Villefranche Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Nice, Saint-Paul de Vence and Cannes

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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Nice, Saint-Paul de Vence and Cannes information and booking

from
$104
Duration
8 hours
Departs from
Villefranche sur Mer
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Between 8am and 10am. You must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick up time.
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Tour description provided by Viator

For cruise passengers arriving in Villefranche-sur-Mer with only a single day to see the beautiful French Rivera, this privately guided, fully narrated shore excursion will highlight the top spots. Traveling from Villefranche to Cannes along the famous coastal road, your journey takes in the colorful flower market in Nice, the splendid countryside of Saint-Paul de Vence and the designer shops of Cannes. The amazing views you’ll of the Mediterranean Sea are just a bonus.

Your time in port in Villefranche-sur-Mer will be well-spent on this private shore excursion to the French Riviera’s best towns. On this eight-hour private tour, you’ll drive along the spectacular Lower Corniche road between Villefranche and Nice, admiring the ancient villages and modern marinas that line the Mediterranean coast as you go.

In Nice, immerse yourself in the town’s history on Place Garibaldi in the Old Town, and marvel at the modern New Town as you stroll along Promenade des Arts, home to the Modern Art Museum, Sosno's library and the Acropolis exhibition center. You’ll also visit the colorful flower market in Cours Saleya.

Your day trip continues through the picture-postcard countryside of Provence to the second-most visited village in France, Saint-Paul de Vence. With its cobblestone lanes and trendy art galleries, it’s easy to see why the town is so popular. You’ll have about an hour here to explore this former haunt of the Impressionist painters.

Next, head back to the coast and drive through Golfe-Juan, where Napoleon landed in 1815. You’ll make your way to Cannes, the city of festivals, fireworks and film stars. Stop at the Film Festival Palace to see celebrity prints. There will be time to look around the shops and stroll along the sandy beaches. You will also see the famous Croisette Boulevard, which stretches along the beachfront and is home to exclusive shops and hotels.

You’ll be driven back to the Villefranche port in time to re-board your cruise ship.

What's included

  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Villefranche harbor pickup and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seater)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrances, unless specified