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Grasse, Gourdon, Valbonne and Wine Tasting Full-day from Nice Small-Group Tour

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Grasse, Gourdon, Valbonne and Wine Tasting Full-day from Nice Small-Group Tour
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Spend a day in the countryside on a full-day tour from Nice. See the scenic beauty for yourself, from verdant vineyards to vast lavender fields to dramatic rocky cliffs. With your knowledgeable guide, stop in the scented town of Grasse. Tour the well-known Fragonard Perfumery. Visit the towns of Gourdon and Valbonne, before heading back to Nice for a tour of the Château de Crémat wine estate and a wine tasting. Tour group size is limited to eight people to ensure personalized attention from your guide.
  • Full-day tour from Nice with an expert guide
  • Learn about the history of French perfume during a Fragonard Perfumery tour in Grasse
  • Enjoy walking tours around Grasse and Valbonne
  • Marvel at views of the French Riviera from the town of Gourdon
  • Sample aromatic Bellet wines during a wine-tasting session at Château de Crémat in Nice
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience
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Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan (8 seater)
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-of
Guided visit of perfumery in Grasse
Wine tasting in the Château de Crémat in Nice
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Food and drinks, unless specified

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9:00 AM
Your guide will come to pick you up at the time mentionned on your voucher in front of your Hotel/address. We recommend you to be ready in advance. The guide will not be able to wait with other clients. Thank you very much and we wish you a pleasant tour.
Begin your day-long tour with pickup from your hotel in central Nice. Climb into a comfortable minivan and travel west toward the town of Grasse, your first stop.

Grasse is often called the perfume capital of France, a moniker that will make sense when you disembark from the vehicle and smell the scented air – lavender, jasmine, mimosa and orange blossom grow in the hills and are used by the town's perfumeries.

Stroll through Grasse with your guide and then take a guided tour of the famous Fragonard Perfumery to hear about the process and history of making perfumes.

Your next stop is the town of Valbonne, less than 30 minutes away. Walk through the town's charming narrow streets and browse shops full of local crafts. Take a midday break for lunch at one of the traditional Provençal cafes in the Old Town of Valbonne (own expense) before getting back into the minivan for the scenic drive along the Loup River to Gourdon.

Gourdon sits high atop a rocky cliff, making it ideal for postcard-worthy views. Your guide will bring you to one of the best places to see the the glorious Cote d'Azur far below.

Upon your return to Nice, stop at one of France's smallest wineries – Château de Crémat – before being dropped off at your hotel. The historic estate produces wonderful wines from its beautiful location, and you can enjoy the scenery while you sip local Bellet wine in a tasting session led by an expert.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Parfumerie Fragonard
After pickup from your central Nice hotel, head west by luxury minivan to the Provençal town of Grasse – best known as the perfume capital of France! Fragrances of jasmine, orange blossom and mimosa from the surrounding countryside pervade through this picturesque little town, making it sure to appeal to all your senses. Take a leisurely walking tour around its charming cobbled streets, and then tour Fragonard Perfumery, where you’ll learn about perfume manufacturing and the history of this intriguing perfume house.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Valbonne
Continue to the medieval village of Valbonne, less than half an hour away, and take a stroll through its picturesque alleyways, stopping to browse quaint boutiques, stocked with local arts and crafts. Sit down for lunch at one of the many traditional cafés in Vallbonne’s Old Town (own expense) before relaxing on a scenic drive alongside the Loup River.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gourdon
Arrive in the majestic village of Gourdon, perched high on a rocky ridge, and head to a viewpoint for sweeping views of the Cote d’Azur’s dazzling coastline.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chateau de Cremat
Return to Nice and visit Château de Crémat -- one of France's smallest yet most beautiful wineries. Built on a site that dates back to the Roman invasion, the estate is steeped in fascinating history as well as fabulous wines. Sample glasses of the local Bellet wine during a professional wine-tasting session, and enjoy breathtaking views over the city before returning to your hotel.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Customers who have not reached France's legal drinking age of 18, will not be served alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Only foldable wheelchair can be used
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Liven up
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grasse, Gourdon, Valbonne and Wine Tasting Full-day from Nice 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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Grasse, Gourdon, Valbonne and Wine Tasting Full-day from Nice 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
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grasse, Gourdon, Valbonne and Wine Tasting Full-day from Nice 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
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  • "It is not worthwhile to waste time on perfumery factories and wineries, as the journey is mainly about this." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to see the countryside and get out of Nice for a day." See review

