Monaco Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

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Monaco, between Nice and the Italian border, is the independent principality immortalized by a casino, a Hollywood beauty, a road race and its tax-haven status. Monaco offers a remarkable blend of nature, culture, gardens, sport, entertainment shopping, excitement and relaxation.

Day 1: Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the gorgeous gardens mixing native flowers and plants in harmony with imported and rare species, from wild Mediterranean flora in St Martin’s Gardens; succulents and cacti in the Exotic gardens; the spectacular curtain of Bougainvilleas and sacred olive trees in Princess Antoinette Park; and the serenity of the heart-shaped Princess Grace Rose Garden. Visit a pantheon of exotic birds and animals in the Zoological Gardens, discover the pedestrian Sculpture Path of contemporary and monumental art works at Fontvieille, ride the merry-go-round or experience the dazzling panorama of the Cote d’Azur on a helicopter ride.

Relax and swim in the sparkling Mediterranean Sea at Larvotto or Monte Carlo Beach. Thrill seekers indulge in windsurfing, water and jet skiing, banana boats and parascending. Go sailing with Monaco Yacht Club, diving with Club d'Exploration Sous-Marine de Monaco (Underwater Exploration Club), play tennis and golf, hike on the Via Alpina, and of course the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and Monte Carlo Historic Rally need no introduction.

Day 2: Culture, Shopping and Nightlife
Wonder at the underground stalagmites and stalactites in the Observatory Prehistoric Cave, see ancient tombs in the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology on the Boulevard du Jardin Exotique and underwater treasures in the Oceanographic Museum. Explore the cultural treasures of the Princely Palace and State Apartments, Monaco Cathedral, Chapel of Mercy and Palace of Justice.

Go luxury shopping for haute couture and perfume on the elegant Carre d’Or boutiques, jewellery on Place du Casino and antiques on Avenue Monte-Carlo, Avenue des Beaux Arts or Allees Lumieres. Find high fashion and interior design on the Boulevard des Moulins, Boulevard d’Italie or along the Avenue Princess Grace, and specialist shops on Rue Grimaldi, Rue Millo and Rue Terrazzani - or immerse yourself in traditional Monaco and visit the local market at la Condamine.

The cultural calendar is rich and diverse: in Spring the Arts Festival, Rose Ball, International Flower Arranging Contest, Contemporary Art Prize and Sculpture Festival take place. Summer brings concerts by Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Television Festival and Red Cross Ball, and in Autumn young magicians compete for the Gold and Silver Magic Wands, while the National Day is celebrated on 19th November with a fun fair, magnificent fireworks display, concerts, parades on the Place du Palais and festivities throughout the town. Winter brings the International Circus Festival and the Feast of Sainte-Devote, Patron Saint of the Principality, takes place on January 27th. Throughout the year, Monte Carlo Casino and Opera House provide glamorous entertainment, the Ballet Company, Philharmonic Orchestra and Princess Grace Theatre present high quality performances, or simply enjoy the atmosphere of stylish bars, clubs and nightclubs.

Day 3: Cote d’Azur Day Trips
Take an enchanting journey to the Cote d’Azur, and the French or Italian Riviera along the Route des Cretes to the spectacular medieval hilltop village of Eze. Most of the Riviera's jewels are along the stunning coastal road known as the Corniche, where there's a jaw-dropping vista around every perilous corner. Nice is the bustling city with the heart of a Provencal village, while St Tropez. dazzles with the rich young things of European royalty and their multi-million dollar yachts. One of the Cote d'Azur's gems is the quiet fishing village and market town of Antibes, and Cannes is fabulously glamorous even when it isn't teeming with movie stars.

Tours & Tickets

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Monaco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 134 Reviews

See the best of the Principality of Monaco on a hop-on hop-off tour by open-top minibus. Discover Monaco at your own pace and hop on and off as many times as ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: Varies

From USD $25.52

Private Luxury Yacht Cruise from Monaco with Personal Skipper

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Treat yourself to a truly luxurious experience on this private yacht cruise from Monaco. Ride in a Portofino 32 luxury yacht and let your personal skipper take ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: Varies

From USD $132.60

Small-Group Italian Markets Shopping Trip from Monaco

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the charm of the Italian Riviera and explore typical Italian markets on this half-day trip from Monaco. Depending on your day of travel, ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $80.06

Private Tour: Cannes and Antibes Half-Day Trip from Monaco

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover the beautiful coastal towns of Cannes and Antibes on this private morning or afternoon trip from Monaco. Your private driver will take you along the ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.41

Lamborghini Sports Car Experience from Monaco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Experience the magic of Monaco as few do, in a roaring V10 Lamborghini Gallardo convertible. Zip along the scenic coastline, home to stunning mansions and a ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: Varies

From USD $172.87

Ferrari Sports Car Experience from Monaco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Drive through Monaco, playground of the rich and famous, in a convertible red Ferrari during this once-in-a-lifetime sports car experience! With an experienced ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: Varies

From USD $172.87

Monaco Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Monaco, Eze and Nice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in Monaco and you have only a single day to see the beautiful cities of Monte Carlo, Nice and Eze, you’ll need a privately guided, ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.19

Small-Group St Tropez Day Trip from Monaco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover the glamorous town of St Tropez on this small-group day trip from Monaco. Enjoy a ride along the stunning Corniche coastal road before stopping at ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $161.27

Small-Group Arts Tour of the French Riviera from Monaco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Depart Monaco on a picturesque half-day arts tour to three of the most famous museums on the French Riviera. Discover the apartments of the beautiful Villa ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $91.66

Small-Group Half-Day Trip to Nice from Monaco

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy a relaxing drive along the spectacular Mediterranean coast on this half-day trip from Monaco to Nice, the largest city on the French Riviera. Take in the ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.13

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