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Our most recommended Cannes Day Trips

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

1. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

Explore the landscapes and towns of the French Riviera on this day trip from Nice. Travel in a spacious and air-conditioned bus to stunning destinations like the charming village of Èze, Monaco, and Cannes. Begin with a pickup from your hotel or other desired location in Nice between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Kickstart a day of adventure with a visit to the "Moyenne Corniche" for 15 minutes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Take a unique trip and visit the medieval village of Èze. Admire the splendid panorama of this beautiful location and discover the secrets of perfume with a free guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Your next stop is the Principality of Monaco, where you have time to discover the old town, the cathedral, the palace and the ceremony of the changing of the guard. Next, continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo with its casino and upscale shops. Have lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants in Monaco. Around 1:00 PM, your driver-guide will take you to Antibes, a city that combines nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. Visit the old town, the biggest marina of business and luxury in Europe—the port of the billionaires. Head to your next stop, Saint-Paul-De-Vence. Marvel at the "jewel of Provence", where many painters and artists have resided. As you walk the streets of this medieval fortified village, you can taste centuries of history and artistic creativity. For your last destination, make way to the famous city of stars—Cannes. Explore the Beverly Hills of France, and take a stroll on the famous Croisette, enjoy luxury hotels, restaurants and shops. Above all, set foot on the famous red carpet festival film, like Hollywood stars.

Cannes: 4-Hour Boat and Snorkeling Tour

2. Cannes: 4-Hour Boat and Snorkeling Tour

Upon your arrival at the meeting point you will receive all the necessary equipment for snorkeling including fins, mask, suit, and a small inflatable raft. After a briefing by expert instructor who will explain your route, what you will see, and where you will swim. They also will brief you thoroughly on the necessary safety and security precautions.  Then you board a comfortable boat for the trip to a site in the Islands of Lérins, in front of Cannes or along the Estérel in the direction of Saint Raphael where beautiful rock formations are found. The boat will be stop on a rocky bottom where you will be able to see and swim amongst the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean sea. Spend about 2 hours either swimming, enjoying the sun from the boat or in the shade before returning to the meeting point at around 6:00 PM. The boat is well stocked with drinking water and you may bring personal belongings to enjoy during the trip.

Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

3. Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

Climb aboard a fully equipped catamaran in the old port of Cannes at Quai Laubeuf, and set sail across the shimmering waters of the Bay of Cannes while relaxing on the sun deck. Departing at 2:00 PM, benefit from the best of the sun. Have free time to cool down in the water. Head towards the Île Sainte-Marguerite and to islands of the Lérins Islands group, or make your way over to the Corniche d'Or to moor either between the islands or in a cove along the Esterel Massif. Get some time to swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean Sea (masks and snorkels provided), or simply relax aboard the catamaran - the choice is yours! Return to the port of Cannes at 5:15 PM, where your cruising adventure comes to an end.

Cannes: Festival of Pyrotechnic Art Fireworks from the water

4. Cannes: Festival of Pyrotechnic Art Fireworks from the water

During 6 exceptional evenings, the starry sky of Cannes sparkles with a thousand lights during the Festival of Pyrotechnic Art. 700,000 spectators look up to admire the latest innovations from the world’s fireworks elite from Cannes’s terraces and beaches, not to mention spectators from all the surrounding cities. Security matters obliges for these important public events, the roads of the City of Cannes are gradually closing to traffic to make the seaside exclusively pedestrian, a nightmare for motorists and visitors from outside. Far from all that, Black Tenders Events takes you from the Port du Béal in Cannes la Bocca for a sunset cruise, just the time for a nice swim at sea and then you are at the forefront of the fireworks shots from the sea. Are we taking you?

Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

5. Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

At 10:15 AM you’ll board the catamaran in the old port for a half-day sail on the Bay of Cannes. Before departure you’ll have an introduction to the ship by the crew. Sail to the Lérins Islands, where you’ll be able to swim and snorkel between the islands (mask and snorkel provided) or relax on board the catamaran. Around 1:00 PM a delicious cold buffet lunch will be served on board by the crew. At 2:15 PM, passengers will disembark on St.Marguerite Island for a change of boat and board the ferry to the old port of Cannes.

Full-Day Catamaran Cruise Departing from Cannes

6. Full-Day Catamaran Cruise Departing from Cannes

Enjoy a welcome drink as you board the catamaran in the old port for a full-day sail on the Bay of Cannes. Before departure you’ll have an introduction to the ship by the crew. Sail to the Pointe Croisette and continue on to the Lérins Islands, where you’ll be able to swim and snorkel between the islands (mask and snorkel provided) or relax on board the catamaran. Around 1:00 PM a cold buffet lunch will be served by the crew. After lunch you’ll continue your cruise to the Massif de l'Esterel (Corniche d'Or), stopping in a cove where you'll have another opportunity to swim and snorkel. At 5:15 PM you'll return to the old port of Cannes, where the tour ends.

