Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Full-Day from Nice Small-Group Tour

Nice, France
7 hours
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What You Will Do

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.Please note that there are few steps to climb if you want to reach the top of the village. 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 of Monaco 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. Admire the Prince’s Palace and the Cathedral, watch the Changing of the Guards (11:55am). This stop does not include a visit of the Prince's Palace. During your tour, the guide will provide information in the minivan in order to give you free time to explore on your own. For Cruisers, in case of last minute cancellation of port of call, an exceptional refund of 50% will be granted upon request.

Itinerary

Vieux Eze

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

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). Stop to discover the process of perfume at the perfum factory Fragonard.

La Turbie

Duration: Unspecified duration

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.

Prince's Palace

Duration: 20 minutes

In front of the Palais du Prince, you will discover the Changing of the Guard at 11:55, 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. This stop does not include the visit of the Prince's Palace. If you like, you can visit the inside of the Prince's Palace (10€/adult, 5€/child)

Vieux Monaco

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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. Free time

Palais de justice de Monaco

Duration: Unspecified duration

Next, see the Justice Palace was inaugurated in 1930, built in solid tufa, a porous gray stone also used to construct the walls.

Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

You can also have a look at the Oceanographic Museum created there over a century by Prince Albert I of Monaco.Oceanographic Museum (14€/adult, 10€/child)

Monte-Carlo

Duration: Unspecified duration

Afterwards, move on to Monte-Carlo in the most beautiful way by taking the famous Grand Prix track of Formula One.

Casino of Monte-Carlo

Duration: 30 minutes

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.

Important Information

This activity is operated by Liven up

Included

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

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance into Prince's Palace

Additional Information

  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Gratuity is not included but is expected
  • Passport required to enter the Casino

Guide Options

  • Guide - English
  • Guide - French

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.