Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Day Trip From Paris Including Lunch

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    8:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Plan a trip to France and the Palace of Versailles along with the Impressionists make to the top ten of the must-visit places. Thanks to our day trip from Paris, you will have time to experience a bit of both, however fleeting your visit be. Stopping at Giverny, you get to step into one of Monet's paintings! Wander through the lush gardens of the artist's residence, an inspiration for his Nympheas, among others. After lunch, enjoy a royal guided tour of the Palace of Versailles. From the moment you approach this imposing palace, we dare you not to gasp at its lavish splendor. And on the right day at the right time, you might even get to marvel at the breathtaking fountain display at Versailles.


Led by a local guide

All entrance fees included

Free drinks included

Lunch included

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Palace of versailles And Giverny Day Trip From Paris is for you if you are short on time. Book the day tour from Paris and be ready to make the most of your limited time!

First up on our trip plan is Giverny. We stop at Fondation Claude Monet - home to Impressionist maestro Monet from 1833 until his demise in 1926. Walk across the Japanese bridge you have seen somewhere before and catch your reflection in that water lily pond.

Duration: 2 hours

Next up is a hearty lunch (we won’t let you eat cake unless you want to), after visiting Moulin de Fourges, an 18th-century mill, inspired by Marie Antoinette's hamlet. The Palace of Versailles leads us nicely on to your next stop. Compare and contrast your interior decor 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

As we move ahead, we will pass by the Gardens of versailles. You are 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, a sculpture, a forGare de l|est or two. If you choose the right date, you will catch the Musical Fountains show, when the gardens numerous water features rise-and-fall to the rhythm of Louis XIV’s favorite tunes.

Then it's a journey back to your romantic city of Paris.

- 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)


Lunch in a charming restaurant in the countryside near Giverny

Air-conditioned vehicle

Licensed multilingual guide

Entry/Admission - Fondation Claude Monet (House & gardens)

Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles and its garden

Entry/Admission - Fondation Claude Monet

Entry/Admission - Maison de Claude Monet a Vetheuil

Entry/Admission - The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet

Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors


Hotel pickup and drop-off


Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

The tour allows enough time to visit Versailles Great Royal Apartments and Monets 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

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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  • 14-Nov-2019

    We really enjoyed the trip to Giverny. This has been on my bucket list for a long time and it did not disappoint. There were lots of people there but we had no problem making our way around the gardens. It was stunning. We enjoyed seeing Monet's home. Lunch was absolutely delicious in such a quaint restaurant. On we traveled to Versailles. It was raining and extremely crowded. To be honest it was not the experience we hoped for. We felt like sardines and couldn't wait to get out. Because of the rain our trip though the gardens of Versailles was rushed. This certainly was not the fault of our tour.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Absolutely fabulous tour guide. Awesome lunch. Only wish I had seen more of the gardens But that was out of the control of our guide. Mass crowds

  • 09-Oct-2019

    This trip was way too rushed for one day! We only had about 2 hoursi in Giverny and that was not nearly enough! Our guide talked too fast and she was not clear about our directions..
    After an excellent lunch at a charming inn.,we went to Versailles. The guided tour here was much better. Same guide just spoke slower and seemed more relaxed. If I could do the tour over I would do them separately! 3 Stars!

  • 13-Sep-2019

    We visited Monet house,no guided tour was available. After an allotted time, we left and had a lovely lunch. When we arrived to Versailles, there were many many people lined up to go inside. The skip the line was wonderful but inside it was wall to wall people!! This was in August. I specifically wanted a guide to hear interesting information about the palace. Our guide walked so quickly the people at the end of the group could not hear what was being said. It would have been better to rent portable recordings. I was actually in rooms that we didn't have any idea of the rooms use. I felt our guide could have shared more information but I felt we were rushed through.
    I thought this tour also included a guide for the gardens. It would have been wonderful to hear specific informaton about the beautiful gardens. I had no idea they were so large! You cannot see entire gardens from the palace windows. We chose to visit on Sunday. Period music was coordinated with "dancing fountains"......beautiful. Next time I vote to see the gardens only.

  • 10-Sep-2019

    It was a picturesque, comfortable ride in a clean, modern bus to Giverny's Monet House. After a brief guided tour of the gardens, we had ample time to explore the gardens and pond in further detail. Then we independently toured the main house, which was too small and crowded to handle a guided tour of 20+ people. The gift shop offered a wide selection of memorabilia. As usual, the ladies room was inadequate for the crowd.

    We then drove to a nearby restaurant, which was spacious, as if it was an event hall. Private tables were set up for our group. The meal was excellent. Quite a surprise, as there was unlimited free wine included.

    At Versailles, the guide was very knowledgeable and thorough. The crowd was manageable and there was no wait for our group to enter. After the guided tour, there was ample time to explore the gardens. We returned to the pick up point about 6:30. Overall, a good experience and value.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    Most informative with added humor by guide as appropriate. Timing was on spot and the venue for the lunch was great. Highly recommend.

  • 29-Aug-2019

    The gardens st Giverny were beautiful. Not too crowded although so you could get a lot of pictures. You don't get any time to walk around Giverny but we didn't mind. The house and grounds are worth seeing. Our lunch stop was at an old mill. The food and wine were excellent. A very beautiful setting. Versailles is huge and our guide explained what we would be seeing ahead of time. She did a wonderful job of providing history and insight into royal life. Because we did not have to wait in a line to get in we had extra time to explore the grounds.

  • 28-Aug-2019

    Combined Givery and Versailles palace trip. Giverny in the morning, expect about an +1hour coach trip; small group of about 15. The gardens and house can be very crowded with people. Lunch provided at a nearby mill house was excellent (location and quality). Afternoon at Versailles and the 'jump the queue' privilage is a must which is what you pay for in this package. Never be late for the coach. They can give you 15 mins to return late but after that they will leave you behind. You are warned!

  • 23-Aug-2019

    The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The Monet House is interesting but the gardens were magnificent. Versailles, as expected was very crowded, but the gardens were beautiful. Would recommend either a full day at Versailles, or a separate trip just to visit the gardens.

  • 06-Aug-2019

    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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