Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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


The Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited attractions in France, but many tours only visit the palace itself. This full-day tour from Paris includes a visit to Claude Monet’s home Giverny; lunch at a spectacular riverfront location; a guided tour of Versailles; and a chance to see the popular Musical Fountain show.
  • Full-day Giverny and Versailles tour from Paris
  • Visit Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny
  • Eat lunch at the riverside Moulin de Fourges restaurant
  • Follow in the footsteps of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette on a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Explore the beautiful gardens and watch the Musical Fountain show (weekends only)
  • Great-value tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Guided Tour in English inside the Palace of Versailles
  • Lunch with Drinks
  • Small-group tour (Groups of 16 or fewer)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Paris' TRIP
    41 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Start time

08:15 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the meeting point, close to the Eiffel Tower, to meet your guide and small group in time for a morning departure time. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minibus, relax on the journey to Giverny.

Start by visiting the former home of Claude Monet and learn more about the Impressionist master as you stroll the beautiful gardens, known for their pretty flowerbeds, lily ponds, and Japanese-style bridge. Next, stop for lunch (included) at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant, set on the banks of the Epte River, before continuing to Versailles.

Spend the afternoon exploring the magnificent Versailles Palace, starting with a guided tour of rooms such as Louis XIV’s suite and the Hall of Mirrors. Then, stroll around the beautiful gardens, and watch the famous Musical Fountain Show (every weekend from April to October).

Finally, return to Paris, where your tour ends back at the original departure point.

Fondation Claude Monet

Admission Ticket Included

Palace of Versailles

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small Group Tour 16 persons max
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance.
  • Though the access to the castle is a priority access with a time reserved, you may still have to wait on arrival, especially during peak season, period during which there is a lot of visitors.
  • Clients must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.
  • Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, & there will be no refund if tour is missed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

