Day trip

From Paris: Giverny and Versailles Palace Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From Paris: Giverny and Versailles Palace Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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From US$ 143.46 per person

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Combine a visit to Monet’s Giverny estate with a tour of the Versailles palace and gardens. Travel round-trip from Paris on a full-day small-group excursion.

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Duration 10 hours
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7.5 hours
  • Place du Trocadéro

  • 1 hour
  • Musée des Impressionnismes

  • Giverny (lunch)

  • 1 hour
  • Palace of Versailles (guided tour, free time)

  • 30 minutes
  • Place du Trocadéro

Meeting point
Main stop
  • See where Claude Monet, the father of Impressionism, lived and worked
  • Skip the lines at Versailles and take a tour of the most important rooms
  • Enjoy a walk through the gardens of Versailles, among the finest in Europe
  • Explore the iconic sites with a guide and a small group
Full description

Take a guided tour of Monet’s Giverny estate and the Palace of Versailles on this day tour from Paris by air-conditioned coach. Save time with skip-the-line entrance to the Château de Versailles and its elegant garden. 

Be picked up from a centrally-located meeting point in Paris and board a spacious coach. Stop at the Monet Foundation for a short introduction to the estate. Take a walk around the lily pad pond and visit the artist’s ivy-clad house. Take a break in town where you can purchase a delicious lunch. Sit back and take in the views on the short drive to Versailles, a perfectly preserved example of French royal extravagance. Breeze past the long lines at Versailles with your fast-tracked entrance. Explore the this famous palace and follow your guide on a tour of the rooms where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette threw lavish soirées. Visit the private royal chambers. Enjoy a short tour of the gardens and then have the freedom to appreciate them further at your leisure. Depending on the day, you may experience the Fountain Show or the Musical Gardens.

Hop back on the bus and relax on the transfer back to your meeting point in Paris.

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Paris by comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Château de Versailles and its gardens
  • Entrance ticket to Monet’s house and gardens
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • Those using wheelchairs or having impairments requiring special assistance cannot be accommodated on the tour
  • Strollers or baby carriages cannot be accommodated on this group tour
  • Extra measures may restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, it is strongly suggested that you avoid bringing large purses, bags or backpacks on your tour
  • Skip-the-line access and careful planning limit crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change at short notice
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites and comply with local requirements. The local partner will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 119 reviews

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Both activities were interesting but combining them made for a rather long day. We got an overview from the guide at Giverny but would have liked a more personal tour. The guide at Versailles was really excellent. He did an excellent job of explaining the historical significance of what we were seeing, plus the Palace is amazing.

August 1, 2022

Bus driver was friendly, bus was clean and comfortable. First tour guide on the bus was friendly, and second tour guide at Versailles was knowledgeable and friendly. It was pretty crowded at both locations but tis the season in July! Perhaps a longer bit of free time at Versailles would’ve been good but we also had a few in our tour who returned late and our bus left Giverny about 20 minutes late which was a little annoying. But I guess I would’ve wanted to bus to wait for me if I got caught up/lost. But Versailles is huge so perhaps a little longer there would be good.

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July 4, 2022

this was an overall enjoyable day tour. the meeting place in Paris was off the beaten path but nonetheless the bus was comfortable. The Monet gardens speak to themselves, they are pristine. The tour guide on the bus was knowledgeable but not engaging, making the trip seem much longer than need be. The guide drops you off at the Garden entrance and leaves you on your own (disappointing as you want to hear about the gardens). The same goes from Versailles. A new guide was assigned, although nice, the tour provided a lot of repetitive info, slightly hard to hear from the ear sets with all the background crowd noise. This part of the tour felt extremely tour as the guide was not very engaging.

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June 24, 2022

Product ID: 118759