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Antibes, France-port

Discover alluring Antibes with sleek, white multi-million dollar yachts bobbing in the brilliant blue Mediterranean, its ancient cobblestone streets and jewel-like setting on the Cote d’Azur. Stroll through the gorgeous gardens then explore Fort Carré dating back to the 16th Century. Take in the Picasso Museum located in the Grimaldi Chateau, the historic home of Monaco’s royal family. Browse through the open market admiring the colorful offerings harvested from land and sea. Stroll through Old Town alive with colorful flowers, trendy boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Look for original artwork, designer clothing. Enjoy delicious seafood, Provencal specialties and perhaps a sip of local Absinthe in the picture perfect surroundings.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Biot Glassblowing & Antibes
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Discover the Principality of Monaco
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Exclusive - the Ultimate Olive Oil Experience
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Golden Corniche & Cannes
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Leisurely Cannes & Grasse
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Local Market Flavors in Nice
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Old Nice & Wine Tasting
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Perfume Creation & Saint-Paul-de-Vence
    Most Active or StrenuousRegent Choice
  • Picasso & Absinthe in Old Antibes
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Saint-Paul-de-Vence
    Most Active or Strenuous

Biot Glassblowing & Antibes

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: ANB-009

Watch master glassblowers in Biot create their signature works of art and then explore the Old Town of Antibes, which lies in easy walking distance of your ship.

Depart from the pier for a short drive inland to Biot, an artistic village best known for its glassworks. In particular, glass created in Biot is recognized for its signature small bubbles. The first glassblowers settled here in the 18th century because the soil contains sand that is ideal for making glass. At that time, they primarily made functional glassware such as oil lamps, jars and perfume bottles.

Today, Biot “bubble” glassware is functional and beautiful, as you will discover by watching master glassblowers create their works of art in a small factory founded more than 50 years ago. You will see them using time-honored techniques to blow, sculpt and shape the molten glass into exquisite pieces. The bubbles are formed when gas gets trapped in the molten glass or through certain chemical processes.

Following your demonstration and time for shopping in the factory’s boutique, you will return to Antibes for a leisurely walking tour. Around the harbor, you will most likely see several palatial mega-yachts, as Antibes is one of the few harbors in the vicinity that can accommodate them. Old Town, with its bustling Provençal market, is another spot well worth your attention, either on the tour or afterwards on your own. You’re free to stay as long as you like, or return to the pier with the guide.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of moderate walking/standing. There are some steps, cobblestone surfaces and inclines to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.