Things to do in

Monaco

Small but mighty, the Principality dazzles with glamorous events, thrilling casinos, and luxury hotels.

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  • Monaco: Monte Carlo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

    1. Monaco: Monte Carlo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

    Explore the luxury quarter of Monte Carlo. Try your luck at the wold famous Monte Carlo Casino, and admire the beautiful glass architecture in the area. Shop at the wide variety of designer stores, and view the exquisite yachts in Port Hercules. Find inspiration in the calming Japanese Garden, and relax in the sun on Larvotto Beach, the most glamorous beach in the world. Take the chance to visit the stunning Prince's Palace of Monaco, or journey to the end of the route to discover Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden, a memorial to Grace Kelly, featuring 4000 roses. End your day at the Princess Stéphanie (La Rascasse) bus stop, where Formula 1 fans will delight to see the Circuit de Monaco. Choose between the 1 Day Pass or the 2 Day Pass; if you would like to take your time to visit every stop. Bus stops: Bateau Bus, Japanese Garden, Sporting, New National Museum of Mon...

    Very flexible and very Informative; a relaxed way to see all the sights in your own timefrane

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

    2. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

    Explore Côte d'Azur on a half-day trip from Nice. Be charmed as you wander through a medieval village and discover the important sites of Monaco.

    Be collected from your accommodation in Nice in the morning or in the afternoon. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.

    In Èze, you will have the opportunity to visit the medieval village like an eagle's nest. You can also take a free guided tour of Fragonard Perfumery to learn more about the perfume-making process. Your driver-guide will then take you to Monaco, where you will walk to the old town on the Rock. Discover the princely palace and explore the old town and the neo-Romanesque cathedral.

    Also see the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, the luxury boutiques, and the Café de Paris. A ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circ...

    The guide was very kind, fun, informative, and communicated well about what to expect!

  • Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Ticket

    3. Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Ticket

    Enjoy 6500 square feet dedicated exclusively to the sea and its wonders at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. See more than 2000 specimens in their faithfully-reconstructed natural habitat. Learn about the scientific expeditions of Prince Albert I through the amazing objects in the museum's vast collections.  Discover various Mediterranean species, learn about the diversity of the inhabitants of the coral reef and visit the amazing Shark Lagoon.

    For the first time in my life I saw an Nautilus, I was so excited! I support the work of the museum to protect sea turtles.

  • From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

    4. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

    Begin with a pickup from your hotel or other desired location in Nice between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Kickstart a day of adventure with a visit to the "Moyenne Corniche" for 15 minutes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

    Take a unique trip and visit the medieval village of Èze. Admire the splendid panorama of this beautiful location and discover the secrets of perfume with a free guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery.

    Your next stop is the Principality of Monaco, where you have time to discover the old town, the cathedral, the palace and the ceremony of the changing of the guard. Next, continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo with its casino and upscale shops.

    Have lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants in Monaco. Around 1:00 PM, ...

    The best tour of the French Riviera!! Such amazing value for the price. Our guide Parfait is probably the best guide I have had in the many tours I have done. He was both the guide and the drive, and did a fantastic job at both. 110% recommend this, don’t think twice, just book!

  • From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

    5. From Nice: 2-Hour Scenic Drive by 3-Wheel Vehicle

    Experience the French Riviera by unique 3-wheel vehicle and have fun along the way. Depart Nice and journey from the Promenade des Anglais with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face aboard the open-top car. Each car can safely seat 2 people and is equipped with a GPS guide for your convenience. Don't be shy while driving - people will look at you in wonder, and you'll be the envy of the highway! Zoom down the coast and see it brought to life in a truly novel way. Pass picturesque locations, such as Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Drive up Mont Alban for a panoramic view, and go to the only sand beach in the area at Villefranche-sur-Mer. Try some of the famous pan bagnat à la voile bleue (a sandwich typical to Provence). Continue along the coast and see the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its gardens, classified by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the "Notabl...

    Very nice experience. We laugh a lot. We didn t find all the places in the map...but...we had a very good time.

  • Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

    6. Monaco and Monte-Carlo by Night from Nice

    Be collected at your accommodation in Nice and take a 45-minute drive along the coast to the nearby town of Monaco, where you will find the famous Formula One Grand Prix track and many famous casinos. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Cote d'Azur from the top of the hill and pass medieval villages and the marina.  Take a ride on the Monaco Grand Prix track. Take advantage of your free time and if a game night does not tempt you, relax at the Café de Paris on the Place du Casino. Treat yourself to a drink or a delicious dessert while the luxury cars of the rich and famous gracefully pass before you. Experience the glamor of Monte Carlo. After a nice evening, your driver-guide will return you to your accommodation in Nice. 

