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The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more
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Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Experience the best of the French Riviera during a small-group day trip from Monaco. Watch multi-million dollar yachts bob in the water off Antibes. See where Hollywood stars walk the red carpet at Cannes' Festival Palace. Tour a perfumery in the hilltop village of Eze. Visit stately Monaco to see the royal palace and ornate casinos. Drive the Formula One Grand Prix track in Monte Carlo. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.
  • See the best of the French Riviera on a full-day trip from Monaco
  • Admire luxury yachts in the harbor of old Antibes
  • See top Cannes attractions, including Croisette Boulevard and the famous Festival Palace
  • Spend time at leisure in St-Paul-de-Vence, a unique Provençal village
  • Enjoy magnificent views along the spectacular Middle Corniche
  • Join a guided perfumery tour in the village of Eze
  • Drive along the famous road used for the Formula One Grand Prix, and see the impressive casinos of Monte Carlo
Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan (8 seater)
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guided visit of perfumery in Eze
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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Ports

  • Capitainerie Port de Monaco, Quai l'Hirondelle, 98000 Monaco
  • Gare Maritime, 9 Place Wilson, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France


Departure Time

8:30 AM
See some of the best of the French Riviera in one day and without any planning hassles with this small-group day tour. Dive right into the scenic beauty of the area as you drive from Monaco to Antibes, the first stop on the tour.

Visit the historic center of charming seaside Antibes, and don't miss Billionaire's Quay – some of the biggest luxury yachts in the world are often found here. Continue on to Cannes, where you'll drive the glamorous Croisette Boulevard (Promenade de la Croisette) lined with chic shops and restaurants. Stop at the Festival Palace (Palais des Festivals et des Congrès) to see the location of the Cannes International Film Festival which takes place here annually.

Travel on to the quaint town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a picturesque piece of Provence that many artists and actors have called home. Take a midday break here for lunch (own expense) before continuing the tour with a drive up the Middle Corniche, noted for its fantastic views overlooking the Mediterranean.

Arrive at the village of Eze, perched high on a hill, for more amazing views. Take a guided tour of Fragonard, one of the region's famous perfumeries. Travel past the village of La Turbie, known for its ancient Roman monument called 'Trophy of the Alps,' built by Emperor Augustus in the 1st century BC.

Return to Monaco to see the Prince's Palace (Palais Princier), manicured gardens and luxurious casinos in Monte Carlo. Drive on the Formula One Grand Prix circuit that runs through the city before being returned to your hotel at the conclusion of the tour.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
La Croisette
After being picked-up at your hotel by our English-speaking tour guide, you will head towards the motorway (speedway) and shoot off from there to the the scintillating town of Cannes. Explore the city and discover its magnificent palaces along the Croisette boulevard : the Carlton, the Majestic or the Martinez where the stars are staying during the Film Festival.
Stop At:  
Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes
Take the opportunity to walk on the famous red carpet covering the world famous steps of the Palais des Festivals - where it all takes place in May - you might feel like walking up ‘the 24 steps of glory’ and perhaps strike your most graceful pose on the red carpet. Do have a look at the local Walk of Fame with its celebrities’ handprints before you go, too.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Antibes
Once the high-end boutiques and splendid hotels of Cannes are left behind, you will take the coastal road to Antibes which traverses the summer resorts of Golfe-Juan and Juan-les-Pins, both steeped in history as well as ongoing events. You’ve now reached Antibes, or Antipolis as the Greeks had first named it. A town which played the role of sentinel for the country during many centuries, hence its ramparts circling the Old Town. There you might consider strolling along those XVth century walls and Grimaldi Castle - nowadays the Picasso museum. Then your guide will drive you out of the Old Town. Once past Antibes’ large marina and its ‘Billionaires’ Quay‘, you will proceed along the coastline until you reach the town of Villeneuve-Loubet with its extraordinary ‘Marina of the Bay of Angels’ from where you will go inland towards your last site visit.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St-Paul-de-Vence
Last but not least, Saint-Paul-de-Vence will enchant you. When walking through the mesmerizing maze of cobbled streets with their numerous listed monuments, it becomes clear how this medieval village appealed to a vast number of artists with the likes of Matisse, Modigliani, Chagall or Picasso instilling a definite artistic touch that one can now ascertain when gazing at the windows of the countless art galleries. Taking you back to another time - notably due to its aura of light at certain hours - it is no wonder why famous actors too have chosen the quaint village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence as their ideal retreat when coming to stay on the Riviera.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Vieux La Turbie
Admire the sight of the most ancient Roman vestige on the French Riviera: the ’Trophy of the Alps’ in the village of La Turbie.
Stop At:  
Vieux Eze
Not even midway, and you will then take a halt to venture into one of France’s prettiest villages: Eze, filled with history and offering a stunning location over 400 meters right above sea, a truly unique place on earth.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Parfumerie Fragonard - L'usine Laboratoire Èze - Visite Gratuite & Guidée
Meet up again with your driver and, just around the corner, seize the chance to visit the renowned Fragonard Perfume Factory and discover the secrets of this realm of fragrances…
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Prince's Palace
Descent towards the state-city of Monaco and its Palace on the ’Rock’, in time for the change of the guards(morning only). You will be given some free time to wander around the old town for a souvenir maybe, or even admire the view from the St. Martin Gardens, and definitely visit Monaco’s Cathedral and its chapel of the late sovereign Princes and Princesses.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee
Definitely visit Monaco’s Cathedral and its chapel of the late sovereign Princes and Princesses.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Make a stop at Monte-Carlo’s Casino and its display of luxury cars beside and get the chance to gamble few coins inside this magnificent building (17€, afternoon only) and capture with eyes and memory only its beautiful inner architecture.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Folding wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Liven up

