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We went to nice got the bus into monte carlo+monaco 2euro return and walked the f1 circuit back to nice in 4 hours.
When you get off the ship you can hire a ferrari to do the track, either 45 euros as a passenger or 85 euros if you drive yourself!
When did you go to Monaco. I am a huge F1 fan, even if it isn't ferrari I support but would love the opportunity to drive a Ferrari. When did you do this and could 2 of you go in the Ferrari as my wife would love this as well!! I hope they still offer this in April 09 when we go to Monaco!
I have only been in July but I imagine the Ferraris will be there as long as there are tourists. There are two booking/boarding points, one at Virage Antony Noges, i.e. the start of the pits straight and the other at the swimming pool. I suspect the one at the pool will be quieter but may not be in operation in April. This summer they had a fleet of 4 convertibles, an F355 (which was new in 2005 and is now a bit tired) and 3 F360 or F430s, can't remember which, I ended up in the 355. Unfortunately if you are driving, you are accompanied by a staff member (to tell you where to go and ensure you don't disappear with it I imagine!). Only 2 seats so you and your wife will have to go separately. Watch your timing as they stop for rush hours as the traffic gets ridiculous especially along the pit straight and up at Casino Square.
There isn't a tour as such, but as mentioned below you can do the Ferrari ride/drive, remember your licence if you intend to drive. You can walk the circuit in about 45/60 minutes but you would want to stop and take pics perhaps. There are F1 shops at the exit of the tunnel and up at the palace selling authentic F1 merchandise (expensive) and Monaco GP merchandise/souvenirs (less expensive). There is a "petit train" which leaves from the Oceanarium near the Palace and goes round the circuit (more or less) and is cheap. If you are car minded a visit to the Prince's classic car collection (in Fontveille area) is a good idea; it's a good collection of classic cars, including an F1 Ferrari and posters for all the Monaco GPs + other F1 stuff, plus it's air-conditioned, cheap to get in, (a few euros) and usually deserted.
It's a fair distance on the train from Cannes to Monaco (about an hour?) but perfectly feasible to do yourself. If you dock in Villefranche or Nice take the #100 bus, it's a lovely drive along the coast road.
Many thanks for the prompt replies - I will be travelling with my 82yo father, both of us are keen F1 fans and dad is a classic car buff - so he should enjoy this stop over - he may be a bit too old (and not in best of health) to drive the Ferrari - but as a Maclaren supporter I wouldn't let him anyway :o)
Hi, We went on the NCL Jade this August and did the Med cruise. Both myself and husband are F1 fans but on our boat there wasn't a particular "F1" trip. We got off at Villefranche and took the train (15 mins max) to Monte Carle and walked the entire circuit! you can get taxi tours from any where around the place but we opted for the walk - but beware there are some steep hills!!! It was really lovely though looking around - we even saw a Ferrari experience where your driven around the track in a Ferrari!!
Hi.just back from monty carlo on two week med cruise. we docked in villefranche. made our way up hill to local bus stop for trip to monaco takes about 40 minuites. very easy cost 2euro.50.return. walked the race track then onto. monte carlo. by foot. some hills up to the main square not too far. where we found main casino.and also famous hotel .du paris. nice place to visit...... but be warned if you fancy a pint of larger in the square. my friend paid 53.euros for three pints. thats about 40.pound. we did not try the coffee ... one last thing .last time visited we docked in neice which is further from monaco...best of luck you will enjoy...we arrived back 18th november ..T and P wales..