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Cannes: 6-Hour Private French Riviera Shore Excursion

1. Cannes: 6-Hour Private French Riviera Shore Excursion

When your cruise ship stops in the port of Cannes, meet your driver-guide who will be holding a sign with your name. Hop into an airconditioned van for 2-8 people and begin your 6-hour private tour adventure. Make the first stop in Nice and admire the panoramic views of Hauts de Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. Then head to the medieval village of Eze where you will have the chance to visit the Fragonard perfumery. Next, head to the principality of Monaco and enjoy a visit to the cathedral where you can pay homage to the princes and princesses of Monaco and see the magnificent palace. Finish your excursion in Monte Carlo where you will find the famous casinos and L'hotel de Paris. Drive along the track of the Formula 1 Grand Prix before you return to your cruise ship.

Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

2. Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

Get a local’s perspective of Vieux Nice on an informative 3-hour walking tour of Nice Old Town and Castle Hill. Meet your guide on the seafront, next to the stairs and elevator up to Castle Hill. Listen to an introduction to the history of the most Italian-style French city, starting with its Greek foundations, through its time as a dominion of Savoy to the modern day. Learn about the influence of the English and Russian aristocracy, discover how it got its name, and more. Then, enter the Old Town through a gate built during the reign of one of the last Italian governors. See the old houses of the local nobility, and marvel at baroque churches and monuments. Go to one of the most famous markets in Nice, and breathe in the aromas of the produce on sale. Explore a honeycomb of tiny streets, learning the history of each square, street name, and design. Next, ascend to the top of Castle Hill passing through some of the quietest areas of Vieux Nice. Walk through a forest to the old cemeteries with their panoramic views of the city and harbor. Admire the ruins of the old fortifications, and see the majestic waterfall on the Colline du Chateau. Tuck into a Provençal picnic in the castle gardens, and enjoy a platter of the best local food. Get useful advice and tips on how to spend the rest of your time in Nice from your knowledgeable guide.

Nice: Sightseeing Walking Tour

3. Nice: Sightseeing Walking Tour

The best way to explore a city is on foot. And the best way to discover the must-see places of a city is to have a competent local guide. Then come discover Nice la belle (Nissa la bella) as the locals say. It is one of the most visited cities in France, a title deserved since the city has a very particular history and geography that makes it a superb city both culturally and visually. Once a Greek counter and then a Gallo-Roman city, the city was once the only maritime gateway in the States of Savoy. Nice was then part of the Piedmont Sardinia kingdom until 1860, so the Nice region is one of the last to have joined France. There is also a very Mediterranean culinary culture mainly inspired by Provence and Italy. You certainly know the famous salad of Nice (without potato attention) or the pan bagnat, but don’t worry you still have a lot of Nice specialties to discover. We will of course visit the unmissable Old Nice with its narrow and colorful streets, these small baroque churches, its sumptuous palaces, its countless bars and restaurants, not to mention its art galleries, since Nice is a city of art and history listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2021. Of course we will not miss the French Copacabana, the Promenade des Anglais, a large maritime boulevard whose image is known worldwide. It is the very symbol of Nice. And the hill of the castle ideally placed at the seaside the hill offers a garden that is the favorite park of the Nice and tourists, its shady alleys and its multiple points of view allow to discover exceptional panoramas on the bay of angels, the city, the hills and the Prealps

Nice: City Sightseeing Tour by Pedicab with Audio Guide

4. Nice: City Sightseeing Tour by Pedicab with Audio Guide

Discover the architecture and history of nice with one of our 3 visit (45 minutes - 1h or 2h) you will start at massena Square/ Apollo statue. Then you will discover the atmosphere of the old Town( during 25 minutes ) : - opera - flower market - prefecture palace - church " lu gésù" - cathédrale Sainte reparate - matisse's house. Then you will ride on the promenade des anglais ( almost 20 minutes) - le negresco hôtel - palais de la méditerranée - Albert 1er garden - quai Rauba capeu : " I love Nice" After we continue the visit in direction of the Marina- le port (30 minutes) : - memorial - confiserie FLORIAN - LA RESERVE - Garibaldi square - Art promenade - massena school And we'll finish with the beautiful area in the center ( 40 minutes) : - Verdun avenue ( luxury stores) - cathédrale Notre Dame - boulevard Victor Hugo/Rivoli - musicians streets / square gold - Russian church

Monaco and Perched Medieval Villages Day Tour from Nice

5. Monaco and Perched Medieval Villages Day Tour from Nice

Depart Nice in the morning on a full-day tour to discover the medieval villages overlooking the French Riviera, and visit Monaco, the Pearl of the Mediterranean. The first stop is the medieval village of Eze with its amazing views over Cap Ferrat. Continue to Monaco’s old town, its cathedral, the Formula One Grand Prix racetrack, and Casino Square. Head up to another jewel of Provence as you visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a capital of contemporary art known for its art galleries. Make your way to the Gourdon Eagle's Nest, the highest medieval village of the French Riviera. Then visit Grasse, the perfume capital of the world and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to Fragonard.

