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Spend a delightful day in port exploring two highlights of the Côte d'Azur with this full-day shore excursion from Villefranche. Head to the medieval hilltop town of Eze for spectacular Riviera views and a tour of the fragrant Fragonard perfume factory. Next, make your way to tiny but glamorous Monaco to tour iconic attractions like the Prince’s Palace, the Formula One Grand Prix circuit and Monte Carlo’s glitzy Casino Square. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized small-group experience. 

Highlights

  • Villefranche shore excursion to Monaco and Eze
  • Enjoy views of the stunning French Riviera as you drive along the Mediterranean coast
  • Take a guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery in the medieval village of Eze
  • Visit top Monaco attractions including the Prince's Palace, Monte Carlo and the Formula One Grand Prix race circuit
  • 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 Monaco and Eze Half-Day Tour

See the impressive casino complex at Monte Carlo in Monaco

Take advantage of your time at port with a guided, small-group tour of two historic and diverse destinations on the French Riviera. When your ship arrives at the Villefranche-sur-Mer port just north of Nice, meet your guide at the cruise terminal and board a luxury 8-passenger minivan. 

Take in views of the sun-drenched Côte d’Azur and surrounding hillsides as you drive along gorgeous coastal roads to your first stop, the medieval village of Eze. Perched on a ridge 1,400 feet (427 meters) above sea level, Eze boasts a rich history and spectacular vistas. Wander the town’s cobblestone streets and browse local boutiques, then delve into the history of French perfume with a tour of the Fragonard perfumery.

Journey along the scenic Middle Corniche road, passing through the charming village of La Turbie. Learn why it’s called the ‘Terrace of Monaco’ and admire the Trophy of the Alps monument, which dates back to the ancient Roman era. 

Cross the border into Monaco, the second-smallest country in the world. Learn about the principality’s royal history as you watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Prince’s Palace (morning tour only) and pay tribute at the tombs of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III inside the Roman-Byzantine Monaco Cathedral. 

Cruise along a section of the famed Formula One Grand Prix race circuit, and wander through Monte Carlo’s ritzy Casino Square — where Europe’s highest rollers come to gamble, mingle and be seen. Ogle majestic buildings and a parade of luxury cars before the scenic return drive to the Villefranche port. 

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

Rosalie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a wonderful tour and Cecile was a terrific guide. She knew everything and was extremely good with passing on her knowledge. Oh how I loved the town of Eze. High up in the mountains and so different. A place I would go back to if ever in this area again. Monaco and Monte Carlo are worth seeing and we did enjoy the whole tour with Livenup ... Booked easily through Viator.

Linda U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great day and a great tour. Our driver was amazing and had a great deal of knowledge. Because the company was registered in Monaco we got to drive where other vehicles could not go. We had limited walking because it was not a bus and could go where buses were not allowed. Monaco sure makes you feel poor. Want to move there some day. Take this tour. And, if you are on a cruise this is the better way to go.

jennie0901

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was great! The driver suited the trip exactly to what we wanted and was very easy!

Sterling R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great day!

Amanda Blair Shiff United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour guide wasn't just knowledgable, she was possibly one of the best drivers I've ever seen!

grpadgham

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a great time on our tour. On time, nice vehicle and informative driver/guide. Could have missed the perfume tour BUT the washroom was appreciated.

Becky O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Out standing tour. Beautiful!

Glenis H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A first class tour and guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and we had a superb half day. We saw all we wanted to and more.

Matthew R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Guide was wonderful. The excursion went exactly according to plan. The only regret is we didn't get to stay in one place too long but that is to be expected with a half day tour such as this. Recommend for those wanting to get a sample of Monaco and Eze!

Lauren P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic tour, loved all the places we visited

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