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Our most recommended Provence Shore Excursions

Marseille: Calanques 5-Hour Cruise and Lunch

1. Marseille: Calanques 5-Hour Cruise and Lunch

Sail along the coast of the Calanques National Park, one of the most remarkable natural sites in France, aboard either a small or large catamaran. Discover the rocky coastline that stretches for 20 km along the Mediterranean Sea between La Madrague and the town of Cassis, via Les Goudes and Callelongue. Journey to the heart of this natural heritage and discover the creeks of Marseille. During the cruise admire the wonderful landscape of the Calanques National Park whilst sunbathing on the boat and swimming in heavenly coves. Enjoy lunch, comprising Spanish plancha, various side dishes, and dessert. During winter, the menu is different and may include fish and other seafood. Board at 11:00 AM and return to port is at 4:00 PM. Several itineraries are possible: National Park of the Calanques on the maxi catamaran, the Calanques of the Blue Coast, and the Friuli Archipelago on the small catamarans.

Nice to Saint Tropez: Round-Trip Transportation by Boat

2. Nice to Saint Tropez: Round-Trip Transportation by Boat

Reach the charming city of St. Tropez by boat in just 2.5 hours from Nice. Enjoy the views of the French Riviera along the way, and spend the afternoon exploring the city that is emblematic of Provence. Admire the harbor and visit the many boutiques and the well-known market at the Place des Lices. See the Citadelle, Quartier de la Ponche, Annonciade Museum and more during your visit. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board. The ticket provides round-trip transportation between Nice and St. Tropez. The boat departs Nice at 09:00 AM and arrives in St. Tropez at 11:30 AM. The return trip departs St. Tropez at 04:30 PM, arriving in Nice at 07:00 PM.

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

3. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

Explore the landscapes and towns of the French Riviera on this day trip from Nice. Travel in a spacious and air-conditioned bus to stunning destinations like the charming village of Èze, Monaco, and Cannes. Begin with a pickup from your hotel or other desired location in Nice between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Kickstart a day of adventure with a visit to the "Moyenne Corniche" for 15 minutes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Take a unique trip and visit the medieval village of Èze. Admire the splendid panorama of this beautiful location and discover the secrets of perfume with a free guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Your next stop is the Principality of Monaco, where you have time to discover the old town, the cathedral, the palace and the ceremony of the changing of the guard. Next, continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo with its casino and upscale shops. Have lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants in Monaco. Around 1:00 PM, your driver-guide will take you to Antibes, a city that combines nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. Visit the old town, the biggest marina of business and luxury in Europe—the port of the billionaires. Head to your next stop, Saint-Paul-De-Vence. Marvel at the "jewel of Provence", where many painters and artists have resided. As you walk the streets of this medieval fortified village, you can taste centuries of history and artistic creativity. For your last destination, make way to the famous city of stars—Cannes. Explore the Beverly Hills of France, and take a stroll on the famous Croisette, enjoy luxury hotels, restaurants and shops. Above all, set foot on the famous red carpet festival film, like Hollywood stars.

Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

4. 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.

Monaco 30/60-Minute Ferrari Driving Experience

5. Monaco 30/60-Minute Ferrari Driving Experience

Enjoy an exhilarating 30-minute or 1-hour drive at the wheel of a Ferrari F458 sports car in the French Riviera. Cruise on the famous panoramic roads and corniches of côte d'azur, overlooking Monaco and blue Mediterranean sea. Whether you choose to drive yourself or be driven, tours are available all year round. Once you are on board, listen to the thunderous roar of the perfectly tuned V8 engine of this legendary car. It is an almost mythical experience. From Monaco, in a car that truly turns heads with its unrivaled beauty, you can drive along some of the streets of the famous F1 Grand Prix circuit depending on traffic. Then after a short drive out of the principality, find yourself on the panoramic roads above Monaco. You can get a video souvenir of your Ferrari Experience on request, or receive a Ferrari Experience Certificate to take home as gift at the end of your tour. (Video must be arranged with the instructor before starting the tour).

Saint-Tropez: Kayak Experience in Ramatuelle Reserve

6. Saint-Tropez: Kayak Experience in Ramatuelle Reserve

See the best of Saint-Tropez in the water on this kayaking tour. Walk along the famous Pampelonne beach, kayak in the crystal clear waters, and discover the colorful sea life while snorkeling.  Meet your guide on Chemin Garonne beach and get a quick safety induction using the kayak. After the induction, jump into the kayak, follow your guide, and set sail down the Mediterranean sea.  Enjoy the scenic views in the heart of the Gulf of Saint Tropez as you cruise along the turquoise waters. First, see the famous Pampelonne beach, then go along the coast to the Cap Camarat. Stop off along the way and jump from a 3-meter cliff if you feel brave. Enjoy some snorkeling in the Port-Cros National Park area. See various marine life in the cove; there's a good chance you will see vibrant fish, red starfish, seahorses, and cuttlefish. This is a must-do family activity in Saint- Tropez that you won't forget.

