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Rock of Monaco

Rock of Monaco: Our most recommended tours and activities

Nice to Monaco Round-Trip Ferry Tickets

1. Nice to Monaco Round-Trip Ferry Tickets

Discover the beauty of the French Riviera by sea, and see the sights from Nice to Monaco on a round-trip ferry trip. The cruise takes an hour or less each way, and along the way you can relax and take in the panoramic views of this scenic region. When you arrive in Monaco, you’ll be greeted by the grandeur of the town built on a rock overlooking the sea. This independent state, surrounded by French territory, features a mix of ancient and ultra-modern architecture. During your time in Monaco, you can visit the Prince's Palace, the Casino, and the Oceanographic Museum. At the end of the day, you’ll return to Nice by ferry, once again enjoying the stunning views en route. Schedule: Departure from Nice: 9:30 AM Arrival in Monaco: 10:15 AM Departure from Monaco: 5:00 PM Arrival in Nice: 6:00 PM

From Nice: Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Eze Half-Day Trip

2. From Nice: Monaco, Monte Carlo, and 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 Nice or Villefranche-sur-Mer, 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. 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.

From Nice: Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour

3. From Nice: Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour

Enjoy the panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron. Next, on the Middle Corniche stop at Eze, a medieval perched village with its crafts shops and breathtaking panorama. Take a guided tour of a traditional perfumery to discover the true essence of Provence. Visit the Old Town of Monaco, the famous 'Rock'. Tour Monte-Carlo and drive along the amazing Grand Prix circuit. Then enjoy some free time at Casino Square. Do some luxurious shopping, stroll along the stunning gardens, view the mega-yachts and chic casino or simply watch the rich and beautiful in their favorite haunts. Then drive along the spectacular coastline of the Lower Corniche between Nice and Monaco. See the typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas. Admire the Bay and Citadel of Villefranche.

From Nice: Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Village Guided Tour

4. From Nice: Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Village Guided Tour

Explore the village of Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo on this half-day tour. Admire views of the seaside from The Rock of Monaco, visit Monaco Cathedral, and see the iconic racet rack of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Travel in comfort aboard an air-conditioned van. In Monte Carlo, discover the old casino, the famous Hotel de Paris and Café de Paris, the beautiful gardens, and luxury shops. Explore the Principality of Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, and discover its rich history that goes back to antiquity. Visit Monaco’s Old Town, see the Cathedral, admire the Prince's Palace, and visit the race track used for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Visit the medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views, and discover the secrets of perfume with the visit of the Fragonard perfume factory.

Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour from Cannes

5. Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour from Cannes

From Cannes pass by a panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron. On the Middle Corniche stop at Eze – a medieval perched village with its crafts shops and breathtaking panorama. Enjoy a guided tour of a traditional perfumery, the true essence of Provence. Afterwards, visit the Old Town of Monaco. You will have time to visit the Palace (at your own expenses). Then, tour Monte-Carlo and drive along the amazing Grand Prix circuit. Have some free time at Casino Square. Here you can enjoy yourselves with luxurious shopping, strolling along stunning gardens, mega yachts, chic casinos… or simply watch the “rich and beautiful” in their favorite haunts.  Then, drive along the spectacular coastline Lower Corniche between Nice and Monaco, with harbors, typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas. Admire the Bay and Citadel of Villefranche before you return in Cannes.

Nice: Guided Monte-Carlo Tour

6. Nice: Guided Monte-Carlo Tour

This trip to Monaco will take you through the "country of millionaires", located between the city of Nice and the French border with Italy. Your tour guide will walk you through all of the main Monaco attractions and will show you the hidden gems that not all tourists get to see. You will travel to Monaco with your group by train. Once in Monaco, you will begin by walking around the Monte Carlo Casino, before heading down to Port Hercules and to the Market Condamine, where you will be able to try some traditional and local food. Following a break, your tour will move to the top of the Rock of Monaco, where you will have views of the Prince Palace and the Old Town. This 4-hour trip to Monaco includes a train ticket to Monaco and open return back to Nice. **Suitable for children age 7+

From Nice: French Riviera and Monaco Full-Day Tour

7. From Nice: French Riviera and Monaco Full-Day Tour

Discover the exclusive French Riviera on this full-day tour from Nice. Travel along the coast and enjoy the sea views from the famous corniche road leading to Eze. Stop at the unforgettable medieval village of Eze, where the boutiques carved into the rock. Then pleasure your senses with a shopping visit to Fragonard Perfumery. Arriving in Monaco, stop at the famous Monaco Rock for a visit to the Old Town, the Prince Palace, and the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Rainier got married. Then drive through the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit to Monte Carlo and enjoy the world of elegance and luxury with a stop at Casino Square. Moving on to Cannes, admire la Croisette with its many luxury boutiques. See the stars handprints by the red carpet of the Film Festival Palace. Enjoy a drive with breathtaking views of the bays of Juan-Les-Pins and Antibes. Then arrive in Antibes, a Provencal walled city, and take a walk in the busy old town where helicopters and yachts bustle in Billionaires' Quay.

Monaco, Eze, and La Turbie: Shore Excursion

8. 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 you can 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.

From Villefranche: Private Monaco & Eze Shore Excursion

9. From Villefranche: Private Monaco & Eze Shore Excursion

Take a half-day excursion to Monaco and see why it is so famous. After leaving your ship, you will reach Monaco through the coast road and visit the Old Town of Monaco with free time to visit the Palace (open June to October), and Cathedral, with the possibility to see the changing of the Palace Guards at 11:55. Continue to tour Monte Carlo, driving a lap of the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. Have some free time at Casino Square to amuse yourself with luxury shopping, stunning gardens, mega yachts, and chic casinos. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the amazing cars parked by Monte Carlo Casino. Then visit the unforgettable middle-age village of Eze with shops carved in the rock. Discover the world of senses and flowers through a shopping visit to a perfumery. Drive along the spectacular middle Cornice and admire the bay of Villefranche as you drive back to the port.

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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based on 2,061 reviews

We particularly appreciated our guide (Stéphane) for his kindness, his attentiveness and his professionalism. EZE is a beautiful village that is well worth the detour.

Very good. The guide was very nice and very professional. The time went too fast.... I can definitely recommend this tour.

Our Guide Antoine was the best. Extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Turned a rainy day into a great experience

Absolutely fantastic, with a very knowledgeable guide, Antoine. The tour was worth the money. Highly recommend!

It was great. Tony is a great guide and cery patient, he gives us more time to take pictures.