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Per Person $125 USD
Child (Ages 2 through 12) $80 USD
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If you have a problem with those crowded, big bus tours operated by the cruise lines and you're a little thrifty, here's the perfect tour for you. Visit the best of the French Riviera along with a few others in a very comfortable van driven by an experienced, personable driver for just about what the big bus tours cost. And since it's a ShoreTrips tour, you know it's first class!

Travel to Nice--the capital of the French Riviera--along the coastal road, passing by the beautiful bay of Villefranche, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, and more. Arriving in Nice, you will drive along on the Promenade des Anglais--a curving 4.3 mile palm-lined seaside boulevard perched just above the rocky beach.

Your tour of Nice begins at Castle Hill where you will take in some amazing sites: the ruins of the castle, lush gardens where people come to relax on a beautiful day, and the gorgeous waterfall from where you will enjoy the most dazzling views of Nice.

Next you are on to Cimiez, a chic northern suburb where considerable Roman remains are located. Pass in front of the Regina--Queen Victoria's Winter House--and stop at the ruin of the Roman arena, dating all the way back to the 1st century. Of course, no trip to the Cimiez quarter would be complete without a visit to the 17th century Franciscan Monastery, which sits high above the town's center. And don't miss the gardens, in which there is an ancient sundial where, if you stand in the correct spot, your shadow will give you the correct time.

Make a stop in front of the Russian Orthodox Church, which is a copy of the one in Moscow, Russia. Built by Tsar Nicolas in 1912, the Cathedral contains superb treasures of icons, woodwork, and frescoes, and was the first to be designated a Russian Orthodox Cathedral outside Russia.

Finally, head to the heart of Nice: the Old Town and (in the morning) the Cours Saleya, or Flower Market. The daily morning flower market offers much more than just flowers, including plants, fresh fruit, vegetables, deli foods, bread, cacti, olives, and more.

Even if you miss the flower market, you will not miss the special atmosphere that resides in this part of the city--restaurants, cafés, and the market place--that you truly cannot get anywhere else!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier or your hotel
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Visit to:
  • Nice
  • Castle Hill
  • Cimiez
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Russian Orthodox Church
  • Old Town

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 1:30 PM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• This is a shared tour. It may make a stop or two in some of the visited cities or villages to pick up passengers but that will not affect the tour itself.


• A minimum of 2 people is needed to operate this tour.
• This tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests per vehicle.
• Please note that the order or structure of this itinerary may change due to outside circumstances. You will still have a wonderful experience!
• This is a shared tour. It may make a stop or two in some of the visited cities or villages to pick up passengers but that will not affect the tour itself.
• We cannot refund you if you are late for this excursion due to tendering. You must arrange the tender ticket/reservation on board your ship prior to the trip date.
You are purchasing a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the pace of the group. If you use a walker, wheelchair or scooter or if you have mobility problems you will be refused service and not refunded. We suggest that you purchase a private tour for your best enjoyment.