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From Cannes: Discover the Calanques of the Esterel

1. From Cannes: Discover the Calanques of the Esterel

Embark on a discovery expedition of the Esterel, its hidden caves, and its typical Mediterranean scenery. Join a fully-guided boat trip departing from Cannes and enjoy the chance to swim in crystal-clear waters. Take in views of striking waterfront panoramas and tranquil bays. Join your professional skipper aboard a semi-rigid boat. Embark at the meeting point in Cannes and set sail toward the Esterel. Sit back and relax as you explore this extraordinary coastline, with its stunning beaches and secret coves, accessible only by boats. Uncover the mysteries of the Corniche d'Or coastline with our local skipper. Stop at a beautiful location to take a dip in the refreshing waters of the French Riviera.

Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

2. Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise

Climb aboard a fully equipped catamaran in the old port of Cannes at Quai Laubeuf, and set sail across the shimmering waters of the Bay of Cannes while relaxing on the sun deck. Departing at 2:00 PM, benefit from the best of the sun. Have free time to cool down in the water. Head towards the Île Sainte-Marguerite and to islands of the Lérins Islands group, or make your way over to the Corniche d'Or to moor either between the islands or in a cove along the Esterel Massif. Get some time to swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean Sea (masks and snorkels provided), or simply relax aboard the catamaran - the choice is yours! Return to the port of Cannes at 5:15 PM, where your cruising adventure comes to an end.

From Cannes: Ferry Tickets to Sainte-Marguerite Island

3. From Cannes: 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. 

Full-Day Catamaran Cruise Departing from Cannes

4. Full-Day Catamaran Cruise Departing from Cannes

Enjoy a welcome drink as you board the catamaran in the old port for a full-day sail on the Bay of Cannes. Before departure you’ll have an introduction to the ship by the crew. Sail to the Pointe Croisette and continue on to the Lérins Islands, where you’ll be able to swim and snorkel between the islands (mask and snorkel provided) or relax on board the catamaran. Around 1:00 PM a cold buffet lunch will be served by the crew. After lunch you’ll continue your cruise to the Massif de l'Esterel (Corniche d'Or), stopping in a cove where you'll have another opportunity to swim and snorkel. At 5:15 PM you'll return to the old port of Cannes, where the tour ends.

Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

5. Cannes: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

At 10:15 AM you’ll board the catamaran in the old port for a half-day sail on the Bay of Cannes. Before departure you’ll have an introduction to the ship by the crew. Sail to the Lérins Islands, where you’ll be able to swim and snorkel between the islands (mask and snorkel provided) or relax on board the catamaran. Around 1:00 PM a delicious cold buffet lunch will be served on board by the crew. At 2:15 PM, passengers will disembark on St.Marguerite Island for a change of boat and board the ferry to the old port of Cannes.

Cannes: Festival of Pyrotechnic Art Fireworks from the water

6. Cannes: Festival of Pyrotechnic Art Fireworks from the water

During 6 exceptional evenings, the starry sky of Cannes sparkles with a thousand lights during the Festival of Pyrotechnic Art. 700,000 spectators look up to admire the latest innovations from the world’s fireworks elite from Cannes’s terraces and beaches, not to mention spectators from all the surrounding cities. Security matters oblige for these important public events, the roads of the City of Cannes are gradually closing to traffic to make the seaside exclusively pedestrian, a nightmare for motorists and visitors from outside. Depart on a RIB boat from the Port du Béal in Cannes la Bocca for a sunset cruise, just the time for a nice swim at sea (unsupervised), and then you are at the forefront of the fireworks shots from the sea.

From Cannes: Lérins Islands Sunset Cruise

7. From Cannes: Lérins Islands Sunset Cruise

Embark at the end of the day for an unusual discovery of the Lérins Islands. Travel to the must-see islands of Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat facing Cannes during your stay on the French Riviera. Go to the hidden face of the Lérins Islands. The evening departure matches with sunset time in the high season. Explore Sainte Marguerite’s fort, the iron mask’s prison, and Saint Honorat’s monastery and snorkel in the lagoon.

