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Cannes: Half and Full-Day Provencal Wine Tours

1. Cannes: Half and Full-Day Provencal Wine Tours

Tour the Var commune in Provence on a half- or full-day wine tasting tour, and taste the famous Côtes de Provence AOC wines. Departing Cannes, drive towards Draguignan, close to the Operation Dragoon landing site of August 1944, when the Allies liberated the region from German occupation in World War II. Stop at the Château Saint-Martin, steeped in history and full of treasures. It has belonged to the same family since the 18th century and features exceptional wine cellars. After a guided tour, taste some of the wines and learn about the Provencal production. Continue to Château Font du Broc, an acclaimed estate of the Côtes de Provence appellation. The mood is set as soon as you step through the doors of the historic château. After a guided tour of the prestigious domain, visit the cellar to see a superb underground cathedral dedicated to wine. The 3rd domain of your tour will be Château Sainte-Roselyne, where the Romanesque chapel features works of art by Chagall, Giacometti, and Ubac. Visit the cellars and taste the wines of this historic winery, before continuing to the picturesque village of Les Arcs sur Argens, where you can wander the medieval streets at leisure.

Private Half-Day Tour of the French Riviera in a Vintage Car

2. Private Half-Day Tour of the French Riviera in a Vintage Car

Spend half a day in the French Riviera on a tour completely based on your wishes on board the mythic French car: the Citroën Traction Avant. This car was the world's first front-wheel-drive steel monocoque production car and successfully pioneered front-wheel-drive on the European mass car market. It was built from 1934 to 1957. Among the numerous sites on the Riviera, select the ones you most desire to visit. You can stop in the famous cities and villages, or travel quietly along the magnificent Estérel coast road from Cannes to Fréjus. As this is a private tour for your single group, you are free to manage the time you want to spend at each site. If you love a particular site and decide to stay a bit more than initially planned instead visiting another one, no problem. Additionally, if you are not quite certain what you want to see, allow your local driver to help you decide what best fits the interests of your group. Some examples of tours (you can see on the picture-map): · Cannes (La Croisette) – Mougins (Old Village with artists) – Grasse (perfume factory) – Gourdon (Medieval village) · Cannes (La Croisette) – Estérel cost road until Fréjus (Harbor) · Grasse (center of old city and perfume factory) - Gourdon (Medieval village) – Gorges du Loup road – Tourrettes sur Loup (sweet factory) To communicate your desired itinerary, please provide a detailed description at the time of booking by leaving a note in the comments field during the checkout process. If you would like something more customized, don't hesitate to ask. You will receive a reply very quickly that will let you know if this is possible for the provided duration of time, or if you should extend your booking. You can also simply ask for a proposed optimized itinerary in the area you want to visit.

Nice: Private 5-Hour Provence Tour

3. Nice: Private 5-Hour Provence Tour

You'll begin by being collected from your accommodation, from where you will be transferred in a comfortable and air-conditioned car or minivan with an informative and bilingual guide. Your itinerary will be flexible and tailored to your personal preferences, allowing you to choose your private 5-hour tour at 9:00AM, 2:00PM, or 7:30PM. Enjoy an extraordinary walk and visit the medieval village of Eze, and take a look at the splendid panorama of this beautiful site whilst discovering the secrets of perfumes with a free guided tour of the Fragonard Perfumery. From there, discover the mythical Principality of Monaco where you will have time to observe the old town, the cathedral, the palace, and the changing of the guard. Continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo, a luxury haven with a famous casino and high-end shops. Take time for lunch at one of Monaco's many exquisite restaurants before heading back on the road. Following that, visit Antibes. Resolutely oriented towards tourism, Antibes is a mixture of nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. You can visit the old town, as well as the largest commercial and luxury marina in Europe: the Port of Billionaires. You will later explore Saint-Paul-de-Vence, nicknamed the "Jewel of Provence", where you can discover all the charms of this village which has seduced many painters and other artists throughout history. Immerse yourself in centuries of history and artistic creativity as you stroll through the streets of this walled medieval village. The final destination of your Provençal journey will be to the city of stars, Cannes. There you can discover the French Beverly Hills, stroll along the famous Croisette, and enjoy hotels, restaurants, and luxury shops. At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will return you to your tour's starting point.

