Principality of Monaco
Half day tour – 4 to 5 hours from Nice.
Depart from Nice with the middle scenic cliff road which will offer you splendid panoramas, with a photo stop overlooking the bay of Villefranche -sur-Mer.
We will pass the village of Eze, perched on a promontory at 1476 feet high. No stop.
After 30 minutes, you will reach the Principality of Monaco, directly entering at the exotic garden-check point where you will pay the parking fee.
Special prices are available for student groups and groups having lunch in Monaco.Visit the rock of Monaco, the historical part, walled city overlooking the sea.
Pass the oceanographic museum created by Prince Albert the 1st.
You can visit the inside of the museum with its grand collection of fish from all over the world.
Visit the 19th century neo-romanesque cathedral, where the princes are buried.
Then, the Prince’s Palace which is visitable from April to October. No reservation needed – entrance fee.
Changing of the guards happens every day at 11h55.
From here you can choose to have lunch on the rock where many restaurants are available or keep going to another destination.
The guide leaves the group after the changing of the guards and returns on his own.
Return to the bus-parking using escalators and elevators.
Travel the Formula 1 grand prix circuit before returning.
Or drive back on the coastal road through Eze-sur-Mer, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, and Villefranche-sur-Mer to enjoy sea views.
Or return by the grand cliff-road, enjoying fantastic panoramic views over Monaco Principality and drive on the highway from La Turbie
(for groups returning directly to Cannes).
Please note: the Monte Carlo casino and surroundings can be visited only a full day tour only.