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Our most recommended Provence Bus & Minivan Tours

Marseille: Panoramic Tour of by Hop-On Hop-Off Colorbus

1. Marseille: Panoramic Tour of by Hop-On Hop-Off Colorbus

Take a step up and visit Marseille differently. During this unique open-air experience, you'll get to see Marseille's monuments from a new angle. Hop on a panoramic bus tour and don't miss anything, even if you only have a little time. In the heart of France's sunniest city, Colorbüs tourist buses will accompany you on your visits: the Old Port, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Cathedral of La Major, the Corniche J.F. Kennedy, the Vallon des Auffes, and many more. Get on and off the bus as often as you like and explore the tourist sites, the ancient monuments of Marseille, go shopping, or stay on the bus for a full loop to get a complete idea of the city, where all its secrets will be revealed to you thanks to the quality audio guide offered onboard the tourist bus. Red Line: Get on board our double-decker buses for a unique exploration of Marseille Discover the ancestral monuments of Marseille that make up the city's emblems. Visit the historic heart and the essential places that make up Marseille's original wealth. Blue Line: aboard our minibus cabriolets and discover the new treasures of the city such as the Orange Velodrome, the Corbusier, and stroll along the seafront towards the Escale Borély, or the Corniche J.F. Kennedy. Discover the city as the people of Marseille know it, full of richness and authenticity.

Nice: 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Nice: 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the sights of Nice at your own pace and enjoy panoramic views from an open-top bus. Purchase a 1-day or 2-day pass for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and enjoy unlimited sightseeing opportunities. You can redeem your voucher on board the bus at any stop along the route. Once on board, listen to an informative commentary via the audio guide. Get information on the most popular things to see and attractions to visit. Choose how much time you want to spend at each attraction and travel comfortably between sites. Tour duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Stops are as follows: 1. Promenade des Anglais / Max Gallo : 4, Avenue Max Gallo, Nice 2. Cathédrale / Vieille Ville : 22, Boulevard Jean Jaurès, Nice 3. Port Lympia/Carnot : 1, Boulevard Carnot, Nice 4. Villefranche Octroi Sud : Opposite 10, Avenue Maréchal Foch 5. Villefranche Citadelle : Place Emmanuelle Philibert 6. Villefranche Octroi Nord : 2, Avenue Maréchal Foch 7. Ile de Beauté – Port Nord : Opposite 5, Place Ile de Beauté 8. Massenet-Promenade des Anglais Nord : 2, Promenade des Anglais 9. Congrès - Promenade des Anglais Nord : 30, Promenade des Anglais 10. Eglise Russe / Gambetta : 47, Avenue Thiers 11. Gare SNCF Poste Thiers : 23, Avenue Thiers 12. Congrès-Promenade des Anglais Sud : Opposite 15, Promenade des Anglais (sea side)

Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

3. Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Discover France’s most scenic landscapes on a full-day trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the Verdon Gorge from Nice. See the iconic Lavender Fields and learn about these picturesque locations from your guide. Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination. Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon. Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure. Discover the earthenware in the stores, and buy souvenirs before lunch in one of the terrace cafes. Photograph the world-famous lavender platters, or enjoy the lake of St. Croix, an artificial treasure of clear water which is one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence. Then, marvel at the endless lavender fields at the foot of the Alps and stop to take unique and memorable pictures with this impressive backdrop. Stop to smell the light and enchanting lavender aroma surrounding you as you do. After enjoying your trip, return to your vehicle at which point you will be driven back to your point of origin in Nice.

From Avignon: Half-Day Great Vineyards Tour

4. From Avignon: Half-Day Great Vineyards Tour

Discover the wine country of 3 Grand Crus on this 5-hour guided tour in the Côtes du Rhône. The highlights of this renowned wine region include Gigondas, Seguret, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, whose wines carry the certification of Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC). During your tour you’ll have a chance to admire the beauty of vineyards and the small regional villages dominated by bell towers. You’ll be at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, and in this lovely landscape you’ll learn about wine production and grape varieties. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some fine wines with a wine specialist. The specialist’s expert knowledge will help make your tasting session a unique and memorable experience.

