Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
Cannes, Saint Paul De Vence, Eze and Monaco Full Day Shore Excursion From Nice
Pick up and drop off at Nice or Villefranche Sur Mer Ports of Call
Discover the Cannes film festival and conference center
Visit the medieval Villages of Saint Paul de Vence & Eze
Finish the day in Luxurious Monaco
English speaking driver - guide
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€680 total price – From 2 to 7 passengers maximum
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TBC at time of booking; will depend on Cruise Ship arrival time.
Approximately 8 hours
Private full-day shore excursion from Nice or Villefranche
Minimum 2 people, maximum 7
Larger groups please contact us
Pick up & Drop off at Cruise Ship in Nice or Villefranche Sur Mer Ports of Call
- English-speaking qualified guide/driver
- Travel in recent, fully equipped, A/C Vehicle
- Small group option – maximum 7 passengers
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals and drinks
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
The Perfect Combination of History, Art and Luxury as you visit Cannes, Saint Paul de Vence & Eze village and finish in Monaco.
First, we will come and pick you up at your cruise ship in either Nice or Villefranche Sur Mer Ports of Call. Before the start of the tour, your guide will introduce you to the area and to the different sites that you will be seeing on this full-day tour dedicated to the most renowned towns & villages of the French Riviera. This private tour is a perfect introduction to this period of time for those of you who have only but a short time in the area.
First, discover the town of Cannes
Begin your tour in the world-famous town of Cannes. Embellished by palm trees and fine sandy beaches the town is famous for its cafés and terraces, elegant shops and deluxe hotels. Here, you will discover the Cannes film festival and conference center and have time to stroll and shop as well. The town is without a doubt one of the most glamorous of the Côte d’Azur.
Admire Saint Paul de Vence
Your private day trip will then continue to St Paul de Vence. The village is one of the numerous perched villages that are located in the Provence hinterland mountain range. From its origin as a military stronghold, it has kept its ramparts, guard’s way, canons, and other such features.
The village is also very famous because of the large number of celebrities, painters or film producers who have come to appreciate the local light, the calm, the sea and peacefulness of the area. Picasso, Matisse, Chagall or Renoir are just but a few of those that have come to take advantage of this small paradise on earth to devote some time for their artwork.
Here, you will have time to explore this unique village and stroll through the narrow and picturesque streets from the Royale Gate to the Southern Gate to discover magnificent stone facades from the 16th and 17th centuries. The village is also scattered with art galleries and delightful small squares typical of small french villages.
Continue to Eze village
Hanging over the Sea, the Medieval village of Eze has retained all its charms throughout the centuries. From the ruins of its medieval fortress to its charming, narrow streets, the small village now attracts a multitude of artisans and artists. Established in what used to be barns or sheepfolds, they definitely contribute to the local ambiance of this peaceful area.
Celebrated for the calm that can be found here, numerous writers have also decided to settle down here, one of the most famous being Nietzsche who is said to have written Thus Spoke Zarathustra in Eze. Enjoy some free time for personal discovery.
End the Tour in Monaco
After the visit, head towards Monaco, Monte Carlo. In Monte Carlo, walk in the small streets of the old town. Your tour will include the changing of the Guards that takes place just before midday. You will also have the possibility of visiting the Neo-Romanesque Cathedral as well as the Memorial dedicated to Princess Grace & Rainier of Monaco.
Other highlights include the famous Old Casino, the Hotel de Paris, and Café de Paris, the beautiful Gardens not forgetting the Deluxe Boutiques. Upon arrival or departure, you will also have the opportunity to drive on the Formula 1 Grand Prix race track. The drive back to Nice will also include the famous low coastal road and your guide might point out the stunning Cap Ferrat.
Our other Shore Excursions from Nice
Please note that we organise other shore excursions from Nice / Villefranche sur Mer. We can also organise a private walking tour in Nice that will include the flower market and the food & delicacies market. We will also have you discover all the major highlights of the City including the Promenade des Anglais.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- Prices are per group
- Good Walking shoes
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
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Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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