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Ophorus Tours - Giverny Gardens & Honfleur Visit Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Honfleur

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Giverny Gardens & Honfleur Visit Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Honfleur

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  • 08 hours

  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

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  • English

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Visit Claude Monet's House & Gardens in Giverny followed by a Visit of Honfleur

Highlights

  • Visit Monet's House & Gardens in Giverny
  • Book your Tickets to Giverny Directly through us!
  • Visit the Charming small town of Honfleur
  • English speaking Driver or Driver/Guide
  • Tour can be fully customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Honfleur Port of Call to the famous Gardens of Giverny followed by a tour of Honfleur town!Departing from HonfleurCruise Port, this Normandy full day private shore excursion will take you to the breathtaking village of Giverny where the house and Gardens of famous painter Claude Monet are located. Then upon our return we will stop in the picturesque small ...

Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Honfleur Port of Call to the famous Gardens of Giverny followed by a tour of Honfleur town!

Departing from HonfleurCruise Port, this Normandy full day private shore excursion will take you to the breathtaking village of Giverny where the house and Gardens of famous painter Claude Monet are located. Then upon our return we will stop in the picturesque small town of Honfleur for a short walking tour and time for personal discovery.

Pick up at your Cruise ship in Honfleur

At first we will come and pick you up at your Cruise Ship in Honfleur Port. Your driver will be waiting for you outside the terminal with a sign bearing the lead travelers name. You will then be taken to your premium A/C vehicle where it will be time for presentations and a recap of your shore excursion to Giverny.

Your drive to the village of Giverny from Honfleur Port of call is of about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Please note that all our vehicles are equipped with an internal P/A system that allows the driver to make commentaries during driving time. All our vehicles are also equipped with wi-fi so that you will be able to catch up with family and friends during this time. 

Arrive in Giverny

On this Honfleur shore excursion, reach Giverny village after your driving time. 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 guide to the entrance where your visit of Gardens and House of Claude Monet will begin. During your visit you will certainly admire the gorgeous lily ponds - covered with water lily - or the unique Japanese bridge.

Claude Monet's House 

The painter arrives 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 Caillebote.

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, the impressionist painter Claude 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, bamboos and Ginkgos Biloba.

In 1897, Monet begins to paint the "Nymphéas" series inspired by the water lilies pond, achieving one of his most famous artwork reaching the limit of abstraction (Water Lily). Today, ten gardeners take care of Giverny gardens all year round.

Please note that we do not include any tickets on the day of the tour. You must purchase your entrance tickets during the booking process as there are many different options of visit available. Depending on the tickets that you will have bought, your tour will cover different sites and entrances.

Begin to make your way back, stop in Honfleur

After the visit and some time for lunch, start your way back to Honfleur. On the way back, we will make a stop in colorful Honfleur, one of the prettiest small harbor towns of France. Follow a short walking tour in town to get your bearing and let yourself be transported by the beauty and simplicity of Honfleur as you stroll through its small cobbled stone streets dotted with Art & Artisans shops - a real treat!

After the visit we will drop you off at your ship. This private tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 persons per minivan. The tour is fully customizable depending on your wishes. If you would like to add a visit that is missing from this description, do not hesitate to let us know! Other popular options include an excursion to Rouen, Paris and the Normandy D-Day landing beaches.

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  • Pick up at your Ship in Honfleur Cruise Port

  • Enjoy the drive to Giverny

  • Visit the House and Gardens of Claude Monet

  • Guided visit of Honfleur

  • Return to Ship in Honfleur Cruise Port

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Ophorus Tours - Giverny Gardens & Honfleur Visit Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Honfleur
Ophorus Tours - Giverny Gardens & Honfleur Visit Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Honfleur

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
  • 8 hour Private Giverny & Honfleur Tour from Honfleur Cruise Port
  • 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

Honfleur cruise terminal

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 fully 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 Honfleur to Giverny?

    The drive from Honfleur Port of Call to Giverny is just over 1 hour and a half.
  • What should I expect on a Shore Excursion with Ophorus?

    As a specialized France Tour Operator and tours & activities provider, we organize worry free shore excursions departing from all cruise ports in France. Our professional team of travel advisors, drivers and guides speak fluent English, are experts in the destination and all our shore excursions take place on board premium vehicles.

    All our shore excursions in France include pick up and drop off at your ship, once you have exited the Cruise Port terminal. We will always indicate where your driver/guide will be waiting for you. Our itineraries and programs are customized to suit your needs and never include side visits or stops that you had not confirmed. We guarantee your return to ship on time and have a very flexible cancellation policy. All tours can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the tour.

    All our shore excursions are for small groups only, we do not cater for groups larger than 20 persons. Typically, we use premium minivans that will take up to 7 or 8 persons maximum. If your group is larger, then we will provide a small minibus but no larger than 20 passenger seats.
  • What type of vehicules are used during a private Shore Excursion from Honfleur?

    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.
  • How strenuous is this tour?

    This tour includes the visit of Gardens and the Visit of Honfleur that still retains a number of cobbledstone streets; we would strongly suggest that you be in good physical condition to book this tour. We do not recommend this tour for persons with walking difficulties.
  • How much free time will we have in Giverny?

    You will have plenty of time in Giverny to visit the House & the Gardens. We will spend the whole morning there and you will even have time for lunch in the village or surrounding area (at own expense). Then we will start to make our way back to Honfleur Port with a stop in the charming smallg town of Honfleur.
  • Is lunch included on this full day shore excursion from Honfleur?

    We never include lunch on our private shore excursions from Honfleur.
    There are different restaurants or snacks in Giverny where you can enjoy lunch.

    If you would like us to pre-book a specific restaurant for you and your party just let us know and we will organize this for you at no extra cost.
  • 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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