Giverny Lakes

Full Day Monet's Giverny & Versailles Palace Tour from Paris

  • Duration
    10 h.
  • Start time
    08:00 & 08:45
  • Meeting Point
    In front of the Architecture Museum (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Thu, Sat
  • Language

Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line entrance to the Château de Versailles and its gardens
  • Entrance ticket to Monet’s house and gardens
  • Versailles Official English-speaking guide
  • Round trip transfer from Paris in a comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide


Embark on a full day tour, combining a trip to Monet’s exquisite Giverny estate with a tour of Versailles palace, including gardens. Wander around Monet’s house and its gardens, which he used to immortalize on canvas. Be enchanted by the beauty of the Palace of Versailles with its glorious gardens, experience it all with a local guide and a skip-the-line access.
Giverny Village

An Unforgettable Journey through French Art & History

Venture beyond the city boundaries of Paris and get a unique perspective on French art and history on this full-day guided tour, which combines a trip to Monet’s exquisite Giverny estate with a tour of Versailles Palace and Gardens.

Hall of Mirrors

Skip the Line Access to Versailles Palace

Enjoy skip-the-line access to Versailles for an expertly crafted guided tour showcasing the palace’s most important rooms, including the Hall of Mirrors and the Grand Apartments.

Monet House Giverny

Experience Claude Monet's House & Gardens

See where Claude Monet, the father of Impressionism lived and worked for almost 43 years.

Tour Description

This tour combines trips to two of the most notable attractions within driving distance of Paris: Claude Monet’s estate at Giverny and the famously extravagant Palace of Versailles. Learn about two different chapters from French history – the Baroque-era excess of Versailles and the hugely influential Impressionist art movement.

In the morning, travel from Paris to the quaint country village of Giverny by air-conditioned coach. During the drive, which takes around an hour, your guide will provide an enlightening introduction to the day’s agenda. First stop is the Fondation Claude Monet, where you’ll be treated to a short but informative introduction to the estate where the Impressionist master Monet made his home. After the orientation tour, you are free to explore at your leisure. You might simply stroll slowly around the lily pad ponds of the garden, made so famous by Monet’s own masterpieces. Or make your way around the artist’s ivy-clad house, which has been restored to show how it would have appeared during the painter’s lifetime. You might even want to get lunch in one of the town’s tranquil bars or restaurants, which exude provincial charm.

After lunch, we’ll regroup and make the short trip to Versailles on the outskirts of Paris. Upon arrival an official palace guide will be accompany you for a comprehensive two-hour guided tour of the Palace and gardens.

Enjoy skip the line access via pre-booked entrance to Versailles and your guide will lead you around the labyrinthine interior, showing you the resplendent rooms where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette threw lavish soirées for fellow aristocrats as well as the royals’ own private chambers. Marvel at the sheer array of magnificent art, which could rival even the finest museum collections, You’ll see the King and Queen’s apartments, the Chapel, the Coronation Room, the Hall of Mirrors and the Salon of Abundance.

Just when you think that you have seen all that the Palace of Versailles has to offer, you’ll step out into its dazzling manicured gardens. The gardens measure more than 1,800 acres in size so to help you get your bearings, we’ll give you a tour, before letting you off to wander them at will. Depending on what day you visit, you may also manage to catch the famous Versailles Fountain Show or Musical Gardens (tickets are included in tour price on show days). The Fountain Shows sees Versailles’ famous water features spray and spurt to life, while the Musical Gardens event allows you to enjoy the garden against a soundtrack of classical music. After ambling around the gardens at your preferred pace, you can hop back on board the return coach to Paris.

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What's included

  • Expert, English speaking tour guide
  • Versailles official English-speaking guide
  • Round trip transfer from Paris in a comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fee for the Château de Versailles
  • Entrance fee to Monet's house and gardens
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Palace of Versailles
  • Gardens of the Palace of Versailles
  • Monet’s house and gardens
  • Giverny town

Meeting Point


  • When will I receive confirmation of my booking?

    You should expect to receive an email within minutes of booking with your confirmation voucher.

  • How much activity is involved?

    The activity level of this tour is ‘moderate’ - this means that any guest in relatively good health should be able for it. There are 130 steps down to the Catacombs and 83 steps back up. While underground, we cover 2km of passages at an easy pace.

  • Do you offer private tours?

    Currently we offer private tours in many destinations and can arrange many of our tours as private tours.  If you are interested in a private tour please refer to the private tours offered online. If the private tour you are interested in, is not listed, please contact our Customer Care team.

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She was wonderful...


She was wonderful, very knowledgeable and made the tour extremely interesting!

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Excellent info on the bus. Loved free time at the venue.

Georgia was awesome...


Georgia was awesome. Very Informative and so excised to share all the information with us. Very educational.

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