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 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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Our guide, Michelle, was fantastic! She shared a wealth of knowledge about both Giverny and Versailles, and had a delightful sense of humor. Giverny was heavenly.
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As a fan of Monet and...
Jerri_D, Oct 2022
As a fan of Monet and Impressionism in general I wanted to see the gardens that inspired Monet in person. It did not disappoint but likely required an affection for that type of art. Our guide Oliver was an expert on Versailles. He gave an in depth description of the purpose of all the art and the structure of the Chateau itself. His knowledge was encyclopedic and he brought it to life. In between the visit to Fourges Restaurant in the French countryside for lunch was an unexpected bonus.
Had the most wonderful...
Susan_G, Oct 2022
Had the most wonderful day. Our guide Michelle has an amazing breathe of knowledge and energy. We were guided through and then left to enjoy on our own. Giver y is wonderful to walk and be inspired. Lunch was at a marvelous inn in a beautiful countryside then on to Versailles…. Ornate as promised and full of history. Michelle took us through the palace with much insight then guided us to the gardens… once there we were on our own for an hour to enjoy the setting, enormity and since it was Sunday we had the music. Just a wonderful day!
nice day trip
TahseenJ_H, Oct 2022
really nice day tour, we loved Giverny! guide did a good job. Versailles is beautiful This tour makes it easy to see both sights in one day, which works great if you have a packed itinerary.
Wonderful day trip from Paris
Elizabeth_P, Oct 2022
Minibus your to Giverny and Versailles fantastic way to travel. Bus driver Julie and your guide Christopher were excellent. Money’s home and gardens are outstanding. Versailles is incredible. Good amount of time at Giverny, lunch was delicious and at a beautiful country location. We enjoyed talking with our tour mates at lunch. Versailles felt a bit rushed. Only 2 hours for palace and garden 3 hours would have been better. Overall very highly recommend this day trip. Very well done.
Excellent day and very...
teresa, Sep 2022
Excellent day and very friendly guide the trip made my birthday very special lunch was at a lovely restaurant set in the French countryside
Great day trip from Paris
julie, Sep 2022
Great tour with the perfect amount of time in each spot. Elizabeth, our guide was great and very knowledgeable. Lunch was great too!
Giverny and Versailles
Amy_C, Sep 2022
Trip was as expected and had a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave his very best to provide much information. I would suggest with an English speaking group that a guide is provided who is easy to understand. It was very difficult to catch all that our guide was saying as English was not even his second language. Lunch was adequate. Lovely place to stop but food was not to my liking.
Giverny and Versailles
Jeanmbogiages, Sep 2022
The Monet garden was beautiful. Lunch we excellent. Versailles was crowded . Tour guide provided a lot of helpful history
A must do
Dayle_F, Sep 2022
Excellent guide Ricardo Wonderful tour great way to experience both of these sights in a short time. Lunch was good and a nice way to break up the tours. Monet home and garden was the highlight of our entire trip to Paris.
Mother daughter trip
Thomas_C, Aug 2022
The visit to Giverny. We had a great tour guide Lucille. She was very knowledgeable We visited Giverny and Versailles on Aug 21st
Don’t get tired! Private tours are the way to go
Ruben_s, Aug 2022
Private tours is a must-do when traveling to popular places. You won’t make a line, won’t wait, will have personalized information and will have a better experience! Versailles is CROWDED!!! and waiting in line before walking the humongous castle and gardens can be a daunting task, so if you can skip the long lines, do it. The Giverny house is breathtakingly beautiful. Is a worthily tour!
Truly a wonderful experience!!!
jenperry625, Aug 2022
We had a phenomenal experience going to Giverny's House/Gardens and Versailles. I think it is so important to note how wonderful our tour guide, Christophe, was. He was so knowledgeable about Monet and Versailles alike and was able to give us a personalized experience. We were in a group of 8 and took a nice 9 seater van to each place. Monet's house and gardens were simply beautiful. There are just so many flowers, and we learned that along with the Japanese gardens, Monet had one of the biggest collections of Japanese art. The house was a mix of whimsical and historic - very cool to see. We had lunch at a picturesque restaurant, Le Moulin de Fourges. We were served three courses, each better than the next. If I remember correctly, they started with a pate of three fish, then chicken and scalloped potatoes, and finally an apple tarte. There was local red and white wine available, along with bread and water (both still and sparkling). We did not have much time left after lunch, but the restaurant does have fun games, such as giant Jenga and giant chess, on the grounds to play. After lunch, we finished the day at Versailles. Christophe went and got us our tickets and audio sets (to listen to his narration), and was able to get us ahead of one of those gigantic Viking cruise groups. Again, Christophe knew so much and was able to share great facts about the main rooms. Every room there was just wonderful - crazy to see all of the gold and detail that went into each and every room (and the shear cost of it all!). When torrential rain threatened to ruin the end of our day, Christophe was able to bring us to a cafe to fuel up and keep warm. Then, we visited the gardens very briefly before leaving for the day. Overall, I would highly recommend doing this as a small group experience as you will truly get a personalized tour at each location.
Great tour...bad spoke poor English
Brian_R, Aug 2022
The tour itself was wonderful and a must see. Our guide did not speak English well so I would make sure you confirm you have a good speaking guide. He was wonderful but not yet ready to do American tour. I would skip the lunch because it takes away from Versailles and you could eat there and who wants minced fish and Apple Pie in France anyhow. I loved the small group and highly recommend the same. We did not have enough time in Versailles and also would have liked to know about the rental golf carts and train that would have allowed us to see more. Our guide was such a nice nice man but we wanted to be able to understand and it felt as though it was too soon for him to be on an English speaking tour which was such a downer.
Monet memories
Wendy_L, Aug 2022
Very nice small group of 9 of us lead by a pleasant and knowledgeable guide, Michelle! Enjoyed gardens and home of Monet as well as lunch with group conversations at the mill more than crowds of Versailles.
Excellent Tour of Giverny’s House and Versailles
Rebecca_M, Aug 2022
Excellent tour!!!! We highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to experience both Giverny’s House and Versailles in one day.
Lunch was fantastic!
Megan_C, Jul 2022
Great tours, lunch was amazing, a little hard to hear the guide clearly through the headsets, her mask might have been the problem! But overall fantastic your company, would reccomend! They went above and beyond navigating us through all the road closures due to the Tour de France!
Best tour ever!
Amy_L, Jul 2022
Michele was the most wonderful guide! She was knowledgeable and gave us just the right amount Of information about Monet, Versailles, Giverny and sights along the way. The day was long but well-paced and comfortable. The vehicle was comfortable and lunch was absolutely perfect (they accommodated our vegan diets easily and upon request). This was by far the best guided tour I’ve ever had and would say it was worth every penny.
Enlightening and enjoyable
Christine_G, Jul 2022
Felt a bit rushed at both venues. Definitely need a whole day each. Commentary was very good. Having a small group is certainly the way to go. Ricardo was very good.
If you have limited time and want to see both Giverny and Versailles…
Hannah_B, Jul 2022
Clearly if you are booking this trip you are well aware you’re doing a lot for one day. We definitely had plenty of time at Giverny to walk the gardens, see Monet’s home, and walk through town to the church where he was buried. Lunch was nice - the setting was superior to the food. Versailles was far more rushed: one hour guided tour inside and one hour at the gardens. We were so tired and it was so hot (we visited during a heat wave) that we didn’t care that we didn’t have a lot of time to explore but if seeing a lot of Versailles is a priority then you should do a day solely for that. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
Great experience!
Leanna_S, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly! For this type of excursion, it was perfect to have somebody to help us navigate everything. Beautiful sights and lovely people on the tour!