SHORE EXCURSION MONACO AND MONTECARLO
We’ll meet our guide for the shore excursion of Monaco and Montecarlo at the port.
We’ll head towards Monaco, driving along the Côte d’Azur for about 35 minutes.
In order to reach La Rocca, the rocky headland home to the Prince’s Palace it’s necessary to take an elevator. Built in 1191, the palace was originally a Genoese fortress and has been attacked many times throughout its turbulent history.
Our walking tour of Monaco begins with an external visit to Saint Nicholas Cathedral. This neo-Romanesque church is the burial place of many of the Grimaldi royal family, including Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace Kelly.
Next, we’ll stop to admire the Oceanographic Museum, a grand and impressive building that rises from the cliff face. After there’s some free time to spend wandering in the charming streets of the old town, perhaps even visiting the cathedral interior as well.
Our shore excursion will conclude with a panoramic bus tour of Montecarlo. We’ll take in the main sights including the harbour, Cafe de Paris and Montecarlo Casino. This square is the most famous spot of Montecarlo also forming part of a Formula 1 circuit .
*Shore excursions could be subject to variations due to external causes as Cruise Companies politics, weather conditions, duration of the stay of the ship in the port, legal demonstrations