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When your cruise ship docks in Villefrance, explore gems of the French Riviera and Provençe with this full-day shore excursion. Tour the Fragonard perfumery in sweet-smelling Grasse, wander the medieval cobblestone streets of Valbonne and take in spectacular views of the Alps and Mediterranean from lofty Gourdon. Enjoy a fantastically French finish to the day with a hilltop wine tasting in the coastal resort haven of Nice. Group size is limited to eight people for a relaxed, personalized excursion.

Highlights

  • Full-day Villefranche shore excursion to Nice, Grasse, Valbonne and Gourdon
  • Explore three lovely Provençal towns and the famous city of the Côte d’Azur, Nice
  • Visit the so-called perfume capital of France to tour the famous Fragonard perfumery
  • Soak up the medieval atmosphere of Valbonne
  • Admire views of the French Riviera from Gourdon
  • Wine taste at a hilltop winery overlooking Nice
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Grasse Perfumery and Nice Wine-Tasting Tour

Enjoy the view from the hilltop village of Gourdon

Make the most of your time at port with this full-day guided tour in one of France’s most scenic destinations. Meet your local guide at the Villefrance cruise terminal and climb aboard a luxury 8-person minivan. Make your way inland over hilly country roads to the town of Grasse, known as the world’s perfume capital. Learn about the history of French eau de cologne and Grasse’s fragrant legacy on a tour of the Fragonard perfumery. 

A lovely 30-minute drive takes you to your next destination, the medieval village of Valbonne. Discover its 16th-century charm as you wander through narrow lanes and stone squares, and savor a taste of Provençal cuisine with lunch at a local café (own expense).

Wind your way along countryside roads that hug the Loup River to arrive at hilltop Gourdon. Learn about the history of this medieval outpost and take in some of the best views in Provençe of neighboring hills, the Alps and the coastline of the Côte d’Azur. 

Finally, head back to the coast for an authentic wine-tasting experience in luxurious Nice. Visit the Château de Crémat winery for a sommelier-guided tasting of wines produced from the regional Bellet appellation. Soak up the fantastic scenery as you sip, and learn about the history of the estate, which is built on a site that dates back to the Roman invasion of the Riviera. 

Relax on the brief drive back to Villefrance, where your cruise ship awaits. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Villefranche 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.

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