A by-word for wealth, glamour and sophistication, Monte Carlo is the perfect combination of city break and sunshine getaway. Explore the beautiful old town of Monaco-Ville, admire the luxury yachts moored in the harbour overlooked by skyscrapers, or have a flutter at the famous Casino for a truly stylish break.
Given the wealth of the population of Monte Carlo, it goes without saying that there is a wide choice of gourmet and international restaurants, many of which boast Michelin stars, but there's also a range of good-value restaurants in the Old Town and harbour.
Seafood dishes with lime, pasta, cured and smoked hams, salads topped with onions a la Monégasque (combined with raisins for a sweet and sour flavour) and pan bagnat sandwiches all feature on the menus. Fougasses are a traditional dessert - sugar biscuits flavoured with aniseed, orange and rum.
Mingle with the locals in the chic Blue Bar at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel where you can sip cocktails. Or, if you want to try out the nightlife visit the famous JimmyZ nightclub.
Passport to Monte Carlo
Provided by Monaco Tourist Authority, Thomas Cook customers receive exclusive benefits on breaks to Monte Carlo, when you stay for a minimum of 2 nights and book your flights and accommodation with us.
Free return helicopter transfers - available between Nice airport and Monte Carlo. You’ll need to stay for at least 2 nights and arrive between 2nd Jan to 31st March and 1st Nov to 31st Dec 2016 (excluding: 26th to 29th May and 25th Dec).
Free one-way helicopter transfers (Monaco to Nice only) - available if you stay for a minimum of 3 nights, based on arrivals between 1st Apr to 31st Oct 2016 (excluding 26th to 29th May).
Free admission to museums and tourist attractions – includes the Oceanographic Museum, State Apartments of the Prince's Palace, Exotic Gardens and the Classic Collection of HSH the Prince of Monaco.
Free gifts at your individual hotel.
Complimentary Monet Carlo S.B.M Cercle Card Thomas Cook customers who stay at Hôtel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort, Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel or Hotel de Paris will receive a personal 'Monte- Carlo SBM Cercle Card', which entitles the following:
- Free access to the famous Casino de Monte Carlo.
- Free access to the daily shuttle service for transportation within the Resort.
- 50% discount on fees at the Monte Carlo Golf Club and Country Club (Tennis Club).
- *Free access to the Beach Club (including sunlounger and towel).
- *Free access to the aqua-fitness area at the seawater spa 'Les Thermes Marins de Monte Carlo'.
Villa of Celebrities and Gardens TourDrive through exclusive St Jean Cap Ferrat with stops to enjoy the panoramic views. This includes a property owned by Baroness Rothschild, wife of the wealthy Russian banker, that is now open to public visits.
Duration: 4 hours. Departs: Mon, Wed & Fri except 1 May, Christmas & New Years Day
Adults from £79.
Eze, Monaco and Monte CarloVisit Eze the old medieval village and enjoy guided tours of the perfume factory. Then visit the cathedral, the famous Prince's Palace and Princess Grace memorial in Monte Carlo. Finally discover the old Casino and the famous Hôtel de Paris, the beautiful gardens and deluxe boutiques.
Duration: 4 hours. Departs: daily except 1 May, Monaco Grand Prix dates, Christmas & New Years Day.
Adults from £64.
Nice City TourCapital of the Queen Riviera, discover the Promenade des Anglais, the old town with the flower market and castle park overlooking the Baie des Anges. Visit Cimiez Hill with its monastery and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Free time for shopping.
Duration: 3 hours. Departs: daily except 1 May, Christmas and New Years Day
Adults from £61.