If your wallet permits it, try your luck in the Grand Casino and gamble alongside the world's richest and often most famous. You'll need your passport to enter as Monégasque citizens are prohibited from gambling at the casino, and the fees for entry range enormously depending on what room you are going to - often from 30€ right up into the hundreds. You can also visit the casino without gambling, but also for a nominal fee. The dress code inside is extremely strict - men are required to wear coats and ties, and casual or 'tennis' shoes are forbidden. The gaming rooms themselves are spectacular, with stained glass, paintings, and sculptures everywhere. There are two other more Americanized casinos in Monte Carlo. Neither of these has an admission fee, and the dress code is more casual.
Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Monaco's streets hosts the best known Formula 1 Grand Prix. It is also one of Europe's premier social highlights of the year. The Automobile Club of Monaco organizes this spectacular Formula 1 race each year. The Grand Prix is 78 laps around 3.34 kilometers of Monte Carlo's most narrow and twisted streets. The main attraction of the Monaco Grand Prix is the proximity of the speeding Formula One cars to the race spectators. The thrill of screaming engines, smoking tires and determined drivers also makes the Monaco Grand Prix one of the most exciting races in the world. There are more than 3,000 seats available for sale on the circuit ranging from 90€ to more than 500€. Monaco residents often rent out their terraces for the event with prices ranging from 8000€ to 140,000€ for the four days. During the off season, it is possible to walk around the circuit. Tourist office maps have the route clearly marked on their maps, although devotees won't need them! For those who can afford it, you can also take a ride around the track in a performance car.
Discover monaco from the sea during this fascinating boat tour! “aquavision” is a catamaran-type boat equipped with two windows in the hull for underwater vision, thus allowing the passengers to explore the natural seabed of the coast in an unusual way. the boat can take up to 120 people per journey. the cost for adults is 11€, while the cost for children and students ages 3-18 is 8€.
Fun tourist trains make daily tours all over monaco. you will visit the monaco port, monte-carlo and its palaces, the famous casino and its gardens, the old town for city hall and finally the royal prince’s palace. commentaries are in english, italian, german and french. this enjoyable tour runs about 30 minutes long and cost is 6€, children under age 5 ride free.
Monte-Carlo Sporting Club.
In the summer time, Monte-Carlo is illuminated with dazzling concerts at the exclusive Monte-Carlo Sporting Club. The club has featured such artist as Natalie Cole, Andrea Bocelli, the Beach Boys, Lionel Richie and Julio Iglesias among others. The club also hosts a small casino which includes basic casino games. With no one under the age of 18, the rate per person is 20€.
While staying in Monaco, you can take a full-day-journey or half-day-journey, whichever you prefer to surrounding areas like France and Italy. Monaco is connected to France by highways so renting a car would be the best way to go. You can also take the “train bleu” or a bus to European cities closer to Monaco including Paris, Nice and Ventimiglia. If you want to travel to farther countries in Europe, do so by plane. Amsterdam, Rome, London, Brussels, Frankfurt and Zurich are less than two hours away by plane.
Yacht charters in Monaco are very popular and there are several companies who can arrange a trip either on a small boat, a bareboat yacht or on a luxury superyacht.
Monaco and the surrounding areas are beautiful and the region and especially the Casino are famous for being a mecca for luxury cars, such as Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys. One very popular activity for visitors to Monaco is to rent a luxury car for a few hours or for a day to enjoy the stunning coastal roads.