When your ship is docked in Villefranche, take advantage of your proximity to Nice, one of the most beautiful cities on the French Riviera. Meet your friendly guide at the port, settle into your air-conditioned minivan, and enjoy the views over the Mediterranean coast as you drive into central Nice.
Hear about the development of this glamorous city as you leave your minivan and take a stroll along the iconic Promenade des Anglais. As you walk, look out for the promenade's Belle Epoque buildings, palm trees and views of the sparkling Mediterranean. Then, follow your guide up Castle Hill to enjoy the magnificent views of its gardens and waterfalls, and the rooftops of the city beyond.
Continue to the charming district of Cimiez, famous as a former winter home of Queen Victoria and for the annual Nice Jazz Festival that takes place here every summer. As you drive along the Promenade des Arts, see the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Sosno’s intriguing Square Head sculpture outside Nice library, the Acropolis Center, and the extraordinary onion domes and spires of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
Afterward, immerse yourself in Nice’s history in the Place Garibaldi, the arcade-lined square edging the Old Town (Vieux Nice). Then, soak in the lively atmosphere of Cours Saleya, a famous Nice attraction that’s home to a famous flower market (morning tour only), bustling stalls, boutiques and cafés.
After your tour, relax on your way back to Villefranche where your excursion ends with a drop-off at the port.
Worry-free Shore ExcursionWe will ensure your timely return to Villefranche cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to your next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.