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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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French Riviera: Full-Day Trip in Small Group

2. French Riviera: Full-Day Trip in Small Group

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 here, 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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Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

3. Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

Spend 3 hours seeing the sights of Nice, the glamorous capital of the French Riviera. On this small-group tour you’ll stroll down the celebrated Promenade des Anglais that stretches along the Mediterranean coast. Visit the Old Town, known as Vieux Nice, and soak up the atmosphere at the flower and flea markets. Stroll past pavement cafés and trendy boutiques in central Nice, and head to the top of Castle Hill to see its manicured gardens and the panoramic views of Nice, St. Tropez, and the French Alps. Nice has many charming districts, as you’ll discover on this tour. Wander around the aristocratic Cimiez neighborhood, and see the Regina Palace where Queen Victoria once stayed. You’ll also take in the Chagall and Matisse museums and the Franciscan church and monastery. See the Russian district and admire the Russian Orthodox Church, which is the largest outside Russia, before heading back to your hotel in Cannes or Nice.

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3-Hour Segway Tour to Nice & Villefranche-sur-Mer

4. 3-Hour Segway Tour to Nice & Villefranche-sur-Mer

Discover the French Riviera from a different perspective on an eco-friendly Segway tour from Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer. Meet with your guide and small group of no more than 7 people for a short training session on how to operate your personal transporter. Then, set off along the picturesque Promenade des Anglais, heading for the Rauba - Capéu lookout (in Nice dialect, "Where Hats Fly Away"). Hear historical anecdotes of the areas you see. Your guide can also take souvenir photos of you on your Segway during short breaks. Admire the busy Port of Nice, and see the unique fishing boats called "Les Pointus." Continue along the coast road, enjoying the sea breeze and sky-blue waters as you travel the gently rolling terrain towards Villefranche-sur-Mer. Upon arrival in the idyllic waterfront town, discover the medieval Citadel and narrow streets. Enjoy few minutes of free time to take photos of the impressive harbor, see the Jean Cocteau paintings in the chapel of Saint Pierre, or enjoy a snack at one of the many outdoor cafés. Then glide back to Nice and climb the hills for the Mont Boron and its panoramic views.

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What people are saying about Villefranche-sur-Mer

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 46 reviews

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.

Ingrid was very helpful, very attentive to our requests, and very patient in making sure we saw everything there was to see. We couldn’t have had a better guide.

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

Very well organized, unproblematic and reliable. The tour of Nice was great.