This full day Monaco shore trip is an expanded version of the Riviera highlights tour including stops in Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze. However, with the extra time you also get to visit Cannes and have a some free time for lunch.
After meeting your driver guide, 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 on Castle Hill, where the Greeks first arrived and where you can admire a beautiful view over the beach, the old town and the port of Nice.
Next you drive to Cannes where you'll drive up the step streets to the "suquet", the heart of the old town, here you have views over the whole city. You'll also stop so you can stroll the beautiful Croisette Boulevard, lined with 5 Stars hotels, designer boutiques and the Cannes Film Festival Palace which gives Cannes its renowned "Hollywood" atmosphere.
Leaving Cannes you drive on the Upper Corniche, the road which runs along the cliff tops high above the sea. Your next stop 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.
Next you visit the Principality of Monaco. Your first stop is the old town of Monaco. If you are here at noon, you'll have a chance to see the changing of the guards in front of the royal palace. A must for many people is the Cathedral where Princess Grace is buried. While you are here there is free time for lunch on your own. Finally 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 and gardens.
At the end of your tour, you are brought back to your hotel or the pier.
Notes on the Casino - 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.
Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
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