    Parfiet is sooo nice and he was kind and showed us around! We are so happy with him. Definetly will come next year do the same again

  • Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

    7. 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 Cannes, Nice, or Monaco, you will travel by luxury 8-seater minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the enchanting hillside village of Eze you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the French Riviera and Mediterranean Sea. You will also get the chance to visit the Fragonard perfume factory before driving through the village La Turbie. Also known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, due to the panoramic views of the Principality of 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. You will arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard just before Midday. Continue to the Cathedral, w...

    The tour guide was great, very personable. The places we went were amazing. If I do it again I will do the whole day version though. Regardless, it was a great time.

  • Monaco 30/60-Minute Ferrari Driving Experience

    8. Monaco 30/60-Minute Ferrari Driving Experience

    Enjoy an exhilarating 30-minute or 1-hour drive at the wheel of a Ferrari F458 or F430 sports car in the French Riviera. Cruise on the famous panoramic roads and corniches of côte d'azur, overlooking Monaco and blue Mediterranean sea. Whether you choose to drive yourself or be driven, tours are available all year round. Once you are on board, listen to the thunderous roar of the perfectly tuned V8 engine of this legendary car. It is an almost mythical experience. From Monaco, in a car that truly turns heads with its unrivaled beauty, you can drive along some of the streets of the famous F1 Grand Prix circuit depending on traffic. Then after a short drive out of the principality, find yourself on the panoramic roads above Monaco. You can get a video souvenir of your Ferrari Experience on request, or receive a Ferrari Experience Certificate to take home as gift at the end of your tour. ...

    Highly recommend this unique experience! My driving instructor was excellent! One of the highlights of our trip.

  • From Nice: Best of the Riviera

    9. From Nice: Best of the Riviera

    This full-day guided tour of the Riviera begins with a pick-up at your hotel in Nice at 09:00. During the day you’ll explore Cannes – the Beverly Hills of Provence. This lovely seaside resort is renowned for its film festival, its designers, its prestigious hotels, and of course its beaches. You’ll also visit Antibes, which features one of the most spectacular marinas on the French Riviera. You’ll enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Saint-Paul de Vence is considered the jewel of Provence, and has been home to many artists. It is also home to many boutiques that you might want to visit when you explore this ancient town.  From the medieval village of Eze you’ll enjoy breathtaking views and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. In Monaco and Monte Carlo, you’ll visit Monaco’s old town, its cathedral, the Formula 1...

    What an incredible day with such an amazing, friend, and informative guide! He took us everywhere and before we arrived would tell us interesting information about the place. We were 1 American (me), 2 French, 2 German, and 3 Spanish, and he navigated all of us perfectly--he translated everything into 3 languages...I bet he was exhausted by the end of the day. He was really helpful and kind. I think my favorite was Eze and the perfume factory because I wasn't expecting to like the perfume factory as much as I did, and Eze is simply magical. He gives you time to explore each place on your own, and I definitely recommend going to the Jardin Exotique in Eze. Monaco was also thrilling, as were all the views along the way. On top of everything, he is an outstanding driver!!! I wish I could have stayed longer to go on more tours with him!

  • From Nice: Eze Village, Monaco, and Monte Carlo 5-Hour Tour

    10. From Nice: Eze Village, Monaco, and Monte Carlo 5-Hour Tour

    On this 5-hour tour from Nice you will discover the village of Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo. There is much to explore in this fabulous region rich with history and culture as well as many famous sights. Visit the medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views, and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. In Monte Carlo you will discover the old casino, the famous Hotel de Paris and Café de Paris, the beautiful gardens, and luxury boutiques. 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 course used for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

    We were picked up promptly at our hotel and our guide was very informative and pleasant. Would rather have an hour in Monte Carlo and an hour in Eze

Frequently asked questions about Monaco

What top attractions are a must-see in Monaco?

Planning Your Visit

  • Keep Your Passport On You

    This is the first rule of Monaco nightlife. It’s actually the law to have a personal ID on you at all times, and you’ll likely be asked to flash it before entering a Monaco club.

  • Walk everywhere

    How big is it? The entire country is less than three miles wide. Plan to stroll and enjoy the scenery, but take comfortable walking shoes!

Good to know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +377
  • Best time to visit
    If you want to experience Monaco and its lively bustle, plan to visit in the summer, but note that beaches will be packed and prices will be higher. If you'd prefer to relax and save some money, try to go in April or October, when the weather is still nice.

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What people are saying about Monaco

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,262 reviews

Highly recommend this unique experience! My driving instructor was excellent! One of the highlights of our trip.

Very nice experience. We laugh a lot. We didn t find all the places in the map...but...we had a very good time.

The guide was very kind, fun, informative, and communicated well about what to expect!

Extraordinary surprise for my husband!!! Very nice life experience. Thank you!

Tour was amazing, chauffeur was real sweet and we saw amazing views. Loved it