Pick up and drop off at Monaco Port of Call

Enjoy a full day trip to beautiful towns and villages of the French Riviera region

English speaking driver/guide

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Trip Details


€570 total price – From 2 to 7 passengers maximum


TBC at time of booking; will depend on Cruise Ship arrival time.


Approximately 6 hours

Trip style:

Private full-day shore excursion from Monaco
Minimum 2 people, maximum 7
Larger groups please contact us

Meeting point:

Pick up & Drop off at Cruise Ship in Monaco

  • English-speaking qualified guide/driver
  • Travel in recent, fully equipped minivans
  • Small group option – maximum 7 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 Monaco Cruise Port to visit Saint Paul de Vence & Eze Villages, Nice.

Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Monaco

First, we will come and pick you up at your cruise ship in Monaco Port 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 in the south of France is a perfect introduction to this region for those of you who have only but a short time in the area.

Discover the stunning village of Saint Paul de Vence

St Paul de Vence 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. Other highlights of the village include the Folon chapel, the Fondation Maeght and amazing restaurants like La Colombe d’Or.

Visit the town of Nice

Arrive in Nice, a jewel of the Côte d’Azur. Marvel at the beauty of the Promenade des Anglais. Explore the old town with its world-famous flower market. The town is also home to the Marc Chagall national museum. Other highlights of the city include 16th-century houses, as well as numerous 19th-century architecture that corresponds to the city’s popularity as a tourist destination.

End the tour in Medieval village of Eze

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.

Our other Shore Excursions from Monaco

We also organize fun & informative shore excursions from Nice & Villefranche Sur Mer to other major sites of the region including Monaco, Monte Carlo, Cannes, and its film festival palace, hilltop villages and the medieval village of Eze, Saint Tropez, Cap Ferrat or Grass, the world capital of perfumes. Contact us for more information.

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

The Ophorus Difference

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)

Read more about the Ophorus experience.