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Nice: Provence Village Tour with Wine and Produce Tasting

1. Nice: Provence Village Tour with Wine and 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.

Côtes de Provence Wine Tour from Nice

2. Côtes de Provence Wine Tour from Nice

Explore the Côtes de Provence wine region on an 8-hour tour with an expert guide. Learn about the region’s climate, soil, and winemaking process while visiting family-owned wineries. Meet your English-speaking guide in Nice and head into the countryside of Provence in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. Guided by a wine expert, you’ll have private visits to quality wineries, including a Cru classé Côtes de Provence estate. Enjoy an opportunity to taste fine rosés from Provence and some powerful reds and aromatic whites as well. Visit two wineries in the morning, followed by some free time for lunch. Visit a third winery in the afternoon, before returning to Nice.

Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice

3. Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice

Board an air-conditioned minivan outside your Nice hotel and sit back and enjoy a scenic 1-hour drive to Saint Jeannet. The drive will take you through the rolling landscapes of Provence's wine country. The tour duration is 4 hours. En route, your tour guide will provide an overview of the history and traditions of French winemaking. In Provence, the temperate Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil create ideal conditions for growing grapes. Varieties such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache flourish in the warm sun. Stop to visit a wine cellar and experience the subtleties of the local wines during a tasting with the winemaker. You’ll be able to taste a variety of wines. Next stop is Saint Paul de Vence, the second-most visited village in France and the jewel of Provence. The stunning walled village has been home to numerous artists, including Renoir, Chagall and Picasso and many film stars as well.

Nice: City Foods Guided Walking Tour

4. Nice: City Foods Guided Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide at the Fountain of the Sun, then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Nice. Sample different kinds of artisanal olive oils and see how they're made. Or how about some classic Nice street food? A special savory pancake made with chickpea flour, crispy outside and soft inside, Socca is an essential of Nice Street Food. Pissaladière is a tasty onion tart, traditionally cooked in a wood oven and topped with olives and anchovies. Or imbibe in a typical Provencal wine with tapenade - olive-based with capers, anchovy, and divine olive oil. Very popular in the South of France, it is commonly enjoyed as a bread spread paired with a glass of Rosé. Follow up with a savory or sweet pie - your choice! Speaking of sweet, for a swan song, tuck into lavender or anise biscuits, lemon from Menton, or fresh homemade ice cream.

From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting Day Trip

5. From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting Day Trip

Produced from antiquity on terraces that overhang, between 200 and 400 meters, the left bank of Le Var, west of the city of Nice, the Bellet, or wine of Bellet, is harvested on the sole territory of the commune of Nice. First, visit the Château de Crémat vineyard, garden and wine cellar. Learn about the history of the castle and try some wines (for an additional charge). Then, head to the Domaine de la Source vineyard and wine cellar. Learn about the history of Domain and try some more wines.

Full-Day Small Group Tour to Monaco and Eze

6. Full-Day Small Group Tour to Monaco and Eze

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Monaco with a choice of departure locations. Your first stop will be in the medieval village of Eze, one of the most picturesque sites on the French Riviera. Dating from the Middle Ages, the village was built on top of the rocky outcrop for security reasons. Take to the cobbled streets and head to the exotic garden and the castle ruins, where you’ll have amazing views, from an altitude of 427 meters. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory in the village for a guided tour. Continue on to the village of La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco owing to the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Admire the ruins of an imposing monument, the Trophy of the Alps, dedicated to the Emperor Augustus, and built in 7 B.C. on the road that linked Italy to Cimiez (Nice). Next you’ll arrive in the Principality of Monaco. Spend the afternoon in the Old Town, overlooking the harbor and the sea from a height of 60 meters. See the changing of the guard at the Prince's Palace at 11:55. Visit the Cathedral, built in neo-Roman style in 1875, entirely of white stones from La Turbie. Its construction was completed in November 1903. The Monaco princes and Princesse Grace de Monaco were laid to rest in the Cathedral. You can enjoy optional visits to the Prince Palace and the Oceanographic Museum, or take a short Monaco tour on the little train (not included in the tour price). Head to Monte Carlo following the famous Grand Prix track of Formula 1. See the stunning Casino de Monte-Carlo and the Hôtel de Paris, which features all the charm of the great hotels of the 19th century.

