Cruises to Monte Carlo

Hop on board one of MSC's Mediterranean Cruises to Monte Carlo. Casinos, super-yachts and movie stars – Monte Carlo is the capital of the tiny sovereign state of Monaco, located on France’s Côte d'Azur. Find the best cruises to Montecarlo with MSC Cruises.

Monte Carlo: Casinos, super-yachts and movie stars

Casinos, super-yachts and movie stars – Monte Carlo is the capital of the tiny sovereign state of Monaco, located on France’s Côte d'Azur.

Monte Carlo is a highly cultural vacation destination with many sights and will certainly offer a warm welcome to all visitors.

Although renowned for being a playground of the rich and famous, Monte Carlo still reveals its charms to the ordinary traveler. However, to arrive in Monte Carlo on a MSC cruise ship will start your visit off in style!

Glamour is certainly on the agenda in this bijou town; whether you choose to stroll the harbor front and make like a movie star in the chic waterfront cafés or get to the heart of the city and discover its historic past, you can certainly create some memorable holiday moments during your day away from ship.

Our excursion packages cover local attractions in Monte Carlo as well as the chance to venture further afield, with great deals on the best sights.

Families will enjoy the Monte Carlo oceanographic museum, one of the oldest in the world.

History-lovers will be interested in Monte Carlo’s Byzanine-Romanesque cathedral, which houses the tombs of royals such as Prince Rainer and Grace Kelly, the American actress who married a prince.

Your own fairytale experience can be had in the pretty hill town of Eze with its cobbled streets and panoramic views.

The cosmopolitan cities of Nice and Cannes are within easy reach and you’ll have the opportunity to treat a special wife, mum, sister, or grandmother in Fragonard, the famous perfume factory in Grasse.

Make Monte Carlo part of your Mediterranean cruise vacation. Find the best cruise to Monte Carlo with MSC cruises.

Cruise to Montecarlo - Monaco - Mediterranean - MSC Cruises (USA)

Directions


The ship docks or anchors at the Nouvelle Digue Port of Monaco. The Old Town can be reached via stairs and elevator after a 500-yard walk from the pier. Other sites in Monte Carlo are at a distance of 0,5 to 1 km from the port. Taxis are available pierside.

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 MON01 - CANNES & NICE (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  After leaving the port at Monte Carlo by coach, you can first look forward to a 1-hour drive along the amazing coastline of the French Riviera en route to the captivating city of Cannes, a busy tourist destination and the host of the annual international Cannes Film Festival. You will then have some free time to explore the city centre at your own pace. Apart from the lovely old town with its winding lanes, narrow alleys and great views from the castle ruins, other Cannes’ highlights include the yachts moored in the harbour and the wonderful La Croisette seafront promenade with its luxury hotels and boutique shops. After re-boarding your coach, you will then head back along the coastal road to Nice, the capital of the French Alpes Maritime département, which is part of the larger Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. You will then be taken on a leisurely guided walk to discover the main landmarks of this lovely French city, including the famous seafront boulevard known as the “Promenade des Anglais”, so named for the earliest visitors who came to enjoy their holidays at the resort. Your scenic tour of the French Riviera ends with the return drive to Monte Carlo and your ship. Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per person $63.00 Adults $44.00 Children

   


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 MON02 - PANORAMIC TOUR  (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Give yourself a chance to discover the highlights of Monaco on this enjoyable half-day excursion off the ship, which begins with a panoramic coach ride along the so-called Grande Corniche road – the highest of three scenic coastal routes in Monaco – for a chance to admire lovely view of the Principality from above. Your exploration of this special place then continues on foot with a guided walk around Monte Carlo’s main landmarks, including the splendid Rock of Monaco, simply known as “Le Rocher”. You will also pay an outside visit to the famous Roman Catholic Saint Nicholas Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1875 and houses the tombs of Prince Ranieri III and Grace Kelly. Last up is a visit to the truly resplendent Prince's Royal Palace, which was originally built as a fortress in the 12th century and occupies a huge complex consisting of various buildings displaying very different architectural styles and landscaped gardens. Your tour of Monaco and its must-sees comes to a close with your return to the pier and your ship. Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $63.00 Adults $44.00 Children

   


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 MON03 - NICE & EZE  (4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Shopping  Leave the port and enjoy a 45-minute coach drive to Nice capital of the “Côte d’Azur”. Here we will admire the famous seafront boulevard known as the “Promenade des Anglais”, the legendary “Negresco” Hotel with its delightful rococo façade and pass by the Russian Orthodox Cathedral with its brightly coloured ceramics and six onion domes. Finally we will visit the old town and have some free time on the attractive “Cours Saleya”, a colourful square in Nice old town. Next we will continue to the medieval cliff-top town of Eze. Pass the XIV century double gateway and enjoy a walk through the narrow streets of the town. A stop for shopping is scheduled at the renowned Fragonard perfume factory to learn about French perfume techniques and purchase sample fragrances. Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $63.00 Adults $44.00 Children

   


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 MON04 - EZE, MONACO & MONTECARLO (4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Shopping  Leave the port and reach one of the jewels of the Côte d’Azur: Monte Carlo. After parking at the Rock of Monaco, you will head up to the old town. The friendly guide will lead you through the narrow uphill streets, past the Oceanographic Museum, the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III are buried (outside view), and the fairytale Prince’s Palace. You will also get to see one of Monaco’s most famous buildings: the legendary Casino, which stands next to the glamorous Hôtel de Paris. Following a guided tour of the elegant square and the surrounding buildings, you will continue on to the medieval town of Èze, entering via the 14th century double gateway and then walking through the narrow streets. A shopping stop is also scheduled at the renowned Fragonard perfume factory for a chance to learn about French perfume techniques and, if so inspired, to splurge on some fragrance samples. Please note: the tour does not include an internal viewing of or admission to the Casino. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $60.00 Adults $42.00 Children

   


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 MON05 - WALKING TOUR TO MONACO’S “LE ROCHER”  ( approx. 3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Dig out some comfortable walking shoes and prepare to stretch your legs on an enjoyable 3-hour guided stroll around the highlights of Monte Carlo, an administrative district of the Principality of Monaco. Located on a tiny patch of land on the exclusive southern coastline of France, whatever Monaco may lack in size, it certainly makes up for in the beauty of its surroundings. After leaving the pier, you will first head for Fort Antoine, an early 18th-century stronghold that is now an open-air theatre, until we reach the famous Rock of Monaco, or Le Rocher as it is more commonly known. This promontory overhanging the Ligurian Sea affords splendid views of the city below, the coastline and the deep blue sea. The tour then continues with a visit to Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Saint Roman, a place of Roman Catholic worship that was consecrated at the end of the 19th century. Along the way, you will also pass the Oceanographic Museum, a delightful building dating back to 1901, as well as the “Gardens”. The final call on the guided leg of this tour will be at the central square and the beautiful Prince’s Palace, where you can spend some time watching the changing of the guard. Some brief free time then follows before you return to the pier and your ship. Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. Taking photos or shooting videos inside the Cathedral is prohibited. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $43.00 Adults $30.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.