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Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze Half-Day Tour from Monaco Small-Group Shore Excursion

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Make the most of your time when your ship docks in Monaco with this small-group half-day shore excursion to glitzy Monaco and Medieval Eze. Drive into the hills to check out the sweeping views from Eze and tour the perfume factory of Fragonard. Witness the Changing of the Guard in Monaco in front of the Prince's Palace, see the opulence of Casino Square in Monte Carlo and cruise the road that serves as the course for the Formula One Grand Prix car race. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
  • Half-day shore excursion to Monaco and Eze, two gems of the French Riviera
  • Take advantage of your time in port in Monaco with a guided sightseeing tour
  • Visit the Prince’s Palace, Monte Carlo’s Casino Square and the Formula One Grand Prix race circuit
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean on your way to the medieval village of Eze
  • Tour the Fragonard perfumery to learn how French perfume is made
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan
  • Guided tour of perfumery in Eze
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

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Your guide will come to pick you up at the time mentionned on your voucher in front of your Hotel/address. We recommend you to be ready in advance. The guide will not be able to wait with other clients. Thank you very much and we wish you a pleasant tour.

What To Expect

Meet your guide at the cruise terminal once your ship docks in Monaco, where you'll board a luxury minibus and begin your small-group shore excursion. Choose a morning or afternoon departure.

Leaving Monaco behind, ascend one of the scenic Mediterranean coastal roads to reach the town of Eze. It's perched at roughly 1,400 feet (427 meters) in the hills, and offers wonderful views of the French Riviera below. Take some time to admire the historic streets of this Medieval village, browsing charming shops and galleries. Go on a guided tour of the Fragonard perfume factory to learn about the art and science of creating high-end scents.

Begin the drive back down toward Monaco, passing the quaint town of La Turbie on the way. It's sometimes referred to as the 'Terrace of Monaco,' and is home to a 1st-century BC Roman monument called the Trophy of the Alps (Trophée des Alpes)  which was built by Emperor Augustus.

Arriving in Monaco once again, you'll now have a chance to explore this unique principality. It's the second-smallest country on earth, though it feels very French. Those on the morning tour will get to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Prince's Palace (Palais Princier), which happens every day at 11:55am.

Spend some time at the Monaco Cathedral, where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier are both buried, to hear about the principality's history. Next, drive along the city streets which make up the Formula One Grand Prix racing circuit. It's one of the most famous race courses in the world, and the event is extremely popular with auto racing fans.

Walk through Monte Carlo to see the extravagance on display in and around Casino Square, including manicured gardens, luxurious hotels and expensive cars. It's an excellent spot for people-watching.

At the conclusion of your tour, you'll be returned to the cruise terminal.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Monaco port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Parfumerie Fragonard - L'usine Laboratoire Èze - Visite Gratuite & Guidée

Meet up again with your driver and, just around the corner, seize the chance to visit the renowned Fragonard Perfume Factory and discover the secrets of this realm of fragrances…

