Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo is the playground of the rich and famous. Sleek yachts grace the harbor. Boutiques offer the latest fashions from the most prestigious couturiers in Europe. Cafés, cabarets and the elegant Casino throb with nightlife. Monte Carlo is also the modern district of the principality of Monaco, sitting atop a promontory above the old port of Monaco and its dazzling harbor. Monte Carlo sprang to life with the opening of the Casino, designed by Charles Garnier, whose credits include the Paris Opera.

Monte Carlo lies at the heart of the Riviera. Stunning scenery and charming seaside resorts are to be found in either direction along the three Corniches.

Note: On occasion Monte Carlo is an anchorage port. If at anchor, passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.

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Points of Interest

  • Saint Nicholas Cathedral
  • Prince's Palace
  • Old Monaco
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Old Town Nice
  • Cannes
  • St. Paul de Vence
  • Eze
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  • Saint Nicholas Cathedral

    Saint Nicholas Cathedral is built on the site of a 13th-century church and the last resting place of Princess Grace. Located in the heart of the old city, it was consecrated in 1875.

  • Prince's Palace

    Monaco is the world's second smallest country, and the Royal Palace is the jewel in the crown. Monaco is home to the glamorous Grimaldi family, who have opened the doors to their ornate Prince palace.

  • Old Monaco

    Twisting lanes and vaulted passageways make up this quaint section which dates back to the 14th century. Walking the narrow lanes is like being transported back in time and yet modern life abounds.

  • Monte Carlo Casino

    The extravagant Monte Carlo Casino is one of the most breath-taking attractions in Monaco. Featured in many James Bond movies, notably Casino Royale, it is also on the route of the thrilling Monaco Grand Prix.

  • Old Town Nice

    The official capital of the French Riviera, Nice is heaven for the culture buff. Nice is also home to the Museum of Modern Art and was once home to artist Henry Matisse.

  • Cannes

    The Cote d'Azur's most famous resort is home to the internationally renowned film festival.

  • St. Paul de Vence

    The well-preserved town's 16th- and 17th-century buildings are mostly occupied by artisan workshops, art shops and elegant boutiques.

  • Eze

    This medieval village was once a favorite destination of Walt Disney. This rocky outcrop now attracts tourists from all over the globe, many of whom visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory.

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The Rock & Royal Palace Walking Tour

3.5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-380
  • Saint Nicholas Cathedral
  • Old Monaco

Discover the beautiful city-state of Monaco perched high above the Mediterranean Sea on a rugged promontory. The Rock, as it is affectionately called, bursts with history, culture and scenic beauty. A comprehensive walking tour through its charming Old Town includes a visit to the glamorous Prince's Palace and views of St. Nicholas Cathedral.

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French Riviera Drive (Guided in Japanese)

5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-993
  • Eze

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Treat yourself to this wonderfully relaxing scenic drive along the mountain roads of the French Riviera, complete with stunning views and fabulous stops along the way. Stretch your legs near the fascinating medieval village of Eze, and explore charming Menton, the last French town before the Italian border.

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French Riviera Drive (Guided in Mandarin)

5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-990
  • Eze

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Treat yourself to this wonderfully relaxing scenic drive along the mountain roads of the French Riviera, complete with stunning views and fabulous stops along the way. Stretch your legs near the fascinating medieval village of Eze, and explore charming Menton, the last French town before the Italian border.

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Easy French Riviera Drive (Wheelchair Accessible)

4.75 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-291
  • Eze

This departure is space set aside on lift-equipped vehicles for guests using a wheelchair - please be sure to read the Notes section of the tour description regarding requesting this space. This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Treat yourself to this wonderfully relaxing scenic drive along the mountain roads of the French Riviera, complete with stunning views and fabulous stops along the way. Stretch your legs near the fascinating medieval village of Eze, and explore charming Menton, the last French town before the Italian border.

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Easy French Riviera Drive

4.75 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-290
  • Eze

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Treat yourself to this wonderfully relaxing scenic drive along the mountain roads of the French Riviera, complete with stunning views and fabulous stops along the way. Stretch your legs near the fascinating medieval village of Eze, and explore charming Menton, the last French town before the Italian border.

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Eze

3.5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-210
  • Eze

A stunning scenic route brings you to the fortified medieval village of Eze, where you should be prepared to walk extensively uphill as you explore every corner of this breath-taking Mediterranean location. Discover the 12th century castle and amazing gardens before shopping at the local Galimard perfume outlet.

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Cannes on Your Own

7.5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-180
  • Cannes

Independent travelers will appreciate the ability to explore Cannes on their own with ease. Relax on a picturesque motorcoach ride past dazzling scenery to Cannes, and enjoy four hours to explore its highlights at your leisure, stroll its seaside promenade, shop the boutiques and dine on local Provencal cuisine.

