Small-Group Day Tour to Monaco Monte-Carlo from Nice including Stops along the French Riviera

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Small-Group Day Tour to Monaco Monte-Carlo from Nice including Stops along the French Riviera
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On the way to Monaco, enjoy the panoramic drive along the coast, over Nice, Villefranche Bay, and Monaco. Stop in Eze to visit this amazing medieval village and learn about the whole process of perfume with Fragonard. After a drive through the village of la Turbie and its 2000 years old monument, the Trophy of the Alps, you will reach the Principality. Discover the Casino square of Monte-Carlo with luxury shops and cars.

Take a ride on the Formula 1 circuit and reach the old town. Stroll in the tiny streets, see the changing of guards (11.55 am), visit the Oceanographic museum, the Prince’s Palace, and the Cathedral. This small-group excursion is limited to eight people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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In Brief

Location:
Nice, France
Country:
France
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Family friendly
Ideal choice for families
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Small-group tour by minibus
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En route to Monaco, make a first stop to discover the medieval village of Eze, one of the most picturesque sites of the French Riviera. Dating from the Middle Ages, the village was built on top of the rocky outcrop for security reasons. The walls of the twelfth century will be dismantled in 1706 by order of Louis XIV. Take the cobbled streets and reach the top where you can find today the exotic garden and the castle ruins, the view is amazing (1,400 ft / 427 meters high). Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory down to the village.

Go through the village of La Turbie, also called the "Monaco terrace" because of the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Admire the ruins of an imposing monument (164 ft/ 50 meters high) : the Trophy of the Alps, dedicated to the Emperor Augustus, built 7 BC on the road that linked Italy to Cimiez (the Roman Quarter Nice) longtime ago.

You will then reach the Principality of Monaco. Spend the afternoon in the old town on "Le Rocher" (the rock) overlooking the sea and harbor (197 ft / 60 meters high), where you will discover the Prince's Palace and the Changing of the Guard at 11:55. In front of the Palais du Prince, you will notice the Carabinieri Barracks . Created on the 8th of December 1817, the Carabinieri have for main missions to ensure the safety of the Royal Family as well as maintain public order. You will also see the Cathedral of neo-Roman style, the first stone was laid the 6th of January 1875. Entirely built in white stones from La Turbie career during the reign of Prince Charles III, it was completed on the 12th of November 1903. You can pay tribute to the Monaco Princes and "Princesse Grace de Monaco" who rest here. Next, see the Justice Palace was inaugurated in 1930, built in solid tufa, a porous gray stone also used to construct the walls. You can also have a look at the Oceanographic Museum created there over a century by Prince Albert I of Monaco.

If you like, you have visit the inside of the Prince's Palace (8€/adult, 4€/child), the Oceanographic Museum (14€/adult, 10€/child) or enjoy a short Monaco tour by using the touristic train.

Afterwards, move on to Monte-Carlo in the most beautiful way by taking the famous Grand Prix track of Formula One. Explore Monte Carlo and discover the Casino de Monte-Carlo whose construction was ordered by the Société des Bains de Mer (created by François Blanc in 1863 ) and the plans were developed in 1878 by the famous architect Charles Garnier. See the lavish Gardens Casino, and marvel at the Hôtel de Paris wich has all the charm of the great hotels of the 19th century, the inauguration took place in 1864.

After your time here, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Nice.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan
  • Guided perfumery tour in Eze

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Your hotel in Nice

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.41 out of 5 based on the last 22 recent reviews

