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Monaco

Small but mighty, the Principality dazzles with glamorous events, thrilling casinos, and luxury hotels.

Our most recommended things to do in Monaco

Monaco: Monte Carlo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Monaco: Monte Carlo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the luxury quarter of Monte Carlo. Try your luck at the wold famous Monte Carlo Casino, and admire the beautiful glass architecture in the area. Shop at the wide variety of designer stores, and view the exquisite yachts in Port Hercules. Find inspiration in the calming Japanese Garden, and relax in the sun on Larvotto Beach, the most glamorous beach in the world. Take the chance to visit the stunning Prince's Palace of Monaco, or journey to the end of the route to discover Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden, a memorial to Grace Kelly, featuring 4000 roses. End your day at the Princess Stéphanie (La Rascasse) bus stop, where Formula 1 fans will delight to see the Circuit de Monaco. Choose between the 1 Day Pass or the 2 Day Pass; if you would like to take your time to visit every stop. Bus stops: Bateau Bus, Japanese Garden, Sporting, New National Museum of Monaco - Villa Sauber, Monte Carlo Casino, Grimaldi / SNCF, Place du Palais, Oceanographic Museum, Princess Grace Rose Garden, Stade Louis II, Princess Stéphanie (Rascasse).

From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

2. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

Explore Côte d'Azur on a half-day trip from Nice, with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Be charmed as you wander through a medieval village and discover the important sites of Monaco, Eze, and Monte Carlo with a guide. Be picked up from your accommodation in Nice in the morning or in the afternoon. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. In Èze, have the opportunity to visit the medieval village like an eagle's nest. You can also take a free guided tour of Fragonard Perfumery to learn more about the perfume-making process. Next, be driven to Monaco and take a walk in the old town. Discover the princely palace and explore the town and its neo-Romanesque cathedral. Also see the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, luxury boutiques, and Café de Paris. A ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit awaits you from Monaco to Monte Carlo.

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

3. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

Explore the landscapes and towns of the French Riviera on this day trip from Nice. Travel in a spacious and air-conditioned bus to stunning destinations like the charming village of Èze, Monaco, and Cannes. Begin with a pickup from your hotel or other desired location in Nice between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Kickstart a day of adventure with a visit to the "Moyenne Corniche" for 15 minutes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Take a unique trip and visit the medieval village of Èze. Admire the splendid panorama of this beautiful location and discover the secrets of perfume with a free guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Your next stop is the Principality of Monaco, where you have time to discover the old town, the cathedral, the palace and the ceremony of the changing of the guard. Next, continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo with its casino and upscale shops. Have lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants in Monaco. Around 1:00 PM, your driver-guide will take you to Antibes, a city that combines nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. Visit the old town, the biggest marina of business and luxury in Europe—the port of the billionaires. Head to your next stop, Saint-Paul-De-Vence. Marvel at the "jewel of Provence", where many painters and artists have resided. As you walk the streets of this medieval fortified village, you can taste centuries of history and artistic creativity. For your last destination, make way to the famous city of stars—Cannes. Explore the Beverly Hills of France, and take a stroll on the famous Croisette, enjoy luxury hotels, restaurants and shops. Above all, set foot on the famous red carpet festival film, like Hollywood stars.

Monaco 30/60-Minute Ferrari Driving Experience

4. Monaco 30/60-Minute Ferrari Driving Experience

Enjoy an exhilarating 30-minute or 1-hour drive at the wheel of a Ferrari F458 sports car in the French Riviera. Cruise on the famous panoramic roads and corniches of côte d'azur, overlooking Monaco and blue Mediterranean sea. Whether you choose to drive yourself or be driven, tours are available all year round. Once you are on board, listen to the thunderous roar of the perfectly tuned V8 engine of this legendary car. It is an almost mythical experience. From Monaco, in a car that truly turns heads with its unrivaled beauty, you can drive along some of the streets of the famous F1 Grand Prix circuit depending on traffic. Then after a short drive out of the principality, find yourself on the panoramic roads above Monaco. You can get a video souvenir of your Ferrari Experience on request, or receive a Ferrari Experience Certificate to take home as gift at the end of your tour. (Video must be arranged with the instructor before starting the tour).

Nice to Monaco Round-Trip Ferry Tickets

5. Nice to Monaco Round-Trip Ferry Tickets

Discover the beauty of the French Riviera by sea, and see the sights from Nice to Monaco on a round-trip ferry trip. The cruise takes an hour or less each way, and along the way you can relax and take in the panoramic views of this scenic region. When you arrive in Monaco, you’ll be greeted by the grandeur of the town built on a rock overlooking the sea. This independent state, surrounded by French territory, features a mix of ancient and ultra-modern architecture. During your time in Monaco, you can visit the Prince's Palace, the Casino, and the Oceanographic Museum. At the end of the day, you’ll return to Nice by ferry, once again enjoying the stunning views en route. Schedule: Departure from Nice: 9:30 AM Arrival in Monaco: 10:15 AM Departure from Monaco: 5:00 PM Arrival in Nice: 6:00 PM

