OVERVIEW: This tour visits both landmarks of the Principality of Monaco, Old Monaco and Monte Carlo.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter of Monaco and see the vaulted passageways, Prince's Palace Square and the 19th century cathedral before enjoying approx. 1 hour to explore at your own pace. Visit Monte Carlo and the world famous Casino Square with approx. 1 hour of free time to have lunch, shop or explore on your own.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 2 miles on cobblestone surfaces with steep inclines and 100+ steps. Old Monaco and Monte Carlo cannot be accessed easily on wheelchair. Lunch and entrances fees for the casino are not included.
This tour visits both landmarks of the Principality of Monaco, Old Monaco and Monte Carlo. See the world famous Grand Casino and enjoy free time to explore the area on your own and at your own pace.
-Rock of Monaco: Enjoy a guided walking tour through the Old Quarter of Monaco.
-Monte Carlo: Enjoy a guided walking tour of the famous Casino Square.
-Free time: Enjoy approximately 1 hour of free time in both Monaco and Monte Carlo to shop, have lunch, or explore at your own pace.
Discover the paradise of the world famous Principality of Monaco. Following your arrival by tender at Cannes' harbor, you will join your coach for a 1.5 hour scenic drive to the Principality of Monaco via Nice. At the Rock of Monaco, an ancient wall city overlooking the sea, you will join your guide for a walking tour through the Old Quarter. See the vaulted passage ways, Prince’s Palace Square and the 19th century cathedral. After, you'll enjoy approximately 1 hour of free time to shop or explore on your own.
You’ll rejoin your coach and proceed to Monte Carlo along a portion of the Grand Prix Motor Race circuit. Upon arrival, you will walk uphill to Place du Casino in Monte Carlo. Your guide will escort you on a short walking tour of the area and then you will have approximately 1 hour of free time to shop or explore the landmarks on your own. If you wish to try your luck, you can visit the inside of the Grand Casino (only when this tour is operated in the afternoon) during your free time. There is an entrance fee of 10 Euros which is not included in the tour price.
There are several cafes and restaurants in Monaco and Monte Carlo for you to make your own arrangements for lunch during your free time. At a designated meeting time and place, you’ll rejoin your coach for the return drive to the port.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port
-Camera and cash for shopping
What to Wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles on cobblestone surfaces with steep inclines and 100+ steps.
-Old Monaco and Monte Carlo cannot be accessed easily on wheelchair. Guests may remain at a square located at the bottom of the hill (Japanese Gardens) if unable to take the hike to Casino Square.
-Bus parking in both Monaco and Monte Carlo are located underground and guests cannot stay in the bus during the visits.
-Should the Cathedral of Monaco have a special event or mass service, guides will give an outside explanation only and you will then enter on your own. Depending upon the number of people in the cathedral, it may be closed for security reasons.
-The casino is only open in the afternoon and guests wanting to visit it on their own (if timing of tour allows it during free time) must be over 18 years of age, properly dressed, and possess a valid picture ID if they want to gamble.
-Video and photography are not permitted at any time in the Grand Casino.
-The order of the tour may be reversed or altered depending on traffic or local conditions.
-Access to the Principality of Monaco for coaches is strictly regulated and limited during most of the month of May due to the two Grand Prix races held in town. As a result no tour to Monaco can be operated from May 6th till May 13th and from May 21st till May 28th, as tour buses are not allowed there. From May 14th till May 20th, only Old Monaco is accessible to coaches. On that week, tours can be operated but guests must be aware that a public bus shuttle service is necessary to go from Monaco to Monte Carlo and back. The frequency or travel duration of that shuttle service depends entirely on the Monaco public transportation service at the orders of the Prince’s government. Guests should be aware that there are high risks of large crowds, long waiting times, long periods of standing and slow traffic during this time.
-Please note you may be required to check large bags, backpacks, video cameras, and/or personal water bottles at designated check points.