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  • Nice: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise to Villefranche Bay

    1. Nice: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise to Villefranche Bay

    Experience the French Riviera on a 1-hour cruise from Nice, and get carried away by the natural splendor of the Côte d'Azur on a charming nautical excursion. Depart from the port of Nice and head towards the famous deep water bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer.  Listen to an informative commentary provided by the crew (either in French or English) as you pass the luxurious villas of the rich and famous. Admire the hilltop villages in the distance, and the beautiful coastline of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, known as a favorite place to vacation among the European aristocracy and international millionaires. Continue to the village of Villefranche-sur-Mer to get a look at its colorful fishing port. The bay is one of the deepest natural harbors in the Mediterranean Sea and provides safe anchorage for large ships. Conclude your sightseeing cruise with a tour of the Baie des Anges in Nice. Cast your eyes...

    Very enjoyable! The meeting point had poor signage but the pin point on the app was right on. The staff were friendly and informative but scripted. Lasted almost exactly an hour. Had periods of both fast and slow speeds

  • From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

    2. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

    You will 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. You will have free time in the picturesque old city for some shopping at the provincial market and to get lunch on a sunny terrace. You will be taken 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.

    Almost half of the time we spent in the car! There was huge traffic on the way back to Nice, was disaster! It was less than 4 hours in St. Tropez which is too short for such a long driving back and forth.. The lady who was driving was awful driver, pushing the brakes too strong, so you think you will throw up any moment!

  • Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

    3. Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

    Depart Nice in the morning and journey to the seaside resort of Sainte-Maxime. Then, climb aboard a boat and travel along the beautiful coastline of the French Riviera to the internationally renowned town of Saint-Tropez.  Get some time to explore the town center and soak up its elegant atmosphere. Join the locals at the market and marvel at its world-famous beaches. Keep a look out for its legendary jet set residents, including the French actress Brigitte Bardot! Then, visit the beautiful village of Port Grimaud, known as the Little Venice of France due to its scenic waterways and fishermen's houses. Journey back to Nice along the Côte d'Azur. Stop to take photos of the Massif de l'Esterel mountain range as they plunge into the Mediterranean Sea.

    Our driver Nathan is very nice and punctual. He gave us enough time at each place to explore.

  • Nice to Saint Tropez: Round-Trip Transportation by Boat

    4. Nice to Saint Tropez: Round-Trip Transportation by Boat

    Reach the charming city of St. Tropez by boat in just 2.5 hours from Nice. Enjoy the views of the French Riviera along the way, and spend the afternoon exploring the city that is emblematic of Provence. Admire the harbor and visit the many boutiques and the well-known market at the Place des Lices. See the Citadelle, Quartier de la Ponche, Annonciade Museum and more during your visit. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board. The ticket provides round-trip transportation between Nice and St. Tropez. The boat departs Nice at 09:00 AM and arrives in St. Tropez at 11:30 AM. The return trip departs St. Tropez at 04:30 PM, arriving in Nice at 07:00 PM.

    Ferry boat was large and spacious they offer drinks and chocolates to purchase. We left promptly from the harbour just give yourself enough time to get your ticket from the office. Very smoothly run excursion the journey to St tropez is 2:30 hours.

  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: 4-Hour Fishing Trip

    5. Saint-Laurent-du-Var: 4-Hour Fishing Trip

    After meeting at the port of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, head off on your guide’s boat into the waters of the Mediterranean to start your fishing adventure. Perfect for amateurs and pros alike, this experience is catered to your skill level. Make use of provided cutting-edge fishing equipment to make sure you catch the biggest fish in the waters. As you skim over the stunning waters of the French Côte d’Azur, gaze back over the seaside cliffs and greenery from a new perspective. Using a variety of techniques, including trolling with with lures and live bait, spinning with lures, and jigging, you’ll have the best chance to catch a variety of fish, including Amberjack, Barracuda, Bonita, Tuna, Bluefish, Dentex, and Grouper. You’ll have the opportunity to take home your catch, within the limits of respectful fishing.

    We enjoyed our time fishing. Our guide was a great fisherman but he could have been a better guide. We didn't really learn how to do things ourselves. He usually cast and then handed us the line when there was a fish on. We would have preferred more instruction on how to do it ourselves. The communication was a bit difficult given the language barrier. Given the price point of this option compared to others that we looked at we think it was a good deal and we got just about what we paid for. Not sure we would book again just because we wanted a slightly different experience. If you're novice fishers looking for a low price point I would recommend this experience.

