Cannes cruises

Here on the French Riviera, Cannes is known for its beaches, chic boutiques and elegant nightspots around La Croisette promenade. It was a sleepy harbour until 1834, when Lord Brougham stayed here on his travels to Italy and began its transformation into a fashionable resort. It’s now home to the famous film festival and the immortalised handprints of A-list movie stars.

Excursions

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.

  • St Tropez On Your Own

    Discover the delights of the international resort destination of St-Tropez.

    St Tropez On Your Own

    Setting off from Cannes, you’ll head along the highway directly to St Maxime, where you’ll take a boat transfer across to St-Tropez. Upon arrival, the time is yours to spend as you please and to explore at your own leisure.

    With its small fishing boats and luxury mega yachts, The Old Harbour is the place to ‘see and be seen’. Brigitte Bardot made St-Tropez famous in the 1950’s and, ever since, this glamorous resort has attracted visitors, artists and the elite like a magnet.

    The Old Quarter has charming cobblestoned streets with warm pastel-coloured walls, pots of geraniums and glimpses of oleander and bougainvillaea peeking out from walled gardens.

    Whether you choose to browse the shops or simply relax in one of the exclusive waterfront cafés, St-Tropez will show you a glimpse of the millionaire lifestyle.


    This tour operates by coach, boat and on foot. This tour involves some walking, mostly at guests’ discretion. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Euros and major credit cards are accepted for purchases.

    Tour code

    CEQ_020

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Total Riviera Experience

    A full day of sightseeing to discover the highlights of the Côte d’Azur, combined with luncheon in the famed Café de Paris.

    Total Riviera Experience

    Setting off from the port, you will head to Nice for a panoramic drive along the Promenade des Anglais, passing by the famous Negresco Hotel. Continue along the Corniche road and soak up the views of Villefranche, Cap Ferrat and Beaulieu along the way as you head to the Medieval village of Eze. The village is a delight to stroll through, and the charming cobblestoned streets are lined with old stone houses. Enjoy some free time to browse in the small boutiques.

    Re-board your coach and take a drive to Monaco, where you will walk up to the Casino Square for a delicious three-course luncheon, at the famed and stylish Café de Paris.

    Afterwards, you’ll drive to Monaco Rock and enjoy a guided walking tour through the Old Town. Stroll through the cobblestoned lanes, passing by the Oceanographic Museum and St Nicholas’ Church. You will also view the exterior of the Prince’s Palace. Limited free time will be given before your return drive to Cannes.

    This tour will operate by coach and on foot. It involves approximately 2½ hours of walking, which includes some uneven and cobblestoned surfaces, steep inclines and steps. Comfortable, flat non-slip shoes are recommended. Entrance fees are not included at the Prince’s Palace or Casino. Guests are reminded that suitable attire is required for entry to the Café de Paris.

    Tour code

    CEQ_031

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8½ hours

  • Monaco & Monte Carlo On Your Own

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

    Monaco & Monte Carlo On Your Own

    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.



    Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide guests with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual passenger numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 18.81kgs CO2 per passenger.

    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. Prince’s Palace is closed from mid-October to mid-April.

    Tour code

    CEQ_022

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8 hours

  • The Principality of Monaco

    Spend an unforgettable day walking amidst the splendour of Monaco and Monte-Carlo, playground of the rich and famous.

    The Principality of Monaco

    The Principality of Monaco covers just one square mile of the Côte d'Azur. Despite its small size Monaco has a large reputation that spans the globe.

    The Principality of Monaco is proudly ruled by Prince Albert II. You will see the exterior of the Prince’s Palace, home of the royal family. Your guide will show you the Cathedral, where Prince Rainier III married film star Grace Kelly, and where they are now both laid to rest.

    The Principality is composed of four districts: Monaco-Ville; the capital, La Condamine, Monte Carlo and Fontvieille. Visit the most famous district, Monte Carlo, full of glitz and glamour, where fortunes have been won and lost on the roll of a dice. During some free time you will have the opportunity to stroll amidst the exclusive designer boutiques, restaurants and gardens or perhaps do a spot of people watching. One of Monte Carlo’s most famous buildings is, of course, The Grand Casino, which exudes pure elegance and elitism.

    Enjoy a delicious luncheon at a restaurant in Monaco.

    Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide guests with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual passenger numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 18.81kgs CO2 per guest.

