Panoramic view of the Riviera from Nice: Discover the charms of the fabled French Riviera with this scenic Côte d'Azur tour from Cannes to Monaco, taking in the chic resort of Juan-les-Pins, ancient Antibes, Nice, the medieval hilltop hamlet of Èze and the glamour and glitz of the Principality of Monaco. This epic day trip offers an intriguing insight into life in one of the wealthiest and most beautiful corners of the earth.
The coast road drive from Cannes to Monaco is just over 50km and there isn’t a kilometre along the way where your eyes won’t be drawn to the scenery or a picturesque village. See the designer shops of Cannes and the world-famous Promenade de la Croisette as the tour heads to Juan-les-Pins, the legendary Swinging Sixties resort that became a byword for cool and sophistication. Fashions change but style is eternal and to this day it is packed with trendy boutiques.
Next up is nearby Antibes, which began life as an ancient Greek settlement 2,500 years ago. Admire the medieval ramparts of what was the coastal retreat of Picasso and Graham Greene among others. Continue to Nice to see the colourful flower market before stepping back in time at the picture-postcard village of Èze, perched high above the millionaires’ retreat of Cap Ferrat.
Arrive at the jet-set playground of Monaco and explore the old town and Monte Carlo, where glamour and wealth are everywhere to be seen. Take in sights such as the marina and the casino, known the world over thanks to the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, before returning back to your accommodation.
Meeting/pick-up point: City centre hotels in Cannes and Nice.
Duration: Nine hours.
Start/opening time: 9am.
End/closing time: 6pm.
Languages: English, French, Spanish and German with Russian, Mandarin, Portuguese and Italian on request.