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Ophorus Tours - Antibes, St Paul de Vence & Nice Shore Excursion From Villefranche sur Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer

Antibes, St Paul de Vence & Nice Shore Excursion From Villefranche sur Mer

  • shore excursions

  • Cultural

  • 08 hours

  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

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  • English

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Visit the towns of Antibes & Nice combined with the Charming village of Saint Paul de Vence

Highlights

  • Pick up and drop off at Villefranche Sur Mer Cruise Port
  • Enjoy a full day trip to French Riviera towns & villages
  • Visit Antibes, the Jewel of the Riviera
  • Stroll through the medieval village of St Paul
  • Visit the flower market in Nice
  • Tour can be fully customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

Enjoy a full day trip to beautiful towns and villages of the French Riviera region including Antibes and St Paul de Vence. First we will come and pick you up at your cruise ship in Villefranche sur Mer Port of Call. Before the start of your small group tour, your guide will introduce you to the area and to the different sites that you will be seeing on this full day tour dedicated to the most renowned ...

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Enjoy a full day trip to beautiful towns and villages of the French Riviera region including Antibes and St Paul de Vence. First we will come and pick you up at your cruise ship in Villefranche sur Mer Port of Call.

Before the start of your small group tour, your guide will introduce you to the area and to the different sites that you will be seeing on this full day tour dedicated to the most renowned towns & villages of the French Riviera. This private tour in the south of France is a perfect introduction to this region for those of you who have only but a short time in the area.

Begin the day with a visit of Antibes

Discover the Côte d'Azur travelling along the coast arrive in Antibes, an enjoyable old town, that houses one of the most famous Picasso collections in the Picasso museum. The town’s port is located below its fortifications, with luxurious yachts and brightly painted fishing boats. In the 1500s, Antibes’ Fort Carré, which now dominates the port, was the last French stronghold before the Italian border.

Antibes has plenty of little streets to explore and you will certainly marvel as you admire the world’s largest yachts in Port Vauban and the largest marina on the French Mediterranean Sea. There are also some fantastic beaches between Antibes and the town of Juan les Pins such as La Garoupe and Cap d'Antibes where the Villa Eilenroc is located. Juan Les Pins is also famous for organizing one of the world's most famous Jazz festivals, Jazz à Juan.

Then reach the medieval village of Saint Paul de Vence

St Paul de Vence is one of the numerous perched villages that are located in the Provence hinterland mountain range. From its origin as a military stronghold it has kept its ramparts, guard’s way, canons and other such features.

The village is also very famous because of the large number of celebrities, painters or film producers who have come to appreciate the local light, the calm, the sea and peacefulness of the area. Picasso, Matisse, Chagall or Renoir are just but a few of those that have come to take advantage of this small paradise on earth to devote some time for their art work.

Here, you will have time to explore this unique village and stroll through the narrow and picturesque streets from the Royale Gate to the Southern Gate to discover magnificent stone facades from the 16th and 17th centuries. Other highlights of the village include the Folon chapel, the Fondation Maeght and amazing restaurants like La Colombe d'Or.

End the day in Nice

Back to Nice, jewel of the Côte d’Azur. Marvel at the beauty of the Promenade des Anglais. Explore the old town with its world famous flower market. The town is also home to the Marc Chagall national museum.

Other highlights of the city include 16th century houses, as well as numerous 19th century architecture that correspond to the city's popularity as a tourist destination. After the visit of Nice, it will be time to return to your Cruise Ship and that will be the end of your Villefranche Shore Excursion.

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  • Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Villefranche-sur-Mer

  • Visit Antibes

  • Visit Saint Paul de Vence Village

  • Free time for lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense)

  • Visit Nice

  • Return to Cruise Ship in Villefranche sur Mer

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Ophorus Tours - Antibes, St Paul de Vence & Nice Shore Excursion From Villefranche sur Mer
Ophorus Tours - Antibes, St Paul de Vence & Nice Shore Excursion From Villefranche sur Mer
Ophorus Tours - Antibes, St Paul de Vence & Nice Shore Excursion From Villefranche sur Mer
Ophorus Tours - Antibes, St Paul de Vence & Nice Shore Excursion From Villefranche sur Mer
Ophorus Tours - Antibes, St Paul de Vence & Nice Shore Excursion From Villefranche sur Mer

Meeting point

Villefranche sur Mer Cruise Ship Terminal

Departure

Pick up at Cruise Ship – Villefranche sur Mer Cruise Ship Terminal.
Please proceed to exit where your guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing lead traveler name.

Return

Drop off at Cruise Ship – Villefranche sur Mer Cruise Ship Terminal

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at Cruise Ship in Villefranche-sur-Mer (Nice)
  • Visit Antibes
  • Visit Saint Paul de Vence village
  • Visit Nice
  • English speaking driver or driver/guide
  • Premium A/C vehicl

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

FAQ

  • Who conducts your private shore excursions from Villefranche sur Mer Cruise Port?

    All our tours are conducted by English speaking drivers or driver/guides. For a more personalized experience, we can also organize any private tour with both a driver and a guide. On this particular tour, you will enjoy the services of an English speaking driver/guide, expert of the French Riviera.
  • How long is the drive from Villefranche sur Mer to Antibes

    From your Cruise Ship terminal in Villefranche sur Mer to your fist stop of the day, which will be the town of Antibes, in normal traffic conditions the driving time is of about one hour. Then, from Antibes to Saint Paul de Vence it will be about 40 minutes drive and from Saint Paul de Vence to Nice, the driving time is about half an hour.
  • Will it be possible to visit the Picasso Museum in Antibes?

    Yes, absolutely. You can purchase your tickets to the Picasso Museum during your booking process; if you do so, we will automatically integrate the visit of the museum on your itinerary. It also means that we will pre-purchase your tickets so that you will not have to wait in line upon arrival.
  • Will it be possible to visit the Maeght Foundation in Saint Paul de Vence?

    Yes, you can purchase the entrance tickets directly during the booking process. If you purchase the tickets then we will automatically include the visit of the foundation on your itinerary. We will also take care of your entrance tickets so that you will not need to wait in line.
  • Will it be possible to visit Chagall or Matisse Museum in Nice?

    Yes, absolutely, you will have the possibility to purchase your tickets during the booking process. If you do choose to book some museum tickets, then we will adapt the tour accordingly especially for the timing. Also, since we will take care of your entrance tickets, you will not need to wait in line.
  • Is lunch included on your shore excursions from Villefranche sur Mer Port of Call?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, if you would like to organize a lunch in a local restaurant then please let our team of travel experts know and they will do the rest. Indicate what type of restaurants you are looking for in terms of budget and meal or better let us know your choice and our team will make the corresponding arrangements.

    On this particular shore excursion, there are a number of locations where it will be possible for you to stop for lunch including Saint Paul de Vence or Nice. Don't hesitate to ask your guide for recommendations.
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