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Shore Excursion French Riviera provided by Blu Riviera

Shore Excursion French Riviera

Shore Excursion French Riviera
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About
We will walk through the flower market of Nice and the Promenade des Anglais with the possibility of tasting of local dishes. We will together discover some hidden marks, that tell us the story of Nissa la Bella. Then we will continue on the "moyenne corniche" down to the old town of Monaco. We will visit the cathedral where Grace Kelly married Prince Rainiero.  Then we will go to Monte Carlo, the capital of the rich and famous. Finally we will go to Eze. This little village is what some call an eagle's nest as the village is embedded in the top of a hill at 427 meters above sea level. All our services are conducted in mini van VWs with 8 seats, a/c, with a Professional Guide/driver. Parking lots, highways toll's fee's, bottled water, and taxes included. Service includes an insurance against accidents during transportation, except boarding or exiting from the vehicle.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • We begin our tour in the city of Nice, driving along the infamous "Promenade des Anglais” which became famous during la Belle époque at the end of the 18th century. English and Russian Aristocrats visited the city because of the moderate climate and the beautiful landscapes.  We pass the harbor and discover the city from the hill Mont Boron, where Elton John has a residence. We then drive along the "moyenne corniche" and enjoy the panorama over Cap-Ferrat until Eze. We then continue on the "moyenne corniche" down to the old town of Monaco, where you will discover the second smallest country in the world with just 3 square kilometers. We will visit the cathedral where Grace Kelly married Prince Rainiero. We will also see the Oceanographic Museum whose president was the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau and, finally, the Palace of the Grimaldi family. From there we head to Monte Carlo, the capital of the rich and famous, where we will walk around the Casino Square surrounded by the Café de Paris and the famous Hotel de Paris. We can admire the most expensive cars and the peculiar visitors of the Casino. Finally we will go to Eze. This tiny village is what some call an eagle's nest as the village is embedded in the top of a hill at 427 meters above sea level. This town has been the favorite place for some artists like Bono from U2 and Nietzsche, who spent time in Eze writing part of his book, "Thus spoke Saratustra." One of the restaurants in the village, "La chevre d'or," has been the scene for several films, including the "Bucket List." You will also have the opportunity to walk into an authentic medieval village with its shops and a botanical garden, where the old fort was located.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We begin our tour in the city of Nice, driving along the infamous "Promenade des Anglais” which became famous during la Belle époque at the end of the 18th century. English and Russian Aristocrats visited the city because of the moderate climate and the beautiful landscapes.  We pass the harbor and discover the city from the hill Mont Boron, where Elton John has a residence. We then drive along the "moyenne corniche" and enjoy the panorama over Cap-Ferrat until Eze. We then continue on the "moyenne corniche" down to the old town of Monaco, where you will discover the second smallest country in the world with just 3 square kilometers. We will visit the cathedral where Grace Kelly married Prince Rainiero. We will also see the Oceanographic Museum whose president was the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau and, finally, the Palace of the Grimaldi family. From there we head to Monte Carlo, the capital of the rich and famous, where we will walk around the Casino Square surrounded by the Café de Paris and the famous Hotel de Paris. We can admire the most expensive cars and the peculiar visitors of the Casino. Finally we will go to Eze. This tiny village is what some call an eagle's nest as the village is embedded in the top of a hill at 427 meters above sea level. This town has been the favorite place for some artists like Bono from U2 and Nietzsche, who spent time in Eze writing part of his book, "Thus spoke Saratustra." One of the restaurants in the village, "La chevre d'or," has been the scene for several films, including the "Bucket List." You will also have the opportunity to walk into an authentic medieval village with its shops and a botanical garden, where the old fort was located.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36390P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Any Place in Nice, Monaco, Villefranche and Cannes Return Location: Door to door Service in Nice, Monaco, Villefranche and Cannes
  • Nice, Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Additional information
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infant seats available
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Location Name: Any Place in Nice, Monaco, Villefranche and Cannes Return Location: Door to door Service in Nice, Monaco, Villefranche and Cannes
  • Nice, Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infant seats available
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Allison
Orlando7 contributions
Great day in Nice and St. Paul de Vence!
