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Giverny and Versailles Tour - Small Group

Giverny and Versailles Tour - Small Group

9 hours From
AU$407 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-660
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Tue to Sun
9 hours From
AU$407 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-660
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Tue to Sun
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideMealMeal LunchTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

Pick up at your Paris accommodation at 8:15 a.m. for a minibus journey of around one hour and 15 minutes to Giverny. The number of participants is limited to eight to allow you to enjoy a personalised excursion with your driver-guide. Immerse yourself in the world of Claude Monet, famous for his many paintings of different views of his garden.

Start the day trip by discovering the Palace and Gardens of Versailles for about 2 hours. Your guide will take you to the palace entrance. Skip the line to visit the most beautiful rooms with a guided tour: these include the King's Apartments, with seven salons each decorated on the theme of a different god, and the Queen's Apartments. Stroll along the sparkling Hall of Mirrors, imagined by the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart as a place for parading and being seen. Designed to dazzle the Sun King's visitors, this huge hall with marble and gilded bronze decoration was somewhere to stroll and meet. Once your guide has told you about the different parts of the palace, spend time exploring the Gardens of Versailles while you admire their magnificent sculptures (marble statues, busts and vases), fountains and ponds.

After your two-hour visit, enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant, ten minutes from Giverny (local food with a twist).

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the world of Claude Monet, famous for his many paintings of different views of his garden. The artist Claude Monet lived in Giverny for more than 40 years, from 1883 until his death. Your driver-guide will take you to the gardens. Spend time wandering around the Clos Normand Flower Garden, home to a number of plants of Eastern origins, the multicolored flower beds, and the stunning water garden, so famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge.

Visit Claude Monet's house, where he lived and worked, at your own pace. Explore the reading room that leads into the larder and the artist's studio. As well as those of his private apartments, these rooms have been reconstructed with Monet's original furniture. Visit the dining room, home to Monet's collection of Japanese prints (one of the largest in the world), as well as the blue-tiled Kitchen. At the end of your tour, take the opportunity to visit the Impressionists Museum and the lovely gift and book shop housed in what was once the Water Lilies studio.

Your return to your Paris accommodation is scheduled for approximately 5:15 p.m.

This tour is available in the following languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Departure Time: 8:00 am

Meeting Point: From your hotel or apartment in Paris

Inclusions

  • Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
  • Services of our driver-guide
  • Priority access ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens (with the exception of the Trianons de Versailles)
  • Entrance ticket at Giverny for Claude Monet's house and gardens and the Impressionists Museum 
  • Lunch

Important Notes

  • Closing of the Queen’s State Apartment for renovation works.
  • Flat shoes are strongly recommended (Versailles has parquet floors in its rooms and cobblestones in its courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted in the palace
  • The itinerary and schedule are subject to change depending on traffic or site schedule changes.
  • The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures: The Vigipirate plan, the security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow down the entrance. 

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