- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
During your time in port in Monaco, get acquainted with the culinary delights of the Côte d’Azur on this half-day shore excursion to Nice. Taste some of the region’s finest olive oil at a mill in Opio and savor ‘Nissart’ cuisine — the foods favored by Nice locals — including classic onion tart with a glass of rosé at a city restaurant. A stop at Mont Alban to enjoy gorgeous views over the Mediterranean provides the final ingredient. With numbers limited to eight people, this small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience.
- Get inside tips from a local
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Professional guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Transport by luxury minivan
- Guided tour of olive mill in Opio
- 1 olive oil and tapenade tasting
- Food tastings and 1 glass of rosé wine
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Your tour will depart in the afternoon depending on your ship’s docking time. Please contact the local supplier after booking to confirm the exact time. Contact details will be provided on the voucher that will be emailed to you after booking.
Returns to original departure point
Wednesday and Saturday
Your shore excursion starts at Monaco cruise port when you meet your guide. Settle into your comfortable, 8-person minivan and enjoy the views of the Mediterranean as you travel along the French Riviera. Your main destination is Nice, one of the Côte d’Azur’s culinary hot spots, where the food marries ingredients, recipes and influences from both France and Italy.
First on the agenda is Opio, a tiny village perched on a hill amid the farmlands east of Grasse. Here, visit a traditional olive oil mill and taste some of the most renowned olive oil and tapenade (mashed olives) of the French Riviera.
Continuing your drive, follow the road that winds up to Fort Mont Alban, a 16th-century military fortress sitting on a hilltop. From here, take in the sweeping panoramas over Nice, the pretty little town of Villefranche and the bay opening out into the Mediterranean.
Next, travel into Nice proper for your second food tasting. Head inside a restaurant in the charming port area and savor some popular ‘Nissart’ specialities such as a delicious socca (chickpea crêpe) and pissaladière (onion tart) with a glass of refreshing rosé wine.
As you eat, your guide dishes out fascinating facts about the food scene in Nice and the wider French Riviera, giving you a great insight into the region’s culinary history and traditions.
Afterward, return to your minivan and relax on your journey back to Monaco, where your shore excursion ends with a drop-off at the cruise port.
Worry-free Shore ExcursionWe will ensure your timely return to Monaco cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to your next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.