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Palace of Versailles and Giverny Day Trip from Paris with Lunch

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From USD

$229.12

See more than Paris and take a day trip to Monet's garden at Giverny and Louis XIV's palace of Versailles. The full-day tour combines the two most popular excursions from Paris in one trip. You'll explore France's royal history at the incomparably grand Versailles palace and see the gardens that inspired so many of Claude Monet's masterpieces at Giverny.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This tour allows enough time to visit the Great Royal Apartments and the Gardens only
- The ticket to Versailles is a skip the line ticket, but you may still have to wait in line on arrival, especially in high season when the palace is very busy.

Description:

Monet lived at Giverny from 1883 to 1926, and it was here that he created such paintings as his famous "Nympheas" water lily sequence. Monet was the master of Impressionism, inspiring many visiting American Impressionist artists who walked through the gardens you'll visit on your Giverny tour. The Japanese bridge crossing the famous water-lily pond also featured in Monet's paintings.

Your tour continues to Versailles, on the way you will stop for lunch at the Moulin de Fourges, a picturesque mill on the banks of the Epte River. After lunch it's time for the glory and splendor of Versailles when you enter the gilded world of King Louis XIV. You'll visit the opulent Grand Apartments, the stunning chandelier-lit Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Apartments. Along the way your expert guide brings the past alive with illuminating details of courtly life in the palace. While visiting Versailles you have free time to visit the formal gardens "a la Francaise".

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:
April 2nd to October 30th (Saturdays & Sundays), May 5th, May 24th to June 28th (Tuesdays) and July 14th. For a selected time you have the option to see the magnificent fountain displays, which reveal the skill and artistry of 3 centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court. Entrance fees are included in the cost of the tour.

Departure:

Departure point:

Pyramides, central Paris

Departure time:

8:15am

Duration:

9 hours 30 minutes

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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:

See more than Paris and take a day trip to Monet's garden at Giverny and Louis XIV's palace of Versailles. The full-day tour combines the two most popular excursions from Paris in one trip. You'll explore France's royal history at the incomparably grand Versailles palace and see the gardens that inspired so many of Claude Monet's masterpieces at Giverny.

From USD

$229.12

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