Villefranche-sur-Mer
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Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

1. 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, travel by luxury 8-seater minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory before touring the village La Turbie. Known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, thanks to its views over 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. Arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard. Continue to the Cathedral and pay homage to the Monegasque royalty buried there and still have time to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Justice Palace. End your tour at Monte Carlo and see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.

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From Nice: Day Trip to Monte Carlo and Monaco Coast

2. 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.

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From Nice: Eze, Monaco, Cap Ferrat & Villa Rothschild

3. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, Cap Ferrat & Villa Rothschild

Enjoy an 8-hour private tour of the Cote d'Azur. After pickup at your hotel in Nice, make your way to the charming hilltop village of Eze, which has been likened to an eagle's next and has breathtaking views. Then, continue toward the principality of Monaco. Upon arrival in Monaco, discover the charm of the old town, crowned by the Prince's Palace and the majestic cathedral. See the amazing Formula 1 track that will lift the veil on the high precision of the Grand Prix drivers' skills. Next, explore the legendary square of Monte Carlo. Amuse yourselves strolling through fancy cars and chic casinos or simply enjoy the view over the mega-yachts in Port Hercules. From there, immerse yourself in the true French Art de Vivre by visiting the famous Rothschild Villa and its nine botanical gardens in the heart of the prestigious Cap Ferrat. Appreciate a gourmet break in the sitting room of the baroness, then explore the billionaire’s peninsula before being dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Villefranche-sur-Mer

We had a wonderful excursion, thank you. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made it so interesting. We also found her extremely caring and sensitive to our needs. Thank you for a lovely day. Pam and Clare.

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.

Very nice tour. With 7 guests in a good VW bus. Our guide Irene was very nice and enthusiastically told the details of the places we visited. Recommended!

Perfect tour ... great guide ... she did a really great job ... very informative…

Everything was perfect. Support, knowledge and sympathy of the guide.