Guided Versailles & Giverny

Duration: 9 h 00

Availability: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Category: Licensed guided tour, Full Day, A Day from Paris

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Tour only runs from April, 1st to October, 31st

Your half day private Versailles guided tour plus your half day private Giverny tour.

  • Pick-up
  • Drop-off
  • Guided visit of Versailles
  • Guided visit of Giverny
  • Prepaid Giverny's Entrance fees available (please ask us when you book)
  • Prepaid Versailles' Entrance fees included
  • Skip the Line Versailles option available (please ask us when you book)
  • Tour lasts nine hours (9h)
  • Private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle

The perfect choice! Your Licensed Guide and your driver are one and the same! Whilst an “in-house” Driver-Guide can give general information about the main monuments or places of interest from the outside, our “Licensed Driver-Guide”, who has an official Guide-Interpreter license, will be able to accompany you all the way; sharing his complete knowledge of French History & Culture. He can accompany you inside numerous famous sites, notably: Versailles, Louvre Museum, Sainte Chapel, Abbey of Mont St Michel, Loire Valley Castles, bringing to life each of these places that have helped shape France’s history and culture.

Your Licensed Driver-Guide will pick you up at your hotel, or your apartment. He will then escort you to either Versailles or Giverny, sharing with you his knowledge & passion for French history, driving you in a private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. It is your Tour, totally custom-made to fit your desires: YOUR way, and nobody else's.

We tend to start the Tour by going first to Versailles, however if you wish we could start with Giverny, please stipulate this while booking. A stone's throw away from Paris, Versailles Palace is one of the greatest symbols of our Old Monarchical system: remnant of the "Ancien Régime". It is a dream place, taking you back through French history; perfectly represented by this magnificent testimony to the Sun King's extravagance and endless thirst for Grandeur. Your Licensed Driver-Guide will highly recommend you the "Skip the Line" formula, in order to avoid any unnecessary queuing, which can be very long during the high season. It is the guarantee of a confirmed reservation as well as the entrance tickets. If you wish to take this option, your Licensed Driver-Guide will take care of the formalities of the Ticket Office, and you will enter without stress.

Your Licensed Driver-Guide will live up to all your expectations and more. Walk in the unique and unrivalled Hall of Mirrors (357 mirrors in all); followed by the Royal Chapel, as well as the King and Queen's Royal Apartments. Enter and admire the Royal Opera, an auditorium constructed entirely from wood, making it one of the most acoustic "live" theatres in the world, still in use nowadays with hundreds of seats. You will be stunned by the Gardens (Europe's largest royal gardens) and the beauty of the Fountains (Apollo, Latona, Neptune,...) all created by France’s world famous landscape gardener, André Le Nôtre.

As it is a Full-Day Tour, ask your driver where you would like to have lunch, depending on your tastes and budget, he will find a place which will suit you perfectly.

It is then on to Giverny, blessed by the unique light of the Seine Valley, situated 50 miles to the north-west of Paris; is on the doorstep of Normandy. Go back in time while visiting Claude Monet's house, where he lived for 43 years. A world in which your senses as well as your imagination will be running wild, this world in which Monet conceived both his flower and water gardens, since established as true artistic masterpieces. You will see flowerbeds, oriental vegetation, romantic Weeping Willows, the famous Japanese green bridge and Claude Monet's greatest creation: Water Lilies. Also, you will visit the Musée des Impressionnistes; formerly known as the American Artists Museum, a Franco-American tribute to arts' history, and the "Hotel Baudy", famous for its tenants such as: Cézanne, Renoir, Sisley, Rodin or even Mary Cassatt...

Once your trip through France’s Royal history and your immersion into the living painting that is Giverny, over, your Licensed Driver-Guide will drive you back safely to your hotel, or apartment.