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour.
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What is the maximum group size during The best of French Riviera Full-Day from Monaco Small-Group Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Excellent trip
Richard H
, Dec 2019
Went on a full day trip from Monaco to the French Riveira. As there were only the 2 of us who had booked onto the small group tour that day, we were treated to a very personalised trip by our excellent guide Karolina. Managed to get a real taste of the french reviera in a day, stops in Antibes, Cannes, St Paul, Eze, sight saw Nice and finally sights in Monaco. Ticked all the boxes.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
We are happy to know that the half day tour was a great and interesting experience. Thank you for your feedback ! Livenup Team
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So Glad We Did This!
lthorne
, Nov 2019
Our cruise spent two days in Monaco, so we decided to book this French Riviera tour for one of the days. It turned out to be one of the most interesting, enjoyable days of our trip. Our tour guide, Terry, was very informative and knowledgeable as we visited Nice, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence and Eze. We particularly enjoyed St. Paul de Vence, which looked like a medieval hill town in a Hollywood set. I highly recommend this tour!
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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour in...
Julie T
, Jan 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour in October 17. Our guide was friendly, helpful and attentive. The itinerary was fantastic and included the harbor of old Antibes, the town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence and the ancient village of EZE. All were simply marvellous. The itinerary ensured a visual feast which we will never forget. We highly recommend this tour.
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I have had 5 star reviews with other...
janlewellyn
, Sep 2017
I have had 5 star reviews with other Viator trips. This one didn't come close. First the good/best part. The guide, also the driver, Jamie, was excellent. He was prepared and a very safe confident driver. The problem with the tour was time management. This could be fixed by picking up a hotels ONLY. We waited 1/2 hour for a woman that he never located at a Air B and B. That put us behind and got us into morning rush hour traffic. This was avoidable. We missed the perfume factory tour because of it. By that time the tour busses had arrived and the lines were too long. THEN.. they added on a couple for the afternoon portion. The searching and waiting started all over again. We spent way too much of the time waiting. Way too much. We finally gave up on it and asked to be dropped off without seeing the Cannes portion at the end. My guess is that there are better organized tour operators for this experience.
star-5
Suzana was a great guide and driver...
jme
, Apr 2017
Suzana was a great guide and driver - she personalized the trip as much as possible for the groups in her van. She was very knowledgeable and kind. She went out of her way to make the day special!! Highly recommended to see the sights of the French Riviera whilst staying in Monaco/Monte Carlo!
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Excellent tour! You are taken to a...
Berta K
, Oct 2016
Excellent tour! You are taken to a number of places and you spend a short time at each place. This was perfect, because at the end of the day, you have an excellent overview of what is in the area and you can make notes as to what you want to go back and visit. The guide was Renaud and of every tour guide that I have used, this guy is by far the greatest. He is intelligent, entertaining and funny. Renaud is definitely a positive asset for your organization. He represents your company in a very positve manner. Overall, it was an excellent tour and well worth the money spent with this tour.
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It's a lot of driving and not much...
Diane M
, Aug 2016
It's a lot of driving and not much information. Still worth going but don't expect to find out anything about Nice. Just a quick drive through the highway.
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We had a fantastic day with a...
Jack T
, Aug 2016
We had a fantastic day with a wonderful driver for the six of us. We travelled from the dock in Monte Carlo to Cannes, and then along the French Riviera. The views were stunning and the countryside was charming. The only downside was having to pick up a couple in Nice who were joining us for the afternoon. The first part of the drive through Nice was interesting, particularly seeing the flowers along the route where so many were killed or injured just days before. However, the French President was coming in just after we were driving through and roads were closed/clogged as a result. We ended up being quite late in returning to our ship and got only part of the normal tour of Monte Carlo.
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Highlight of the French Riviera...
Elizabeth P
, Jun 2016
Highlight of the French Riviera. Bespoke, informative and thoughtful tour with a world class guide. Money and time well spent indeed and would recommend to any discerning traveller.
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Great tour: best of an eleven day...
Karen H
, Jun 2016
Great tour: best of an eleven day cruise. Nicolas was a great guide who took us to places others on the boat, on different tours, did not see. Very good value for the money.

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