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Small Group Versailles Skip-the-Line and Giverny Day Trip from Paris

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    What to Expect
    Giverny and Versailles are less than a 1 hour drive west of Paris, so combining them both into one day trip is easy and relaxed. This tour starts with the calm and almost other worldly beauty of Claude Monet’s Home and Gardens in Giverny. Learn about the famous Impressionist artist and then enjoy free time to explore inside his vibrantly colored home, stroll along the charming paths of his flower garden, and admire the water garden with the little green bridge and lake full of his famous water lilies.

    In the afternoon the guide will share the scandals surrounding the French Revolution and Marie-Antoinette during your visit to the Royal Domain of Versailles. You’ll enjoy Skip-the-line access into the Palace itself and have free time to explore inside with an audio-guide.  Visit the Royal Apartments, the stunning Hall of Mirrors.

    - See two of the most iconic estates in French History: Versailles is unrivalled for its noble history and extravagance and Giverny for its flowering beauty that inspired so many of Claude Monet’s paintings!
    - Skip-The-Line access into the Palace of Versailles: For regular visitors the line outside of the Palace can stretch for hours. With our special reservations you’ll only have a few minutes to wait before you are able to explore inside the Palace.
    - Skip-the-Line access into Monet’s Gardens: Thanks to our special arrangement with the estate management you’ll never have to wait in line to access the lovely gardens of Monet.
    - The French Gardens of Versailles: Visiting these perfectly manicured gardens full of flowers, fountains, hedged mazes, and statues will charm you.
    - Monet’s Home: Visit the home where this leader in the Impressionist movement lived for the last 40 years of his life.
    - The Flower Garden: Planted with more than 100 different types of flowers which bloom and are pruned for different seasons this garden is breathtakingly beautiful at all times of the year.
    - The Water Garden: This is where Monet spent most of his time painting the ever changing aspects of the waterlilies in his pond.
    - The Japanese Bridge: See the famous little green bridge crossing his pond with your own eyes.
    - Monet’s Gravesite: Pay your respects at the humble grave of this great man.
    - Learn about French History from an enthusiastic guide: Being experts in their researched fields of history and very passionate story tellers makes our guides true assets to each tour we provide!
    - A truly small group tour: You will be in a group with no more than 8 people and your guide! So individual attention and quality time with your guide are guaranteed.
    - Comfortable A/C Van: Enjoy your ride to and from Versailles in a brand new, impeccably clean van with leather seats and big clear windows.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Arc Of Triomphe, Paris (address provided on voucher)
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Small Group Tour of 8 people maximum
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Driver/guide
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
    • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Gratuities
    • Food
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Small Group Tour 8 persons max
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum age is 7 years
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    We have just returned from a full day trip to Monets Garden in Giverny & Versailles. The day started with the pick up on time at a meeting spot near the Arc de Triomph. Our tour guide was Anna & to say she was amazing...More

    Thank rosiemar59
    Claire_Fabre, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Fox Travel - Blue Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi rosiemar59, We wanted to thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you had such a great time with Hanna on our tour to Giverny and Versailles. It was great having you. See you again

    Reviewed 13 September 2019

    This small group trip provides a stress free way of seeing Giverny and Versailles in one day. Hannah was great fun and ensured we had a fantastic day out. We arrived at Monet’s gardens before they opened and appreciated that we were able to get...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Neale B
    Reviewed 13 September 2019

    We had originally booked the half day Giverny/Versailles tour, then learned that our guide for Versailles had broken his/her foot and could not drive. Blue Fox offered a full refund or the Giverny portion with a refund of the Versailles portion - which we took....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank mommallama2016
    Claire_Fabre, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Fox Travel - Blue Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi mommallama2016, Merci pour votre commentaire. We are very happy that you had such a great time with us, after this change of plans! We always do our best to accomodate you! Take care

    Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

    My Blue Fox Travel experience was perfect from booking to drop off. Guide Claire was warm, funny and informative. Couldn’t have been better. Until next time!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Cindy C
    Claire_Fabre, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Fox Travel - Blue Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

    Bonjour Cindy, Thank you for your lovely note. We hope to see you again!

    Reviewed 27 August 2019

    Having had such a great day out with Blue Fox and Lina, taking in the sights and sounds of Paris; and as we had planned to visit the Palace of Versaille, we decided that we would go along with Blue Fox again. Another great day,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank ALJCymru
    Claire_Fabre, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Fox Travel - Blue Bike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

    Hello ALJCymru, Wow, what a lovely review! We are really happy to know that you enjoyed our tours that much! At Blue Fox Travel, we strive to give you the best possible tours! Thank you for being a loyal customer

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    16 May 2019|
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    13 April 2019|
    Response from VTinLA | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. Prior to going into Versailles, the guide took us to a crepe place for lunch....portions are large, and pretty good. It is not included in the cost, but they give you about an hour to have lunch.
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