Start your fun engine for Formula One’s most prestigious race of the year, Monaco Grand Prix. While you’re there, take advantage of the glitz and glamour of Monaco’s casinos, yacht-lined harbour and elegant Monte Carlo strip. Then watch this beautiful Mediterranean microstate transform into one of the world’s most exhilarating racetracks, the Circuit de Monaco. Mapped out through the narrow streets complete with tight corners and even a tunnel, it’s quite the sight to behold.

The glitz and glamour of racing

Forget the tax-free wealth and fancy casinos and head to Monaco for the Monaco Grand Prix. Monaco Grand Prix is the epic Formula 1 race that has ignited Monaco’s small, winding streets for five days May since 1929. It is one of the most important and prestigious races in the world, demanding owing to all of those ups and downs and tight corners. Combine the excitement of the race and the gracious backdrop of the one and only Monaco and overall it is quite the illustrious and glamorous spectacle to behold.

Student Flights can get you to the Monaco Grand Prix and arrange everything from your accommodation to your insurance in a tailor made package. Another popular option is joining a tour of like-minded travellers for a wider European adventure, like the nine-day Paparazzi Parade Tour where you will get to see Barcelona, the French Riviera, Swiss Alps, Florence and Rome alongside your racing adventure at the Monaco Grand Prix. Tours include accommodation, coach transfers, shuttles and the little consequential like travel doctors and those hotel service tips so you can save the spare euros for the casinos.


When is it?

13th May 2016 to 15th May 2016

Tips and tricks

  • Monaco is hugely popular for the Grand Prix. Ask Student Flights to help secure your transfers, accommodation, flights and insurance so you don’t miss out.

  • It’s estimated there are 150,000-plus spectators, but under 40,000 tickets. Book early or pick a good viewpoint!

  • Good viewpoints include Casino Square, Tabac Corner and with the masses at Piscine swimming complex.

  • The first F1 practice session is held on the Thursday. Fans can walk a lap of the track for free on the Friday.

  • Save money on accommodation and stay in nearby Nice. There are regular trains to and from Monaco.

  • Stay longer and enjoy Monaco highlights like the French Riviera and beaches. Read our destination guide to Monaco for inspiration. 

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