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Palace of Versailles & Giverny Family Tour by Van – Full Day

Private

Palace of Versailles & Giverny Family Tour by Van – Full Day

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In a nutshell

9 hours

Private

English

Wheelchair Friendly

What’s Included:

9 hours with a luxury A/C van with chauffeur / A private guide for 9 hours / Skip-the-line tickets to the Palace of Versailles and Monet Foundation / An activity booklet for each child at both sites / And of course- fun! ?

Milestones:

Versailles Palace / Giverny
Overview

Note: Giverny is only open from April 1st, 2024 to November 1st, 2024.

The aim of this tour is the simplest ever: Spend a full day of fun in the countryside, in Versailles and Giverny, two of the most beautiful locations near Paris. Your children will take a big breath of fresh air and also learn a bunch of anecdotes on both uncommon men: King Louis XIV-  they will discover the incredible palace in Versailles – and the painter Claude Monet, in the gardens of whom they will walk as in a real impressionist painting.

Treated like royalty, kids and adults will take advantage of a private car service and comfort and will never stand in line to enter sites, thanks to our skip-the-lines tickets to Versailles Palace and Giverny gardens.

Your chauffeur and “Mary Poppins” guide will pick you up in Paris at the place of your choice. The Palace of Versailles will be in sight after 1 hour of driving. On the way, your guide will introduce you to Versailles history and will give your children a personal activity booklet, that will turn their historical visit into a playful scavenger hunt.

A Versailles & Giverny Family Tour including skip-the-line tickets

No queue before entering Louis XIV’s Great Apartments thanks to our skip-the-line tickets. Once inside, we bet that your family’s first reaction will be a big “wooow”… The decoration is simply royal, with its gilts, marbles and colorful paintings. Looking up at the ceilings, your children will discover a wonderful mythological world, among which they’ll be challenged to find the Greek or Roman gods they already know about.

They will also discover how Kings of France truly looked, thanks to official portraits. Funny anecdotes will be provided, like the one about a king, granted with so many daughters that he found it easier to give them a number (from 1 to 8) than to mention their names!

In the famous Hall of Mirrors, your children may attempt to count how numerous the mirror panels are and will just try to guess it. Then, they’ll enter the King’s bedchamber. From the gorgeous atmosphere, they will clearly understand that the French sovereigns were not exactly modest!

Time to go back to your vehicle while stretching your legs through Versailles gardens. An even more beautiful garden awaits you in Giverny, after another 1- hour drive and a lunch break on the way.

Here you are in Normandy! Claude Monet’s impressionist garden is such a charming place. It lays next to the painter’s pink and green countryside house. Along the flowerbeds and the water lily pond, your children will enjoy the scenery that inspired Monet and figure out how he arranged his garden as his pallet, displaying flowers beds as color boxes. Monet did not only paint Nature, he painted with Nature. Such a talent is worth a visit!

A coloring exercise book will accompany your children’s exploration in Monet’s gardens. They will be engaged to look at the scenery around with the eyes of a painter. A short stroll through Giverny will lead you back to your car. Approximately a 2-hour drive is ahead, the perfect time to ask your kid-friendly guide a few last questions or just to sit back and relax after a whole day of memorable experiences.

And if you just want to do a Versailles Tour, have a look at our Palace of Versailles Kids Tour.

Important Remark:

The Palace of Versailles is closed every Monday and therefore this tour cannot be booked on that day.

– On the following days, your entrance ticket includes access to the Musical Fountains Show:

  • Every Saturday and Sunday from March 30 to October 27, 2024.
  • Every Tuesday from May 7 to June 25 2024.
  • Friday March 29, Easter Monday April 1, Wednesday May 8 and Thursday May 9, Whit Monday May 20, and Thursday August 15.

– On the following days, your entrance ticket includes access to the Musical Gardens:

  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from April 2 to May 3, 2024 (except Wednesday, May 1).
  • Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from May 10 to June 28, 2024.
  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from July 2 to October 31, 2024 (except Thursday August 15, when Musical Fountains Show takes place).
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FAQ

Will I find some good restaurants for lunch during this Versailles & Giverny Family tour?

There are some excellent restaurants both on the road to Giverny and in Giverny village itself. We will recommend a few places that have a good reputation and you may choose the one you like the most. The cost of lunch is not included in the tour price.

Can I choose where to go first: Versailles or Giverny?

We design the tour with Versailles in the morning and Giverny in the afternoon, because the Palace of Versailles is usually less crowded earlier in the day. If you’d prefer to go to Giverny first, please let us know and we can change the itinerary.

What plants and flowers will I see in Giverny?

Each season is charming in Monet’s Giverny gardens. Spring is the time of the blooming of hyacinths, narcissus, daffodils, tulips and apple trees. Late May is perfect for poppies and the famous paths of irises. From April to June, the Japanese bridge is covered with gorgeous wisterias. June is the month of roses and the first white, pink, and yellow water lily pads on the Japanese pond. In early fall, dahlias and gladiolas can be seen, as well as the orange and yellow tinted foliage around the pond.

What if we have more than 6 people?

No problem! Click here to give our superhero squad a few details on your party’s size and we will send you a quote to do this Versailles & Giverny Family Tour.

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€1980

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€1980

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€1980

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€2070

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€2160

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Starting point
At your convenience, from end of March to 1st November included.
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Cancellation Policy

      • Should the cancellation occur more than 7 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you the full amount of the Reservation, Except for the tours with tickets, on which we retain 20% to cover their reservation cost, and except the Eiffel Tower and Versailles activities (see below for more details).
      • Should the cancellation occur between 7 days and 48 hours before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the Reservation.
      • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 48 hours before the beginning of the Activity.

      For Eiffel Tower activities:

      • Should the cancellation occur between the day of your reservation and 5 days before the activity, we will refund you 60% of the Reservation.
      • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 5 days before the beginning of the Activity.

      For Versailles:

      • Should the cancellation occur between the day of your reservation and 7 days before the activity, there will be a 250€ of cancellation fees.
      • Should the cancellation occur between 7 days and 48 hours before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the Reservation.
      • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 48 hours before the beginning of the Activity.

      For Workshops and Classes:

      • Should the cancellation occur at least 10 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the reservation.
      • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 10 days before the beginning of the Activity.

      For cruises, Tuk-tuk & Sidecar:

      • Should the cancellation occur 10 days before your tour, we will refund you the full amount of the Reservation.
      • Should the cancellation occur between 10 days and 5 days before your tour, we will refund you 50% of the Reservation.
      • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 5 days before the beginning of your tour. 

Cancellation Policy

  • Should the cancellation occur more than 14 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you the full amount of the Reservation, apart from all the museum activities on which we need to retain a 25% cancellation fee to cover the reservation cost of ticket.
  • Should the cancellation occur between 14 and 7 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the Reservation.
  • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 6 days before the beginning of the Activity.

For Workshops and Classes:

  • Should the cancellation occur 7 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the reservation.
  • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 7 days before the beginning of the Activity.

Cancellation Policy

  • Should the cancellation occur more than 14 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you the full amount of the Reservation, apart from all the museum activities on which we need to retain a 25% cancellation fee to cover the reservation cost of ticket.
  • Should the cancellation occur between 14 and 7 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the Reservation.
  • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 6 days before the beginning of the Activity.

For Workshops and Classes:

  • Should the cancellation occur 7 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the reservation.
  • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 7 days before the beginning of the Activity.