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Best of the French Riviera Full-day from Monaco Small-Group and Shore excursion

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more
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Make the most of your time in port in Monaco with a small-group tour of the French Riviera in one day. Visit historic Antibes and its harbor full of multi-million dollar yachts in what's known as Billionaire's Quay. See where the International Film Festival takes place each year in Cannes. Stop in charming Saint-Paul-de-Vence and tour a perfumery in Eze. See Monte Carlo's stately Prince's Palace (Palais Princier) and opulent casinos and drive on the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. Group size for this shore excursion is limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.
  • Full-day French Riviera highlights shore excursion from Monaco
  • Travel along the stunning Côte d’Azur to Antibes, Cannes, St-Paul-de-Vence and Eze
  • Admire luxury yachts in Antibes and tour the Fragonard perfumery in the village of Eze
  • See where celebrities convene for the Cannes International Film Festival
  • Admire top Monaco attractions including the Prince's Palace, Monte Carlo and the Formula One Grand Prix race circuit
  • Small-group shore excursion limited to eight people ensures personalized attention from a guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan
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Begin your shore excursion from Monaco with a pickup at the cruise terminal after your ship docks in the port. From there, you'll relax in a comfortable minivan and head out of the city along the beautiful coastal roads toward your first stop – historic Antibes.

Follow your knowledgeable guide on a walking tour of the historic center of seaside Antibes, then walk past Billionaire's Quay and its enormous, modern yachts for contrast. Next, stop in nearby Cannes for a drive down ritzy Croisette Boulevard (Promenade de la Croisette) and to see the site where the famous Cannes International Film Festival takes place every year – the Festival Palace (Palais des Festivals et des Congrès).

Enjoy free time in quaint Saint-Paul-de-Vence in Provence, where many artists and actors have lived over the years, to take a midday break for lunch (own expense). Continue with a scenic drive on the Middle Corniche road, which offers impressive views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea below, until you reach the town of Eze located high on a hill. Take a tour of the Fragonard perfumery to learn about the art and science of creating luxury perfumes.

Head back toward Monaco, passing through the historic town of La Turbie. It's a small village, but famous for a 1st-century BC Roman monument called the Trophy of the Alps (Trophée des Alps).

