Guided tour

Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

Activity provider: Nice Creative Tours

Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

Activity provider: Nice Creative Tours
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From US$ 25.10 per person

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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

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Duration 100 minutes - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Vieux-Nice from a professional local guide
  • Get insider tips about where to shop and eat in NIce from your local guide
  • Stop to taste some local delicacies recommended by your guide
  • Immerse yourself in the maze of alleys and streets of Nice's old town
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
  • Guided tour of Castle Hill (if option selected)
  • Coffee and other drinks
  • Ice cream
  • Hotel pickup
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • 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

4.6 /5

based on 193 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging, and made the tour fun as well as interesting. I learnt little details about the area that I wouldn't have found out otherwise, and there was a great camaraderie among our small group. I would definitely recommend this tour, especially if you have never visited Nice before.

August 14, 2022

Very positive experience, especially for the skill of Carmela, Neapolitan but citizen of the world, and currently, from Nice! He praised us in Italian all the treasures and beauties of this town, which I recommend everyone to visit with a small tiur like this, also complete with the Castle Hill. All great! Congratulations again to Carmela !!!

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August 8, 2022

It was myself and two other travelers led by our wind guide Carmela. She showed us all the best places in old town and gave us some great information about the history. On top of that, she had us taste all of the best foods in the market and the shops and we had a picnic at the top of the old castle.

August 5, 2022

Product ID: 54618