While in port in Monaco, spend a day venturing through Provençal villages and tasting wine in Nice on this shore excursion. Travel through Provence’s lovely countryside to Grasse, the capital of French perfume, for a tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Explore the charming medieval village of Valbonne, enjoy views of the Côte d’Azur from Gourdon, and end the day tasting French Riviera wine at the Château de Crémat winery overlooking Nice. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
When your cruise ship docks at the Monaco port, meet your guide at the cruise terminal. Board an 8-person luxury minivan and sit back as you begin your full-day shore excursion to three lovely Provençal villages and Nice, the star of the French Riviera.
Head an hour southwest to the town of Grasse, known as the world's perfume capital and the leader in French fragrances. Scents of jasmine, orange blossom and mimosa from the surrounding countryside pervade Grasse’s cobblestone streets. Take a tour of the famous Fragonard perfumery, named after the famous Grasse-born painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard, to learn about the exquisite art of French perfume making.
Back on the road, head to the quaint medieval village of Valbonne, filled with picturesque alleys, artisan shops and inviting cafés. Enjoy free time to explore and have lunch in Old Town (own expense).
Continue with a scenic drive northeast along the Loup River. Arrive in the cliff-clinging village of Gourdon, dubbed the 'Eagle's Nest,’ and admire magnificent 360-degree views of the French Riviera from the perfect lookout point.
Finally, head to the dazzling Côte d’Azur to visit Nice, a buzzing seaside resort destination. Make your way up to Château de Crémat, a hilltop winery overlooking the city. Enjoy a wine tasting with a professional sommelier, and learn about winemaking in the French Riviera while sipping on a selection of wines from the local Bellet wine appellation.
Then, travel back along the Middle Corniche, a beautiful Mediterranean coastal road that connects Nice to Monaco, and arrive back at the port in the evening.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Monaco 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.
Your tour will depart in the morning depending on 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.
Returns to original departure point