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Villefranche-sur-Mer Shore excursions

Our most recommended Villefranche-sur-Mer Shore excursions

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

1. 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.

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

2. From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & 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, Villefranche-sur-Mer, or Monaco, travel by a luxury minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and the 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.

Ville Franche: Private 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

3. Ville Franche: Private 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Make a stopover at the "port of free" from your cruise ship to find your driver/guide who will be holding a sign with your name. From there, hop aboard an air-conditioned van seating 2 to 16 people and start your 5-hour private adventure. You will begin by traveling to Monaco to visit its Old City area, with free time to visit the palace which is open from June to October. You can also explore the cathedral and witness the changing of the palace guards, which occurs at 11:50AM. you'll encounter the Grand Casino, luxury boutiques, and the Café de Paris, with a ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit waiting for you between Monaco and Monte Carlo. Following that, visit the unforgettable medieval village of Eze with shops carved out of the rock. You can also uncover a world of senses and flowers throughout a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery. You can then enjoy panoramic views over Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat as you return to port.

Nice: Panoramic French Riviera E-Bike Tour

4. Nice: Panoramic French Riviera E-Bike Tour

Mount your e-bike, and enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views of the French Riviera. You will start your tour with your bike in the easiest mode, on a large cycle lane of the Promenade des Anglais. Here you will be taught the technical aspects of you bike, and can get used to riding before beginning your tour. You will then ride by the Rauba Capéu Quay, a must see tourist attraction of Nice. You will travel along the port of Nice, before taking the road to Villefranche-sur-Mer following the cape of Nice, one of the most amazing roads in the French Riviera. You will then discover Villefranche-sur-Mer and its fortified citadel Saint-Elme, and enjoy a little break to explore the village or have a cold drink in Terrasse. On your way back, you will ride through the park of Mont Boron to reach the Fortress of Mont Alban. Your guide will give you some information from outside the fortress and you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view that this point has to offer.

From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

5. From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur where you can take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat and its many famous villas. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue to the Principality of Monaco, where you can stroll through the streets of the old town. See the Prince’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Cathedral, as well as a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a ride along the streets used for the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach the most glamourous section of Monaco, Monte Carlo, with its famous casino and exclusive hotels. Next, enjoy a short stop in the town of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival and wonderful sandy beaches. Continue to Antibes, one of France's oldest cities which was founded by Greek merchants in the 5th century. Discover St Paul de Vence, one most beautiful villages in Provence, recognized for its cultural and artistic heritage. Finally, be returned to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of sightseeing.

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

6. From Nice: Eze, Monaco & Monte Carlo Half-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice. With your expert guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur. Take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Then, travel to the Principality of Monaco where you will enjoy some free time to see the Prince's Palace of and visit St. Nicolas' Cathedral. Then, you will be driven along the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach Monte Carlo and its legendary casino. Admire the elegant Salle Garnier, and the upscale hotels and restaurants of the area, before returning to Nice.

From Nice/Monaco: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul-de-Vence Tour

7. From Nice/Monaco: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul-de-Vence Tour

You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Monaco, Cannes, or Nice, and then taken on a drive along the stunning coastal road to Antibes. Head to the Old Town where Picasso lived, visit the beautiful harbor and see the ramparts built by Vauban. Continue on to the glamorous city of Cannes on this half-day tour. You’ll travel down the Promenade de la Croisette and see the luxury hotels that have hosted celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson. Stop at the renowned Cannes Film Festival Palace and walk in the steps of the stars. Visit the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, made famous by the actors and artists that lived here, including such greats as Bonnard, Braque, Dufy, and Matisse. Stroll along the cobblestone streets, stop in at the galleries, and take in spectacular views of the sea.

