Things to do in Monte Carlo

Discover the city where mega yachts bob idly off the shore and five-star resorts glitter in the shadows of the Alpine mountains.

For such a small city, Monte Carlo packs a lot of extravagance. Fortunately, the shore experiences we offer take in the best of Monaco’s cultural hotspot and beyond, through guided walking tours and coach visits, so you needn't miss a moment in those honeyed Riviera rays.

Monte Carlo shore experiences:

Highlights of Monaco

Take in the best bits of this opulent metropolis with a guided walking tour through the city. Marvel at the palatial beauty of Saint Nicholas Cathedral in the old town of Monaco-Ville, where Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III are buried. Then head to the glitzy Place du Casino, where the infamous Monte Carlo casino and Hotel de Paris are based. 

If you didn’t get enough on land, continue the Monte Carlo casino experience on board.

Formula One - Monte Carlo Grand Prix

Retrace the routes of motoring greats such as Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Räikkönen on the legendary Formula One racetrack. See the famous corners and hairpin bends as the drivers do, then soak up the adrenaline-pumping atmosphere as you make your way along the track.

Riviera Helicopter ride in the skies above Monte Carlo

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view over the most exclusive corner of the Mediterranean with a 20-minute helicopter ride that takes you along the sweeping, yacht-lined bays of Monaco and the quaint hilltop village of Eze.

Firework Festival of Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo hosts an International Fireworks Festival across four dates in July and August. The festival combines music and incredible displays. Pyrotechnic experts from all over the world go head-to-head to create the most spectacular displays across the Monte Carlo.

Nice and Cannes On Your Own

If the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo isn’t quite your cup of tea, strike out with the help of P&O Cruises shore experience to nearby Nice and Cannes – two of the area’s most popular destinations. Stroll along La Croisette in Cannes, which separates the gorgeous platinum beaches from the main town before travelling on to Nice to browse the designer boutiques and chic French eateries.