A Tour of Magical Monte Carlo

A Tour of Magical Monte Carlo

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      Savona, Italy
      8 Hours
      Moderate
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
      From (USD)
      $ 733
      • Palace du Prince: View the former Genoese fortress that's served as the residence of the ruling Grimaldi family for more than 700 years.
      • Casino de Monte Carlo: Stroll through Monaco's iconic casino, immortalized on film and as glamorous and decadent as you imagined. Everyone should see this place once.
      • Cafe de Paris: While you're exploring on your own, why not grab a cappucino at this magnificent Belle Epoque cafe – perhaps on a terrace overlooking the casino and Hotel de Paris.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to the Tourist Information Desk on the Savona Pier and look for your GoBe Rep with a displayed sign.

      Helpful hints

      In order for this tour to operate, a minimum of 6 travelers is required, per departure. In the event this minimum isn’t met, we will advise you in advance of your tour departure so that we can assist you with choosing another exciting GoBe tour option

      Some shops are closed from 1-3 pm and all day on Sundays. Viva la siesta. The sun is very strong, be sure you are well protected. A small backpack may be useful for all your purchases.

      Getting around

      Expect a moderate amount of walking (approx. 1 mile), over cobblestones, hilly streets, with some steps to climb. Tour is not wheelchair accessible. If your mobility is limited, you may not see all the sites fully. Participate at your discretion.

      Activity type

      Scenic, Walking Tour, Family Friendly, Shopping

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-ITA-SAVO-EN-1001

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      It's full of glitz, glamour, and not just a little scandal. Monaco, that tiny principality hugging the Riviera, oozes wealth – from the harbor of ginormous yachts to the palatial hillside villas overlooking the sea.

      Just hearing "Monte Carlo" conjures up images of a tuxedoed James Bond introducing himself at the baccarat table, Princess Grace posing beside her prince in her finest couture frocks, or George Clooney plotting Grand Casino larceny. So seeing Monte Carlo is a bit of a fantasy come true. Its residents are some of the world's wealthiest people, and they act like it. Adopt a Grace-like grace, some Cary Grant thievish charm, and you'll fit right in. (An air of aloof privilege will do in a pinch.)

      Of course, there's no privilege quite like living at the Palace du Prince. It's been home to the Grimaldi family since they captured Monaco in 1297. Sitting atop the Rock of Monaco, this former fortress was completely restored by Prince Rainier III after his accession in 1949. He'd inherited a mess: The country was bankrupt, and his mother –the illegitimate daughter of the Prince of Monaco and a cabaret singer – took a notorious jewel thief as a lover and divorced her husband. But the Prince turned things around, returning the luster to a country tarnished by scandal and neglect. It didn't hurt that he married Hollywood royalty, firmly establishing the second-smallest nation in the world as its premier glamour capital.

      Murder in Monaco

      Helene Pastor was the richest woman in Monaco, matriarch of the most powerful dynastic clan after the Grimaldis, when she was assassinated by a man with a sawed-off shotgun in 2014. Rumors of blackmail and organized crime whirled like a roulette wheel until her son-in-law confessed to ordering the hit, no doubt motivated by the prospect of his wife's $23 billion inheritance. He retracted the confession a week later.

      Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.

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      Savona, Italy
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
      Bring water
      Bring photo ID
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Jeans

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