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

1. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

Explore Côte d'Azur on a half-day trip from Nice. Be charmed as you wander through a medieval village and discover the important sites of Monaco. Be collected from your accommodation in Nice in the morning or in the afternoon. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. In Èze, you will have the opportunity to visit the medieval village like an eagle's nest. You can also take a free guided tour of Fragonard Perfumery to learn more about the perfume-making process. Your driver-guide will then take you to Monaco, where you will walk to the old town on the Rock. Discover the princely palace and explore the old town and the neo-Romanesque cathedral. Also see the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, the luxury boutiques, and the Café de Paris. A ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit awaits you from Monaco to Monte Carlo. 

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Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

2. Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Get ready to explore some of France’s most scenic landscapes on a trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the gorges of the Verdon. Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice at 8:00 AM. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination. Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon. Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure. Discover the earthenware in the stores, and buy souvenirs before lunch in one of the terrace cafes. Photograph the world-famous lavender platters, or enjoy the lake of St. Croix, an artificial treasure of clear water which is one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence. After enjoying your trip, return to your vehicle at which point you will be driven back to your point of origin in Nice.

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Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

3. Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

Depart Nice in the morning and journey to the seaside resort of Sainte-Maxime. Then, climb aboard a boat and travel along the beautiful coastline of the French Riviera to the internationally renowned town of Saint-Tropez.  Get some time to explore the town center and soak up its elegant atmosphere. Join the locals at the market and marvel at its world-famous beaches. Keep a look out for its legendary jet set residents, including the French actress Brigitte Bardot! Then, visit the beautiful village of Port Grimaud, known as the Little Venice of France due to its scenic waterways and fishermen's houses. Journey back to Nice along the Côte d'Azur. Stop to take photos of the Massif de l'Esterel mountain range as they plunge into the Mediterranean Sea.

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From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

4. From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

Leave the coast and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Gorges du Loup with its 40 meter high waterfall. Stop in Castellane, gateway to the Gorges of the Verdon, nestled at the foot of its famous rock. Drive along the Verdon river, named after its startling turquoise-green color, up to the canyon which is considered to be Europe’s most beautiful. Enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views overlooking the ravine which is up to 700 meters deep. Stop in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France which is known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship. Take time to enjoy a lovely meal and a stroll.

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From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting

5. From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting

Produced from antiquity on terraces that overhang, between 200 and 400 meters, the left bank of Le Var, west of the city of Nice, the Bellet, or wine of Bellet, is harvested on the sole territory of the commune of Nice. First, visit the Château de Crémat vineyard, garden and wine cellar. Learn about the history of the castle and try some wines (for an additional charge). Then, head to the Domaine de la Source vineyard and wine cellar. Learn about the history of Domain and try some more wines.

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Nice: Private 5-Hour Provence Tour

6. Nice: Private 5-Hour Provence Tour

You'll begin by being collected from your accommodation, from where you will be transferred in a comfortable and air-conditioned car or minivan with an informative and bilingual guide. Your itinerary will be flexible and tailored to your personal preferences, allowing you to choose your private 5-hour tour at 9:00AM, 2:00PM, or 7:30PM. Enjoy an extraordinary walk and visit the medieval village of Eze, and take a look at the splendid panorama of this beautiful site whilst discovering the secrets of perfumes with a free guided tour of the Fragonard Perfumery. From there, discover the mythical Principality of Monaco where you will have time to observe the old town, the cathedral, the palace, and the changing of the guard. Continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo, a luxury haven with a famous casino and high-end shops. Take time for lunch at one of Monaco's many exquisite restaurants before heading back on the road. Following that, visit Antibes. Resolutely oriented towards tourism, Antibes is a mixture of nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. You can visit the old town, as well as the largest commercial and luxury marina in Europe: the Port of Billionaires. You will later explore Saint-Paul-de-Vence, nicknamed the "Jewel of Provence", where you can discover all the charms of this village which has seduced many painters and other artists throughout history. Immerse yourself in centuries of history and artistic creativity as you stroll through the streets of this walled medieval village. The final destination of your Provençal journey will be to the city of stars, Cannes. There you can discover the French Beverly Hills, stroll along the famous Croisette, and enjoy hotels, restaurants, and luxury shops. At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will return you to your tour's starting point.

