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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco and Eze Half-Day Tour

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Port of Villefranche-sur-Mer, near Nice
    Departure Time
    Your tour will depart in the morning or afternoon (depending on the option you choose) but will vary according to your ship’s docking time. Please contact the local supplier after booking to confirm the exact time. Contact details will be provided on the voucher that will be emailed to you after booking.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan
    • Guided tour of perfumery in Eze
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Fabulous tour with Brett. Very professional & fun. Lots of great info also. Highly recommend him. Thanks for a great day out!
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    This is a long day, but you get to see so much. Nice market and a chance for a Cappuccino, basket of breads, butter, jam and a glass of juice while you people watch from a fantastic outside table. Then off to Eze. Very high up in the interior. A great place to create your
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    I booked half day trip starting from 8.30 so I could watch the change of the guards at the Royal Palace which occurs once a day. To my surprise Suzana from Livenup spoke my language. Greek ! (from 4 more lang.) She made so detailed touring and was so helpful to have the best
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    We only had two nights in Nice but wanted to maximize our experience. So we sleuthed through lots of similar sounding trips and really struggled to pick one. No regrets, however! Our guide picked us up at our hotel on time in a comfy, small tour bus/van. We had about 8
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    • Duration: 4h
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