tour. Considering we were supposed to have 2 hours in Giverny and it wasn't our fault they were late, even missing 15 minutes of our time there wasn't cool. That said … the gardens and water gardens are spectacular. I guess you get what you pay for … this company was a lot less expensive than some of the others.
Monet's home and garden were beautiful
Mary S, May 2019
But... the bus was over a half hour late and there was no AC in the bus, so it was very warm and stuffy for the hour long ride. I realize the delay was due to traffic but I feel like some accomodation should have been made. Our time allowed at the garden and house was about an hour and 20 miinutes....I felt very rushed to see it time to just enjoy the beautiful garden.
Giverny was magnificent. The Tour itself was horrible!
jmj8587, May 2019
The tour guide was awful. We learned nothing from her. We left 30 minutes late and she slept the ride back to Paris. She didn’t give any details or fun facts. No background on Giverny or Monet. I took this tour years ago and the tour guide talked the entire time and we learned so much!!! This one basically handed us tickets and that was it. My mom who wasn’t with us a few years ago was so disappointed. Giverny was beautiful though. But what a mess this was.
Highly recommend! We went on a very...
Jessie, Jan 2017
Highly recommend! We went on a very rainy day but I still loved the tour. Being a part of a small tour was wonderful since it was easy to hear the guide. My mom and I LOVED the guide for this tour. He was knowledgeable, friendly and provided us with the best food recommendations for our return to Paris. I also appreciated that he made some pit stops on the way back so we could take photos and had wonderful stories of the history of the area.
It took about an hour and a half to get...
Kirk B, Oct 2016
It took about an hour and a half to get to the gardens, and another hour and a half to get back to Paris, leaving us with about and hour and a half to visit the gardens and the house, which was just enough time for both as the gardens are not very large. If you want to explore the little village, then you need to take the whole day tour. The guide was very knowledgeable with info about the estate and Monet's life on the way to the estate. On reaching the estate you are left to tour on your own and at your own pace which was perfect for us.