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Take a day trip across the border to explore the vibrant outdoor markets of the Italian Riviera on a small-group tour from Nice. Take in the views during a scenic drive along the French and Italian coast, leaving the logistics to your professional guide, and enjoy a couple of hours to shop to your heart's content in the Italian markets. Stop for a lunch break (own expense) in Ventimiglia and, on the way back, for a brief tour of Menton and photo-op over Monaco. Tour group size is limited to eight people, ensuring plenty of personalized attention from your English-speaking guide.


  • Small-group day trip to the Italian Riviera markets from Nice
  • Enjoy a couple of hours shopping at the markets
  • Visit the towns of Ventimiglia and Menton
  • Photo opportunity above Monaco on the spectacular High Corniche
  • Minivan transportation limited to eight passengers, ensuring personalized attention from your English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from centrally located Nice hotels

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What You Can Expect

Italian Markets Shopping Tour from Nice

Stroll around the Italian market town of Ventimiglia on your tour from Nice

After complimentary pickup from your Nice hotel, relax in a comfortable minivan for the trip along the Mediterranean Sea from France into Italy. Upon arrival, you'll have a couple hours to browse for bargains and must-have items.

While the shopping in Nice is perfectly lovely, it's fun to hop across the border into neighboring Italy for a shopping spree in some of the colorful Italian markets of the Italian Riviera. These markets are known for their leather goods, fashionable clothing, luggage, household items, accessories and souvenirs.

After shopping, you'll stop for lunch by the beach in Ventimiglia (own expense). Giuseppe's is said to have the best pasta in the region.

On the way back from Italy into France, stop in charming Menton, called by some the 'pearl of France.' Take a brief stroll through the historic center before returning to the minivan for the drive along the spectacular High Corniche road. Stop once more for a photo opportunity of the view overlooking the principality of Monaco before returning to Nice and your hotel.

The minivan carries only eight passengers, meaning your small-group tour is limited in size, ensuring personalized attention from your English-speaking guide.

Customer Reviews

Patricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wonderful trip! Great shopping, particularly the scarves for E2 each. Made perfect gifts to take home as they were light weight, packaged in plastic bags and fit nicely into suitcases. Guide was a delight:


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The actual market was not very impressive, but our guide Rolf was spectacular. He was a tremendous source of information, knowledge and humor

Nicole A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great trip! Lots to see! Fun guide!

Sarah G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful trip, well worth it. Fantastic day out, the markets were great but the countryside was the best part. Rolf was our very knowledgeable guide and expert driver which is important on the coastal roads.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a great time with our guide and at the shopping areas. Although we didn't go strictly to shop but really to sight-see and drive along the coast. We'd recommend this to others that want to peek into Italy.

Evelyn N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Evia, tour guide was fantastic! Awsome tour!

Lee Sim T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide, Rolf was simply fantastic. Very knowledgeable and provided a lot of info on our visit.

Julie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was awesome! Although, I wish I had gone on this tour at the beginning of my trip or known that the sweaters, jackets, belts, leather bags and purses were a must buy. I bought all of these things and wish that I had packed light going to Nice so that I would have enough space to buy more. The next time that I go to Nice, this will be one of my first Group trips or I'll be sure to budget my finances so that I can buy more- the leather goods, sweaters and accessories are beautiful and good quality! The Small-Group Nice Food Tour was amazing too! My tour guide on that trip was Claudia, who was so friendly and every item of food that she chose was more delicious than the next!

N K United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour and guide

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great experience! Our tour guide Joe was first-rate.

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