From Nice: Eze, Monaco & Monte Carlo Half-Day Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5 hours
Enjoy a half-day tour exploring the glitzy French Riviera, based on your own itinerary and traveling in luxury minivans. Along with up to 8 participants, choose your departure point on the French Riviera from Italie, Monaco, Eze, Nice, Antibes, Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes, St. Tropez, Marseille, Aix en Provence, or the Côte d'Azur countryside. Discover the hidden gems of Saint Tropez, explore the fashionable city of Nice, or walk the red carpet at Cannes. Explore the playground of the jet set and former arsitocracy, and see luxury marinas, yachts and casinos, as well as enchanting hillside towns. You can choose your point of departure, return time and selected destinations. Simply provide a detailed description at the time of booking by leaving a note in the comments field. Or consult with the experts at Liven Up to plan your perfect day out.
Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice. With your expert guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur. Take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Then, travel to the Principality of Monaco where you will enjoy some free time to see the Prince's Palace of and visit St. Nicolas' Cathedral. Then, you will be driven along the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach Monte Carlo and its legendary casino. Admire the elegant Salle Garnier, and the upscale hotels and restaurants of the area, before returning to Nice.
Explore the best of the Cote d’Azur on a half-day sightseeing tour from Nice. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Nice, travel along the spectacular Corniche road to the hilltop town of Eze On arrival, wander the streets of the fortified, 12th-century village, and get magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea from its clifftop location. Find enchanting craft shops along narrow, winding streets. Learn the secrets of the true essence of Provence at a traditional perfumery. See for yourself why Eze is known as the "Eagle's Nest" due to its location 427 meters above sea level. Continue to Monaco to explore the principality at your own pace. Admire the neo-Romanesque façade of the Cathedral, and pay your respects to the Princes and Princesses of Monaco who are buried there. Watch the Changing of the Guards ceremony that takes place outside the Royal Palace at 11.55 daily. Follow the ci...
Join the jet set on a half-day guided tour of some of the amazing towns and villages of the French Riviera. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the hilltop village of Eze. Get stunning views of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and marvel at the medieval architecture and stone houses of the small alleyways typical of the Middle Ages. Visit the exotic gardens and learn the secrets of the famous Fragonard perfume at a perfume factory. Then, explore the Old Town of Monaco and follow the course of the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix race track. Admire the cathedral and casino and see the 18th-century hotels and luxury boutiques of Monte Carlo before the return journey to Nice. Get dropped off at your hotel or other drop off point of your choice on arrival.
Driver was late to pick up, however when I called office to check on arrival time they blamed me for not being outside apartment (which I was 15 mins before advised arrival time) driver eventually arrived 45 mins late due traffic hold ups (understandable) but not good for office to make me feel that I was somehow responsible for delay!! Tour was great and Fragonard very interesting, but would say half day cannot do justice to Monaco and Eze next time I will allow a day for each.
Take a half-day excursion to Monaco and see why it is so famous. After leaving your ship, you will reach Monaco through the coast road and visit the Old Town of Monaco with free time to visit the Palace (open June to October), and Cathedral, with the possibility to see the changing of the Palace Guards at 11:55. Continue to tour Monte Carlo, driving a lap of the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. Have some free time at Casino Square to amuse yourself with luxury shopping, stunning gardens, mega yachts, and chic casinos. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the amazing cars parked by Monte Carlo Casino. Then visit the unforgettable middle-age village of Eze with shops carved in the rock. Discover the world of senses and flowers through a shopping visit to a perfumery. Drive along the spectacular middle Cornice and admire the bay of Villefranche as you drive back to the port.
Ralph was a tremendous tour guide and incredibly knowledgeable on all points, especially regarding the principality of Monaco (feats of engineering, current businesses, history, etc.). He was a joy to be around and the car was very nice, as well. I had misunderstood the tour to include a boatride along the coast up to Monaco, and then being driven back down to Villefranche-sur-Mer because the description reads "After leaving your ship...". But I just learned that this tour is intended for those who are deboarding a large cruise ship to come on land for an excursion. I feel like a fool for not knowing this was a driving tour, but wish it was clearly stated. Though my husband and I were upset to learn that there was no boat trip, Ralph's lovely demeanor and knowledge of the area quickly perked us up. Thanks so much, Ralph!
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FX was our guide. He was fabulous. Interesting information with a great sense of humor. Portions of our tour area were closed due to the Grand Prix. FX used his charm to get us into a few spots l don't think we were meant to go. l would 100% recommend this company & our guide! So much fun & great value! Merci.
Smaller bus with only five people, and the bus driver was great. Very good destinations worth seeing. I surely recommend this to everyone. Anneli
EXCELLENT SERVICE! Anthony was extremely professional and very very kind to us. I would recommend this tour to anyone !!
We had an excellent guide. His driving skill is v good, which is important considering the hilly terrain.
A fantastic day trip, well worth doing. The village of Eze was beautiful.