Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Half-Day Trip To Nice

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Your tour will depart in the morning or afternoon (depending on the option you choose) but will vary according to your ship’s docking time. Please contact the local supplier after booking to confirm.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Villefranche-sur-Mer port
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Make the most of your time in port in Villefranche by exploring elegant Nice on this half-day shore excursion. With an expert guide, experience the best of this lovely city as you hear more about its history and what makes it a jet-set favorite. Visit the palm-studded Promenade des Anglais, stroll around the lively flower market and stalls of the Cours Saleya, and admire the charming Place Garibaldi in the ocher-colored Old Town (Vieux Nice), among other highlights. Limited to eight people, this small-group tour offers a personalized sightseeing experience.


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

When your ship is docked in Villefranche, take advantage of your proximity to Nice, one of the most beautiful cities on the French Riviera. Meet your friendly guide at the port, settle into your air-conditioned minivan, and enjoy the views over the Mediterranean coast as you drive into central 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, Sosnos 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 Nices 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 thats home to a famous flower market (morning tour only), bustling stalls, boutiques and cafs.

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 27-Aug-2017

    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.

  • 28-Jun-2017

    This was a wonderful tour with our guide, Marianne. She was so perky and energetic, she kept these 3 senior people going. Since we were reassigned to the afternoon tour, we had her all to ourselves. Marianne was easy to understand and was very knowledgeable about all the history and sights of the area. Highly recommend this tour. It is plenty to do in a half day!

  • 27-Apr-2017

    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!!