9:00 am: Be met in the lobby of your Hotel or at the pier of your boat.
Enjoy a walking tour of Monaco to view the Prince’s palace, the cathedral, Princess Grace's tomb, and to learn more about the history of this mythical city. Afterwards, visit the heart of Monte-Carlo with its Casino and the Hôtel de Paris.
Monaco is situated on the Cote d'Azur, between Cap d'Ail and Menton, only a few kilometers from the Italian Riviera. It is one of those magical, glamorous places of worldwide renown. Monaco is a prosperous, independent sovereign state with its own government. The head of state is His Royal Highness Prince Albert II. Monaco definitely has a privileged location. This tiny capital (nicknamed “the Rock”) is built into the mountainside and spreads down to the shores of the Riviera. 31 hectares have been added to Monaco's surface by building out onto the water. It is sunny almost all year round, and fabulous parks and gardens have been laid out throughout the city.
There are sumptuous boutiques with the latest fashions, palatial luxury hotels, and very chic restaurants. The cultural and sport centers are fitted out to perfection, and everywhere you look, stretch-limousines and Porsches travel along Monte Carlo’s famous twisting streets.
You can visit the Prince's Palace, which was built on the site of a 13th-century Genovese fortress. Admire the splendor of the 16th-century Italian Gallery, the Louis XV lounge, and the 17th-century Palatine Chapel.
Time permitting you could also visit the Oceanographic Museum that was inaugurated by Prince Albert I in 1910. Dedicated to the study of sea sciences, it took 11 years to build the impressive museum that sits on top of an 85-meter cliff. Inside you will discover an amazing collection of marine life, and you will be seduced by the numerous aquariums filled with colorful fish.
Enjoy lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant.
Drive on to the perched, medieval village of Eze that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The fortified castle’s ruins, sitting on a narrow, rocky peak, still crown this ancient village. The untouched magic of the village will enchant you.
The beach in the "baie d'Eze" is easily accessible and is shaded by pine-trees that grow down almost to the water's edge. Perched on the top of an imposing, superb cliff, the village, with its light ochre church, can be seen from afar. To reach the entrance, take the small, rocky path and admire the splendid view of the gardens that surround the Château de la Chèvre d'Or.
Once inside, you will discover a small, charming Provencal village, filled with colorful window boxes and offering a panoramic view of the coastline.
You will be seduced by the marvels of Eze: Small, narrow roads, archways and superbly restored stone houses, shady squares and refreshing ancient fountains. The village is so beautiful; you will think that you have stumbled onto a movie set!
The numerous artisans’ boutiques are hard to resist. Some of them resemble tiny caves dug into the rocky hillside. The streets of this medieval village were witness to its historic past. The two lookout towers at the entrance, the doorway and the gunboat are all listed as historic monuments.
5:00 pm: Return to your hotel.