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Skip-the-line Access to Versailles and Giverny Guided Tour with Lunch – From Paris

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    • Adults (18+)
    • Children (3-17)
    • Infants (0-2)
from US$ 193.58 per person pp
    • Tour the magnificent palace and gardens at Versailles
    • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a charming restaurant in Giverny
    • Round trip transportation in an air conditioned coach
  • Overview
    Explore the beautiful and awe-inspiring Palace of Versailles and Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny on this tour.

    The Palace of Versailles is a grand palace, world renowned and draws tourists from far and wide to explore its lavish interiors and formal gardens. Built by Louis the XIV, the famous Palace of Versailles was designed to awe with its opulence. The 75 metre long Hall of Mirrors is particularly impressive with 17 huge mirrors and stucco work showing the monarch in various guises.

    Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny is where the famous impressionist artist painted the Water Lilies series. The artist has a lovely airy studio, which now houses reproductions of his work. Monet’s garden in Giverny is particularly delightful for its profusion of flowers in different shades and colours. The Japanese bridge covered in purple wisterias and the water pond is picture perfect.

    With history, art and culture, this tour of the Palace of Versailles and Monet’s garden will be a memorable experience.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary


    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct : Daily except Monday


    9.5 hours

    Start Time


    Meeting Point

    The start point for the tour is 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris.
    The closest metro station is Tuileries (line n°01), Pyramides (line n°14) or Palais Royal (line n°7).
    Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    This tour ends at the starting point.


    Sie werden morgens um 8:15 Uhr von einem englisch-sprachigem Reiseleiter abgeholt und fahren mit einem klimatisierten Fahrzeug durch die Normandie Richtung Giverny. Besuchen Sie das charmante Dorf, welches einst das Zuhause des impressionistischen Malers Claude Monet und die Inspiration für das weltberühmte Wasserlilien Gemälde war.

    Sehen Sie das Haus von Monet, sein Studio und den romantischen Garten. Das Zusammenspiel der farbenfrohen Blumen, Hecken und Sträucher und die Reflektion auf dem ikonischen Teich sind einmalig und ein Muss für jeden Monet Liebhaber.

    Nach ihrem Besuch in Giverny nehmen Sie im Moulin de Fourges ein delikates Mittagessen ein. Darauffolgend geht Ihre Fahrt weiter in Richtung Versailles. Das luxuriöse Schloss wurde im 17. Jahrhundert von Louis XIV erbaut. Sehen Sie den berühmte Spiegelsaal und die Schlafgemächer der ehemaligen Könige und Königinnen sowie vieles mehr. Ein Audio-Guide auf 8 verschiedenen Sprachen steht Ihnen im Schloss zur Verfügung.

    Nachdem Sie alle Bereiche des Schlosses erkundet haben, genießen Sie einen Spaziergang durch den Schlossgarten bevor Sie die Rückfahrt nach Paris antreten.

    Sie kommen schließlich gegen 18:00 Uhr am Ausgangspunkt in Paris an.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle from Paris
    • Guided visit to Giverny (gardens and house)
    • Skip-the-line entrance to Versailles (palace and gardens)
    • Audio-guide in the Palace of Versailles
    • Lunch at "Moulin de Fourges"
    • Live guide in Versailles
    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    Please note that check-in will close 10 minutes before excursion start time.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Guided tours of the interior of Claude Monet's house are not permitted due to the lack of space

    Menu is subject to changes without prior notice.

     Queen’s State Apartment will remain closed due to  renovation activity.

    Flat shoes are strongly recommended (Versailles has parquet floors in its rooms and cobblestones in its courtyard)

    Strollers are not permitted inside the palace

    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 process.

    Additional info

    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.

  • Customer Reviews

    • Very good tour! Worth every penny

      Excellent tour! It exceeded my expectations. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was on time. The lunch was delicious. I would definitely recommend.

      Gloria Padulla, United Kingdom, 25/Aug/2016
    • Excellent tour

      Tour to Giverny highlight of day - gardens magnificent. Versailles busy but to be expected. Guide was friendly & helpful & provided interesting historical background for the two places.

      Margaret Young, Australia, 19/Apr/2016
    • Versailles and Giverny with Lunch at Moulin de Fourges – From Paris

      Excellent value, excellent guide (Jean-Louis), excellent organisation. We had a really good day

      B WARRENDER, United Kingdom, 18/Oct/2015
    • The lunch was wonderful. Beautiful restaurant and grounds. The whole group had a great time . The food was so delicious. The Palace as so crowded and loud, it was not enjoyable. I wa...

      George Leif, United Kingdom, 06/Oct/2015
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