Most favorite day-trip from Paris !!!
This tour is a combination of the Versailles and Giverny tours which includes the opportunity to have a great lunch in a remarkable location near Claude Monet's house in Giverny. I will show you some outstanding highlights on this day-trip. The morning will be dedicated to the discovery of the Palace of Versailles and its famous French Gardens. In the afternoon, I will take you to Giverny, down the backroads and past ancient villages to discover the world of Impressionism. ♥ Most Favorite tour !!! It is definitely one of the most suitable and enjoyable tours for families and nature lovers! The experience is fun, educational and relaxing all at the same time. I will pick you up from your hotel in Paris in a luxury private vehicle. On the way to Versailles, I will give you a complete introduction to the century of Louis XIV, and the history of the Palace of Versailles, one of the jewels of French architecture. You will enjoy the scenery whilst driving on the countryside road along the Seine Valley . . .
Only 12 miles southwest of Paris, you will begin your day with a private visit of the Palace where you will see the Royal Chapel, the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen's Apartments and the Hall of the Battles. I will have the reservation I had bought prior to your visit, so you will not have to wait in the long queues! (I will enter with you through a special entrance to start the visit). After visiting the castle, I will take you for a stroll through the gardens before driving through the beautiful village of Giverny situated at the gates of the Normandy region. Upon your arrival, I be given an introduction to the life of Claude Monet. It is now time to have a wonderful lunch (not included) on the terrace of the famous Hotel Baudy in Giverny. After lunch, follow me for a visit of the water garden with its famous Japanese Bridge and water-lily ponds covered with wisterias before discovering the flower garden in front of the house called the Clos Normand. Drive back to Paris in the afternoon.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I will pick you-up everywhere in Paris in my vehicle (up to 7 people) - Do not hesitate to ask me for any special request. I will do my best to help you. Timing is super important during high season so that's why I will tell you the best day and time to visit.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I will drop you at the same location in Paris.
Duration: 9 hours
The Castle of Versailles is open every day except Monday and the Gardens of Giverny are open from April the 1st until October 31st.
Build your own trip !!! Flexible Itineraries
Design your own customized tour by building on an existing tour itinerary or creating your own. Do not hesitate to ask me and I will help you design your own tour !
I always operate my tours in deluxe, air-conditioned vehicles, with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel. My vehicles are super clean and very comfortable. Depending on the size of your group, I will take the appropriate vehicle.
- I have one deluxe black car Renault Espace with a capacity of 4 people maximum. It has a panoramic roof and it is great for city tour.
- I also have a black Minivan Caravelle Volkswagen with a capacity of 7 people maximum, great for a larger group and big family.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 EUROS - Lunch is not included. All the restaurants take credit card but sometimes they do not accept Amex.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Could you please ask me directly by e-mail for my availability before booking with me, especially during high season from April 1st until October 31st. Thank you !
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Steve was very knowledgeable & helpful. He planned the day perfectly!