Top attractions in Monaco
When it comes to smallest countries, the country Monaco, capital of hedonism, is second only to the Vatican, capital of holiness. Money can buy anything in this glamorous state, anything except maybe the view of the Mediterranean from Monaco-Ville.
This building has been the residence of the Monaco prince since 1191—and it remains so today, as well as a museum and center of tourism.
After you watch the changing of the guards at the Prince's Palace, take a short walk to Monaco-Ville, aka Old Town, seated on this giant monolith looking over the coast.
This “exotic garden” is a cliffside botanical garden with a rich collection of cacti and spectacular views of the sea. Be sure to take a private tour of the cave.
Catching a show in this amazing French-style opera house is a once in a lifetime opportunity, but its stateliness is even worth admiring from the outside.
Rising from the cliffside, overlooking the sea, is the monumental Baroque Revival building. Not only is there an aquarium, but many sea-related objects are on view.
This gigantic conference center is seafront on Larvotto. Check their official website for events ranging from exhibitions to ballet.
“Glamour and prestige” meet at the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most important Formula One motor raceways in the world.
You can thank Princess Caroline for this paradise proposed to save the House of Grimaldi from bankruptcy. You might recognize this Monaco casino from a few Bond movies.
This is the first rule of Monaco nightlife. It’s actually the law to have a personal ID on you at all times, and you’ll likely be asked to flash it before entering a Monaco club.
How big is it? The entire country is less than three miles wide. Plan to stroll and enjoy the scenery, but take comfortable walking shoes!
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- If you want to experience Monaco and its lively bustle, plan to visit in the summer, but note that beaches will be packed and prices will be higher. If you'd prefer to relax and save some money, try to go in April or October, when the weather is still nice.
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What people are saying about Monaco
Drivers very polite, buses very frequent and on time. It is a perfect way to see a new place - you just would not see it all exploring on your own. My only negative would be its a shame there wasn’t a bit more commentary - there is alot of classical music played between the talking and I would have liked some more interesting facts, not necessarily historical facts - just interesting ones. Grace Kelly marrying into the royal family wasn’t mentioned - also no other information about the royal family and what they do. It’s a shame a “live” guide isn’t on these buses as they tell you so many interesting and quirky facts but I realise its not practical because of all the languages you need. We did this same bus in Nice the week before and I would say the same - great route and great for seeing a new place but could do with a few more bits of lightweight information.
It’s a long day but a great way of seeing so many places in one go. You don’t have long (30mins or so) at each stop which can feel a bit rushed. It does mean that you get to see places where you might like to go back for longer. Guide was good; well organised, knowledgeable and helpful. Only one downside was the first trip to a perfume factory which was not on the itinerary and which was basically used to try to sell us all perfume. I guess the tour company gets some sort of kickback but I felt like we were being used and it was a waste of 45 minutes when we could have spent more time at other places. I wouldn’t not recommend the tour because of that, but just be ready!
Our Guide Vitali was a really charming, polite and very friendly guy. Picked me up right in time, the car was very clean. The routing for this tour is good, I had enough time to get some impressions of the villages and cities. Only one thing I have to complain (but its a fault from the company, not from the guide): I booked this tour in GERMAN. Ok, I'm able to understand and speak english, so it was ok for me, but it should be clarified immediately between the touroperator and G.Y.G., that the tours are not offered in german!!!
I forgot my driving licence so my wife had to drive the little car back to our apartment and we then sent a photograph of my licence. This wasted our first 50 minutes but it was totally my own stupid fault. The car was great. Everyone smiles and waves. We made it to Monaco and back but it was a bit far to be honest. Great fun though and I’d highly recommend it. A bargain for 4 hours use and the pre loaded sat nav. The fuel is included too. A brilliant experience. :)
Amazing tour as visited the entire French Riviera in a day . Visited more than 7 places in a day from Cannes, Morocco, Antibes, St Paul de Vence in a day . Get a snapshot in a day and can go back to the places if you need to visit the places in depth. Definitely recommended