French Riviera Orientation Excursion: From Cannes, French Riviera, Monaco, or Nice
Explore the French Riviera!
DURATION: UP TO 8-HOURS
Your tour will start in Monaco and its famous harbor. The scenic Road will lead you to Nice with its flower market and beautiful coastline “la Promenade des Anglais”. Continue to the typical French village of St Paul de Vence which retained its medieval appearance. Then, you will be driven to Antibes, with the ramparts along the sea and the long arched protective wall along the port. The last stop is worldwide renowned Cannes, the most glamorous place on the French Riviera.
You will be thrilled by Monaco’s exceptional location, between mountain and sea, its gardens, and its athletic and cultural events. You will have a chance to discover the old town and see the changing of the guards just before midday in front of the Palace of the Prince. You will also be visiting the Cathedral with the Princess Grace Memorial, Monte Carlo with its old Casino, the famous Hotel de Paris and the Cafe de Paris at the Golden Square.
Nice, on the Mediterranean Côte d’Azur, is a wonderful place, with its flower market, beautiful coastline, terrace restaurants, outdoor bars and great shopping. Enjoy a wonderful cultural experience by visiting places such as the famous Promenade des Anglais, the picturesque square of the flower market ‘Cours Saleya’, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas and the Plateau St-Michel.
Visible from afar among the pleasant hills and valleys of the Vence landscape, St-Paul-de-Vence has retained its medieval appearance, so characteristic of the fortified settlements which protected the Var frontier until 1870. You will fall in love with its Provencal touch. Stroll in the streets of this medieval village, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in existence with its art galleries, crafts and souvenir shops. This fascinating village attracts talented and discerning artists from around the world. The Maeght Foundation, a modern art museum, built in 1964 by architect José Luis Sert, fits perfectly into the Mediterranean landscape.
The natural beauty of Antibes remains in the old town with the ramparts along the sea and the long arched protective wall along the port. There, you will discover Port Vauban, the largest pleasure port of the French Mediterranée and the Place du Safranier. Two of the must-seen museums of La Côte d’Azur, the Cartoon Peynet Museum and the Picasso Museum are in Antibes.
With its world-famous Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes is one of the most glamorous resorts on the French Riviera. The red cliffs of Esterel rise steeply to the west, while the Lérins islands are located offshore. You will be enchanted by the old area of Le Suquet and by Cannes’ harbor.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your driver will pick you up from the lobby of your French Riviera hotel (Nice, Cannes, Monaco). At the conclusion of the tour, the driver can return you to the hotel, or if you prefer, perhaps drop you off at a nearby restaurant for dinner (If choosing the latter, taxis back to the hotel are to be paid for locally).
Includes: Knowledgeable English-speaking driver and private car service, Transport Expenses.
Excludes: Any entrance to museums or other activities when touring, Food and Beverage.
- Please be aware that the driver, while knowledgeable, is not a licensed guide, and may not leave the vehicle to guide on foot.