After hotel pickup in Paris, your private day trip starts with the drive through the Seine River valley to the village of Giverny, where Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926.
Your private guide tells you about his life and his sources of inspiration, and then you can visit his house and gardens (entrance at own expense). Walk through rows of colorful flowers, visit the water lily pond and Japanese bridge, and explore his home and studio, all while imagining the Impressionist painter at work on his masterpieces.
Then head to Versailles, driving along a scenic road that provides views of the river valley, beautiful scenery, and villages. When you arrive at the Palace of Versailles, one of the most prestigious monuments to artistic heritage in the world, enjoy your privately guided tour inside the State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors. Marvel at the 17th-century opulence that was enjoyed by French kings from Louis XIV to Louis XVI, and go outside to see the perfectly landscaped French gardens.
Your day trip ends with return to Paris for hotel drop-off.