Upon returning to Monaco, take a driving tour of the principality – including the opulent casinos, fragrant gardens and the Prince's Palace (Palais Princier). Drive on the Formula One Grand Prix circuit, which cuts right through Monte Carlo, before returning to your ship.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Monaco port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
La Croisette
After being picked-up at your hotel by our English-speaking tour guide, you will head towards the motorway (speedway) and shoot off from there to the the scintillating town of Cannes. Explore the city and discover its magnificent palaces along the Croisette boulevard : the Carlton, the Majestic or the Martinez where the stars are staying during the Film Festival.
Stop At:  
Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes
Take the opportunity to walk on the famous red carpet covering the world famous steps of the Palais des Festivals - where it all takes place in May - you might feel like walking up ‘the 24 steps of glory’ and perhaps strike your most graceful pose on the red carpet. Do have a look at the local Walk of Fame with its celebrities’ handprints before you go, too.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Antibes
Once the high-end boutiques and splendid hotels of Cannes are left behind, you will take the coastal road to Antibes which traverses the summer resorts of Golfe-Juan and Juan-les-Pins, both steeped in history as well as ongoing events. You’ve now reached Antibes, or Antipolis as the Greeks had first named it. A town which played the role of sentinel for the country during many centuries, hence its ramparts circling the Old Town. There you might consider strolling along those XVth century walls and Grimaldi Castle - nowadays the Picasso museum. Then your guide will drive you out of the Old Town. Once past Antibes’ large marina and its ‘Billionaires’ Quay‘, you will proceed along the coastline until you reach the town of Villeneuve-Loubet with its extraordinary ‘Marina of the Bay of Angels’ from where you will go inland towards your last site visit.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St-Paul-de-Vence
Last but not least, Saint-Paul-de-Vence will enchant you. When walking through the mesmerizing maze of cobbled streets with their numerous listed monuments, it becomes clear how this medieval village appealed to a vast number of artists with the likes of Matisse, Modigliani, Chagall or Picasso instilling a definite artistic touch that one can now ascertain when gazing at the windows of the countless art galleries. Taking you back to another time - notably due to its aura of light at certain hours - it is no wonder why famous actors too have chosen the quaint village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence as their ideal retreat when coming to stay on the Riviera.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
La Turbie
Admire the sight of the most ancient Roman vestige on the French Riviera: the ’Trophy of the Alps’ in the village of La Turbie.
Stop At:  
Vieux Eze
Not even midway, and you will then take a halt to venture into one of France’s prettiest villages: Eze, filled with history and offering a stunning location over 400 meters right above sea, a truly unique place on earth.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Parfumerie Fragonard - L'usine Laboratoire Èze - Visite Gratuite & Guidée
Meet up again with your driver and, just around the corner, seize the chance to visit the renowned Fragonard Perfume Factory and discover the secrets of this realm of fragrances…
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Prince's Palace
Descent towards the state-city of Monaco and its Palace on the ’Rock’, in time for the change of the guards(morning only). You will be given some free time to wander around the old town for a souvenir maybe, or even admire the view from the St. Martin Gardens, and definitely visit Monaco’s Cathedral and its chapel of the late sovereign Princes and Princesses.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee
Definitely visit Monaco’s Cathedral and its chapel of the late sovereign Princes and Princesses.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Casino Square
Make a stop at Monte-Carlo’s Casino and its display of luxury cars beside and get the chance to gamble few coins inside this magnificent building (17€, afternoon only) and capture with eyes and memory only its beautiful inner architecture.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Folding wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of the French Riviera Full-day from Monaco Small-Group and Shore excursion?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Best of the French Riviera Full-day from Monaco Small-Group and Shore excursion?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of the French Riviera Full-day from Monaco Small-Group and Shore excursion?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-5
Best full day tour of Monaco and Nice
Adler_B
, Jul 2021
The full day excursion was great. The tour guide Karolina was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the country and location history. We lucked out and had the full day tour to ourselves. I would highly recommend the tour. The sights and views were amazing.
star-5
Loved this tour!
David_B
, Aug 2019
The highlight of this tour was definitely Eze and the Fragonnard perfumery. We loved Eze, although walking up to the top is definitely a challenge! So many beautiful sights!
star-5
French Riviera Experience
David C
, Jul 2019
Mary Ann provided us with a comprehensive tour which was insightful and breathtaking. Ten hours flew by.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear David, We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip! Thank you for your inspiring message. Marie-Anne and all our team are sending you our best regards!
star-1
What a disappointing day and waste...
KAREN S
, Jun 2018
What a disappointing day and waste of time this turned out to be. We spent most of the day in traffic in the van seeing sights from the car. We finally got to St Paul de Vence which is gorgeous and had 40 minutes before having to race back for the next part of the tour. We left the tour.
star-4
A lot of driving, van not...
RICHARD C
, May 2018
A lot of driving, van not particularly comfortable and driver did not have a mic so folks in back couldn't hear much. Decent stop in Eze. Highlights were the Casino and a drive around the race course! Recommend Dick c
star-1
Our driver/guide was very new at his...
FRANCINE_N
, May 2017
Our driver/guide was very new at his job only about one week and while he is a very nice young man, he wasn't ready to be out on his own yet. Guests were talking and instead of interrupting he let points of interest go by unannounced. When he did speak, it was too soft for the guests in the back of the van to hear him. At the perfumery stop, due to allergies to perfume, half of the guests asked to be dropped off at the town of EZE just a short ride up the hill, instead of waiting in the van so the others could have the full time shopping. He didn't do this. We waited outside while the others had limited time in the perfumery. He didn't give us any information at Cannes, just parked and gave us 25 minutes to sightsee. No reference was made to a rest stop in the area after driving over an hour after enjoying our morning coffee on the ship! He had to follow the schedule but 45 minutes wasn't enough time to enjoy our visit and find a restaurant for lunch later in the day too. Again, he is a wonderful young man and additional training and tweaking to the schedule is recommended.
star-4
Would recommend this tour. It covers...
Harland_G
, Apr 2017
Would recommend this tour. It covers many areas. One thing I would change is maybe a half hour for a beach stroll in Nice. The villages of St-Paul-de Vence and Eze are something special. Hint, have a glass of wine and lunch in St-Paul-de-Vence just as you enter or leave. Easier than in the village as they prefer a full meal customer. We skipped the perfume factory, and used the time for Eze village and the garden at the top. Awesome views. Monaco and the casino area is pretty but not my idea of fun. Too wealthy for me.
star-5
Excellent tour. The small group was...
DANNYR_G
, Oct 2016
Excellent tour. The small group was just family so a real bonus. The driver could easily drive us into and out of places that would have taken much long walking. Beautiful sights!
star-4
While it was nice to see Cannes, I...
Gail_D
, Oct 2016
While it was nice to see Cannes, I think the time could be better spent. It was fun to drive the Grand Prix course.
star-4
Very interesting tour...small group...
Jeffrey K
, Sep 2016
Very interesting tour...small group in van with very nice tour guide. Drove thru several cities of Côte d' Azure. Enjoyed Monte Carlo. Would of liked to spend just a little more time exploring the beaches.

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