Cannes: Private 8-Hour Sightseeing Tour

4. Cannes: Private 8-Hour Sightseeing Tour

After being met at your cruise terminal, you can spend an unforgettable 8-hours in a private air-conditioned van, for 2 to 8 people. From there you can choose from a range of activities, from exploring the riviera to shopping. Your convenient chauffeur-driven vehicle will allow you to make the most of your day without walking and without fatigue, and you will also be able to park close to each visiting point throughout the day. Your first stop will be Nice, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Hauts de Villefranche and the Cap Ferrat. You can then move on to discover the Medieval village of Ezé, where you can explore a nearby perfume shop. Next up, you will advance to the principality of Monaco, where you can enjoy a visit to the cathedral, pay homage to the princes and princesses of Monaco, as well as to the magnificent palace of the prince. Next up, explore the Medieval town of St. Paul de Vence, before moving on to Antibes where you will visit its scenic port, where you can take in views of luxurious super-yachts and clear water. Before your return to your ship, you will make one final stop to the red carpet of "French Hollywood".

Cannes: 6-Hour Private French Riviera Shore Excursion

5. Cannes: 6-Hour Private French Riviera Shore Excursion

When your cruise ship stops in the port of Cannes, meet your driver-guide who will be holding a sign with your name. Hop into an airconditioned van for 2-8 people and begin your 6-hour private tour adventure. Make the first stop in Nice and admire the panoramic views of Hauts de Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. Then head to the medieval village of Eze where you will have the chance to visit the Fragonard perfumery. Next, head to the principality of Monaco and enjoy a visit to the cathedral where you can pay homage to the princes and princesses of Monaco and see the magnificent palace. Finish your excursion in Monte Carlo where you will find the famous casinos and L'hotel de Paris. Drive along the track of the Formula 1 Grand Prix before you return to your cruise ship.

French Riviera Private Half-Day Tour

6. French Riviera Private Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour exploring the glitzy French Riviera, based on your own itinerary and traveling in luxury minivans. Along with up to 8 participants, choose your departure point on the French Riviera from Italie, Monaco, Eze, Nice, Antibes, Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes, St. Tropez, Marseille, Aix en Provence, or the Côte d'Azur countryside. Discover the hidden gems of Saint Tropez, explore the fashionable city of Nice, or walk the red carpet at Cannes. Explore the playground of the jet set and former arsitocracy, and see luxury marinas, yachts and casinos, as well as enchanting hillside towns. You can choose your point of departure, return time and selected destinations. Simply provide a detailed description at the time of booking by leaving a note in the comments field. Or consult with the experts at Liven Up to plan your perfect day out.

From Nice or Cannes: Verdon Gorge and Lavender Fields

7. From Nice or Cannes: Verdon Gorge and Lavender Fields

Explore the natural wonders of the French countryside on a guided tour to the Verdon Gorge. Admire spectacular views and visit nearby villages for an unforgettable experience. Depart from Nice or Cannes in the morning and head for the Gorges du Loup. Make a stop here for incredible views of the waterfall. Continue along the road to Castellane, the entrance of the Verdon Gorge. Take time to explore this charming village, famous for its picturesque chapel built on a rock overlooking the village below. Finally, come to the Verdon Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Europe at 700 meters high. Visit the spots that offer the best panoramic views across the canyon - perfect for photos. Next stop: Moustiers Sainte Marie. Visit this scenic village built along the lake of Sainte Croix. Enjoy free time here to explore the winding streets, and have some lunch. Then, if in season, head to the beautiful lavender fields and capture one-of-a-kind photos of the purple fields.

From Nice: French Riviera Private Driver & Tailor-Made Tour

8. From Nice: French Riviera Private Driver & Tailor-Made Tour

Discover the French Riviera with a tailor-made private tour with your personal driver guide who will be pleased to answer to all your requests or wishes.  Here is a sample of what can be done on this 8-hour tour: visit Cannes, renowned for its film festival, its major designers, its prestigious hotels, and its sandy beaches. Admire the gorgeous French Riviera marina in Antibes and enjoy the view of the Bay of Angels from its fortification walls. Head to the countryside and visit Saint-Paul de Vence, where great painters and artists have stayed. The medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views is worth a visit. Discover the secrets of perfume with a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. Visit Monaco’s Old Town, the cathedral and see the course used for the Formula One Grand Prix up close. In Monte Carlo, see how the rich and famous live with its palaces, casinos, luxury boutiques and beautiful gardens.

