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Cannes: Round-Trip Boat Transfer to Saint Tropez

1. Cannes: Round-Trip Boat Transfer to Saint Tropez

Take the ferry to Saint Tropez from Cannes and arrive in just 1 hour and 15 minutes. During the transfer, you'll enjoy the stunning scenery of the French Riviera. Explore Saint Tropez, which combines the charm and allure of Provence. Browse the boutiques, and visit the Place des Lices and the Quartier de la Ponche, the citadelle, the church, the Annonciade Museum and other must-sees in the village. You'll have 5 hours of free time before the ferry departs to take you back to Cannes. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase on board.

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

2. 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.

Nice: Villages of Provence Tour with Wine & Produce Tasting

3. Nice: Villages of Provence Tour with Wine & Produce Tasting

Uncover the secrets to winemaking on this day trip from Nice. Travel in air-conditioned van. Tour a cellar and try wines in Saint-Jeannet. Learn about glassware in Biot, visit an old mill in Opio, and admire vistas in Gourdon. Begin with pickup from your accommodation in Nice in the morning. Relax in the comfortable and air conditioned van on the way to Biot. Learn about the manufacturing of Biot glassware which is known for its quality around the world. Continue to the hillside village of Opio which is nestled between olive groves, pines, cork oak, and strawberry trees. Head to a rare 15th-century mill that is still in operation. Savor some regional products paired with some delicious olive oil. Travel to the breathtaking hilltop village of Gourdon which offers exceptional views of the entire French Riviera. Capture pictures of its 9th century castle and its sumptuous garden which was designed by the Versailles landscaper André Lenotre. Be awed by a 40-meter-high waterfall in the Gorges du Loup. See the village of Tourrette sur loup which owes its fame to the violets, which have been its main crop since 1880.  Unlock the flavors of the countryside at a wine estate in Saint-Jeannet. Sample 6 wines with red, rosé, white, and sweet options. Listen as the winemaker tells you about how the wine is aged by harnessing the power of the sun with glass carboys. Sit where you can admire superb paintings by Remy Rasse who also produces wine labels. After your tasting, return to your accommodation in Nice by van.

Nice: Perfume Making Workshop

4. Nice: Perfume Making Workshop

Craft your own unique fragrance at our Molinard workshops in the city of your choice: Nice or Grasse. In Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, five generations have toiled to generate the abundance of perfumery we have to offer. Created in 1849, Maison Molinard is recognized by the Living Heritage Company for its ancestral know-how. You can feel their richness in knowledge as a Molinard expert guides you through deciphering your desired scents and helps you compose the perfect olfactory combination. CONCEPT Make your own personalized fragrance from a selection of our raw materials and learn expert perfumery techniques. PRACTICE • Scenting session and selection of your essences • Creation of your top note, heart note, and base note • Formulation of the olfactory pyramid • Application

Cultural and Gourmet Walking Tour of Old Nice

5. Cultural and Gourmet Walking Tour of Old Nice

Wander the honeycomb streets of Vieux Nice (Old Nice) in the company of a foodie guide, and taste some of the city’s best produce at 10 degustation stops. Along the way, learn the culture and traditions of Nice and its population in the city’s oldest neighborhood. Discover what the locals really like to do and eat at venues serving the best olive oils, wines, raviolis and pastas, cheese, bread, local main dishes and appetizers, pastries, candies, and much more. Guided by a local gourmet guide, with a wealth of knowledge and experience about the regional culture, the tour will let you experience the joie de vivre of the French Riviera first-hand, and ends with a typical aperitif of drinks. Along the way, discover the best of the hidden restaurants and bars to explore further during your time in Nice and the French Riviera.

From Nice: Eze Village, Monaco, and Monte Carlo Guided Tour

6. From Nice: Eze Village, Monaco, and Monte Carlo Guided Tour

Explore the village of Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo on this day trip from Nice. Travel in comfort aboard an air-conditioned van. Admire views of the seaside Rock of Monaco, visit Monaco Cathedral, and see the iconic racetrack for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Visit the medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views, and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. In Monte Carlo, discover the old casino, the famous Hotel de Paris and Café de Paris, the beautiful gardens, and luxury boutiques. Explore the Principality of Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, and discover its rich history that goes back to antiquity. Visit Monaco’s Old Town, see the Cathedral, admire the Prince's Palace, and visit the racecourse used for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Nice: Train Experience Through The Alps and Baroque Route

