Private Giverny and Rouen
Enjoy a nine-hour tour that takes you to explore Monet's House and Gardens in Giverny, iconic architecture of Gothic Cathedrals in Rouen, and more on this private excursion near Le Havre. You'll get roundtrip transportation to and from your port pickup and drop off location as well as a private tour with a licensed professional driver and expert guide who is a passionate storyteller, making this the ideal trip for cultural aficionados that are looking for an intimate, high-quality experience with individual attention. Your tour also comes with skip-the-line tickets for priority admission to Monet's House and Gardens, where you'll get to see the famous Flower Garden and Water Garden of this famous painter. You'll also get to explore the cobblestoned streets of the charming city of Rouen, where you can shop for souvenirs and visit iconic attractions like the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Begin your private tour in Normandy by meeting your guide at the Le Havre port terminal and hopping on a luxury vehicle to head to Giverny, where you'll get priority access to Claude Monet's illustrious home and gardens thanks to your skip-the-line tickets. Your expert tour guide will share the stories of this famous French Impressionist painter, including his impact on the Impressionism movement. Monet is known for notable art pieces like "Water Lilies" and "Rouen Cathedral series" and led the 19th-century pictorial movement that introduced elements like heightened perception and light. Feel the calming atmosphere of the colorful Clos Nomad garden as you stroll through its rose and tulip flower bed-lined walkways and pathways lined with Japanese cherry blossom trees. Witness the masterpiece of Monet, who worked on these gardens for 40 years.
Admire the enchanting Water Garden of wisterias and weeping willows, which is home to the famous Japanese bridge that crosses the water lily-filled pond. Follow your tour guide as you explore Monet's House, a vivid pink house that depicts his life with eight children and love for his garden. Here, you'll find various rooms like his bedroom, dining room, drawing room, and study room along with a source of inspiration for his artwork: a Japanese print collection. Take a deeper look into the mind of an Impressionist master as you stroll through Monet's studio--the very location where his "Water Lilies" art piece was created.
As you exit Monet's Home and Gardens, you'll get a chance to go souvenir shopping and have leisure time to enjoy a midday lunch of French cuisine. Next, head to Rouen, a charming city known as the "City of 100 Steeples" thanks to its collections of many Gothic cathedrals, including the Church of St. Joan of Arc, the Saint-Maclou Church and the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. Monet painted a series of 28 art pieces from an apartment across the street from the cathedral. Head down to see the Courthouse and Saint-Oben Abbey and see the Jewish monument of France and visit one of Rouen's most beautiful neighborhoods, the Antiquarian District, where you'll find streets lined with picturesque half-timber homes.nd Wrap up your tour exploring iconic sites like the old cemetery grounds of Saint-Maclou Atrium built during the Great Black Plague, the square where the martyr Joan of Arc was burned and the Great Clock and Belfry before heading back to your port destination.
From enchanting gardens to a historic town, there's much to see and do on this private guided tour. Make memories that last a lifetime with a visit to Rouen and Giverny and reserve your spot today on this scenic tour near Le Havre!