Monaco, Eze, and La Turbie: Shore Excursion

8. Monaco, Eze, and La Turbie: Shore Excursion

Begin your Riviera excursion with a drive up to the medieval village of Eze, perched on a mountaintop high above Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the fantastic views of the coastline, and visit the nearby Fragonard perfume factory for a guided tour. Continue on, driving through the village of La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco for panoramic views over the Principality of Monaco. See the Trophy of the Alps, a Roman monument dating to 7 B.C. When you reach Monaco you’ll head to the old town, called The Rock, and watch the changing of the guards at the Prince Palace. Visit the Cathedral where the princes and princesses of Monaco are buried, the Oceanographic Museum, and the Palace of Justice. In the city of Monte Carlo you’ll see the famous Casino built by Garnier, the architect who designed the Opera Garnier in Paris. Stop to see the world-renowned Hotel de Paris built in 1864 and the beautiful gardens. Your guide will also take you on a drive along the Monaco Grand Prix circuit.

Saint Tropez and Port Grimaud: Full-Day Tour

9. Saint Tropez and Port Grimaud: Full-Day Tour

From your hotel in Nice, Cannes, or Monaco, head to Saint Tropez; once a sleepy fisherman's village, it's now the summer playground for Europe's glitziest stars. See the mega yachts of the elite and stroll the cobbled streets of Saint Tropez while learning about the history and culture of the town. There will be free time for lunch too. On this full-day small-group tour, you'll also get to visit Port Grimaud just a few kilometers down the coast. A Mediterranean yachting and fishing village on the North shore of St Tropez's bay, it's easy to see why Port Grimaud is famous for its tiny bridges, squares, and canals. Its charming villas the color of a Riviera sunset aren't too bad either! After your full-day tour of Saint Tropez and Port Grimaud, it's time to head back to your hotel.

From Nice, Cannes, Monaco: French Riviera Day Trip

10. From Nice, Cannes, Monaco: French Riviera Day Trip

Explore Monaco on this van day trip with hotel pickup in Nice, Cannes, or Monaco. Visit the old town and see modern sights like the Oceanographic museum before heading to Monte-Carlo where you can see the Casino, Hotel de Paris, and the Grand Prix racetrack. End your tour with a visit to Cannes. You’ll drive into the hills above Monaco and stop in the medieval village of Eze, built on top of a mountain, and rising high above the sea. Take in the fantastic views and the world-famous perfume factory Fragonard. The drive continues through the village of La Turbie, also known as the Terrace of Monaco for the sweeping views of the Principality of Monaco below. You’ll see the Trophy of the Alps, a centuries-old Roman monument, before reaching the luxurious Principality of Monaco. In Monaco’s old town, known as The Rock, you’ll visit the Prince Palace and have the opportunity to see the changing of the guard. In the cathedral you can pay homage to the princes and princesses of Monaco who are buried here. You’ll also make stops at the oceanographic museum and the justice palace. Visiting the old town is an exclusive offering with this tour, as only Monaco-licensed vehicles are permitted in the area. In the city of Monte-Carlo you’ll see the iconic Casino built by Garnier, the well-known Hotel de Paris, and the lovely gardens. Your guide will also take you for a drive on the Monaco Grand Prix track. On the way to Cannes, the tour stops in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a charming medieval village made famous by the actors and artists who have lived here. Its cabled stone streets, numerous galleries, and scenic views of the Mediterranean combine to make this a unique place. You’ll also have a break for lunch. Next your tour follows the coast road, driving through Antibes, where Picasso once lived. You’ll see the old town and the harbor. The drive then takes you to Cannes where you’ll travel along the Croisette, lined with magnificent hotels and home to the film festival palace. Feel like a movie star as you walk up the world-famous steps!

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What an experience, what a day!! Nikola our guide had such amazing knowledge about the region, he was very informative and made the day an enjoyable one for all of us. He took his time to explain everything, I would definitely recommend requesting Nikola if you are interested in learning about the area. The areas around nice were beautiful, we enjoyed the perfumery and the medieval village. Would definitely recommend the tour

Thanks Cece for a wonderful day! You are are excellent guide and we enjoyed the day 5 stars to you. The highlight was Saint Paul’s, loved this area so much. Highly recommended

Very nice day discovering the essential places to see Thanks to Cecile our guide driver who knew how to share her love for this beautiful region

It was an excellent journey, i stronglly recommended it. the Guide was nice and informative

what a amazing experience. I recommend for everyone it!