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Cannes Antibes St-Paul-de-Vence Half-Day from Cannes Small Group Shoreexcursion
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When your cruise ship docks in Cannes, explore gems of the French Riviera on a half-day shore excursion to the villages of Antibes and St-Paul-de-Vence. Start off with a drive along Cannes’ palm-lined Boulevard de la Croisette and past the home of the International Film Festival, and then continue along the stunning coastal roads of the Côte d’Azur. Ogle luxury yachts in Antibes’ Billionaire’s Quay, and wander the artistic cobblestone streets of St-Paul-de-Vence. Group size is limited to eight for a more personalized experience.
  • Half-day shore excursion from Cannes to Antibes and St-Paul-de-Vence
  • Visit the site of the Cannes International Film Festival
  • Take in views of the beautiful Côte d’Azur on your coastal drive
  • Marvel at the luxury yachts docked in Billionaires' Quay in Antibes
  • Discover the medieval Provençal village of St-Paul-de-Vence
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Professional guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

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Your guide will come to pick you up at the time mentionned on your voucher in front of your Hotel/address. We recommend you to be ready in advance. The guide will not be able to wait with other clients. Thank you very much and we wish you a pleasant tour.
Spend a memorable day at port discovering the highlights of Cannes and some of the most charming villages of the French Riviera. Meet your local guide at the cruise terminal in Cannes, and set off in a luxury 8-person minivan. 

Begin with a drive down the shoreline Boulevard de la Croisette to see a slice of daily life in Cannes and admire its gorgeous beaches and hotels. Walk in the footsteps of the world’s biggest film stars with a visit to the Festival Palace, where the Cannes International Film Festival is held each year.

Head out of town along spectacular coastal roads toward your next stop of Antibes. Wander around the quaint cobblestone streets of this hilltop village while your guide shares its history, and ogle jaw-dropping yachts harbored at Billionaire’s Quay. 

Drive slightly inland through the Provençal countryside to visit the quaint medieval town of St-Paul-de-Vence, one of the area’s oldest settlements. Explore the charming lanes, cafés, and galleries and see why the village is known as an inspiration for many of France’s Impressionist painters and contemporary artists. 

