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Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Full-Day from Nice Small-Group Tour
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Overview

Monaco is one of Europe’s most glamorous destinations, but it can be pricey to stay in Monte Carlo. A more convenient option is to visit on a small-group day tour from Nice, including highlights such as the Formula One Grand Prix track, Monte Carlo Casino and the Prince’s Palace; the Fragonard perfume factory in Eze; and the hilltop village of La Turbie.
  • Full-day tour of Monaco, Eze, and La Turbie from Nice
  • Visit the medieval village of Eze and tour the Fragonard perfume factory
  • See the Trophy of the Alps and enjoy views over the French Riviera in La Turbie
  • Visit Monte Carlo Casino, see the Rock of Monaco, and watch the Changing of the Guard at the Prince's Palace
  • Drive along the Formula One Grand Prix track in Monte Carlo
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to eight ensures a personalized experience
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan
Guided perfumery tour in Eze
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

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8:30 AM
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.
After being picked up from your central Nice hotel, meet your guide and small group of no more than eight, and set out east along the dramatic coastal roads. After a scenic drive, arrive in the medieval village of Eze, where you’ll have time to stroll the charming cobbled lanes, pretty gardens, and castle ruins. Before you leave, take a tour of the Fragonard perfume factory and learn the secrets of one of France’s most prestigious perfume brands.

Continue to nearby La Turbie, where the star attraction is the dramatic ruin of the Trophy of the Alps, a 164-foot (50 meters) tall monument dating back to 6BC.

After crossing the border into Monaco, head straight for Monte Carlo, where you’ll have the rest of the day to take in the highlights. Pose for photos by the landmark Rock of Monaco; watch the Changing of the Guards at the Prince’s Palace; admire architectural wonders such as the Justice Palace and Monte Carlo Cathedral; or visit the Oceanographic Museum (own expense).

Finally, pay a visit to the world-famous Monte Carlo casino, built in 1878 by architect Charles Garnier, and drive around the legendary Grand Prix track, where the annual Formula One Monaco Grand Prix is held.

After a full day taking in the highlights of the French Riviera, return to Nice, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vieux Eze
En route to Monaco, make a first stop to discover the medieval village of Eze, one of the most picturesque sites of the French Riviera. Dating from the Middle Ages, the village was built on top of the rocky outcrop for security reasons. The walls of the twelfth century will be dismantled in 1706 by order of Louis XIV. Take the cobbled streets and reach the top where you can find today the exotic garden and the castle ruins, the view is amazing (1,400 ft / 427 meters high). Stop to discover the process of perfume at the perfum factory Fragonard.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
La Turbie
Go through the village of La Turbie, also called the "Monaco terrace" because of the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Admire the ruins of an imposing monument (164 ft/ 50 meters high) : the Trophy of the Alps, dedicated to the Emperor Augustus, built 7 BC on the road that linked Italy to Cimiez (the Roman Quarter Nice) longtime ago.
Stop At:  
Prince's Palace
In front of the Palais du Prince, you will discover the Changing of the Guard at 11:55, you will notice the Carabinieri Barracks . Created on the 8th of December 1817, the Carabinieri have for main missions to ensure the safety of the Royal Family as well as maintain public order. If you like, you have visit the inside of the Prince's Palace (8€/adult, 4€/child)
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Vieux Monaco
You will then reach the Principality of Monaco. Spend the afternoon in the old town on "Le Rocher" (the rock) overlooking the sea and harbor (197 ft / 60 meters high), where you will discover the Prince's Palace and the Changing of the Guard at 11:55. Free time
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Palais de justice de Monaco
Next, see the Justice Palace was inaugurated in 1930, built in solid tufa, a porous gray stone also used to construct the walls.
Stop At:  
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee
You will also see the Cathedral of neo-Roman style, the first stone was laid the 6th of January 1875. Entirely built in white stones from La Turbie career during the reign of Prince Charles III, it was completed on the 12th of November 1903. You can pay tribute to the Monaco Princes and "Princesse Grace de Monaco" who rest here
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
You can also have a look at the Oceanographic Museum created there over a century by Prince Albert I of Monaco.Oceanographic Museum (14€/adult, 10€/child)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Monte-Carlo
Afterwards, move on to Monte-Carlo in the most beautiful way by taking the famous Grand Prix track of Formula One.
Stop At:  
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Explore Monte Carlo and discover the Casino de Monte-Carlo whose construction was ordered by the Société des Bains de Mer (created by François Blanc in 1863 ) and the plans were developed in 1878 by the famous architect Charles Garnier. See the lavish Gardens Casino, and marvel at the Hôtel de Paris wich has all the charm of the great hotels of the 19th century, the inauguration took place in 1864.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Full-Day from Nice Small-Group Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Full-Day from Nice Small-Group Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Full-Day from Nice Small-Group Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Full-Day from Nice Small-Group Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Full-Day from Nice Small-Group Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, la Turbie Full-Day from Nice Small-Group Tour.

