Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Introduction to Monte Carlo, Monaco

Discover the many facets of this fascinating principality, home to the world-famous Place du Casino, which has made Monte Carlo "an international byword for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of wealth".

Aside from the myriad of wealth and celebrities, Monte Carlo is a highly cultured place, with numerous museums, incredible gastronomy and some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Visit its manicured streets, plush palaces and lush fountained parks - this city is beguiling to the visitor, from strolling along the harbour area marvelling at the huge yachts to the amazing boutiques.

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CANNES & ST PAUL DE VENCE (TOUR C)

  • Travel through the beautiful French countryside
  • Visit Cannes – home of the famous film festival
  • Explore the charming village of Saint Paul de Vence

 

Price£45.00-£55.00
DurationApproximately 7 1/2 Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

Discover the more scenic and artistic locations of the famed French Riviera as you explore both Cannes and Saint Paul de Vence.

Departing the quayside, your coach joins the motorway and proceeds west, to the glittering enclave of Cannes. The resort town is famous for its film festival, held every year in May, when movie stars can be seen here in abundance. Upon arrival here, a short stop at the elegant La Croisette Avenue allows you to admire the renowned hotels and the shops of the Rue d’Antibes. You can then enjoy some time to explore at leisure and enjoy lunch (at your own expense), before proceeding with your tour.

Leaving Cannes, travel to Saint Paul de Vence, the meeting place of the artists and stars. The tapering outline of the village stands out from afar, above the rolling hills and rich valleys of the Vence countryside, in a charming setting.

During your exploration you will discover that this 16th century walled town, which is typical of the fortified villages guarding the frontier, has retained much of its medieval appearance, its ramparts remaining remarkably intact to this day. You will have the opportunity to stroll through the narrow, cobblestone lanes, exploring the many wonderful boutiques and art galleries at leisure prior to returning to your ship.

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves approximately one hour of compulsory walking and standing, some of which will be over steep, uphill and uneven ground, therefore it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. Your time in St Paul de Vence will be at leisure, therefore the amount of walking undertaken here is at the discretion of the individual, however the walk from the coach park here to the centre is approximately half a mile each way. Please note that lunch and refreshments are NOT included in this tour – these will be at the guests’ own expense. 

 


Evening in Monte Carlo & Casino (TOUR F)

  • Try your luck at the world famous Monte Carlo Casino
  • Take in the atmosphere of this prestigious venue 

 

Activity Tour
Price£50.00-£60.00
DurationApproximately 2.5 hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Free time includedFree time included

See Monaco in the evening light, and experience the luxurious Monte Carlo Casino for yourself.

From Monaco pier you will reach Monte Carlo’s Casino Square. Discover the distinguished Monte Carlo and pass the famous Café de Paris and Hotel de Paris as well as beautiful gardens. Follow your knowledgeable guide to the famous Casino, built by Charles Garnier in the Belle Époque style.

Today the Casino hosts the famous Opera of Monte Carlo, restaurants and bars,like the famous ‘Buddha Bar’ and prestigious rooms with slot machines and gaming tables is where you will head. Your guide can advise on the rules, as you spend your time as you wish here. There are private rooms, which are also accessible, at an extra charge.

Enjoy some time at leisure to tempt fortune, or perhaps you would prefer to have a drink at the Café de Paris with a view of the luxury of Monte Carlo, before returning to your awaiting ship. 

 

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is therefore suitable for guests with limited mobility. Please note that there are approximately eight steps to negotiate to enter the Casino. All participants must be aged 18 or over, and passports are mandatory to access the casino. Please note that a smart casual dress code is required.

 


Formula One Tour

FORMULA 1 WALKING TOUR (TOUR E)

  • A must do tour for all Formula 1 fans!
  • See the famous Grand Prix circuit
  • Admire the Prince of Monaco’s fabulous classic car collection

 

Price£35.00-£45.00
DurationApproximately 3 1/2 Hours
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking

Enjoy the opportunity to get a close-up of the famous and challenging Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, before admiring the Prince of Monaco’s classic car collection.

Leaving from one of the world’s most famous ports, you will walk by the famous Rascasse Chicane en route to the Top Car Museum, where you can admire the Prince of Monaco’s private classic car collection.

Approximately 100 old vehicles and carriages from the royal collection are on display on here in the exhibition hall, including a 1929 Bugatti, a 1952 Rolls Royce, and a 1986 Lamborghini Countach. On the first level you can admire  the barouches (carriages) used by Prince Charles III. During your visit, you will also view the 1903 DeDion Bouton,the first car owned by Prince Albert.

