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Ophorus Tours - Giverny Gardens Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Rouen

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Giverny Gardens Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Rouen

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Visit Claude Monet Impressionist painter's House & Gardens in Giverny

Highlights

  • A unique Shore Excursion to beautiful Giverny
  • Visit of Monet's House & Gardens in Giverny
  • Purchase your tickets during the booking process!
  • English speaking Driver or Driver/Guide

Program & Itinerary

Embark on a vibrant Private Shore Excursion from Rouen Port of Call to the famous Gardens of Giverny!Departing from Rouen Cruise Port, this Normandy shore excursion will take you to the breathtaking village of Giverny where the house and Gardens of famous painter Claude Monet are located.First we will come and pick you up at your Cruise Ship in Rouen Port. Meet your guide who will be waiting for you ...

Embark on a vibrant Private Shore Excursion from Rouen Port of Call to the famous Gardens of Giverny!

Departing from Rouen Cruise Port, this Normandy shore excursion will take you to the breathtaking village of Giverny where the house and Gardens of famous painter Claude Monet are located.

Pick up at your ship in Rouen Cruise Terminal 

First we will come and pick you up at your Cruise Ship in Rouen Port. Meet your guide who will be waiting for you outside the terminal with a sign bearing lead passenger name. Your driver guide will also go over the itinerary and program of this half day trip with you. Then, you will be taken to your A/C minivan and it will be time to begin your drive to Monet House and Gardens.

Reach the village of Giverny

Your drive to the village of Giverny from Rouen port of call is about 1.5 hours. The village is one of the most famous in France as it features Monet’s house, one of the most famous 19th century impressionist painters of France. Upon arrival you will be taken by your tour guide to the entrance where your visit to the beautiful Gardens and House of Claude Monet will begin. Tickets are available for purchase during the booking process which will enable you to skip the line.

Visit Monet’s House & Gardens

Even though the term ‘impressionism’ already existed, one of Monet’s paintings – impression, sunrise – perfectly summarized the style and start of impressionist art and this painting movement. Upon arrival you will be taken by your guide to the entrance where your visit to the Gardens and House of Claude Monet will begin. There are several things to see on site:

Claude Monet’s House:

The painter arrived in Giverny in 1883 aged 43 years old. Thanks to the selling of a number of paintings to art merchant Durand-Ruel, he is able to acquire this house where he believes he will be able to ameliorate his work on light and color. During more than 40 years, Monet will transform, develop and enlarge the house.

As you enter, you will first discover the reading room or ‘little blue sitting room’ followed by the artist’s first studio where he worked until 1899. You will then proceed to the first floor where the private apartments are located. These include Monet’s bedroom where objects and artwork from Monet’s time are exhibited. There are also reproductions of paintings made by his friends: Cézanne, Renoir, Signac or Caillebotte.

Then, move on to Alice’s bedroom – Claude Monet’s wife – and end the tour of the upper floor with the last room which was Blanche Monet’s bedroom. You will then return to the ground floor to visit the dining room and kitchen. Here, you will admire Monet’s famous collection of Japanese prints.

The ‘Clos Normand’ Garden:

Monet’s love for gardens came as he visited the gardens of friends as well as with the one he took care of in his previous house of Argenteuil. In Giverny, the artist will model his garden so as to better paint it. In front of the house, he creates the Clos Normand.

He starts by removing a number of trees, to Alice’s great despair, then reorganizes the flower beds playing with the colors for his paintings. The flower garden is composed of daffodils, tulips, narcissus, iris, oriental poppies, peonies while the central path is lined with nasturtiums, fragrant roses, cherry and Japanese apricot trees.

The water garden:

By diverting a small river, Monet completely created this water garden. He will contemplate nature for hours especially fond of the reflections of the sky that occur on the water. Deeply inspired by ‘Japonism’ – influence of Japanese art on French Artists and writers – he creates a unique world. A Japanese bridge is built and oriental plants are introduced such as maple trees, Japanese peonies, white lilies, bamboo and Ginkgos Biloba.

In 1897, Monet began to paint the “Nymphéas” series inspired by the water lilies pond, achieving one of his most famous artwork reaching the limit of abstraction. Today, ten gardeners take care of Giverny gardens all year round.

After the visit your half day tour will head back to Rouen Cruise Port and we will drop you off at your ship. This private tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 persons per minivan.

Our other Rouen Shore Excursions

We organise a number of private shore excursions and walking tours departing from Rouen. Our guided walking tour of Rouen includes the Rouen Cathedral, the Gros Horloge square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431. It is also possible for us to combine different destinations such as Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur village. Identical options are available as Le Havre shore excursions.

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  • Pick up at Your Ship in Rouen Cruise Port

  • Visit the House and Gardens of Claude Monet

  • Free time for personal discovery

  • Return to Rouen Cruise Terminal

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Ophorus Tours - Giverny Gardens Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Rouen
Ophorus Tours - Giverny Gardens Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Rouen

Know before you book

  • If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business. We accept split payment transactions by credit card.
  • Small group, personalized experiences
  • 5 hour Private tour from Rouen to Giverny
  • Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
  • Extras can be pre-paid during booking process
  • Price is per group, not per person.
  • English speaking tour, other languages on request.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Quai Emile Duchemin, 76000 Rouen

Departure

Please proceed to exit where your guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing lead traveler name.

Return

Return to ship.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Small Group Private tour limited to 8 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized
  • Transportation in A/C vehicle

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Meals, drinks unless mentioned in the program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • How long is the drive from Rouen to Giverny?

    From Rouen Cruise Terminal to Giverny, the driving time is approximately of one hour. You will therefore have around 3 hours time for the visit of the House & Gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny.
  • What can we expect on this private shore excursion from Rouen?

    On this private shore excursion from Rouen, we will come and pick you up at your ship and drive you to Giverny to visit the House & Gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet. You can purchase your tickets directly through our site during the booking process, this will insure that you do not have to wait in line upon arrival.
  • Who conducts your private shore excursions from Rouen?

    All our tours are conducted by English speaking local drivers or driver/guides depending on availability at time of booking. 
  • What type of vehicles are used during a private tour from Rouen?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are new or recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space.
  • Is lunch included on this private shore excursion from Rouen?

    No, we never include lunch on our private shore excursions. However, if you would like us to include lunch for you and your party, don't hesitat to reach out to our team of travel experts and they will do the rest. Please take into consideration the timing of the tour as additional hours will imply a modification in the price of the tour.
  • Should I bring something specific for this Shore Excursion?

    Always check the weather before you follow one of our shore excursions. By doing so, adapt your clothing to the local weather conditions. On one of our shore excursions we will not require you to bring your passport but it is always better to have some type of ID just in case. We strongly recommend that you bring with you a photocopy of any ID. Good walking shoes are always recommended in France as you never know on what type of grounds you might be walking.
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