OVERVIEW: Discover two of the French Riviera's most celebrated cities with a guided visit to Nice, the sophisticated playground of the rich, and Eze, the mountain top enclave with supreme views.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a guided walk on the elegant promenade of old Nice and approx. 30 minutes to shop and explore on your own. In the village of Eze, enjoy an exhilarating walk along the narrow cobblestone streets lined with many shops and local artisans and approx. 30 minutes of free time.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1 mile with steep inclines and some steps. Eze is not wheelchair accessible but guests may remain at the bottom of the village.
Discover two of the French Riviera's most celebrated cities with a guided visit to Nice, the capital of the region and sophisticated playground of the rich, and Eze, the mountain top enclave with supreme views.
-Nice: Enjoy a guided walking tour and free time on the promenade of old Nice
-Eze: Visit the charming medieval village that is perched on a craggy peak.
-Middle and Lower Corniche roads: Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast of the French Riviera.
Your tour begins with a drive along the Lower Corniche road to Nice, the well-known city of the jet-set. From the coach, you'll have breathtaking views of your ship anchored in the Villefranche harbor. Upon arrival in Nice, you’ll drive through the famous palm-lined Promenade des Anglais and by the main landmarks. You'll stop to visit the Old Town of Nice, where tall houses and the cool streets, bright with flowers and laundry, make for a delightful stroll. You'll enjoy a walk on the Cours Saleya, the elegant promenade of old Nice, now lined with shops and restaurants. You will have approximately 30 minutes of free time to shop or explore along the seaside or through the colorful Old Town.
Proceed to the mountaintop village of Eze via the scenic Middle Corniche road. This charming medieval village is perched on a craggy peak 1,400 feet (420 meters) above the Mediterranean. Capture the exceptional views of Villefranche and Beaulieu and enjoy an exhilarating walk along the narrow cobblestone streets lined with many shops and local artisans. Closed to traffic, the only means of seeing this medieval village is to walk its stairways. Guests with walking difficulties may remain at the bottom square of the village to relax at a café or browse for souvenirs. After the walking tour, you will have approximately 30 minutes of free time to shop or explore on your own. At the end of your tour, you will rejoin the coach for the return drive to the port.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port
-Camera and cash for shopping
What to Wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over flat and cobblestone surfaces with steep inclines and some steps.
-Eze is not wheelchair accessible as it requires a long uphill walk with steep incline and many steps. Guests may remain at the bottom of the village where there are cafés and boutiques.
-The order of this tour may be reversed or altered depending on traffic or local conditions.
-Please note you may be required to check large bags, backpacks, video cameras, and/or personal water bottles at designated check points.