Oceanographic Museum

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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Ticket

1. Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Ticket

Enjoy 6500 square feet dedicated exclusively to the sea and its wonders at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. See more than 2000 specimens in their faithfully-reconstructed natural habitat. Learn about the scientific expeditions of Prince Albert I through the amazing objects in the museum's vast collections.  Discover various Mediterranean species, learn about the diversity of the inhabitants of the coral reef and visit the amazing Shark Lagoon.

Monaco: Monte Carlo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Monaco: Monte Carlo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the beautiful city of Monte Carlo on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and see the iconic highlights like the Japanese Garden, Oceanographic Museum, Princess Grace Rose Garden, Stade Louis II, and more. Explore the luxury quarter of Monte Carlo. Try your luck at the world famous Monte Carlo Casino, and admire the beautiful glass architecture in the area. Shop at the wide variety of designer stores, and view the exquisite yachts in Port Hercules. Find inspiration in the calming Japanese Garden, and relax in the sun on Larvotto Beach, the most glamorous beach in the world. Take the chance to visit the stunning Prince's Palace of Monaco, or journey to the end of the route to discover Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden, a memorial to Grace Kelly, featuring 4000 roses. End your day at the Princess Stéphanie (La Rascasse) bus stop, where Formula 1 fans will delight to see the Circuit de Monaco. Choose between the 1-Day Pass or the 2-Day Pass; if you would like to take your time to visit every stop. Bus stops: Bateau Bus, Japanese Garden, Sporting, New National Museum of Monaco - Villa Sauber, Monte Carlo Casino, Grimaldi / SNCF, Place du Palais, Oceanographic Museum, Princess Grace Rose Garden, Stade Louis II, Princess Stéphanie (Rascasse).

From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Half-Day Trip

3. From Nice or Cannes: Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Half-Day Trip

Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Cannes, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, or Monaco, travel by a luxury minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory before touring the village La Turbie. Known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, thanks to its views over Monaco. It is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. Arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard. Continue to the Cathedral and pay homage to the Monegasque royalty buried there and still have time to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Justice Palace. End your tour at Monte Carlo and see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Monaco Old Town Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

4. Monaco Old Town Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Monaco's Old Town at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Discover hidden gems and narrow streets, interact with the city's most important attractions, decipher riddles, and unlock interesting facts along the way.  Use the mobile app and integrated maps to discover ten of Monaco’s most important attractions. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start your tour at the Prince's Palace. Visit the Place du Palais and see the changing of the guard. Then make a stop at the Museum of Old Monaco. After, admire the fairytale Cathédrale de Monaco before you walk through the relaxing St. Martin Gardens.  From there make a stop at the Oceanographic Museum before heading to your next stop. Then discover La Chapelle de la Miséricorde, the church of the brotherhood of the Black Penitents. The icing on the cake of this unique tour is the Church of Sainte-Dévote, dedicated to the patron saint of Monaco. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Côte d'Azur France Pass

5. Côte d'Azur France Pass

Enjoy access to some of the Côte d’Azur’s best activities with one simple pass. Choose between 3-activity and 5 activity passes to best fit your travel plans. This pass provides savings of up to 30% off over the individual cost of attraction tickets. Some of the top activities included in the pass are: • Marineland in Antibes • Aquasplash in Antibes • Le Village des Fous in Villeneuve-Loubet • Oceanographic Museum in Monaco • Nice Bus Tour • Monaco Bus Tour • Lerins Island Boat Tour • Cannes Little Tourist Train

