Option A - Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze
This eight hour French Riviera shore excursion visits the most popular stops in the Riviera. After meeting your driver guide at the pier, you immediately depart for Nice, where you'll drive along La Promenade des Anglais, the street that runs along the most famous beach in the Riviera. You will have a chance to walk through the famous flower market (closed Mondays when flea market takes place) in the old town before stopping on Castle Hill, where the Greeks first arrived and where you can admire a beautiful view over the beach, the old town and the port of Nice.
Leaving Nice you follow the Lower Corniche which hugs the dramatic rocky coast line to the unforgettable Principality of Monaco. Your first stop is the old town of Monaco. If you are here at noon, you'll have a chance to see the changing of the guards in front of the royal palace. A must for many people is the Cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Please note that no bare shoulders or shorts (above the knee) are allowed in the Cathedral.
Next you'll follow the path of the legendary Grand Prix of Monte-Carlo Formula 1 circuit. A stop in the modern city of Monte Carlo allows you to experience the unbelievable luxury of this unique place! You will have time to see designer shops, luxury hotels and the famous Casino and gardens.
You have free time in either Monaco or Monte Carlo so you can enjoy lunch on your own.
Your final stop is Eze where you'll visit a typical French medieval village made up of narrow lanes and stone buildings. Eze clings to the cliffs over 1000 feet above the sea. Walk to the top of the city's hill where a garden setting view point overlooks the sea. Take time to peak into the boutiques or enjoy an ice cream with a million dollar view. If you are not up to walking, you can enjoy the scents of Provence at the adjacent Fragonard perfume factory.
You'll return to your port along the Upper Corniche, the road which runs along the cliff tops high above the sea.
Notes on the Casino - The Casino of Monte Carlo is open to tourists for viewing from 9 AM until 12 noon. During this period the entry fee is 17 Euro per person (cash only) and no gaming is open. Then from 2 PM onwards the casino is open to individuals (not tour groups) and formal dress code is enforced. During this period there is no entry fee to access slots, craps and Black Jack tables. Further gaming rooms require 17 Euro per person entry fee (cash only). Everyone must be 18 years or older and have their passport available.
Option B - Flexible Riviera
This eight hour French Riviera shore excursion
is for those who want the most flexibility with their French Riviera itinerary. When you meet your driver guide you discuss your interests and the places you wish to visit. Your driver guide will help you maximize your time based on your desires and traffic conditions. Some people like this option so they can spend a lot of time in one location. Others like to try to see as much as possible in the time available. Usually with eight hours, the maximum number of towns you can visit is five or six.
Please note that this "Flexible Itinerary" includes a driver guide who provides commentary while you are in the vehicle and then you have free time in the stops of your choice. Your driver guide can make recommendations based on your interest. It is important to understand that with a flexible itinerary, we cannot guarantee you can see everything you desire in the amount of time you have chosen. Traffic conditions and weather ultimately affect the driving time to the places you wish to visit. If you decide you want to visit the interior of any sites, then you are expected to pay the applicable entrance fees in local currency.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, our French Riviera shore excursions
can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private French Riviera tour
using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us
with any questions or to receive a customized quote.