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star-4
Great tour
Minori_T
, Aug 2022
We had a great trip. Our guide, Victor, was funny and kept us informed on our drive over to each place. Èze and Monaco were so beautiful. The only thing is I don’t think we passed by La Turbie because we were trying to make it on time for the changing of the guards. Besides that, we enjoyed our trip.
star-5
Excellent Tour and Guide
Hitesh_K
, Aug 2022
This is a great tour with a small group so it’s was very easy to get to know Zara who was our amazing tour guide and learn all about the area. I will happily say that Zara made the experience amazing for everyone on the tour. Well organized, explained everything and had a wealth of knowledge. My kids who are 18 and 15 really enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for a way to see parts of the French Riviera.
star-5
Superb
James_S
, Aug 2022
The tour guide was excellent & was worth booking the longer trip as you had more time to look around
star-5
Awesome!
Zoe_D
, Aug 2022
We had such a great time in this tour! Our guide was Xavier and he was so knowledgeable about the history on our tour while making us laugh the whole time. I cannot recommend this tour enough!
star-5
You have to go. Hope Zara guides you!
Tim_D
, Jul 2022
Monaco is what it is. If you haven't seen it and you have the opportunity, you should check that box. Eze was a really cool visit, especially in contrast to Monaco. But, the reason this tour was so damn good is because of Zara. We've never enjoyed a guide so completely. She was interesting, fun, was just naturally engaging us in conversation throughout the day, and managed our schedule and personalities perfectly. Zara is the reason this while tour was fun from start to finish.
star-5
Amazing
Margaret_H
, Jul 2022
Terry was an amazing tour guide!! Loved the day. He was extremely knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Highly recommend this tour!!
star-5
I will do it all over again.
Eve_P
, Jul 2022
Our driver was the best. He was very knowledgeable and patient. Our tour was smooth and nice. He explained the town history which was what we were looking for. We are satisfied and will refer our friend. Thank you
star-5
Nice tour. Lots of information
Chris_B
, Jul 2022
Tour was good guide was very informative on the drive. A few stops so not sitting to long. Lots of great picture spots
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful trip
Olga_R
, Jul 2022
Beautiful trip and the guide was excellent. I highly recommend this excursion. Try the restaurant by the Monte-Carlo named Cafe Paris.
star-4
Nice to see around the south of France, but a little expensive
Lulu_s
, Jul 2022
It was a good time to see the city and village. It came with a perfume workshop but didn’t get to experience making it, just a tour around the area. Would be nice to let us have an experience hands on. Other than that the tour guide was really nice and helpful, although she was late to pick us up but mentioned that if it’s the other way round, they won’t wait for us…
star-4
A good trip
James_W
, Jul 2022
Glad we went here but a day is enough. Stopped off at Eze on the way there and lots of walking. Overall a good trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Monte Carlo/Eze
Kimberly_S
, Jul 2022
It’s a great way to see Monte Carlo and EZe in one day. We never went to La Turbie but I know we were running late. Had time on our own to explore these areas with my family and get lunch. Going to the perfume factory isn’t necessary but it was interesting.
star-5
Great way to visit Monarco without the hassle
Debra_S
, Jun 2022
Our guide Ben was fantastic and was able to get us to certain spots before it became too busy. Nice to have lunch time in Monarco and then another stop in Monte Carlo The perfume factory I could have done without as it really didn’t interest me
star-5
Nice must do day trip!
Stuart_L
, Jun 2022
Fabulous fun filled day trip!! We saw and did much more than we expected which was a pleasant surprise. Our awesome Guide, Moman, was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and very courteous & professional.
star-5
Awesome Trip
AMR_E
, Jun 2022
Great trip, couldn't have managed to spot all those lovely places on our own. Samir our driver and guide was super friendly. Highly recommend. Wear comfortable shoes as the lovely climb up Eze is steep.
star-5
Must do tour!!
kerrigan_w
, Jun 2022
Lovely tour through the french rivera! Our guide, Sabine was so knowledgeable and helpful the entire day. We had such an amazing time and would recommend to anyone.
star-5
Scenic French Riviera
Margaret_P
, Jun 2022
We had Xavier for our guide. He was excellent, very knowledgeable and gave enough time to see and do the highlights of the area. We saw the changing of the guard and drove along the course of the Formula 1 race track in Monaco, among other things on this tour. Would highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great trip
Asif_S
, Jun 2022
Our driver Ben was very friendly and has good knowledge of the area. He stop at very good spots for scenic views. He was fluent in English.
star-5
Fantastic views & fun facts included
Nicole_B
, Jun 2022
The views of the trip were fantastic our tour guide gave us interesting facts along the way. Thierry was kind, personable and funny. Make sure you wear shoes fit for walking on rocks and up inclines.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Experience
Franz_S
, May 2022
Our tour guide Sabíne was amazing! When driving to all the locations she gave us interesting tips/facts of the areas we were in. We would highly reccommed this tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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