Cannes Shore Excursion: Cannes and Antibes Private Tour

9. Cannes Shore Excursion: Cannes and Antibes Private Tour

Join this tour to discover the chic seaside resorts of Cannes and Juan-les-Pins. Experience the beauty of these charming towns on the French Riviera on the shores of the Mediterranean. This excursion is ideal for cruise passengers arriving in the port of Cannes. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace near the Old Port. See the place that accommodates the largest festival of cinema in the world. Admire the famous red carpet and spot over 150 handprints of celebrities in front of Palais des Festivals and in the parks. Take a stroll along one of the most appreciated jewels of Cannes, the "Croisette" boulevard. The promenade of La Croisette is lined with magnificent sandy beaches designer stores and the new harbor. Then, continue to Antibes, Juan-les-Pins and Cap d'Antibes. Enjoy a walk through the walled city, under the watchful eye of "Fort Carré" on the outskirts of Antibes. Marvel at the largest private yacht in the world along the ramparts overlooking the sea.

From Cannes: French Riviera 8-Hour Shore Excursion

10. From Cannes: French Riviera 8-Hour Shore Excursion

On this 8-hour tour you will discover the real French Riviera. The experienced bilingual driver guide will pick you up from the port in Cannes and guide you through the most beautiful and exciting places of the French Riviera. Take the advantage of the experienced bilingual guide to learn about wonderful culture, ancient history, shopping areas, and sightseeing in the South of France. During this magnificent tour you will travel through the amazing French Riviera to explore Eze, La Turbie, Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The first stop will be at the medieval village Eze, located at an altitude of 429 above sea level. You will visit the Fragonard factory to discover the secrets of perfume and explore the curious exotic gardens, great history, and fine art. You will then drive through the village La Turbie, also called the "Terrace of Monaco" due to the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Here you can see the Trophy of the Alps, a roman monument built in 7 BC. You will then continue on to the luxurious Principality of Monaco, known as “The Rock” for its location on a rocky headland extending to the Mediterranean Sea. Here you will explore the Old Town and visit the Prince Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, and the cathedral built with white stone in the Neo-Romanesque style, where Grace Kelly and Rainier were married and buried. On the way to Cannes you will stop at the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. By entering the city through the Royal Gates, you will lose yourself in the plexus of streets where every home is depicted like a souvenir store or an art studio. The tour then heads to Antibes, the city where Picasso lived. Explore the old quarters, where it seems that the spirit of the medieval times is still alive. Eventually you will reach Cannes, where the Cannes Film Festival takes place every year. Cannes is probably the most spectacular place of the French Riviera with its beautiful bay framed by mountains on land, its lovely beaches, the boutiques, and the famous Promenade de la Croisette that stretches for 2.5 kilometers along the sea. Here you can see the world-famous buildings including the Carlton, Majestic Barrière, Royal, the casino, Palais des Festivals, and Congresses.

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What people are saying about Cannes

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 24 reviews

As a solo female traveler - I wanted a private and high quality tour - this tour fit the bill. The Citroen was beautiful and got a lot of attention - it was fun to get waves and smiles from everyone we passed. Phillipe was very knowledgeable of the area and had a great itinerary. He communicated several times before the tour to make sure the time/itinerary was ok. I got the feeling he would be flexible with the itinerary/time which was good. Phillipe had arranged a tour for me at Fragronard Maisson in English. The tour was wonderful and I learnt a lot about perfume and got to see the production line in action. After the tour we took the mountain roads to Gourdon which was really pretty.In Gourdon - Phillipe gave me a tour of the medieval town and told me about the area and history. I really enjoyed the uniqueness of the tour and I’m so glad I did it. Phillipe was very knowledgeable and friendly. I felt right at home with him and enjoyed riding around in style. This is a must do tour!

We loved this wine excursion in the Var, because indeed apart from the remarkable domains that we visited, our guide Jacques by his kindness, his knowledge and multiple experiences brought historical, cultural and personal touches which made these visits and tastings amazed us. A mention for Château Font de Broc which is exceptional. Thank you Jacques for these wonderful moments that you made us live

Phillippe knew the area and geography extremely well. He explained everything to us and allowed us the decision on where we would go. He was extremely polite, sensitive in that he knows when to chat and when to stay quiet but above all, an extremely competent and safe driver. The car is a beautiful piece of engineering and is also a piece of art. It is comfortable and just a joy to sit and ride in.

Rainer picked us up at the port as agreed and brought us safely to all the desired places. He is a very good and friendly guide with the right amount of smack. It was a great day.

Superb booking

Excellent driver very knowledgable and was very flexible with the routes and managed our short stay to the max. RECOMMEND THIS BOOKING 100%.