Discover two of France's most popular destinations outside Paris—Versailles and Giverny—with private transportation, providing a hassle-free way to visit a UNESCO World Heritage site and a French historic monument in one day. Enjoy the insights of a private guide as you explore both attractions, admiring the lavishness of Versailles' interior state rooms and exterior gardens and soaking up the pastoral atmosphere of Claude Monet's former home. On the way back to Paris, enjoy a scenic drive through the French countryside.
Your day trip starts with pickup at your Paris hotel by your private guide for the drive to your first stop, Giverny.
Learn from your driver-guide about the life and history of Claude Monet, who lived at his home in Giverny from 1883 to 1926, painting in the garden and at his water lily pond, which you'll see. As you cross the Japanese bridge, picture the artist himself at work on one of his Impressionist masterpieces. You'll have time for lunch (own expense) in the town of Giverny, on the Epte River, before continuing to Versailles.
When you reach the palace, commissioned by Louis XIV, skip the ticket line with your guide to begin your exploration of this incredible royal home. Get lost in the grandeur of what life was like for the French aristocracy as you see the Grand Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s Apartment, and more, staring in awe at the opulent architecture and learning facts from your guide. Outside, take in the French garden and fountains.
Your day trip ends with return to Paris for drop-off at your hotel or another central location, if you wish.