French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

7. French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

Discover the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera on this guided half-day trip from Nice. Travel in an airconditioned van to Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul de Vence. Take in sights like the La Croisette Boulevard and the Bay of Angels. Enjoy the convienience of being picked up at your accommodation in Nice. Sit back and relax with views of the coastline on your way to Cannes. Have free time to explore the shops on the La Croisette Boulevard, capture pictures of the yachts in the marina, or make your way to a sandy beach. Soak up the shimmering sea on the drive along the coastal road between Cannes and Antibes. Pass by the charming marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan. From here, admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and views of the Bay of Angels. End your tour by surrendering to the allure of Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence, where artists like Yves Montand and Jacques Prévert have stayed. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your tour.

From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Half-Day Trip

8. From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Half-Day Trip

Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Cannes, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, or Monaco, travel by a luxury minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory before touring the village La Turbie. Known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, thanks to its views over Monaco. It is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. Arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard. Continue to the Cathedral and pay homage to the Monegasque royalty buried there and still have time to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Justice Palace. End your tour at Monte Carlo and see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.

From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

9. From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur where you can take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat and its many famous villas. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue to the Principality of Monaco, where you can stroll through the streets of the old town. See the Prince’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Cathedral, as well as a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a ride along the streets used for the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach the most glamourous section of Monaco, Monte Carlo, with its famous casino and exclusive hotels. Next, enjoy a short stop in the town of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival and wonderful sandy beaches. Continue to Antibes, one of France's oldest cities which was founded by Greek merchants in the 5th century. Discover St Paul de Vence, one most beautiful villages in Provence, recognized for its cultural and artistic heritage. Finally, be returned to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of sightseeing.

From Nice: Full-Day Best of the Riviera

10. From Nice: Full-Day Best of the Riviera

Depart from Nice between 08:15 AM and 09:00 AM. Explore Cannes, the Beverly Hills of France, renowned for its film festival, its major designers, its prestigious hotels and its sandy beaches. In Antibes, admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Soak in the jewel of Provence, where magic light and colors influenced prestigious painters and artists to keep having inspirational moods to create world-renowned masterpieces. Visit the medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea, and discover the secrets of perfume in Fragonard, visiting the perfume factory. Visit Monaco’s Old Town, the cathedral, the Formula One Grand Prix race track and the casino with Monte Carlo’s 18th century old fashion hotels and luxury boutiques. Have the opportunity to visit artist’s shops and peer over the view by the ramparts to find the colors of the villas, perfumes of the hills and the fragrances of the sea skyline. Complete your open tour discovering the Principality of Monaco. Have a walk through its old city, flashing luxury hotels, historical buildings and warm narrow streets. See the legendary circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix. Your team is ready to go.

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What people are saying about Cannes

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,912 reviews

Excellent trip and exceptional driving guide Nicolas (Nikola). Landscapes are amazing, guide professional, polite, knowledgeable, drives well, make interesting and relevant explanations. I was in Nice before, but did not see some spots whish Nicolas showed us during this trip. Comfortable minivan. Breathtaking views (Panorama of Nice, view at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, charming Eze village), nice landscapes, comfortable transport and good explanations. For us it was already day 12 of our trip and we were tired in general so it was not easy to make this complete journey (we left in Cannes and unfortunately did not see St Paul de Vence), but we would make it again (on day 1 or 2 of our journey, not any more on day 12!). Also we had low tolerance to air conditioning which was working well and was indispensable in such a hot weather (+35C), just some ppl are less resistant to A/C. Also Fragonard factory visit was not impressive (but interesting), would prefer to spend more time in Eze.

The best fireworks show I had ever seen. The trip there was amazing and exciting with 10 persons speed boats. Stoping for the sunset between the 2 islands with time to swim in the clear water, than anchor in the bay at dark between dozens of boats with everyone watching the amazing show with live music from giant speakers on the shore. Definitely to do once in a lifetime.

Parfait must be the best driver/ tour guide in the area. His knowledge of history and events is remarkable. Always looking out for the safety and convenience of his passengers, you could not ask for more.

The guide was super friendly, the tours were excellent. I discovered a lot of villages. Thanks to this service. I recommend you. it's to do when you don't have a car. fair price.

Amazing! Carolina was a wonderful tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humourWish we could’ve done the full day tour though as the half day is a bit rushed.