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Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

1. Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

Create your own perfume at the family-run La Maison Molinard perfume factory, founded in 1849, making it one of the oldest perfume manufacturers in France. Learn how Grasse became the world’s capital of perfume and discover how the Molinard factory continues the traditions of excellence today.  Explore how perfume is distilled from raw ingredients, and then select one of the notes from a selection of 90 different essences to make your own individual fragrance. Benefit from the assistance of a Creation Molinard expert to ensure your fantasy becomes reality. Leave with a 50ml bottle of your unique scent.  Please arrive on time for your session, any delay of more than 10 minutes can result in the cancellation.

Grasse: Perfume Workshop

2. Grasse: Perfume Workshop

Created in 1849, La Maison Molinard is a family business that over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed down their secrets. Recognized as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how, the company reinvents itself every day with its passion to create. After your visit to the historical factory, create your own perfume. A contemporary and fun way to create your own perfume in a few key stages. In this workshop, discover 3 bases and 6 essences and create your own 30ml bottle of perfume.

Provence: Guided Tour of the Hilltop Villages of Luberon

3. Provence: Guided Tour of the Hilltop Villages of Luberon

Start your day of discovery with a convenient pick-up service from your driver/guide. You will be met in the lobby of your accommodation in Provence, or from your cruise ship departure terminal. After a short meet and greet with your friendly driver, you will take a brief, scenic drive toward the hilltop villages of the Luberon, where your day's activities will commence.  Upon your arrival in Luberon, your guide will get you acquainted with this magnificent location with a sightseeing tour of some of the villages' most beautiful landmarks. Stroll through Luberon and witness the village of Gordes, considered one of the most beautiful villages in all of France. See the Cistercien abbey of Sénanque and marvel at the infamous red and yellow ochre color palette of the county of Roussillon. Whilst here, enjoy a spot of wine tasting and taste the wine that is famously manufactured in this region.  At lunch, participants are free to pick a beautiful place to sit and have a picnic whilst marveling at the view surrounding them. Alternatively, you can choose to have a restaurant booking made on your behalf - the choice is all yours!  Enjoy the views of Bonnieux and Saignon, a location that will grant you spectacular views of the valley from a high vantage point. Shortly after this, you will get to see a lavender distillery, a feast for the senses awaits you here. You will finish your day off in comfort with a trip back to your accommodation or cruise terminal in your private, air-conditioned vehicle. 

Nice: Private French Riviera Solar Boat Cruise

4. Nice: Private French Riviera Solar Boat Cruise

Enjoy a private and custom cruise from Beaulieu-sur-Mer that's perfect for friends, families, and couples. Discover from the sea the most picturesque perspectives of the Côte d'Azur, such as Pointe-Sainte-Hospice, the Mont-Alban, and Eze village and Villa Leopolda. Start from Beaulieu's marina (Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis), between the city center of Monaco and Nice. Hop on an electric boat that's 100% solar-powered, silent, and odorless with the ability to cruise at a close distance to points of interest. Accompanied by a private guide, glide quietly over the crystal-clear waters. Soak up the spectacular coastline of the Riviera Heartland while passing near memorable yachts, villas, and other sights. As an added perk, the boat is also license-free, so you can take the opportunity to drive as well under the guidance of your private skipper guide. At the end of the tour, return to Beaulieu-sur-Mer's marina.

Aix-en-Provence: Private Old Town Tour

5. Aix-en-Provence: Private Old Town Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel and first visit the city's largest and most famous fountain, La Rotonde. Stroll through the Cours Mirabeau and the Quartier Mazarin to feel the atmosphere of the ancient former capital of the Provence region. Make your way to the heart of the city where you will see the famous Clock Tower of the city. First constructed as a watchtower, it is located adjacent to the city hall and is a popular meeting point on the central square. Finally, discover the Cathedral of St. Sauveur, which has a history dating back to the 5th century. Note the range of architectural styles of the cathedral such as Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque.

