Paris
9 hours
9 AM
18

Highlights

  • Explore the Orsay Museum and Giverny with an expert guide.
  • Enjoy a relaxing, perfectly planned day in Paris & Giverny.
  • Visit Claude Monet's house and stroll through the gardens.
  • See the real-life inspirations for Monet's famous pieces.
  • Take advantage of roundtrip transport from Paris to Giverny.

Tour description

Olympics Advisory: The Paris Olympics & Paralympics are expected to cause significant travel delays throughout the city from July 14–September 9, 2024. To ensure you arrive at your tour meeting points on time, we strongly advise you to plan your journey with extra time to account for potential traffic and transportation delays.

Skip the line at the Musée d'Orsay on an expertly guided tour of its highlights.

Begin your artistic adventure at the breathtaking Musée d’Orsay in the heart of Paris. You’ll head inside just as the museum is opening for the day, sailing past the long lines that are already forming outside and straight into the heart of the Impressionist movement. Marvel at masterpieces by household names like Monet and Van Gogh as your guide, an expert in all things art history, unveils the fascinating stories and hidden details that will help you appreciate each brush stroke even more.

After leaving the museum, you’ll make a quick stop at a bakery for another quintessentially Parisian experience. Choose your favorite pastries and snacks from the delicious array to enjoy as a quick lunch before setting off to Giverny.

Next, it’s time to sit back and relax as you enjoy a comfortable train ride to Giverny, the living inspiration for Impressionism—including many of the paintings you just saw! Along the way, you’ll drink in spectacular views of the peaceful French countryside, setting the stage for your afternoon in the picture-perfect village.

Explore the Giverny home and tranquil gardens of artist Claude Monet.

Your first stop in Giverny is the onetime home of none other than Claude Monet himself. Walk in the legendary painter’s footsteps on a guided tour of his house, seeing his personal spaces and creative sanctuaries with your own eyes. You’ll also explore the enchanting gardens, which served as a backdrop for Monet’s most iconic paintings. You’ll visit at the quietest time of day, allowing you to revel in the unparalleled beauty of the serene landscapes, stroll across the famous Japanese bridge, and take a moment to stop and smell the colorful flowers.

Last but not least, it’s time to explore the verdant streets of the village. After a short introduction from your guide, you’ll have free time to explore Giverny at your own pace, stopping for a cup of coffee at a charming cafe or picking up a gorgeous souvenir from one of the town’s boutiques.

Sit back and relax as we handle all the logistics, including roundtrip train transportation.

By the time you disembark from the train back in Paris, you’ll have gained a much deeper understanding of Impressionism than most will get during their time in France. This immersive experience, from the galleries of the Orsay Museum to the lush landscapes of Giverny, will take you straight to the heart of one of the art world’s most recognizable movements.

Sites visited

  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Parisian bakery
  • Giverny
  • Claude Monet house & gardens

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Shalini

Jun 06, 2024

I’ve taken several tours with Walks now, in Athens and Paris, and they have guides that are both knowledgeable and strong communicators. They deliver on a dependably solid touring experience!

Charlie

May 22, 2024

This tour, with Adam, was fantastic and full of information! Adam is a natural born guide, with a wealth of history and information. The size of our group, 13, was perfect. The Vox wireless earbuds worked very well and helped keep the group together. We are, Team Adam!

Kristen

May 15, 2024

We had the most wonderful day in Paris! Claire, our tour guide was EXCELLENT!

James

Apr 22, 2024

Your covered a lot in a short time. Guide was Excellent.

Sarah

Apr 13, 2024

Karen was out tour guide for our day in Paris and might I add personal photographer. She was amazing and her knowledge was next level. Took great care of us in the busy Paris life.

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