Monaco
Culture & History

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Monaco Culture & History

Monaco: Monte Carlo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Monaco: Monte Carlo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the luxury quarter of Monte Carlo. Try your luck at the wold famous Monte Carlo Casino, and admire the beautiful glass architecture in the area. Shop at the wide variety of designer stores, and view the exquisite yachts in Port Hercules. Find inspiration in the calming Japanese Garden, and relax in the sun on Larvotto Beach, the most glamorous beach in the world. Take the chance to visit the stunning Prince's Palace of Monaco, or journey to the end of the route to discover Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden, a memorial to Grace Kelly, featuring 4000 roses. End your day at the Princess Stéphanie (La Rascasse) bus stop, where Formula 1 fans will delight to see the Circuit de Monaco. Choose between the 1 Day Pass or the 2 Day Pass; if you would like to take your time to visit every stop. Bus stops: Bateau Bus, Japanese Garden, Sporting, New National Museum of Monaco - Villa Sauber, Monte Carlo Casino, Grimaldi / SNCF, Place du Palais, Oceanographic Museum, Princess Grace Rose Garden, Stade Louis II, Princess Stéphanie (Rascasse).

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

2. From Nice: French Riviera in One Day

Begin with a pickup from your hotel or other desired location in Nice between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Kickstart a day of adventure with a visit to the "Moyenne Corniche" for 15 minutes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Take a unique trip and visit the medieval village of Èze. Admire the splendid panorama of this beautiful location and discover the secrets of perfume with a free guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery. Your next stop is the Principality of Monaco, where you have time to discover the old town, the cathedral, the palace and the ceremony of the changing of the guard. Next, continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo with its casino and upscale shops. Have lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants in Monaco. Around 1:00 PM, your driver-guide will take you to Antibes, a city that combines nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. Visit the old town, the biggest marina of business and luxury in Europe—the port of the billionaires. Head to your next stop, Saint-Paul-De-Vence. Marvel at the "jewel of Provence", where many painters and artists have resided. As you walk the streets of this medieval fortified village, you can taste centuries of history and artistic creativity. For your last destination, make way to the famous city of stars—Cannes. Explore the Beverly Hills of France, and take a stroll on the famous Croisette, enjoy luxury hotels, restaurants and shops. Above all, set foot on the famous red carpet festival film, like Hollywood stars.

From Nice: Éze, Monaco, and Monte-Carlo Day & Night Tour

3. From Nice: Éze, Monaco, and Monte-Carlo Day & Night Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice at 2:00 PM. Meet your driver-guide who will accompany you throughout the day. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat as your drive to the town of Éze. In Èze, explore the charming medieval village and take a free guided tour of the Fragonard perfumery.  Then, make your way to Monaco, where you will first drive along the elegant streets which are famous for hosting the annual Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious races in all of motorsport. Discover the princely palace and visit the old town and its Romano-Byzantine cathedral, and enjoy visiting the oceanographic museum. Take advantage of your free time and if a game night does not tempt you, relax at the Café de Paris on the Place du Casino. Experience the glamor of Monte Carlo and treat yourself to a drink or a delicious dessert while the luxury cars of the rich and famous gracefully pass before you. After a relaxing evening, your driver-guide will return you to your accommodation in Nice.

Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

4. Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Cannes, Nice, or Monaco, travel by luxury 8-seater minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the hillside village of Eze, enjoy panoramic views of the Riviera and Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Fragonard perfume factory before touring the village La Turbie. Known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, thanks to its views over Monaco. It is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. Arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard. Continue to the Cathedral and pay homage to the Monegasque royalty buried there and still have time to see the Oceanographic Museum and the Justice Palace. End your tour at Monte Carlo and see the Casino built by Garnier, the architect of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Admire the famous Hotel de Paris built in 1864, and the beautiful gardens. Finally, take a spin around the road circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.

From Nice: Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour

5. From Nice: Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour

Enjoy the panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron. Next, on the Middle Corniche stop at Eze, a medieval perched village with its crafts shops and breathtaking panorama. Take a guided tour of a traditional perfumery to discover the true essence of Provence. Visit the Old Town of Monaco, the famous 'Rock'. Tour Monte-Carlo and drive along the amazing Grand Prix circuit. Then enjoy some free time at Casino Square. Do some luxurious shopping, stroll along the stunning gardens, view the mega-yachts and chic casino or simply watch the rich and beautiful in their favorite haunts. Then drive along the spectacular coastline of the Lower Corniche between Nice and Monaco. See the typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas. Admire the Bay and Citadel of Villefranche.

