This is by far the most popular
Cannes shore trip for first time visitors to the French Riviera. You explore the old town of Nice, see the royal palace of Monaco, the Casino of Monte Carlo and the medieval village of Eze plus the most stunning views and beaches.
After meeting your driver guide at the pier in Cannes, you immediately depart for Nice, where you'll drive along La Promenade des Anglais, the street that runs along the most famous beach in the Riviera. You will have a chance to walk through the famous flower market (closed Mondays when flea market takes place) in the old town before stopping on Castle Hill, where the Greeks first arrived and where you can admire a beautiful view over the beach and the old town of Nice.
Leaving Nice your tour follows the Lower Corniche which hugs the dramatic rocky coast line to the unforgettable Principality of Monaco. Your first stop is the old town of Monaco where you have a chance to explore on foot. The must see sights include the Royal Palace and the Cathedral where Princess Grace is buried.
Next you'll follow the path of the legendary Grand Prix of Monte-Carlo Formula 1 circuit. A stop in the modern city of Monte Carlo allows you to experience the unbelievable luxury of this unique place! You will have time to see designer shops, luxury hotels and the famous Casino. Just outside the casino is a beautiful park with plenty of photo opportunities. If you are not a part of the jet set but you want to gamble, visit Loewes Casino which is just next to The Casino of Monte Carlo. The area near the harbor is also a wonderful way to spend your time. Pick a cafe near the sea and dream of owning one of the large yachts you see come and go.
The final stop of this excursion is Eze where you'll visit a typical French medieval village made up of narrow lanes and stone buildings. Eze clings to the cliffs over 1000 feet above the sea. Walk to the top of the city's hill where a garden setting view point overlooks the sea. Take time to peak into the boutiques or enjoy an ice cream with a million dollar view. If you are not up to walking, you can enjoy the scents of Provence at the adjacent Fragonard perfume factory.
At the end of this popular Cannes shore excursion, you'll return to the port along the Upper Corniche, the road which runs along the cliff tops high above the sea, so you can once again enjoy the stunning beauty that a French Riviera tour offers.
Travel tips for enjoying a Monte Carlo tour
Monaco is a 371 acre principality with a population of 30,000 people located on the Mediterranean Sea between southeastern France and northwestern Italy. Within the principality you find the modern city of Monte Carlo and the old town of Monaco which is perched between the cliffs and the sea. This is the home to the rich and famous and high rise condominiums fill your vision and streets buzz with luxury cars.
The city is not pedestrian friendly as there are a lot of cars on steep winding streets that often do not have sidewalks. The streets are so steep that in some places there are elevators to bring you from one level of street to another.
The Grimaldi Family acquired the lordship of Monaco in the 1300's, and have ruled over the city ever since. The title Prince or Princess of Monaco has since been given to their heirs. Price Rainier III is the current head of the family. His late wife, Grace Kelly was killed in a car accident here in 1982. Also famous are their children Albert, Caroline and Stephanie. The main cathedral is the burial site of Grace.
The 13th Century fortress was turned into the royal residence (Palais du Prince) in the 15th Century. Every day at 11:55 AM is the changing of the guard so the area around the palace is very crowded then.
The Casino of Monte Carlo is open to tourists for viewing from 9 AM until 12 noon. During this period the entry fee is 10 Euro per person (cash only) and no gaming is open. Then from 2 PM onwards the casino is open to individuals (not tour groups) and formal dress code is enforced. During this period there is no entry fee to access slots, craps and Black Jack tables. Further gaming rooms require 10 Euro per person entry fee (cash only). Everyone must be 18 years or older and have their passport available.
- Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
If you cannot find what you are looking for, our
Cannes shore excursions
can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Cannes shore tour
using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us
with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
For even more information, we recommend you visit the Official Site of Monaco
. Another good source is the Monte Carlo Tourist Information