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Day trip to Versailles Palace and Giverny's Monet House including Lunch

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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
- 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
- Baby strollers are forbidden inside the Versailles Palace.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- This tour is not suitable for clients with walking difficulties
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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Itinerary
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Stop At: PARISCityVISION, 2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Meet up at our central located agency in Paris!

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure, 36 rue Sadi Carnot, 27200 Vernon France

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 ,1 hour 20 ( approx) drive from Paris in Eure Department ( close to Vernon)

Stop At: Fondation Claude Monet, 84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France

Home to Impressionist maestro Monet from 1833 until his demise in 1926.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Walk across the Japanese bridge you’ve seen somewhere before and catch your reflection in that water lily pond..

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Le Moulin de Fourges, 38 Rue du Moulin, 27630 Fourges, 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Monument a Louis XIV, Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Leading us nicely on to your next stop: Versailles where you will see Louis XIV's Statue on a horse.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Compare and contrast your interior décor to that of Louis XIV and his wife.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Then waltz through the vast Hall of Mirrors. Your tour guide is at hand to answer your questions, however weird or wonderful.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles 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.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Place de l_Opera Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris France

Then it’s back to Paris to dream in your own private chambers.

Stop At: Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris France

You will end back at the departure point.


Duration: 15 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Departure time:

8:15 AM

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.


Reviews:

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Jocelyne E

This is the BEST tour ever! Everyone really needs to take THIS tour. Our tour guide was exceptional! We made great friends over lunch.... I want to take this tour AGAIN!!!!!!!

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ALEJANDRO D

Very nice tour. Our guide far beyond our expectation.
The venue for lunch very nice but not quite nice the particular salón where we had lunch.

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Anna M

Easy location to find for the meeting place. Comfortable air conditioned bus. friendly and knowledgeable guides. the restaurant where we ate was adorable.

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Monique M

The whole trip was wonderful. Our guide explained everything from the ride over to Giverny and on the way to our lunch area and back on the bus to Versailles. She did a wonderful job. I am sorry I did not get her name. The bus ride was very comfortable.

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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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jfwaner

My brother and I were both excited to find an option that included the gardens at Versailles and I was thrilled to read later that fountains were also to be operating on Tuesdays. However, in spite of the timed entry for bus groups to be admitted, we waited outside in the rain for nearly an hour to get in. There were at least six other bus tours ahead of us, so by the time we got in, we were not allowed to spend much time in several rooms and the guide needed to shorten her presentation. Since the inside tour entry was delayed so long, we were left with less than 30 minutes to view the gardens. Though the fountains were not operating, had I known, I would've found a way to ditch the inside tour and head outside for more time and less crowds in the gardens. They should not allow so many bus tours in one day, or at the very least, should give the option to start in the gardens. Giverny was lovely, but also super crowded. The lunch spot in between was lovely and our chat with the table mates there was the highlight of the day.

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ngrojas.orlando

This tour was somewhat disappointing, mainly attributable to the guide and general disorganization. There was one couple on tour who spoke Spanish. Commentary was given in both languages but being bilingual we realized that the content was different, leaving out interesting things in both. Arriving at Giverny, she walked too fast and without pause, making it difficult to appreciate the surroundings, listen to her commentary and keep up. An occasional one-minute stop to see what she was talking about would have been appreciated. Giverny was gorgeous, and we had plenty of time to walk around the spectacular gardens and visit the Monet home. It was then hard to find our tour bus, among the many in the lot. No number displayed at front of bus, and when we asked the driver, he didn’t know the number of the bus he was driving. Onward to lunch, which was quite good, with a couple of bottles of wine on each table. Worth the price. There, we learned our Spanish speaking couple speak fluent English. Onward to Versailles. The Palace was impressive and the tour OK. When we arrived at the crowded gardens, we lost sight of the guide, who was dispensing the garden entry passes. We could hear her on the audio phones telling us she was looking for us, but it would have been helpful/logical to tell us where she was standing, maybe the large information kiosk which was right there. We never could find her, so we missed seeing the gardens. We were told the bus would be remain where we got off, but the bus moved, again making it difficult to find it with no visual identification. Just a “#10” placard in the bus window would solve this recurring problem.

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Hannah P

This trip is overpriced, the only nice part is that if you are short on time you do get to see a lot in 1 day. They could definitely add 1-2 hours on to the trip so you didn't feel as rushed throughout your visit. We were at Versailles for less than 2 hours so very disappointed. This is the best way to get to Giverny and the lunch was the best part. Our tour guide was horrible! He barely spoke any English for an English tour. He provided little to no facts about anything except for anecdotes that you could pick up from watching Marie Antoinette. I learned more about Versailles by reading the little brochure than him talking for 1 hour about nonsense. I also always find very rude that they ask for tips when this tour is already way overpriced. Go for Monet and the lunch (no vegetarians) but don't be surprised if you barely see anything at Versailles.

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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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Day trip to Versailles Palace and Giverny's Monet House including 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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$224.51

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