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Make the most of your time in port in Monaco with a small-group tour of the French Riviera in one day. Visit historic Antibes and its harbor full of multi-million dollar yachts in what's known as Billionaire's Quay. See where the International Film Festival takes place each year in Cannes. Stop in charming Saint-Paul-de-Vence and tour a perfumery in Eze. See Monte Carlo's stately Prince's Palace (Palais Princier) and opulent casinos and drive on the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. Group size for this shore excursion is limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Full-day French Riviera highlights shore excursion from Monaco
  • Travel along the stunning Côte d’Azur to Antibes, Cannes, St-Paul-de-Vence and Eze
  • Admire luxury yachts in Antibes and tour the Fragonard perfumery in the village of Eze
  • See where celebrities convene for the Cannes International Film Festival
  • Admire top Monaco attractions including the Prince's Palace, Monte Carlo and the Formula One Grand Prix race circuit
  • Small-group shore excursion limited to eight people ensures personalized attention from a guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Monaco Shore Excursion: Small-Group French Riviera in One Day Tour

Visit Cannes on your French Riviera tour

Begin your shore excursion from Monaco with a pickup at the cruise terminal after your ship docks in the port. From there, you'll relax in a comfortable minivan and head out of the city along the beautiful coastal roads toward your first stop – historic Antibes.

Follow your knowledgeable guide on a walking tour of the historic center of seaside Antibes, then walk past Billionaire's Quay and its enormous, modern yachts for contrast. Next, stop in nearby Cannes for a drive down ritzy Croisette Boulevard (Promenade de la Croisette) and to see the site where the famous Cannes International Film Festival takes place every year – the Festival Palace (Palais des Festivals et des Congrès).

Enjoy free time in quaint Saint-Paul-de-Vence in Provence, where many artists and actors have lived over the years, to take a midday break for lunch (own expense). Continue with a scenic drive on the Middle Corniche road, which offers impressive views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea below, until you reach the town of Eze located high on a hill. Take a tour of the Fragonard perfumery to learn about the art and science of creating luxury perfumes.

Head back toward Monaco, passing through the historic town of La Turbie. It's a small village, but famous for a 1st-century BC Roman monument called the Trophy of the Alps (Trophée des Alps).

Upon returning to Monaco, take a driving tour of the principality – including the opulent casinos, fragrant gardens and the Prince's Palace (Palais Princier). Drive on the Formula One Grand Prix circuit, which cuts right through Monte Carlo, before returning to your ship.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Monaco port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

drgreen5555

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour. The small group was just family so a real bonus. The driver could easily drive us into and out of places that would have taken much long walking. Beautiful sights!

Steven R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A wonderful shore excursion. An amazing way to get an overview of the French Riviera.

Bart M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We took this day trip with another couple traveling with us on a Mediterranean cruise. Due to rough seas, our ship had to drop anchor in the harbor at Villefranche-sur-Mer, instead of Monaco. Because our driver had to pick up a third couple at a hotel in Monte Carlo, and combined with Grand Prix week traffic, he was a little late in picking us up on shore. BUT, he more than made up for it with an outstanding day of touring through Cannes, Antibes, St. Paul de Vencewhere we paused for lunch, Eze and Monaco. He obliged us by taking to places that we definitely wanted to visit and explore a bit as we may have desired, and spending less time at the more touristy or commercial spots that we didn't care so much about. He also gave us a bit longer day than the tour required, so we were thankful that he did so to compensate a bit for the late start. The Mercedes van was comfortable, and our driver was very pleasant and a wealth of knowledge about history and places/things to see that we may not have known about. I would definitely recommend this tour in satisfying the desire for a custom and pleasant day's experience. at what I think was a very good value for the money spent.

Brad w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was a fantastic day with our driver. We saw everything we wanted to see. Much much better doing small private tours and getting to choose our own itinerary than big group tours , worth every cent or Euro

nhoulihan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Good value and worth the time. Guide was very flexible on activities....and responsive and cordial. Tour
guide could have been more informative but not a deal breaker....Go for it....

Philip D

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

While it was nice to see Cannes, I think the time could be better spent. It was fun to drive the Grand Prix course.

Jeffrey K

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

Very interesting tour...small group in van with very nice tour guide. Drove thru several cities of Côte d' Azure. Enjoyed Monte Carlo. Would of liked to spend just a little more time exploring the beaches.

Yihcheng C

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Charles K

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Our driver Oliver was very thorough and spent far more than the allotted time.
We enjoyed our day on the French Riviera.

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