Planning a romantic trip to one of the wealthiest parts of Europe?

You’ve come to the right place!

Monaco is unlike anywhere else in the world.

This French Riviera locale is bursting with romantic activities for couples of all ages.

From taking a private helicopter tour to driving a Ferrari along the coast, we’ve discovered the 25 most romantic things to do in Monaco for couples.

1. French Riviera Scenic Helicopter Flight

Reach new heights with your partner on this French Riviera helicopter tour.

On this 7 minute tour that leaves from Monaco, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the French Riviera.

The turquoise blue waters of the Mediterranean are sure to mesmerize.

You can also be on the lookout for some of Monaco’s key attractions.

These include the Monte Carlo Casino and the Monaco Grand Prix race track.

A bird’s eye view of these amazing sites is something you’ll never forget.

Tour details

  • Duration: 8-10 minutes
  • Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, all taxes and fees

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2. Private Motorboat Cruise

Treat your partner to a private romantic motorboat cruise.

Boating is the most popular mode of transportation for Monaco’s wealthy elites.

Live like a local and speed across the Mediterranean on your very own speedboat.

Your private skipper will take care of everything for you, allowing you to take in the sites with your partner.

You will cruise along the French Riviera, stopping by the coastal towns of Beaulieu and Menton.

All tours include snorkelling equipment and refreshments.

Tour details

  • Departure Point: Fontvieille Harbour, Monaco
  • Departure Times: 10:00 am
  • Inclusions: Skipper, soft drinks, beach towels, snorkelling equipment, life jackets

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3. Monaco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Only have a short time in Monaco?

See as much as possible via Monaco’s very own Hop-On Hop-Off Bus.

This convenient tour will take you all around the principality.

There are 12 stops in total and you have the freedom to hop on or off at any stop you wish.

Stops include the Cathedral of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Casino, the Grimaldi Forum, and much more.

Buses are all open-top allowing you to soak up some Monaco sunshine along the way.

This is a romantic idea with a lot of flexibility if you can’t decide where to go!

Tour details

  • Duration: 1-2 days
  • Inclusions: Audio commentary, entry fees, hop-on hop-off bus tour

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4. Best of Monaco & Grand Prix by eBike

Explore Monaco by bike with your partner by your side.

This romantic e-bike tour will take you to Monaco’s best attractions and allow you to get the lay of the land in the area.

You’ll also stop by the famous Grand Prix race track and even get to ride on a portion of it.

Couples can expect to visit Prince Albert and Princess Charlene’s palace, the Old Town, and the casino.

There will also be plenty of stops where you can take photos, so be sure to bring your camera.

All tours include the e-bike and helmet rental.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Departure Point: Gare de Monaco, Place Sainte Dévote, 98000 Monaco
  • Departure Times: 10:30 am
  • Inclusions: E-bike and helmet rental

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5. Monaco Hidden Gems & Secrets

Monaco has plenty of top-notch attractions, which is why people from all over the world flock to the country.

But sometimes it’s nice to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds

This Monaco Hidden Gems & Secrets tour will take you to the sites less famous to tourists.

You will go where the big tour buses can’t reach.

Throughout this 3 hour tour, expect to see magnificent parks, hundreds of sculptures in an open-air museum, and beautiful architecture.

You’ll also learn all about the lesser known history of this European locale.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Departure Point: Place d’Armes, 98000 Monaco
  • Departure Times: 10:00 am
  • Inclusions: Snacks, local guide, entry fees

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6. Monaco by Night

Monaco by night is a whole other world.

This dazzling city lights up in the evening, which makes seeing it after sunset a must for couples. 

Your tour will take you through the Old City and to the iconic Palace.

You’ll then make your way over to Monte Carlo and its famous Casino. 

Exploring the city at night will allow you to experience the glitz and glamour for yourself.

(You’ll quickly learn why Grace Kelly loved it here so much.)

Both private and small group tours are available, depending on your preference.

Tour details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure Times: 6:30 pm
  • Inclusions: Entry fees

Private Tour Small-Group Tour


7. Arts Tour of the French Riviera

For those that don’t know, the French Riviera is an artist’s enclave.

This region of France and Monaco is bursting with incredible art at every turn.

From sculptures to paintings to murals, you can find it all.

On this small group arts tour, you will be taken to three of the most famous art museums in the area.

Discover the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, before visiting the Chagall Museum in Nice.

Finally, you’ll stop at the Matisse Museum, which houses many of the best works of Henri Matisse.

Tour details

  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Departure Times: 1:30 pm or 2:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Professional guide, entry fees, hotel pick up and drop off

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8. Ferrari Sports Car Experience

Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari for a true Monaco experience.

