The 2020 Monaco Grand Prix, which was scheduled to take place in May, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. We’re already looking ahead to returning to one of our favourite circuits in 2021 for fast-paced racing and flowing champagne.
The winding, narrow and perilous track here never fails to deliver a race full of drama, and without a doubt, it’s one of our favourite sporting experiences anywhere in the world and definitely one of the best destinations to experience F1.
Nelson Piquet famously described driving around the track here as “like riding a bicycle around your living room”, which should offer some insight into the intricacies of each and every chicane.
A fan's favourite that’s been on the calendar since 1955, the tight corners, sharp turns and elevation changes make the Circuit de Monaco an instant classic, each and every year.
Whether you’re a motorsport fanatic or are simply a discerning traveller with a penchant for the finer things in life, a trip to the French Riviera during the annual F1 weekend really is a bucket list experience.
As experts in luxury travel, there really isn’t anything we can’t arrange for your F1 package holiday to Monaco: private tours, the best seats, yacht hospitality or holiday extensions across the Mediterranean are just some of your options.
Circuit length: 3.337 km
Race length: 260.286 km
Lap record: 1:14.260 (Max Verstappen, Red Bull, 2018)
3 nights from £2,635 per person, based on 2 sharing - Many consider staying in Nice and 'commuting' to Monaco the perfect combination - enjoy the relative calm and tranquillity of spending the evenings in Nice, followed by all the thrills of the Grand Prix in Monaco during the day. The Ellington is an elegant 4-star hotel ideally located in the heart of Nice, 10 minutes’ walk from the Old Town, restaurants, shopping and beaches. 1920's décor features, with warm tones and elegant wrought iron detail. Jazz is celebrated at the hotel’s Duke Bar & Lounge and its patio garden; enjoy soft jazz music and friendly atmosphere during Happy Hour, between 5-8pm daily.
3 nights from £2,995 per person, based on 2 sharing - This charming 5-star hotel is ideally located a short walk from the city’s key attractions. Enjoy excellent Mediterranean cuisine in the hotel’s acclaimed gourmet restaurant Le 3e. An impressive outdoor and indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna and hammam bath are also available to guests.
4 nights from £5,825 per person, based on 2 sharing - There is nowhere better to experience the thrills of the Monaco Grand Prix than in the Fairmont hotel, situated on the famous hairpin of the track. You will be well placed to experience the drama of the whole weekend. In addition, the Fairmont is an ideal location to experience the unique atmosphere of Monte-Carlo at night. Many excellent restaurants and bars are within walking distance of the hotel and are host to special events throughout the Grand Prix weekend.
3 nights from £6,395 per person, based on 2 sharing - This beautiful 5-star hotel enjoys a central location with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Upon arrival, guests receive a Metropole Lifestyle card, which provides exclusive advantages at the designer shopping mall located beneath the hotel. A choice of Michelin-starred restaurants is available: Joel Robuchon Monte Carlo serves fine Mediterranean cuisine and Yoshi is an excellent choice for healthy, contemporary Japanese dishes. Relax at the outdoor pool and terrace, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, and treat yourself to a pampering treatment at Spa Metropole by Givenchy.
Grandstand K offers the best grandstand views - enjoy a view of the inner port section, between the Tabac corner and the first Piscine chicane, with sights of the cars exiting the tunnel and heading towards the first chicane.
For unrivalled race viewing guests of Ermanno Palace may enjoy a panoramic view of the Monaco Grand Prix from a elevated balcony suite on turn 1 of the circuit, including the start/finish straight, Beau Rivage plus everything from the tunnel exit through to La Rascasse. As well as amazing race views, you will experience the finest hospitality including: Espresso coffee, tea and pastries upon arrival; all beverages including Champagne, wines, premium beer; hot & cold buffet luncheon; racing views from an exclusive suite above turn 1; official F1 Programme; ear plugs.
The recently refurbished Carol Joy Spa provides a luxurious location for VIP hospitality, where a complimentary Champagne bar is coupled with the finest cuisine prepared by the hotel’s leading restaurant, Nobu. Nobu, the world’s most recognized Japanese restaurant is known for its innovative fusion style, inspired by celebrity chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. Expect a delicious array of dishes throughout the day, with a variety of options for breakfast, lunch & afternoon tea. Harbour Club at the Fairmont Spa, offers fantastic views of the famous Fairmont hairpin. This iconic section of the Monaco circuit sees the cars battle for position through this technical turn, where a well executed overtake or racing incident are never far away.
The yacht packages include outstanding hospitality from the moment guests step on board the luxury Wajer tenders at Fontvieille Harbour. From here you are transferred to your exclusive mega yacht, where you can enjoy an unrivalled day of luxury, with unbeatable views of the action. Champagne is supplied by one of the region’s leading brands, and is complimented by an all day lavish gourmet buffet, prepared by the award winning Lush by Tom Kerridge.
