Excursion Details

Monte Carlo Casino, Old Monaco & Cathedral

CEQ-200 | Cannes, France | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • St. Nicholas Cathedral St. Nicholas Cathedral
You will see:
  • Oceanographic Museum and Exotic Garden, Old Monaco Oceanographic Museum and Exotic Garden, Old Monaco
  • Monte Carlo and Casino Monte Carlo and Casino

Moderate Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 7 hours

Max. Group Size: 45

Tour Overview

Departing from your ship, you'll board a motorcoach bound for the beautiful city-state of Monaco. Nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, it's bounded by the French Riviera to the west and the Italian Riviera to the east. Monaco is the second smallest independent state in the world after the Vatican, but offers so much history and excitement.

You'll arrive at the Exotic Gardens of Monaco. This municipal garden located along the side of a cliff is home to over a thousand species of cacti and other succulent plants. Many of them are part of a collection started at the turn of the 20th century and have reached giant proportions. The view is an exceptional panorama of the Principality and the French and Italian Riviera.

Boarding one of the city buses, you'll head for Monaco-Ville, the "old town" also known as "le rocher" or "the rock." Monaco-Ville is still a medieval village at heart and an astonishingly picturesque site. It's made up almost entirely of pedestrian streets and passageways. You'll follow your knowledgeable tour guide as you begin your scenic walking tour. Your first stop will be at the historic Prince's Palace.

Located in a dramatic setting overlooking the principality and the sea, the palace began life as a fortress built by the Genoese in 1215. The Grimaldis have held the principality for over 600 years.

From the Palace, your guide will lead you to St. Nicholas Cathedral. This 1875 church was built on the site of a 13th-century church. Located in the heart of the old city, it's the final resting place of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier. After your visit to the Royal tombs, you're free to linger or to venture off and explore the city shops.

After your brief tour, you'll have some free time before heading to Monte Carlo, one of the world's supreme spots for people watching, and Casino Square.

Follow your tour guide to see the legendary Casino, Monte Carlo's crown jewel. Charles Garnier, who designed the Paris Opera House, designed the casino in 1878. As you will see, it's more than just a place to gamble. It is also a world-class opera house and has wonderful gardens out back. The exterior is stunning, with an 'atrium' paved in marble and surrounded by 28 towering onyx columns, and the famous terraces and gardens, which offer spectacular views of the sea. The gaming rooms of the casino are equally resplendent, with the romantic atmosphere you'd expect from a James Bond film. You'll have some free time to explore Monte Carlo, or if you prefer, venture inside the Casino to place your bets or order that martini "shaken, not stirred."

Your adventure concludes as you return to the Exotic Gardens to meet your motorcoach for the ride back to Cannes and your ship.

Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

Depart from ship for a guided tour and free time in Old Monaco

Details:
Travel time: 01:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Time at site:01:30 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):800
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):45 Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:EUR Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:Yes

Guided tour and free time in Monte Carlo's Casino Square

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Time at site:01:30 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):500
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):45 Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:EUR Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time: 01:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Wheelchair accessible?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

The drive between Cannes and Monaco/Monte Carlo is approximately 1 1/2 hours each way via the highway. Traffic can be extremely heavy and venues may be crowded.

TTransfers to Old Monaco and Monte Carlo will be via chartered city buses that are designed for standing occupancy. Please be aware that very limited seats will be available for the 10-minute transfer and the majority of passengers will be required to stand.

Casino at Monte Carlo opens at 2pm daily; if you wish to enter the Casino by your own, please remember that beach or athletic wear is not acceptable. We regret that anyone under 18 years of age cannot enter the Casino. Passports are required in the Casino to gamble, exchange currency and to collect any winnings over 750 Euros.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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