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See just how incredibly scenic the Principality of Monaco is with a panoramic drive along the Grand Corniche before ascending to the Old City "The Rock". Commence your walking tour passing by the monumental stone Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium, inaugurated in 1910 by Prince Albert I. Continue strolling through the narrow streets, then proceed to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception where Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace Kelly married, and which now contains their tombs. Next, continue on to the Palace Square, which is dominated by the magnificent residence of Prince Albert II. Guests will then enjoy some free time before continuing the descent from the old town. Next, drive on a portion of the circuit of the Grand Prix to Monte Carlo, one of the area's signature attractions. Considered by many to be the highlight of the tour, Monte Carlo's Grand Casino was designed by Charles Garnier, the French architect who built the famed Paris Opera. The casino opened to great fanfare in 1878, and although it has drawn crowds for gaming, it also features amazing architecture, stained glass windows, and allegorical paintings.
Please note: This excursion involves 1/2 mile of walking on level surfaces in Monaco. Interior visits are not included. If guest wish to visit the cathedral, suitable attire is recommended. No exposed shoulders or knees; Shorts and tank tops are not acceptable. The order of visited sights may vary. To reach the Palace du Casino area guests will first walk from the parking area to the elevator and then up the steps to the terrace area. During the day casual attire is permitted for visiting the casino and formal is required at night. To enter the casino, photo ID or a passport is required and and there is an entrance fee of 10 Euros. This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The Grand Casino is only open in the afternoon from 2:00 p.m onwards.
NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.
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