WHAT IS INCLUDED:
PRIVATE TOUR DESCRIPTION
Beyond the Riviera private tour is a journey into the countryside and nature of the French Riviera, far from the flashy coastline. You will explore the picturesque towns of Grasse, Gourdon, Tourrettes and Saint-Paul.
The private tour can start with the discovery of Grasse where you will be able to visit the perfume factory and its museum free of charge. Grasse is considered the world's perfume capital. In fact, the Côte d'Azur - French Riviera region with its favorable climate, strong flower industry and presence of many local perfume factories, contributed to Grasse's worldwide reputation in the perfume industry. Grasse attracted again attention from the general public with the release of the movie “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” in 2006 based on the book “Perfume” by Patrick Süskind.
GOURDON & TOURRETTES-SUR-LOUP
The private tour continues with the visit of Gourdon, an Eagle's nest village overlooking the Gorges du Loup valley. The view is breathtaking, and Gourdon can be an ideal place for a quick lunch. We continue our private tour to Tourrettes-sur-Loup and have a walk into this beautiful medieval fortified village, perched on a narrow spur of land extending from very rocky hills.
With our private tour, we will take you to the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, one of the most beautiful villages in France, home of many artists, like Marc Chagall, Picasso, Renoir and Matisse and others who used to stay and look for inspiration in Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Côte d'Azur - French Riviera. Walk through this stunning village and admire the famous art galleries of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Sit down for a drink in one of its cafés or visit the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a true museum in nature, with modern and contemporary art in all its forms (by Chagall, Giacometti, Léger, Miró and many other artists).
The Beyond the Riviera private tour is a scenic drive into the Côte d'Azur - French Riviera's countryside and hills. If you're looking for picturesque and perched hill villages, which some date back to the medieval period, then it's the private tour for you. It's easy for everyone, but Gourdon and Saint-Paul-de-Vence require some walking. For those who can't walk much, they can stay with the driver-guide or chill-out in a nearby café.
If you need a more personalised tour, please use our Private Chauffeur service.
HOW TO FIND US IN THE PORT
All of the cruise ports on the French Riviera (Antibes, Cannes, Monaco and Villefranche (Nice)) have parkings where the cruising people disembark either by tenders or directly from the cruise. Our driver-guide and minivan will be waiting for you with a welcome sign with your name.
* If you wish to double check the duration of the stay of your cruise at the port on the French Riviera, you can do it on CruiseTimeTables.com by choosing the port and the date (the cruise name, together with the details on the stay duration at the port, will be displayed).
"Our family spent a wonderful day with Marcin at our Villefranche cruise stop. ... . Since we had been there a few times already, beside places where most people would go such as Eze and St. Paul de Vence, we went to Tourrettes-sur-Loup and this turned out to be the place that we loved the most. Marcin knew all these places very well and very knowledge about the local history. ... . Great experience!"
I am happy to recommend Marsatis Tours. ... we decided to use this private company while in PORT at Monaco and Cannes. We toured the usual highlights as well as some very special towns/villages not on the usual cruise excursion offers. Marcin suggested the itinerary and it worked out very well. My husband was very happy with the areas we visited for photo opportunities."