Villefranche, France

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Time4 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 4 more

Overview

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.
  • 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
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.

Reviews

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G
, Oct 2018

Boring as reflected by the driver/guide attitude. While waiting to begin, we were switched from 3 different drivers. First one didn't want us waiting any longer for group to arrive. Second driver had to switch because he was only one able to speak Spanish. Assigned to Petyer who acted very disinterested. The first 2 driver/guides seemed very enthusiastic and looking forward to a good day. Ours, needed to be wakened up. Yes, we saw mostly what we expected even with the heavy traffic etc. Guide was not helpful in making the tour fun and enlightening. He never did ask if we were comfortable with the AC, never did point out restrooms, or suggestions when we had some free time. The perfume factory was a bore. Even the factory guide had to ask for our attention because we weren't paying attention. No mention was made about the "Changing of the Guard" that we were too late or that it even existed. The return to the terminal was mostly in silence. Two people were 10 minutes late but more importantly our driver/guide had to get back for a second tour. Maybe we just got a poor driver/guide. Would not recommend.

G
, Aug 2018

Great tour! Got a lot covered in just a few hours. Could do without the obligatory perfume factory! A bit of a sales pitch

M
, Jul 2018

Tour guide was friendly and accommodating, but completely disorganized
We wasted a lot of time getting started then we were rushed at each attraction
And perfume factory is not necessary
It’s just another way to get money from consumer.
This was quite a sum of money for me as I was with my 3 adult daughters
The tour guide was not as informative as I would have liked for the money I paid and her English could have been better
Best to have her guide tours in her native language
She is probably very knowledgeable but has difficulty conveying
Make the change so others are not disappointed

B
, Nov 2017

A wonderful shore excursion although it there was not a lot of time in Monte Carlo as the shuttle was a bit late in picking up from the cruise ship.

J
, Nov 2017

A wonderful tour. Our group of 8 saw so much. Monaco was beautiful, and Eze is charming. Our guide was knowledgeable and shared a lot of history with us as well as what it is like to live there today. Highly recommend this tour. Even the perfume factory was fun, and great products!

C
, Nov 2017

Well run tour with plenty of sights to see.

s
, Oct 2017

Good guide,interesting tour.

G
, Oct 2017

Jennifer wad great and the scenery was fantastic. She gave its plenty of free time for pics and exploring. Highly recommended

C
, Oct 2017

A most enjoyable tour! Our tour guide was a handsome young man formerly from Russia. forgotten his name!He spoke English well and was very knowledgeable of the area.He never seemed to rush us and was a very good driver, never felt nervous on the winding, hilly roads. A very worthwhile time and money spent!
Canada.

M
, Oct 2017

Our guide was right on time and was extremely entertaining. It was a wonderful day and well worth the expense. Do remember that if you are on a travel pass with your phone service that Monaco and Monte Carlo are charged differently you will be roaming. You are out of France when you cross over to these two countries.


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