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cruisingsoon 08-02-2009 09:22 AM

The itinerary states: "Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile uphill on cobblestone streets with approx. 75-80 steps...extensive uphill walk to reach the Grand Casino Square in Monte Carlo."

With that said, since "tennis shoes [I imagine sneakers fall under this category] are not permitted," I'm wondering whether sandals are appropriate for such a climb, or whether I should wear my sneakers and carry a pair of "permittable" shoes for entrance into the Casino.

Really don't want to lug extras around if I don't have to, but not looking forward to callouses and bunions at the beginning of my cruise either.

pink845 08-18-2009 09:40 AM

Hi Cruisingsoon,

We did not take any tour in Monte Carlo. We took took the bus - very very convenient there and very very clean. Cost us $1 Euro each way to the casino. Did not have to walk up anything. The casino to enter it - costs $10 euros and you pay to go deeper into each room. For us - not worth the effort. Got pictures from outside. Cobblestone can be nasty on your feet - stay away from sandals - good walking shoes best. Princess was charging 40 euros for tour of casino and quick little drive around similar to what you get on a $1 euro bus.

cruisingsoon 08-19-2009 05:21 AM

Thank you, Pink845, for your response. I'll heed your advice and not wear sandals. We did, however, book an excursion to Nice, Eze and Monaco; so, upon our return, I will comment on whether or not it was worth the cost of the excursion.

Wakewatcher 09-14-2009 02:08 PM

We did the Nice, Eze and Monaco tour when we sailed Navigator. It was worth the cost, very enjoyable and the Guide gave a great narration along the way.

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