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Gorge on the tastes and perfumes of Provence at the lively Cours Saleya market.

Hop on and hop off the open-topped tourist bus, looking out for celebs and superyachts along the way.

See the 400 paintings and drawings in the Musee Marc Chagall, on Old Testament themes.

Arrive at Villefranche on your way to a glamorous Nice holiday, a must-see holiday destination on your Mediterranean cruise. Curved in a picture-perfect setting round the Bay of Angels, with a backdrop of palm trees, promenades and azure seas, Nice has long been popular with artists, writers, celebrities and the well-heeled.

On your holiday in Nice, you can stroll, skate or cycle along the Promenade des Anglais, stopping to people watch from a café or take lunch on a sunny terrasse. Hop on a tour to see the best of the city sights, or weave through the labyrinthine streets of the old town, stopping at The Cours Saleya market to appreciate the riot of Provencal colours and perfumes on display.

Shopaholics and foodies can indulge in the many high-end boutiques and restaurants, while culture vultures will adore Nice’s superb art galleries and museums, including the Musee Matisse and the Musee Marc Chagall.

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When can we take you to Nice?

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The best of Nice - things to see and do

Splash in the fountains in the Promenade du Paillon park or pose on the Promenade des Anglais. From celebrity and superyacht spotting to the exquisite art of Matisse and Chagall, Nice has something for everyone.

Stroll in the greenery

  • 120 ratings

The Promenade du Paillon cuts through the heart of the city and opened only a few years ago. Stroll the pathways, splash in the water jets or simply relax in this welcome green space.

Snap Russian opulence

  • 230 ratings

Get your camera ready for the over-the-top Russian Cathedral, with its extravagant cupolas, steeples, turrets and tiles and opulent interiors.

Explore the Palais Masséna

  • 230 ratings

Discover the sumptuous palace and tranquil gardens of the Palais Masséna, once a haunt of aristocrats and now a museum documenting the history of Nice.

Admire amazing art

  • 230 ratings

See a superb collection of works by Matisse in the Musee Matisse. Afterwards, enjoy the views from Cimiez Hill.

What ships can I choose for my Nice cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to Nice with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way. See eye-popping panoramas of the gorgeous Riviera, taking in the unmissable sights of Nice and Monaco. Discover medieval Eze and picture-perfect St-Paul-de-Vence, with time for tempting shopping along the way. To make the most of your holiday in Nice, see our most popular shore excursions below.

    Nice & Monaco on your own

    Explore two of the French Riviera's most sophisticated destinations at your leisure. Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, admire the Baroque architecture and shop in chic boutiques. Following a scenic drive, discover Monaco's bustling old town.

    Nice city sights

    Admire enchanting views of the Cote d'Azur on this scenic drive along the Riviera's Lower, Middle and Grand Corniches. Gaze at vistas of Monaco, Cap Martin and La Turbie, stopping at the medieval village of Eze for 40 minutes of free time.

    Nice and St. Paul-de-Vence

    Discover Nice on a commentated drive past highlights such as the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Massena. In picture-perfect St-Paul-de-Vence, explore the cobblestone streets, shops and art galleries on a guided walk or independently.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

    Official blog - spotlight on your Nice cruise

    Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

    8 Hours in Nice

    Explore the best of the best in the French Riviera’s capital, with our guide to spending 8 hours in Nice.

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    Go beyond Nice

    Have you considered these popular ports outside of Nice?

    • 250 ratings

    Feel the buzz in Marseille, with its Le Panier old town, hip new waterfront and lively Vieux Port. With stunning Provencal scenery to enjoy too, it’s a hit.

    Explore Marseille
    • 250 ratings

    Stroll in the footsteps of the stars in glamorous Cannes on the sun-kissed Cote D’Azur. With its luxury yachts, upmarket shops, exclusive restaurants and grand hotels, it’s the place to be.

    Explore Cannes
    • 250 ratings

    The Louvre, the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower – with so much to do in Paris, you’ll have a ball. Dine in famous bistros or shop in chic boutiques for the ultimate thrill.

    Explore Paris

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