5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

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

Best Villefranche Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Monaco, Eze and Nice

When your cruise ship docks in Villefranche-sur-Mer, and you have only a single day to see the beautiful cities of Monte Carlo, Eze and Nice, you’ll need a privately guided, fully narrated shore excursion to show you the best of these French Riviera destinations. Enjoy visiting the most glamorous country in the world, Monaco, discover the picture-postcard village of Eze and delight in the charms of Nice.


  • Private shore excursion to Monaco, Eze and Nice from Villefranche
  • Free time in Monaco to tour the Old Town, palace and cathedral
  • Follow the Formula One Grand Prix lap in Monte Carlo
  • Free time to shop and relax at Casino Square
  • Scenic coastal drive along the Corniche road between Monaco and Nice
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Best Villefranche Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Monaco, Eze and Nice

Villefranche Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Monaco, Eze and Nice

While you’re in port in Villefranche-sur-Mer, make the most of your time with a private shore excursion to see the best of the French Riviera. Your first stop is magnificent Monaco, the world’s most glamorous country, which is reached through breathtaking coastal roads. In Monaco, you will tour the Old Town and enjoy some free time to see the royal palace (open June to October).

You will then continue on to Monaco’s most famous resort area, Monte Carlo, where you’ll do a lap on the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. You can also enjoy some free time at Casino Square to amuse yourself with luxury shopping, walking through stunning gardens, admiring the spectacular yachts, trying your luck in the chic casinos or simply relaxing in a bar and watching the beautiful people go by.

Your next stop is the unforgettable middle-age village of Eze, with boutiques carved in the rock. This medieval village is home to artisan shops and breathtaking views, and you’ll delight your senses on a guided tour of a perfumery.

Finally, you will make your way along the spectacular Middle Corniche road to Nice. The views of the Mediterranean are fantastic. In Nice, immerse yourself in the town’s history on Place Garibaldi in the Old Town, and visit the colorful flower market in Cours Saleya.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful private shore excursion with very knowledgeable and engaging guide. It was amazing how much detail she knew about the history of the area. The private tour of the perfume factory was nice as well...apart from the large coach tours. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Matilda did a great job touring 8 of us around in a van. She was very informative. She was easy to find when we got off the ship. It was a beautiful tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Marcin was a fantastic tour guide. He made our adventure into Nice, Monoco and Eze perfect. It could not have been better

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This tour was excellent and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. Thanks Viator!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour was outstanding. The guide was there right on time. We spent some time walking around in Nice, then headed to Eze (where our guide told us exactly the best place to go and things to do), and finished with a visit to Monaco (with a visit to the Castle and cathedral in Monte Carlo and a drive along the Grand Prix course). Along the way our guide stopped for us to get a couple pictures from a great viewpoint. She was full of information about each place we visited, had a wonderful attitude and was simply perfect. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fantastic experience! We booked this tour privately rather than through the cruise ship we traveled with and our experience was wonderful! Our guide met us right at the dock and immediately walked us to a clean and comfortable van. The tour was amazing. Our guide spoke wonderful English and was full of information about Nice, Eze and Monaco. She constructed the tour based upon our wishes and had great advice about areas to get the best pictures, where to shop, and eat.
The best part of a private car/van tour is that the drivers can take you right up to the entrance of the siters, no parking a bus far away and trudging with the masses wearing earbuds trying to keep up with the crowd. The price is the same or cheaper than a cruise ship tour bus for a family, and the experience is second to none. This was a trip we will remmeber forever! Thanks you!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

An amazing tour with an even more amazing tour guide (nick name Eva). She was very punctual waiting for us on time with a big smile. She was very knowledgeable about the region and told us some very interesting stories. She accomodated all our needs and requests including a quick stop in Cannes!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

the guide was great, spoke very good english, no problem understanding.
was willing to meet all of our needs and wants, places to eat, change around itinerary etc.
price was affordable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Excellent tour! Guide was very fluent in English and was consistently giving us great info throughout the tour...not just at the destination sites. She was at the meeting site promptly and very courteous. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Superb. We enjoyed Andreas' narrative and his willingness to diverge as we wished
Marvin Rose
San Francisco, CA

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