Jun 2019 • Family
We booked a half day shore excursion with Walter during our visit to the Villefranche port. We started off in Nice in the morning by visiting the daily flower market and walking along the waterfront. After we left there, we drove, per Walter's recommendation, to the medieval town of St. Paul de Vence. We loved that area and we were thankful that Walter knew right were to take us for the duration of our tour. He was super friendly and knowledgable and his dog, Jack, made my son's day! If we ever visit that are again, we would definitely call Walter.
Written 15 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wendy-darryl
Rolling Hills Estates, CA98 contributions
Excellent English Speaking French Guide
May 2019 • Couples
My husband and I just finished a full day, private shore excursion with Walter of Blu Riviera. He was excellent. At our request, he drove us two hours into the french countryside of province to see the incredible blue-green waters of the Verdon Gorge, the Chapel Notre Dame de Beauvoir perched high atop the hills in the quaint town of Moustiers Sainte Marie and two wineries (Chateaux Font du Broc and Sainte Roseline) in Les Arcs, Var, France. It was a great, memorable day and we are thankful to him for his kindness, conversation and great driving skills.
Written 8 May 2019
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MENA W
Merci Beaucoup Wendy !!! It was a wonderful day !!! And you are very good walkers ;)
Written 6 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

terrill03
Toronto, Canada589 contributions
Informal, Relaxed, Unhurried The Perfect way to Experience the Best of the Riviera…
Oct 2017 • Couples
We spent an incredible 2 days with Walter of Blu Riviera exploring the beautiful towns and Villages of the French Riviera, one a private tour, the other a small group tour “Essence of Provence”. We like seeing an area through the eyes of a local and Walter is one of the best guides we’ve ever had. He is an engaging host, sharing his knowledge and insights, along with some wonderful tidbits about movies, towns and people. It truly feels as though you are spending day with a friend, and he does know everyone, we even happened upon a film crew making a documentary about a famous Italian artist who he knew…
His itineraries strike a perfect balance in selecting the right mix of perched villages, all gorgeous, each offering something a little different, from perfume in Grasse, an olive grove and mill in Opio, lavender in Tourette Sir Loup, and the artists galleries in St.Paul De Vence. In Gourdon we enjoyed lunch al-fresco (at the best table) overlooking the spectacular views of Gorges du Loup and the Mediterranean.
For our private excursion we headed towards Italy to tour the town of Menton and also spent time in the market purchasing cheeses, meats, baguettes and fruit, that we’d have for a picnic lunch in a beautiful olive grove. Our route took us along the Middle and Upper or Grande Corniche with seemingly impossible breathtaking views at every turn, along with a couple off the beaten path spots you’d never find on your own.
Practicalities: Booking was straightforward…we were picked up at our hotel, and great transportation in a new van.
Written 18 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Terri and Derrill !!! Thank you very much for your review and all the details !!! I really enjoyed touring with you !!! The "pic nic" around the olive trees was a great idea !!! Amicalement Walter
Written 20 November 2017
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rs1823
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
The Highlight of our Vacation
Sep 2017 • Friends
What a treat to have found our new best friend Walter. We used his services for private tour and transfer between Nice and Saint Tropez. He was incredibly helpful throughout the planning process, available by phone and email to help us plan the perfect itinerary based on our group’s interests. When we met up with him for our first excursion, we changed the plan and he came up with an amazing itinerary on the fly moments before we were on our way. On our second excursion, we took a spontaneous detour for a delicious lunch and to take in one more French town before we were on our way home. The van was spacious, comfortable, and clean and we felt safe with his driving. On top of all that, he was 3 for 3 with stellar restaurant recommendations. Should we ever be in the area again, we would not hesitate to spend another day with Walter.
Written 8 September 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Coucou !!! Thank you for your Review !!! I had a great time with you and i enjoy your company !!! If I could rate you i would give you ******** a lot of stars !!! Easy going girls from L.A. Keep your nice friendship with Kate and Ali !!! And i will be here for touring again !!!
Written 12 September 2017
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10Viviana
Amsterdam, The Netherlands164 contributions
Don't look further! You found the perfect guide!
