Monaco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Soak in the atmosphere of the French Rivera by taking a stroll around the Port Monaco promenade to admire its luxury yachts. Discover Monaco's old town (Monaco Ville) and the Prince's Palace of Monaco. Visit the Cathedral of Monaco, built in 1875 and home to the graves of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III.
See the Itinerary section below for a list of all stops.
- Hop-on hop-off tour
- Audio commentary
- Entry/Admission - Hop On Hop-off Bus
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Whenever we visit a new city if the Bus is available we take it. It helps you get your bearings in a new place. Commentary is good. We always go round once then decide where we’d like to get off.
We have used hobo buses in every city they are available and have been happy with the experience. However in Monaco we were one of two cruise ships in port which of course put a strain on the system. The first problem was trying to find the stops. We finally saw a bus and walked the route until we found it. Not thinking about the geography of the city (on the rocky coast), we rode around in the tunnels and then on streets that were lined on one side by trees and bushes and walls on the other. As we got to the places we wanted to see the bus was full and there were at least two busfull of people waiting to get on. My husband and I decided we would not get off as we did not want to miss getting back to our cruise ship. So all in all we missed many attractions. Now i realize that it was more busy with two ships in port, however there should have been many more buses. This is one city we will not use hobo in again.
This tour and the visit to Casino was the highlight of the short day we had in Monaco on Sept. 1. We were able to see everything worth seeing there from top deck ( incl. changing of the guards in front of the Palace) without having to walk around town in hot weather. We hopped on board at Casino stop where most of the passengers hop off, one bus was full but the next came 15 minutes later. We purchased the voucher online in advance and had no problems exchanging it for tickets. Great experience!
The bus service was excellent but the ENGLISH Audio was a lot to be desired. The broken sentences made it difficult at times to identify the areas being described.
We really enjoyed the bus for ease of seeing the entire area...which is not large but lots of hills and from a higher vantage point it much better. It was extrememly hot when we were there and so up top was a hot ride...but much better views! The a/c is there was any was overwhelmed by the heat and so many people...as the day went on it was more difficult to get on the bus, many stops he would not allow any more people on....so be time conscience! if you have a time deadline
I love to take this tour when I'm in Monaco. It's a comprehensive and quick way to see the city highlights.
The driver talked loudly and constantly (and I mean all the time without stopping) on his cellphone. We were seated near the front of the bus and thus had a very difficult time hearing the recorded narration over the driver's loud cellphone conversation. Also while stopped at various pick up points for a red light, he would not let people on the bus, even though he had to wait for the light to change green. He would wag his finger at the frustrated potential riders.
Unfortunately the drivers would not stop at the designated stops. The lines were long and we had to wait for several buses and sometimes hours before we could Hop on. Which made it hard to Hop Off knowing you might not be able to ever hop on again. Travel and vacations are expensive and having unreliable transportation is a waste of my time and money and everyone elses.
Good, quick tour in a beautiful city. Just a tip for those arriving at the SNCF train station: exit the station and walk to your left past the buses and toward the casino. Its a pleasant 10 minutes walk, and you get to take in one of the routes sites without waiting for the bus. The bus does pickup across from Cafe de Paris. Hope this helps, it was confusing to find stop 6, its not right at the train station unfortunately.
Best way to see Monaco with crowds everywhere, and the only reasonably priced thing there! The bus comes right to the dock, and it was good to have a voucher in hand and not worry about finding cash.