Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Half-Day Trip to Nice
Hear about the development of this glamorous city as you leave your minivan and take a stroll along the iconic Promenade des Anglais. As you walk, look out for the promenade's Belle Epoque buildings, palm trees and views of the sparkling Mediterranean. Then, follow your guide up Castle Hill to enjoy the magnificent views of its gardens and waterfalls, and the rooftops of the city beyond.
Continue to the charming district of Cimiez, famous as a former winter home of Queen Victoria and for the annual Nice Jazz Festival that takes place here every summer. As you drive along the Promenade des Arts, see the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Sosno’s intriguing Square Head sculpture outside Nice library, the Acropolis Center, and the extraordinary onion domes and spires of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
Afterward, immerse yourself in Nice’s history in the Place Garibaldi, the arcade-lined square edging the Old Town (Vieux Nice). Then, soak in the lively atmosphere of Cours Saleya, a famous Nice attraction that’s home to a famous flower market (morning tour only), bustling stalls, boutiques and cafés.
After your tour, relax on your way back to Villefranche where your excursion ends with a drop-off at the port.
Worry-free Shore ExcursionWe will ensure your timely return to Villefranche cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to your 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.
- Professional guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan (8-seater)
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Half-day is not enough to see all of the sights in Nice, but the guide/driver gave us a good flavor of the city in 4hrs. Definitely recommend it.
Marion, our guide was very friendly, however, she did not provide us the tour for which we paid. It was supposed to be a four hour tour 9am - 1pm of Nice. But what we had was a 1.5 hour tour! After hiking us up in the poring rain a 7 or 8 story mountain to see an overview of the city, she took our group to a coffee shop in the flower market at 10:15, telling us she would meet us back at the van at 11:45am. She did not come with us to the coffee shop or the flower market. We were on a cruise ship, so NOTHING the flower market had to offer flowers and vegetables could be purchased by anyone in the group. We thought after the 11:45 pick up we would be toured around the city, but no, right back to the ship! We saw nothing that was described in the overview of this tour. DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR!!