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Things to do in Monaco

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

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

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

Discover the beautiful city of Monte Carlo on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and see the iconic highlights like the Japanese Garden, Oceanographic Museum, Princess Grace Rose Garden, Stade Louis II, and more. Explore the luxury quarter of Monte Carlo. Try your luck at the world 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).

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Ticket

2. Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Ticket

Enjoy 6500 square feet dedicated exclusively to the sea and its wonders at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. See more than 2000 specimens in their faithfully-reconstructed natural habitat. Learn about the scientific expeditions of Prince Albert I through the amazing objects in the museum's vast collections.  Discover various Mediterranean species, learn about the diversity of the inhabitants of the coral reef and visit the amazing Shark Lagoon.

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.

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

4. 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: Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour

5. From Nice: Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour

Enjoy the panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron. Next, on the Middle Corniche stop at Eze, a medieval perched village with its crafts shops and breathtaking panorama. Take a guided tour of a traditional perfumery to discover the true essence of Provence. Visit the Old Town of Monaco, the famous 'Rock'. Tour Monte-Carlo and drive along the amazing Grand Prix circuit. Then enjoy some free time at Casino Square. Do some luxurious shopping, stroll along the stunning gardens, view the mega-yachts and chic casino or simply watch the rich and beautiful in their favorite haunts. Then drive along the spectacular coastline of the Lower Corniche between Nice and Monaco. See the typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas. Admire the Bay and Citadel of Villefranche.

Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

6. 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. 

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

7. 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.

From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

8. From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

Experience the French Riviera by unique 3-wheel vehicle and have fun along the way. Depart Nice and journey from the Promenade des Anglais with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face aboard the open-top car. Each car can safely seat 2 people and is equipped with a GPS guide for your convenience. Don't be shy while driving - people will look at you in wonder, and you'll be the envy of the highway! Zoom down the coast and see it brought to life in a truly novel way. Pass picturesque locations, such as Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Drive up Mont Alban for a panoramic view, and go to the only sand beach in the area at Villefranche-sur-Mer. Try some of the famous pan bagnat à la voile bleue (a sandwich typical to Provence). Continue along the coast and see the beautiful Peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Then, get stunning views of Nice Harbor as you enter the city back to the meeting point.

From Nice: Riviera Tour by Open-Top Car

9. From Nice: Riviera Tour by Open-Top Car

Get behind the wheel of a unique 3-wheel, open-top vehicle and see the sights of the French Riviera from a different perspective. Use the on-board GPS technology to help you find your way from the Promenade des Anglais with ease. Drive along the coastal roads to see stunning resort towns and hilltop villages, and join the jet set in the elegant principality of Monaco (not advised in July and august) Drive up Mont Alban to get a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, or relax on the only sandy beach in the area in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Stop to make a swim at Eze beach and see the stunning villa and gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Visit the Gallimard perfume factory in the village of Eze and do a workshop on perfume creation, included in your tour.

From Nice: Best of the Riviera

10. From Nice: Best of the Riviera

Enjoy a full-day guided trip from Nice to towns and cities along the French Riviera. Explore the beaches and charming architecture of Cannes, take in the views from Eze, and visit Monaco’s old town. Begin with pickup at your hotel in Nice in the morning. Relax in a climate-controlled van with plenty of space on the scenic drive to Cannes. Admire the lovely seaside resort that is renowned for its film festival, its designers, its prestigious hotels, and of its beaches. Head to Antibes, which features one of the most spectacular marinas on the French Riviera. Marvel at stunning views of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Reach Saint-Paul de Vence, the jewel of Provence which has been home to many artists. Have time to visit the boutiques before traveling to the medieval village of Eze to enjoy breathtaking views and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. Ride to Monaco for a visit to the charming old town. Capture pictures of its cathedral, the Formula 1 Grand Prix course, and the famous Place du Casino. Return to your accommodation in Nice at the end of your day trip.

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What people are saying about Monaco

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based on 7,751 reviews

Un circuit foarte bun, care cuprinde toate punctele de interes de pe riviera franceză. Foarte bine organizat, cu ghidul Roman de nota 10. Recomand tuturor celor care în timp scurt vor sa viziteze cat mai mult!

Great experience!!! Definitely recommend!! Parfait was awesome. He had so much information and answered so many of our questions. This is a must!!!

The Tour was great, gorgeous views. The tour guide Raphael was lovely, very nice and gave amazing service!

good itinerary and company works hard to ensure we are satisfied

The trip was amazing. Good timing with a cool guide Nathan.