Private Day Trip: Verdon Canyon plus Castellane & Moustiers Villages from Nice

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Private Day Trip: Verdon Canyon plus Castellane & Moustiers Villages from Nice
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Discover some of France's most spectacular scenery on this private day trip from Nice to the Verdon Gorge and the villages of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Take in panoramic views of the stellar river gorge in the tucked-away village of Castellane, and relax beside the turquoise Lake of Sainte-Croix beneath soaring mountain peaks. Spend the afternoon browsing shops and cafe-hopping in the lovely village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Enjoy personalized commentary from your guide on this private tour, and customize the exact itinerary to your interests.
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In Brief

Location:
Nice, France
Country:
France
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
May to October
Daily
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Lunch included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Overview
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Following morning pickup from your Nice hotel by air-conditioned minivan, head out of the busy port city and into the rolling hills of the Provençal countryside.

Travel first to the traditional French village of Castellane, about two hours west. Invisible from afar, this tucked-away 16th-century town emerges as the gateway to the Verdon Gorge (Gorges du Verdon), one of the most impressive river canyons in Europe. Take in views out over the rocky peaks and the Verdon River below from your vantage point on this hillside.

Traveling down to the gorge, pause at Point Sublime to appreciate the breathtaking scenery to the full. Descend down to the edge of the canyon where the river runs into the Lake of Sainte-Croix. Enjoy a little free time here to relax by the aquamarine lake, stretch out on the beach and appreciate the pristine setting.

Back on the road, drive to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, sitting beneath a rocky cliff wall and surrounded by mountains on all sides. Enjoy free time to explore Moustiers at your leisure. Pop into one of the many pottery shops — for which the village is known — and buy a few souvenirs before sitting down to lunch at one of the many terrace cafes.

After your time here, hop back into your minivan for the 2.5-hour journey back to your Nice hotel, where your day trip ends.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Centrally located Nice hotels

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • If you require wheelchair access, please request at time of booking
  • Baby seats are mandatory for infants; please request at time of booking
  • The drive from Nice is long and some of the roads are small and winding. Anyone who suffers from travel sickness should be prepared.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on the last 5 recent reviews

Our guide Mathilde was excellent, informative and charming. She tailored the tour to fit our needs. She was an outstanding driver and the van was well equipped for comfort and the long ride.It was worth the time. We would ask for her again if we are ever in this area again.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2018
The French countryside at its most beautiful! Our driver couldn't have been better! Great scenery!
• Submitted 15 Jun 2016
This trip is better than our expectation. Verdon Gorge is splendid. Monstiers is very interesting and beautiful.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2016
Joe and Pierre were amazing guides. So happy to have booked this trip. They took us through Grasse for a perfume experience of a lifetime, then on to Moustiers and Verdon Gorge. They were both so accommodating, informative, experienced, professional and lovely company. Even my two children thoroughly enjoyed the long day. The Gorge is completely worth seeing and what better way than to be taken there without having to drive the winding roads yourself! 5 stars for sure!!
• Submitted 13 Jul 2015
I thought it was quite expensive but once we got over that our driver Camile was very nice, she filled us in on all the information as we were driving along, pulled in in several places so we could take pictures. the scenery is very beautiful.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016

In Brief

Location:
Nice, France
Country:
France
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
May to October
Daily
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Lunch included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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