Your tour continues as you follow your guide and walk by the renowned Formula 1 race track. Imagine Lewis Hamilton whizzing past you, racing for pole position as you pass by the pits, the hairpin bends and the Automobile Club (ACM), founder of the Formula 1 in Monaco. Follow the track up to Monte Carlo, admiring views of the Casino and the Loews Chicane. Finally you will walk through the Casino Gardens to the famous tunnel and back to your awaiting ship.

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This is a walking tour, therefore it is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

 


Monte Carlo

HIGHLIGHTS OF MONACO & MONTE CARLO (TOUR B)

 

  • Discover the home of the rich and famous
  • Enjoy time at leisure to soak up the atmosphere 

 

Price£40.00-£50.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

On your tour today you can admire the highlights of the principality of Monaco.

The narrow streets of Old Monaco and the Prince’s Palace cling together on a promontory. Boarding your city bus, you depart the quayside for the transfer into Monaco. Upon arrival here, embark on a brief walking tour, before enjoying some time to explore at leisure. You may choose to view the Prince’s Palace, visit the Oceanographic Museum or Monaco Cathedral, which contains the tombs of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier.

Next, you meet your city bus and travel to the district of Monte Carlo, where you will find the Place du Casino, a square boasting the Hotel de Paris, Café de Paris and the famous Monte Carlo Casino. Following a guided tour, you will have approximately one hour and 15 minutes to browse the area at leisure. You can view the casino, which stands on a fine terrace surrounded by beautiful gardens, admire the famous yachts in the harbour, or walk along the square.

Following your time at leisure, you return to your meeting point for the return journey back to the quayside and your awaiting ship. 

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a moderate amount of compulsory walking over cobbled ground, and there may be some steps to negotiate during your time at leisure. For reference, there will be approximately 45 minutes of time at leisure in Monaco and one and a quarter hours in Monte Carlo, where walking is at the discretion of the individual. Entrance fees are NOT included in the cost of this tour – these will be at your own expense. Please note that guests will be transferred via city buses, which are designed for standing and seated occupancy, therefore not everyone will have a seat during the short transfers. Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users. Inside visits of the cathedral are subject to religious ceremonies taking place.

 


Lovely Nice by Land Train (Tour H)

  • The Promenade des Anglais will allow you to discover how unbelievably beautiful Nice is
  • Enjoy a land train ride around Nice

 

Price£60.00-£70.00
DurationApproximately 4 hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Free time includedFree time included

Explore Nice on board a little train - a wonderful way to visit the city and discover Castle Hill and the Old Town.

By coach you travel along the Promenade des Anglais - this splendid palm lined boulevard stretches three miles along the Baie des Anges. Pass by the legendary Negresco, an imposing hotel with a rococo façade, and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral - built with pink bricks, light grey marble and vividly coloured ceramics beneath six domes, which give an exotic touch to the Nice scenery.

You will then board the small, open-air tourist train for a leisurely, one hour narrated ride through the city. Pass through the narrow streets of the Old Town, the popular flower market, and climb up to Castle Hill Park for an excellent view of the city and the bay. At the end of the train ride you will have some time at leisure to perhaps explore the Old Town further or simply enjoy a walk to the flower market, shops and restaurants. You will then join your coach for your short drive back to your awaiting ship.

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a minimal amount of walking with some steps to negotiate. Therefore it is suitable with guests with limited mobility providing they can board the coach and train unaided, but unfortunately is not suitable for wheelchair users due to lack of storage space on the train. You will have some free time where the amount of walking undertaken is at your own discretion.

 


Monaco Historic Grand Prix (Tour HGP)

  • Book your Historic Grand Prix tickets today!
  • Experience the noise, speed and atmosphere

 

Price£110.00
DurationApproximately 8 hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking

Experience the pure excitement of the 2018 Historical Monaco Grand Prix – Be a part of the 11th edition prestigious event, witness the noise, speed and atmosphere. Be at the heart of the action and book your Historic Grand Prix tickets with us!

The packed Monaco Grand Prix Historic programme makes for a fabulous spectacle as the cars battle around the streets of Monaco. Remarkably it's not just the sublime historic Formula One cars of the 1950s and '60s. Racing line-up includes pre-war classic Bugattis and other 1930's racing vehicles going head to head.

The Historic Grand Prix is a ticketed event, we are pleased to announce that we have secured tickets for this fantastic affair within Grandstand K. There is no general admission option.

Grandstand K stretches from Tabac to the swimming pool chicane section, and tickets for this section guarantee a great overview of this part of the circuit, as well as a view up to the Tunnel exit chicane. This is a great spot to see the impressive performance of the Historic Formula One machinery as they corner at high speed between the unforgiving barriers.

