Stay for a couple of days
The principality has its fair share of alluring sights and tourist attractions, so however short your stay here may be as part of your cruise vacation, you’re bound to find something to pass the time. Take a guided tour of Monte Carlo on the hop-on/hop-off Azur Express train, and delve into 700 years’ worth of rich history with a 30-minute circuit of the principality.
You could also enjoy the splendid local sights, such as the Grand Prix circuit, the Casino Square, and Port Hercule using the circular bus routes. A stone’s throw away from Port Hercule lies the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, which is also accessible from the Place d’Armes, the Saint Martin Garden and Fort Antoine.
After you’ve feasted your eyes on the vibrant coral reefs and looked some of the world’s most astute predators in the eye at the Shark Lagoon, take a stroll through the Japanese Garden, a Zen-inspired replica of all that nature has to offer. Then set off for the Roman-Byzantine architectural jewel which is the Cathedral of Monaco and carry on to the Princely Palace, the Stamp and Coin Museum, the Prince’s Classic Car collection Exhibition, and finally, the Exotic Garden. One of the most famous hotels is the luxury 5 star Hôtel Hermitage, set in a Monaco palace right next to Monte Carlo casino.
There is a large choice of hotels and resorts available within easy reach of the harbour and cruise port facility.