Start your tour with pick-up from your central Nice hotel by your private guide, then set out along the coast towards Cannes. Enjoy the views along the idyllic Mediterranean coast as you journey along the French Riviera, and after an around 45-minute drive, arrive in glamorous Cannes.
Discover why Cannes has been dubbed the ‘Hollywood of France’ as you admire the legendary Palais des Festivals, where the annual Cannes Film Festival is held, and stroll along the ‘Path of the Stars’, Cannes’ version of Hollywood’s ‘Walk of Fame’. While you’re there, use your free time to marvel at the views along the glittering seafront promenade of La Croisette, stroll along the beach, or visit the 17th-century Fort Royal (own expense).
Continue to the market town of Antibes, where highlights include Picasso’s house, and ‘Billionaire’s Bay’, nicknamed for its row upon row of luxurious yachts – a reminder of the high-flying celebrities, royals, and business tycoons that vacation in the French Riviera.
Make a stop in the charming hilltop village of Saint-Paul-De-Vence, where you’ll have time to stroll the cobbled streets, admire the medieval architecture, and learn the legacy of former residents including artists such as Jacques Raverat and Marc Chagrall. Then, head back along the coast to Eze to take a tour of the Fragonard perfume factory and learn the secrets of one of France’s most prestigious perfume brands. Continue to nearby La Turbie, where the star attraction is the dramatic ruin of the Trophy of the Alps, a 164-foot (50 meters) tall monument dating back to 6BC.
After crossing the border into Monaco, head straight for Monte Carlo, where you’ll have the rest of the day to take in the highlights at your own pace. Perhaps pose for photos by the landmark Rock of Monaco; watch the Changing of the Guards at the Prince’s Palace; admire architectural wonders such as the Justice Palace and Monte Carlo Cathedral; or visit the Oceanographic Museum (own expense).
Finally, pay a visit to the world-famous Monte Carlo casino, built in 1878 by architect Charles Garnier, and drive around the legendary Grand Prix track, where the annual Formula One Monaco Grand Prix is held.
After an action-packed day, return to Nice, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.