With miles of spectacular, sun-drenched coastline, charming medieval villages, delicious food and sophisticated glamour, the French Riviera hold endless charm for visitors. Your full-day shore excursion in this beautiful region begins at the cruise terminal in Villefrance, where you’ll meet your guide and board an 8-passenger minivan.
Enjoy the ride along spectacularly scenic coastal roads to the historic port town of Antibes, where narrow medieval streets contrast with the mega-yachts docked at Billionaire’s Quay below. Continue on to the high-class coastal city of Cannes for a cruise down the shoreline Promenade de la Croisette. See where the world’s biggest film stars congregate each year at the site of the Cannes International Film Festival.
Take in fantastic Mediterranean views as you make your way along the famous Middle Corniche road, and savor authentic Provençal cuisine with a stop for lunch at the artsy village of St-Paul-de-Vence (not included). After treating your taste buds, tantalize your nose on a tour of the Fragonard perfumery in the medieval hilltop village of Eze.
Pass through the ‘Terrace of Monaco’ in La Turbie, then cross the border into tiny but luxurious Monaco — the world’s second-smallest country. Learn about the principality’s royal history at the Prince’s Palace, and drive along part of the famed Formula One Grand Prix race circuit. Finally, see where the rich and famous come to play with a stroll around Monte Carlo’s glitzy Casino Square.
Your full-day excursion concludes with a short, beautiful drive back to the Villefrance port.