Nice: E-Bike 7 Hills Tour

7. Nice: E-Bike 7 Hills Tour

Discover Nice and its countryside on this guided e-bike tour. Explore the French Riviera, the Hill of Cimiez, and ascend to the highest point of Nice Hills and enjoy the panoramic view it offers. Discover a new aspect of Nice by climbing without effort to the top of the Hill of Cimiez with its Roman ruins and arena and admire the Belle Epoque period with its beautiful palaces and villas where queens and kings lived. Visit its religious past through the Monastery of Cimiez and its unique roses gardens. After this stop, you will continue the ascent to the highest point of Nice Hills, where a waterfall dominates the whole bay of Angels for a stop to admire the breathtaking panorama. After this refreshing stop, you will be offered different options which includes: small authentic villages, perched vineyards over the Var Valley, a secret monument hidden in the mountains (hiking) or river corners for natural spot lovers.

Italian Coast & Markets: Full-Day Small Group Trip

8. Italian Coast & Markets: Full-Day Small Group Trip

Enjoy an Italian experience in the open air markets of San Remo or Vintimille. Soak in the mix of Italian and French crowd buying cheese, vegetables and bags. Drive by the high “Corniche” and highway to the most typical Italian experience in the open air market of San Remo or Vintimille (Ventimiglia in Italian). Soak in the mix of Italian and French crowd buying cheese, vegetables, etc. Visit the medieval village of Dolceacqua.  On Tuesday and Saturday this tour includes a stop at  San Remo  and on Friday the tour includes a stop at Vintimille.

Private Provence Wine Tasting Experience

9. Private Provence Wine Tasting Experience

First, visit the simply stunning Le Chateau de St Martin, Cru Classe de Provence which has produced wine since antiquity. Discover the history of the castle on a guided tour including the medieval underground cellar. Taste 6 wines accompanied by toast and tapenades in the garden or in the room of the arrows (depending on the weather). On the menu will be delights such as pissaladiere, tapenade, charcuterie, goat cheese taradeen and of course, a third of a bottle of wine. The next stop will be Le Chateau Sainte Roseline, Cru Classe Cotes de Provence which is located in the hinterland on millennial soil. Enjoy a guided tour of the chapel, the cloister (under reserve) and the wine cellar, followed by a tasting of 3 Cotes de Provence wines.

Nice: Private 8-Hour Aix En Provence and Wine Tasting

10. Nice: Private 8-Hour Aix En Provence and Wine Tasting

After departing from Nice, you will make your way to Aix en Provence. Throughout this journey you will see Mount Saint Victoire, which was the inspiration for many of Paul Cézanne’s works. Aix en Provence is a little college town in southern France, but you don’t have to be a student to enjoy your time there. The provincial area is the perfect getaway from the bustling city. You will be free to walk around the peaceful gardens, shop at local markets, or admire the old town. The picturesque boulevard the "Cours Mirabeau" is perfect for a lovely stroll and to get lunch. Provence is home to winegrowers who bear the imprint of the soil and make wines that truly reflect the terroir. You will enjoy the Provencal "art de vivre" lifestyle, and will also visit the Chateau Sainte Roseline, which is home to more than one point of interest. The estate is big, and is home to the well-known Cotes de Provence wine producer whose wines are both appreciated locally as well as exported. This area is also a historic site, being close to the Roman chapel Ste. Roseline which was built in the 12th century.

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Our tour guide and driver was perfect so it would be the best memory for our honeymoon:) If you want to know more about France and Wine then you could be a little wine mater with this tour. Our tour guuid tried to explain many thing (cultures, histories with details etc.,) everything was very useful to know about this provinces. When I said ‘good bye’ to our guide, I said ‘Today was perfect’ to him. Many thanks.☺️ (The pizza restaurant you recommended was excellent)

I recommend this tour 100%. We had an incredible experience since we were alone with our guide. We visited beautiful towns on the blue coast and the vineyard was unforgettable. Unfortunately we couldn't attend the oil tasting as it was closed but our guide offered us to visit another small town as an alternative which did not disappoint.

Roman our tour guide was great. He took us to a spot that overlooked Nice which was amazing. We enjoyed the wine tasting and the perfume factory. Our tour was in the off season so the town of Gourdon was pretty much closed down but still was a beautiful view.

Really lovely. I’ve been before on a similar trip. But was sharing with my friend. My goodness our rep went out of his way to stop for the best photo. And was so knowledgable. I learnt something new!

Even with the pouring rain that hit us, this tour was worth it.