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Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

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Paris, France
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Uncover history and art on a small-group, full-day tour from central Paris. Explore Giverny, including its tranquil water lily gardens at Monet’s house. Indulge in lunch at Moulin de Fourges and then discover the splendor of the Palace of Versailles with its decadent Hall of Mirrors and gardens.
  • Explore Giverny, Monet’s House, and the Palace of Versailles in just one day from Paris
  • Discover Monet’s tranquil water lily garden and Louis XIV’s Hall of Mirrors
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience
  • Admission tickets, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Paris included

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Tour sizes are kept low on this tour, with no more than eight people, for a more intimate experience.
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Guided visit of Monet's Gardens
3 courses lunch, drinks included
Guided tour of Versailles Palace.
Skip-the-line access to Giverny & Versailles Palace
Visit in small group up to 15 people
Qualified and passionate guide at your disposal
Gratuities
Private transportation
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel , 18 Avenue De Suffren, 22 Rue Jean Rey Entrée Au, 75015 Paris, France

Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, in front of the HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris - Meeting point 22 Rue Jean Rey with our representative with a Paris City Vision sign, outside the hotel.

8:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Start your day with a convenient pickup from central Paris. Then, with your group of no more than eight people and guide, head toward the village of Giverny.

Explore the picturesque village, made famous by the impressionist Monet, and wander through the artist’s home and inspiring water lily garden with your guide.

Afterward, relax and absorb the surroundings as you stop for lunch and the Moulin de Fourges, before hopping back aboard your vehicle for the journey to Versailles.

Here, explore the magnificent Palace of Versailles and discover how kings and queens lived in the 17th- and 18th-centuries. Follow your guide through the enormous residence, through the apartments of the Dauphin and Dauphine, to the famous Hall of Mirrors. Continue outside to the breathtakingly ornate gardens and be dazzled by fountains, sculptures, and beguiling topiary.

Finally, board your transport back to central Paris where your tour concludes.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
22 Rue Jean Rey
Enjoy spectacular sights from artistic to royal in an intimate group of no more than 15 people with a central departure from Paris.
Pass By:  
The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet
Prepare for an artistic and majestic experience with this intimate getaway from Paris. Your guided journey begins in Giverny, the picturesque village that inspired its most famous resident, Monet.
Pass By:  
Le Moulin de Fourges
Relax and reflect with an inclusive lunch and drinks stop at the charming Moulin de Fourges.
Pass By:  
Le Jardin de Versailles
Step out to explore the beauty of the expansive and ornate gardens, a breath of fresh air for the senses.
Pass By:  
Monument a Louis XIV
Spot Louis xiv 's statue on a horse just before the Palace
Stop At:  
Palace of Versailles
Next up is magnificent Versailles Palace to experience how Louis XIV lived in his opulent suite, see the famous Hall of Mirrors and wander the amazing apartment of the Dauphin and Dauphine.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Hall of Mirrors
see the famous Hall of Mirrors and wander the amazing apartment of the Dauphin and Dauphine.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Paris
Back to the Paris at the end of the day.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Baby strollers are forbidden inside the Versailles Palace
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is not suitable for clients with walking difficulties
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "Great lunch at a quaint location was a nice mid-day break as well, I highly recommend this trip!" See review
  • "While we could have spent an entire day at each place, seeing the highlights with an experienced and knowledgeable guide made the long day well worth it." See review
  • "The tour included pickup and drop off which worked well considering that we are in our late 60s." See review

