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Giverny and Versailles with Lunch - VIP Private tour from Paris

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Key Highlights

  • A luxurious private visit of the two most popular places, Versailles and Giverny in one day
  • Explore the splendid gardens and palace of Versailles; and marvel at beauty of Giverny with skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • A small group assures maximum interaction with your guide and therefore the most in-depth experience
  • An expert guide fluent in English and French will escort you throughout the tour and share interesting anecdotes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and transport in an air conditioned vehicle
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Monday and 1st Sunday of each month (November - March)

    Duration

    9 hours

    Start time

    0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your Central Paris Accommodation.
    (Please advise your accommodation details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up.)

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at your Central Paris Accommodation.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This private tour from Paris takes you to Giverny and Versailles. Get an introduction to the life and work of Claude Monet and visit the historic palace of Versailles.

    The tour of Versailles brings alive the history of not only France, but also of the rest of the Europe, for it was here that the famous treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, was signed. Visit the Palace of Versailles and marvel at its luxury and magnificence as you go through the Royal Apartments, the Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Apartments.

    Also explore Monet’s house with its famous pink façade and green-painted shutters, the flower beds full of cheerful color, the arches laden with climbing plants, the wisteria-covered Japanese foot-bridge and the famous lily pond. Relax in your private car as your guide gives you an insight into the life and works of Claude Monet.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Paris, at 0900h (09:00am), you will travel in a private car accompanied by a driver/guide.

    En route, your driver-guide will give you an introduction to the life and work of Claude Monet, the famous French impressionist painter. Stop at the cemetery to visit Monet’s tomb. The tour also includes a guided visit of Monet’s gardens and house, where you can see the famous water lilies.

    Stroll through Claude Monet’s charming gardens and learn how his passion for color was expressed not only in the gardens he adored but also in the interior of his home. Visit the blue living room and the sunny yellow dining room; see the lovely tiled kitchen and the stunning collection of Japanese engravings.

    Drive along the Route des Crêtes where you can enjoy an exceptional panorama over the Seine valley. See a watchtower of the 9th century built at the time of the Viking's Invasion and the château of La Roche Guyon that became Erwin Rommel's headquarter during World War II. Also, see the village of Vetheuil where Monet spent the 3 hardest years of his life, and also the Mantes la Jolie and its 12C gothic cathedral.

    The guide will give you an introduction to the history of Versailles. Upon arrival in Versailles, visit the park, Grand Canal, Trianon, Hamlet of the Queen. The tour includes a guided visit of the Grand Apartments. Stroll through the Gardens and on Saturdays and Sundays, the Groves as well. In the summer on Tuesdays, Saturdays or Sundays, you can request to the see the magical fountain show in the garden (entry cost not included).

    You will reach your hotel in Paris at around 1700h (5:00pm).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Luxury Car/Van with Licensed Guide (English and French speaking)
    • Entrance tickets Castle and Garden
    • Giverny Entry

    Exclusions

    • Entry to Music and Fountain Shows
    • Meals
    • Drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please email or send an sms the tour operator at least 72 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.
    All required details are mentioned in your voucher.

    Additional info

    You are advised to book well in advance of your travel date.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Best tour and best tour guide

      Our tour guide was on time at picking us up. also she was great in speaking English. and very knowledgeable with the history....

      PENELOPE GUILLERMO