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star-5
Great tour!
gstEl_l
, Aug 2022
Went to really interesting places and had a very nice experience of the countryside and villages around nice, the guide was awesome and the whole group ended up having dinner together later that day.
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star-4
Several spectacular views! You get to se another part of Provence.
SynneSlsnes_R
, Jul 2022
Very nice trip with several spectacular views! You get to see another part of the Provence than only the coastline. Gourdon was a very nice small village in the mountain. In Grasse we were on the Fragonard parfumerie and got a tour witch was interesting. In Valbonne we had lunch and got a short walk afterwards. On the Cremant castle we got a small tour around the castle and tasted some vine. Would have liked to spend a little more time in Grasse, maybe the lunch could have been there instead of Valbonne since the place that had open in Valbonne was not that great. For those who get carsick it could be a challenging trip cause the road is very curvy. Overall the tour was very nice and would absolutely recommend it!
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star-5
Excellent tour with so many sights to see. Great value too.
Margaret_S
, May 2022
Our host, Hedwig, was extremely knowledgeable and a great tour guide. Having visited Nice a few times, we have tended to remain in central Nice or take train journeys. On this trip, we visited places we would never have experienced otherwise. The countryside and Gourdon specifically, as well as the winery tour were real highlights.
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star-3
It was ok. Had better. The winery was not good. Not a friendly atmosphere!
melanie_f
, Apr 2022
The very winding roads! Strolling thru old villages! Having lunch on the square. All of the wonderful scents at the perfumery!
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star-5
Fine trip
Rolfinge_P
, Mar 2022
Great host and weater. Interrestinging places and Great landscapes. The winary host and guiding in casene Washington amasing!
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star-5
Well worth it!
Sarona_B
, Mar 2022
Was a great experience from beginning to end. The day was well thought through with a good balance. Loved it that the group is no more than 8.
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star-5
Ingrid was a wonderful guide and we saw so many interesting things
Paul_K
, Feb 2022
We met Ingrid at our hotel and she charming. She knew this tour inside and out and suggested some deviations in order and suggested some additional items if we didn't feel like taking a 90-120 minute lunch. We didn't need lunch so she included extra things for us to do. She expertly navigated the narrow passages in the old towns - took terrific panoramic pictures of us and generally was a very nice person. We would hang out with her even if she wasn't a guide! She was very interesting and full of information about things we never would have known about. She knew the towns so well, she never even used Google Maps. When we would stop somewhere, people knew her and chatted with her. Ask for Ingrid on this tour if she is available - she was wonderful.
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star-5
Perfect Day Out
Jenna_S
, Mar 2020
This day trip was so fun! My boyfriend and I ended up being the only ones on the tour so we had the guide to ourselves all day and she was super knowledgeable about everything and drove the mountain roads like a pro! Gourdon was super cute, walking around Grasse was nice and our stop at the Fragonard factory was way more interesting than I thought it would be, and lunch in Valbonne was perfect before stopping at the winery. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to see the countryside and get out of Nice for a day.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Bonjour, Thank you for your kind comment. We are happy you spent good times with us and share these moments. Thank you. Sincerely
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star-5
Excellent Tour
Jennifer_C
, Nov 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide Mary Ann was so knowledgeable and was able to offer us a flexible itinerary. We saw so many beautiful places throughout the day.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hello, Thanks for sharing your opinion and your experience with us. It always makes us happy and even more motivated to improve our services ! Kind regards, Liven up Team
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star-5
Karolina’s tour
KAREN_B
, Jul 2019
We enjoyed every moment of our day tour with her!! She was extremely knowledgeable of all the places we went. Also very flexible according to our wishes & how much time we spent at each stop. Had time for an extra stop and tour at a wonderful candy making factory. Beautiful country & hillside scenery as well along the route. Wine tasting & tour at the chateau was amazing too. Highly recommend!!
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star-5
A VERY special day
SusanPDublin
, Jun 2019
It was a pleasure from start to finish, Mago, our guide and driver was so helpful and pleasant. The day was more than I expected and would highly recommend it to anyone that would like to see these places all in one day!!
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star-3
A very commercial concept
Диян С
, Jul 2018