Toulon & St Tropez: Côtes-de-Provence 8-Hour Wine Tour

6. Toulon & St Tropez: Côtes-de-Provence 8-Hour Wine Tour

You'll be picked up at your location and driven to St Tropez and Toulon which are about 1 hour from Aix en Provence or Marseille. Visit between 3 and 4 vineyards domains and enjoy some wine tasting as you learn about the Côtes-de-Provence Appellation. Discover an 11th-century chapel and an unusual vineyard castle. Visit the Provencal village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, a castle in Hyères, the standing stones at the Lambert Farm in Collobrières, and more. Take the option to stop for lunch in a selected restaurant. 

From Nice: Day Trip to Monte Carlo and Monaco Coast

7. From Nice: Day Trip to Monte Carlo and Monaco Coast

Spend a day taking in the panoramic views of the French Riviera and exploring its top towns and attractions. Enjoy a guided tour with ample free time to browse shops and walk along the seafront. Get picked up by your driver in Nice and admire the Promenade des Anglais and the Bay of the Angels. Enjoy the panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat, known for its exclusive villas. Explore the former fishing village of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a melding of luxury and tradition. Take in the exquisite views of Monaco during a stop at La Turbie and see the ancient Roman Trophy of Augustus monument. Continue on to Eze, a medieval village perched on a hill, which offers more breathtaking views. Tour the famous Fragonard perfume factory and learn how scents are produced. Enjoy both guided and free time in Monte Carlo to discover its museums, monuments, cathedral, and Formula 1 race track.

Walking tour in the Old Nice and The Hill of the Castle

8. Walking tour in the Old Nice and The Hill of the Castle

Discover Nice’s green spaces, historic buildings, and unique architecture on this guided walking tour of the city. Explore the Place Massena, the statue of Apollo, Castle Hill, the Rauba Capeu quay, and more. Learn about the evolution of the city over the last centuries at your first stop, the Centenary Monument. Next, head towards the Place Massena and the Fountain of the Sun. Gain insight into the Piedmontese architecture and the famous statue of Apollo. Contemplate the historic facades and wander along the shops selling local soaps, textiles, cheese, crafts, and spices. Peruse the flower market on the Cours Saleya as well as the local architectural heritage, the pedestrian streets, and the Promenade des Anglais.  Take in the panoramic views from the top of Castle Hill. Spot the waterfall, the Port of Nice, and Mont Boron. Walk back down the hill to the Rauba Capeu quay and take photos with the #ILoveNICE sculpture.

From Nice: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Private Half-Day Tour

9. From Nice: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Private Half-Day Tour

Take a private half-day trip from Nice to discover Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Eze. After pickup at your centrally-located hotel, head out of the city and take in the panoramic views from the cliff road. At a bend in the road, discover the charming hilltop village of Eze. See breathtaking views from the village, and awaken your senses with a guided tour of a perfumery. Continue toward the principality of Monaco, a multifaceted country. Explore the charming old town, admire the Prince’s Palace, and see the majestic cathedral that hosts Grace Kelly’s grave. Visit the outstanding oceanographic museum, and take a lap of the Formula 1 track to feel like a Grand Prix driver. Afterwards, discover the legendary area of Monte Carlo to do some luxury shopping, stroll past fancy cars and mega-yachts and chic casinos, or simply watch the city from the renowned Café de Paris.

From Nice: Churches of Provence Private Tour

10. From Nice: Churches of Provence Private Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Nice, where you will meet your private guide. Travel to the first site of religious significance on the tour, Thoronet Abbey. Known as the jewel of Cistercian abbeys, it was constructed between 1160 and 1230. Discover the beauty of the abbey's architecture, the cloister, and the perfectly preserved conventual buildings from the 12th century.  Drive to St Maximin and visit the famous Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene. Explore the largest Gothic church in Provence, which hosts the relics of Mary Magdalene. These relics received official recognition from the Catholic church in 1281. Charles II of Anjou, Count of Provence, decided with the approval and encouragement of Pope Boniface VIII, to build a magnificent basilica in the honor of the saint. Continue towards the city of Avignon and discover the amazing Palace of the Popes. The wealth and the glitter of the pontifical court vanished a long time ago, but the palace still is a monument to papal power in centuries past. Wander through the large halls and rooms of the Palais vieux, the Grand Tinel, the Consistoire, as well as the private rooms of the Popes who were resident here. Enjoy some free time for a lunch at your own expense before driving back to Nice.

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based on 49 reviews

Thibault was great accommodating what we wanted to do considering that we got off the ship an hour late. He took us to Cannes, Nice and Eze where we visited the Fragonard perfume factory. Only thing we couldn't do was Monaco, but I had visited it before so I didn't worry about it too much. Will recommend to others as it is a more personal experience.

Antonio was our driver. We were a little late, but Antonio waited patiently at the agreed meeting point. He guided us through the excursion in a very committed and friendly manner. He also responded to our wishes, so we were able to stay longer in certain places. It was a very successful excursion and the most enjoyable of our cruise.

Our guide Beatrice was very helpful and informative. Although our arrival from the ship was 1 hour late she took us through the whole excursion as planned and we did not miss anything from the program. We strongly recommend her.

Emperatriz was a great guide. We enjoyed visiting Nice, Monaco, and Monte Carlo. The fun facts about each place we visited were entertaining. The scenery was beautiful and our guide took great pictures.

I highly recommend this guide to anyone who has an afternoon to visit a piece of the city of Nice. Carmela, the guide, was very friendly and nice. Among all, we will remember the concept of ABC