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From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

1. From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

Experience the French Riviera by unique 3-wheel vehicle and have fun along the way. Depart Nice and journey from the Promenade des Anglais with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face aboard the open-top car. Each car can safely seat 2 people and is equipped with a GPS guide for your convenience. Don't be shy while driving - people will look at you in wonder, and you'll be the envy of the highway! Zoom down the coast and see it brought to life in a truly novel way. Pass picturesque locations, such as Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Drive up Mont Alban for a panoramic view, and go to the only sand beach in the area at Villefranche-sur-Mer. Try some of the famous pan bagnat à la voile bleue (a sandwich typical to Provence). Continue along the coast and see the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its gardens, classified by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the "Notable Gardens of France." Then, get stunning views of Nice Harbor as you enter the city en route back to the meeting point. Stop for a nice break in the old city close to Place Masséna.

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

2. 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.

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Nice: Panoramic French Riviera E-Bike Tour

3. 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.

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From Nice: Eze & Monaco by Open-Top Car

4. From Nice: Eze & Monaco by Open-Top Car

Get behind the wheel of a unique 3-wheel, open-top vehicle and see the sights of the French Riviera from a different perspective. Use the on-board GPS technology to help you find your way from the Promenade des Anglais with ease. Drive along the coastal roads to see stunning resort towns and hilltop villages, and join the jet set in the elegant principality of Monaco. Drive up Mont Alban to get a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, or relax on the only sandy beach in the area in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Stop to try a local pan bagnat (typical sandwich of Provence) at La Voile Bleue beach bar and club and see the stunning villa and gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Get the chance to hit the jackpot in the casino at Monte Carlo or visit the Gallimard perfume factory in the village of Eze.

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Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

5. 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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Ville Franche: Private 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

6. 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.

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

7. 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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From Villefranche: Private Monaco & Eze Shore Excursion

8. From Villefranche: Private Monaco & Eze Shore Excursion

Take a half-day excursion to Monaco and see why it is so famous. After leaving your ship, you will reach Monaco through the coast road and visit the Old Town of Monaco with free time to visit the Palace (open June to October), and Cathedral, with the possibility to see the changing of the Palace Guards at 11:55. Continue to tour Monte Carlo, driving a lap of the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. Have some free time at Casino Square to amuse yourself with luxury shopping, stunning gardens, mega yachts, and chic casinos. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the amazing cars parked by Monte Carlo Casino. Then visit the unforgettable middle-age village of Eze with shops carved in the rock. Discover the world of senses and flowers through a shopping visit to a perfumery. Drive along the spectacular middle Cornice and admire the bay of Villefranche as you drive back to the port.

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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Trip to Nice

9. 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, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Queen Victoria.

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From Villefranche: 4-Hour Tour of Cannes and Antibes

10. From Villefranche: 4-Hour Tour of Cannes and Antibes

Book a relaxing half-day tour to discover the seaside resorts of Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, and Cap d-Antibes. Enjoy private transportation and learn insider information from your local guide. Stroll along the Croisette Boulevard in Cannes, admiring the sparkling white sand beaches and stopping in designer boutiques along the way. Wander along the shores of Juan-les-pins and through the old town of the walled Cap d'Antibes, past historic Fort Carré. Admire the biggest yachts in the world, and soak in the ambiance of luxury living. If you get lucky, you might even spot some stars.

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What people are saying about Villefranche-sur-Mer

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Great tour of Eze and Monaco. It took about 4.5 hours, for me just perfect. We were only 3 pax. The van was in a very good condition and the guide (the one and only JOE) was an excellent entertainer! Highly recommended.

Thanks to guide Joe who really made us have a great day! Enriching and fun! The guide taught us a lot !!! A real course on the history of Nice I highly recommend this guide! So nice ! Many thanks

We had a really interesting and fulfilling experience which was made possible by our private tour guide and driver Joe who made it truly educating and special. Definitely worth doing.

Very nice experience. We laugh a lot. We didn t find all the places in the map...but...we had a very good time.

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