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PRIVATE: JEWISH NICE AND ANTIBES - FULL DAY TOUR

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person price) $1939 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person price) $2007 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person price) $2088 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person price) $2156 USD
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PRIVATE: JEWISH NICE AND ANTIBES - FULL DAY TOUR

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Nice, one of the oldest human settlements in the world, is named after the Greek goddess of victory, Nike. Gateway to the French Riviera, “Nissa la Belle” or “Nice the Beautiful” is a must-see destination on the Mediterranean. Combine that with a visit to Antibes, an ancient city with a fascinating history. You'll discover all of this, while keeping the focus on the contributions and lives of those cities' Jewish communities, providing for a truly memorable day.

Be whisked away to the Nice Old Town, where you can walk among the red roofs and narrow alleys that have remained almost unchanged since the 1700’s. The story of Jewish Nice is hiding in these streets. Learn how Jewish and non-Jewish residents worked together to build tunnels for Jews to bypass the ghettos, why Nice became a haven during WWII, and the ways in which Jewish, French, and Italian history overlap throughout the centuries.

While in town, we’ll visit the Nice Synagogue. Originally built in 1885, the building survived WWII, was recently renovated and is now an official French monument site.

For a taste of the synthesis of French and Jewish culture, we’ll tour the Musée Marc Chagall, a collection of the famous Jewish painter’s religious works. We’ll see the reminders of Nice’s Jewish past, through a series of Memorials and plaques commemorating the heroism of resistors and memorializing the great losses of the community. We'll see the former “Street of the Jews” where the community was once forced to live. On the hill overlooking the city, we'll visit the Chateau Cemetery and its Jewish section.

Enjoy a delightful lunch at Restaurant Le Leviathan before we head south to make our way to the ancient city of Antibes. On the way to this resort town, we’ll stop at Fort Carre, which was the site of an internment camp during WWII, and hear the stories of many Jews who were interned here during the war.

Upon arrival in Antibes we will see remains of the town’s ancient legacy of Roman Aqueducts scattered around the area. And in stark contrast to the ancient ruins you will see the modern allure of Antibes in its unparalleled Picasso collection. Picasso himself spent several months here painting, and upon his departure donated a number of works to the city.

Antibes is also known for its Gardens, particularly its rose production. It is not uncommon to find parks lined with dramatic and lush rows of roses here. With so much beauty, its no wonder so many Jews have lived along this coast for thousands of years. We will visit at least one of these lovely gardens, more if you wish and time allows.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Driver with expert local guide
  • See/visit in Nice
  • Nice Old Town
  • Marc Chagall Museum (entrance fee not included)
  • Nice Synagogue (must have passport for entrance)
  • “Street of the Jews”
  • Chateau Cemetery
  • Lunch at Restaurant Le Leviathan (not included in price of the tour)
  • See/visit in Antibes
  • Fort Carre
  • Ancient Roman Aqueducts
  • Picasso Paintings
  • Rose Gardens

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Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - no
Sat - no
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (8 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

• Admissions, food, and beverages are not included in the price of this tour.
• The average cost for a 1 course lunch without drinks is 35 EUR.
• Entrance fees to museums and synagogue tours must be paid in local currency in cash at the time of the visit. There are often slightly reduced fees for children, students and those over age 60.
• Marc Chagall Museum entrance fee is 10 EUR.
• Picasso Museum entrance fee is 6 EUR.

Restrictions

• This tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests.
• This tour can accommodate those with walkers and collapsible wheelchairs provided the guest can transfer in and out of the vehicle with assistance. There are ramps at most stops. Please indicate if anyone in your party has limited mobility during the checkout process.
YOU MUST BRING YOUR PASSPORT IN ORDER TO VISIT THE SYNAGOGUE.
• Please note the Picasso Museum is closed on Mondays.
• You may not have time to see everything mentioned in the tour description. As this is a private tour, it is entirely customizable. Contact ShoreTrips for more information.
• If you would like to include some time for shopping, please inform your guide at the beginning of the tour.