Our most recommended things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

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 8:10 AM and 8:45 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: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise to Villefranche Bay

Nice: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise to Villefranche Bay

Experience the French Riviera on a cruise from Nice, and get carried away by the natural splendor of the Côte d'Azur on a charming nautical excursion. Depart from the port of Nice and head towards the famous deep water bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer.  Listen to an informative commentary provided by the crew as you pass the luxurious villas of the rich and famous. Admire the hilltop villages in the distance, and the beautiful coastline of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, known as a favorite place to vacation among the European aristocracy and international millionaires. Continue to the village of Villefranche-sur-Mer to get a look at its colorful fishing port. The bay is one of the deepest natural harbors in the Mediterranean Sea and provides safe anchorage for large ships. Conclude your sightseeing cruise with a tour of the Baie des Anges in Nice. Cast your eyes on the famous Promenade des Anglais and see its stunning shore from the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

Experience the French Riviera by unique 3-wheel vehicle and have fun along the way. Depart Nice and journey from the port of Nice with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face aboard the open-top car. Each car can safely seat 2 people and lead by our super guide Don't be shy while driving - people will look at you in wonder, and you'll be the envy of the highway! Zoom down the coast and see it brought to life in a truly novel way. Pass picturesque locations, such as Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Drive up Mont Alban for a panoramic view, and go to the only sand beach in the area at Villefranche-sur-Mer. Continue along the coast and see the beautiful Peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Then, get stunning views of Nice Harbor as you enter the city back to the meeting point.

Nice: Monaco, Mala Caves, & Bay of Villefranche Boat Tour

Nice: Monaco, Mala Caves, & Bay of Villefranche Boat Tour

1ststage: Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the Principality of Monaco has two ports that are worth a visit. Very large luxury yachts stop there, a real spectacle. 2nd stage: Visit the Mala caves, a magical cove in Eze. 3rd stage: Direction Saint Jean Cap Ferrat for a swim with its underwater trail. Discover the local fauna and flora in transparent water. 4th stage: The bay of Villefranche, sheltered from the wind, is one of the most beautiful landscapes on the Côte d'Azur. 5th stage: Go back to the port of Nice.

Nice: Speedboat Day Trip with Snorkeling in Villefranche Bay

Nice: Speedboat Day Trip with Snorkeling in Villefranche Bay

Explore the sea life of the Mediterranean Sea in the Villefranche-sur-Mer Bay on a snorkeling trip by speedboat from Nice. Take in colorful coastal views from the boat before snorkeling with included gear and guidance from a certified diving instructor. Starting at a diving center at the Port of Nice, receive your included fins, a mask, a snorkel, and a wetsuit. Learn how to use your gear and adjust it properly during a briefing with the snorkeling instructor before taking a 10-15 minute speedboat ride to the bay. During the cruise, enjoy views of the Cape of Nice and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat from the sea. Once at the dive site (varies depending on conditions), the instructor will explain how to get the most out of your snorkeling adventure.

From Nice: The Best of the French Riviera Full Day Tour

From Nice: The Best of the French Riviera Full Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day guided trip to the best villages and cities along the French Riviera from Nice, Cannes, Antibes, or Villefranche. Take in the views from Eze, visit Monaco’s old town, admire the huge Prince Palace and the famous Casino square. Explore the beaches and charming architecture of Cannes, Antibes and its fortification wall. Admire the art galeries and shops in Saint-Paul de Vence. Select between group tour or private tour option. Begin with pickup at your hotel in Nice in the morning for the group tour. For the private tour, start from Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Villefranche or arounds. Relax in an air-conditioned van with plenty of space on the scenic drive to Monaco via the Moyenne Conrniche and the impressive views along that road. Before Monaco, you will arrive at the medieval village of Eze to enjoy breathtaking views, medieval streets and discover the secrets of perfume during a visit to the Fragonard perfumery which is one of the most important industries on the Côte d'Azur. Azure. We travel to Monaco for a visit to the charming old town and the Prince's Palace Square. Take photos of its cathedral, the view on Monte-Carlo and the port. Stroll around the Place du Casino where all the luxury cars are parked. Then take a full tour of the Formula 1 circuit where drivers drive every year during the Monaco Grand Prix. Head to Antibes, home to one of the most spectacular marinas on the Côte d'Azur. Admire the breathtaking view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Discover the charming streets of the old town and enjoy the Provençal market (depending on market days) Continue along the seaside to Cannes and admire the sandy beaches, the Boulevard La Croisette, its luxury boutiques and hotels then walk on the famous red carpet where celebrities from around the world walk during the International Film Festival. Join Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence which has welcomed many artists. Take the time to visit the shops and art galleries of these uniquely charming medieval streets. Your driver/guide will return you to your accommodation at the end of the tour.

Nice: Coastline Boat Cruise to Monaco

Nice: Coastline Boat Cruise to Monaco

Embark with the skipper on a semi-rigid boat for a two and a half hour trip to discover the coastline from Nice to Monaco where you’ll admire various villas overhanging swells.  See the peninsula of millionaires, the coves and limestone cliffs, which bind the coastline with lush vegetation, volcanic rock and rare Mediterranean flora. Enjoy the natural magnificence of the coastline and the cultural heritage richness. Its luminosity and striking beauty had always inspired the greatest masters various fields as architecture, painting, music or even cinema.  The preserved shore offers coves, beaches, and a seabed. Come take advantage of a half-day relaxation and discover a paradisiac coastline worthy of the most beautiful postcards. Experience the secret coves that can only be reached by boat.

Nice: Sunset Boat Tour with Wine and Local Snacks

Nice: Sunset Boat Tour with Wine and Local Snacks

Embark on a boat trip from Nice to admire the coast and discover Villefranche sur Mer, its citadel and old town from a unique point of view. Enjoy delicious snacks and a glass of wine while you listen to music of your choice and take in the stunning views. Stop and jump into the inviting waters and swim under the rays of the golden hour. Continue to the creek of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. A real jewel of nature, the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is known for its preserved and authentic environment. Then return to the port in Nice to end your amazing sunset tour.

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

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

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)

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What people are saying about Villefranche-sur-Mer

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Our guide, Cyril, was absolutely amazing. We could not have asked for a better guide. He was informative, insightful, funny and helpful. The villages were amazing, lunch was delicious, and the views were breathtaking. We learned a lot about the history of the region. It was 100% worth the money.

Great day out went to some amazing places. So much easier than trying to get to all these places by yourself. Highly recommend

Our tour guide was amazing and we had the best time! It made it so easy for us to see a good part of this coastline

Albona is “the” one you should travel together. Excellent service and friendship..!

David was an awesome guide! The trip was totally worth it! Total recommendation.