Take a break from the urban bustle of Paris to explore two treasured historical sites on this diverse day trip. Meet your chauffeur and any other passengers with pickup at your Paris hotel in the morning, and travel in an air-conditioned minivan through the scenic French countryside.
First, skip the entrance lines at the Palace of Versailles with priority access, and embark on audio guided tour the jaw-dropping estate, home to generations of French monarchs and one of the most magnificent royal palaces in Europe. Learn about the history of the UNESCO World Heritage site as you walk through opulent salons, royal apartments and the sprawling French-style gardens. You’ll have time to eat lunch independently or enjoy a prearranged meal of traditional French cuisine and drinks (if option selected).
Continue on to visit the charming town of Giverny to tour the home of one of the world's greatest Impressionist painters, Claude Monet. See where the celebrated artist lived and worked on a self-guided tour of his home, which has been immaculately preserved much as he left it. Stroll through the well-kept gardens that inspired some of Monet's most famous works, including his ‘Water Lilies’ series, and enjoy the peacefulness of this artistic refuge.
After getting your fill of royal history, relax on the return drive to Paris, where the tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in the early evening.