1. France
  2. French Riviera
  3. Nice
  4. Promenade des Anglais

Nice: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise to Villefranche Bay

Product ID: 33840
Get wonderful views of Nice, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Villefranche-sur-Mer on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise of the French Riviera. Join the jet set as you contrast the millionaire yachts of the rich and famous with the lovely landscape of the Côte d'Azur.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Starting times 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Cruise to Villefranche-sur-Mer and discover its colorful bay
  • See the legendary Promenade des Anglais from the Baie des Anges
  • Marvel at the magnificent villas of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Full description
Experience the French Riviera on a 1-hour cruise from Nice, and get carried away by the natural splendor of the Côte d'Azur on a charming nautical excursion. Depart from the port of Nice and head towards the famous deep water bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer. 

Listen to an informative commentary provided by the crew (either in French or English) as you pass the luxurious villas of the rich and famous. Admire the hilltop villages in the distance, and the beautiful coastline of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, known as a favorite place to vacation among the European aristocracy and international millionaires.

Continue to the village of Villefranche-sur-Mer to get a look at its colorful fishing port. The bay is one of the deepest natural harbors in the Mediterranean Sea and provides safe anchorage for large ships. Conclude your sightseeing cruise with a tour of the Baie des Anges in Nice. Cast your eyes on the famous Promenade des Anglais and see its stunning shore from the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Commentary in French and English
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Quai Lunel, Nice.

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Important information
Know before you go
Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before departure.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 424 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Good value and pleasant trip

This was a good way to see the harbours and Nice from a distance. Unfortunately while the guide spoke English it was hard to understand at times. So this wasn’t an ideal experience. Nor was the fact that they didn’t accept mobile tickets! I turned up at the boat with our tickets on the App and was told to go to the office and get paper tickets. Why have an App for mobile tickets??!! Annoying. Otherwise it was a good boat trip. The captain did well in the rough water which was very choppy when we did the trip, and many got soaked from the waves and spray.

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September 29, 2019

We had a beautiful day out on the bay. I am not particularly fond of boat rides as I tend to get sick so the 1 hour was perfect for me. The weather was awesome and the ride was smooth. The commentator pointed out all of the key areas and the scenery was breathtaking!

September 24, 2019

This is a must-do in Nice. It is really great to see the city from the water. You get a real sense of the coastline and Nice's place in the mountains. The boat is not to large so the crowd is bearable. There are great views from all spots on the boat.

August 7, 2019

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Trans Cote D'Azur

Product ID: 33840