Jun 2017 • Family
I went to visit the South of France with my mother and the French Riviera tour was part of her birthday present, so I was careful in choosing the tour operator. After doing my online research and through a recommendation, I found Walter's company. He was very easy to communicate with and booking the tour with him was no issue at all. 5 ladies joined the tour with us and they mentioned they have contacted him the previous night and it was possible to accommodate the tour in a short time, which means he is also very flexible. The experience was wonderful as we saw a lot of nice places in only one day and at the same time we felt we spent enough to explore the main attractions. Walter speaks fluently many languages and his explanations on the places we visited were very comprehensive. He is a very kind person and treated everybody in the tour with respect. What a wonderful day! I totally recommend him!
Written 16 July 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Merci Beaucoup !!! It was a great day !! and i am sure your mother got a nice birthday present !!! Thank you for your booking and if you come back give me a call :)
Written 7 August 2017
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madsim25
6 contributions
Book with Walter!!!
Jun 2017 • Family
We had a wonderful time with Walter from Blu Riviera. We went to Villafranche with Celebrity Cruises, and decided we did not want to do the cruise excursion. We booked our own excursions because we were a multi-generation family with 7 people and wanted the flexibility a private tour would provide. I actually contacted another company (which I found on TA) and they were booked, but recommended Walter- how wonderful to have a reference from a colleague! We are 100% certain we got the better end of this deal. We could not have been more thrilled with our time with Walter, and I have already recommended him to friends who will be traveling to the area next summer. He picked us up in a very comfortable 7-8 person van with great AC and we were able to have a very flexible tour. He was easy to find at the cruise port and was very easy and responsive during our communications leading up to the trip. we first went to Nice, where Walter showed us around the Flower Market and introduced us to his favorite treat (delicious!). He was so accommodating when our kids came across a dog trainer and dog, and wanted to spend more time with them. He also took us to Monaco- my 10yo son loves cars, and after seeing how much he enjoyed seeing the expensive, elite cars outside the Monaco Casino, we decided to go to the Car Museum- worth the time and money for us, if you have someone in your party who loves cars- you should go. he gave us options about what to do for lunch, and we wanted something quick so we could continue touring- he took us to get delicious pizza and cokes. he said the week before his clients wanted a longer sit down lunch- so he can accommodate whatever you want. we finished our day walking around the charming village of Eze. Walter gave us wonderful suggestions and was flexible and fun. he works very well with children (our were 12, 10, 10), as well as grandparents, and works hard to keep everyone engaged and having fun. He was very attentive to time and made sure we were back at our cruise port in plenty of time, so we never felt anxious about missing our boat. We also noticed that he kept in touch with other tour operators about traffic in the area so there were no surprises. We could not have had a better day, and could not recommend Walter and Blu Riviera Tours more.
Written 25 June 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your feedback, it was nice touring with your family !!! Have a great day !
Written 7 August 2017
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mizzmilkshake
Montreal1 contribution
Amazing Tour!
Apr 2017 • Couples
My husband and i were visiting the French Riviera for the first time. Walter was highly recommended by our airbnb host. We decided to contact walter for a day tour of french riviera. he came exactly on time to pick us up and even had water bottles in the cooler for us. He brought us to all theses beautiful villages around Nice. My favorite one was Eze, a must-see!! We had such a great time with walter that we decided to plan another tour with his of the Italian Riviera. I loved that tour even more than the first one. Thank you so much for your insight and sharing these beautiful places with us! See you next time :)
Written 2 May 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Merci Beaucoup !!! Nice feeback !! Nice is Nice :) and Italy is super Nice too !!! Bussana Vecchia is very ....
Written 7 August 2017
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Franziska H
Dresden, Germany8 contributions
Private tour with lots of insight
Apr 2017 • Couples
The tour with Walter was a great experience!
I had been to the Côte d’Azur more than 10 years ago and seen many places. But Walter brought us to some real jewels of the Riviera and left me amazed about what is still to be explored. He showed us St.Paul de Vence, Nice at night as well as Eze and Villefranche. Not only does he speak many languages fluently, but he knows all the roads along the coast for sure. And he is a guide that for sure loves what he is doing - he has so much knowledge about history and culture. Ah, and not to forget does he know about French cuisine and knows super good restaurants.
