All the glitz of the Monaco Grand Prix – ideas for a fantastic weekend from Direct Travel Insurance

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Be a part of Monaco Grand Prix this year with your family.

Glamour, glitz and the roar of Formula 1 engines make for an unforgettable trip to Monaco and there’s plenty to do to keep every member of the family happy, according to the travel insurance experts at Direct Travel.

The Monaco Grand Prix is known as one of the most prestigious motor events in the world and this year’s edition takes place on Sunday 27 May.

It is amazing to see, as the cars twist and turn through the streets of the Principality around the famously narrow course. The tight Monaco circuit, dubbed ‘an exceptional location of glamour and prestige’, is one of Formula 1’s toughest. Two drivers have even skidded into the harbour.

Apart from the race, what is there to do in Monaco? The Rock is not just for the rich, and here are five ideas for all budgets. Booking family travel insurance* covers personal possessions, delays and cancellations and medical emergencies.

  •     Petrol heads can enjoy the fact that the route is open to the public in the days before and after the race. Whether they’re driving a sports car or a hatchback, they can pretend they’re the new Lewis Hamilton.
  •     There are dozens of designer boutiques in elegant Monte Carlo, harbourside terrace cafés for lunch and stretches of both public and private beach.
  •     Children love the Oceanographic Museum featuring terrors of the deep in the form of sharks – and less threatening sea cucumbers. Outside in a boat, deep-sea tuna fishing can be fun.
  •     A helicopter trip along the coast is not a cheap option, but certainly exciting. On the other hand, everyone can revel in the free views along this glorious section of the French Riviera.
  •     For some local history (always with glamour), the Wax Museum of the Princes of Monaco charts the rule of the Grimaldis from a Francesco the Spiteful to Grace Kelly, film star mother of Albert, the current Prince.

The nearest airport is Nice.

*Such as from Direct Travel Insurance

Notes for Editors

Established in late 1992 and trading since 1993, Direct Travel Insurance specialises in travel insurance for individual travellers, couples and families up to the age of 75. Direct Travel Insurance offers a range of cover options and added benefits including cover for over 100 sports and activities enabling customers to tailor their policies for single trip, annual multi trip, backpacking and winter sports.

All travel insurance policies are underwritten by Chartis Europe Limited. Direct Travel Insurance is a trading name of UNAT Direct Insurance Management Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 312350). Chartis Europe Limited is also authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 202628).

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Vincenzo Zuccarello
Chartis Direct
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