French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

7. French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence

Discover the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera on this guided half-day trip from Nice. Travel to Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul de Vence in an air-conditioned van, with hotel transfers included. Take in sights like La Croisette Boulevard and the Bay of Angels. Enjoy the convenience of a pickup from your accommodation in Nice. Sit back and enjoy views of the coastline on your way to Cannes. Get free time to explore the shops on La Croisette Boulevard, capture pictures of the yachts in the marina, or make your way to a sandy beach. Next, go on a drive along the coastal road between Cannes and Antibes, passing by the charming marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan. From here, soak up the French Riviera marina and views of the Bay of Angels. End your tour in the well-preserved medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence, where artists like Yves Montand and Jacques Prévert have lived. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your tour.

From Marseille: E-Bike Ride to Calanque de Sormiou

8. From Marseille: E-Bike Ride to Calanque de Sormiou

Meet your guide in the morning near Pointe Rouge Beach for the start of a small group (maximum 10 people) e-bike ride towards Calanque de Sormiou in the beautiful Calanques National Park. Get outfitted with a helmet and a modern electric mountain bike equipped for smooth riding that allows you to pedal, cruise or try a combination of both. Then, set off along the small roads of Calanques National Park and discover an area of high ecological importance restricted to general traffic. Head towards the paradise location of Calanque de Sormiou, known for its trails with views of the majestic limestone mountains and Mediterranean Sea. Learn the history of the strategic location, and look at the natural curiosities of the area, such as wild flowers of radiant beauty. Benefit from an itinerary that takes full advantage of the unique natural environment. Between May and October, get the chance to swim or rest on the beach. Then, return to Pointe Rouge Beach through the stunning coves of the massif.

From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

9. From Nice: French Riviera Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur where you can take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat and its many famous villas. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue to the Principality of Monaco, where you can stroll through the streets of the old town. See the Prince’s Palace, the Courthouse, the Cathedral, as well as a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a ride along the streets used for the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach the most glamourous section of Monaco, Monte Carlo, with its famous casino and exclusive hotels. Next, enjoy a short stop in the town of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival and wonderful sandy beaches. Continue to Antibes, one of France's oldest cities which was founded by Greek merchants in the 5th century. Discover St Paul de Vence, one most beautiful villages in Provence, recognized for its cultural and artistic heritage. Finally, be returned to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of sightseeing.

Lamborghini Driving Experience from Monaco

10. Lamborghini Driving Experience from Monaco

Enjoy an exhilarating drive behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo 560 LP Spyder on the French Riviera. Marvel at the thunderous roar of the perfectly tuned V10 engine of this legendary car. Cruise on the panoramic roads above and around Monaco. Depending on whether you opt for the 30-minute or 60-minute drive. Choose to drive yourself or be driven on this tour that's available throughout the year. From Monaco, in a car that turns heads with its unrivaled beauty, head out of the principality along some of the Streets of the famous F1 Grand Prix circuit (depending on the traffic).  After a short drive, find yourself driving on the beautiful panoramic roads of the cote d'azur above Monaco. Some of which have been used frequently in the Movies. If you'd like, you can purchase a souvenir video or certificate of your Lamborghini Experience to take home as a memento of your tour. (The video has to be arranged before the start of the tour.)

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What people are saying about Provence

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based on 1,878 reviews

Our Guide was amazing from the minute he picked us up he was happy and jovial nothing was a bother took us to places longer than was listed so that we had plenty of time to see everything he always kept us updated in English and others in French the bus was a minivan only 8 on our trip was perfect to get a view of many places we wanted to see

We had a wonderful time with Cecyle. This was an amazing and comfortable trip of the entire french reviera. We covered Saint vence, Cannes, Antibes, Eze, Monte carlo, Monaco etc… You must take this tour and Cecyle is very knowledgeable about the area

We loved seeing so much in 10 hours! All our stops were short but it gave us a feel for all the places and ones to return to another time! Dennis was very knowledgeable and was organized and scheduled perfectly. Had a great day!

Emperatriz was a great guide. We enjoyed visiting Nice, Monaco, and Monte Carlo. The fun facts about each place we visited were entertaining. The scenery was beautiful and our guide took great pictures.

Awesome. Great tour guide, comfortable car, stellar views.