Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
Saint Paul De Vence and Antibes
Pick up and drop off at Cannes or Antibes Port of Call
Visit the Medieval village of St Paul de Vence & the town of Antibes
English speaking driver/guide
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€380 total price – From 2 to 8 passengers maximum
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TBC at time of booking; will depend on Cruise Ship arrival time.
Approximately 5 hours
Private half-day shore excursion from Cannes or Antibes
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us
Pick up & Drop off at Cruise Ship in Cannes or Antibes Port of Call
- English-speaking qualified guide/driver
- Travel in recent, fully equipped A/C vehicles
- Small group option – maximum 8 passengers
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals and drinks
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
Embark on a vibrant Small Group Private Half-Day Shore Excursion from Cannes / Antibes Cruise Ports to visit Saint Paul de Vence village & Antibes
Pick up at your Ship
Today, we will come and pick you up at your cruise ship in Cannes or Antibes ports of call. Meet your English speaking driver-guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day on this private tour in the French Riviera. From the city of Cannes France known for its famous Croisette boulevard and film festival palace and red carpet, depart for a half-day tour to visit the town of Antibes. Then reach the medieval village of Saint Paul de Vence where you will have some free time to explore a unique location praised by painters and actors alike.
Visit St Paul de Vence village
Saint-Paul de Vence is one of the numerous perched villages that are located in the French Riviera hinterland mountain range. From its origin, as a military stronghold, it has kept its ramparts (the town medieval walls), 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. You will certainly be amazed by a large number of art galleries and boutiques that line the narrow streets.
Visit the town of Antibes
Then we will move on to visit Antibes, an enjoyable old town of the French Riviera, that houses one of the most famous Picasso collection. The town’s port is located below its fortifications, with luxurious yachts and brightly painted fishing boats. In the 1500s, Antibes’ Fort Carré, which now dominates the port, was the last French stronghold before the Italian border. Antibes has plenty of little streets to explore and you will certainly marvel as you admire the world’s biggest private yachts in Port Vauban and the largest marina on the French Mediterranean Sea the area being coined, Billionaires Quay.
Return to Ship
After the visit, it will be time to return to your Port of Call in Cannes or Antibes. If you are in Cannes, don’t miss out on the promenade de la Croisette, a must-do when you stop in the Côte d’Azur.
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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Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
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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