 

Is this tour right for you?

* Please all participants will have to walk from the Pier to the Grandstand K unaided – the walk is approximately 30 minutes and there will be a number steps to negotiate. Unfortunately it is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users.

Please note that seats are not numbered, you will take place where you want and can leave and enter to the Grandstand as you wish, however if you do so we cannot guarantee you will have the same seats during the entire day.

Why not make your day even more special with an opportunity to view the race from a private terrace?

Prices start from £900 per person– please contact our tours department for more details. 

Prices start from £110 per person for Grandstand K. Tickets are extremely limited so to secure your place, BOOK NOW.

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Monaco Old Town & Prince's Palace (Tour G)

 

  • Take in the ambience of Monaco Old Town
  • Visit the official residence of the current reigning Prince of Monaco
  • Appreciate the glorious furnishings of the Prince’s Palace  

 

Price£28.00 - £35.00
DurationAPPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking

Immerse yourself in the history of this iconic principality, and observe some special rooms in the exclusive Prince’s Palace – residence of the reigning monarch.

You will first make your way along the seafront and use the elevator to reach the Old Town of Monaco. Walk with your knowledgeable guide, who will take you past the Oceanographic Museum and the Cathedral containing the tomb of Princess Grace & Prince Rainier III. Admire the beautiful gardens as you wander through the narrow streets.

Enjoy the view of the exterior of the Prince’s Palace - appreciate the blend of medieval fortifications and renaissance features. Then you will be able to experience an internal visit of the Private Apartment. The Palace is the official residence of the ruling Prince of Monaco: Prince Albert II.  Admire the magnificence of this palace - its Italian-style gallery and its 15th century frescoes and the harmonious combination of the lavish blue and gold decoration.

Continue your walk to the viewpoint beside the Palace, with vistas overlooking the port and Monte Carlo. To conclude, you will walk through some delightful gardens, before returning to your awaiting ship. 

THIS TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2017

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a strenuous amount of walking - the whole duration of the tour will be on foot. It is therefore not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. Participants will need to negotiate approximately 80 steps throughout the walking tour. Toilet facilities are available in both the Old Town and the Prince’s Palace. Please note that during the inside visit of the Palace, you guide will not accompany participants as you will receive an audio-guide.  

 


Monte Carlo & Casino (Tour F)

  • Try your luck at the world famous Monte Carlo Casino
  • Take in the atmosphere of this prestigious venue 

 

Price£50.00 - £55.00
DurationAPPROXIMATELY 2.5 HOURS
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Free time includedFree time included

See Monaco in the evening light, and experience the luxurious Monte Carlo Casino for yourself.

 

From Monaco pier you will reach Monte Carlo’s Casino Square. Discover the distinguished Monte Carlo and pass the famous Café de Paris and Hotel de Paris as well as beautiful gardens. Follow your knowledgeable guide to the famous Casino, built by Charles Garnier in the Belle Époque style.

Today the Casino hosts the famous Opera of Monte Carlo, restaurants and bars,like the famous ‘Buddha Bar’ and prestigious rooms with slot machines and gaming tables is where you will head. Your guide can advise on the rules, as you spend your time as you wish here. There are private rooms, which are also accessible, at an extra charge.

Enjoy some time at leisure to tempt fortune, or perhaps you would prefer to have a drink at the Café de Paris with a view of the luxury of Monte Carlo, before returning to your awaiting ship. 

THIS TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2017

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is therefore suitable for guests with limited mobility. Please note that there are approximately eight steps to negotiate to enter the Casino. All participants must be aged 18 or over, and passports are mandatory to access the casino. Please note that a smart casual dress code is required.

 


Eze

NICE & EZE WITH WINE & CHEESE (TOUR D)

  • Capture the charm and atmosphere of the French Riviera
  • Discover the fascinating medieval village of Eze
  • Enjoy a selection of gourmet cheeses and local wines

 

Price£60.00-£70.00
DurationApproximately 4 1/2 Hours
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

Enjoy a delightful scenic tour along the French coast and enjoy a stroll around Old Nice before sampling some local wines and cheeses.

Soak up the wonderful views over Cap Ferrat, Villefranche and Beaulieu as you enjoy the drive along the Middle Corniche to the village of Eze. During your stop here you have the opportunity to walk through the medieval village and stroll around the charming little streets and vistas. The village was built like an eagle’s nest on the top of a rock, overlooking the rocky coastline.

