Monaco Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco And Eze Half-Day Tour

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Overview

While in port in Monaco, let an expert guide show you the highlights of this glamorous principality and the nearby medieval village of Eze on this small-group shore excursion. Start with a drive along the beautiful French Riviera to Eze for a guided tour of the exquisite Fragonard perfumery. Back in Monaco, visit the Prince's Palace for the Changing of the Guard ceremony, admire Casino Square in Monte Carlo, and drive along the road used in the world-famous Formula One Grand Prix race.
 
This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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When your cruise ship docks at the Monaco port, your guide will pick you up from the cruise terminal in a luxury minivan. Your small-group morning or afternoon shore excursion starts with a drive along the stunning Mediterranean coast to the medieval village of Eze, a humble gem of the French Riviera.

Situated on a hill about 1,400 feet (427 meters) high, Eze offers amazing views of the Côte d’Azur. Hop out for a walking tour of the town, filled with artisan shops, inviting cafés and boutiques, and then visit the Fragonard perfumery to discover the art of French perfume making and learn about the history of the esteemed Fragonard brand.

On your drive back to Monaco, take the route through La Turbie, a beautiful village known as the ‘Terrace of Monaco.’ Your guide will point out the Trophy of the Alps (Trophée des Alpes), an impressive Roman monument built by Emperor Augustus, before crossing the border into Monaco.

Though many believe it to be a part of France, Monaco is actually its own country — the second-smallest in the world! Visit the must-see attractions and landmarks of this glitzy, glamorous principality on a guided tour. If you choose the morning tour, you’ll start with the 11:55am Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Prince's Palace (Palais Princier).

Learn about the royal and religious history of Monaco at Monaco Cathedral, a remarkable Roman-Byzantine church where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace are buried. Then imagine yourself as a Formula One race car driver as you cruise down the streets used in the famous Formula One Grand Prix race, which attracts thousands of motor sports fans from around the world every year.

Take a leisurely stroll past the impressive hotels, beautiful gardens and luxury cars of Monte Carlo, and visit Casino Square to see where the high rollers test their luck against the odds.

At the end of your tour, you’ll be taken back to the cruise terminal.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Monaco port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions for Monaco Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco And Eze Half-Day Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury minivan
  • Guided tour of perfumery in Eze
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Exclusions for Monaco Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco And Eze Half-Day Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Initially our guide was waiting for us at the wrong ship....quickly resolved.

    After that tour with Renault was excellent. He was professional and caring.
    We are a group of 4 senior couples...slightly restricted physically...this private tour met our needs exactly.
    We enjoyed our time in Eze and the overview tour of Monaco.

    Can highly recommend Liven up Sightseeing and this particular tour.

  • Viator sub contractor did a good job. Driver/Tour Guide was nice and spoke excellent English. He also gave us a short history of Monaco and described the various parts of the country.
    Tour did everything as advertised:
    -Picked us up at our cruise ship
    -Drove us to the parking lot in Eze
    -We walked up to the village. Older customers should be warned that walking to the village is uphill.
    -Drove us to the perfumery, were we went on a tour a sat thru a sales pitch for their products
    -Drove us to the Old Town of Monaco and we watched the changing of the guards
    -Drove us to the Casino in Monte Carlo
    -Drove us back to our cruise ship

    We gave this tour 4 stars for the following reasons:
    -Tour company uses a VW van that can transport 9 people. I like being in a van because you can see more. However, if you are stuck in the middle seat, you can not see much. Charge me more money and don't squeeze people in the van.
    -We did like going in the perfumery but could skip the sales pitch. I would rather spend more time in Eze or at Monte Carlo.
    -The tour company should provide a map of Eze so that customers would have a clue were to go.

    In our opinion, the tour is the best option to see Monaco.

  • We saw all the places we were told we will see. It was a half day which was enough time but would have wanted a little bit more time in EZE, such a quaint and wonderful place. Our guide said we should always start our question with Bonjour! and she was right. Otherwise you won't get any help. Our guide was entertaining with her stories. Very friendly.

  • Driver pleasant and was on time with nice vehicle. Were happy with a small group. Although we had some commentary as driving we were left on our own to wander in Eze which seemed initially a good idea until the large crowds with the food fest made it difficult to get around. It would have been helpful for the guide to go part of the walk with us and offer a map since walking up the step hills it was hard to tell when a path ended or continued. There were times we were walking in circles with the shops we were more interested in the views. Monaco was fine on our own since it was so small and a brief walk was fine. Seeing the changing of the guard was nice but sooo crowded.

  • Took this tour while on a cruise. Was met promptly, however immediately told we owed an extra 6 euros because something went wrong with conversion rate. Driver Sarah was very nice, but concerned all day about being late for her afternoon trip. Only got to spend 40 minutes in eze after traveling an hour to get there. They should eliminate the perfume factory from this tour so you could spend more time in eze and Monaco and not feel rushed. We went on 4 shore excursions and this was by far our least favorite. If you do not mind being hurried, this trip will suit your needs.

  • It was a wonderful day with one exception. The other couple on the tour twice missed the agreed upon time to leave by at least 30 minutes. This lack of consideration created issues for the driver as she had to re-juggle the balance of our tour. Efforts to rein in the offenders proved fruitless and cast a pall over what otherwise would have been a most enjoyable day. We love Eze and actually enjoyed Monaco much more than we thought we would.

  • Our tour was excellent! Nicolas was our guide and he was amazing! our ship had a delayed disembarkment and he was cool about waiting for us to get there! He was a very safe driver. He knew the ins and outs of the island and how to get around on what was a very busy weekend in Monaco - it was the Monaco Boat show weekend. The city was very crowded and some roads were closed but it was not a problem at all! I highly recommend this tour! It was a much more economical choice than what the ship offered!

  • Awesome experience! Our guide was passionate about Spain! The villages were amazing and the lunch fabulous on our own at one of the villages. What fun and a surprisingly good choice for our first day overseas.

  • Just fantastic !! our guild was over the top funny and imformative. I was in awe at how he managed to get us around the whole city to see all the right places in our time frame and the small town on Eze is a must see, truly spectacular.!!!!!!

  • We were met at cruise terminal by Nicholie.....a couple of things to mention. Our 4 hour excursion included a stop at Fragonard ? perfume factory. We did not know this ahead of time. Two of our group have allergies to scents so they had to leave immediately. We would suggest you ask about this stop as we would have said no to the stop before starting the tour.
    Also in every port after we disembarked the ship, a guide was easy to spot because he/she had a sign with our name on it. In this case, we actually walked by the guide and his van because the guides were talking among themselves . One of our group at the last minute noticed that our name was written on the van's rear window. This could easily be corrected by having the guide holding a sign up.
    However, Nicholi was a good guide and certainly knew Monaco.

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