Monte Carlo City Breaks
A by-word for wealth, glamour and sophistication, Monte Carlo is the perfect combination of city break and sunshine getaway. Mix with royalty at the Palais Princier, live the high life at the Monaco Grand Prix, or have a flutter at the famous Casino for a truly stylish break.
Royal Palace Tours - The Royal Palace of Monaco is a private residence, but the Grand Apartments are open daily through most of the year.
Jardin Exotique - Acclaimed gardens with over 6,000 varieties of desert plants and cacti plus stunning views over the principality make this worth a visit.Read more
Monte Carlo Casino - No visit to Monaco is complete without seeing the famous Casino
Monaco Harbour - Catch a glimpse of multi-millionaire luxury yachts as your wander around the harbour.
Sit and have a drink at Café de Paris, located on the Casino Square, where you can peoplewatch and admire the expensive cars that cruise by.
Stroll around the beautiful Princess Grace Rose Garden, smell the flowers and unwind in the peace and quiet.Read more
Relax and soak up the sun on Monaco's Larvotto Beach, or try out La Note Bleue bar and restaurant, which has live jazz music in a relaxed and chilled ambience with free access to the beach.
Spend a contemplative moment inside the white La Turbie stone Cathedral of Monte Carlo, where you can see the tomb of Princess Grace.
Food & Drink
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.
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Passport to Monte Carlo
Provided by Monaco Tourist Authority. This gives Cresta customers exclusive benefits when travelling to Monte Carlo on a minimum 2 - night stay when booking flights and accommodation.
Free return helicopter transfers from Nice airport to Monte Carlo based on arrivals from 01 Nov 12 – 31 Mar 13 & 01 Nov – 31 Dec 13 excluding 25 Dec, 01 Jan & 23-26 May (Monaco GP).
Free one-way helicopter transfers from Monte Carlo helipad to Nice airport based on arrivals from 01 Apr – 31 Oct 13.
Free admission to museums and tourist attractions which 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 MONTE CARLO S.B.M CERCLE CARD Cresta customers who stay at Hôtel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort, Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel or Hotel de Paris 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’.
* For guests staying at the Hôtel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel and Hôtel de Paris only.
Villa of Celebrities and Gardens Tour
Drive through St Jean Ferrat along the French Riviera Beverly Hills with stops to see the famous villas ad splendid gardens.
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.
Adults from £79.
Eze, Monaco and Monte Carlo
Visit Eze the old medieval village and enjoy guided tours of the perfume factory. Then visit the cathedral, the famous Prince's Palace and Precess 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 Christmas & New Years Day.
Adults from £64.
Nice City Tour
Capital and Queen Riviera, discover the Promenade des Anglais, the old town with the flower market and castle park overlooking the Bay of Angels. Also enjoy a guided tour of the candy factory, Russian orthodox cathedral and have free time to explore the huge range of shops.
Duration: 3 hours. Departs: daily.
Adults from £61.