Back on your coach, you will return to Nice for a panoramic tour where you can capture the charm and atmosphere of this French Riviera city.  Within the Old Town of Nice you will see tall houses adorned with bright flowers and laundry which shade the streets below from the glare of the sun. Take a walk along the Cours Saleya where the famous flower market is held each morning. You will also be guided through the labyrinth of narrow streets in the Old Town to a wine cellar. It will be here that you have the chance to sample some of the wonderful local cheeses and wines – for a real flavour of France.

 

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a strenuous amount of walking, with a lot of steps to negotiate. Unfortunately it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. You will have some free time where the amount of walking undertaken is at your own discretion. The order of the tour may vary.

 


French Riviera

SCENIC FRENCH RIVIERA (TOUR A)

  • The French Riviera is home to some of the most magnificent scenery in Europe
  • Admire the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea
Price£35.00-45
DurationApproximately 3 1/2 -4 Hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Free time includedFree time included

On this tour, marvel at the beautiful vistas that the French Riviera has to offer.

Enjoy the opportunity to relax on board a coach and admire the spectacular views of the middle Corniche and the coastal resorts of the Lower Corniche the amazing coastline.

Leaving Monaco, head towards Roquebrune Cap Martin, along the sea border and charming little seaside town of Menton. Situated at the Italian border, Menton offers a picturesque mixture of provencal and meridian life style. Described as one of the most attractive towns on the Riviera with its pastel-coloured buildings cascading down to the old town.

Continue to the Italian border and admire the stunning rocky coastline with cliffs and creeks, beautiful villas and picturesque peninsulas. Pause to take in the marvelous views extending out to Italy before arriving back to your awaiting ship in Monaco.

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Please note that this is predominantly a driving tour, therefore it is considered suitable for guests with limited mobility (providing participants can board the coach unaided). The amount of walking during the photo stops are at the discretion of the individual.


SCENIC NICE & VILLA ROTHSCHILD’s GARDEN & MUSEUM (Tour J)

  • Visit the villa of Rothschild
  • Discover scenic Nice
Price£50.00-£60.00
DurationApproximately 4 1/4 hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Free time includedFree time included

Leaving the pier of Monaco, enjoy the drive along the sea border through Beaulieu to the famous Peninsula Cap Ferrat, where Baroness Ephrussi of Rothschild lived in the time of ‘Belle Epoque’. Her private home is called today Museum Iles de France and is one of the most picturesque Villas overlooking the Bay of Villefranche.

Discover her magnificent collection of crockery, furniture and the amazing fountains situated in the middle of nine distinct colorful gardens.  Enter by the Spanish garden, to pass by the Florentine, the Lapidaire and finally the Rose Garden.  Relax in the stunning tearooms and enjoy the beauty of attractive Italian-style pink palazzo.

Continuing on, you board your coach for a scenic drive towards Nice, where you will have a short sightseeing drive passing by the Promenade des Anglais, before turning uphill to the middle Corniche back to Monaco.

Don’t forget to have your camera to hand, as you pass the rocky coastline with cliffs and creeks, beautiful villas and Peninsulas. 

 

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? You will have approximately two hours at the Villa where discretion is at the discretion of the individual. There are some steps to encounter at the Villa. We do not recommend this tour to guests in wheelchairs.

 


Tour G - Nice & Eze

Leaving the quayside in Monaco, our coach proceeds to Nice along the Lower Corniche, passing the famous Riviera resorts of Eze sur Mer, Beaulieu, St Jean Cap Ferrat and Villefranche.

Duration4 hours
Free time includedFree time included

 

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2010

Upon arrival in Nice, we shall see the Promenade des Anglais, a splendid palm-lined boulevard and the legendary Negresco, an imposing hotel with a rococo façade. We shall also see the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, with its vivid ceramics, pink bricks and grey marble beneath six onion domes, which give an exotic touch to the Nice scene.

 

Continuing, we visit the old city, where tall houses, bright flowers and washing exclude the glare of the sun and keep the streets cool. We will walk along the Cours Saleya, an elegant promenade in Old Nice, where the famous flower market is usually held in the picturesque quarters.

 

Re-boarding our tour coach we drive along the Middle Corniche, with its scenic views of Villefranche, Cap Ferrat and Beaulieu, before reaching the medieval village of Eze, which is perched on a craggy peak above the Mediterranean. This picturesque village is pedestrianised, therefore we will have some time for a brief walk along the narrow stone streets, prior to our return to the quayside and our awaiting ship.

 

TOUR NOTES: This tour involves approximately 30 minutes of compulsory walking in Nice. There will be around 30 minutes of free time at both Nice and Eze, where walking is at the discretion of the individual. There may be some steps to negotiate in Eze, and uphill and uneven terrain will be encountered. Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for passengers with limited mobility or wheelchair users. For reference, toilet facilities are available during our stop at Eze Village.


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