Relax on the short return drive to Cannes, where your tour concludes back at the cruise terminal.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
La Croisette
After being picked-up at your hotel by our English-speaking tour guide, you will head towards the motorway (speedway) and shoot off from there to the the scintillating town of Cannes. Explore the city and discover its magnificent palaces along the Croisette boulevard : the Carlton, the Majestic or the Martinez where the stars are staying during the Film Festival.
Stop At:  
Antibes
Once the high-end boutiques and splendid hotels of Cannes are left behind, you will take the coastal road to Antibes which traverses the summer resorts of Golfe-Juan and Juan-les-Pins, both steeped in history as well as ongoing events. You’ve now reached Antibes, or Antipolis as the Greeks had first named it. A town which played the role of sentinel for the country during many centuries, hence its ramparts circling the Old Town. There you might consider strolling along those XVth century walls and Grimaldi Castle - nowadays the Picasso museum. Then your guide will drive you out of the Old Town. Once past Antibes’ large marina and its ‘Billionaires’ Quay‘, you will proceed along the coastline until you reach the town of Villeneuve-Loubet with its extraordinary ‘Marina of the Bay of Angels’ from where you will go inland towards your last site visit.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St-Paul-de-Vence
Last but not least, Saint-Paul-de-Vence will enchant you. When walking through the mesmerizing maze of cobbled streets with their numerous listed monuments, it becomes clear how this medieval village appealed to a vast number of artists with the likes of Matisse, Modigliani, Chagall or Picasso instilling a definite artistic touch that one can now ascertain when gazing at the windows of the countless art galleries. Taking you back to another time - notably due to its aura of light at certain hours - it is no wonder why famous actors too have chosen the quaint village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence as their ideal retreat when coming to stay on the Riviera.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes
2) The Film Festival Palace Take the opportunity to walk on the famous red carpet covering the world famous steps of the Palais des Festivals - where it all takes place in May - you might feel like walking up ‘the 24 steps of glory’ and perhaps strike your most graceful pose on the red carpet. Do have a look at the local Walk of Fame with its celebrities’ handprints before you go, too.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Folding wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Liven up
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cannes Antibes St-Paul-de-Vence Half-Day from Cannes Small Group Shoreexcursion?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Cannes Antibes St-Paul-de-Vence Half-Day from Cannes Small Group Shoreexcursion?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cannes Antibes St-Paul-de-Vence Half-Day from Cannes Small Group Shoreexcursion?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-5
Great option for trip from Cannes
Bernadette_B
, Jun 2022
This was a great half day option from Cannes. Our driver Fred was very knowledgeable and made sure to give us background before each stop. We stopped at Antibes and St. Paul de Vence and really enjoyed walking both old cities. He dropped us off, gave us time to explore and then came back to get us. Perfect amount of time in each place. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour highly recommend for a day trip!
Andrea_C
, Jun 2022
Great tour to see Cannes! We were only there for a day and this was the perfect way to see so many places! We definitely would not have seen much if we didn’t do this tour! Thanks to Leo the tour guide for being so knowledgeable and a great guide! And a great small group experience! My husband and I and 2 other people
star-3
Nice drive
Deb_N
, Apr 2022
Comfortable car - only 4 on the tour. Our guide Ben was very nice - but extremely limited English language skills and had little or no commentary about the sights. Would have liked more explanations and information about the are. Felt like a private taxi - drove us around - but that was about it.
star-5
Cannes shore excursion: Small Group Cannes, Antibes, and St.Paul de Vence tour
Joan_F
, Nov 2019
MARC was FANTASTIC. He catered our tour to our wants and needs. Our ship was delayed and our tendering late but he was smiling and waiting patiently. Full of past and current information and history, MARC from Livin it UP tour company provided a most memorable, individual, and unique experience for a well-travel experienced and physically challenged tourist!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you ! All our driver/guide did their best to provide the perfect sightseeing experience. We hope to see you in the future in our tour !
star-5
Good Tour
wellis1958
, Nov 2019
This was an excellent tour with driver/guide (Chen) a very happy person willing to assist wherever possible. We were concerned about getting on the tour as our ship had issues with tender process and while we docked at 10am we did not get ashore until just before pick up time of 2pm. Chen was prepared to wait noting we had issues and we had to wait for some of the people. Price was about half the ships cost and with a small group we saw more and had more interaction. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your tour. Livenup Team
star-5
Cannes Antibes St-Paul-de-Vence
Debra_L
, Sep 2019
Jenna our tour guide was awesome! She explained everything in beautiful English and was very knowledgeable about the history and places of interest.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Debbie, our whole team is sending special thanks to you for your sweet words! We'd love to have you back!
star-5
Wonderful tour!
Theresa_K
, Sep 2019
My sister and I took this tour while on a Norwegian Cruise . We easily located our guide, Jairo, at the port . We were pleasantly surprised to find only 2 others joining us so it made for a very personal tour . Jairo was very personable and very knowledgeable of the area . We learned so much information. Out stops were all wonderful and we got sufficient time to explore the area we were in. Jairo always pointed out points of interest and suggested things to see and try on our stops . He efficiently used the time we had and had us back at port at the expected time. We would highly recommend Viator and this tour in particular !
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Jairo and the whole team are very happy to read your message. Thank you very much! We wish you all the best!
star-5
Informative Tour in France
Clarence_H
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide/driver Xavier was very knowledgeable about history of the places we visited. I highly recommended him if you're touring near Cannes, France.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Bonjour, Thank you for your kind comment. We are happy you spent good times with Xavier and share these moments. Thank you. Sincerely
