You'll go to both landmarks of the Principality of Monaco, Old Monaco and Monte Carlo. In Monaco (the Rock) you'll enjoy a guided walking tour of the old town and some free time to explore its colorful arched streets. In Montecarlo you'll see the outside of the world famous Grand Casino and get free time to explore the area on your own. The drive from and back to Villefranche is made via the very scenic Middle and Lower Corniche roads along the coast.
Discover the paradise of the world famous Principality of Monaco. Following your arrival by tender at Cannes' harbor, your coach will depart for about one and a half hour's scenic drive to the Principality of Monaco via Nice. At the Rock of Monaco, an ancient wall city overlooking the sea, your guide will escort you on foot through the Old Quarter where you'll have time to explore the vaulted passageways or visit the Prince's Palace Square and the 19th century cathedral.
En route to Monte Carlo, your coach will travel along a portion of the Grand Prix Motor Race circuit to the Grand Casino. Arriving at Place du Casino in Monte Carlo after an extensive necessary uphill walk, your guide will escort you on a short walking tour of the area and give you free time to explore the landmarks on your own. Those wishing to visit the inside of the Grand Casino (only when this tour is operated in the afternoon) and quickly try their luck may do so on their own during that time (entrance requesting 18 years of age, proper dress code and a valid picture id). There are many snacks and restaurants in Monaco and Montecarlo for you to make your own arrangements for lunch.
- The Casino is only open for gambling in the afternoon, and guests wanting to go visit it on their own (if timing of tour allows it during free time) must be over 18 years of age, properly dressed, and carry with them a valid picture ID if they want to gamble. Guides are not allowed to accompany groups inside.
- Lunch is not included in this tour but there are many snacks and restaurants available in Monaco for guests to make their own arrangements.
- Access to the Principality of Monaco for coaches is very strictly regulated and limited during most of the month of May due to the Grand Prix being held in town (Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday May 26th, 2013,.with trials the whole week prior). As a result no tour to Monaco can be operated from May 23rd till May 27th included, as tour buses are not allowed there. Prior to that, tours to Monaco can normally be operated but guests must take a public bus shuttle service operated by the Principality. Royal Caribbean International is taking charge of the extra expense involved, but can unfortunately not control the frequency or travel duration of that shuttle service which depends entirely from the Monaco public transportation services at the orders of the Prince’s government. All guests must be aware that there are high risks of large crowds, long waiting time standing up, and slow traffic at that particular very special time.