Cannes shore trip visits the most popular coastal towns on the French Riviera including Monaco and Monte Carlo, plus your choice to stop in Nice or Eze. Your driver-guide takes you to the Palace and Cathedral in Monaco, the Grand Prix route and Casino of Monte Carlo, plus panoramic photo stops.
After meeting your driver-guide at the pier in Cannes, you start the coastal drive to Nice by driving along the famous Croisette Boulevard in Cannes. This street is lined with 5 Stars hotels, designer boutiques and the Cannes Film Festival Palace. Leaving Cannes you pass through the charming town of Antibes and then finally into Nice.
Once you are in Nice you drive down La Promenade des Anglais, the famous palm tree lined street that parallels the most famous beach in the Riviera. You have the choice to visit the old town of Nice to walk through the beautiful flower market (closed Mondays when flea market takes place), or continue on to the medieval village of Eze, known for its stunning views and quaint charm.
Leaving Nice you follow the Lower Corniche road, which hugs the dramatic rocky coast line, until you reach the Principality of Monaco. You have free time to explore the old town of Monaco where you can see the guards outside the Royal Palace plus stroll through the Cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. Please note that no bare shoulders or shorts (above the knee) are allowed in the Cathedral.
Next you drive on the route of the legendary Grand Prix of Monte-Carlo Formula 1 circuit. This race takes place on the streets of Monte Carlo and your driver-guide will point out some of the more famous hairpin turns of the course.
Your final stop of the day is in the modern city of Monte Carlo, home to the rich and famous. High rise condominiums fill your vision and the streets buzz with luxury cars. Get your camera ready as one can hardly believe the luxury of this unique place!
The famous Casino of Monte Carlo sits across from a lovely park which is also lined with designer boutiques, luxury hotels and more. Parked in front of the casino there are invariably some of the most expensive cars in the world such as Bentley, Porsche, Ferrari. Aston Martin and Lamborghini.
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. During the tour your driver-guide will also stop at one or two panoramic view points for stunning views over the French Riviera.
Notes About the Casino of Monte Carlo - The Casino of Monte Carlo is open to tourists for viewing from 9 AM until 12 noon. During this period the entry fee is 17 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 17 Euro per person entry fee (cash only). Everyone must be 18 years or older and have their passport available.
Mobility - Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
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