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

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

Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Nice or Villefranche-sur-Mer, travel by a luxury minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory before touring the village La Turbie. Known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, thanks to its views over Monaco. It is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. Continue to the Cathedral and pay homage to the Monegasque royalty buried there and still have time to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Justice Palace. End your tour at Monte Carlo and see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.

From Nice: Train Experience Through the Alps & Baroque Route

2. From Nice: Train Experience Through the Alps & Baroque Route

Escape off the beaten track and join us on an excursion that combines adventure by train, exploration of medieval villages, breathtaking medieval and Baroque architecture and incredible natural landscapes in the middle of the Alps. Meet your guide at 8:30 a.m. in front of Nice-Ville's main train station (Boulangerie Paul terrace). Discover breathtaking scenery as you cross natural canyons, high bridges and tunnels on a 2.5-hour train ride to your destination. Along the way, your guide will reveal the secrets of one of France's most beautiful railroad lines, a testament to French civil engineering in the early 20th century. We'll make two stops to visit two medieval villages, Saorge and Tende (depending on the day, the guide may change the program to visit other equally beautiful villages). First, visit Tende and its Museum des Merveilles to discover mysterious Bronze Age engravings and other historical artifacts from the Mercantour National Park. Afterwards, you'll visit the Mercantour National Park House to observe protected species of endemic flora and fauna. After lunch (you can choose between a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant), you'll visit other must-see sites in Tende, such as a baroque cathedral, a labyrinth of medieval streets, panoramic views from the top of the village, the cemetery and the ruins of an ancient castle. Let's continue our journey to Saorge, an impressive village, a pearl of medieval architecture with steep streets, built on a concave hill. Classified as one of France's most beautiful villages. Admire the charming and peaceful Franciscan convent of Saorge (option 5€/p), founded in the 17th century, before visiting the church of Saint-Sauveur, another jewel of Baroque art. The village offers spectacular views of the Alps and surrounding canyons. An enchanting day full of surprises! Return by train, arriving in Nice at 7.45pm. The guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary depending on the interests of the guests, the weather conditions or availabilities of the restaurants/snacks, museums/monuments (Itinerary could include La Brigue, Breil/Roya or Sospel (instead Tende and Saorge)) Example of option to change the itinerary during the hottest summer days: - Take a refreshing dip in a natural swimming pool (river) (La Brigue or Breil-sur-Roya option)

Nice: Culture, Wine & Food – Old Town Guided Walking Tour

3. Nice: Culture, Wine & Food – Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Wander the honeycomb streets of Vieux Nice (Old Nice) in the company of a foodie guide, and taste some of the city’s best produces. Along the way, learn the culture and traditions of Nice and its population in the city’s oldest neighborhood. Discover what the locals really like to do and eat at venues serving the best olive oils, wines, cheeses, bread, local main dishes & snacks, pastries, candied fruits, and much more. Guided by a local gourmet guide, with a wealth of knowledge and experience about the regional culture, the tour will let you experience the joie de vivre of the French Riviera first-hand, and ends with a typical picnic in the Castle Hill park with wine pairings and typical desserts. Along the way, we will recommend you the best of the hidden restaurants and bars to explore further during your time in Nice and the French Riviera.

From Nice, Cannes, Monaco: French Riviera Day Trip

4. From Nice, Cannes, Monaco: French Riviera Day Trip

Explore Monaco on this van day trip with hotel pickup in Nice, Cannes, or Monaco. Visit the old town and see modern sights like the Oceanographic museum before heading to Monte-Carlo where you can see the Casino, Hotel de Paris, and the Grand Prix racetrack. End your tour with a visit to Cannes. You’ll drive into the hills above Monaco and stop in the medieval village of Eze, built on top of a mountain, and rising high above the sea. Take in the fantastic views and the world-famous perfume factory Fragonard. The drive continues through the village of La Turbie, also known as the Terrace of Monaco for the sweeping views of the Principality of Monaco below. You’ll see the Trophy of the Alps, a centuries-old Roman monument, before reaching the luxurious Principality of Monaco. In Monaco’s old town, known as The Rock, you’ll visit the Prince Palace and have the opportunity to see the changing of the guard. In the cathedral you can pay homage to the princes and princesses of Monaco who are buried here. You’ll also make stops at the oceanographic museum and the justice palace. Visiting the old town is an exclusive offering with this tour, as only Monaco-licensed vehicles are permitted in the area. In the city of Monte-Carlo you’ll see the iconic Casino built by Garnier, the well-known Hotel de Paris, and the lovely gardens. Your guide will also take you for a drive on the Monaco Grand Prix track. On the way to Cannes, the tour stops in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a charming medieval village made famous by the actors and artists who have lived here. Its cabled stone streets, numerous galleries, and scenic views of the Mediterranean combine to make this a unique place. You’ll also have a break for lunch. Next your tour follows the coast road, driving through Antibes, where Picasso once lived. You’ll see the old town and the harbor. The drive then takes you to Cannes where you’ll travel along the Croisette, lined with magnificent hotels and home to the film festival palace. Feel like a movie star as you walk up the world-famous steps!

Full-Day Small Group Tour to Monaco and Eze

5. 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.

Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

6. Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

Get a local’s perspective of Vieux-Nice on an informative 3-hour walking tour of Nice Old Town and Castle Hill. Meet your guide on the seafront, next to the stairs and elevator up to Castle Hill. Listen to an introduction to the history of the most Italian-style French city, starting with its Greek foundations, through its time as a dominion of Savoy to the modern day. Learn about the influence of the English and Russian aristocracy, discover how it got its name, and more. Then, enter the Old Town through a gate built during the reign of one of the last Italian governors. See the old houses of the local nobility, and marvel at baroque churches and monuments. Go to one of the most famous markets in Nice, and breathe in the aromas of the produce on sale (food market only in the morning tour). Explore a honeycomb of tiny streets, learning the history of each square, street name, and design. Next, ascend to the top of Castle Hill passing through some of the quietest areas of Vieux Nice. Walk through a forest to the old cemeteries with their panoramic views of the city and harbor. Admire the ruins of the old fortifications, and see the majestic waterfall on the Colline du Chateau. A taste of local food (1 or 2 or 3 specialties from Nice) is included in the tour. Get useful advice and tips on how to spend the rest of your time in Nice from your knowledgeable guide.

Nice: 3-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

7. Nice: 3-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

Your guide will lead you through the port, the old town, the seaside and up and down the main hill in the center of Nice, effortlessly on this 3-hour electric bike tour. Ride up Castle Hill and admire its gardens, waterfall, and ruins, and stop to enjoy views over the Bay of Angels. Have a quick look on the Mont Boron hill and its most beautifull Belle Epoque villas, some villas belong to internationally famous people. You’ll ride by the main monuments, squares, and gardens, and along the maze of streets of the Old Town. Visit other popular districts and markets in the city as well.

From Nice: Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo Morning Tour

8. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo Morning Tour

Make your way through the French Riviera with stops in Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo. Wander a quaint hilltop village by the sea, experience the elegance of Monaco, and witness luxury firsthand at the Grand Casino. Meet your local guide in the morning and embark on a memorable tour starting with panoramic views across Nice, the Bay of Angels, the Bay of Villefranche, and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Head off to the coastal road to reach Eze. Your first stop of the morning will be to the historic village of Eze. This medieval village is perched on a hill at 429 meters and allows for incredible views from its walls. Stroll through the charming and picturesque medieval alleyways, see the beautiful boutiques and luxury hotels tucked away in the cobbled streets and ancient village walls. Then enjoy a guided visit of the Fragonard perfume factory. Time to head to the Principality of Monaco and delight in the special treat of being dropped off directly on Le Rocher. Visit the Neo-Romanesque Cathedrale where Grace Kelly lies and stroll through the old town of Monaco. And then enjoy the changing of the guards at the Prince’s Palace. Feel the opulence that exudes from Monte Carlo with a visit to its Casino square with the Hotel de Paris before heading back to Nice. >There is a risk of heavy traffic during the high season. Our local driver-guide will do his utmost to reduce the time spent in the minibus…whilst, of course, making it as agreeable as possible! >From May 23 to 26, due to the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, access to the Principality of Monaco will be closed. We therefore propose the following itinerary: Eze, La Turbie with a view over Monaco and Menton.

From Nice: Full-Day Italian Market, Menton, & La Turbie Tour

9. From Nice: Full-Day Italian Market, Menton, & La Turbie Tour

Depart from Nice between 08:15 and 09:00 in an air-conditioned minivan and professional driver/ guide to explore Italy and spend some free time shopping in the open air market famous for leather goods, shoes, handbags and other fashion accessories. This will also be an excellent opportunity get a taste of Italian gastronomy. In Menton, the pearl of the French Riviera, discover the scents colors and calm of the old town.  Then, head in the direction of La Turbie to admire one of the most beautiful panoramic views over Monaco and photograph one of the last Roman remains of this region. Don’t forget your passport to cross the border.  

Nice: 3-Hour Essentials Bike Tour

10. Nice: 3-Hour Essentials Bike Tour

This is an ideal bike tour to explore the city of Nice and Baie des Anges for the first time. Peddle alongside a local guide who knows the true history of the monuments inside and around the old town and the city's main squares. Choose between an e-bike or classic bike. On this biking adventure, get to know the wonders of Massena and Garibaldi, the justice palace, the Residence Palace of the Kings of Savoya, and other must-see sights. Get the most out of your trip with a guide who has local know-how. Pass in front of the world-renowned Palaces of Promenade des Anglais, cross the harbor with its antique shops, and see Castle Hill and its gardens, waterfall, panoramic points, and oldest ruins where the first inhabitants settled.

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based on 1,630 reviews

We started the day early at Nice-Ville where we were met by our guide Sasha. She gave us an overview of the day and what we'd be doing so we were all well informed. We then took the 2hr train ride to Tende. Sasha explained how parts of the railway was built and about the neighboring villages. She is very friendly, well-spoken, knowledgeable. The journey felt much quicker with all this information. There is a fair amount of walking involved as they mention, so snacks and comfortable shoes are a must. Lunch was a nice local dish consisting of meat and potatoes along with salad. As our group finished lunch quickly we had an opportunity to see more things than we would have normally. You can tell Sasha is enthusiastic about being a guide and this in turn makes you want to explore more. The vistas we came across are breathtaking and will tick the boxes for any photography nerd like myself. The trip is probably the highlight of our visit to Nice and would highly recommend it.

This has been thus far on our trip (England, France & Italy) my favourite tour. Our guide was professional and very considerate. The destinations were breathtaking and without this tour we wouldn’t have had the privilege to enjoy them. We loved every place we were taken, especially the perfumes! We bought several brands from the factory to a beautiful store in St Paul De Vence (loved this town). I highly recommend this tour…it has been my current highlight! Thank you!! 🙏

Great walking distances, wonderful options- she was able to work around dietary restrictions, she was friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. The group was fun, we had a wonderful time.

Great tour, excellent knowledgeable guide who gave us great stops and food and drink on the tour. She additionally gave us good recommendations for places to go in the city.

The guide was super attentive and super knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the tour.