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rlkubi
March 2nd, 2011, 05:03 PM
Are there any tour guides in Monte Carlo? Are tour guides needed? Could we just do it on our own?

lucyintheskywithdiamonds
March 8th, 2011, 04:36 PM
try this site http://www.visitmonaco.com/us hope it helps. i found out that some things are free like the beach and the japanese gardens, & changing of the guards at the palace right before noon.here's the site for free brochures: http://www.visitmonaco.com/us/Brochures/Brochures
they also have a tourist train that's inexpensive. have fun!:)

aohkay
March 9th, 2011, 05:56 PM
We used the hop on, hop off bus for Monaco and did the complete loop twice, getting on and off.

We saw the changing of the guard at the palace. There are some great little shops both up by the palace and then on the main strip.

IMO, this is one port that you can do on your own.

kazu
March 10th, 2011, 07:27 AM
We used a private guide - Sylvie - highly recommended on these boards and now by Rick Steves. there is so much to see in the French Riviera besides Monaco.

she was fabulous. we have booked her again this year for St. Tropez.

By far our most favourite guide last year and probably one of our faves of all time.

here is a link to her web page & her email in case you are interested.

NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS: DiCristoSylvie@Gmail.com (wlmailhtml:{94E85560-37DF-4127-8E9B-57B9730D71EA}mid://00000020/!x-usc:mailto:DiCristoSylvie@Gmail.com)
NEW WEBSITE: www.FrenchRivieraGuides.net (wlmailhtml:{94E85560-37DF-4127-8E9B-57B9730D71EA}mid://00000020/!x-usc:http://www.frenchrivieraguides.net/)


have a great cruise :)

jbad
March 22nd, 2011, 05:46 PM
We used the hop on, hop off bus for Monaco and did the complete loop twice, getting on and off.

We saw the changing of the guard at the palace. There are some great little shops both up by the palace and then on the main strip.

IMO, this is one port that you can do on your own.


Can you give more information about the HOHO bus? Where do you pick it up? How much was it? etc. We are considering this as well for our port day in Monaco.

BiggiB
March 22nd, 2011, 07:49 PM
Hello - I copied this text from the VisitMonaco website. The program is called Monaco Grand Tour "get-on/get-off" bus (visitmonaco.com/en/News/Enchante-moi-Monaco/)
It stops right in front of the cruise ship pier and runs in regular intervals.

COPY:
Get On or Off the Monaco Grand Tour Bus as You Please

Go and discover the Principality of Monaco and make the most of the magnificent viewpoints.
All the secrets of the Rock of Monaco, Fontvieille and Monte Carlo will be revealed to you, thanks to commentaries in your language through individual, single-use earphones.

Your “Pass,” which is valid for 1 or 2 days, allows you to get on and off the bus as you please at each of the 12 stops, so you can discover the many places of interest along our circuit – the Princely Palace, the Casino, museums …

Approximate duration of the tour without stops: 1 hour. This time can vary according to traffic conditions.

Prices:
1-day pass: 17€
2-day pass: 20€
Senior Citizens/Students 1-day pass: 15€
Children (from 4 to 11 years accompanied by an adult): 7€
Special “last tour” price, non-cumulable reduction: 10 €