From Nice: Riviera Tour by Open-Top Car

6. From Nice: Riviera Tour by Open-Top Car

Get behind the wheel of a unique 3-wheel, open-top vehicle and see the sights of the French Riviera from a different perspective. Use the on-board GPS technology to help you find your way from the Promenade des Anglais with ease. Drive along the coastal roads to see stunning resort towns and hilltop villages, and join the jet set in the elegant principality of Monaco (not advised in July and august) Drive up Mont Alban to get a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, or relax on the only sandy beach in the area in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Stop to make a swim at Eze beach and see the stunning villa and gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Visit the Gallimard perfume factory in the village of Eze and do a workshop on perfume creation, included in your tour.

Arles 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

7. Arles 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Get to know Arles on a 2-hour walking tour of the French city. Maybe you have already heard about this place, as it is famous for its festival of photography, Rencontres d'Arles, which takes place every year in summer. But let's focus on discovering the historical center of this amazing city. Arles has important remains of Roman times, and you will start your tour by visiting the arena of Roman amphitheater, constructed in the 1st century. Then visit the Antique Theatre and the Arles Obelisk. If you would like to visit another place, simply let your guide know your wishes and your tour will be adjusted accordingly. Keep in mind that Arles is also rich in museums, like Musée de la Camargue or Musée Réaltu, which you can visit on your own. Additionally, some of the buildings and cathedrals of Arles are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and are a wonder to behold.

Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

8. Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

Get a local’s perspective of Vieux Nice on an informative 3-hour walking tour of Nice Old Town and Castle Hill. Meet your guide on the seafront, next to the stairs and elevator up to Castle Hill. Listen to an introduction to the history of the most Italian-style French city, starting with its Greek foundations, through its time as a dominion of Savoy to the modern day. Learn about the influence of the English and Russian aristocracy, discover how it got its name, and more. Then, enter the Old Town through a gate built during the reign of one of the last Italian governors. See the old houses of the local nobility, and marvel at baroque churches and monuments. Go to one of the most famous markets in Nice, and breathe in the aromas of the produce on sale. Explore a honeycomb of tiny streets, learning the history of each square, street name, and design. Next, ascend to the top of Castle Hill passing through some of the quietest areas of Vieux Nice. Walk through a forest to the old cemeteries with their panoramic views of the city and harbor. Admire the ruins of the old fortifications, and see the majestic waterfall on the Colline du Chateau. Tuck into a Provençal picnic in the castle gardens, and enjoy a platter of the best local food. Get useful advice and tips on how to spend the rest of your time in Nice from your knowledgeable guide.

Cannes: 6-Hour Private French Riviera Shore Excursion

9. 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.

Nice: Private Evening Tour on Solar Powered Boat

10. Nice: Private Evening Tour on Solar Powered Boat

Start from Beaulieu-sur-Mer's marina, in the famous bay of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, between Nice city center and Monaco. Enjoy a cruise on a private boat accompanied by a guide that will show you the famous spots along the coastline. Admire the famous villas of Kerylos and Ephrussi Rothschild, and the iconic hotels of La Reserve and Royal Riviera. Discover the mooring in front of Villa David Niven above crystal-clear waters or sail between the yachts in evening. At the end of the tour, return to Beaulieu-sur-Mer's Marina. The ship is a 100% solar-powered, silent and odorless electric boat with the ability to cruise at a close distance to points of interest. The boat is license-free so you can take the opportunity to drive as well under the guidance of your private skipper guide.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 68 reviews

Thibault was great accommodating what we wanted to do considering that we got off the ship an hour late. He took us to Cannes, Nice and Eze where we visited the Fragonard perfume factory. Only thing we couldn't do was Monaco, but I had visited it before so I didn't worry about it too much. Will recommend to others as it is a more personal experience.

It was an amazing experience, our skipper and guide provided us with interesting information about the area while also allowing us to enjoy the ride. The ride itself was very smooth, we managed to take a lot of photos and videos while aboard the boat. I would recommend it to everyone!

Our guide Rene was fantastic, we booked a cruise excursion to Monto Carlo and the Cannes area. He took us to the most beautiful places. He was so very knowledgeable about the area. I cannot praise this experience enough. Don’t hesitate to book this tour & ask for Rene.

The tour was great fun. Unfortunately, we couldn't visit two places, including Monaco. Nevertheless, over time it turned out great and we were able to use the 4 hours without getting stressed. We can definitely recommend the tour.

amazing experience! :) worth every "penny"! great for curious 11+ too. Enjoy!