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Palace of Versailles and Giverny Day Trip from Paris with Lunch

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$227.69

Think of France and what comes to mind? Chances are the Palace of Versailles and the Impressionists are up there in your top ten. However fleeting your visit, you do have time to experience a bit of both, thanks to our day trip from Paris. Ever wanted to step into one of Monet’s paintings? Your wish is our command! Wander through the lush gardens of the artist’s residence, inspiration for his Nympheas, among others. After lunch, head to Versailles, royal pad to three King Louis. From the moment you approach this imposing Palace, we dare you not to gasp at its lavish splendor. In fact, you’ll probably keep your mouth open for the rest of your visit!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not accessible by wheelchair •
- The tour allows enough time to visit Versailles’ Great Royal Apartments and Monet’s Gardens only •
- You’ll have a skip-the-line ticket but may still have to wait in line, especially at busy times such as high season •
- The Versailles Musical Fountains Show takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from April 2nd-October 30th, on May 5th, on Tuesdays from May 24th-June 28th and July 14th.
- Entry fees are included in the cost of the day tour."
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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Stop At: Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, Normandy

Short on time? Visit Versailles and Monet’s Garden in the same day.
Ready for your full-day tour (easels and crowns optional)? First up, Giverny. Home to Impressionist maestro Monet from 1833 until his demise in 1926. Walk across the Japanese bridge you’ve seen somewhere before and catch your reflection in that water lily pond..

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

Time for a hearty lunch (we won’t let you eat cake, unless you want to), at the Moulin de Fourges, an 18th-century mill inspired by Marie Antoinette’s hamlet. Leading us nicely on to your next stop: Versailles. Compare and contrast your interior décor to that of Louis XIV and his wife, then waltz through the vast Hall of Mirrors. Your tour guide is at hand to answer your questions, however weird or wonderful.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Le Jardin de Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

Your tour guide is at hand to answer your questions, however weird or wonderful. You’re in for a treat (and numerous photo ops) in the palace’s back garden, and no garden worth its name would be complete without a fountain, sculpture, forest or two. If you’re lucky (if you choose the right date, that is), you’ll catch the Musical Fountains show, when the gardens’ numerous water features boogie to the rhythm of Louis XIV’s favorite tunes. Then it’s back to Paris to dream in your own private chambers.
• Experience the majestic Versailles and Monet’s gardens in Giverny •     
• Enjoy this combined one-day tour with a return trip from Paris •       
• Be inspired with a stroll through Monet's picturesque garden •       
• Take a guided tour of the Great Royal Apartments of Versailles Palace •       
• Drink in expert commentary from your guide •       
• Take lunch at the Moulin de Fourges riverbank restaurant •     
• Marvel at the breathtaking fountain display at Versailles (optional) 

Departure:

Departure point:

2 Place des Pyramides

Departure time:

8:15 AM

Duration:

9 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions:

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Terms and Conditions:

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


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lilly.cubano

Everything was a described. We had enough time at each location (even at this time of the year Versailles was crowded) and the lunch was delicious. They are definitely punctual, so don’t lose track of time! We’ll do it again.

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Carol G

Amazing! Great tour guides and the lunch was fantastic at a very quaint mill. Loved the entire experience!

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Sandi

I felt we spent too much time at Monet’s House and not enough time at Versailles. Our guide was hard to understand and people got lost. She didn’t keep the group together. The lunch was great. I only wish we had a different guide.

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MaryJo D

This was an absolutely wonderful tour from the gardens of Monet to the extravagant Palace of Versailles. The 3 course lunch, including wine, was delicious and in a country setting. It was so nice and relaxing to have someone else do the driving and handle the days itinerary. Highly recommend

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karenequ62

What an amazing day!! The morning at Monet's Mansion and Gardens, lunch at an old mill restaurant under the trees, next to a beautiful river, and then the afternoon at the Palace of Versailles!!! This is a 'not-to-be-missed' tour!! Worth every penny and I would go on it again if I were to go back to Paris! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and made our day extraordinarily special by being able to answer any questions we posed!! My daughter and I had many "wow, we're here!!" moments that day!! Go on this tour!! You're missing out if you don't!!

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Yasmine H

This tour was wonderful. Words cannot describe the beauty that is Giverny. This tour is extremely well organized, the hosts were wonderful, and the lunch included was ah-mazing! I had initially considered venturing to Versailles on my own and spending the entire day, but I am very happy I chose to do this tour instead. It's so well organized that you can just sit back and enjoy everything you're going to see on the tour. I really love Monet's work, so I found this tour was a perfect was to spend a day while visiting Paris. I was initially hesitant to book this tour because of the price, but after the experience I am so happy I booked it.

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Amie C

We had a fun day on this trip. Giverny and Monet's Gardens were beautiful. Lunch was at an old Water Mill which was quaint and lovely. Versailles was long - but it was also very hot that day. The tour was nice and informative - but again very hot and very crowded. Overall it was a fun day!

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stephanie8885

What a great day! The staff was lovely, bus was comfortable, easy to find. I wish we had a bit more time at Versailles and that we didn't have to wait to enter as there was confusion at the entrance. It got way more crowded within those 20 minutes. Lucnh was at an adorable location near Giverny and had vegetarian meals which was great. Definitely recommend.

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Kjbrooks

Loved Monet’s Gardens. Could of spent more time there. Did not enjoy the visit to the Palace. Loved the outside and but so many tours going on inside could not enjoy the walk through the inside.

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Toby R

I felt like a kindergartner. The guide kept repeating herself about how it was so important to be back at the bus at the designated times and about some other things. I wanted to get off the tour. She didn't add anything to the palace of Versailles that wasn't already known and only spent about 20 minutes in the gardens which was self directed. Thankfully I had listened to Rick Steves before visiting. So disappointed that I spent the money for this tour. However I am thankful that I did get to see Versailles and Monets Gardens


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Palace of Versailles and Giverny Day Trip from Paris with Lunch
Overview:

Think of France and what comes to mind? Chances are the Palace of Versailles and the Impressionists are up there in your top ten. However fleeting your visit, you do have time to experience a bit of both, thanks to our day trip from Paris. Ever wanted to step into one of Monet’s paintings? Your wish is our command! Wander through the lush gardens of the artist’s residence, inspiration for his Nympheas, among others. After lunch, head to Versailles, royal pad to three King Louis. From the moment you approach this imposing Palace, we dare you not to gasp at its lavish splendor. In fact, you’ll probably keep your mouth open for the rest of your visit!

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$227.69

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