Small-Group Tour: Grasse Perfumery And Provence Wine-Tasting Day Trip From Nice

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Overview

Head inland from Nice to see the best of Provence on a full-day tour, discovering the beauty of the regions much-applauded landscape. Pass rocky promontories sitting alongside lush vineyards and see flower-drenched hamlets at every twist and turn. With an expert local guide, visit Grasse, the perfume capital of France, for a tour around its famous Fragonard Perfumery, and then explore the towns of Valbonne and Gourdon. Back in Nice, tour the Chteau de Crmat wine estate and sample local Bellet wines. This small-group day trip is limited to just eight passengers, ensuring youll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small-group tour by minibus

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After pickup from your central Nice hotel, head west by luxury minivan to the Provençal town of Grasse – best known as the perfume capital of France! Fragrances of jasmine, orange blossom and mimosa from the surrounding countryside pervade through this picturesque little town, making it sure to appeal to all your senses.

Take a leisurely walking tour around its charming cobbled streets, and then tour Fragonard Perfumery, where you’ll learn about perfume manufacturing and the history of this intriguing perfume house.

Continue to the medieval village of Valbonne, less than half an hour away, and take a stroll through its picturesque alleyways, stopping to browse quaint boutiques, stocked with local arts and crafts. Sit down for lunch at one of the many traditional cafés in Vallbonne’s Old Town (own expense) before relaxing on a scenic drive alongside the Loup River. Arrive in the majestic village of Gourdon, perched high on a rocky ridge, and head to a viewpoint for sweeping views of the Cote d’Azur’s dazzling coastline.

Return to Nice and visit Château de Crémat -- one of France's smallest yet most beautiful wineries. Built on a site that dates back to the Roman invasion, the estate is steeped in fascinating history as well as fabulous wines. Sample glasses of the local Bellet wine during a professional wine-tasting session, and enjoy breathtaking views over the city before returning to your hotel.

Inclusions for Small-Group Tour: Grasse Perfumery And Provence Wine-Tasting Day Trip From Nice

  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan (8 seater)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-of
  • Guided visit of perfumery in Grasse
  • Wine tasting in the Château de Crémat in Nice

Exclusions for Small-Group Tour: Grasse Perfumery And Provence Wine-Tasting Day Trip From Nice

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Customers who have not reached France's legal drinking age of 18, will not be served alcohol

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • We so enjoyed our time viewing the lovely countryside and our visits to the perfumary and the winery. Marion, our driver, was a delight! She was informative, humorous and provided excellent suggestions on additional activities to do after our tour.

  • What a lovely surprise! I was expecting a 4 hour trip to the perfume factory and then to a wine tasting but we ended up with a full day of travelling in the French countryside.
    We started the morning with a drive to Grasse. this was a little long as it was at 0900 and we ended up in rush hour traffic. When we did arrive in Grasse, we ended up having to travel to the other factory in the city as some people in our group had already done a tour previously in Eze of the factory and wanted to wander the city instead of doing another tour. So this delayed us a little bit. But when we finally did arrive at the downtown destination, it was well worth it. The factory is smaller than I expected but very interesting. The tour didn't take very long and it ended with a chance to smell perfume and other items made.
    Then off we went but to my surprise, we weren't wine tasting just yet. We stopped at a little town, wandered around, saw the old medieval church and the local village. It was a welcome break from the van. Then the next leg took us way up the mountains to a little village of Gourdon. We stopped along the way to take pictures of the village from afar as it really was something. Nestled on the top of a cliff, it was really neat to see it from a distance. You could really see how small it was as well as how high up it was. When we arrived, it was so picturesque and quaint you couldn't help take pictures there. We stopped long enough to have lunch at a restaurant with a great view, do some shopping and look around the little town. This place must be very quiet at night as I'm guessing most people there were tourists.

    After lunch , we piled back into the van and headed back to Nice. Our final destination was the wine tasting a a chateau. Also very picturesque for different reasons. We had a chance to tour the facilities and see the casks and the wine making vats. We were able to taste some white and red wines no roses unfortunately and they took us to see some of the vineyards as well.

    Overall, it was a great day with great hosts. they were very knowledgeable and made the trip interesting.

  • Moumen was an excellent host for this event. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and actually picked us up at each of our locations! The Perfumery was a great learning experience and the lunch at the top of the mountain was breath taking!!
    Moumen made this an amazing day! He is a great ambassador for this tour!

  • Sebastian was an amazing tour guide. I took the tour for the Provence wine-tasting, but the perfumery turned out to be a surprisingly fun experience. I was also impressed with the tour company's efforts to make sure I got to go on the tour, even picking me up at my condo outside of downtown Nice.

  • This was a nice trip. I did enjoy the variety of the day.

  • This was a fabulous day trip. There was only 3 of us in this tour so we felt very looked after. The guide, Reno, was brilliant, very interesting and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the perfumery. Visited beautiful places like Valbonne and Gourdon. Would love to have had a little more time iin places

  • My husband and I were the only ones on the tour. Our lady guide was great. I think her name was Hedwig. She was completely flexible with what we did since she had no other guests. We loved the day. The people at the winery were not as pleasant as all the other people we experienced. They seemed to rush us. Find a different winery! We went to two others during our vacation in southern France and had wonderful experiences at them. I highly recommend this wonderday tour.

  • This was in my opinion the one of the best days of my stay in Nice, it was great get away from the city and see the surrounding countryside. Our guide Hedwig was an excellant guide, very knowledgable and full of interesting information that made the trip for us. The Perfumery was fantastic but the wine tasting was although interesting, very short and i would not make a trip if it were only for a visit to the winery but getting there and back cancelled that out by travelling through some amazing scenery. The lunch stop in the village on top of the hill was also very good .
    I would quite happily do this trip again, even just for the sake of getting out into fresh air and the perfumery. the guide also made the day one to remember

  • We had a wonderful day touring Nice! Our tour guide, Margo, was wonderful and was very knowledgeable and personable. We ended up having a private tour as no one else had signed up for that day. When visiting the Grasse Perfumery, we were given the VIP treatment and were taken to a private room to discover all of the perfumes that they create. We had a lovely lunch in Gourdon with the most beautiful view and the most delicious food. Probably my best meal of my whole European trip. We ended the day with the winery where we had a tour and a testing. The winery was beautiful and the wine was very good. It was a wonderful day that we will always remember!

  • This was a great, scenic and relaxing day around Grasse and other areas around Nice. Our tour guide was extremely personable and entertaining. He was knowledgeable of the area and the small size of our group made things even more enjoyable. Definitely worth doing for a day to take a break from the beach and coastline.

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