Full-Day Small Group Tour to Monaco and Eze

6. Full-Day Small Group Tour to Monaco and Eze

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Monaco with a choice of departure locations. Your first stop will be in the medieval village of Eze, one of the most picturesque sites on the French Riviera. Dating from the Middle Ages, the village was built on top of the rocky outcrop for security reasons. Take to the cobbled streets and head to the exotic garden and the castle ruins, where you’ll have amazing views, from an altitude of 427 meters. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory in the village for a guided tour. Continue on to the village of La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco owing to the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Admire the ruins of an imposing monument, the Trophy of the Alps, dedicated to the Emperor Augustus, and built in 7 B.C. on the road that linked Italy to Cimiez (Nice). Next you’ll arrive in the Principality of Monaco. Spend the afternoon in the Old Town, overlooking the harbor and the sea from a height of 60 meters. See the changing of the guard at the Prince's Palace at 11:55. Visit the Cathedral, built in neo-Roman style in 1875, entirely of white stones from La Turbie. Its construction was completed in November 1903. The Monaco princes and Princesse Grace de Monaco were laid to rest in the Cathedral. You can enjoy optional visits to the Prince Palace and the Oceanographic Museum, or take a short Monaco tour on the little train (not included in the tour price). Head to Monte Carlo following the famous Grand Prix track of Formula 1. See the stunning Casino de Monte-Carlo and the Hôtel de Paris, which features all the charm of the great hotels of the 19th century.

Monaco, Eze, and La Turbie: Shore Excursion

7. Monaco, Eze, and La Turbie: Shore Excursion

Begin your Riviera excursion with a drive up to the medieval village of Eze, perched on a mountaintop high above Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the fantastic views of the coastline, and visit the nearby Fragonard perfume factory for a guided tour. Continue on, driving through the village of La Turbie, known as the Terrace of Monaco for panoramic views over the Principality of Monaco. See the Trophy of the Alps, a Roman monument dating to 7 B.C. When you reach Monaco you’ll head to the old town, called The Rock, and watch the changing of the guards at the Prince Palace. Visit the Cathedral where the princes and princesses of Monaco are buried, the Oceanographic Museum, and the Palace of Justice. In the city of Monte Carlo you’ll see the famous Casino built by Garnier, the architect who designed the Opera Garnier in Paris. Stop to see the world-renowned Hotel de Paris built in 1864 and the beautiful gardens. Your guide will also take you on a drive along the Monaco Grand Prix circuit.

French Riviera: Half-Day Private Tour and Transfer

8. French Riviera: Half-Day Private Tour and Transfer

Enjoy a customizable private tour of the French Riviera, with an experienced driver and guide enlightening you as to the nature and wonder of this stunning region. Rich with history, culture, sights, and shops, decide yourself the places to visit throughout Eze, La Turbie, Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The medieval village of Eze offers exotic gardens, a fascinating history, and fine art, as well as the Fragonard factory where visitors can discover the secrets of creating exquisite perfumes. Nearby La Turbie is often referred to as the “Terrace of Monaco,” due to its panoramic view over the principality. On the way to Monaco itself, pass the Trophy of the Alps, built for the emperor Augustus to celebrate his victory over the area's ancient tribes. Visit the Prince's Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, and the cathedral where Prince Rainier married Grace Kelly, or simply tour the luxurious shops and casinos of Monte Carlo. Discover the quaint medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Enter the Royal Gates and be spellbound by a town that is in itself an open museum, then head to Antibes, the scenic beauty of which attracted Picasso to live there. Finally the tour will reach Cannes, one of the most spectacular and opulent locations along the Riviera. Here you'll be free to enjoy the beautiful mountain-framed bay and gorgeous beaches, or else visit wonderful boutiques and the lavish buildings of the renowned Croisette, stretching 2.5 km along the seafront.

