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  • Discover Nice: 1-Hour Guided Segway tour

    1. Discover Nice: 1-Hour Guided Segway tour

    Meet your guide on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s famous esplanade along the Mediterranean Sea. After a briefing and a training session you’ll head off to experience Nice by Segway. See the sights of one of France’s most beautiful cities on this 1-hour tour. You’ll start out by riding past shops, museums, and restaurants on your way to the Cours Saleya, an open-air marketplace overflowing with fragrant flowers and fresh local foods. Your guide will tell you about Nice’s history, take photos of you on your Segway, and suggest things to see and do later in the day. Glide along the narrow alleys of the old town and visit lively Place Rosetti, where you’ll find an abundance of cafés and people-watching opportunities. Continue to Place Massena, the city's main square, atypical with its checkerboard floor, its works of modern art, and its radiant fountain of the sun. Finish off with a v...

    Very nice experience for all ages. Very nice guide, things to do. I liked that he made us a training before starting.

  • Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

    2. Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

    This 100-minute walking tour begins at the Nice seafront just next to Castle Hill. At this point your guide will provide an introduction to the Greek origins of Nice, the Italian reign over the city, and the English and Russian aristocratic influences. Get answers to questions such as how Nice got its name, the reason for its location, and much more. Enter old Nice by a historic door dating to one of the last Italian governors. Then begin your walking tour and learn about the old homes of local nobility, see the most impressive monuments and Baroque churches, and visit the city’s most famous market. Follow your guide through the honeycomb of tiny streets of old Nice and hear about the history of the squares and the street names. Stop to taste local delicacies suggested by the guide. Upgrade your tour to include a visit to the Castle Hill Park. After exploring the colorful streets of Ni...

    The tour is perfect. The guide is very knowledgeable about Nice and very attentstive too all our questions.

  • Nice: 3-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

    3. Nice: 3-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

    Your guide will lead you through the port, the old town, the seaside and up and down the main hill in the center of Nice, effortlessly on this 3-hour electric bike tour. Ride up Castle Hill and admire its gardens, waterfall, and ruins, and stop to enjoy views over the Bay of Angels. Have a quick look on the Mont Boron hill and its most beautifull Belle Epoque villas, some villas belong to internationally famous people. You’ll ride by the main monuments, squares, and gardens, and along the maze of streets of the Old Town. Visit other popular districts and markets in the city as well.

    Samuel was a great guide! We had so much fun and the e-bikes were really easy to use. Thanks for making our last day in Nice a great one. Amy - Australia

  • Nice: Grand Tour by Segway

    4. Nice: Grand Tour by Segway

    Experience the French Riviera city of Nice by eco friendly, self-balancing Segway on a 2-hour or 3-hour tour, departing from the Promenade des Anglais after a short training session to ensure you are confident and comfortable on your vehicle. Cross the Old Town, admiring the picturesque streets of Provencal shops, baroque buildings, and a famous flower market. Learn about the Italian influence of the architecture as your guide shares anecdotes about the city’s history and suggests things to see and do for the rest of your stay. Continue past Place St-Francois and on to Place Garibaldi to marvel at the abundance of baroque buildings. Along the way, you will see - and can stop to take photos - of many of the city’s most beautiful monuments, including the former home of Matisse, pretty Place Rossetti, and Rauba Capeu, where you can take spectacular photos of the curving coastline. Your S...

    We had a fantastic time with the best guide Cle. She was extremely knowledgeable, funny and very caring. 100% would recommend and would defo go back to do it again!

  • Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

    5. Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip

    Enjoy a half-day adventure in the glamorous French Riviera on a visit to the medieval hillside village of Eze and a guided tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo. Departing from Cannes, Nice, or Monaco, you will travel by luxury 8-seater minibus and explore the glitzy atmosphere of this trendy destination. At the enchanting hillside village of Eze you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the French Riviera and Mediterranean Sea. You will also get the chance to visit the Fragonard perfume factory before driving through the village La Turbie. Also known as the "Terrace” of Monaco, due to the panoramic views of the Principality of Monaco, it is most notable for its Roman monument dating from 7 BC. On arrival in Monaco, go to the old town, known as "The Rock," and admire the Prince Palace. You will arrive in time to see the Changing of the Guard just before Midday. Continue to the Cathedral, w...

    The tour guide was great, very personable. The places we went were amazing. If I do it again I will do the whole day version though. Regardless, it was a great time.

