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Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

Product ID: 238412
Dive into Nice's compelling history. Hear insider stories about the Nice Town Hall, the Nice Cathedral, and more. Learn about Niçoise delicacies at a local flower market.
About this activity
Duration: 135 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the winding alleyways of the Old Town
  • Walk through a popular local market
  • Mount Castle Hill for sweeping views of the sea
Full description
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 and flowers. Here, you can also take a quick trip to the restroom to freshen up before continuing the tour.
Includes
  • 2-hours guided city tour through the Old City/Castle Hill
What’s Not Included
  • Personal purchases
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The Fountain Of the Sun. You can spot your guide wearing a yellow t-shirt.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We absolutely enjoyed the Nice tour with our guide Chris! His historical and inside knowledge was great and he seemed to really enjoy doing these tours, which made it great fun for us as well. We're very greatful for his recommendations (traditional niçois food as well as shops, bars and restaurants). We were also quite lucky, as we had a (totally unexpected) exclusive tour, since we were the only ones who booked for this day. We really, really enjoyed it!

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February 16, 2020

Excellent overview

We were 2 couples with only 1 day to explore Nice and our tour with Chris was a perfect way to do it. Chris kept us interested and engaged throughout the tour with historical facts and humorous stories. We really felt as if we saw the best of Nice in this easy paced and well thought out tour. Chris is a natural guide who will do well in this business.

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October 14, 2019

This tour gives many fantastic insights about the history of Nice, the old town, its buildings and landscape, culture plus great places to eat and play. Chris is a really energetic and upbeat guide...his tour is best done on your very first day in Nice.

October 24, 2019

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Product ID: 238412