My day trip to Monaco and Eze was GREAT due to how good my tour guide today IRENE was, wonderful, amazing, brilliant!!! She was educational, funny and very enjoyable day.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had an amazing day, our tour guide Reno couldnt have been better. He spoke all required languages, provided so much laughter and knowledge. We seen so much and learned so much but at now point where we bored or overwhelmed. Amazing
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Maria was a great guide she was personable , knowledgeable and most of all she spoke English. She was a good driver and was concerned about pleasing everyone. I highly recommend her.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2018
This was an AMAZING tour. Our guide/driver, Romanne was absolutely amazing!! She made this tour over the top!! She gave a lot of great history and commentary as we went along. She showed us the best spots to see the best sights. I loved her perspective and passion for travel and as a tour guide. Her love for travel is apparent. The tour itself was fun. The sites were beautiful. The history was rich. The cities were wonderful. This was a great introduction to the French Riviera - the regions history and beauty all in one tour. I loved the perfume factory - very educational. I highly recommend this tour. You wont be disappointed!!
• Submitted 03 Aug 2018
This was a great tour to see so much in 1 day. We were looking for a tour that would show us La Turbie and we got great views of the ruins here as well as numerous other hidden/little-known vista spots. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. He even did the tour in two languages as we had both English speakers and Russian speakers on the tour.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
Amazing tour, great guide, definitely a must-do if you have a day to spend...
• Submitted 25 Apr 2018
This was the perfect way to see the beautiful village of Eze and Monaco.our guide was Reno he made a good trip a great trip. Lots of local knowledge, fantastic picture opportunities. Reno was friendly and informative. We had plenty of time to explore the different stops on the trip and Reno gave us some good tips on where to go.it was a great day
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
Really great trip. Only myself and my boyfriend and another couple from Poland. Wonderful way to see the Riviera. There's no way we would have been able to see all of this on our own. Our driver even had Monaco license plates on the comfortable van, thus allowing us to drive past the guards and into the center of Monaco. Definitely worth the money and the time. : Thank you !!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
Trip great.. guide knowledgeable, pleasant, helpful, professional, informative... Trip gets 5 stars.. one exception... 2 extra hours would add to experience.. in Monaco itself
• Submitted 22 Apr 2017
We had a great guide and he shared lots of good information and let us have time to enjoy each stop along the way!! It was a very nice way to see Monaco and Monte Carlo!
• Submitted 16 Apr 2017
Irene was a wonderful and professional tour guide. She picked us up promptly at our hotel, showed us many scenic viewpoints, and was very educated on the area. I would definitely recommended the longer day tour so you have more time to explore Monaco at your own pace.
• Submitted 13 Apr 2017
We enjoyed our tour thoroughly, our guide Zara was knowledgable, friendly, and made our experience really enjoyable. Tour is well organized, with enough time to explore on our own, have nice lunch and coffee when we wanted without effecting the obligatory to ur program.
• Submitted 05 Mar 2017
Our group was just 5 people which gave lots of flexibility in Monaco so the Exotic Gardens and Motor Museum also visited by request Guide excellent and fabulous way to quickly these famous places.... well worth the cost
• Submitted 26 Oct 2016
Our tour guide, Marion, was all we could wish, knowledgable, friendly, spoke great English driving, exceptional. Very patient but firm with 2 of the group who were late, gave us great options for our free time and got us very close to where we wanted to be. Made the day one to remember
• Submitted 23 Oct 2016
We had a fabulous day with a wonderful guide, Cathy. We were the only travellers on this day, which made it even more personalised. We found the destination and stops along the way wonderful and information from our guide very informative. The views along the way were breathtaking. Overall a fabulous tour which I would highly recommend.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2016
the guide was on time. She was quite charming and knowledgeable
• Submitted 19 Nov 2015
An excellent guide and driver, just the best. He made sure we knew when and where to meet and explained everything. Only thing I found annoying was the stop at the perfume factory, no doubt some sort of commercial arrangement.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2018
Enjoyed the tour thoroughly.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2016
Our tour guide was 30 minutes late for our pickup. Our guide provided some information on the sights we were seeing however compared to other guided tours we expected more information.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
This tour offered a good bargain. For the price, we got to visit Eze favorite stop, Parfumerie Fromagard, and Monaco. At the same time, I wasn't a huge fan of our tour guide. I felt like it was more of a driving service that she offered. She barely spoke to us in the van and did not give us a real breakdown of the day until we kept asking for it. Then she didn't provide much history or background on the areas we were visiting.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
Our driver was friendly, but brought his partner along and when we were told a pick up time once we got into Monaco we waited an extra 40min because he did come back to pick us up at his designated time. Perfume factory was interesting, however they expect you to buy and it's not cheap!
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
This tour is absolutely not worth the money because of our guise. Our guide is not a guide but a driver. We got picked from the hotel and were driven to Eze were we had 45 minutes to climb to the top, sight see and come back. Not enough time. Then we went to Fragonard perfume factory where the factory's guide took us on a tour-it was actually interesting. Then we were driven to Monaco and dropped off for two hours-again, no actual tour. Just told to go see the change of the guards and maybe the oceanarium museum... When we got picked up we were taken to the casino and again-dropped off and taken an hour later. All I remember from the tour is how many cameras are in Monaco and prices of houses. A couple of days later we got a 1.5 euro bus ticket to Eze and enjoyed the time WAY more than the tour
• Submitted 31 Jul 2018

In Brief

Location:
Nice, France
Country:
France
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Family friendly
Ideal choice for families
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Small-group tour by minibus

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