This was by far our most expensive trip for 4 adults - even though we had an under 18yr old. We even got a small drive around Cannes included. This was a tender port, so if you are not on a ship excursion you will have to que for a tender ticket. We were looking forward to this trip due to the Grand Prix circuit. We were not disappointed. The coach driver even did a start from pole position on the marked out grid! Monte Carlo was beautiful, full of rich people, every car was a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martins etc wow! We could only dream. To go into the casino there is a dress code after 12midday and you have to pay to visit the casino museum. We found out later that you can use the toilets in the foyer. The only public toilets were shut. We made our way to McDonalds to get cheap food and use the toilet.
It was fantastic walking around the Grand Prix course and as a fan found it very interesting and nice to be able to put what you see on TV into reality. Even if you are not a Grand Prix fan there is lots to see. It is very hilly and lots of steep walking. We went back on the bus to the Monaco principality which in contrast to the noisy cars around Monte Carlo was very peaceful. We were shown the palaces of the Princesses and the main palace. On the hour every hour there is a change in guard - at midday it is a bigger and longer event, it is not quite the same as the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace but it was great to see. We were also taken to the church were Princess Grace is buried and spent time looking around. Our tour guide gave a detailed account of the royal family and some of the controversy that surrounds them. The trip was exhausting but well worth it - even if a little expensive, but there was only one option of trips if you wanted to visit Monaco.
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