This tour is sure to please all sports car enthusiasts!

On this 30 minute or 1 hour drive, you will get to drive a Ferrari F430 F1 Spider sports car in the French Riviera.

You’ll cruise along some of the most scenic roads in the world, overlooking Monaco and the Mediterranean sea.

Your tour will begin in Monaco, where you can drive along some of the streets of the famous F1 Grand Prix circuit.

Couples have the option of driving themselves or being driven.

Tour details

  • Duration: 30 minutes – 1 hour
  • Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, fuel surcharge, insurance

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9. Old Town (Le Rocher)

The Old Town of Monaco is one of the most romantic spots for a couple to spend the afternoon.

The Old Town is referred to as “Le Rocher” which means “The Rock” in English.

That is because it is located on a rock cliff.

Narrow cobblestone alleyways will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the Middle Ages.

There are a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants in this picturesque neighborhood.

Plus, there are incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea down below.

Be sure to bring your camera, as you’ll want to snap pics for Instagram at every turn.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

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10. Cathédrale de Monaco

The Cathédrale de Monaco is one of the most impressive sites in the entire city.

It is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco.

The facade of the church is stunning in and of itself.

But it is even more breathtaking on the inside.

Parts of the church date back to the 13th century, with domed frescos and stained glass windows throughout.

In addition, several famous people were buried here, including many of the Grimaldis, such as Grace Kelly and Rainier III.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Air conditioned vehicle

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11. Prince’s Palace

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco is sure to please all royal-loving couples on a romantic date.

This palace is the official residence of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco.

It was originally built in the 12th century as a fortress.

But by the 20th century, had become a symbol of the region’s glamour.

Especially after Grace Kelly became a chatelaine of the palace in 1956.

Tours of the palace take you through its many rooms, which are decorated in historic fashion, with lavish tapestries, antique furniture, and ornate gilding.

Details

  • Address: 98015 Monaco
  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

Official Site


12. Fontvieille Port

Fontvieille Port has grown to become one of the most scenic parts of Monaco where you can enjoy a romantic stroll.

This harbour was once a mere stretch of sand.

Today, it has been transformed into a world-class marina and a hub of Monaco.

Walking through the marina and marvelling at its many yachts is an activity in and of itself.

But the area has been developed so that there are also numerous waterfront restaurants and shops nearby.

Go for a walk and finish off your afternoon with a seaside cocktail.

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13. Larvotto Beach

It’s time to hit the beach!

Larvotto Beach is Monaco’s only public beach.

So if you and your beloved want to spend some time in the sunshine, this is the place to go!

The beach is located on the eastern edge of Monaco’s coastline.

It is famous for its crystal clear water.

Rent a kayak, go for a dip, or lay back and sunbathe.

Reminder: be sure to bring a towel and flip flops as the beach is gravel, rather than sand.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Local guide
  • Round-trip transportation

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14. Saint-Martin Gardens

If you’re looking for a relaxing activity, then head to the Saint-Martin Gardens.

This beautiful attraction in Monaco is made up of paths atop the Rock of Monaco.

Not only are the plants and flowers stunning, but there are incredible views of the sea from this spot.

The stone terrace is an exceptionally beautiful spot to be at sunset.

Be on the lookout for the rare Aleppo pine trees and yellow agaves.

Stroll through the gardens or simply find a bench on the terrace and relax.

Details

  • Address: 98000 Monaco
  • Opening hours: Open 24 hours

Official Site


15. Japanese Gardens

Despite Monaco’s small size, there are green spaces all over the region.

The Japanese Gardens is a perfect example.

The gardens lie at the bottom of the mountain, across from the Mediterranean Sea.

Experience a newfound level of tranquility at this picturesque site where couples can be assured a romantic experience.

This is a great spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a minute.

There are numerous ways to see the gardens, including on a private tour or even on the hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Driver/guide
  • Audio commentary
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

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16. Jardin Exotique

A botanical garden on a cliffside? 

Yes, please!

This gorgeous and unique garden is a sight to behold.

Not only will you see trees, flowers, and shrubs you’ve never seen before (as many have been imported from other parts of the world).

But you’ll be treated to simply spectacular views of Monte Carlo and the Mediterranean Sea down below.

There is also a cave on-site for all adventurous couples to explore!

Details

  • Address: 62 Boulevard du Jardin Exotique, 98000 Monaco
  • Opening hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

Official Site


17. Monte Carlo Casino

Channel your inner 007 at the Monte Carlo Casino.

This famous landmark is a must for all couples visiting Monaco.

The legendary casino dates back to 1893, and was created by the same architect who designed the Paris Opera House.

No trip to the casino is complete without a visit to the “gaming rooms,” which are the rooms that inspired the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.

