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Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

1. 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.

Nice: Guided Private Tour by Electric Vélotaxi

2. 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

Nice: Old Town's Famous Artists City Game

3. Nice: Old Town's Famous Artists City Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Nice’s Old Town while playing an exciting mobile-based quest. Walk past many beautiful sites, solve clues, and discover intriguing stories of artists who have lived in the city like Nietzsche, Matisse, and Thomas Jefferson. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about Nice’s fascinating history and architectural changes. Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Follow in the footsteps of former NIce residents such as Nietzsche, Matisse, James Joyce, and Thomas Jefferson. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Nice Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

4. Nice Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Explore the beauty of the city of Nice at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Solve riddles and find clues in a treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting famous attractions like the Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate, Nice Opera House, and more. You will receive a link for the mobile app and login credentials after booking. Log in to the app and start your adventure with the map as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories of this historical town. Visit the beautiful Promenade du Paillon and admire the fountain of the Sun. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle. Stroll through the narrow streets and the Old Town to know about the hidden gems of the city. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. See the famous attractions and hidden gems of the city of Nice while playing a fun treasure hunt game with your team. Start your tour from Garibaldi Square with its unique quality restaurants and cafes! Visit the Tour Saint-François that will leave you speechless with the wonderful view it offers you, even the Visitation Sainte-Claire will dominate your tour with its unique art interior. Take a photo at Saint Reparata which takes its name from a tragic story, which is sure to leave you speechless, and let yourself get lost in Cours Saleya, with its unique market. Visit the Opera de Nice with the acoustics that will remain engraved in you. You will also pass by the Promenade du Paillon, a green spot in the center of Nice for a unique opportunity to relax. Admire the Fontaine du Soleil the iconic bronze statue of the god Apollo. The Monument du Centenaire with its unique symbolism will captivate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax in Albert I Gardens in royal splendor!

Nice's Old Town Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Nice's Old Town Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Enjoy the beautiful old town of Nice on a self-guided audio tour. You will receive the instructions on your voucher after booking. Visit the Palais de la Prefecture, Palais de Justice, and more with an audio guide at your own pace. Download the app and start your near the Opera House. You will see their administrative seat, the Senate, and the ducal residence, now the Palais de la Prefecture. Hear about the French Revolution of 1789, and other seminal events that changed the face of Vieux Nice.  Marvel at the embellished churches in baroque style, Palais Lascaris, and the Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate. You will see the tavern which inspired painter Raoul Dufy, the buildings where Thomas Jefferson, Matisse, and Napoleon stayed, and the old Jewish quarter.  You will walk up to the place where executioners washed their hatchets and know about the scandalous washerwoman who repelled a Turkish attack, the saints at the center of Nice’s spiritual life, and how Cours Saleya got its name. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to the history of the town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. Delve deeper into Nice’s fascinating history, on this informative tour and discover the story of this beautiful city. 

Nice: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

6. Nice: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from Garibaldi Square with its unique quality restaurants and cafes! Visit the Tour Saint-François that will leave you speechless with the wonderful view it offers you, even the Visitation Sainte-Claire will dominate your tour with its unique art interior. Take a photo at Saint Reparata which takes its name from a tragic story, which is sure to leave you speechless, and let yourself get lost in Cours Saleya, with its unique market. Visit the Opera de Nice with the acoustics that will remain engraved in you. You will also pass by the Promenade du Paillon, a green spot in the center of Nice for a unique opportunity to relax. Admire the Fontaine du Soleil the iconic bronze statue of the god Apollo. The Monument du Centenaire with its unique symbolism will captivate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax in Albert I Gardens in royal splendor!

Nice: Nice Carnival-Themed Guided Segway Tour

7. Nice: Nice Carnival-Themed Guided Segway Tour

We invite you to meet your local guide who is passionate about the Nice Carnival. After getting to know him, he will train you in the intuitive use of the Segway Segway. Once the training has been completed, you will walk along the Promenade des Anglais to reach the Cours Saleya, the former place of the Nice Carnival parades. Then, head for the Opéra de Nice and its building classified as historical heritage. To end this special Carnival tour, you will go to the Carnival parade route, to admire the float of His Majesty the Carnival King, as well as that of the Queen. A great visit to discover Nice, and the history of its mythical Carnival.

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What people are saying about Nice Opera House

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 230 reviews

Full marks Chris for a fascinating tour which you led with enthusiasm and much knowledge as a Nice born guide. The route was great and your commentary was excellent. We saw and learned far more from you about Nice, its culture, history and present-day activities than we could have done from guide books. The pace was perfect, as was the timing, such as to get us to the firing of the castle canon at noon. You had lots of anecdotes which helped us to get so much from our brief stay in your wonderful city. The tasty samples of pissaladière made by your mother were very much appreciated. Very many thanks, we have no hesitation in recommending your tour to others.

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.

Great way to start your Nice vacation. Chris is an amazing guide who is passionate and knowledgeable of the riveria. He also gives great recommendations on places to eat and see in the region.

Fun and lively tour with a guide who had a ton of local knowledge and knew how to keep a tour group entertained and informed. Restaurant tips was a welcome bonus.

This was a wonderful way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time.