Full Day Excursion to Giverny & Versailles Guided Tour with Lunch and Transfers
Travel by luxury coach from Paris to Giverny and the Palace of Versailles for an all-day tour of two of France’s most beloved sights, plus an incredible lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant.
Full Day Excursion to Giverny & Versailles Guided Tour Highlights
- Enjoy a guided tour of the lush gardens at Giverny, including the Clos Normand Flower Garden and the Japanese Water Garden.
- Visit Monet's studio and house.
- Eat a delicious country lunch in a rural setting and sample local food and wine.
- Get priority entrance to Versailles and tour of the Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Apartments with an expert guide.
- Explore the Gardens of Versailles at your own pace.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Giverny and the Palace of Versailles are two of the most visited sights near Paris. Giverny, a village of timeless beauty, was once home to Claude Monet impressionism. Visit the famous gardens that inspired the artist, as well as his studio and home. Passionate about gardening and nature's changing colors, painter Claude Monet designed his flower and water gardens as if they were works of art.
One of the most extraordinary achievements in 17th century European art, The Palace of Versailles, continues to attract over 10 million visitors each year. An elaborate complex that once thrived as an epicenter of political power for the Kingdom of France, the royal estate has been an iconic French landmark since it was built in the late 1600s. Today, the Palace, also known as Château de Versailles, boasts 700 rooms and 250 acres of gardens waiting to be explored.
Illustrating more than five centuries of French history, the Palace not only houses remarkable works of art - it stands as a work of art itself. One of the most ornately designed rooms of all, the Hall of Mirrors features 357 mirrors, including seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows overlooking the gardens.
A place of immense beauty, Versailles stands as a symbol of France’s monarchy and lives on as the location of several important peace treaty signings, including two treaties of the 1783 Peace of Paris, by which Britain recognised the independence of the US, as well as the Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended the First World War.
What to Expect on Your Full Day Excursion to Giverny & Versailles Guided Experience
Giverny Spend the day discovering two remarkable sights near Paris: Giverny and the Palace of Versailles. Begin your tour with an 8:15AM departure from Paris to Giverny. Soak up the world of the painter, Claude Monet, famous for painting different corners of his garden. During your visit, admire the multicolored flower beds that inspired some of his most renowned works of art, including the Clos Normand Flower Garden with its many Eastern plants, and the lush water garden, famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge.
Then take advantage of your free time to visit Claude Monet's pink-plastered house, where he lived and worked (guided tours of the interior are not permitted due to the lack of space). Explore the reading room, leading into the larder and the artist's studio. Visit the bright yellow dining room, which has been reconstructed down to the very last detail, with earthenware dishes and a blue-tiled kitchen. At the end of your visit, explore the village and treat yourself to some souvenir shopping. Just 10 minutes outside Giverny, enjoy an incredible local lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant.
Palace of Versailles After lunch, head to Versailles and enjoy skip-the-line access into the Palace of Versailles. On your tour of the royal estate, visit the the ornate King and Queen's State Apartments. Learn about the French monarchy and peek into the private lives of the infamous King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
Next, make your way to the glittering Hall of Mirrors. After admiring the inside of the Palace, head outdoors and take in the grandeur of the estate’s impressive architecture. Stroll along the cobblestone grounds, through the beautiful French gardens, and pass by the gorgeous Versailles fountains. At approximately 5:45PM, head back to Paris.
For tips on how to navigate the palace, make the most of your time, and choose the best experience, refer to our Palace of Versailles tours and tickets collection.
- Transport to and from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Entrance ticket at Giverny for Claude Monet’s house and gardens
- Priority Access to the Palace of Versailles and its gardens
- Tour guide
- Lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant
- Transfers to and from your accommodation
Know Before You Go
Paris to Versailles and Giverny day trip with transfers departs daily at 8:15
You will travel by luxury air-conditioned coach, first to Giverny, then to Versailles. Giverny is located approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from central Paris. The Palace of Versailles is about 30-45 minutes from Paris.
Your will need to meet your tour guide 15 minutes prior departure time at the PARISCityVision Agency office, located at 2 rue des Pyramides 75001, Paris.
What to wear Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Casual attire is suggested.
Stop for lunch at the famous Moulin de Fourges restaurant, just ten minutes away from Giverny. Sample local food with a twist and enjoy a glass of wine. A vegetarian lunch option will be available.
Your Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour tickets will allow you to bypass the long entry line, saving you upto 3 hours of queueing. In addition, having pre-booked tickets online, you will also avoid the hassle of having to wait in line at the on-site ticket box office. Keep in mind that all visitors, regardless of ticket type or vendor, are still required to pass through security.
A full day excursion from Paris to Versailles and Giverny will last 9.5 hours. Departure time is 8:15 am. Return to Paris is scheduled for approximately 5:45 pm.
Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time). Beyond that period, the following fees apply: * 2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) * 1 calendar day prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)
How to Redeem your Tickets
• Upon confirmation of your booking, you will receive your voucher in a separate email.
• On the day of your Versailles experience, display your voucher via mobile phone at the tour’s meeting point at the PARISCityVision Agency office, located at 2 rue des Pyramides 75001, Paris.
• Your tour guide will give you your skip-the-line voucher and facilitate transport to Giverny and the Palace of Versailles from Paris.
• Please arrive at the meeting point in Paris no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
Your full day excursion from Paris to Versailles and Giverny will last 9.5 hours. Departure time is 8:15 am. Return to Paris is scheduled for approximately 5:45 pm.
PARISCityVISION Agency, 2 Rue des Pyramides, Paris
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