Guided tour

Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

Activity provider: NiceFunTours

Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

Activity provider: NiceFunTours

From US$ 32.26 per person

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.

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Duration 135 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group available

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
  • Personal purchases
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 135 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Chris was an incredible tour guide, knowledgeable, charismatic & engaging with the group! Unusually for a tour guide, he was Niçoise, so knew all the local gems & customs! I highly recommend to take this tour on your first day to Nice, as you’ll appreciate & understand your surroundings & be able to plan your trip accordingly.

November 12, 2022

We had an amazing time with Chris on this tour. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Chris was born in Nice and his love and appreciation for the city comes through. Our kids (8 and 10) listed the walking tour as the highlight of our time in Nice. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking at a tour.

October 30, 2022

Chris, the guide was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable and explained the history of the town very well and interestingly. He was also very helpful and gave us all tips for places to eat and even included a taste of a local delicacy for everyone. Ten out of ten, would definitely recommend this tour with Chris as the guide.

October 10, 2022

Product ID: 238412