From Nice, Cannes, Monaco: French Riviera Day Trip

9. From Nice, Cannes, Monaco: French Riviera Day Trip

Explore Monaco on this van day trip with hotel pickup in Nice, Cannes, or Monaco. Visit the old town and see modern sights like the Oceanographic museum before heading to Monte-Carlo where you can see the Casino, Hotel de Paris, and the Grand Prix racetrack. End your tour with a visit to Cannes. You’ll drive into the hills above Monaco and stop in the medieval village of Eze, built on top of a mountain, and rising high above the sea. Take in the fantastic views and the world-famous perfume factory Fragonard. The drive continues through the village of La Turbie, also known as the Terrace of Monaco for the sweeping views of the Principality of Monaco below. You’ll see the Trophy of the Alps, a centuries-old Roman monument, before reaching the luxurious Principality of Monaco. In Monaco’s old town, known as The Rock, you’ll visit the Prince Palace and have the opportunity to see the changing of the guard. In the cathedral you can pay homage to the princes and princesses of Monaco who are buried here. You’ll also make stops at the oceanographic museum and the justice palace. Visiting the old town is an exclusive offering with this tour, as only Monaco-licensed vehicles are permitted in the area. In the city of Monte-Carlo you’ll see the iconic Casino built by Garnier, the well-known Hotel de Paris, and the lovely gardens. Your guide will also take you for a drive on the Monaco Grand Prix track. On the way to Cannes, the tour stops in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a charming medieval village made famous by the actors and artists who have lived here. Its cabled stone streets, numerous galleries, and scenic views of the Mediterranean combine to make this a unique place. You’ll also have a break for lunch. Next your tour follows the coast road, driving through Antibes, where Picasso once lived. You’ll see the old town and the harbor. The drive then takes you to Cannes where you’ll travel along the Croisette, lined with magnificent hotels and home to the film festival palace. Feel like a movie star as you walk up the world-famous steps!

From Cannes: French Riviera 8-Hour Shore Excursion

10. From Cannes: French Riviera 8-Hour Shore Excursion

On this 8-hour tour you will discover the real French Riviera. The experienced bilingual driver guide will pick you up from the port in Cannes and guide you through the most beautiful and exciting places of the French Riviera. Take the advantage of the experienced bilingual guide to learn about wonderful culture, ancient history, shopping areas, and sightseeing in the South of France. During this magnificent tour you will travel through the amazing French Riviera to explore Eze, La Turbie, Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The first stop will be at the medieval village Eze, located at an altitude of 429 above sea level. You will visit the Fragonard factory to discover the secrets of perfume and explore the curious exotic gardens, great history, and fine art. You will then drive through the village La Turbie, also called the "Terrace of Monaco" due to the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Here you can see the Trophy of the Alps, a roman monument built in 7 BC. You will then continue on to the luxurious Principality of Monaco, known as “The Rock” for its location on a rocky headland extending to the Mediterranean Sea. Here you will explore the Old Town and visit the Prince Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, and the cathedral built with white stone in the Neo-Romanesque style, where Grace Kelly and Rainier were married and buried. On the way to Cannes you will stop at the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. By entering the city through the Royal Gates, you will lose yourself in the plexus of streets where every home is depicted like a souvenir store or an art studio. The tour then heads to Antibes, the city where Picasso lived. Explore the old quarters, where it seems that the spirit of the medieval times is still alive. Eventually you will reach Cannes, where the Cannes Film Festival takes place every year. Cannes is probably the most spectacular place of the French Riviera with its beautiful bay framed by mountains on land, its lovely beaches, the boutiques, and the famous Promenade de la Croisette that stretches for 2.5 kilometers along the sea. Here you can see the world-famous buildings including the Carlton, Majestic Barrière, Royal, the casino, Palais des Festivals, and Congresses.

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What people are saying about Oceanographic Museum

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,699 reviews

The pick up / drop off locations were very accessible. Although we initially didn’t realize that the tickets could be purchased on the bus. Consequently, we purchased the tkts on line. On the bus there was a small discount for seniors.

Brilliant way to see the city, every half hr buses come round, we did the full link first then decided where we wanted to get off and see A+

The best way to see and learn a bit about where you are visiting in a relatively short time. This hop on hop off was very informative.

Great experience. The route is well planed and stops at all the interesting places. We would highly recommend this activity.

Bus stops are not easy to find and supposedly no one could help us, but once you know where they are, it's easy.