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star-5
Giverny and Versaille with a TravelScoot
Sara_L
, Jun 2022
This was a return trip to Giverny and Versailles - but it had been many years and we enjoyed having our son and his wife with us to experience it too. My husband's mobility is compromised this year so we had a TravelScoot with us for him to get around. We were delighted how the guide could get us through Versailles (with some behind the scenes elevators). Giverny was harder (gravel roads, etc.), but found a lovely place to stop and get a quick bite at the end of the tour time.
star-3
Nope
William_B
, Jun 2022
Lunch with friends was the most enjoyable. There were too many people at Giverny and Versailles. Au revoir.
star-1
This tour was advertised...
Vibeke_L
, May 2022
This tour was advertised as a small group of 1-8 people. Fine pint said no more than 15 people… This was a regular tour bus with 34 people onboard for the entire tour. We paid nearly €300 per person for a SMALL group experience. We could have paid far less by picking the regular option and we would have saved money and experienced the same. Bait and switch.
star-4
This Is a Very Good Day Expedition!
Nicole_H
, Apr 2022
This is a very good day expedition! I touted itself as a "small group" (less than 8), but clearly several "small groups" were combined, as there were more like 20-25 people. But, the adventure itself is very well organized and delightful. Giverny is simply beautiful! It is pretty far from Paris, but worth the bus ride. And Versailles is a crowded "must-see," made more enjoyable with the skip-the-line group advantage. I must say that my favorite part of the day was the lunch stop at an excellent restaurant in Normandy, which included great food and wine. This trip is pricey, but well worth it, even with a bit bigger group than advertised.
star-3
Could have been wonderful….alas
Margaret_E
, Apr 2022
Giverny is so worth a visit —simply beautiful. The guide was knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the poor organization of the company including not providing the small group promised of 1-15 but rather well over 20 people, a late start to day, no working air conditioning on bus(uncomfortably warm) overshadowed what could have been a great day. Versailles is nice but was extremely crowded and we only had 1 1/2 hours total to see palace and gardens since we arrived late. Lunch was nice- food was ok—wine was not spectacular—wish we would have been outside on patio as it was a nice day. Instead we were in a smallish room.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth the money
Deborah_L
, Aug 2021
Nice trip. Good tour guide. A bit disorganized with rough start. The bus picked up extra guests and they moved our stuff for absolutely no reason. Parts were rushed. Meal was just ok.
star-5
Excellent trip
Gigi_N
, Aug 2021
Everything went very smoothly! Madame Marie-Amelia was so patient and informative- even with an infant in the group. Would definitely recommend this excursion.
star-5
Worth every penny
shimulpatel7
, Nov 2019
I was a solo traveler and the trip was awesome! The guide was awesome. He drove us in minivan to Versailles and took care of entry and everything and gave us a private tour of the palace and then drove us to Giverny’s B&B where our lunch had been arranged and cost included in the booking. We had peaceful lunch at scenic B&B with some open seating at a garden with live music and some good French wine and food! Then the guide drove us to Monet’s village and he left us and gave us plenty of time to explore the garden and house and village! While driving back to Paris, he gave us some good pointers on sightseeing in Paris!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A Day Outside Paris
Roam328608
, Nov 2019
Great driver and guide. Had a wonderful self tour of Monet's Gardens and House with ample time. A really nice lunch in a country setting. And then a real nice overview tour of Versailles, especially the Palace and outside Gardens. The whole day was enjoyable!
star-1
Giverny and Versailles Small Group
Matt_P
, Nov 2019
I would not recommend this tour if traveling to Paris the day before via airlines. Our flight was delayed over 12 hours due to mechanical issues. We called Viator immediately upon realizing we couldn't make the tour, and they refused to provide a credit. Very disappointed in Viators customer service and therefore would not recommend Viator to others.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Relax and Enjoy The Tour!
Jacque D
, Oct 2019
I am so glad that I booked this tour. I didn't have to worry about getting to these attractions, everything was done for me. Our tour guide was very informative and knew exactly what to do. The lunch that we had was amazing. I felt sorry for all the people that had to waste their time standing in a long line!
star-5
Giverny and Versailles Small Group tour
75deborahw
, Oct 2019