From Aix-en-Provence: Wine Tour in Cezanne Countryside

5. From Aix-en-Provence: Wine Tour in Cezanne Countryside

Enjoy a half-day wine tour in the scenic landscape of Sainte-Victoire Mountain, inspiration for the famous post impressionist artist Paul Cézanne, who painted many pictures of the mountain between 1880 and 1883. The Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards are located east of Aix-en-Provence, and like all vineyards in Provence, are considered some of the most natural in France, due to the drying effects of the Mistral wind. The poor and shallow soils, formed by limestone and argillaceous sandstone, help to produce high-quality vineyards. Learn about the characteristics of the terroir, and explore the wine making process while visiting the cellars of 2 separate wine estates. Meet the winemakers, and taste AOC Côtes de Provence wines in 3 colors - tasty, full-bodied reds of excellent structure, subtle elegant rosés, and whites of distinction.

From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

6. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

Explore Côte d'Azur on a half-day trip from Nice, with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Be charmed as you wander through a medieval village and discover the important sites of Monaco, Eze, and Monte Carlo with a guide. Be picked up from your accommodation in Nice in the morning or in the afternoon. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. In Èze, have the opportunity to visit the medieval village like an eagle's nest. You can also take a free guided tour of Fragonard Perfumery to learn more about the perfume-making process. Next, be driven to Monaco and take a walk in the old town. Discover the princely palace and explore the town and its neo-Romanesque cathedral. Also see the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, luxury boutiques, and Café de Paris. A ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit awaits you from Monaco to Monte Carlo.

From Avignon: Châteauneuf du Pape Afternoon Wine Tour

7. From Avignon: Châteauneuf du Pape Afternoon Wine Tour

Tucked between the Alps to the east and the Rhone River to the west, Provence is a rich tapestry of natural and manmade wonders. On this tour departing Avignon, you will combine a tour of its Roman heritage with a trip to the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Start your afternoon wine-tasting tour with the village of Gigondas. Located at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail hill range, the vineyard covers an area of 12 km² and the wines produced belong to the Crus of the southern Côtes du Rhône. The Grenache noir expresses its full flavor in glimmering red wines with pronounced tannins, a robust body, and a solid propensity for ageing. Afterwards, stop at the ruins of the castle built by the former Popes who relocated the papacy to Avignon in the 14th-Century and used it as their summer residence. Then drive to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the world’s most popular wines. Discover the different grape varietals, such as Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, which give distinctly fruity and spicy wines. The 13 varieties of grapes combined with the various soils create a large palette of complex red wines and elegant white wines. Enjoy a wine-tasting in one of the numerous cellars of the village before going back to Avignon.

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

8. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

Explore the landscapes and towns of the French Riviera on this day trip from Nice. Travel in a spacious and air-conditioned bus to stunning destinations like the charming village of Èze, Monaco, and Cannes. Begin with a pickup from your hotel or other desired location in Nice between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Kickstart a day of adventure with a visit to the "Moyenne Corniche" for 15 minutes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Take a unique trip and visit the medieval village of Èze. Admire the splendid panorama of this beautiful location and discover the secrets of perfume with a free guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Your next stop is the Principality of Monaco, where you have time to discover the old town, the cathedral, the palace and the ceremony of the changing of the guard. Next, continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo with its casino and upscale shops. Have lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants in Monaco. Around 1:00 PM, your driver-guide will take you to Antibes, a city that combines nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. Visit the old town, the biggest marina of business and luxury in Europe—the port of the billionaires. Head to your next stop, Saint-Paul-De-Vence. Marvel at the "jewel of Provence", where many painters and artists have resided. As you walk the streets of this medieval fortified village, you can taste centuries of history and artistic creativity. For your last destination, make way to the famous city of stars—Cannes. Explore the Beverly Hills of France, and take a stroll on the famous Croisette, enjoy luxury hotels, restaurants and shops. Above all, set foot on the famous red carpet festival film, like Hollywood stars.

Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Wine Tour

9. Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Wine Tour

Get the full South of France experience with this half-day, small-group wine tour to two wineries in the Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire wine region.  This half-day tour from Aix-en-Provence to the Sainte-Victoire mountain wine-producing area will begin with a trip through the stunning landscape. A majestic mountain and lush vineyards serve as the perfect backdrop to the experience.  A wine region that extends over more than 47,000 acres, the Côtes de Provence AOC is the majority producer of Provence wines. Once you have reached the Côtes de Provence wine region, visit and taste local wines in two carefully selected, family-owned wineries.  Go on a fascinating journey through the history of each estate, with a focus on the wine-making process. After a visit to the technical installations to better understand how the wines are made, you'll then taste the excellent wines. 

