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Great tour and excellent guide
Our tour guide was great! Friendly, informative, knew her way around well and accommodating. We enjoyed our tour very much with her and saw lots of great sights!
Loved this private tour. We were able to see the preparations for the film festival in Cannes. Monaco was amazing - our guide got us there and in a good location to see the changing of the guards at the palace. She drove us one lap on the Formula One Grand Prix track - very fun. Would have loved to have time to actually gamble a bit in Monte Carlo but we were there before it opened at 2pm and you need a passport to get in which we didn't know ahead of time. I had never heard of Eze but it was a favorite - loved climbing through the narrow walkways and discovering interesting shops and restaurants, along with a beautiful chapel. These private tours are the way to go skip the cruise ship tours - allows for complete flexibility and individual attention. Loved our guide.
Oh what an amazing excursion. Our guide was informative, fun and very attentive. She let us have more time at one place when we wanted to stay a bit longer. Don't miss out on Eze!!! The fortress that you could spend a week at. In fact my husband and I are planning a trip back to spend just there. Not recommended for the older folks though, lots of climbing elevated walkways and cobblestone steps. Cannes was pretty, but Eze made the tour.
Katherine made this tour fun and was very informative!
Kerri B Australia
We had a great tour guide with lots of knowledge on the area's visited. I found that the tour itself lacked enough time to be able to enjoy any of the area's we visited. For a tour of about 5 to 6hrs we were only allowed 40mins at each stop and that was hardly enough time to take photo's and enjoy a bit of shopping or to take in the culture.
We disembark earlier because of tendering and got to shore at 8:15am. I saw signs from every tour service but not from Liven up. We stood near the port exit as stated and waited. It was getting closer to 9:00am and Liven Up was not there. I contacted them but an answering machine picked up. About 9:05am we finally saw someone in white approaching us telling us that other colleagues from Liven Up were coming. The tour is supposed to depart at 9:00am and even if the passengers were still tendering they should have been there earlier. We did not depart until 9:20am. Everybody that got off the tender after us left before us party of 4. All the Liven Up guides were not on time blaming it on the entry into the parking lot.That is not acceptable because the other tour companies were there. Needless to say, We had less time and felt rush in Monaco. The tour to the perfume company was a complete waste of time. We were unhappy with the tour overall.
This was the perfect tour for us. We got to see the most interesting cities in Provence. We were picked up at the port and returned. Our driver was exceptional and he took us on the beautiful back roads to enjoy the fall colors.
Wonderful tour.. Our tour guide was super and explained everything and answered all our questions. Highly recommend
This tour was excellent. An experience I will not forget. Being from South Africa it was a privilege to visit the Pink Palace knowing that Charlene is living there. This was definitely a highlight to me.
Wow wow Monaco is spectacular, the casino and the Cathedral beautiful. The little town of Eze a medieval town very charming and the touch with the perfumery make a perfect combination for a Super day.. Oh the tour guide was very handsome and knowledgeable good English and the small group is a plus..
Excellent guide she was a great driver to. Our ship
didn't take on time and we had to tender so our tour
was only 4 hours instead of 7 1/2.
Our tour was detained for a half hour while we waited for an unknown couple there were six in our group for whom we had booked the tour who never did appear to join the tour. It was fortunate that they did not join us because the van would not have comfortably accommodated eight passengers. It was unfortunate that our tour left a half hour late and was not made up at the end of the tour. We only had about ten minutes outside the casino in Monte Carlo to look around which was not nearly enough time. We spent about 20 minutes at the palace in Monaco. Our visit to Eze started out good and ended up poorly. The driver told us we should walk around Eze which was a beautiful place to tour and grab a sandwich and meet him in an hour. We didn't find a sandwich place but we did find a little café that served great pizza. Unfortunately lunch took about a half hour longer than the driver expected and when we returned to meet him he proceeded to scold us like we were little school children. Needless to say that scolding ruined the remainder of our trip - he did not speak to us all the way back to the ship and he didn't take us to the remaining stops on our tour. We were especially put off because he cheated us out of a half hour in the beginning of our tour without any apology or an attempt to make up the difference at the end of the tour. Customer service was not part of this drivers skills Brett. In fact, we returned about ten minutes before our scheduled time. I would not book this tour again.