I totally RECOMMEND contacting him for a tour, absolutely WORTH IT.
Written 24 April 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you !!! it was great to have you in Nice !!! see you next time !! Biz !
Written 7 August 2017
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2caligirlbg
Aliso Viejo, CA16 contributions
Amazing Experience
Jun 2016 • Family
My daughter and I did a shared shore excursion with Blu Riviera to see Nice, Monte Carlo, Monaco, and Eze. Walter was our tour guide, and he was fantastic. He was friendly and accommodating, and had so much knowledge about the area. He gave us a great explanation about everything, and was soooo patient with answering the endless questions some people from the group had. He took us to some amazing picture sites, and was always willing to take pictures of us as we did not have a selfie stick. He was giving us an ample time to explore on our own at each place, but always with a clear explanation of the place beforehand, and with clear instructions about the meeting time and place. We had an amazing and unforgettable day with Walter and Blu Riviera, and we cannot wait to go back, as we fell in love with the beautiful places we saw. Thank you Walter for this amazing experience!
Written 1 August 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I am glad you liked the tour, i hope you will back one day to this amazing part of the world :)
Written 18 August 2016
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Sergio F
4 contributions
Beautiful French Riviera
Jul 2016 • Family
One cannot visit thouroughly a place as shore excursion when tied with a time limit but thanks to Walter Mena as guide, visiting the French Riviera surpussed our expectations.

In just 7 hrs, thanks to Walter, we visited Nice and its beautiful flower market, enchanting Eze, then went to the collection of cars museum of the Prince of Monaco, and went around Montecarlo as well. Walter picked us up from Cannes cruise port, was exceptionally knowledgeable & professional. We wouldn't have done all this alone..for sure. A true guide !!

Written 17 July 2016
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Thank you for your choice and when i can i like to take my clients to look to the collection of cars ... is it simply amazing !!! Merci :)
Written 18 August 2016
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Best Day ever with Walter and Jack
A perfect Day in the South of France with an amazing, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide! It was such a pleasur
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Excellent Tour Guide!!!! Well worth the trip!!!
Walter spoke very good English, knew a lot about the area and overall was very reasonably priced!!! I first went t
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Excellent tour of St Paul de Vence, Domaine de la Source and Vignoble Rasse
Antonio is a great driver and tour guide. Very friendly, and happy to play our terrible music over the bluetooth.
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The best day of our trip
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Lovely day.
Went on the Riviera group tour with Walter. It was only the two of us as season just beginning but Walter was upbea
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Provençal Tour
We had a great time, I've never been one for organized tours but this was amazing. Walter showed us places we'd oth
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Fabulous daytrip along the French Riviera
Walter was an amazing guide. We spent the morning heading east toward Monaco then the afternoon exploring Antibes a
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Great half day private group tour with Walter from the cruise port in Cannes!
Our small group from our cruise ship booked Walter, Blu Riviera, for a half day tour/transfer to St. Paul de Vence
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Incredible day in Provence!!
My sister and I had an absolutely fantastic experience with Walter on the small group tour visiting Provence! It fe
Maree61
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Visit to the hill towns from Nice.
Wow! An amazing day visiting Tourette, St. Jean De Vence, Gourdon & Grasse. Our guide Walter showed us the towns w
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Reading other reviews I'm not surprised Walter our guide got such a high rating.This was our second experience with
lani102015
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Walter is amazing!
We found Walter on the recommendation of a staff member at Château des Alpilles, where we stayed before coming to E
cruiseEurope
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Wonderful tour
Walter picked us up from port of Monte Carlo. He showed us the beauty of Monte Carlo, Nice, and Eze. Walter is ve
Kanwar A
Kanwar A
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One of the most beautiful days of my life.
The Blu Riviera tour with Walter was one of the best days of my life. Why? Walter ensured we traveled to all the mu
rhythmb2016
rhythmb2016
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Heavenly day ! Owe it all to Walter
I write this review on behalf of my brother . he travelled today , with Walter - my brother especially called me i