  • Nice: Private Evening Tour on Solar Powered Boat

    6. Nice: Private Evening Tour on Solar Powered Boat

    Start from Beaulieu-sur-Mer's marina, in the famous bay of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, between Nice city center and Monaco. Enjoy a cruise on a private boat accompanied by a guide that will show you the famous spots along the coastline. Admire the famous villas of Kerylos and Ephrussi Rothschild, and the iconic hotels La Reserve and Royal Riviera. Discover the mooring in front of Villa David Niven above crystal-clear waters or sail between the yachts at evening.  The ship is a 100% solar-powered, silent and odorless electric boat with the ability to cruise at a close distance to points of interest. The boat is license free so that you can take the opportunity to drive as well under the guidance of your private skipper guide. At the end of the tour, return to Beaulieu-sur-Mer's Marina.

  • From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

    7. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then discover the French Riviera in all its glory. Head to the glamorous resort town of Saint-Tropez, popular with celebrities since the 1920s. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to relax on the beach before making your way to the seaside town of Port Grimaud. Created by the architect François Spoerry in the 1960s, the port town is based around the marshes of the River Giscle. Marvel at the Venetian-style canals with their uniquely Provencal-style fisherman's houses. Upgrade your experience and add on the optional 1-hour boat cruise to admire Saint-Tropez from the sea. Cruise along the walls of the citadel to discover the Marine Cemetery, artistic neighborhoods and the luxury villas of celebrities.

    Thank you Amanda for a great day trip, very informative and we loved your gift of the local cake when I couldn't find any, . We would highly recommend this day trip.

  • Private 3-Hour Boat Cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu

    8. Private 3-Hour Boat Cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu

    Explore the French Riviera on this relaxing 3-hour cruise from Monaco, Nice or Beaulieu Sur Mer. Discover breathtaking beaches and celebrity villas as you cruise through Monaco, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Beaulieu, Bay of Eze, La Mala creek, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, the peninsula of St. Hospice and the beautiful Fossettes creek. An experienced crew will show you all the most iconic sights along the Riviera, allowing you to experience this luxurious destination like a star. Marvel at the glorious beaches and luxurious vacation houses. You will also have the possibility to go snorkeling and maybe even spot a dolphin or whale, both of which frequent the gentle waters of the Riviera.

  • Calanques of Cassis, Aix-en-Provence & Wine Tasting Day Tour

    9. Calanques of Cassis, Aix-en-Provence & Wine Tasting Day Tour

    Join this tour of Aix-en-Provence, a town filled with elegance to be seen and savored in its lively streets and squares. It is known as the City of a Thousand Fountains, a reminder of its origins as a Roman spa town. History is the backdrop of everyday life here. Combine the fun of shopping and the nobility of the town's heritage. Enjoy terrace cafés and architectural charm. Take a stroll through the town and admire the wonders of the Baroque era. The bastides are enhanced by gardens. Each fountain has its secrets, each private mansion has its stories, waiting to be discovered. Move onward to Cassis, one of Provence’s prettiest coastal villages. Explore its calanques, small fishing port, colorful houses, wine, and sea urchins. Cassis is a shining diamond on the shores of the Mediterranean. Take a small-boat cruise around Massif des Calanques made up of limestone cliffs that plunge int...

  • Villefranche Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Trip to Nice

    10. Villefranche Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Trip to Nice

    Start from France's most beautiful harbor towns, Villefranche-sur-Mer. While your cruise ship is docked, explore the picturesque city of Nice on a private shore excursion. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour. Sit back and enjoy the scenic route along the Mediterranean coast to Nice. Immerse in the beauty of Nice with its highlights, anecdotes, and legends. Walk along the Promenade des Anglais along the seafront. See palm trees towering in front of Haussmannian homes. Wander the winding streets of Old Nice with Venetian-colored houses. Discover buildings and Baroque churches like the Church of the Gesù, the Lascaris Palace and the Cathedral of St. Reparata. Then treat yourself to a lovely walk along the quays of Port Lympia. In addition to enjoying Nice's natural and architectural gems, learn about the heroes of the city who shaped the culture and history, like Jellinek Mercedes, G...

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What people are saying about Nice

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 449 reviews

Ferry boat was large and spacious they offer drinks and chocolates to purchase. We left promptly from the harbour just give yourself enough time to get your ticket from the office. Very smoothly run excursion the journey to St tropez is 2:30 hours.

Guillermo was very kind, knowledgeable and helpful thought the whole tour. We stop to swim in open waters and enjoy the warm waters. It’s a must do if you visit Nice!!!

Smooth organization and smooth process. With pleasure again. Unfortunately without any observance and consideration of the Corona rules. So himself is the man / woman.

Wonderful and relaxing way to get on the sea and beat the heat for a couple hours. Loved swimming and cruising, super relaxing and comfortable ride.

Excellent one hour cruise showing some highlights around Nice and Villefranche-Sur-Mer!