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Cruises to Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera and a popular vacation spot. Find the perfect cruise to Villefranche, France with MSC Cruises

Villefranche: Spectacular vistas of the coast and surrounding hills

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera and a popular vacation spot.

Villefranche is located about six kilometres east of Nice and 10 kilometres south west of Monaco. The three ‘corniches’ or main roads linking Nice to Italy pass through Villefranche and offer spectacular vistas of the coast and surrounding hills.

Built on terraced hills overlooking the Mediterranean sea , the old town is an intricate labyrinth of steep paved streets and lanes with limited car traffic access. The South of France is always a hugely popular holiday destination for passengers and to leave your MSC cruise ship and come ashore at Villefranche is to experience the finest attractions of this corner of the Riviera.

Our day trip packages offers great deals on outings in this area, taking in the exciting and cosmopolitan cities of Nice and Monaco. If you journeyed with us to Toulon and visited the medieval village of Hyères, then you will love Eze, a stunning hilltop village adorned with rambling bougainvillea and with panoramic views over the sea.

Contrast this with the bustling Nice, taking in the main architectural sights and relaxing on the elegant Cours Saleya with its coloured building facades and lively cafes.

Those with an interest in royalty and glamour will want to leave the ship for the outing to Monaco, playground of the rich and famous, former place of residence of the Princess Grace and home to the famous Casino favoured by James Bond!

Cruises to Villefranche - France - Mediterranean

Directions


The port is only a few minutes walk from the town centre, just behind the cruise terminal.

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 VHF01 - NICE & EZE  ( 4.5 hours ) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Shopping  Leave Villefranche and follow the scenic coastal road that offers lovely views of Nice, Villefranche and Cap Ferrat before arriving at the medieval cliff-top town of Eze. Pass the XIV century double gateway and enjoy a walk through the narrow streets of the town. A stop for shopping is scheduled at the renowned Fragonard perfume factory to learn about French perfume techniques and purchase sample fragrances. Next we will continue on to Nice, capital of the “Côte d’Azur”. Here we will admire the famous seafront boulevard known as the “Promenade des Anglais”, the legendary “Negresco” Hotel with its delightful rococo façade and pass by the Russian Orthodox Cathedral with its brightly coloured ceramics and six onion domes. Finally we will visit the old town and have some free time on the attractive “Cours Saleya”, a colourful square in Nice old town. Please note: due to some works in Nice, local authorities do not allow coaches to reach the historical centre but will stop at approx. 900 metres from Cours Saleya. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $63.00 Adults $44.00 Children

   


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 VHF04 - THE JEWELS OF MONACO & MONTECARLO (4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Best seller  Depart from the port and drive along the coastal road passing St. Jean Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu, Eze-sur-Mer to the Principality of Monaco. Our first stop will be at the Rock of Monaco where we will park before heading up into the old town. Our guide will lead us through the narrow uphill streets, past the Oceanographic Museum, the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III are buried (outside view), and the fairytale Prince’s Palace. We will also see one of the most famous buildings of the Principality: Monaco’s legendary Casino which stands next to the glamorous Hotel de Paris. Here we will have a guided tour of the elegant square and surrounding buildings before enjoying some free time. Please note: the tour does not include an internal viewing of or admission to the Casino. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $66.00 Adults $46.00 Children

   


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 VHF05 - MONACO, MONTE CARLO & ÈZE  (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Shopping  Best seller  The coastal route taken by your coach from the port to the Principality of Monaco and Monte Carlo will first take you past the pretty towns of St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Èze, giving you wonderful views to enjoy on the way. After parking at the Rock of Monaco, you will head up to the old town. The friendly guide will lead you through the narrow uphill streets, past the Oceanographic Museum, the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III are buried (outside view), and the fairytale Prince’s Palace. You will also get to see one of Monaco’s most famous buildings: the legendary Casino, which stands next to the glamorous Hôtel de Paris. Following a guided tour of the elegant square and the surrounding buildings, you will continue on to the medieval town of Èze, entering via the 14th century double gateway and then walking through the narrow streets. A shopping stop is also scheduled at the renowned Fragonard perfume factory for a chance to learn about French perfume techniques and, if so inspired, to splurge on some fragrance samples. Please note: the tour does not include an internal viewing of or admission to the Casino. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $71.00 Adults $50.00 Children

   


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 VHF06 - ST. PAUL DE VENCE & SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF NICE (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  New  Leave the port and spend a few hours exploring one of the prettiest medieval towns of Provence. After boarding a coach your first destination will be Nice where you will enjoy a short sightseeing coach tour of the city, passing by the famous “Promenade des Anglais”. Your final destination will be St. Paul de Vence, perched on a promontory between the Mediterranean Sea and the foothills of the Alps, which you will reach after an approx. 45-minute drive. This fortified medieval town, surrounded by intact XVI century ramparts, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the area. Saint Paul is fascinating not only for its charm but also for its great cultural and artistic influence. Since 1920 the town has been a real paradise for movie stars like Yves Montand, writers such as Jacques Prévert and painters like Marc Chagall. You will have the opportunity to feel this artistic atmosphere on a short walking guided tour along the cosy streets and squares; everywhere you will spot art galleries and shops of typical products selling soaps, oil and olives. Enjoy some free time to explorer this lovely village at your own pace before boarding your coach and returning to the port. Please note: as this tour includes walking on uneven ground and an approx. 10 minutes walking uphill from the coach parking to the city centre it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per person $63.00 Adults $44.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.