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Our most recommended Nice Day Trips

  • From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

    1. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

    Explore Côte d'Azur on a half-day trip from Nice. Be charmed as you wander through a medieval village and discover the important sites of Monaco.

    Be collected from your accommodation in Nice in the morning or in the afternoon. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.

    In Èze, you will have the opportunity to visit the medieval village like an eagle's nest. You can also take a free guided tour of Fragonard Perfumery to learn more about the perfume-making process. Your driver-guide will then take you to Monaco, where you will walk to the old town on the Rock. Discover the princely palace and explore the old town and the neo-Romanesque cathedral.

    Also see the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, the luxury boutiques, and the Café de Paris. A ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circ...

    The guide was very kind, fun, informative, and communicated well about what to expect!

  • From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

    2. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

    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, ...

    The best tour of the French Riviera!! Such amazing value for the price. Our guide Parfait is probably the best guide I have had in the many tours I have done. He was both the guide and the drive, and did a fantastic job at both. 110% recommend this, don’t think twice, just book!

  • Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

    3. Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

    Get ready to explore some of France’s most scenic landscapes on a trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the gorges of the Verdon. Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice at 8:00 AM. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination.

    Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon.

    Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure.

    Discover the earthenware...

    We loved the trip! We would have liked more time in the gorge to go swimming/ kayaking. Less time needed in the village. Leo was a charming tour guide! You should have been clearer during booking that lavender would not be out this time.

  • From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

    4. 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

    5. 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: Countryside Tour with Grasse

    6. Nice: Countryside Tour with Grasse

    After pick up, you travel to the old town of Grasse, the historical center of French perfumery since the end of the 18th century. You will have the opportunity to visit Fragonard perfumery. You will then go to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful perch villages of France. and admire a panoramic view of the Riviera from the Alpes over the coast. You will visit the castle, built in the 9th century, and its sumptuous garden, dissected by Lenotre. Enjoy a stop to visit the waterfall 40metres high in the Gorges du Loup. The next stop is the medieval village Tourette Sur Loup, settled on a rocky buttress, overhanging precipices. Also know as Cite des Violettes, this village became a meeting place for musicians, painters, writers, and poets in the middle of the 1920s. Today more than thirty workshops and galleries make the village a place of high standing for art and craft on the Riviera. Your l...

    Amazing tour. The places we visited were so beautiful. I highly recommend it. The tour guide was great too. Very accommodating and knowledgeable.

  • Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

    7. Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

    Be collected at your accommodation in Nice and take a 45-minute drive along the coast to the nearby town of Monaco, where you will find the famous Formula One Grand Prix track and many famous casinos. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Cote d'Azur from the top of the hill and pass medieval villages and the marina.  Take a ride on the Monaco Grand Prix track. Take advantage of your free time and if a game night does not tempt you, relax at the Café de Paris on the Place du Casino. Treat yourself to a drink or a delicious dessert while the luxury cars of the rich and famous gracefully pass before you. Experience the glamor of Monte Carlo. After a nice evening, your driver-guide will return you to your accommodation in Nice. 

    Parfiet is sooo nice and he was kind and showed us around! We are so happy with him. Definetly will come next year do the same again

  • Nice: 3-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

    8. Nice: 3-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

    Your guide will lead you through the port, the old town, the seaside and up and down the main hill in the center of Nice, effortlessly on this 3-hour electric bike tour. Ride up Castle Hill and admire its gardens, waterfall, and ruins, and stop to enjoy views over the Bay of Angels. Have a quick look on the Mont Boron hill and its most beautifull Belle Epoque villas, some villas belong to internationally famous people. You’ll ride by the main monuments, squares, and gardens, and along the maze of streets of the Old Town. Visit other popular districts and markets in the city as well.

    Samuel was a great guide! We had so much fun and the e-bikes were really easy to use. Thanks for making our last day in Nice a great one. Amy - Australia

  • From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

    9. From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

    Leave the coast and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Gorges du Loup with its 40 meter high waterfall. Stop in Castellane, gateway to the Gorges of the Verdon, nestled at the foot of its famous rock. Drive along the Verdon river, named after its startling turquoise-green color, up to the canyon which is considered to be Europe’s most beautiful. Enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views overlooking the ravine which is up to 700 meters deep. Stop in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France which is known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship. Take time to enjoy a lovely meal and a stroll.

    Natan the french driver was an amazing professional and person to spend these long day tour!helping everybody with the picts and explaning the places and about France!was a pleasure to spend the day with such a professional person and the group was really nice as well!thank you for all and specially Natan!

  • Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

    10. Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

    Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Cannes, Nice, or Monaco, you will travel by luxury 8-seater minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the enchanting hillside village of Eze you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the French Riviera and Mediterranean Sea. You will also get the chance to visit the Fragonard perfume factory before driving through the village La Turbie. Also known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, due to the panoramic views of the Principality of Monaco, it is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. You will arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard just before Midday. Continue to the Cathedral, w...

    The tour guide was great, very personable. The places we went were amazing. If I do it again I will do the whole day version though. Regardless, it was a great time.

5 best day trips from Nice

Day trip to Monaco

1. Day trip to Monaco

Synonymous with glamor and the high life, Monaco packs a lot into its borders. Known for its wealth, high rollers, and celebrities, the second-smallest country in the world has all the elements that make for an unforgettable trip. Once a year, the streets are converted into the famous Formula 1 race track which can be experienced on non-race days in a Lamborghini.  A visit to the Monte Carlo Casino will provide an exciting afternoon, followed by an evening walk to the harbor to see the spectacular superyachts you can buy with your winnings.

