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Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

1. 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 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.

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Nice: Grand Tour by Segway

2. 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 Segway will make light work of the ascent to Castle Hill, where you will find a city oasis in the landscaped gardens and waterfall. Take in the views of the Baie des Anges, mountains of the Alps, and port of Nice. Then, push the Segway to its limits by riding around at its maximum speed of 12 mph (20 kph).

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Nice: Guided Private Tour by Electric Vélotaxi

3. 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 Orthodox cathedral. Passing through the port Lympia, admire the imposing yachts but also the small boats of traditional fishermen. Finally, you will end up along the prestigious Promenade du Paillon with its gushing fountains and pedestrian streets full of shops and restaurants. Stop at any time to take pictures or ask your driver to stop for ice cream or Socca. A free audio guide option is available in the following languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish You will see the following sites depending on the tour option:  • La Place Massena / Massena Square  • La Fontaine du Soleil / Fountain of the Sun  • L’Opéra  • Le Cours Saleya / Saleya Square  • Le Palais des Rois Sardes / Palace of the Dukes of Savoy  • Le Palais de Justice / Courthouse  • La Cathédrale St Réparate - La Place Rossetti / St Reparate Cathedral - Rossetti Square  • La Vieille Ville / The Old Town  • La Maison de Matisse / House of Matisse  • Les Ponchettes / The Fishermen’s Houses  • La Promenade des Anglais  • Le Jardin Albert 1er - Le Monument du Centenaire /Albert 1st Garden – The Centenary Monument  • La Rue Paradis (Little Champs Elysées)  • La Colline du Château - Le coup de Canon de Midi / Castle Hill - Midday Cannon Shot  • Le Quai Rauba Capéu / The Docks  • Le Monument aux Morts / Memorial  • Le Port Lympia / Le Quartiers des Antiquaires / Antiquaries Neighborhoods  • L’Eglise du Port / Port Church  • La Place Garibaldi / Garibaldi Square  • Le Théâtre de Nice / Le Mamac  • La Tête Carrée / Square Head  • Le Lycée Massena / Massena High School  • La Coulée Verte / Green Lane  • La Cathédrale Orthodoxe Saint Nicolas et l'Hôtel Negresco

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Discover Nice: 1-Hour Guided Segway tour

4. 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 visit to the lush Jardin Albert I, a modern green space with palms and flowers, before returning to the Promenade des Anglais, where your Segway tour ends.

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Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

5. 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 and flowers. Here, you can also take a quick trip to the restroom to freshen up before continuing the tour.

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Nice: Private Evening Tour on Solar Powered Boat

6. Nice: Private Evening Tour on Solar Powered Boat

Start from Beaulieu-sur-Mer's marina, in the famous bay of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, between Nice city center and Monaco. Enjoy a cruise on a private boat accompanied by a guide that will show you the famous spots along the coastline. Admire the famous villas of Kerylos and Ephrussi Rothschild, and the iconic hotels La Reserve and Royal Riviera. Discover the mooring in front of Villa David Niven above crystal-clear waters or sail between the yachts at evening.  The ship is a 100% solar-powered, silent and odorless electric boat with the ability to cruise at a close distance to points of interest. The boat is license free so that you can take the opportunity to drive as well under the guidance of your private skipper guide. At the end of the tour, return to Beaulieu-sur-Mer's Marina.

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Cultural and Gourmet Walking Tour of Old Nice

7. Cultural and Gourmet Walking Tour of Old Nice

Wander the honeycomb streets of Vieux Nice (Old Nice) in the company of a foodie guide, and taste some of the city’s best produce at 10 degustation stops. Along the way, learn the culture and traditions of Nice and its population in the city’s oldest neighborhood. Discover what the locals really like to do and eat at venues serving the best olive oils, wines, raviolis and pastas, cheese, bread, local main dishes and appetizers, pastries, candies, and much more. Guided by a local gourmet guide, with a wealth of knowledge and experience about the regional culture, the tour will let you experience the joie de vivre of the French Riviera first-hand, and ends with a typical aperitif of drinks. Along the way, discover the best of the hidden restaurants and bars to explore further during your time in Nice and the French Riviera.

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Nice: Cannes, Antibes & St Paul de Vence Half-Day Tour

8. Nice: Cannes, Antibes & St Paul de Vence Half-Day Tour

Join this tour to discover the seaside resort of Cannes. Follow the coastal road to Antibes and St Paul de Vence. Experience the beauty of these charming towns on the French Riviera on the shores of the Mediterranean. Benefit from round-trip transfers from your hotel and an expert guide. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace near the Old Port in Cannes. See the place that accommodates the largest festival of cinema in the world. Admire the famous red carpet and spot over 150 handprints of celebrities in front of Palais des Festivals and in the parks. Take a stroll along one of the most appreciated jewels of Cannes, the "Croisette" boulevard. The promenade of La Croisette is lined with magnificent sandy beaches designer stores and the new harbor. Then, continue to the chic seaside resort of Antibes. Soak in the coastal atmosphere, complete with an attractive seafront, historic buildings, and an interesting old town with a traditional market. The tour finishes in St Paul de Vence, a stunning medieval village of the French Riviera. Slip back in time with art gallery walls scattered throughout the town. St Paul de Vence is the cradle of writers, poets like Prévert and Pagnol, and renowned painters such as Chagall, Picasso and Matisse. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this historical village with small paved streets and fountains that are typical of Provence.

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Nice Food Tour

9. Nice Food Tour

Meet your friendly guide at the Fountain of the Sun, then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Nice. Sample different kinds of artisanal olive oils and see how they're made. Or how about some classic Nice street food? A special savory pancake made with chickpea flour, crispy outside and soft inside, Socca is an essential of Nice Street Food. Pissaladière is a tasty onion tart, traditionally cooked in a wood oven and topped with olives and anchovies. Or imbibe in a typical Provencal wine with tapenade - olive-based with capers, anchovy, and divine olive oil. Very popular in the South of France, it is commonly enjoyed as a bread spread paired with a glass of Rosé. Try the specialties of Nice, cheeses flavored with olives or dried tomatoes, goat cheeses served with olive oil, ham, saucissons, and other charcuterie dishes. Follow up with a savory or sweet pie - your choice! Speaking of sweet, for a swan song, tuck into lavender or anise biscuits, lemon from Menton, or fresh homemade ice cream.

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Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour from Cannes

10. Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour from Cannes

From Cannes pass by a panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron. On the Middle Corniche stop at Eze – a medieval perched village with its crafts shops and breathtaking panorama. Enjoy a guided tour of a traditional perfumery, the true essence of Provence. Afterwards, visit the Old Town of Monaco. You will have time to visit the Palace (at your own expenses). Then, tour Monte-Carlo and drive along the amazing Grand Prix circuit. Have some free time at Casino Square. Here you can enjoy yourselves with luxurious shopping, strolling along stunning gardens, mega yachts, chic casinos… or simply watch the “rich and beautiful” in their favorite haunts.  Then, drive along the spectacular coastline Lower Corniche between Nice and Monaco, with harbors, typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas. Admire the Bay and Citadel of Villefranche before you return in Cannes.

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What people are saying about French Riviera

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 221 reviews

Great experience. A must do activity if you're in Nice. We later also booked 2 e-bikes after the segway tour and it was fun as well! Thank you Ocean!

Punctual pick-up at the hotel with a short briefing and off you go. Sensational ride with the Velo-Taxi - you have to do it!

Amazing tour, knowledgeable guide, great views and the most fun we’ve had in Nice so far!

Lovely trip knowledgeable driver guide Pricey but worth every penny for us !

Great experience driver friendly animated and very personal.