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Nice: Train Experience Through The Alps and Baroque Route

1. Nice: Train Experience Through The Alps and Baroque Route

Escape the tourist crowds and join a combo tour of train experience, discovery of medieval villages, stunning baroque architecture, and incredible natural spots in the middle of the Alps. After meeting your guide 7:55 AM, depart at 8:30 AM from Nice Ville Central Station. Discover breathtaking landscapes as you pass by natural canyons, highly-elevated bridges, and tunnels on a 2-30hour train ride to your destination. During the ride, your guide will tell you the secrets of one of the most beautiful train lines in France, a testimony of French civil engineering at the beginning of the 20th century. Make a stop at 2 medieval villages, Saorge and Tende, and some days La Brigue. First, visit Tende and its Museum des Merveilles to discover Stone Age and other historic artifacts from the Mercantour National Park. Then, head over to the Mercantour National Park itself and spot protected species of flowers. See other highlights of Tende including an impressive Baroque cathedral, the maze of medieval streets, panoramic views from the top of the village, the cemetery, and the ruins of an old castle. Continue the tour to Saorge, an impressive medieval village with steeped streets, built on a concave hillside. Admire the charming and peaceful Franciscan Convent of Saorge founded in the 17th century before visiting the Church of Saint-Sauveur. The church was rebuilt in the 15th century following a fire and restored in the 18th century. The village offers spectacular sceneries of the Alps and the canyons around. When it's time for lunch you can either select from a lunch picnic or lunch at a local restaurant.

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.

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What people are saying about Provence

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

This trip was amazing and much better then expected! I did this trip with my 5 years old son . I was skeptical when I booked it , my son might not enjoy a full day guided tour or find it tiring, but our tour guide Yohann was so professional and organized . Also very passionate and well educated about the region , and most importantly is that he has amazing energy and kept us all interested until the end . He was so graceful , patient and fun which made this trip memorable . The sceneries , nature and the historical villages we visited were wonderful. We had very authentic nice lunch in Tende then visited the beautiful Saouge. I highly recommend this trip!

Loved it! Tom was an absolute delight! Informative, well paced, felt like we got to see a lot of Monte-Carlo in just a few hours. Tom gave a lot of additional information for those who wanted to stay longer and had specific interests. He made an effort to engage each person in the group and really is fluent in several languages. I won't recommend this tour to people with young kids or people with mobility challenges - there are a lot of stairs! But for any one else, I would highly recommend this tour with Tom. It was a lot of fun!

Had the best time with my boyfriend in Monaco. Our tour guide Tom was incredibly engaging and informative and answered all our additional questions with enthusiasm. Found out so much history about Monaco and about its current sustainability and education efforts. Great way to see Monaco, would definitely recommend to any friend going there in the future.

This excursion was the highlight of our trip to France. Amazing scenery, history and food. Our guide Samuel was one of the best guides we’ve had over the our years of extensive world travel.

Tom was an outstanding guide on our day trip to Monaco! He was well informed and so entertaining! Definitely a five star experience!