Antibes: 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

10. Antibes: 1 or 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Enjoy a daylong tour that gives you a great opportunity to visit Antibes, Juan-Les-Pins, and Cap d’Antibes on an open-top bus where you can get on and off at any of the 4 stops. Travel at moderate speeds, get stunning panoramic views, and learn about the region through an informative audio-guide. Embark on a tour of Antibes Juan-Les-Pins in modern, state-of-the-art buses with spectacular 360° panoramic views through their continuous retractable transparent roofs and windows with UV protection.  You can hop-on or hop-off in 4 different boarding stops and enjoy the flexibility as the duration of the tour is up to you. Scheduled stops on the route are: Place Guynemer: the stop is ideally located in the heart of the old town, close to the Picasso and Peynet museums, Antibes Cathedral, and the pedestrian area with its numerous shops, the ramparts, and many other monuments Fort-Carré: the stop is in front of the monument so that you may visit the fort, or simply enjoy a stroll along this magnificent edifice. This stop also gives you the opportunity of exploring port Vauban, Europe’s largest marina, and its collection of magnificent yachts and sailing boats. Juan-Les-Pins: this stop is in the center of Juan Les Pins, one of the French Riviera’s most mythical resorts, with its fine sandy beaches, beautiful terraces, and a plethora of fashion boutiques. Baie de la Garoupe: this exceptional site is nestled at the heart of Cap d’Antibes and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches of the coast. Take the Sentier des Douaniers or Tire-poil (coastal path) all the way to the Anse de l’Argent Faux, where you can admire the bay of Antibes billionaires. The bus route features: downtown Antibes, port Vauban, Fort-Carré, place De Gaulle, the Ilette, the chemin des Sables, the Palais des Congrès, the Pinède, Juan-Les-Pins, la Gallice port, Cap d’Antibes, the lighthouse and chapel of la Garoupe, Garoupe bay, and the beaches of la Salis. There is a stop for a few minutes at the Garoupe lighthouse to allow you to discover its Chapel and Notre Dame de Bon Port church which also gives you an exceptional view of the Juan-Les-Pins Bay, the Lérins Islands, Cannes, and the Estérel mountains.

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4.5 / 5

based on 3,459 reviews

Excellent trip and exceptional driving guide Nicolas (Nikola). Landscapes are amazing, guide professional, polite, knowledgeable, drives well, make interesting and relevant explanations. I was in Nice before, but did not see some spots whish Nicolas showed us during this trip. Comfortable minivan. Breathtaking views (Panorama of Nice, view at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, charming Eze village), nice landscapes, comfortable transport and good explanations. For us it was already day 12 of our trip and we were tired in general so it was not easy to make this complete journey (we left in Cannes and unfortunately did not see St Paul de Vence), but we would make it again (on day 1 or 2 of our journey, not any more on day 12!). Also we had low tolerance to air conditioning which was working well and was indispensable in such a hot weather (+35C), just some ppl are less resistant to A/C. Also Fragonard factory visit was not impressive (but interesting), would prefer to spend more time in Eze.

The tour with the guide named Laurent (he was a very good guide and had a lot of insider tips for us) is highly recommended. We were picked up in front of our hotel in Nice in an air-conditioned van and then we went straight to the mountains. Several stops at the Grand Canyon of Europe allowed us to take great photos and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Unfortunately we had to see empty lavender fields, but instead we stopped for a swim at a beautiful lake (so pack your bathing suit). All in all really recommendable!

Ask for Natalie! We enjoyed a fantastic tour with Natalie starting from Aix-en-Provence to Cassis. Natalie drove us to Cassis in a comfortable minibus and is very entertaining along the way. Learn about the wines in the region and about the towns you pass. We took the optional boat tour to Les Calanques, and were promptly picked up by Natalie on return. Safe, efficient, and entertaining. Remember: ask for Natalie! Nous t'aime!

Parfait must be the best driver/ tour guide in the area. His knowledge of history and events is remarkable. Always looking out for the safety and convenience of his passengers, you could not ask for more.

Amazing! Carolina was a wonderful tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humourWish we could’ve done the full day tour though as the half day is a bit rushed.