5 star rating: Highly Recommended 361 Reviews

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  • Location:Nice, France
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip

See the best of perfectly photogenic Provence during a small-group day trip from Nice. Spend time visiting lovely coastal Cannes, home of the world-famous film festival. Explore historic Gourdon and artistic Saint Paul de Vence. Transport is taken care of, so you’re free to relax and enjoy the day. A small group size of no more than eight people ensures plenty of personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Tour of Cannes' port, famous boulevards, shops and beaches
  • Guided perfumery tour in Grasse
  • Spectacular views from medieval Gourdon
  • Explore Saint Paul de Vence, with its art galleries and picturesque laneways
  • Minivan transportation limited to eight people
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your English-speaking driver on this small-group tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from centrally located Nice hotels

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What You Can Expect

Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip

See the Cannes Film Festival Palace in Cannes

After meeting your guide outside your central Nice hotel for a convenient pickup, travel along the famed coastal road of the French Riviera. Admire the scenery as you make your way to Cannes, known for its famous film festival and sandy beaches.

Walk along Croisette Boulevard, window shopping on your way to the Film Festival Palace. There, see how many celebrity hand prints you can find.

Next, head for the scented city of Grasse, the world capital of the perfume industry. Go on a guided tour of a perfumery to learn about the complex art and science of making perfume, and enjoy some free time to explore Grasse on your own.

Continue up into the hills, taking in the increasingly dramatic views of mountains, valleys and the Mediterranean Sea far below. Arrive at Gourdon, a Medieval hilltop village, where you’ll take a break for lunch (own expense) before continuing to Loup Gorges. There, you’ll visit the famous Florian confectionery and taste some of the traditional flower-scented candy.

Pause for a brief photo-op at Tourettes/Loup before making your way to the final stop of the day — Saint Paul de Vence, the second-most visited village in the country. The charming historic lanes are lined with art galleries and pretty boutiques just begging you to browse. Enjoy some free time in Saint Paul de Vence before climbing back into the vehicle for the return trip to Nice.

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our guide Rolfe ? was very knowledgeable and informative. He talked almost the whole trip non-stop. Very impressive. He used a mic, so that was helpful, too. He was flexible and very accommodating as well. Since it was a nice day, he took us through a more scenic way instead of getting on the motorway, to go to Cannes. Also, because four of us had taken the perfumery tour in Eze the day before, he showed us where we could walk around nearby while the other four people were taking the tour in Grasse. The last stop Saint Paul de Vence was so nice and we wished we'd had more time to spend there.

Francis C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour!

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our guide, Rolf, was wonderful...very knowledgeable, informative and articulate. He was also very flexible...giving us extra time at locations important to us such as St. Paul de Vence. We highly recommend the tour!

kylee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It's has a great day trip to enjoy the amazing scenery with the great day trip tour guide provided.

Olga R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful tour, it was a learning experience by the tour guide I think his name is Rolf. Very knowledgeable and informative. This is a beautiful area, worth taking this tour. I highly recommend this tour.

Robert W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Unbelievable experience. Small group, perfect locations, great guide, with the perfect blend of guided activities and free time. We were only in Nice for 3 days, and so wanted to get the most bang for our buck, and this was certainly it with respect to seeing the countryside. 10/10

Victor D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful trip. The drive through and stops in Cannes and Grasse were interesting. The drive though the mountains in Provence was spectacular. Gourdon and St. Paul de Vence were amazing. We had plenty of time to walk around both. Our guide Victor was great. He was friendly and very informative and made several helpful suggestions for things to do during our stops.

Lauren

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Mr Joe is surprisingly nice and informative tour guide. The sceneries are fascinating and breathtaking. Will recommend this package to friends.

Michael V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Another great all day tour. There is so much to see on this tour and each place is unique and fun to experience. Our tour guide was so much fun and the day flew by. A great way to see the villages and countryside.

Michaela L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lovely day all round. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery and beautiful excursions! Our tour guide was lovely, chatty and very informative. Being in a small group was very nice and meant we had plenty of time to wander around. I particularly enjoyed Gourdon, where I had a delicious lunch overlooking the beautiful countryside, and the Fragonard Perfume Museum. It was truly a beautiful day, thank you. I would definitely recommend the tour.

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