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

Small-Group Italian Markets Shopping Trip from Monaco

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, enjoy a relaxing tour to San Remo or Ventimiglia, where you'll enjoy a day of shopping at the typical open-air markets and join your guide on a tour of the city. Before returning to Monaco, pass the charming town of Menton -- often referred to as 'the Pearl of France' -- and enjoy a scenic drive along the Mediterranean coast.

This small-group tour is limited to just eight people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your local guide.


  • Half-day trip to Italian Riviera markets from Monaco
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Mediterranean coast
  • Shop at the unique Italian markets of San Remo or Ventimiglia
  • Pass the charming town of Menton, known as 'the Pearl of France'
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Italian Markets Shopping Trip from Monaco

Small-Group Italian Markets Shopping Trip from Monaco

Enjoy a half-day trip to Italy from Monaco and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the unique markets of the Italian Riviera. After complimentary pickup from your Monaco hotel, head southeast along the Mediterranean coast and leave the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) behind as you cross the border into the land of 'Pizza, Pasta and Amore.'

Once you arrive, experience the hustle and bustle of the charming Italian markets. Depending on the day, you may visit the city of San Remo (Tuesday and Saturday) or explore the typical open-air market at the seafront city of Ventimiglia (Friday only). Enjoy free time to discover the colorful market stalls offering a variety of Italian products, including cheese, fresh produce, authentic leather goods and clothes.

After a tour of San Remo (Tuesday and Saturday) or Ventimiglia, (Friday only), your half-day trip continues back to the French border. Pass the beautiful town of Menton, known as 'the Pearl of France' and famous for its annual Lemon Festival (Fête du Citron). On your way back to Monaco, sit back and relax on a scenic drive along the Mediterranean coast and enjoy magnificent views of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and Monaco.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great trip, great guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I didn't realise the markets weren't food markets so I decided to leave. As I was the only one on the tour my guide suggested another plan and took me to Eze instead. It was only a two hour tour so he dropped me in the village told me where to go and where to have lunch so it ended up a very enjoyable day.
I enjoyed the markets but I don't like fake goods, I like food markets better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

The tour is superb and excellent value for money.Tour guide was excellent and informal,he made sure he kept you informed with all points of interest.Would strongly recommend that you split your trip between San Remo and the beautiful town of Menton.We have made our views very brief as we could rave about it for a lot longer.
Neil and Debbie Eccleston from Chester U.K.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Tour was awesome! Great time. Some road accident made our guide a little late, but is was beyond her control and she made up for it in great conversation and niceness. No complaints here. Would recommend this to everyone!

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

The Italian Markets are too much like Markets in all major World Cities now. Very good for the locals to buy their weekly groceries - not so appealing for overseas visitors who want to see real local goods.
A more realistic experience would be a collection of local small village markets with only local products - so the money stays in that town.

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2013

San Remo was smashing and well worth a visit. Our driver/guide was OK. He was on time, but he didn't really share any knowledge or add anything to the trip (other than driving us there). I would still recommend the trip though.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2012

If it is a car and driver that you want, then this is the tour for you....if you are looking for information about the area and where to shop, then you need to be prepared to ask lots of questions. Our driver was reliable but offered little additional to the experience.

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