Small-Group Day Trip to Giverny and Versailles from Paris

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris

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  • 9 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This tour will take you to two of the most important locations around Paris: the home of the « Prince of the Impressionists » and the palace of the « Sun King »; Giverny and Versailles represent the Zenith of France’s greatest artistic movements.

Renowned for their beautiful gardens and stunning buildings, you will get to see Monet’s iconic Japanese bridge and lilly ponds, Louis XIV’s breathtaking Hall of Mirrors. Lunch at the well known “Moulin de Fourges” is included.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour
  • Lunch included

You will be driven from Paris to Giverny, in the comfort of an air-conditioned minibus, where you will start your day with the visit of Claude Monet’s property. Located at the edge of Normandy, about 50 miles north of Paris, Claude Monet’s Home is one of the most popular tour destination around Paris.


There you will discover the famous gardens created by the most famous of the Impressionist painters often referred to as the father of Impressionism, though not the first to have painted in « a style that would become known as Impressionism ». You will enjoy the sight of the well-known Japanese bridge in the midst of its flowered paths and wather-lily ponds, and the house, with its pink crushed brick façade, where the leader of the Impressionist School spent 43 years from 1883 until his death in 1926.


After a morning spent in one of this most inspirational settings, you will head off to the banks of the Epte River where you will have lunch at the lovely “Moulin de Fourges” restaurant, a 200-year-old mill. The architecture of this listed site, dating back to the 18th century, draws its inspiration from hamlet of Marie-Antoinette at Versailles.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to Versailles Palace, residence of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to enjoy a guided visit of Louis XIV’s suite, the Hall of Mirrors and more… After your guided tour inside the castle you will also have some remaining time to discover the famous “A la Française” gardens.

The Musical Fountain Show takes place every weekend from April to October.

During this period access to the gardens will be included to see the fountains and groves spring to life to the rhythm of the music:

On Saturdays and Sundays from April to October
+ some additional dates (May 8,10, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 15)

The Musical Gardens takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays from April to October

During this period access to the gardens will be included to enjoy in the rhythm of the music

  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Fondation Claude Monet
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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.
Departure Point

41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 04 Nov 2019 -


Tour guide was great! Everything went smooth and easy. You don't really get much time in the gardens at Versailles. That was the only downside.

Image - 28 Oct 2019 -


A full day at both spots. Tour guide was exceptional. Both tours were informative and done with knowledgeable info of Monet’s home and Versailles’ history.
Both of us enjoyed the tour of the two sites.

Image - 22 Oct 2019 -

Harold B

With only 6 people in the group it gave everyone time to ask lots of questions. Isabel was a wonderful driver and guide for the day. The lunch was very good as well.

Image - 16 Oct 2019 -

Yayan Z

Our tour guide Isabelle was super nice and knowledgeable about the sites and also about Paris. Great tour led through Versailles, you were on your own at Giverny. Our group only had 4 people so it was very convenient. Would recommend even for just the transportation to Giverny and Versailles!

Image - 14 Oct 2019 -

Adrienne W

My husband and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Europe and booked this day trip. Giverny and Versailles are beautiful. Our tour guide Rosanne was great. She is very knowledgeable. She was very in tune with the needs of our small group and some of the limitations one of the guests had. Booking the trip online was easy. The instructions on where and when to meet were clear and easy. Our only suggestion is skipping lunch at the restaurant (it was wonderful) and spending more time at Versailles in the gardens. Maybe grabbing something on the go instead of taking the hour or so to eat. We will definitely book through La Vacanza Travel again.

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