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.