Cannes Shore Excursion: Small-Group Half-Day Trip To Nice


After docking in the Mediterranean city of Cannes, discover the many delights of Nice on this half-day French Riviera shore excursion. Travel from Cannes along the beautiful Middle Corniche road to Nice taking in breathtaking coastal scenery on the way and hit the citys highlights with your guide. Wander along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, shop for souvenirs among the markets of Cours Saleya and discover the squares of Old Town (Vieille Ville), including Place Garibaldi. Your group size is limited to eight to ensure a more personalized experience.


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Details about this tour

When your cruise ship docks in the coastal city of Cannes, board a luxury 8-passenger minivan and head out along the Middle Corniche road to Nice, one of the most vibrant cities on the Cte d'Azur and a must-visit while in the French Riviera. Listen as your guide talks of the French Rivieras rich history and heritage and take in beautiful views of the Mediterranean scenery from the comfort of your minivan.

When you arrive, hop out and walk down the Promenade des Anglais, the city's famous seaside street lined with beautiful beaches, restaurants, hotels and Belle Epoqueera buildings. Ascend Castle Hill for marvelous views over the rooftops of Nice below.

Continue to the district of Cimiez, a former winter retreat of Englands Queen Victoria. A vibrant and exciting part of town, Cimiez plays host to the annual Nice Jazz Festival each summer.

Driving out along the Promenade des Arts, gaze upon the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Acropolis Center, Sosnos curious 'Square Head' sculpture outside the library and the towering minarets of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

Explore the colorful lanes of Old Town (Vieille Ville), and step back in time as you explore enchanting 18th-century Place Garibaldi, considered one of the most impressive town squares on the French Riviera. Wander among the varied markets of the Cours Saleya and soak up the atmosphere as you shop for souvenirs. The flower market (morning tour only) is a real highlight, so don't miss it!

When your time in Nice comes to an end, travel back along the coastal roads to Cannes, where your excursion ends with drop-off at the port.

Worry-free Shore ExcursionWe will ensure your timely return to Cannes 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.


  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned minivan
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


  • vjporpiglia

    The tour guide makes or breaks your excursion. On the drive from Cannes to Nice, our guide provided the information you would expect regarding the film festival and . Once we arrived at Nice, he sent us off on our own to explore the garden, church, colosseum and the town center. This was the least favorable tour of the eight we took.

  • dmwith3

    Our guide Marie was wonderful, she was so informative and knowledgeable about cannes and Nice. She even made sure we were able to stop at a Starbucks so my son could continue his cup collection.

  • kcsen

    Our guide, Karolina, was prompt, very knowledgeable, friendly, engaging, and flexible. We enjoyed her wealth of knowledge of Cannes and Nice, the history to present day. We saw everything we wanted to see and had some time for wandering. It was great!

  • Lesli G

    The small group tour was ok. Felt like s quick bus tour with points left and right. Maybe add more time in the square/ market to explore and experience or stok at the " chair " to stroll and enjoy. Just ok.

  • praveen S

    this was one of the best excursion, guide was nice and very friendly.
    we enjoyed the trip from beginning to the end
    highly recommended.

  • kenira

    Beautiful views and very nice ride.

  • am.levesque

    la guide n était pas assez explicite de quoi nous allons faire nous marchions sans savoit quoi ou ou nous allions voir et ou aller pour aller par nous memes

  • Neal C

    Cecile was the best! She is professional, knowledgeable, skilled amazing driver, interesting, vibrant, and she loves the area and is steeped in its culture. Cecile is the key. I don't know what this tour would be like with another guide, but with Cecile it was top notch.

  • Linda R

    Expected more given the price. Pick-up at the cruise dock was confused and the contracted company phone number went directly to voicemail. Van was too small to accommodate 9 adults comfortably for a 4 hour tour. More commentary could have been provided throughout the tour. Good opportunities for photos, but little free time.

USD 69.62
Per Person
9 Reviews