Discover Nice Shore Excursion Detail
Activity Level
Port: Villefranche, France
Approx. Duration: 4 hours
Adult Pricing: $89 USD*
Child Pricing: $89 USD*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Discover Nice

Enjoy an enlightening tour of Nice’s most well-known areas and then delve deeper into the bountiful charms of the capital of the French Riviera during free time.


After departing from the pier, you will enjoy an immensely scenic drive to Nice, entering along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, which was built in 1830. Sights along the way will include the ornate Negresco Hotel, which has been deemed a National Historic Monument, and the multi-domed Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, a Russian Orthodox church built in 1912 for aristocrats who vacationed in Nice before the Russian Revolution.


You will also see the hilltop neighborhood of Cimiez. Once the capital of a Roman province, Cimiez has been extensively excavated, revealing a small amphitheater and ancient baths. There is also a museum devoted to long-time resident Henri Matisse, who is buried here.


Upon reaching the Old Town, you will begin a walking tour perhaps along Cours Saleya, a promenade lined with pastel-colored architecture. Afterwards, you'll have ample time to further explore on your own or perhaps just take the opportunity to observe a genuine slice of daily life as the locals browse the shops of Old Town for garden-fresh produce, fragrant spices and colorful flowers.


For those looking to purchase a memento of their visit, the shops here offer a variety of local goods such as honey, olive oils, fruits and handicrafts. Or perhaps you'd prefer finding a seat at a sidewalk café where you can do some people watching and sample the local cuisine. Be sure to leave room for dessert, especially if you love ice cream. The flavors often reflect locally grown herbs such as rosemary, thyme and lavender. Following your free time, you will rejoin your coach and travel back to the ship in Villefranche.


Note: This tour includes approximately 75 minutes of moderate guided walking plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There will be uneven cobblestone surfaces and steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with walking difficulties are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Most public restrooms are pay-for-use so it is recommended guests bring along local currency.
Activity Level
Port: Villefranche, France
Approx. Duration: 4 hours
Adult Pricing: $89 USD*
Child Pricing: $89 USD*
*Prices vary by sail date.