star-5
Great tour
Hugh_O
, Jul 2019
We had the wonderful tour with Maria. She was great! Maria was very informative and very nice. The tour began in Cannes, and we went from there to St. Paul De Vences, and then to Antibes. Both were very beautiful and interesting. Maria then drove us back to Cannes along the coast and the scenery was spectacular. It was a great afternoon and a great guide.
star-1
cannes excursion
AnnieS2445
, Jun 2019
Our tour guide's name was sabi, I believe we were a group of 7 people, it was from 8-2 p tour , this lady initally she said as she left cannes she will give us more time as we come back we stopped at the Cannes beach for 10 mins then she drove us around in her car of course telling us a little info or intro to the place, then the whole time we just sat in the car & just looked outside and moreover she rushed and said that she has a pick up at 2 so she dropped us at the port, she just briefly halted at the Red carpet area in CANNES. this trip was big Rip off compared to all the other tours that I booked, when asked to stop for pics , her answer was negative.
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star-4
Cannes Shore Excursion
Samuel_N
, May 2019
Good experience altho not much going on as they were setting up for the upcoming film festival. Tour was interesting and relaxing.
star-5
Lovely Tour
Teresa_H
, Jul 2018
We truly enjoyed our shore excursion. Cannes, Antibes and especially St Paul de Vence were beautiful. The main problem is we really didn’t have enough time to experience the quaint medieval artist town of Saint Paul. If we were to do this again I think we would take a tour just to Saint Paul de Vence. There is just so much to see and appreciate there our quick little trip didn’t give us enough time for anything more than a quick run through. We bought lunch in Cannes and walked about the town, it was very nice. I would cut Antibes out to spend more time in the other two parts of the tour.
star-4
St Paul de Vence was spectacular.... and so was the ride along the coast to Antibes
Jeff_F
, Jul 2018
We've been a few times in Cannes so the option to see some of the surrounding places like Antibes and St Paul de Vence was the attraction. We had a nice driver who served as a guide; he provided good information but wasn't talking too much. You know how it can be a bit annoying if the guides go on and on…this was not the case. The drive from Cannes to Antibes was along the sea which was nice. We stopped in Antibes for a stroll and an ice cream - a must in the summer time. After that we left the sea and headed to Provence; the green hills were beautiful. We ended in St Paul de Vence which is perched on the top of a rock mountain with spectacular views of the Alps and the sea. We had 45-50 min to walk around and have a beer to cool down. All in all the venture was worth the time spent so bon voyage and enjoy!
star-5
We had such a wonderful day with...
Greg_C
, May 2018
We had such a wonderful day with Zara. We were in Cannes during the Cannes film festival and the city was obviously crowded. She recommended we head to Antibes early rather than spend a lot of time in Cannes so we had more time to explore and I'm so happy we did. It allowed us more time in both Antibes and St-Paul-de-Vence which was such a magical little town. We could have stayed there forever. She recommended this boutique, Maison Bremond 1830, to buy delicious foods and OMG. I am so mad at myself for not buying more. When we returned to Cannes she recommended a spot for us to have lunch and people watch. Overall such a great day.
star-5
had super day lovely guide...
deborah w
, Sep 2017
had super day lovely guide extremely profesional but friendly would not hesitate booking with this company again..antibes was blissful and would have loved to have stayed longer,but st paul de vence was breathtaking what a hidden gem.
star-5
We enjoyed this tour of some very...
Beth O
, Jul 2017
We enjoyed this tour of some very quaint little villages. It is somewhat independent. The guide drops you off, then picks you up at a designated point and time.
star-5
This was the highlight of our week...
David G
, May 2017
This was the highlight of our week long holiday. Our vehicle was immaculate and our guide was the best ever - knowledgeable, funny, helpful and very considerate of our preferences. A real professional, she showed us areas that we did not expect, and even included an extra visit to Grasse because time allowed. We cannot speak highly enough of our experience in Cannes!!!
star-3
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and...
David_C
, Sep 2016
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and this was a worthwhile tour. We thought that the time we spent exploring the farmer's market in Antibes was good. Our time exploring St. Paul de Vence on our own was the best part of the tour! St. Paul de Vence was a great spot for checking out local art, crafts and food. Inside the fort walls there are next to no cars and it was very safe to walk around.
star-5
Brilliant tour, not to be missed...
pavlina b
, Aug 2016
Brilliant tour, not to be missed!! St Paul de Vence in particular was enchanting but the whole experience was 5 star, due to Zara being such an outstanding guide! The rest of the guides may be just as excellent, but if you ask for her, you will be sure to have a great time and make the most of your time on shore - she is flexible, accommodating, very knowledgeable about the area, courteous and professional - everything you would want in a guide!
star-2
Although the convenience of being...
Raymond S
, Aug 2016
Although the convenience of being picked up at port was great, overall this was a lackluster experience. Our guide took us to a small market first, which wasn't particularly special. We walked around by ourselves for thirty minutes, but felt done with it after ten. Going to St-Paul-de-Vence was definitely the best part of the tour. It had great views and was a charming area. Keep in mind that your guide will not walk with you while you explore the market and St-Paul-de-Vence, those sections are completely on your own. I wouldn't consider this so much a tour, but rather transportation to different areas with information given to you by your guide as you drive along. The worst part of the experience was our guide, I don't remember her name. When we got back into the van to return to the port, we briefly smelled the odor of marijuana in the van. During this forty minute drive, she decided to play some of her music over the radio--reggae music with lyrics that frequently made references to marijuana--we didn't find this appropriate. She was completely silent the entire drive back 40 minutes of a half day trip without any commentary from a guide, and raced through turns while pretending that her steering wheel was a drum set. I'm not making this stuff up. We literally had to hold onto the sides of the van to keep from sliding all over the place as she raced through turns. The price is enticing, but ultimately between our guide, and stops, I wish we had done something else.

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