Exclusive Monte Carlo, Eze and La Turbie
Departing from the cruise pier in Monte Carlo with your driver / guide and a group of no more than eight, you will drive to the hilltop medieval Village of Eze, approximately 30 minutes away. During the drive, your driver/guide will point out what you are seeing. A stop will be made to take photos of this charming village clinging to the cliffside with its magnificent views overlooking the French Riviera. There will also be approximately 30 minutes for those brave enough to make the climb.
A stop will be made to visit the nearby perfume factory Fragonard, which has been producing scents for more than three generations.
A scenic drive will be taken through the hillside village of La Turbie, with its Trophy of the Alps, and scenic landscape.
Then, drive to the luxurious Principality of Monaco, where you will drive directly to the old town and enjoy an exterior visit to the Royal Prince Palace before walking to the Cathedral, where you will have an interior visit. You will then drive to the Casino Square and make a brief stop for photos of the exterior of the casino and enjoy time to view the gardens. This will be followed with a drive along a portion of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix circuit, as you make your way back to the pier area.
We enjoyed this tour because of the small size and the driver. There was a traffic issue at one point (highway closed until late afternoon) and he took us on a fun, windy detour that allowed us to see things from a higher vantage point. The time in each stop seemed about right with maybe 15-20 minutes needing to be added on to Eze. Since the perfume factory tour was after Eze, and only five minutes away from the pickup point, I'd MUCH rather stayed in Eze for that amount of time. The perfume tour was the only part that I vehemently did NOT enjoy. Others in the group did, however, so... different strokes. The van was at regular car height so the view wasn't the same as from a bus. This made it difficult to look up at places but was a necessary trade-off for the small group of 8. All in all, it was the best tour option for us in this cruise port and we enjoyed the commentary, small group and variety.
Reviewer: Pietraszek Stefania
We had a wonderful tour experience. Our guide was informative and had nice sense of humor. He provided great insights in to the inner workings of Monte Carlo, it's history, government. The guide made appropriate adjustments due to ongoing bad weather. This was much appreciated by our group
It was what we expected. Small group, pleasant and knowledgeable guide, comfortable van. Able to drive in and around to different sights. I would recommend this tour to others.
The charming village in Eze was just that! Charming! I could have spent the whole day wandering around! Our tour guide was awesome = )
Reviewer: Marv Williams
The city of Eze was a beautiful old town with narrow streets and beautiful views. Fun place to shop. Make sure you walk to the top for the best views. Monte-Carlo was also beautiful and the changing of the guard was fun to watch. The casino was also a good place to people watch.