Departing from the cruise pier in Monte Carlo in groups of no more than eight guests, your driver / guide will drive you to the hilltop medieval town of Eze, which is approximately a 30 minute drive away. During the drive, your driver / guide will point out what you are seeing. A stop will be made to take photos of this charming village clinging to the cliffside and its magnificent views overlooking the French Riviera.
A stop will be made to visit the nearby perfume factory Fragonard, which has been producing scents for more than three generations.
A scenic drive will be taken through the hillside village of La Turbie, with its Trophy of the Alps, and scenic landscape.
Following the coastal road, drive through the old town of Antibes, where you will see the incredible harbor and its ramparts. A stop will be made for photos.
You will then drive on to Cannes, where a drive along the Croisette Boulevard will bring you to the Cannes Film Festival Palace. A stop will be made for an exterior visit and a chance for you to feel like a star walking up the world-renown steps.
Then it's on to the medieval village of Saint Paul de Vence, approximately 40 minutes away, where you will have approximately 1 hour of free time to explore the winding streets made famous by actors and artists living there, or purchase lunch on your own.
You will then drive back to Monte Carlo, approximately 50 minutes away, where you will drive directly to the Old Town and enjoy an exterior visit to the Royal Prince Palace before walking to the Cathedral, where you will have an interior visit. You will then drive to the Casino Square, where you will have a brief look at the interior lobby of the casino and time to view the gardens. This will be followed with a drive along a portion of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix circuit as you make your way back to the pier area.
Reviewer: Dorothy D
Our tour guide, Mago, was absolutely fantastic, and made this day definitely the best for us on our entire trip. He was knowledgable, entertaining, patient (when we got lost trying to return to the van !), and a complete pleasure to spend the day with. We were thrilled to have our own private tour of four people, and he took us to places we wouldn't have seen with a large group. We visited Cannes, Antibes, St Paul de Vence, Eze, the Fragonard factory, and Monaco. The highlight was visiting a viewpoint on the Tete de Chien, which provided a panoramic view of Monaco and the Riviera. We couldn't have been happier with Mago and the tour he provided us. Thank you !
Reviewer: Rebekah W
I had my reservations regarding this tour but we were so happy we did this. Irene (our tour guide and driver) was phenomenal - she was knowledgeable in the history, she took time for questions, she stopped when we wanted to stop and look out at the lookout points, accommodating, and she was punctual. We had ample time at the stops, and the locations we went to were very scenic and interesting. The vehicle had air conditioning and was roomy.
Reviewer: Richard Kenton
Great bus tour that covered lots of ground efficiently. We felt that we saw a lot. Bus driver/guide was excellent in what was prepared and adjusted the tour to include a stop that was important to us.
Reviewer: Alan J Cutler
Our tour was for about 7 hours and we had an excellent tour guide for the day. She was informative, pleasant, and most concerned about showing us a great time. We got to see Cannes, Antibes, Niece, Saint-Paul de Vence, Marseilles (including Notre Dam, Prince Phillips castle, Monte Carlo), and walked and road on the same streets as the Grand Pre race. It was a great day, and I was able to get a lot of great photos.
Reviewer: Amy Cutler
Our tour through the French Riviera stops in Cannes, St. Jean Paul, Etz, Monaco, and Monte Carlo was tremendous. Inga our tour guide was very informative, accommodating, and pleasant. She made the tour very enjoyable for me. It was the perfect intersection of information, stops where we could walk around and opportunities to take photos that makes us choose Shore Excursions over and over again.