Trip from Nice To Monaco Monte-Carlo
With Monaco walking tour you can mingle with the rich and famous and “ooh and ah” over the fabulous yachts in the harbours. Pause to appreciate the skill of the Formula 1 drivers as they dart through the tightest of motor-racing bends in the city streets. Monaco is of course home of the Grand Prix. Afterwards, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the burial place for the Grimaldi royal line, including Grace Kelly and Rainier III.
You will see the famous Oceanographic Museum devoted to marine science, a sensational Baroque Revival building which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Founded in 1910, famed ocean scientist Jacques-Yves Cousteau served as its director for more than 30 years. An aquarium in the basement is home to 4,000 species of fish and features tropical water ecosystems.
Continuing with the Monaco Walking Tour
The Jardin Exotique is a must-see for the green- fingered traveller. This botanical garden, built on the side of a cliff, boasts more than 1,000 succulents, most of which are cacti. Some are more than 100 years old. The garden is also home to the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology and discovered on the site were remains of the prehistoric man.
At the end of the tour your guide will be available to answer any questions you may have. They can offer recommendations and advise on all things Monaco and Monte Carlo.
There is limited space on the Monaco Walking Tour, and it is always extremely popular. Be sure to book online in advance and make sure you’re with us to discover this world class city with this world class tour!
MONACO WALKING TOUR
Imagine the scene. It is 1297 and Monaco is no more than a small Greek colony. Francois Grimaldi, disguised as a monk, successfully led a small army into the fortress of Monaco. He reclaimed it in the name of the Pope. And so began the Grimaldi rise to prominence which continues to this day. The legacy of his daring raid is recorded on Monaco’s coat of arms. It features two monks fighting with swords. Little would he have known that the results of his victory would one day be so valuable.
Monaco is a tiny city. Yet it is one of the most expensive areas to buy real-estate anywhere in the world. The best example must be the Prince’s Palace. It is still the official home of the country’s rulers, the Grimaldi family currently headed by Prince Albert II, the son of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier.
Wealth and luxury are on full display in this opulent city. It lies in the fabulous French Riviera on the Mediterranean Sea. The Monte-Carlo district in particular is renowned for its famous casino, lavish Opera house, ancient churches, and exotic Japanese garden.
The definitive way to explore any city is on foot. And, the best way to discover everything a new city has to offer is with a well-informed local guide. It all comes down to the guiding; who and what they know. This Monaco Walking Tour will put you into the hands of a trusted local expert. They come with years of experience and a vast knowledge. What better way to experience this glitzy and glamorous jewel of a city?
January, February, March, April: every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
May, June, July, August: from Monday till Saturday inclusively.
September, October, November, December : every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
The ticket for our Trip from Nice to Monaco pays mainly for your tour guide that will spend 3 to 4 hours with you in the Principality of Monaco. Additionally, the price includes the train ticket from Nice's main train station to Monaco Monte-Carlo train station and an open return ticket back to Nice. (This applies only to tickets with transfer between Nice and Monaco.) That means that after the tour, you are free to stay in Monaco and come back with your train ticket whenever you want to.
Yes, this is absolutely possible. If you wish to join us in Monaco, you need to purchase the option without transfer between Nice and Monaco. The meeting point will be in front of the Casino Monaco Monte-Carlo at 10h55 (10:55AM). The price will be 39€.
No. Since there is a limited space and we need to buy the train tickets, we need to know the exact number of participants for every tour. Therefore, it is crucial for you to book if you want to join our Monaco tour.
During every tour we take a group picture as a memory of our time spend together. We always post these pictures on our Facebook page and we will also send you an email with it.
If you enjoyed your tour, you can certainly tip your guide for the time and effort they spent with you during your experience! If you really enjoyed the tour, but you don’t have enough money for a tip, you can remember your guide’s name and you can leave her/him a good review on TripAdvisor or on Google reviews.
1. Option with transfer between Nice and Monaco
We meet in front of the main train station of Nice (Gare de Nice Ville) next to Paul Bakery.
1. Option without transfer between Nice and Monaco
We meet in front of the Casino Monaco Monte-Carlo.
On our Trip from Nice to Monaco, the guide will be waiting next to the Paul Bakery with a red umbrella.
Everyone meets the guide at 10:05 at the meeting spot. The train leaves at 10:20, and although we will wait as long as possible for all the reservation, we cannot miss the train. Please make sure to be there on time – 10:05.
In case you’re joining the trip in Monaco, we meet at 10:55 in front of the Casino Monaco Monte-Carlo.
The tour lasts for about 4 hours.
No. Although Monaco is a sovereign country that is not part of the European Union, it is a part of the Schengen area. That means that you don’t need to have your passport with you to enter. If, however, you plan to go to the Casino Monte-Carlo, you will need a passport to get into the playing area.
Your guide will take you through all the main tourist sites in Monaco, starting with the Monte-Carlo Casino, and continuing around Port Hercules, Prince Palace, Cathedral Notre Dame Immaculée and the Oceanographic Museum. The tour will also take you through some hidden gems of Monaco like Marché Condamine, Théâtre du Fort Antoine or Jardin St. Martin.
For the tour itself there is no specific dress code, however, we do visit a Cathedral Notre-Dame Immaculee, where ladies need to be decently covered. It is not compulsory to go to the cathedral, however, if you want to enjoy the beauty of this landmark take into account these things – have your shoulders covered, make sure your skirt/shorts aren’t too short (knee length is safe) and have your stomach covered. A good solution is to have a scarf to cover yourself. If you wish to visit the paid part of the Casino Monte Carlo after the tour, keep in mind that you must have a “proper attire”. Lastly, Monaco has several nice places for a swim and if you wish to cool off after a few hours of walking we recommend having a swimsuit with you.
Otherwise, just wear comfortable clothes as there is lots of walking - high heels is probably not the best plan of action for the hills of Monaco.
Monaco is a hilly country. It is possible to adjust the route slightly to make it suitable for strollers, however, if you have any medical issues that might prevent you from fully enjoying the tour (e.g. with walking for a longer period of time or up a hill), we advise you not to book our tour.
Since the train to Monaco leaves 10:20 we cannot wait too long for any late-comers. If you didn’t manage to be on the station on time and the group has already left, call on the number +33 649 244 407 and explain your situation. You will be given your guide’s contact and you’ll be advised to buy yourself a train ticket to Monaco, where you’ll meet with the tour guide and the whole group.
From the Port of Nice, go to the Garibaldi tram stop and take a tram in the direction of Henri Sappia. Get off of the tram on the Gare Thiers tram stop and walk for about 2 mins to the meeting spot, in front of the train station.
From the Promenade, take a bus 09, 59 or 70 to the “Jean Medecin/Hotel des Postes” stop. Then take a tram in the direction of Henri Sappia. Get off the tram at the Gare Thiers tram stop and walk for about 2 mins to the meeting spot, in front of the train station. OR Take a bus 52 to the “Albert 1er/Phocéens” stop. Then take a tram in the direction of Henri Sappia. Get off the tram at the Gare Thiers tram stop and walk for about 2 mins to the meeting spot, in front of the train station.
The entrance hall is open to all, with no age restrictions. However, if you wish to gamble you must be at least 18 years old and it will cost €17 to enter. You will be required to bring your passport or photo ID and dress smartly (meaning no shorts, sports shoes or flip flops to be worn at any times).