More importantly, this is a great opportunity to see your partner in their finest suit or dress!

Inclusions for most tours

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary
  • Light refreshments
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

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18. Classy Restaurants

Treat your partner to a night out on the town at one of Monaco’s many gourmet restaurants.

The city is brimming with incredible food.

There’s no better idea than spending an intimate night at a dining table.

Enjoy a private chat, have a few fine glasses of wine and marvel at unique local dishes. 

Here are some highly rated Monaco restaurants to take your date:


19. La Note Bleu – Relaxing Beach Restaurant

A  bit different to fine dining, but your partner is sure to love La Note Bleu.

This beachfront restaurant has one of the most prime locations in all of Monaco.

You can dine on gourmet global cuisine while relaxing under a beach umbrella on the sand.

The genius behind La Note Bleu’s impressive food is Chef Laurent PAYA.

The specials change daily so you’ll never grow tired of dining here.

Be sure to make a reservation in advance as it can get busy!

Details

  • Address: 506 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA
  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm Sunday to Thursday; 10:00 am to 12:00 am Friday and Saturday

Official Site


20. Oceanographic Museum of Monaco & Aquarium

Have you and your partner ever been to a museum-aquarium?

Now’s your chance!

The Musée océanographique de Monaco was founded over a century ago but is now open to the public.

In the aquarium, you will walk through a huge lagoon.

Keep your eyes peeled for sharks, turtles, moray eels, and apogon.

In the museum section, you can expect to find hanging skeletons and an unbelievable Cabinet of Curiosities.

Many couples come here for a casual romantic day out.

Details

  • Address: Avenue Saint-Martin, 98000 Monaco
  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

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21. Grimaldi Forum

The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco is one of the premier event sites in the world.

It is home to Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.

However, it also acts as a conference and congress center throughout the year.

Find out what’s playing while you’re in town and perhaps book a ticket to a show.

The building itself is an architectural marvel, which makes it a must-see in Monaco.

The Grimaldi Forum is open daily so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to set foot inside.

Details

  • Address: 10 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Wednesday to Tuesday; 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Thursday only

Official Site


22. Princess Grace Theater

Take your date to a fun live show!

The Princess Grace Theatre is the main play house in Monaco and was was created in 1981.

It was dedicated to Princess Grace (Grace Kelly).

Today, the president of the theatre is Grace Kelly’s daughter, Princess Stephanie.

The interior of the theatre is magnificent.

Seeing a show at this theatre is a great way for couples to spend an evening!

Typically, plays are performed here, many of which are comedic in nature.

Take a peek at the theatre’s schedule in advance and see if there is anything playing while you’re in town!

Details

  • Address: 12 Avenue d’Ostende, 98000 Monaco
  • Opening hours: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm daily

Official Site


23. Opera de Monte-Carlo

Visit one of the most stunning opera houses in the world!

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo is a magical experience.

It is known by locals as the Salle Garnier, because it was designed by Charles Garnier.

Charles Garnier was the architect who designed the Paris Opera House.

The Opera de Monte-Carlo is located right next to the Casino so you can try your luck there for an extra fun night out.

Operas have been performed here since 1879, making it one of the city’s most historic buildings.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Entry fees
  • Bottled water
  • Round-trip transportation

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24. Ventimiglia

If you and your partner are in Monaco for a few days, why not take a day trip to Ventimiglia?

This northern Italian retreat is home to less than 60,000 people.

Ventimiglia is located further up the coast from Monaco and is a quintessential Italian town.

You can expect cobblestone streets, brightly-coloured houses, and plenty of historic attractions.

First, there are the ancient remains of a Roman theatre that dates back to the 2nd century.

There is also the Church of San Michele Arcangelo and the public library with manuscripts from the 17th century.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Driver/guide
  • Entry fees
  • Air conditioned vehicle

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25. Monaco Vacation Photo Session

Strike a pose with your partner in one of the most beautiful parts of Europe.

You’ll remember your trip to Monaco forever with this romantic photo session.

A professional photographer will take you around the city, showing you the best spots for photos.

You’ll also get to see the most popular sites along the way!

At the end of your private photography session, you’ll come away with a digital gallery of edited photos.

Send the photos to your friends and family, post them on Instagram, or even get them framed!

Inclusions for most sessions

  • Local photographer
  • Private photography ession
  • Online/digital gallery of photos

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As you can probably tell by now, Monaco has no shortage of romantic activities for couples.

From hitting the beach to hitting the casino, couples will never be bored in this European hotspot.

We hope this list has inspired your upcoming trip to Monaco!

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emily
Emily is a freelance writer from Canada and it was during her time studying History that she became interested in travel. Countries I've visited include the United States, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.