The inside track to the “in” crowd at Monaco Grand Prix 2013

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If you’re prepared to spend, and spend a lot, you can take an inside track to the lifestyle of Monaco’s rich and beautiful people

The Monaco Grand Prix is the most glamorous sporting event in the world. The rich, the famous and the connected descend on Monte Carlo each May for a weekend of unbridled glamour and hedonism.

Access to the best vantage points, the best hotels and the best parties is largely only available to the privileged few. But if you’re prepared to spend, and spend a lot, you can take an inside track to the lifestyle of Monaco’s “in crowd”.

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One way is to book Crystal Cruises’ grand prix-themed cruise (May 18th to 30th). In many ways it’s a typical luxury Mediterranean cruise, with visits to Mykonos, Santorini, Sorrento, Corsica, Monte Carlo (overnight) and Florence and stops in Istanbul and Barcelona at either end.

The big difference being that the cruise line has secured some serious VIP add-ons for the Grand Prix weekend.

Where to start? You can get your hands on a paddock area pass (where you can mix with the drivers and their teams), hire a chic private track-side balcony and sit in the start/finish line grandstand. They’ve even secured a VIP table at the official Formula One after race VIP party, unlimited Dom Perignon, three-course dinner, free-flowing cocktails, dancing and a private vehicle to take you “home” whenever you choose, all included.

Prices start at an eye-watering £3,530 per person based on double occupancy. We guess that’s the price of a ticket to exclusivity these days.

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The inside track to the “in” crowd at Monaco Grand Prix 2013 was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.