Situated just a 30-minute drive from Nice, Monaco makes an easy day trip from the city if you want to discover more of the French Riviera.
As the second smallest country in the world, Monaco can easily be explored within a day as part of a trip to France’s Côte d’Azur. It’s sunny climate and picturesque port make it an ideal spot for soaking up the Riviera sunshine, or head to the Principality by night for a glamourous evening visiting the world-famous casino or enjoying a drink or dinner in one of the luxury hotels and restaurants.
Nice: Guided Monte-Carlo Tour
This half-day trip with an expert guide, which takes place every Friday, offers a great introduction to Monaco’s main sights, culture, and history. After meeting your guide at Nice train station you’ll make the quick trip over to the Principality where you’ll start your tour at one of Monaco’s most famous addresses, Monte-Carlo Casino. Over the next three to four hours you’ll also have a chance to see Port Hercules, try some of the region’s local specialities at the Market Condamine, admire the Prince’s Palace and the Oceanographic Museum, and wander around the Old Town on top of the Rock of Monaco. From €40 per person.
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Monaco Monte-Carlo by night evening from Nice Small-Group Tour
To see Monaco lit up by night then join this five-hour evening tour. After a scenic drive from Nice you’ll arrive at the Rock of Monaco where you can see the Prince’s Palace, the home of the Grimaldi family, and enjoy stunning views across the Principality. You’ll then make your way down to Casino Square where you’ll have free time to enjoy a drink with a view of the beautiful Monte-Carlo casino, or if you’re feeling lucky head inside to have a flutter. You’ll regroup with your guide to visit the Saint Nicholas Cathedral, the final resting place of Grace Kelly, and will have a chance to take an evening stroll through the Old Town before driving back to Nice. From €65 per person.
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From Nice: Evening Tour & Dinner in Monte Carlo
To soak up more of Monaco’s glamourous atmosphere then book this memorable evening tour which also includes a three-course dinner in the heart of the Principality. After arriving in Monaco your tour will start on the world-famous Formula One Grand Prix car racing circuit, which passes right through the centre of Monte-Carlo and alongside its most beautiful buildings. You’ll then be taken for a gourmet dinner before having the chance to explore Monaco at your leisure, perhaps by enjoying a drink on a terrace or with a visit to the opulent and historic casino. From €158 per person.
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