Monaco Grand Prix

Mercure Hotel Nice

City View Queen with Balcony





  • The 76th Monaco Grand Prix May 27, 2018
  • Accommodations at the Mercure Nice Promenade
  • May 25 - 28, 2018
  • City view with Balcony
  • Breakfast daily
  • Track transfers on Sat/Sun
  • Welcome dinner
  • GPT tour gift package
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Taxes/Service
  • F1 Tours and race itinerary
  • Monte Carlo Restaurant guide


Monaco Grand Prix


When William Grover Williams won the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929 the track followed much the same streets as it does today. The track is not as dusty as the 1930`s and the surface infinitely better. It is much safer with barriers keeping the cars contained on the track rather than in the port or wrapped around a palm tree or historic building. The Swimming Pool has created a fabulous series of corners and the Rascasse section helps entry into the modern pit area and also replaces the Gasworks Hairpin of old. Gone is the railway station to a modern underground location, replaced by the deluxe Fairmont Hotel which still has its hairpin plus a long tunnel underneath the hotel

Since the inaugural Grand Prix the cars have changed the most, with the French Bugatti`s giving way to the golden era of the Silver Arrows that dominated until 1937. The front engine cars of the 1940`s and 50`s ruled the roost until the rear engine gained the upper hand and brought in commercialism by way of sponsorship in the late 1960`s. Gone are the Counts, Marques, Barons, Lords, Viscounts and Princes who were the only drivers able to afford a race seat after WW11, replaced by paid drivers with the ability to raise sponsorship.
The late 60`s and 70`s brought high wings which kept growing smaller until the discovery of underbody aerodynamics that by the 80`s produced so much downforce that cars would porpoise along the straights. Composite cars became the vogue when NASA developments showed the way new composite materials can be used. A phase of active suspension, automatic gearboxes and antilock brakes, plus clever innovations that produced high down force! All gone, banned. Now we have hybrid F1 cars which apart from the lack of multi cylinder engine noise are the highest level of technical achievement. Today`s F1 cars have developed into incredible technical masterpieces, with engineering supported by major auto manufacturers

It is not as if the Principality has not changed, much of the land in Fontville was reclaimed from the ocean in 1970 and condominiums, harbors, a soccer stadium, hotels, the Heliport, and Princes Auto Collection have replaced the Med. New hotels have increased the rooms available

Grand Prix Tours has operated tours to the Monaco Grand Prix for over 33 years and have experienced all the problems you can have. You can look on a map that shows a grandstand within easy reach - because of road closures it will take you 50 minutes to get there by foot, unless you know about the tunnels that will shorten your walk to a few minutes. All the GP Tours staff has experienced the Monaco Grand Prix over 25 times. They know how to get to the Old Town in a few minutes, or the Casino by boat and elevator in five minutes flat.

Mercure Hotel Nice

This 4 star hotel is located in the heart of Nice, facing the sea on the famous Promenade Des Anglais and just a stone`s throw away from the beach. Take a stroll to the Massena pedestrian district, Old Nice, the flower market and restaurant area. All rooms have balconies with your choice of garden or sea view

Room with queen-size bed and balcony overlooking the city
Non-smoking room with queen-size bed and duvet, free WIFI, LCD TV, individual safe, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathroom with tub or shower. Air conditioning and double glazing.

Room with queen-size bed and balcony overlooking the sea
Non-smoking room with queen-size bed and duvet, free WIFI, LCD TV, individual safe, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathroom with tub or shower. Air conditioning and double glazing.

Classic Room with twin beds and patio view
You`ll love our comfortable rooms with contemporary decor, featuring high-quality twin beds, tea and coffee making facilities, bathroom with bathtub and free WIFI access.




Nice


Relics of Nice date back over two hundred thousand years and between it`s early beginnings and today it has been conquered by many different counties, the Romans, Saracens, Greeks, Italians, just to name a few. However, modern Nice is a beautiful city; it is a wonderful place to visit, warm and clear, a myriad of fabulous restaurants, and the easy to get around tram system. Your hotels, the Mercure Hotel and the Hyatt Mediterranee, are on the Promenard des Anglais (Promenade of the English) a walkway built around 1830 along the Bay of Angels to attract tourists.

The area behind the Promenard des Anglais is mostly traffic free and has become an eating paradise. Miles of restaurants that will serve just about any cuisine you could possibly think of and some of the best French food in the world. There is a great pride of offering fresh food prepared in-house, exclusive dishes offered by the restaurant with many of the ingredients a closely kept secret and a recipe that only the chef knows. Eat el Fresco or in a quiet corner as you have so many choices. Wander to the flower market which doubles as a restaurant area in the evening. Walk away from the market to the old town where you can hardly get a car through the streets, maybe you remember the John Frankenheimer movie, Ronin starring Robert De Niro racing through the narrow Streets of Old Nice.

Just a few miles away is Monaco, but this is one of the most beautiful trips you will ever make. Villefranche sur Mer is one of the most charming villages on the French Riviera. Then St Jean Cap Ferrat famous for the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild museum. Current famous residents include Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in Villa Maryland and theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat residents have included: Kings, Princes, Baroness, Film Stars, Statesmen and many more famous people. A little closer to Monaco is the village of Èze a well-known touristic town on the French Riviera - you may remember the movie Bucket List where two terminally ill old men played by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman had their wish list lunch in Eze, with the panoramic Mediterranean Sea and mountain views as a back drop.

