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The cruise is an excellent solution if you want to combine the comfort of a relaxing holiday with a journey full of stops and surprises since every port becomes a base to reach many different destinations and learn about the local culture in a new way. An example that we know pretty well is that of the day trips by bus from the Savona Palacrociere to reach some places that otherwise would be difficult to visit. And if your stop is on the French coast? Then we have suggestions for you! Here are ideas for some outstanding day trips with bus hire for cruise passengers in the Côte d’Azur.

The cruise ports of the French Riviera

There are five ports in the French Riviera, all widely visited by Italian and international tourists: Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Villefranche and Monaco. The most important in the area is undoubtedly Nice / Villefranche-sur-Mer, which boasts 300 stopovers and nearly 500,000 passengers.

Destinations to reach by bus from the Villefranche port

The village of Villefranche is undoubtedly fascinating, but due to its size, it can be visited in a short time. If cruise passengers have a day in the area, it would be a real shame not to take the opportunity to move and reach some of the wonderful destinations set a short distance away. But how? With our rental coach, of course!

It is easy since the Villefranche cruise terminal is located in a convenient spot to reach some of the most famous sites of the Côte d’Azur in one day; also, by booking our Gran Turismo bus it will be possible to do so in comfort and safety, choosing your perfect destinations and tour.

Here are some of the outstanding places a short distance from the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer:


Villefranche-sur-Mer is located just 6 km from Nice: in the famous city, the most lively centre of the Côte d’Azur, the Promenade des Anglais and the wonderful old town are a must-see.


Wonderful town by the sea characterized by a medieval historical centre and a Provencal market. In addition to the scenic and historical beauties, here is also a great piece of art: Picasso’s residence, in which the artist created some of his most famous works, today a museum.

Antibes, France


Famous thanks to the famous Film Festival, Cannes is one of the most sought after and trendy destinations on the French Riviera: expensive and frequented by VIPs, it is one of the luxury towns in the area. Don’t miss a visit to the covered market and the Palais des Festivals.


Eze is a charming village in the mountains overlooking the sea: here you can enjoy a unique view of the blue sea of ​​this part of the French coast, but also visit the Galinard perfume factory and take home a fragrance for memories.

Monaco and Montecarlo

Another luxurious and fascinating destination: the Principality of Monaco is not far from the Villefranche cruise hub and can easily be reached during the day for an unforgettable excursion. Inside, the famous Montecarlo district, Palazzo Grimaldi and the unmissable change of the guard.


Another dream place for perfume lovers, Grasse is one of the most emblematic destinations of Provence: famous for its essences, in particular, jasmine and Rosa centifolia, this town also boasts the wonderful Notre Dame cathedral, located in the picturesque old city centre.

Saint-Paul de Vence

A small village with narrow streets and the characteristic historical centre: a real jewel that exudes tradition and history, located just a few kilometres from Villefranche, easily reachable by our bus.

LongariBus offers you the best day trips on the French Riviera

There are many places not to be missed in this enchanting area of ​​the South of France: fortunately, we will take care of it with our day trips with bus hire for cruise passengers in the Côte d’Azur; choosing our coach means travelling in complete safety and comfort!

Contact us to find out all about our daily trips by bus from France and beyond, and request your quote without obligation!