Versailles Palace & Giverny Private Guided Tour From Paris - Skip The Line

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Giverny
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Overview

Combine Versailles and Giverny on private, full-day tour with an exceptionally knowledgable local guide. During the first part of the day, spend time at the famous Palace of Versailles, before heading to Giverny in the afternoon to visit the house and gardens of Claude Monet. Not only will you get to see these two famous sites in one day, you'll be able to avoid crowds and larger groups with included skip-the-line tickets and private, luxury roundtrip transportation from Paris.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

After pickup from your chosen meeting point in Paris, the day starts with a short 45-minute journey to the spectacular Palace of Versailles.

Here, skip any lines for entry with your personal guide and begin your visit, exploring the State Apartments of Louis XIV and the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors, and the beautiful gardens decorated with 55 fountains.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Giverny, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, Normandy

After your visit of Versailles your expert guide will drive you to Giverny through the picturesque landscapes of the French countryside that inspired one of the world’s great Impressionist painters.

Enjoy the comforts of your luxury transportation as you peer out your window to see the lush green hills dotted with small farms. It's easy to see what inspired artists like Monet.

After an hour-long drive, you'll arrive in Giverny and enjoy a break for lunch at your own expense before heading into Fondation Claude Monet (also known as his house and gardens).


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet, 84 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France

Rejoin your guide to skip the line into Monet's House and Gardens.

Start in the Clos Normand flower gardens, admiring a variety of blooms. Your guide will point out what you're seeing, and you may even pick up a handy calendar offered by the Claude Monet Foundation to see what flowers bloom each month here.

Next visit his studio and take a stroll through the beautiful water gardens, where you'll spot the Japanese bridge and lily pads from his Water Lilies series, among other paintings.

After you have visited Fondation Claude Monet, take some time to enjoy the village of Giverny on your own, walking past flowered houses, browsing art galleries, and stopping in cafes.


Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Expert local guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • VIP service
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet

Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Your safety and well-being is important to us. We strive to create a clean and safe experience for our guests, and ensure that the included information is up-to-date and practiced regularly on all our tours and experiences.
Departure Point

1: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
2: 78000 Versailles, France
3: Giverny, France
4: 78000 Versailles, France
5: House of Claude Monet, 84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
6: 27620 Giverny, France
7: Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick-up from all hotels and privates residences in Paris.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

SavvyResearcher

11 Jul, 2022

Zara is a terrific tour guide. She met our group of 7 in our hotel lobby and brought us to her Mercedes van. She deftly drove us to Giverny, expertly managing the Paris traffic while pointing out landmarks in the city. She then gave us background about Monet once we were on the highway. When we reached Giverny, she asked our lunch preferences (simple sandwiches or a sit-down lunch). She then made a reservation for us, securing a beautiful table for 7 in the outdoor garden of the restaurant. We were thankful she did that upon arrival, since the restaurant was very busy after we finished touring Monet’s beautiful gardens and his house. Our table was in the best spot of the garden — very peaceful and a nice break from the more crowded interior of the restaurant. After making the lunch reservation, Zara led us to Monet's water garden and explained the route we should take. She told me later that she could not guide us through Monet's house because of the venue's restrictions, so that's why she gave us so much information about Monet during the van ride and at the entrance to the water garden. When we finished touring Monet's gardens/house and had browsed through the gift shop, we walked to the restaurant, which was just a few steps away. I was prepared to explain to the restaurant host that Zara had made a reservation for us, but there was no need. As soon as we reached the restaurant, Zara appeared and ushered us to our beautiful lunch table in the garden. We felt spoiled and enjoyed our lunch very much. Zara sat nearby at a small table with two other tour guides but was available if we had questions about the menu. After our lovely lunch (which we paid for separately from the tour price), Zara drove us to Versailles. Again, she told us background information about Versailles during the car ride. Once we arrived at the palace, she passed out audio headsets and then expertly guided us through the palace interior. She told us where to take the best group picture in the Hall of Mirrors and offered to take the picture for us. After exiting the palace, Zara brought us to the palace gardens. She showed us the route to take and where to meet her. Zara was waiting with the van when we were finished and drove us back to our hotel, continuing to answer our questions and share information all the way back to Paris. Zara is a wonderful storyteller — very knowledgeable with many years of guiding experience. We are so thankful to have had Zara as our guide and enjoyed our experience with Parismatic Tours very much.

Elizabeth_N

30 Jun, 2022

Roseann was an outstanding tour guide. She was fluently bilingual, very well informed about the geographic history of the areas we toured, as well as the details of Versailles. Roseann showed us corners of Giverney, pieces in the museum and fountains in the garden at Versailles that we would’ve not found or understood on our own, without her delightful insights. At a very busy time, her excellent hospitality made our tour relaxed and pleasant. I highly recommend Roseann for the tour of Versailles and Giverney.

MaryLou_B

14 Jun, 2022

Frederic was just terrific. He picked us up at our hotel right on time and was a good driver and an excellent tour guide -- he regaled us with the history of the life of Claude Monet on the way to Giverny, and when we got to Versailles he escorted us through the palace and explained what we were seeing in a very interesting way. We felt very fortunate to have had such a knowledgeable and pleasant guide.

Fisibee

01 May, 2022

This is definitely the way to see Versailles, and Monet's house and gardens are the perfect addition to the day! No waiting at train stations or crowding into group busses, especially on the way home when you are tired and have sore feet from walking the gardens! Our guide, RoseAnn met us at the door of our vacation rental in the center of Paris, in her clean and comfortable minivan, just for us! We drove to Giverny, for Monet's house and gardens. RoseAnn pointed out landmarks and talked about the countryside, as well as giving us an overview of Monet's life as we drove. We had an early start, so she suggested we stop for coffee in the beautiful village of Vernon. From there we drove into Giverny, and she tailored the trip to us because I wanted to walk around the church where Monet and his family are buried. At Monet's house she wasn't allowed to guide us through the house, but she took us to the water garden to make sure we knew where we were going and told us what we should look for. After our time in the house and grounds she took us to a very quaint restaurant for an included lunch. Next we drove to Versailles, where her outstanding knowledge of the Palace and grounds really helped us to understand what we were seeing. The tour was 8 hours and we enjoyed every minute. If you have the time I highly recommend this tour.

Kathleen_H

17 Oct, 2019

We had a Private tour with our guide Frederik. We would highly recommend this tour with Frederik as the guide - Frederik was so knowledgeable and personable. We absolutely loved the Monet Gardens and ALL the fantastic info Frederick gave us as well as the Versailles tour!

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