Friday, May 25:

Upon your arrival into Nice Airport (NCE), make your way to the Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais Hotel in the delightful city of Nice. If you are holding a grandstand ticket for Saturday or Sunday take the train to Monaco and visit the pits today! Tonight, please join us for our welcome dinner and get to know your fellow race enthusiasts!

Saturday, May 26:

Take our morning transfer to Monaco, or take the train at your leisure to watch final Formula One practice and qualifying sessions. The motorcoach will return to the hotel in the early evening

Sunday, May 27:

Take our morning transfer to Monaco or take the train at your leisure for the 76th Running of the Grand Prix de Monaco. The motorcoach will return back to the hotel 90 minutes after the conclusion of the race. Spend the evening at your leisure.

Monday, May 28:

After breakfast, make your way to Nice Airport (NCE) for your return flight home or continue your vacation in Europe.

Travel Times

Nice Airport to Hotels in Monaco: 45 min

Nice Airport to Hotels in Nice: 15 min

Nice to Monaco: 30 min

Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions.

Transfer Options

Helicopter transfers from Nice Airport to Monaco can be arranged from approximately $300 per person each way (depending on day of arrival). Please call our office for details at 800.400.1998 or email us at reservations@gptours.com.

Welcome Dinner

On Friday evening, join us for a fabulous dinner in the wonderful town of Eze. This restaurant serves up vibe....it is unique, playful, beautiful and romantic! The interior is spectacular…. think Alice in Wonderland" meets the "Secret Garden". The food is excellent, think outside the box and be ready for something completely different! Enjoy dinner and drinks in the company of new friends!

The restaurant is in Eze Village located just outside of Monaco. Known throughout the Cote d`Azur for it has hundreds of fresh flowers decorating the greenhouse style dining room. Magnificent decorations which surround you with flowers, exotic trees, and orchids that hangs just above your head, a cluster of grapes.

Dinner at the gourmet restaurant in Eze have already delighted dozens of Hollywood stars, crowned heads of state, plus a Formula 1 driver or two impressing their latest squeeze during Grand Prix week. The menu is famous for its risotto parmesan, suckling pig, and succulent braised veal. Enjoy local wines and liquors from Provence and afterwards the delicious chocolate mousse of the house.

This will be an evening you will remember for years, we do.

The above events are included in tour price.

Amber Lounge $495.00

The world`s most glamorous Grand Prix destination, together with the world`s most sought after `After Party`, Amber Lounge Monaco - the party haven for F1 stars, royalty and celebrities the world over.

Amber Lounge is the original and world`s most exclusive Grand Prix after party that follows the F1 series around the globe. This is where the international jet-set, royalty, film stars and the Formula One fraternity enjoy exquisite cuisine, elegant fashion shows, breath-taking live performances by iconic artists and electrifying DJ sets. For over a decade, Amber Lounge has affirmed its reputation as the hottest party during the GP weekend!

Amber Lounge Monaco 2018 will unite VIP race viewing and celebrity yachts, a one-of-a-kind F1 Driver Fashion Show, Fine Dining, Live Charity Auction, and 3 nights of wild After Parties with unforgettable live entertainment..

Amber Lounge Monaco Dates: May 25, 25 & 27 Venue: Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel, 22 Avenue Princess Grace, 98000 Monaco

Access: Friday U*NITE including cocktails, fashion show, charity auction, fine dining, live performances and a shared table at the club from 900 EUR - all with unlimited bottle service and Individual Passes after 11.30pm from 350 EUR per person*

Call (1 800 400 1998) for pricing as prices are in the currency of country of the grand prix and fluctuate.

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $2,995.00
Single Use Supplement: $1,095.00
Extra Night Per Room: $365.00

Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.

Hotel Room Types


City View Queen max 2 person(s)
City View Single max 1 person(s)
Twin beds max 2 person(s)

Newsletter

Thursday 1-Day
*Grandstand T [+]   $125.00
*Grandstand K [+]   $125.00
*Yacht Viewing [+]   $1,185.00
*Caravelles Rooftop [+]   $595.00
*Cafe Grand Prix [+]   $445.00
Saturday 1-Day
*Platinum Terrace [+]   $1,095.00
*Trackside (Fairmont) [+]   $945.00
*Grandstand K [+]   $375.00
*Cafe De Paris [+]   $545.00
*Grandstand T [+]   $375.00
*Yacht Viewing [+]   $1,725.00
*Ermanno [+]   $1,050.00
Saturday/Sunday 2-Day
*Yacht Viewing [+]   $4,275.00
*Caravelles Rooftop [+]   $4,095.00
*Ermanno Terrace [+]   $3,495.00
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $6,400.00
All Weekend 3-Day
*Ferrari F1 Club [+]   $9,000.00
Sunday 1-Day Tickets
*Platinum Terrace [+]   $2,195.00
*Trackside (Fairmont) [+]   $2,145.00
*Grandstand K [+]   $795.00
*Grandstand T [+]   $795.00
*Yacht Viewing [+]   $3,775.00
*Caravelles Rooftop [+]   $3,350.00
*Ermanno Terrace [+]   $2,875.00

* indicates ticket is on request
Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice. Additional options that are not listed here may be available. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.