This was one of the worst tour guide we had out of our 12 days vacation in Europe. Our ship came into port at 7am and the Liven up tour driver was to pick up me and my wife, among other people, at 8:30am but he was no nowhere to be found. People must remember that Viator is not the tour company, but is a middleman with these local tour companies and must know how these tour operators behave. After watching the other cruise passengers from our cruise ship get picked up by their tour guides, we started getting worried if he would never shows. He finally showed up at about 8:45am and hurried us to his van which reeked of cigarette smoke. He was only speaking to the people in the front seat of his van, which we found to be rude. Overall the sights he took us to, Eze and Monaco was breathtaking. We did felt rush since these location were far away from port.
This tour was done by a French company called LivenUp. They ask that you call before the tour to confirm the departure time, which is supposed to be 9:00am. We called multiple times for days and had to leave messages. We also emailed them. We never received replies. We were worried about making sure that we didn't miss the departure or get off of the ship too early. We arrived in the parking lot for pickup an hour before 9:00am just to be safe. We called again, since we could see anybody with our name or the company anywhere in the parking lot. We finally got a hold of someone who said that our tour guide was coming. She arrived 15 min. late. My husband and I then departed for Eze in a van with 2 couples from Canada and 1 from the US. The tour guide seemed very hurried and disinterested. She didn't say much of anything to anyone about the places we passed by in our vehicle or where we stopped at during the whole trip. It was mostly silence and awkward. The other passengers along with us expected a narrative or at least interesting tidbits of facts to teach us and enrich our experience. She dropped us off at the bottom of the steps in Eze and told us to meet her back in the parking lot after 45 minutes. We then went to the Fragonard, where she handed us off to a lady who she told to do a shortened tour. We then drove to Monaco, where we were supposed to see the changing of the palace guards. It was the special thing that you could see, if you booked the morning excursion. They just drove us quickly past it as it was happening. Then, we were dropped off in a different area for a long time to eat/shop on our own. They then drove us over to Monte Carlo and quickly went past it with no stopping for a picture. We then drove through the Grand Prix circuit on our way back to the port. All of us were never late coming back to the meeting point after being dropped off at different places. So, we shouldn't have missed so many things. It felt like an expensive taxi ride. :
So sorry we could not make this tour. It was to be the highlight of our cruise. My husband was very unwell that day 3rd June and I had to stay with him. I did ask one of the crew members to let you know that we could not make it.
Sorry again, Sheila Bridgland
Great tour in Cannes very informative and lovely lady, first class service. Just what we wanted. All enjoyed it very much. Will not hesitate to book with you again.
Small group tour worked really well. Looks like we managed to see as much as the whole day tour from the cruise line.
Beautiful sites to see and Morgan our tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable. Intimate group was perfect. We all loved this tour, seeing and learning about Eze and Monte Carlo! Perfume factory visit was very interesting and even our 22 year old son agreed! This is a GREAT MUST DO Itinerary!!
WAS A GREAT TRIP WITH EXCELLENT TOUR GUIDE
Sebastian was amazing. He gave us ample time to explore on our own, but kept us to the schedule enough that we made it to the changing of the guard ceremony and still had time before ship boarding to spend a little time in Cannes as well. He was knowledgeable and friendly and filled the driving time with information. It was great.
Our day trip to Eze, Monaco, Monte Carlo was excellent, we had a private mercedes Van for a group of 7. Our driver guide Joe took excellent care in asking us what we wanted to see and do, accordingly he mapped out our day of excursion. He gave us a fair amount of historic background for each of the places we visited. Our short stop o visit a perfumery near EZE was excellent. Amazing perfumes at very reasonable cost. EZE was a trip to cherish, a beautiful ancient village. Our driver even indulged us with a stop and walk about in Cannes at the lim festival area. Plenty of great photo locations.
Eze was spectacular! Monaco was a look into how the richest of the rich live. Very informative!
Our guide was very personable and informative. One caveat on taking cruise tours, due to the limited amount of time the tour operators have to access the dock area typically 15 min. they ask you to be at the meeting point early and they arrive a little late to insure that they get everyone on the bus quickly.
This tour exceeded my expectations. We were able to see Cannes, Eze and Monaco within the allotted time frame. The tour guide was very informative, organized and ensured that everyone was comfortable. The small group aspect made it more intimate, allowing us to hear all of the important details of the sites. It was also nice that the tour guide was able to share with us cultural and historical information about each place. Overall, I am very pleased with this tour and the level of information and sights offered.
Perfect perfect perfect, the views were spectacular. The tour only takes 8 which is great so your not having to deal with 30 or 40 people when a decision has to be made. We didn't have time to see the perfume factory which nobody really cared about anyways. Monaco in my opinion was the highlight of the tour a place not to be missed if you haven't been. We were picked up right at the port which was awesome.
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