Nice: Coastline Boat Cruise to Monaco

6. Nice: Coastline Boat Cruise to Monaco

Embark with the skipper on a semi-rigid boat for a two and a half hour trip to discover the coastline from Nice to Monaco where you’ll admire various villas overhanging swells.  See the peninsula of millionaires, the coves and limestone cliffs, which bind the coastline with lush vegetation, volcanic rock and rare Mediterranean flora. Enjoy the natural magnificence of the coastline and the cultural heritage richness. Its luminosity and striking beauty had always inspired the greatest masters various fields as architecture, painting, music or even cinema.  The preserved shore offers coves, beaches, and a seabed. Take a swim and snorkel stop with some refreshments served on board. Come take advantage of a half-day relaxation and discover a paradisiac coastline worthy of the most beautiful postcards. Experience the secret coves that can only be reached by boat.

Lamborghini Driving Experience from Monaco

7. Lamborghini Driving Experience from Monaco

Enjoy an exhilarating drive behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo 560 LP Spyder on the French Riviera. Marvel at the thunderous roar of the perfectly tuned V10 engine of this legendary car. Cruise on the panoramic roads above and around Monaco. Depending on whether you opt for the 30-minute or 60-minute drive. Choose to drive yourself or be driven on this tour that's available throughout the year. From Monaco, in a car that turns heads with its unrivaled beauty, head out of the principality along some of the Streets of the famous F1 Grand Prix circuit (depending on the traffic).  After a short drive, find yourself driving on the beautiful panoramic roads of the cote d'azur above Monaco. Some of which have been used frequently in the Movies. If you'd like, you can purchase a souvenir video or certificate of your Lamborghini Experience to take home as a memento of your tour. (The video has to be arranged before the start of the tour.)

Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

8. Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

Be collected at your accommodation in Nice and take a 45-minute drive along the coast to the nearby town of Monaco, where you will find the famous Formula One Grand Prix track and many renowned casinos. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Cote d'Azur from the top of the hill and pass medieval villages and the marina. Take a ride on the Monaco Grand Prix track. Take advantage of your free time and if a game night does not tempt you, relax at the Café de Paris on the Place du Casino. Treat yourself to a drink or a delicious dessert while the luxury cars of the rich and famous gracefully pass before you. Experience the glamor of Monte Carlo. After a nice evening, your driver-guide will return you to your accommodation in Nice. 

Nice: Full Day Tour of Eze and Monaco

9. Nice: Full Day Tour of Eze and Monaco

Begin your day trip with a pick-up from your hotel or private residence in Nice. Enjoy a scenic drive along some of the world's most spectacular roads along the Basse Corniche, offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast. Arrive at your first location, Eze, and take in the seaside views. Get an in-depth look at the medieval center on a guided tour of a Fragonard perfumery, where you will learn about the art of perfume making. Travel from Eze to Monaco and leave France behind. Enjoy free time to stroll around Monte Carlo's old town. Take a tour of the famous Formula One Grand Prix circuits and explore the Place du Casino at your own pace.  Take the time to do some luxury shopping or have a good time on the beach before your return to Nice.

From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Half-Day Trip

10. From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Half-Day Trip

Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Cannes, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, or Monaco, travel by a luxury minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory before touring the village La Turbie. Known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, thanks to its views over Monaco. It is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. Arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard. Continue to the Cathedral and pay homage to the Monegasque royalty buried there and still have time to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Justice Palace. End your tour at Monte Carlo and see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.

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What people are saying about Monaco

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6,643 reviews

Excellent trip and exceptional driving guide Nicolas (Nikola). Landscapes are amazing, guide professional, polite, knowledgeable, drives well, make interesting and relevant explanations. I was in Nice before, but did not see some spots whish Nicolas showed us during this trip. Comfortable minivan. Breathtaking views (Panorama of Nice, view at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, charming Eze village), nice landscapes, comfortable transport and good explanations. For us it was already day 12 of our trip and we were tired in general so it was not easy to make this complete journey (we left in Cannes and unfortunately did not see St Paul de Vence), but we would make it again (on day 1 or 2 of our journey, not any more on day 12!). Also we had low tolerance to air conditioning which was working well and was indispensable in such a hot weather (+35C), just some ppl are less resistant to A/C. Also Fragonard factory visit was not impressive (but interesting), would prefer to spend more time in Eze.

The tour was great fun. Unfortunately, we couldn't visit two places, including Monaco. Nevertheless, over time it turned out great and we were able to use the 4 hours without getting stressed. We can definitely recommend the tour.

Parfait must be the best driver/ tour guide in the area. His knowledge of history and events is remarkable. Always looking out for the safety and convenience of his passengers, you could not ask for more.

The guide was super friendly, the tours were excellent. I discovered a lot of villages. Thanks to this service. I recommend you. it's to do when you don't have a car. fair price.

Amazing! Carolina was a wonderful tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humourWish we could’ve done the full day tour though as the half day is a bit rushed.