Full-Day Small Group Tour to Monaco and Eze

8. Full-Day Small Group Tour to Monaco and Eze

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Monaco with a choice of departure locations. Your first stop will be in the medieval village of Eze, one of the most picturesque sites on the French Riviera. Dating from the Middle Ages, the village was built on top of the rocky outcrop for security reasons. Take to the cobbled streets and head to the exotic garden and the castle ruins, where you’ll have amazing views, from an altitude of 427 meters. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory in the village for a guided tour. Continue on to the village of La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco owing to the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Admire the ruins of an imposing monument, the Trophy of the Alps, dedicated to the Emperor Augustus, and built in 7 B.C. on the road that linked Italy to Cimiez (Nice). Next you’ll arrive in the Principality of Monaco. Spend the afternoon in the Old Town, overlooking the harbor and the sea from a height of 60 meters. See the changing of the guard at the Prince's Palace at 11:55. Visit the Cathedral, built in neo-Roman style in 1875, entirely of white stones from La Turbie. Its construction was completed in November 1903. The Monaco princes and Princesse Grace de Monaco were laid to rest in the Cathedral. You can enjoy optional visits to the Prince Palace and the Oceanographic Museum, or take a short Monaco tour on the little train (not included in the tour price). Head to Monte Carlo following the famous Grand Prix track of Formula 1. See the stunning Casino de Monte-Carlo and the Hôtel de Paris, which features all the charm of the great hotels of the 19th century.

From Cannes: Discover Saint Tropez by Boat

9. From Cannes: Discover Saint Tropez by Boat

Set off on your day of adventure with your professional skipper and embark on a full-day excursion to the famous village of Saint Tropez. On this tour, you will get to arrive early in the morning, ensuring you have plenty of time to disembark and enjoy the delightful open-air market in the Place des Lices.  Get the chance to spend the afternoon back on board your speedboat and discover the coastline between Saint Tropez and Cannes. Take in sights such as the Port Grimaud with its charming waterways, the tiny Île d’Or, the red rocks of the Esterel mountains, and the Massif de l’Esterel, with its many secret coves. Your captain will share his knowledge of the region's rich culture.

Cannes: Scenic Coves RIB Boat Tour

10. Cannes: Scenic Coves RIB Boat Tour

Immerse yourself in the striking rocky coastline of Cannes on a scenic RIB boat tour around the area. Come across breathtaking secluded coves and caves within the Calanques de l'Esterel. Enjoy a break during your adventure to dive into clear blue waters. Board your boat in Cannes and head out to navigate across the famous 'calanques'. Get away from the crowds and experience hidden bays and rock formations along the coastline. Learn about the area from your experienced captain and take in the views. Stop at an intimate, quiet cove for the chance to take a relaxing swim in the refreshing blue water. Hop back on the boat for a scenic ride to the starting point.

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Our day trip to Eze and Monaco began on time and we had a smaller group of only 4 travelers which was nice to have more space in the minivan. We began our trip to the Fragonard perfumery in Eze and since we had already visited the day prior on another tour in Grasse, our guide was very accommodating to our request to start our exploration of Eze earlier. The guide dropped off the other party at the perfumery and gave us a lift to the starting point to explore Eze. Eze was just wonderful to see and experience. We had an ample time of 1.5 hr to explore the place, buy a few jams from the Essence of Eze (highly recommend), and get great photos. It is a small village commune so you can see everything by foot in less than 2 hours. Monaco was incredible. We saw the changing of guards, Oceanography museum (separate tix cost), botanical gardens, did a lap around the Grand Prix race track, and visited Monte Carlo. Everything was amazing. Great tour guide as well!

The excursion was as described via the viewpoint to Eze and then Monaco with changing of the guard. After Eze was the tour of the perfume factory, which ended in an unassuming sales event. If you have mobility problems, you should at least save Eze. It's steep uphill and downhill everywhere.

Great value for the price! Our group was so fun. Only thing I was was that there was fresh water or a snack that came with it as the sun and swimming is tiring. Other than that the staff was incrediebly kind and patient. Would recommend to all!! Thanks Team!

Really lovely. I’ve been before on a similar trip. But was sharing with my friend. My goodness our rep went out of his way to stop for the best photo. And was so knowledgable. I learnt something new!

Discovery day, everything is indicated to get to the island of Lérins.