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From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

1. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

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.

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

2. 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).

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

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

Explore Côte d'Azur on a half-day trip from Nice. Be charmed as you wander through a medieval village and discover the important sites of Monaco. Be collected 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, you will 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. Your driver-guide will then take you to Monaco, where you will walk to the old town on the Rock. Discover the princely palace and explore the old town and the neo-Romanesque cathedral. Also see the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, the luxury boutiques, and the Café de Paris. A ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit awaits you from Monaco to Monte Carlo. 

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Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

4. 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 famous 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. 

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Nice: Full Day Tour of Eze and Monaco

5. 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.

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From Nice: Eze Village, Monaco, and Monte Carlo 5-Hour Tour

6. From Nice: Eze Village, Monaco, and Monte Carlo 5-Hour Tour

On this 5-hour tour from Nice you will discover the village of Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo. There is much to explore in this fabulous region rich with history and culture as well as many famous sights. Visit the medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views, and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. In Monte Carlo you will discover the old casino, the famous Hotel de Paris and Café de Paris, the beautiful gardens, and luxury boutiques. Explore the Principality of Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, and discover its rich history that goes back to antiquity. Visit Monaco’s Old Town, see the Cathedral, admire the Prince's Palace, and visit the race course used for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

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Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

7. Monaco, Monte Carlo and 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, or Monaco, travel by luxury 8-seater minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and 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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From Nice: Best of the Riviera

8. From Nice: Best of the Riviera

This full-day guided tour of the Riviera begins with a pick-up at your hotel in Nice at 09:00. During the day you’ll explore Cannes – the Beverly Hills of Provence. This lovely seaside resort is renowned for its film festival, its designers, its prestigious hotels, and of course its beaches. You’ll also visit Antibes, which features one of the most spectacular marinas on the French Riviera. You’ll enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Saint-Paul de Vence is considered the jewel of Provence, and has been home to many artists. It is also home to many boutiques that you might want to visit when you explore this ancient town.  From the medieval village of Eze you’ll enjoy breathtaking views and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. In Monaco and Monte Carlo, you’ll visit Monaco’s old town, its cathedral, the Formula 1 Grand Prix course, and the famous Place du Casino.

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Monaco & Monte-Carlo: Guided Hidden Gems Tour

9. Monaco & Monte-Carlo: Guided Hidden Gems Tour

Learn all there is to know about Monaco on this unique and surprising tour, from internationally famous highlights such as the Monte-Carlo Casino and the Grimaldi Prince Palace to the principality's unknown gems where secrets lie waiting to be discovered away from the throngs of tourists. Visit the historic Old Town and the port, as well as Fontvieille and the Exotic Gardens, where you can take in the panoramic views of the city. Along the way, stop to enjoy traditional snacks and specialties at a local food market for a truly local experience. Take a look at the old postcards your guide has brought along in order to better understand the rapid development of the city and the changes it has undergone in the last century.    Get off the beaten track and see what touristic coaches can't see. Glimpse hundreds of marked legacy trees from all over the world, visit surprisingly well-preserved parks, and marvel at hundreds of sculptures and modern artworks as you wander through the streets that feel as if you're walking through an open-air museum. Discover fantastic (and less fantastic), diversified architecture and more stories and secrets about this unique place from your professional guide.

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Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour from Cannes

10. Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour from Cannes

From Cannes pass by a panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron. On the Middle Corniche stop at Eze – a medieval perched village with its crafts shops and breathtaking panorama. Enjoy a guided tour of a traditional perfumery, the true essence of Provence. Afterwards, visit the Old Town of Monaco. You will have time to visit the Palace (at your own expenses). Then, tour Monte-Carlo and drive along the amazing Grand Prix circuit. Have some free time at Casino Square. Here you can enjoy yourselves with luxurious shopping, strolling along stunning gardens, mega yachts, chic casinos… or simply watch the “rich and beautiful” in their favorite haunts.  Then, drive along the spectacular coastline Lower Corniche between Nice and Monaco, with harbors, typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas. Admire the Bay and Citadel of Villefranche before you return in Cannes.

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What people are saying about Monte Carlo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,728 reviews

Our guide Rado was great!! He was friendly, energetic, and extremely knowledgeable about the region. We’re given interesting details about the history and geography of the Riviera as we travel along the coast. There are stopovers for panoramic photos and plenty of time to explore each town we visit. Monaco, Cannes, Antibes… I recommend picking the full-day tour to see the most of the region. 10/10 I’d absolutely go on a tour with Rado again. Thanks for the memorable day in the French Riviera!

So so beautiful. Amazing tour guide, funny and very informative. You learn a lot and you get gorgeous city views. 100% recommend, you will not regret it.

We enjoyed so much! The guide and the driver were super nice and polite. We recommend this tour. Definitely, we loved to visit Eze and Monaco.

Zig did a marvellous orientation covering the history of all the places we visited. His courteousness is awesome throughout the trip.

If you have limited time and want to cover French Riviera in a day, give this tour a go! Tour guide is friendly and funny!