Departing from the cruise pier in Villefranche in groups of no more than 8 guests, your driver / guide will drive you to the hilltop medieval town of Eze, which is approximately 30 minutes 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 3 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 film festival Palace. A stop will be made for an exterior visit and a chance for you to feel as a star walking up the world known steps.
Then it's on to the typical 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 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 approximately 20 minutes free time to get a brief look at the interior lobby of the casino or 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.
Please Note: Due to traffic and crowds, order of sites visited may be changed.
Reviewer: Sue DiGianfilippo
We had only 8 people on the tour and visited many more sites than a large group could manage. The guide was interesting and gave us several suggestions for food and shopping. Our biggest fear taking this tour was getting back to the ship on time and we were please that the guide kept this in the front of her mind. Would not hesitate to do another one!
We lucked out and it was just us on this tour which was perfect. We were able to move at our own pace, spend more time in areas of interest and move quickly through the less appealing. As this was our first stop in the cruise this tour set the bar for all the rest to follow. Great time.