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vieux Eze

Located on a hill approximately 1,400 feet (427 meters) high, Eze offers breathtaking views of the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur). Enjoy a walking tour of the town and visit its charming artisan shops.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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A little high pressure from the ladies selling the parfume, but otherwise a fantastic excursion with tons of information!!
I would not recommend the tour because of the perfume factory portion taking your time.
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Nice tour, time allocations were misguided.
GEORGE_L, Oct 2022
Great tour. Not enough time in Eze. It was rushed. Way too much time at the perfume factory. It was really just a stop for shopping. A waste of time from my perspective.
All's well that ends well
Peter_L, Jul 2022
It was a very enjoyable experience . Ben was verygood . The only problem arose from the meeting because when we went on the original tender it landed at La Darse while Ben was at the Marina entrance to the terminal. . He was not aware that this area had been designated by the ship's tours. In future passengers should be directed to the main terminal not |La Darse to avoid confusion
Tour of Monaco, Eze, Fragonard
Laurette_M, Jun 2022
Eze was very interesting as was the Fragonard tour. We had a lot of time on our own which we appreciated.
Fantastic tour in a stunning place
Glen_G, May 2022
Our guide, Zara, was the best! She had so much energy and knowledge, she made this one of our favorite excursions. I didn't think I'd like the parfumerie, but it was interesting and reasonable if you chose to buy. Eze is so charming and Monaco is stunningly beautiful. I highly recommend this tour if you want to see the highlites but not be in a tour all day.
It was a great day and a wonderful way of spending time in Monaco and Monte Carlo!
Kenneth_L, Apr 2022
We truly enjoyed our day tour visiting Ezze, touring the Perfume factory, witnessing the changing of the guards in Monaco and our free time in Monte Carlo. Our driver Ben was great.
A disappointing experience
Donna_R, Apr 2022
We were booked on a half day tour of Monaco. I received several emails with the tour time at 8:30am including a text message with a voucher saying 8:30 the day before the tour. The tour guide was not there at 8:30am, we waited 20 minutes then got back on the ship and tried to call the local company. After help from the ship concierge he reached someone and the tour was scheduled at 9am. We were able to join the tour, but had not apology for the miscommunication. The tour guide was poor, hard to hear in the van, dropped us off at the sites and left us for an hour, did not return when she said she would, gave not information about what to see in the area. I would not schedule a tour with Viator again. We scheduled another tour in Ajaccio and received an email less than 24 hours before that the tour was cancelled due to no English speaking guide.
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Very informative tour
Natasha_A, Mar 2022
Heidy was very informative. She had many stories to tell about each site we visited. I got to see a lot of beautiful and historical sceneries. She was however a bit too fast for me, a lot of information in a limited time and the tour was kind of rushed .
Your perfect plan for a half-day in Monaco
Lilia_P, Dec 2021
The tour was really nice. We were very tired of walking so this tour sounded great since you are moving on a van and also walking. We visited the most iconic places of Monaco and Monte Carlo and the small village of Eze plus a perfumery.
Excellent Excursion
Kenneth_S, Nov 2019
My wife and I enjoyed every minute of our tour above and beyond Monaco into neighboring France and and back into Monaco. We gained a much broader perspective and learned the history. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
We are happy to know that the half day tour to Monaco was a great and interesting experience for you and your wife. Thank you for your feedback ! Livenup Team
Monaco and Eze
David A, Nov 2019
Eze is well worth seeing. Enjoyed going there. Skip the perfume factory if you can. Saw as much of Monaco we could see in a short amount of time. I would recommend this tour.
Excellent experience!
BERNICE_U, Nov 2019
What a wonderful day we had in Monaco. Our driver Vito was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Our half day tour was exactly as described. We enjoyed all the sites, and will remember this day always.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Hello, We really loved your comment! It made us very happy! Thank you for your time and your kind words! Wish you all the best!
Great excursion
Lisa_S, Oct 2019
Great excursion, Guide very knowledgable and attentive. We had a delay with the tender and they waited for us.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thanks you for your review ! The satisfaction of our guests is very important for us. Our commitment: Doing our best for everyone! With Kind Regards, LIVEN UP
Our guide was a delight
Alice J, Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time with Sabine on our small group tour of Monaco and Eze Village. She was a great guide and we loved her commentary and the locations she took as to.
Great way to get a taste of Monaco.
Explore825873, Sep 2019
I have to say that this tour had the makings of being a disastrous day. We were met at the ship by our guide, Zara, who was absolutely fantastic. From there, it started to absolutely POUR rain. Our first stop was the perfume factory, which was a really interesting experience. Sort of like a wine tasting, but with your nose and different perfumes made at Fraganoud. After that, we made our way to Eze where it was still POURING. Zara took most of us to the top of hill (a pretty steep climb in the rain), and those who didn't want to go stayed in the little town to shop or get a coffee. After that, we were supposed to see the changing of the guards at the palace, but due to the rain, they didn't do it. We had the option of getting out of the car to walk around the palace for an hour and then over to the casino, but it was raining so hard that nobody wanted to leave the shelter of the van! As an alternative, Zara drove us all around Monte Carlo, making several loops to show us all the sites and gave a running commentary (very witty too!) of line in Monaco. It would have been miserable in the rain and honestly, we probably saw just as much as if we had walked around. She was wonderful and made a sunshine out of a rainy day!
Great tour & guide!
marycT9060RA, Sep 2019
Great 8 person tour, great guide, very informative, very knowledgeable, friendly. Tour guide was local & very delightful.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your feedback! Whole team is very committed to giving you the best experience on the French riviera
Monaco Shore Excursion -Monaco and Eze
Neil W, Jul 2019
Xavier was excellent - he provided us with the perfect amount of information. He was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the area, plus he Was very aware of the various needs of the group. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Hello, Thank you for your fabulous comment your wonderful, inspiration message will help us stay positive and energized. Many thanks from our whole team!
Not good unless your love perfume!
Curtis_S, Jun 2019
The sites were good and our guide was excellent. Unfortunately you get very little time at the places you would like to spend time. This would be understandable if it was just because of the limited time of the tour, but the perfume factory tour was too much time and no one wanted to be there. It is just a stop to try and sell you something and took over 45 minutes of a 4 hour tour. I did not think this was our guides fault as he was doing what he was told to do but you feel a little swindled by it and we had no option to skip it. I would not recommend the tour strictly because of this. Eze was great and the palace area was too but you end up with only a few minutes at each to explore. I would not recommend the tour because of the perfume factory portion taking your time.
great tour!
HilsTassie, Jun 2019
four hour tour of Monaco - was great . Driver and guide Ben knowledgeable pleasant and and good driver. We saw all the best and most beautiful places including a walk around the beautiful Eze and through the MonteCarlo casino plus a (slow) lap of the grand prix circuit
lots of fun
Joyce C, May 2019
We really enjoyed this excursion. The small group was nice to have because all of us got to skip the lavender factory tour and have more time at the casino site (we did not go in the casino but we walked around outside in and some of us went to the cathedral). It was a good tour.
Good experience with Brett
Samuel_N, May 2019
This was a nice experience at a very interesting port... kudos to Brett from Viator...everything went very smoothly.
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