Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip With Grasse Perfumery Visit From Nice

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up and drop off in hotels centrally located in Nice city (postcodes : 06000 or 06100 or 06200 or 06300).
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Arrive in the bay of Cannes, along the sandy beaches and luxuous boutiques. Stroll on the mythic Croisette's boulevard and just imagine the glamour on the red carpet of the film festival palace among the celebrities' handprints.
Then, escape to the inland for its quiet to awake your senses in Grasse : World's capital of perfume. Appreciate a guided tour in a factory that will reveal you its secrets or wander in the heart of the old town.
In the course of the Alps and valleys, you will reach Gourdon, "Balcony of the French Riviera" that culminates over the "Big blue sea".
Then wind down the river Loup gorges in order to end your journey by the "Jewel of our beloved Provence": Saint Paul de Vence, one of the most visited villages in France and one of the top places for artists since the 20's.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Your small-group Provence day trip starts with pickup from your Nice hotel and a drive along the French Riviera coastline to Cannes.

See the old port, famous La Croisette Boulevard, the Cannes Film Festival Palace, glamorous designer shops and wide, sandy beaches. You will be driven in comfort in a minivan limited to just eight passengers, ensuring you receive personalized attention from your English-speaking guide on this small-group tour.

Your day trip continues with a drive through the picture-postcard countryside to Grasse, the world capital of the perfume industry where you will have a guided tour of a perfumery. You will also have some free time here to explore independently or visit the old town.

Enjoy the stunning views of the Alps, valleys and Mediterranean coastline as you drive up to the perched medieval village of Gourdon. You will have time for lunch (own expense) before moving on to the charming Loup Gorges. Sample the traditional floral-scented candy at the Florian confectionery, a French Riviera specialty.

Next, have a photo stop in Tourettes/Loup before visiting the second-most visited village in France, Saint Paul de Vence. With cobblestone lanes and chic art galleries, its easy to see why the town is so popular. You will have some time to explore this former haunt of the Impressionist painters before heading back to Nice where your tour ends.

Inclusions

Professional guide (from April, tour available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese)

Free guided tour in a factory of the world perfume's capital

Hotel pickup and drop off(selected hotels with postcodes 06000, 06100, 06200 or 06300 only)

Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seater)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Port pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Only foldable wheelchair and stroller are accepted

Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

All time informations concerning the duration on each stops are approximative and may vary.

Tour always guaranteed in english. Tour available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese only from April to October on request.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Tour not available to Cruise Ship passengers.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, We are here to support you, please be sure that we will take the necessary sanitary measures to look after you and share wonderful experiences again.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Dec-2022

    The guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the time in the medieval villages. There was plenty of time included to explore.

  • 05-Dec-2022

    This trip was amazing! Our guide, Antoine, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the area, and of course, took us to beautiful locations. My wife and I traveled with our 8 month old, and the pace was perfect. Gourdon was one of the highlights of the trip, which is a small walled town at the top of a mountain where we had lunch overlooking mountains and the Mediterranean. The views were incredible. We would highly recommend this trip.

  • 26-Nov-2022

    Eva was a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. The tour was relaxing and fun, so glad we had her as our guide.

  • 02-Nov-2022

    Catherine (or Katherine) our guide was really nice. Pickup was punctual and despite the rainy start to the day we did 5 little towns in all. It was a comfortably small group of 6. Cannes was rainy which was a pity, we could only take pictures of the festival building from the car. Then we managed to climb to the castle in the rain. We went off to the perfumeries in Grasse which was very interesting as we learned not just the making process but also how to choose scents and what to look out for. By the time we were done the rain stopped. We walked about Grasse, had a quick lunch then off to Gourdon with a short stop for photos. The same with Tourettes-sur-Loup. We had about 30-50 mins each town and as the group was small we were able to set off on time and got more time at the last stop Saint Paul-de-Venice. We had a mini van which was clean and comfortable and very nice considerate travel mates.

  • 29-Oct-2022

    My trip and guide were so great! The car is clean, our guide was a great driver as well as very informative and clear. We agreed to skip Cannes to visit Tourettes-Sur-Loup instead and I loved the authentic feel this medieval village gave to the tour. Apart from when they take you into local suppliers with a bit of an awkward focus on getting you to buy something, this tour was a fantastic way to spent a day. So easy from central Nice with the hotel pick up as well. Would definitely recommend!

  • 20-Oct-2022

    What a memorable experience! I highly recommend this tour. Eva was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable.

  • 20-Oct-2022

    Very nice tour! Went to additional other places such as Cannes and St. Paul de Vence. I highly recommend this tour!

  • 16-Oct-2022

    Megan was a excellent guide. We had a great time visiting all the spots she took us. An all day tour is not easy but she kept us moving but we had plenty of time to relax at the key places. I learned a lot about perfume that I didn’t know before!!

  • 13-Oct-2022

    Stunning scenery!! Our driver, Ansarollah, was so friendly and flexible. His van was clean and comfortable for me and my daughter and the other 2 passengers (also a mother-daughter combo). On the way to our first stop (Cannes), we discussed and decided to go to Antibes instead which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had about 50 minutes here and bought a few gifts at the open air flower market and toured the Absinthe museum (!) in the basement of one of the shops in town. Our next stop was Grasse which has the famed Fragonard perfume factory and museum. The tour was really interesting and not too long. We were given plenty of time to shop at the end -there was no heavy sell. We ended up not buying anything there (but got a couple of things at another shop). We had another full hour in Grasse to either shop, mosey or eat lunch. Next stop was Gourdon, a tiny little hill town with Roman ruins remaining at the edge. Just amazing views all the way to the sea and gorgeous medieval cobblestone streets. 45 minutes was fine for this town. On the way out, Ansarollah asked if we wanted to stop at an overlook over some lavender fields but since it wasn't in bloom, we opted out (but regretting that now!). Last stop was St. Paul de Vence, an ancient walled town that specializes in art galleries featuring modern art. Marc Chagall is buried in the little picturesque cemetery at the apex of the town. We had about 1 1/2 hour here. Ate violet ice cream-yum! Highly recommend this tour over one that goes to Monte Carlo. I imagine it is a much better representation of Provence.

  • 04-Oct-2022

    St Paul de Venice and its tiny streets with beautiful shops and alleys was a highlight, along with the breathtaking views of canyons surrounding Gourdon.

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