Leaving Villefranche, drive along the Low Corniche road which hugs the terrific rocky coast line to the unforgettable Principality of Monaco.
Visit the old city of Monaco, with the palace of the Prince and the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace got married. Enjoy the changing of the guards at noon. Drive one lap of the world famous Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit to reach Monte-Carlo and the famous Casino, the Golden Square, the very nice Hotel de Paris and hotel Hermitage. Feel this luxury and chic atmosphere before going on to La Turbie.
From the village of La Turbie, you will enjoy a stunning view of the Principality of Monaco (picture stop).
Eze : Visit this typical medieval village made up of narrow lanes and stone buildings. Eze clings to the cliffs over 1200 feet (400 meters) above the sea. Walk to the top of the hill where a garden setting view point overlooks the sea.
Then drive to the city of Nice along the "Promenade des Anglais" and its popular beach to end up in the old town of Nice built from the 13th century, free time to enjoy the flower market square.
Drive back to your cruise ship.
Note that the Grand Casino of Monte-Carlo requires a passport or ID for entry (minimum 18 yo). The casino offers several rooms : the slot machines room entrance is free of charges and others require a 10€ entrance fee and a decent and respectful dressing (dress for ladies and tie and jacket for men; same dress code in all rooms after 8pm).
The other casino on the square, "Casino Café de Paris", is casual and entrance free.
Notes on museums - In France (not in Monaco) all the museums are closed on tuesday. Entrance is free the first sunday of every month.
Free soft drinks