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Old Monaco & Oceanographic Museum

3.5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-700
  • Saint Nicholas Cathedral
  • Old Monaco

Visit the cliff-side Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, home to a shark lagoon and a plethora of tanks devoted to marine sciences. Then, explore the narrow streets of Old Town, an open-air museum dating to the Middle Ages. Photograph the Prince's Palace and St. Nicholas Cathedral and enjoy free time to sightsee on your own.

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Old Monaco, St. Nicholas Cathedral & Monte Carlo

4 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-200
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Saint Nicholas Cathedral
  • Old Monaco

The delightful Old Town of Monaco beckons on this gentle guided walking and shopping tour. View the ornate Prince's Palace before exploring the cathedral and quaint twisting roads peppered with cafes and boutiques. Then onto the lavish Place de Casino in Monte Carlo, to tour the spectacular terrace and gardens

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Best of Monaco (Guided in Spanish)

5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-102
  • Saint Nicholas Cathedral
  • Old Monaco

Prepare to be enthralled by the heady mix of celebrity, glamour and history as you enjoy this half-day tour of this tiny principality, home of the international jet-set. You'll experience the charms of Old Monaco and take in the wonder of the Prince's Palace, before basking in the marble splendor of St Nicholas's Cathedral.

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Nice

4.5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-205
  • Old Town Nice

Discover the beautiful city of Nice on this half-day tour, which features an magnificent hour-long open-air tram ride through the quaint streets and market squares of the Old Town. Then an hour's free time to explore the Old Town, cathedral, shops, museums and beachfront at your leisure.

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Cannes, Old Monaco & St. Nicholas Cathedral

7.5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-110
  • Old Monaco
  • Saint Nicholas Cathedral
  • Cannes

Experience the lifestyles of the rich and famous on a visit to the Riviera's two smartest cities. Stroll along the Croisette in Cannes and see the site of the legendary film festival. Explore Monaco Ville - Monaco's Old Town - and visit St. Nicholas Cathedral, the final resting place of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier.

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Best of Monaco

5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-100
  • Saint Nicholas Cathedral
  • Prince's Palace
  • Old Monaco

Prepare to be enthralled by the heady mix of celebrity, glamour and history as you enjoy this half-day tour of this tiny principality, home of the international jet-set. You'll experience the charms of Old Monaco and take in the wonder of the Prince's Palace, before basking in the marble splendor of St Nicholas's Cathedral.

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Nice & St. Paul de Vence

8 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-160
  • Eze
  • St. Paul de Vence

Discover Nice on this thrilling narrated, open-air tram ride through one of the Riviera's great resort cities, before a stroll along the narrow lanes of St. Paul de Vence, a charming medieval village.

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Nice On Your Own & Hop On Hop Off Bus

8 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-181
  • Old Town Nice

See the sights of the Côte d'Azur's capital exactly how you wish with the ease of a Hop On Hop Off bus experience. Relax and ride the full loop or disembark at any of the stops and explore. Top attractions include the Promenade des Anglais, Place Garibaldi or the Chagall Museum.

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Discovery Family Nice & Perfume Creation

4.5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-600
  • Old Town Nice

A scent-sational day for the whole family begins with a unique perfume creation workshop at the Molinard Perfume Boutique in Nice. Meet a mixologist, engage in a hands-on demonstration and create your own scent to take home! Then, discover Old Town on a guided walking tour and enjoy free time to explore.

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Nice, Eze & Wine Tasting

8 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-155
  • Old Town Nice
  • Eze

Travel to Nice and explore the historic old town. Sample Provencal wine before visiting Eze and lunch. Perched atop a mountain crag, this medieval village is home to shops, galleries and restaurants. Enjoy sweeping views of the Cote d'Azur.

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Ultimate Monaco & Villa Rothschild- A Discovery Exclusive

6.5 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-150
  • Saint Nicholas Cathedral
  • Prince's Palace
  • Old Monaco

Monaco enchants all who grace its glamorous shores. Stroll through its 14th century Old Town on a guided walk, and photograph the dramatic Prince's Palace. Wind your way along coastal roads towards the Peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and visit the Villa "Ephrussi de Rothschild," known for its spectacular gardens.

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Segway Adventure in Nice

4 hours | Monte Carlo | XMM-400
  • Old Town Nice

Hop onto a Segway® and sightsee in style as you roll through the charming streets of Nice taking in views of the top highlights. Explore the tiny side streets, learn the town's history and roll along the famed beachside, the Promenade des Anglais. Stop for photos and commentary along the way.

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