Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco And Eze Half-Day Tour - Nice

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  • 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 :
    Port of Villefranche-sur-Mer, near Nice
  • 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.


Take advantage of your time in port in Villefranche, near Nice, by discovering two gems of the French Riviera: Eze and Monaco. On this small-group shore excursion, visit the picturesque village of Eze for a guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Then enter glitzy Monaco to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Prince's Palace, drive along the world-famous Formula One Grand Prix race circuit and visit Monte Carlos Casino Square.
This small-group morning or afternoon tour is limited to eight people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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When your cruise ship docks at the Villefranche-sur-Mer port, about 15 minutes up the coast from Nice, your guide will be waiting for you at the cruise terminal to take you on your half-day shore excursion to Eze and Monaco.

Board the 8-passenger minivan, and enjoy views of the French Riviera and the Mediterranean as you drive along the spectacular coastal road to your first stop, the lovely medieval village of Eze.

Eze offers breathtaking views of the Cte d'Azur from its hill-top location of 1,400 feet (427 meters). Start with a guided walking tour of the town, filled with charming artisan shops, and then head to the Fragonard perfumery to discover the exquisite art of French perfume making. Learn about the history of the esteemed Fragonard brand, trace the steps involved in perfume production and savor the fragrant aromas of the finished products.

Continue driving along the Middle Corniche through the village of La Turbie, known as the 'Terrace of Monaco,' where youll see an impressive Roman monument called the Trophy of the Alps (Trophe des Alpes). Then cross the border into the glamorous principality of Monaco the second-smallest country in the world!

On the morning tour, youll attend the Changing of the Guard ceremony (performing 11:55am only) at the Prince's Palace (Palais Princier). Then head to Monaco Cathedral, the resting place of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. Learn about the cathedrals history and admire the fine Roman-Byzantine architecture.

Soak up Monacos luxurious atmosphere as you drive along the road used in the Formula One Grand Prix race event, which attracts thousands of motorsports fans from all over the world each year. Then take a stroll around Casino Square in Monte Carlo, the stomping grounds of the rich and famous filled with impressive hotels, luxury cars and beautiful gardens.

After your tour of Monaco, relax on the coastal drive back to Villefranche to conclude your half-day shore excursion.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Villefranche-sur-Mer 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.


Professional guide

Port pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan

Guided tour of perfumery in Eze

Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee



Food and drinks, unless specified

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Oct-2019

    Great tour, the guide did a wonderful job taking us around. Love these small groups, got to see everything plus more. Would book with this company again.

  • 17-Oct-2019

    We recently were on a small group excursion to Eze and Monaco. Reno, our guide and driver, was very knowledgeable about the area and has deep knowledge of the culture and folkways -- making the excursion fun and informative. He knows his way around and got us to a perfect spot for pictures in Monaco. Many thanks to Reno --- you're great!
    -- Esdras and Sonia Tulier

  • 08-Oct-2019

    We took this trip with my elderly mother and aunt who have trouble walking long areas. The driver (Hanier) was very considerate towards them and the tour was just what we had expected. There is not a lot of walking but you are able to see the few sights and Monaco. Monaco was beautiful. The water and yachts were beautiful to look at. You could enter the Casino from a lobby door which was no charge to go into, but if you actually wanted to go into the Casino, the cost was 14 Euro. I personally did not go in.

  • 03-Oct-2019

    Guide is professional and eager to show us the senic areas. Helpful an knowledgeable with good explanation.

  • 10-Oct-2018

    Boring as reflected by the driver/guide attitude. While waiting to begin, we were switched from 3 different drivers. First one didn't want us waiting any longer for group to arrive. Second driver had to switch because he was only one able to speak Spanish. Assigned to Petyer who acted very disinterested. The first 2 driver/guides seemed very enthusiastic and looking forward to a good day. Ours, needed to be wakened up. Yes, we saw mostly what we expected even with the heavy traffic etc. Guide was not helpful in making the tour fun and enlightening. He never did ask if we were comfortable with the AC, never did point out restrooms, or suggestions when we had some free time. The perfume factory was a bore. Even the factory guide had to ask for our attention because we weren't paying attention. No mention was made about the "Changing of the Guard" that we were too late or that it even existed. The return to the terminal was mostly in silence. Two people were 10 minutes late but more importantly our driver/guide had to get back for a second tour. Maybe we just got a poor driver/guide. Would not recommend.

  • 28-Aug-2018

    Great tour! Got a lot covered in just a few hours. Could do without the obligatory perfume factory! A bit of a sales pitch

  • 12-Jul-2018

    Tour guide was friendly and accommodating, but completely disorganized
    We wasted a lot of time getting started then we were rushed at each attraction
    And perfume factory is not necessary
    It’s just another way to get money from consumer.
    This was quite a sum of money for me as I was with my 3 adult daughters
    The tour guide was not as informative as I would have liked for the money I paid and her English could have been better
    Best to have her guide tours in her native language
    She is probably very knowledgeable but has difficulty conveying
    Make the change so others are not disappointed

  • 18-Nov-2017

    A wonderful shore excursion although it there was not a lot of time in Monte Carlo as the shuttle was a bit late in picking up from the cruise ship.

  • 12-Nov-2017

    A wonderful tour. Our group of 8 saw so much. Monaco was beautiful, and Eze is charming. Our guide was knowledgeable and shared a lot of history with us as well as what it is like to live there today. Highly recommend this tour. Even the perfume factory was fun, and great products!

  • 01-Nov-2017

    Well run tour with plenty of sights to see.

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