Experience the ultimate racing combination - spend Saturday’s Qualifying Race on board a trackside Tri-Deck Superyacht whilst enjoying a glass of Champagne. On Sunday enjoy superb hospitality, including fine wines and Champagne, whilst viewing the thrilling Monaco Grand Prix from the Hospitality Suite of Ermanno Palace.
Speak to our experienced F1 specialists, with first-hand knowledge of the Monaco Grand Prix, to experience exclusive Ermanno Palace and Team Suite hospitality on race days and enjoy a special Pit lane Walk before the race.
For a further treat, combine your Monaco Grand Prix holiday with track-side Superyacht hospitality and enjoy one of Monaco's famous Friday night yacht parties! Our Concierge Service can assist with ticket upgrades, sightseeing, restaurants and activities.
Arrive in style and avoid the traffic by choosing a helicopter transfer from Nice Airport to Fontvieille harbour. The flight time is just a few minutes and on arrival, a luxury vehicle will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Monaco. Arriving by helicopter allows you to enjoy fantastic views of the circuit and is a great way to start your weekend.
For unrivalled race viewing, guests of Ermanno Palace may enjoy a panoramic view of the Monaco Grand Prix from a balcony suite on Turn 1 of the circuit, with views including the start/finish straight, Beau Rivage and everything from the tunnel exit through to La Rascasse. As well as amazing race views, all guests will experience the finest hospitality.
No true Monaco Grand Prix experience is complete without a Pit Lane Walk hosted by a former F1 driver, so you can get a real feel for what it’s like to sit at pole position on the track, and brush shoulders with a who’s who of stars. We can also arrange access to team suites, so you can pick the brains of racing’s top names.
Spectate specialises in luxury VIP yacht hospitality at Monaco – enjoy the race weekend the right way… with a glass of something bubbly in hand! Our luxury 45m tri-deck superyacht is moored alongside the track, so the view is unrivalled. You’ll enjoy a champagne breakfast, a gourmet lunch and a sumptuous high tea – plus an unlimited open bar to partake in throughout the day.
To avoid traffic in real F1 style, we’ll arrange for you to transfer from Nice Airport in a luxury helicopter: not only will you be arriving in style, but you’ll get a really sensational view of the track before all the action unfolds. This is, without doubt, one of the most fascinating circuits to view aerially - you’ll be able to see how the streets of Monaco are transformed into the infamous course, and watch the flurry of activity on the ground as teams work to create what is one of world sport’s most enjoyable weekends.
Monte Carlo is home to some of the finest hotels in the world. Immerse yourself in the Monaco Grand Prix weekend by staying at one of the fabulous luxury properties here and rubbing shoulders with the drivers and celebrities. You will be well placed to experience the drama of the whole weekend; many excellent restaurants and bars are within walking distance of the hotels and are host to special events throughout the weekend.
Many consider staying in Nice and ‘commuting’ to Monaco the perfect combination; enjoying the relative calm of spending the evenings in one of Nice’s fabulous restaurants, followed by the thrill of the Grand Prix in Monaco during the day. An excellent selection of five-star hotels are available just a short walk from the city’s key attractions.
All-out glamour is the only way to approach the Monaco Grand Prix. With that in mind, each year we host a luxury cruise to take in the drama of the race and Europe’s best sights in true style.
We have partnerships with the top luxury cruise and yacht companies, and each year curate the perfect voyage for Spectate guests. Whether you’re sailing aboard a Seabourn or Regent Seven Seas vessel, you’ll enjoy an elegant and unforgettable journey through the Mediterranean, stopping in ports of call such as Tuscany, Saint-Tropez, Provence and Barcelona… and you’ll only have to unpack once! Stop to watch the race unfold, and to explore each fascinating port along the way. Enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining, a variety of escorted excursions and seamless luxury.
Our parent brand the Inspiring Travel Company specialises in luxury cruise holidays, so we’ve got all the expertise required to craft the perfect voyage, whatever that looks like for you; you might want a pre- or post-holiday in one of Europe’s most dazzling cities, or you might like us to pre-arrange a host of excursions and experiences to get the most out of your intrepid luxury adventure.
We guarantee premium grandstand tickets as standard, so you’ll enjoy the best views of the most popular turns and straights. Your ticket also includes access to the weekend’s other entertainment, plus the famous pit lane walk (where available) – a must for the avid F1 fan!
Enjoy access to the renowned Paddock Club suite, which offers a gourmet lunch with wine pairings and a complimentary bar, as well as close-up views of the teams, guided paddock access, a special Paddock Club pit lane walk and official race programmes.
For the ultimate indulgence during the Grand Prix season, you can enjoy two days of gourmet hospitality inside a Formula 1 Team Suite where you can interact with team members during a garage tour and grab photo opportunities of your favourite drivers.
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