From Nice: Eze Village, Monaco, and Monte Carlo 5-Hour Tour

6. From Nice: Eze Village, Monaco, and Monte Carlo 5-Hour Tour

On this 5-hour tour from Nice you will discover the village of Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo. There is much to explore in this fabulous region rich with history and culture as well as many famous sights. Visit the medieval village of Eze with its breathtaking views, and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. In Monte Carlo you will discover the old casino, the famous Hotel de Paris and Café de Paris, the beautiful gardens, and luxury boutiques. Explore the Principality of Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, and discover its rich history that goes back to antiquity. Visit Monaco’s Old Town, see the Cathedral, admire the Prince's Palace, and visit the race course used for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte Carlo Half-Day Trip

7. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte Carlo Half-Day Trip

Join the jet set on a half-day guided tour of some of the amazing towns and villages of the French Riviera. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the hilltop village of Eze. Get stunning views of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and marvel at the medieval architecture and stone houses of the small alleyways typical of the Middle Ages. Visit the exotic gardens and learn the secrets of the famous Fragonard perfume at a perfume factory.  Then, explore the Old Town of Monaco and follow the course of the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix race track. Admire the cathedral and casino and see the 18th-century hotels and luxury boutiques of Monte Carlo before the return journey to Nice. Get dropped off at your hotel or other drop off point of your choice on arrival.

From Nice: Best of the Riviera

8. From Nice: Best of the Riviera

This full-day guided tour of the Riviera begins with a pick-up at your hotel in Nice at 09:00. During the day you’ll explore Cannes – the Beverly Hills of Provence. This lovely seaside resort is renowned for its film festival, its designers, its prestigious hotels, and of course its beaches. You’ll also visit Antibes, which features one of the most spectacular marinas on the French Riviera. You’ll enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Angels from its fortification wall. Saint-Paul de Vence is considered the jewel of Provence, and has been home to many artists. It is also home to many boutiques that you might want to visit when you explore this ancient town.  From the medieval village of Eze you’ll enjoy breathtaking views and discover the secrets of perfume on a visit to the Fragonard perfume factory. In Monaco and Monte Carlo, you’ll visit Monaco’s old town, its cathedral, the Formula 1 Grand Prix course, and the famous Place du Casino.

From Nice: Eze, Monaco & Monte Carlo Half-Day Tour

9. From Nice: Eze, Monaco & Monte Carlo Half-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Nice. With your expert guide, travel first to Eze, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur. Take in a panoramic view of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat. Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Then, travel to the Principality of Monaco where you will enjoy some free time to see the Prince's Palace of and visit St. Nicolas' Cathedral. Then, you will be driven along the famous Formula 1 race circuit to reach Monte Carlo and its legendary casino. Admire the elegant Salle Garnier, and the upscale hotels and restaurants of the area, before returning to Nice.

Monaco: 2 Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Monaco: 2 Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Although the country is smaller than New York City’s Central Park, Monaco is a coastal gem bursting with sightseeing delights and luxurious charm. On this 2 hour guided tour, which can be customized to suit your interests, discover this fascinating location with a local guide. Meet your guide outside the iconic Monte Carlo Casino then set out on your tour. Walk by some of the city’s most iconic sights and monuments, including the Prince Palace and the Monaco Cathedral. You’ll also marvel at the glistening white architecture in Casino Square, where the rich and famous flock from all over the world. Along the way, listen to your guide’s fascinating insight into Monaco’s history, culture, and way of life. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of this impressive destination, and an appreciation for Monaco's unique elegance, glamour, and appeal.

Frequently asked questions about Monaco Culture & History

What are other things to do than Culture & History that are worth visiting in Monaco?

Which Monaco Culture & History are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Monaco

Want to discover all there is to do in Monaco? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Monaco

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 528 reviews

Great way to see all the important places near Nice but with not nearly enough time to do much at any of the locations. Very rushed. Would have loved to spend more time in a couple locations specifically but this is a good way to get an idea where you can take your next trip. Driver was very nice and knowledgeable. Our van this time was verrrrry warm which was uncomfortable.

We had a great day. Our driver/guide was excellent. I was afraid thay we will have less than 8 hours tour but at the end the tour lasted for nearly 10 hours. If you want to see all Cote d'azur in limited time, this tour is the best way.

Full day but lacks a bit more free time. A bit speedy. In the medieval village EZE where you had to go up by yourself, you have to plan a little more free time. Same for Saint Paul de Vence. Abdel the very nice driver-guide.

Knowledgeable, friendly guide who's bril in every way. Would highly recomend:b

Great Experience!! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny!!