It is not worthwhile to waste time on perfumery factories and wineries, as the journey is mainly about this. There is no time left for the beautiful things and places of the trip. France is not just perfumes and wines, but trade has to go in full swing. Otherwise, our guide Zara is a great and tremendous thanks to her.
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star-5
As it was the first day it snowed in...
Angelica S
, Mar 2018
As it was the first day it snowed in Nice in like 10 years, our tour guide was able to pick my father and I up and take us on our own personal tour. She was a very cautious and safe driver, as the roads were very snowy and icy. We were able to take as long as we wanted at each town. Due to the storm we unfortunately couldn't make it wine tasting dangerous road conditions, but our tour guide took us to another town now on the tour St. Paul and it was our favorite stop! Thank you so much for one of the best experiences in France! :
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star-4
We so enjoyed our time viewing the...
Patricia W
, Oct 2017
We so enjoyed our time viewing the lovely countryside and our visits to the perfumary and the winery. Marion, our driver, was a delight! She was informative, humorous and provided excellent suggestions on additional activities to do after our tour.
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What a lovely surprise! I was...
Kathryn B
, Oct 2017
What a lovely surprise! I was expecting a 4 hour trip to the perfume factory and then to a wine tasting but we ended up with a full day of travelling in the French countryside. We started the morning with a drive to Grasse. this was a little long as it was at 0900 and we ended up in rush hour traffic. When we did arrive in Grasse, we ended up having to travel to the other factory in the city as some people in our group had already done a tour previously in Eze of the factory and wanted to wander the city instead of doing another tour. So this delayed us a little bit. But when we finally did arrive at the downtown destination, it was well worth it. The factory is smaller than I expected but very interesting. The tour didn't take very long and it ended with a chance to smell perfume and other items made. Then off we went but to my surprise, we weren't wine tasting just yet. We stopped at a little town, wandered around, saw the old medieval church and the local village. It was a welcome break from the van. Then the next leg took us way up the mountains to a little village of Gourdon. We stopped along the way to take pictures of the village from afar as it really was something. Nestled on the top of a cliff, it was really neat to see it from a distance. You could really see how small it was as well as how high up it was. When we arrived, it was so picturesque and quaint you couldn't help take pictures there. We stopped long enough to have lunch at a restaurant with a great view, do some shopping and look around the little town. This place must be very quiet at night as I'm guessing most people there were tourists. After lunch , we piled back into the van and headed back to Nice. Our final destination was the wine tasting a a chateau. Also very picturesque for different reasons. We had a chance to tour the facilities and see the casks and the wine making vats. We were able to taste some white and red wines no roses unfortunately and they took us to see some of the vineyards as well. Overall, it was a great day with great hosts. they were very knowledgeable and made the trip interesting.
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star-5
Moumen was an excellent host for...
Dave L
, Sep 2017
Moumen was an excellent host for this event. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and actually picked us up at each of our locations! The Perfumery was a great learning experience and the lunch at the top of the mountain was breath taking!! Moumen made this an amazing day! He is a great ambassador for this tour!
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star-5
Sebastian was an amazing tour guide...
Rudy E
, Sep 2017
Sebastian was an amazing tour guide. I took the tour for the Provence wine-tasting, but the perfumery turned out to be a surprisingly fun experience. I was also impressed with the tour company's efforts to make sure I got to go on the tour, even picking me up at my condo outside of downtown Nice.
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star-4
This was a nice trip. I did enjoy the...
Jamie M
, Sep 2017
This was a nice trip. I did enjoy the variety of the day.
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star-4
This was a fabulous day trip. There...
Lisa D
, Aug 2017
This was a fabulous day trip. There was only 3 of us in this tour so we felt very looked after. The guide, Reno, was brilliant, very interesting and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the perfumery. Visited beautiful places like Valbonne and Gourdon. Would love to have had a little more time iin places
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star-5
My husband and I were the only ones...
David S
, Aug 2017
My husband and I were the only ones on the tour. Our lady guide was great. I think her name was Hedwig. She was completely flexible with what we did since she had no other guests. We loved the day. The people at the winery were not as pleasant as all the other people we experienced. They seemed to rush us. Find a different winery! We went to two others during our vacation in southern France and had wonderful experiences at them. I highly recommend this wonderday tour.
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