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About Cannes

For once, the old town (Le Suquet) is not the first place to head for even though it is conveniently right behind the port area with the brand new Cannes cruise terminal complex.

Le Suquet boasts a medieval church and castle and narrow streets full of interesting shops and cafés but everyone really wants to stroll first along Boulevard de la Croisette. Everything that has made Cannes a haunt of the rich and famous is here: deluxe hotels, smart casinos, stylish boutiques, trendy art galleries and marinas packed with lavishly out-fitted mega-yachts.

For the ultimate in people-watching, visit the Observatory of Super-Cannes which has lifts up to viewing platforms overlooking La Croisette and the rest of the resort. Nice, Monte Carlo, Antibes, Juan les Pins, St Tropez and the medieval villages of Eze and St Paul-de-Vence are also nearby.

 

Shore excursions in Cannes

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Golden Corniche

Activity low

Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy the sights along France’s most spectacular coastlines and spend some time in the charming town of Saint Raphael.

Admire stunning coastal views along the famous Golden Corniche – the Esterel cliff road - one of the most beautiful parts of the French Riviera. The road runs close to the sea in some areas and passes between villa gardens set with palms, orange trees and mimosa.

The Esterel has a breathtaking beauty and is made up of red volcanic rocks. The fiery red of the rocks makes a striking contrast with the deep blue of the sea.

The fashionable resort town of Saint Raphael is situated on Frejus Bay. The waterfront by the Old Harbour bristles with activity stimulated by the cafés and shops, which line the pavements of Cours Jean Bart and Quai Albert 1st. You’ll have some free time to seek out a souvenir during your visit or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. The stop at Saint Raphael does involve some walking, but this is mainly at passengers’ discretion.

Monaco and Monte Carlo On Your Own

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 8 hours

Discover the opulent Prince’s Palace, exquisite gardens, exclusive shops and casinos or just relax and absorb the atmosphere.

This tour is un-guided, giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy Monaco at your own pace.

You’ll be given a map of the Principality of Monaco and booklet, which includes tourist attractions (including opening times and entrance fees). Attractions you may like to visit in Monaco are the Prince's Palace, the Palace Square, the Oceanographic Museum, Aquarium or Monaco Cathedral - the choice is entirely yours. Your guide will advise you of the meeting point for the bus service between Monaco and Monte-Carlo. (Please note there will only be one complimentary departure.)

You’ll have time in Monte Carlo to shop along the Place du Casino, admire the fabulous yachts in the harbour or perhaps have a flutter at the Casino. Attractions worth a visit include the Japanese Garden and the National Museum.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Due to the very hilly nature of Monaco and Monte Carlo, you will be required to negotiate steps and inclined surfaces. There is a considerable walk to and from the bus drop-off points. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. Entrance fees are not included. The Prince’s Palace is closed from mid-October to mid-April.

Nice And The Little Train

Activity lowShoppingFamily

Duration: 4½ hours

Enjoy the wonderful delights of Nice and take a ride aboard the little ‘tourist train’.

Nice is, the undisputed ‘Queen and Capital’ of the French Riviera. Take a drive along the Promenade des Anglais, a 3-mile-long seafront boulevard with palms and flowers following the curve of the wonderful Bay of Angels.

Popular with both the young and the young-at-heart, the ‘little train’ is a pleasant and unusual way to discover Nice. You’ll board a small open-air ‘tourist train’ for a narrated panoramic ride through Nice. See the narrow streets of the old town, featuring interesting buildings and an abundance of small shops, bars and restaurants. Make your way up to Castle Hill which offers wonderful views over Old Nice and the glittering Bay of Angels.

You’ll have approximately 1 hour of free time to enjoy the sights and atmosphere of this popular Riviera resort town. Stroll along the beachfront promenade, wander through the old town and purchase some local specialities or a souvenir of your visit.

Essential information

This tour operates by coach and trolley train. There is an approximate 25 minute walk from the coach parking area to the train with an additional 10 minute walk to the old town and 20 minutes walk from the old town back to the coach parking area. There are some steps to negotiate. Passengers will also be required to undertake a certain amount of walking during the free time. In order to use toilet facilities, passengers are advised to purchase a drink from one of the small cafés.

Nice, Cannes and the Little Train

Activity lowShoppingFamily

Duration: 4½ hours

Enjoy the wonderful delights of Nice and then take in the glamour of Cannes aboard the ‘little train’

Nice is the undisputed ‘Queen and Capital’ of the French Riviera. Take a drive along the Promenade des Anglais, a 3-mile-long seafront boulevard with palms and flowers following the curve of the wonderful Bay of Angels.

You’ll have some free time to enjoy the sights and capture the atmosphere of this popular Riviera resort town. Stroll along the beachfront promenade, wander through the old town and purchase some local specialties or a souvenir of your visit.

You’ll head back to Cannes for a leisurely trip on the ‘little train’ to discover the highlights of this glitzy seaside resort. La Croisette, the main avenue, is home to some of the most prestigious palace hotels and the famous meeting point for the stars during the Cannes film festival.

Essential information

This tour is operated by coach and land train and involves limited walking however passengers must be able to undertake an approximate 20 minutes’ walk to and from the coach parking area in Nice and be able to negotiate steps onto and off the coach. Passengers will also be required to undertake a certain amount of walking during free time. In order to use toilet facilities, passengers are advised to purchase a drink from one of the small cafés. These are likely to be located on the basement level. The order of visits may vary. The majority of shops in Cannes will be closed on Sunday calls.

Old Antibes

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3½ hours

Visit the cultural heart of the Côte d’Azur.

With its boat-bedecked harbour, 16th century ramparts and cobbled streets, Antibes is the perfect alternative to the glitz and glamour of Cannes. The town was founded by the Greeks over 2,000 years ago as Antipolis, but changed rule many times before becoming commonly known as Antibes.

Pass by the harbour and enter the walls of Vieil Antibes (Old Town), to begin a guided walking tour of the ramparts and flower-lined streets. Your path will present an abundance of photo opportunities, before arriving at the Provencal Market area, where you can sit and enjoy a refreshing drink in one of the many cafés or head off to explore some of the town’s many hidden treasures.

The foot of the ramparts is home to a small sandy beach, test the temperature and maybe take a dip, or discover Antibes’ links to Pablo Picasso. Chateau Grimaldi was Picasso’s home for 6 months and became the world’s first museum to be dedicated to the artist. Find some inspiration of your own in the Absinthe Museum, this unique underground bar is dedicated to the notorious green potion that was a favourite of poets and artists in the 19th century.

Essential information

The journey to Antibes is approximately 30 minutes each way. There is approximately 30 minutes of guided walking over cobblestoned surfaces during the excursion. The Provencal Market is closed in the afternoons and on Mondays.

 

A selection of cruises to Cannes

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