Since October 2010, it has been possible to discover the Principality in an open-top bus - 12 stops, get on and off as you please (including the Place du Casino, Place du Palais, the new sea wall for cruise ships, the boat-bus stop and beaches). A pass, valid for one or two days, can be bought directly from the driver. Between stops, you can visit Monaco at your leisure before taking the next bus (frequency: 30 minutes in the low season, 15 minutes from April to October).
The audio-guided visit is in seven languages, and lasts about an hour on a non-stop ride. The pass entitles the holder to travel on the bus-boat, and even gives discounts at some museums (the NMNM and the Oceanographic Museum).
A very pleasant way to discover the Principality in a relaxed way and another reason to leave the car in the car park.
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