Pamela our guide made sure we enjoyed the tour. We were a group of six and she kept us engaged the entire time on a very long day. Hitting both places in one day was ambitious but Pamela knew all the ways to make the day run smoothly and efficiently. Although she herself gave the guided tour of Versailles, She provided us ample time to wander own our own in the palace gardens and at Monet’s house and garden. Great tour. Interesting and informative and allowed us to have only one day outside of Paris instead of two, which worked well with out schedule. If there were any shortcoming on the trip, it is the lunch. Gorgeous and charming setting, but the entre left something to be desired. Otherwise, we loved the tour in every way.
star-5
Gardens and Gold Leaf
Kaye_D
, Sep 2019
The tour successfully contrasted the simplicity of Giverny to the opulence of Versailles Excellent guide who made sure we had not only an enjoyable but also an informative day. Small group was ideal.Transfer well organised and lunch quality so far above any tour lunch I have experienced. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Monet and Marie
Rebecca_B
, Sep 2019
This was a fantastic experience!! It was quite a lot to do in one day, but it was well worth it. Our group was small, which makes such a big difference, and our guide was very knowledgeable about Versailles.
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Jerrold G
, Aug 2019
This was a great educational experience the guide was excellent Versaille was amazing and Givernay tranquil and beautiful
star-5
The utmost magical tour
joana m
, Aug 2019
I cannot rave about this tour enough. Seeing both INCREDIBLE sights in one day is essential & this tour is the only one for it! Our tour guide Nick was nothing short of amazing & made our tour so special. He was informative, helpful & not at all annoying like some tour guides can be, The place they take you to for lunch was phenomenal & so incredibly gorgeous. The van is very spacious & the air conditioning is great (& essential!) This tour is worth every penny & I could not recommend it enough. Request Nick as your guide for the best tour ever!
star-1
Epic failure
Jeffrey_J
, Jul 2019
I called Paris City Vision as requested, 3 days prior to schedule our pick-up for our trip to Giverny and Versailles. I then called the day prior to our scheduled trip and confirmed that our apartment was on a pedestrian only access walkway and would the tour company prefer for us to meet the driver at a more vehicle-friendly site. We were assured NO, the driver will come find us. On the appointed day we were to be picked-up at 8:30. We sat in the apartment with no one arriving. At 8:45 I began calling the tour company attempting to reach them, making 6 calls, but no one answered the phone. No one ever called us, no one came to the apartment to take us on the trip. I would never us Paris City Vision again, and by extension I will also no longer use Viator.
star-5
great day trip to Versailles and Normandy
John_B
, Jul 2019
Cecilia, our guide was terrific and we had a great time. Definitely a wonderful trip. A wonderful stop for a meal in Normandy is included. The pace was just right and we returned in time for more fun in Paris.
star-1
Disaster
Rick_F
, Jul 2019
We were left stranded at Monet in Giverny. We were not told what parking lot the driver was in and could not find our group. We called the Viator office a dozen times to tell the driver to please pick us up. We were told to wait and he would come get us. After about an hour more we found out he just left us stranded. We were later told to take a taxi to meet him. Impossible to find a taxi in Giverny. Finally a store owner came to our rescue and called a friend who drove a taxi. I spent an additional 170 Euros to get him to drive us to Versailles to try to find the group which we did. We missed hours of the day waiting for the driver, almost $200 extra for the taxi , missed lunch and no apology from the driver who could care less. On the way home from Versailles the rest of our group could not find the van because he told them to meet at a certain spot but forgot he told them that. We stayed with him the whole time because of our prior experience. Also, he was the only tour guide who did not hold up anything to find him while walking around thousands of people. Very bad experience. get us to Versailles to meet the group. He had just abanded us and he nor the office could care less.,
star-5
Giverny and Versailles
Mary_S
, Jul 2019
Our Guide and Driver, Julian was excellent. Experienced exactly what we were looking for - Giverny was a bit too crowded to really enjoy the gardens but overall we loved seeing the highlights of both places. The included lunch in a Normandy Countryside restaurant was an amazing surprise. While we could have spent an entire day at each place, seeing the highlights with an experienced and knowledgeable guide made the long day well worth it. 8 total in the group was just the right size.

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