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Hercules Port (Port d'Hercule) Tours and Activities

Hercules Port (Port d'Hercule)
The glamorous principality of Monaco is one of the highlights of the French Riviera and a hugely popular cruise destination, welcoming some of Europe’s biggest cruise lines. Arriving at Hercules Port (Port d'Hercule) is an experience in itself, as you dock beneath the dramatic Rock of Monaco, gazing out across the glittering Mediterranean. 

The Basics
Monaco’s small size makes it easy to explore in a day, and all the top attractions are located close to the port. Be sure to visit the magnificent Prince’s Palace, the iconic Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco Cathedral, and the Japanese Gardens, then take a drive around the famous Formula One circuit, where the Monaco Grand Prix is held each spring. 

While in port, many cruise visitors opt for a half- or full-day shore excursion combining the highlights of Monaco with attractions along the French Riviera. Over the French border, the markets and beaches of Nice and the hilltop towns of Èze and La Turbie are all within easy reach, while a longer day trip could take in Antibes, Cannes, and the Provençal town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most shore excursions include port pickup and drop-off. 
  • Half-day tours typically last around four hours, while full-day tours can last up to nine hours.
  • Wear comfortable shoes if you plan on walking Monaco’s steep hills, and look for the many public elevators and moving walkways that make getting around much easier.
  • For a more flexible or personalized experience, opt for a small-group or private tour. 

How to Get to Monaco from the Hercules Port (Port d'Hercule)
Cruise ships dock at Port Hercules (Port d'Hercule), from which it’s a short but steep walk uphill into the Old Town (Monaco-Ville). If you prefer not to walk, consider joining a tour with pickup from your terminal. Alternatively, taxi ranks are located at the port, and water taxis (bateau bus) cross the harbor between the cruise ship terminal and Quai Kennedy. 

Port Information
The official language of Monaco is French, but English is also widely spoken, as well as Italian and Spanish. The local currency is the Euro and most shops and restaurants also accept credit cards.
Address: 6 Quai Antoine 1er, Monte-Carlo 98011, Monaco
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7 Tours and Activities to Experience Hercules Port (Port d'Hercule)

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Secret Monaco : Hidden Gems, Art & Monumental Trees

Secret Monaco : Hidden Gems, Art & Monumental Trees

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If it’s your first time in Monaco, you won’t want to miss top attractions such as Monte Carlo Casino and the Prince’s Palace. This tour covers all the highlights, but it also reveals Monaco’s many hidden gems, taking you to places that the big tour buses miss. Admire little-known architectural wonders, stroll around landscaped parks, visit spectacular viewpoints, and seek out unique sculptures and street art.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, and Nice Private Shore Tour

Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, and Nice Private Shore Tour

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See main highlights from Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, and Nice on this private, 5-hour shore excursion tour. Because this is a private tour, you’ll be able to customize your itinerary to your liking and interests. Some sights you can catch a glimpse of during this tour include the Nice Catherdal, the Monte Carlo Casino, and the Grand Pris Formula One racetrack. You can even opt to privately tour the Fragonard perfume factory, too.
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  • 6 hours
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Maxi-van Shore Excursion for large groups

Maxi-van Shore Excursion for large groups

Discover the French Riviera with your group on a private sightseeing tour from Cannes. Perfect for larger groups, the tour is an opportunity to enjoy an adventure with up to 15 of your favorite people, without getting split. Choose an itinerary that suits your interests. Explore coastal cities, such as Monte Carlo, discover inland gems, including Saint Paul, or do a combination of the two.
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  • 8 hours
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Monaco Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Saint-Paul-De-Vence, Antibes and Cannes

Monaco Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Saint-Paul-De-Vence, Antibes and Cannes

Make the most of your time in Port with a shore excursion to the stunning hilltop village of Eze and the glamorous principality of Monaco. Your private guide meets you at the port in Cannes for a full day exploring the French Riviera. See gorgeous sea views from La Turbie, and then see one of France’s famous perfume factories on a tour of The Fragonard Headquarters in Eze. Next, stop in Monaco to experience the glitz and glamour up close.
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  • 8 hours
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Monaco Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Nice and Eze with Wine Tasting

Monaco Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Nice and Eze with Wine Tasting

Make the most of your time in port with a private, five-hour tour of Nice and the French Riviera with a stop for wine tasting in the Bellet Vineyards. Meet your guide at Monaco Port and visit the medieval hill-tip village of Eze with panoramic vies of the Côte d'Azur. Explore Nice’s Old Town with a visit to the colorful Cours Saleya flower market and wander through the winding streets filled with cafes and boutiques. Avoid tourist traps and the hassles of navigating with a dedicated local guide and driver.
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Monaco Private Walking Tour

Monaco Private Walking Tour

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What makes this private tour unique are small groups with a dedicate guide tour guide pay personal attention to the needs of your group. Also, during 2H30 hours we visit more than 10 spots.
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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Nice, Eze, Monte-Carlo

Villefranche Shore Excursion: Nice, Eze, Monte-Carlo

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Discover two French Riviera cities in one day on this full-day shore excursion from Villefranche and travel in style with a private guide and vehicle. Explore the historic Old Town of Nice, take a tour of the Fragonard Perfume Factory in Eze, then cross the border to visit Monaco and Monte Carlo. Your itinerary can be customized to your preferences.
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  • 8 hours
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