7. Nice: Train Experience Through The Alps and Baroque Route

Attention: A good physical condition is required for this tour (includes between 7km to 15km walk/hiking) Escape the tourist crowds and join a combo tour of train experience, discovery of medieval villages, stunning baroque architecture, and incredible natural spots in the middle of the Alps. After meeting your guide 7:55 AM, depart at 8:30 AM from Nice Ville Central Station. Discover breathtaking landscapes as you pass by natural canyons, highly-elevated bridges, and tunnels on a 2-30hour train ride to your destination. During the ride, your guide will tell you the secrets of one of the most beautiful train lines in France, a testimony of French civil engineering at the beginning of the 20th century. Make a stop at 2 medieval villages, Saorge and Tende, and some days La Brigue. First, visit Tende and its Museum des Merveilles to discover Stone Age and other historic artifacts from the Mercantour National Park. Then, head over to the Mercantour National Park itself and spot protected species of flowers. See other highlights of Tende including an impressive Baroque cathedral, the maze of medieval streets, panoramic views from the top of the village, the cemetery, and the ruins of an old castle. Continue the tour to Saorge, an impressive medieval village with steeped streets, built on a concave hillside. Admire the charming and peaceful Franciscan Convent of Saorge founded in the 17th century before visiting the Church of Saint-Sauveur. The church was rebuilt in the 15th century following a fire and restored in the 18th century. The village offers spectacular sceneries of the Alps and the canyons around. When it's time for lunch you can either select from a lunch picnic or lunch at a local restaurant.

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

8. 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 to Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul de Vence in an air-conditioned van, with hotel transfers included. Take in sights like La Croisette Boulevard and the Bay of Angels. Enjoy the convenience of a pickup from your accommodation in Nice. Sit back and enjoy views of the coastline on your way to Cannes. Get free time to explore the shops on La Croisette Boulevard, capture pictures of the yachts in the marina, or make your way to a sandy beach. Next, go on a drive along the coastal road between Cannes and Antibes, passing by the charming marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan. From here, soak up the French Riviera marina and views of the Bay of Angels. End your tour in the well-preserved medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence, where artists like Yves Montand and Jacques Prévert have lived. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your tour.

Nice: Allianz Stadium and National Sports Museum Tour

9. Nice: Allianz Stadium and National Sports Museum Tour

Spend an enjoyable 2 hours on a visit to the National Sports Museum in Nice and touring the Allianz Riviera stadium. Tours are available in French and some information is translated into English. Allianz Riviera, Nice’s new stadium for the UEFA Euro 2016 is a venue full of positive energy. It was designed to meet the demands of hosting a football competition as significant as UEFA, while respecting the principles of sustainable development. During the tour you'll hear stories from the changing rooms, stand at the side of the pitch just like the players do and visit areas that are normally reserved for VIPs and the press.

From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Day Tour

10. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Day Tour

Discover the charm of the seaside city of Port-Grimaud and the French Riviera town of Saint-Tropez on this day trip from Nice. Cruise from Port-Grimaud to Saint-Tropez on a scenic boat ride. Spend some time exploring the stunning streets of Saint-Tropez. Be picked up from your hotel or at your private address in Nice at 8:30 AM, before leaving by minibus for Port Grimaud and Saint-Tropez. Start your tour with a free boat trip from the delightful lake city, Port-Grimaud, known as the "Little Venice" to Saint-Tropez. This legendary village has attracted numerous international stars from the world of fashion and literature as far back as the 1920's and became the favorite playground to jet setters, models and millionaires. Have free time in the picturesque old city for some shopping at the provincial market and to get lunch on a sunny terrace. Travel back to your hotel along the marvelous and picturesque coast road, the Littoral. Benefiting from some of the best views in all of France, you will have time to stop and admire these fantastic views.

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based on 1,317 reviews

Carmela was an excellent guide. Very friendly and everything we tasted was delicious, and we had a pretty local experience. I can really recommend the tour and her as a guide. I would love to do another tour with her in the future. We even celebrated the birthday of a relative without informing in advance, and she managed to organize a great surprise. Merci, thanks a lot, muchas gracias Carmela :)

Our Guide was amazing from the minute he picked us up he was happy and jovial nothing was a bother took us to places longer than was listed so that we had plenty of time to see everything he always kept us updated in English and others in French the bus was a minivan only 8 on our trip was perfect to get a view of many places we wanted to see

We had a wonderful time with Cecyle. This was an amazing and comfortable trip of the entire french reviera. We covered Saint vence, Cannes, Antibes, Eze, Monte carlo, Monaco etc… You must take this tour and Cecyle is very knowledgeable about the area

Chris was an excellent guide and we definitely enjoyed all his history of the area.

Awesome. Great tour guide, comfortable car, stellar views.