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From Nice: Train Experience Through the Alps & Baroque Route

1. From Nice: Train Experience Through the Alps & Baroque Route

Escape off the beaten track and join us on an excursion that combines adventure by train, exploration of medieval villages, breathtaking medieval and Baroque architecture and incredible natural landscapes in the middle of the Alps. Meet your guide at 8:30 a.m. in front of Nice-Ville's main train station (Boulangerie Paul terrace). Discover breathtaking scenery as you cross natural canyons, high bridges and tunnels on a 2.5-hour train ride to your destination. Along the way, your guide will reveal the secrets of one of France's most beautiful railroad lines, a testament to French civil engineering in the early 20th century. We'll make two stops to visit two medieval villages, Saorge and Tende (depending on the day, the guide may change the program to visit other equally beautiful villages). First, visit Tende and its Museum des Merveilles to discover mysterious Bronze Age engravings and other historical artifacts from the Mercantour National Park. Afterwards, you'll visit the Mercantour National Park House to observe protected species of endemic flora and fauna. After lunch (you can choose between a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant), you'll visit other must-see sites in Tende, such as a baroque cathedral, a labyrinth of medieval streets, panoramic views from the top of the village, the cemetery and the ruins of an ancient castle. Let's continue our journey to Saorge, an impressive village, a pearl of medieval architecture with steep streets, built on a concave hill. Classified as one of France's most beautiful villages. Admire the charming and peaceful Franciscan convent of Saorge (option 5€/p), founded in the 17th century, before visiting the church of Saint-Sauveur, another jewel of Baroque art. The village offers spectacular views of the Alps and surrounding canyons. An enchanting day full of surprises! Return by train, arriving in Nice at 7.45pm. The guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary depending on the interests of the guests, the weather conditions or availabilities of the restaurants/snacks, museums/monuments (Itinerary could include La Brigue, Breil/Roya or Sospel (instead Tende and Saorge)) Example of option to change the itinerary during the hottest summer days: - Take a refreshing dip in a natural swimming pool (river) (La Brigue or Breil-sur-Roya option)

Nice: Guided Monte-Carlo Tour

2. Nice: Guided Monte-Carlo Tour

This trip to Monaco will take you through the "country of millionaires", located between the city of Nice and the French border with Italy. Your tour guide will walk you through all of the main Monaco attractions and will show you the hidden gems that not all tourists get to see. You will travel to Monaco with your group by train. Once in Monaco, you will begin by walking around the Monte Carlo Casino, before heading down to Port Hercules and to the Market Condamine, where you will be able to try some traditional and local food. Following a break, your tour will move to the top of the Rock of Monaco, where you will have views of the Prince Palace and the Old Town. This 4-hour trip to Monaco includes a train ticket to Monaco and open return back to Nice.

Mountain Train from Nice : Hike, Mystic Forest, Meteors Rain

3. Mountain Train from Nice : Hike, Mystic Forest, Meteors Rain

A unique Train Experience through the Alps to discover a historic train line that crosses the Alps from the Côte d'Azur to the Gorges du Verdon, a technical feat of French civil engineering from the beginning of the 20th century, the opportunity to visit 2 amazing villages shaped by a unique history, the most surprising hike in the Southern Alps with giant sandstone blocks creating a "meteor shower" effect, rock shelters, a unique geological site, the "King's Room", a forest of chestnut trees several hundred years old and in a few hours a diversity of landscapes that creates a succession of surprises. The 2nd site is not the least with the Royal City-Citadel of Entrevaux, its medieval drawbridge, its majestic citadel overlooking the Var Valley. Many gems to discover and fabulous landscapes. Let's start the day early in the morning (meeting at 8:45 am) to fully enjoy this special day. The Train des Pignes will amaze you with its route, its breathtaking views of the villages, through valleys, viaducts and tunnels, witnesses of the French civil engineering of the beginning of the 20th century. 2 hours of unique experience commented on board by our local expert guide through one of the most incredible train lines in France. Then, we will pass from village to village and stop in the 2 most interesting sites: Annot and Entrevaux. You will enjoy the clean, fresh and invigorating air of the Alps, during a hike full of surprises and hidden treasures (depending on the physical condition of the group we will choose the shorter hike (4km) or the longer loop (8km), a haven of peace just a few steps from the French Riviera. We will prepare a delicious picnic of local specialties and products and finish this stop by discovering the village of Annot, its medieval atmosphere and its troglodyte houses dug in the rock. Then, we will take the train des Pignes to explore Entrevaux, a medieval city of Exception with its remarkable drawbridge perched above the river, the flamboyant baroque cathedral, its ridge that forms a natural rock barrier determining its history as a French historical fortress and especially its castle overlooking the village by 100 meters from which one can wonderfully embrace the Var Valley. An unforgettable day, a caress for the eyes... Attention, sportive day, good physical condition strongly recommended!

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We are staying in Nice for a month and decided to take this trip as a special excursion. We were not disappointed. It was amazing to go up into the Alps to and see countryside that we would not normally see. Our tour guide Sebastian was perfection. Knowledgeable and a truly nice person. Just take note that the hiking portion of this tour up to the monastery is quite taxing…make sure that you’re prepared with the proper footwear!

Full day of touring a spectacular area in the southern Alps, very well worth it in my opinion. Our Guide Sebastien was very informative & enthusiastic about the region, and we came away with good insights & a good workout walking the hilly streets of the local villages. Terrific experience !

Highly recommended day out, fantastic scenery you will only experience from the train, the two guides for the day Mous and Sabastian were wonderful, friendly and very informative. A big thank you to them for a great day out.

Great tour with a great tour guide called Samual. Met a lovely group of people that was part of my group. Excellent tour train and people. Highly recommended.

Sebastian was amazing guide, so knowledgeable and interesting