    This tour involves around two hours’ walking over uneven and inclined surfaces. There are approximately 80 steps to Casino Square and 19 steps to reach the Cathedral. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. Entrance fees are not included at the Prince’s Palace or Casino. This tour is not available during May due to the Monaco Grand Prix.

    Tour code

    CEQ_002

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8 hours

  • St Raphael & Coastal Drive

    Explore the Riviera, drive along the Golden Corniche, view the beautiful Esterel Hills and visit charming St Raphael.

    St Raphael & Coastal Drive

    From Cannes, head along the highway towards the fashionable seaside resort of St Raphael located on the Golden Corniche.

    Upon arrival, enjoy some free time in St Raphael to explore at your leisure. Visit the old harbour, lined with cafés, browse the small shops and boutiques or simply relax and watch the world go by.

    Whilst in St Raphael, you will be offered refreshments of tea, coffee or a soft drink at a local café.

    After meeting back with your group, re-board your coach for the return drive to Cannes along the famed Golden Corniche. Take in the stunning coastal views, sweeping bays and seaside villages along the way.

    The drive from Cannes to St Raphael is approximately 1½ hours each way. The amount of walking in St Raphael is at guests’ own discretion.

    Tour code

    CEQ_032

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • St Paul De Vence

    Discover the charm of this medieval town and admire the numerous art galleries and quaint boutiques.

    St Paul De Vence

    Take a scenic drive along the sun-drenched coast of the Riviera filled with spectacular beaches and glittering resorts. You will pass by Villeneuve Loubet backed by the glittering blue sea, before heading inland towards the charming, lesser known hill towns, each with their own character.

    St Paul de Vence is one of France’s most lovingly preserved medieval villages. Savour the wonderful atmosphere, winding streets and old buildings. The charm and spectacular scenery, which surrounds St Paul, has changed little over the years and has inspired artists such as Picasso.

    Your guide will walk you to a central point in the village where you will have free time to wander at leisure through the studios, antique shops, and arts and craft galleries. Relax with a refreshment and watch the world go by or take a stroll along the medieval ramparts. You might like to take advantage of your time here and visit the world-class museum of modern art, the Foundation Maeght.

    This wonderful little town is bound to leave a lasting impression.

    Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide guests with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 9.58kgs CO2 per guest.

    This tour involves some walking over uneven cobblestone surfaces and hills. The uphill walk from the coach park takes approximately 15 minutes. The drive between Cannes and St Paul de Vence takes approximately one hour each way.

    Tour code

    CEQ_013

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Simply Nice

    Discover the highlights of wonderful Nice and spend some time browsing the colourful market stalls of the old town.

    Simply Nice

    Take in the sights of the famous Riviera town of Nice during your panoramic drive along the Promenade des Anglais, which sweeps around the Bay of Angels towards Antibes. Enjoy the sights as you pass by the famous Hotel Negresco. Your panoramic tour also includes sights such as the famous Regina Hotel and Cimiez Hill.

    The Old Town and Market area is full of atmosphere; a network of twisting, narrow lanes and steps, where there are tall houses with pastel-coloured façades, shops and restaurants. A flower market is held in the Cours Saleya. Here you will have free time to browse at leisure, admiring the colourful produce and specialities of Provence. Local honey, olive oils, fruits, handicrafts and souvenirs are all beautifully displayed, giving you an ideal opportunity to purchase a memento of your visit or the perfect gift for someone at home.

    This excursion will operate by coach. Guests must be able to undertake an approximate 20 minutes walk to and from the coach parking area. On Mondays the flower market is replaced with a flea market.

    Tour code

    CEQ_030

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4 hours

  • A Nice Place to Visit

    Enjoy the wonderful delights of Nice and take a ride aboard the little land train.

    A Nice Place to Visit

    Nice is, the undisputed ‘Queen and Capital’ of the French Riviera. Take a drive along the Promenade des Anglais, a three-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 you wonderful views over Old Nice and the glittering Bay of Angels.

    You’ll have approximately one 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.



    Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide passengers with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual passenger numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 11.29kgs CO2 per guest.

    This tour is operated 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 also some steps to negotiate. Guests will also be required to undertake a certain amount of walking during the free time. In order to use toilet facilities, guests are advised to purchase a drink from one of the small cafés.

    Tour code

    CEQ_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4½ hours