How far is Monaco from Nice?

Monaco is only 21 kilometers (13 miles) away from Nice, which makes travel time less than 30 minutes by car or train.

Day trip to Èze

2. Day trip to Èze

A small commune offering breathtaking views high over the French Riviera, Èze is rich in history. When walking the cobbled roads, make a stop to visit the Chappelle de la Sainte Croix, the oldest building in the village. The city also has plenty of activities for nature lovers. Head to the Jardin botanique d’Èze to hike among the collection of cacti and take in the breathtaking panoramic views. Or, for a more contemplative experience, hike the Nietzsche Path named for the famed German philosopher who would walk the path each day during his stays in the south of France.

How far is Èze from Nice?

Èze is popular among people visiting Nice, as it is only 12 kilometers (7 miles) away. The bus will get you there in 25 minutes, and a trip by car can be even faster.

Day trip to Cannes

3. Day trip to Cannes

Head to Cannes for beaches, old ports, and terracotta roof tiles. Made famous for its annual film festival, the city is regularly frequented by film stars and features luxurious shopping areas with plenty of top-name designers. The markets selling local produce are perfect for a mid-morning snack while enjoying the sights, sounds, and vibrancy of the city. Explore the Promenade de la Croisette, the iconic boulevard that acts as the backdrop for the film festival. Head to the Musée de la Castre to get a taste for the area’s cultural history.

How far is Cannes from Nice?

Cannes is 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Nice and the trip only takes between 25 and 35 minutes by car. The bus usually takes about an hour.

4. Day trip to Antibes

Not far from Nice is the resort town of Antibes, a continuation of the stunning French Riviera. While the town might be known for its lush beaches, it’s also home to plenty of cultural and historical points of interest. The Picasso Museum in Antibes houses one of the largest collections of the artist’s work in the world. Don’t forget to go underground into the ancient Roman foundations of the city to visit the Absinthe Museum to learn about the mysterious green liqueur.

How far is Antibes from Nice?

Located between Cannes and Nice, traveling to Antibes is an easy 22 kilometer (13 miles) trip. By car, the trip usually takes around 30 minutes.

Day trip to Saint-Tropez

5. Day trip to Saint-Tropez

A trip to Saint-Tropez is the perfect way to bask in the sun and spend some time living the high life. Known for the lavish lifestyles of its wealthy visitors, the Port of Saint-Tropez is a hotspot for massive yachts and pristine coastline. But the town is more than a mecca for popping champagne bottles. Art enthusiasts can spend time at the musée de l'Annonciade, a modern art museum housed in a chapel from the 1500s. The Gendarmerie Nationale functions as a cinema history museum, focusing on local films and actors.

How far is Saint Tropez from Nice?

Saint Tropez is 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Nice, and the drive takes about an hour and 40 minutes. During the summer, the trip is likely to take a little longer because of traffic.

Nice day trip FAQ

What transportation options are best for my day trip?

While most destinations from Nice are short in distance, knowing which transportation option is best for your day trip is still an important part of making the most of your time.
  • • Nice Day Trips by Car

    Nice is well-connected by road to the rest of the region, and taking a drive along the coastline is often a gorgeous experience in itself. If you don’t have your own vehicle, plenty of rental options are available, including vintage cars that’ll take you back in time.

  • • Nice Day Trips by Train

    Taking a train from Nice may often be your fastest travel option for getting around the French Riviera, with transportation only taking 15 to 20 minutes for some destinations. Best of all, taking the train will help you avoid the traffic on the roads to and from Nice.

  • • Nice Day Trips by Bus

    Traveling by bus from Nice may not always be the quickest transport option, but it’s often the least expensive. With so many destinations within a short distance, the added travel time won’t cut too much into your trip.

Should I take a guided tour for my day trip?

There can be no denying that a good guide is worth their weight in gold. With in-depth knowledge and stories, they bring a place to life. Choosing to see Monaco with a guide could enrich your experience and leave lasting memories about the little things that might have gone unnoticed.

What should I pack for my day trip?

The weather is mostly warm and sunny throughout the year, so bring your sunscreen and sunglasses. Having water on hand will make sure you stay hydrated. We also recommend bringing some swimwear with you, as you never know when you might want to go for a dip.  A light sweater may come in handy if you decide to stay out in the evening to watch the sun go down.

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What people are saying about Nice

Overall rating

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Awesome trip! You going to see European Grand Canyon, totally beautiful, breathtaking! Have a few stops, take lots of photos, swim in the fresh water lake. Groups are small, max 8 people, mini vans are very comfortable and drivers , or I should say our driver/ guide Leo was excellent! Spoken few languages, very good knowledge of area. Just a couple of things every one should consider….. Beautiful lavanda flowering in July, so if you go on this trip in spring or autumn don’t expect purple beauty . Also the cars or minivans as well as comfortable they are for 8 people and driver. Isn’t big room to move, so please be considerate to each other and don’t wear strong parfums please . The rest is up to you to pay ( very good value for money) and enjoy beautiful Provence

We loved the trip! We would have liked more time in the gorge to go swimming/ kayaking. Less time needed in the village. Leo was a charming tour guide! You should have been clearer during booking that lavender would not be out this time.

Very good all-day trip and Informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable, kind and very polite

The guide was very kind, fun, informative, and communicated well about what to expect!

Tour was amazing, chauffeur was real sweet and we saw amazing views. Loved it