  • Nice: Guided Private Tour by Electric Vélotaxi

    6. Nice: Guided Private Tour by Electric Vélotaxi

    Discover Nice's history and heritage in a special way as you are taken through the city by a professional driver. Hear anecdotes, important dates, major monuments, and what defines the city's cultural richness; your guide can also adapt your sightseeing itinerary as you please. Embark on an unforgettable experience that takes you out of the usual channels in order to access forgotten secrets of the city. Discover the Saleva Market, the Opera House, and Rossetti Square with its magnificent church. Cross the famous Place Massena and Garibaldi, full of exciting stories. Walk along the seaside on the famous Promenade des Anglais and enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea from the highest point: an ideal landscape to take selfies. In the new city, "à la française", you will discover the Belle Epoque neighborhoods together with the Negresco hotel, the Musicians district, and the magnificent Ort...

    Loved the tour, our guide was very informative and showed us lots of places cars couldn't go. Great experience!

  • Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

    7. Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

    The stunning Old Town of Nice (known locally as Le Vieux Nice) is a lovely honeycomb of narrow streets, dotted with beautiful baroque churches, boutique shops and charming restaurants — hidden gems can be found around every corner. It’s a hive of activity with vibrant squares, buzzing both day and night. After meeting your guide at the Place Massena Square fountain, head past architectural masterpieces such as Nice Town Hall, the Opera House, and Palais de la Prefecture. Explore the Palace of Justice Square and Rosetti Square, where Nice Cathedral is situated, before discovering the bustling Cours Saleya market. Amble down the famous Promenade des Anglais, the Port of Old Nice, Belanda’s Tower, and the final destination of the historic Castle Hill. During the tour, you will have a short break at a flower market, where you can learn about local delicacies and purchase handcrafted gifts ...

    The guide was excellent, knowledgeable, and very friendly. Every stop along the route was valuable. Trying enjoyed the experience and now feel comfortable in the old town.

  • Nice: 3-Hour Essentials Bike Tour

    8. Nice: 3-Hour Essentials Bike Tour

    An ideal bike tour to explore the city of Nice and Angel's Bay for the first time. You will be guided by a young passionate local guide who knowd the true history of the monuments inside and around the Old Town, like the justice palace, the Residence Palace of the Kings of Savoya, and much more. Pass in front of of the world-renowned Palaces of Promenade des Anglais, visit the Golden Square, cross the Harbor and its antique shops, and the best place to finish the tour : the Castle Hill with its gardens, waterfall, panoramic points, and oldest ruins where the first inhabitants settled. It's not your usual touristy tour with too much people & non-local student guides. The guide is passionate and professional and the small group assures more attention to the interests of the guests.

    The tour guide was very nice and accomodating. He recommended places to see and restaurants to dine at as well. He took us to all the cinematic parts, and was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Nice.

  • Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    9. Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

    Discover the old world opulence and modern-day glamor of Nice on a 5-hour electric bike tour of the Bay of Villefranche. Meet your guide on Place Garibaldi in the city center, and set off to explore the French Riviera from the saddle of a bicycle. Pedal through the old town to see gardens and fountains. Cycle along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais. Visit Castle Hill (Parc du Château) for a panoramic view of Vieux Nice. Continue uphill to the Cape of Nice. Marvel at the Belle Époque villas on both sides. Stop to take photos of the landscape over Angel’s Bay. Continue along the coast to Villefranche-sur-Mer, enjoying breathtaking views over the Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat along the way. Hear about some of the most famous residents of the magnificent villas you see en route. Upon arrival at Villefranche, take a walking tour of the Old Town and discover tiny streets full of cha...

    The tour guide is local(Samuel). So he knows where to bring people to. He is kind and answers as much questions as you ask. He is open to comments and critics and flexible with modifying the plan based on what people in the group think. This tour because of its unique choice of locations and specifically the use of bike is my recommendation to whoever wants to wander in this region. Just ask the tourguide about biking rules. He might forget telling you.

  • Nice: Old Town's Famous Artists City Game

    10. Nice: Old Town's Famous Artists City Game

    Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Nice’s Old Town while playing an exciting mobile-based quest. Walk past many beautiful sites, solve clues, and discover intriguing stories of artists who have lived in the city like Nietzsche, Matisse, and Thomas Jefferson. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about Nice’s fascinating history and architectural changes. Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Follow in the footsteps of former NIce residents such as Nietzsche, Matisse, James Joyce, and Thomas Jefferson. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your ...

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What people are saying about Vieux Nice

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,167 reviews

Frances was great, she made it interesting providing historical background to the city and the great food we tasted. She also gave some fantastic tips for other things to do in Nice.

The guide was excellent, knowledgeable, and very friendly. Every stop along the route was valuable. Trying enjoyed the experience and now feel comfortable in the old town.

The tour guide was great, very personable. The places we went were amazing. If I do it again I will do the whole day version though. Regardless, it was a great time.

Very nice experience for all ages. Very nice guide, things to do. I liked that he made us a training before starting.

Loved the experience. Nicholas our guide was super. Highly recommended.