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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 Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

2. 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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Cultural and Gourmet Walking Tour of Old Nice

3. 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: 3-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

4. 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.

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Nice: 3-Hour Essentials Bike Tour

5. 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.

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Nice: Evening Food and Wine Tour

6. Nice: Evening Food and Wine Tour

One of the best moments to visit Nice is in the evening, as it is at this time that all of the restaurants and bars begin to buzz. Join this tour and become immersed in the Old Town in a very different way, drinking and eating local specialties. You can take the opportunity to meet the locals, and to share your experience with the shopkeepers and restaurant owners. Your food lover and expert guide will be with you, to explain to you the history of the neighborhood and to explain to you the quality of food you will be able to try during the tour. From the famous Place Masséna to the heart of the Old Town, Nice inspires people everyday due to the local architecture and fantastic regional food. Unique to Nice and its region, some dishes built a big part of the overall French culture. Throughout this culinary treat, you will sample such dishes as "salade niçoise", "ratatouille", and even "socca".

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Nice: Bay of Villefranche 5-Hour Electric Bike Tour

7. 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 charm. Go to the 16th-century fortress, built above the sea to protect the bay from pirates and French attacks. Now the site of several museums, including the Volti Sculpture Museum, the fortress is also home to City Hall and gardens with interesting view points from the towers and walls. If you are hungry for more, continue to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat to take part in optional water activities, such as jet skis, canoes, and more. Villefranche is perfect for embracing the slow “Dolce Vita” and swimming in azure waters. Alternatively, stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, marvel at the Greek-style Villa Kerylos, or go to the stunning Villa Santo Sospir to see wall drawings by one of its former residents, Jean Cocteau. Cycle back to Nice via an alternative route popular with the locals.

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Nice: 3.5-Hour Original Old Town Food Tour

8. Nice: 3.5-Hour Original Old Town Food Tour

From the famous Place Masséna to the heart of the Old Town, Nice's architecture, atmosphere, and culinary feats inspire visitors on a daily basis. Some of the dishes unique to Nice and the surrounding region are responsible for much of France's culinary culture: have you ever tried a salada niçoise salad, a ratatouille vegetable dish, or a socca, unleavened pancake? On a guided walking tour, discover a true must-see of Nice: its local markets. In a typically French atmosphere, breathe in the smell of fresh lavender and you'll feel like one of the locals. Try some of the best produce and ingredients there is in the south of France. Your local food-lover guide will aid you in your discovery of the city, as well as answer any foodie-to-foodie questions.

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From Nice: Eze, Monaco, Cap Ferrat & Villa Rothschild

9. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, Cap Ferrat & Villa Rothschild

Enjoy an 8-hour private tour of the Cote d'Azur. After pickup at your hotel in Nice, make your way to the charming hilltop village of Eze, which has been likened to an eagle's next and has breathtaking views. Then, continue toward the principality of Monaco. Upon arrival in Monaco, discover the charm of the old town, crowned by the Prince's Palace and the majestic cathedral. See the amazing Formula 1 track that will lift the veil on the high precision of the Grand Prix drivers' skills. Next, explore the legendary square of Monte Carlo. Amuse yourselves strolling through fancy cars and chic casinos or simply enjoy the view over the mega-yachts in Port Hercules. From there, immerse yourself in the true French Art de Vivre by visiting the famous Rothschild Villa and its nine botanical gardens in the heart of the prestigious Cap Ferrat. Appreciate a gourmet break in the sitting room of the baroness, then explore the billionaire’s peninsula before being dropped off back at your hotel.

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Bespoke Sightseeing Tour French Riviera Private Tour

10. Bespoke Sightseeing Tour French Riviera Private Tour

Dodge the crowds and tourist traps with a private guide who knows French Riviera as only locals do, and is pleased to give you a unique private tour that highlights your own travel interests. Explore the cities and landscapes behind the sights from the old town of Nice to the glamorous Monaco.  Your personal guide is a local who knows the best-kept secrets of the "Blue Coast" and gives you a more authentic experience for your travel pleasure, from delightful local cuisine to the best views and beaches in the South of France. Every tour is customizable. See the sights you want, try the food you crave, learn about what interests you the most. You will learn about hidden treasures and rarely-told stories that blend with the city-musts. You'll be offered a prism, a different vision about the French Riviera. A mix of mystery, history, art, literature. Your guide will be there to make you notice where you are passing through, to make you to observe instead of just looking, to tell you stories, to help you to learn about the language and French culture. You will feel like a VIP for 8 hours with a dedicated top-quality service.

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What people are saying about Vieux Nice

The tour was excellent. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable with a nice personality. The views from the hills were amazing. The snacks provided were tasty. Would highly recommend this tour.

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.

A great tour of old town and castle hill! Great to do in the morning and then be able to explore castle hill afterwards.

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