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Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour and Castle Hill Option

Product ID: 54618
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Live the history of the capital of the French Riviera on a walking tour in the medieval old town known as Vieux-Nice. Learn about the city’s history from its Greek origins through the days of Italian governors. Taste some local delicacies during the tour.
About this activity
Duration: 100 minutes - 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Booklets
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Vieux-Nice from a professional local guide
  • Admire the old homes of local nobles, historic monuments, and Baroque churches
  • Stop to taste some local delicacies recommended by your guide
Full description
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 Nice Old Town, go uphill to get to know the history of the Castle Hill park (using either the lift or stairs) to enjoy breathtaking panoramic rooftop views, the waterfall, the ruins, the gardens, and the spectacular cemeteries.
Includes
  • Local and professional tour guide
  • Local food tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Coffee and other drinks
  • Ice cream
  • Hotel pick-up

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• You can dress however you like, although some churches may refuse entry if you're wearing sandals or a baseball cap
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 113 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Great tour, very comprehensive with lots of history behind the wonderful old town of Nice. Wonderful lunch stop and the food was very good. Then up to the castle ruins - this is a steep hike via stairs so if you’re older (like me) take this into consideration first as there is also a lift up. The view from the hill was spectacular! This tour is a must-do if you’re visiting Nice and I would highly recommend. Very good value for the cost.

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September 17, 2019

A behind the scenes look at old Nice with a local guide

My husband and I loved this tour. We got to walk along the back streets of Nice and hear about the city's rich history and how it affects the way the city is run today. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We were very glad we booked this tour to wrap up our honeymoon in Nice.

October 29, 2018

Very nice and informative guided tour

Our Guide Guion was very knowledgeable as he was born in Nice. We visited the old town and he gave us lots of historical facts about why the old town was at is is today and a few modern facts. The tour was very interesting and enjoyable and I would recommend it if you are staying in Nice for a long or short time.

May 8, 2018

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Nice Azur Visit (SAS)

Product ID: 54618