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From Nice or Cannes: Verdon Gorge and Lavender Fields

7. From Nice or Cannes: Verdon Gorge and Lavender Fields

Explore the natural wonders of the French countryside on a guided tour to the Verdon Gorge. Admire spectacular views and visit nearby villages for an unforgettable experience. Depart from Nice or Cannes in the morning and head for the Gorges du Loup. Make a stop here for incredible views of the waterfall. Continue along the road to Castellane, the entrance of the Verdon Gorge. Take time to explore this charming village, famous for its picturesque chapel built on a rock overlooking the village below. Finally, come to the Verdon Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Europe at 700 meters high. Visit the spots that offer the best panoramic views across the canyon - perfect for photos. Next stop: Moustiers Sainte Marie. Visit this scenic village built along the lake of Sainte Croix. Enjoy free time here to explore the winding streets, and have some lunch. Then, if in season, head to the beautiful lavender fields and capture one-of-a-kind photos of the purple fields.

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8-Hour Private Shore Excursion from Monaco

8. 8-Hour Private Shore Excursion from Monaco

Travel in an air-conditioned minivan that comfortably seats up to 8 people. In Monaco you’ll head to the old town and have free time to visit the palace and the cathedral, and possibly see the changing of the palace guards. Continue on to Monte Carlo, where your driver/guide will take you on a lap of the F1 Grand Prix circuit. You’ll have some free time at Casino Square to browse the luxury shops, take a walk in the stunning gardens, and gaze at the mega-yachts in the harbor. Drive up into the mountains behind Monaco to the unforgettable medieval village of Eze. See the shops that are carved into the rocks, and discover the world of fragrances and flowers during a visit to the nearby Fragonard perfumery. Enjoy a drive along the spectacular Middle Cornice Road as you head back to the port.

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Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

9. Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Discover the old world opulence and modern-day glamor of Nice on a 5-hour electric bike tour of the Bay of Villefranche. Meet your guide on Place Garibaldi in the city center, and set off to explore the French Riviera from the saddle of a bicycle. Pedal through the old town to see gardens and fountains. Cycle along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais. Visit Castle Hill (Parc du Château) for a panoramic view of Vieux Nice. Continue uphill to the Cape of Nice. Marvel at the Belle Époque villas on both sides. Stop to take photos of the landscape over Angel’s Bay. Continue along the coast to Villefranche-sur-Mer, enjoying breathtaking views over the Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat along the way. Hear about some of the most famous residents of the magnificent villas you see en route. Upon arrival at Villefranche, take a walking tour of the Old Town and discover tiny streets full of charm. Go to the 16th-century fortress, built above the sea to protect the bay from pirates and French attacks. Now the site of several museums, including the Volti Sculpture Museum, the fortress is also home to City Hall and gardens with interesting view points from the towers and walls. If you are hungry for more, continue to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat to take part in optional water activities, such as jet skis, canoes, and more. Villefranche is perfect for embracing the slow “Dolce Vita” and swimming in azure waters. Alternatively, stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, marvel at the Greek-style Villa Kerylos, or go to the stunning Villa Santo Sospir to see wall drawings by one of its former residents, Jean Cocteau. Cycle back to Nice via an alternative route popular with the locals.

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Cannes: Round-Trip Ferry Tickets to Sainte-Marguerite Island

10. Cannes: Round-Trip Ferry Tickets to Sainte-Marguerite Island

Discover the isle of Sainte-Marguerite of the Lérins Islands with this round-trip ferry ticket from Cannes. Enjoy the day at your own pace, walking, sunbathing, and swimming. See the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask’s cell and explore the island’s tranquil forest, coves, and beaches. Upon arrival, choose to take a walk through the forest along the shore near the Bateguier pond, an ideal place for birdwatching. Continue to the must-see Royal Fort, where you can travel back to antique times and learn the island’s history. At the fort, find the Man in the Iron Mask’s cell and visit the Museum of the Sea with its large collection of underwater archeology. For lunch, stop at a restaurant near the water or enjoy a picnic on the beach before returning to Cannes. 

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What people are saying about French Riviera

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 112 reviews

Our guide Parfait was amazing and super helpful. Very informative and kept us smiling and entertained along with the historical knowledge that he shared about Monaco, France and Monte Carlo.

I had my excellent tour guide parfait/perfect he was amazing and did a very very good job. He showed us around the top places for photos and was amazing!

Zig did a marvellous orientation covering the history of all the places we visited. His courteousness is awesome throughout the trip.

The tour was excellent, the only thing to comment on is minivan carrying 8 people for hours during pandemic..

Antonio our guide was fantastic, I really appreciated his efforts! Sherri