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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Tours

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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)
A honeycomb of narrow streets dotted with baroque churches, lively markets, bustling squares, and a thriving nightlife scene, Nice’s Old Town (Vieux Nice) remains the buzzing heart the modern French city. This seafront historic center offers an atmospheric introduction to Nice.

The Basics
Nice Old Town is best explored on foot. A small-group or private walking tour will take in all the main attractions, including the colorful Flower Market and the historic landmarks of Garibaldi Square (Place Garibaldi). Alternatively, opt for a Segway or bike tour and climb to the top of Castle Hill for a spectacular view of the city, glide along the famous Promenade des Anglais, or hop off to sample local foods at the Old Town market. Nice city tours are often combined with sightseeing tours of surrounding French Riviera towns such as Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cannes, Saint-Jeannet, or Monaco’s Monte Carlo.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Parking is scarce in Old Town and many streets are one-way or pedestrian-only, so it’s best to walk, use public transport, or travel by bike or Segway.
  • Most of Old Town is wheelchair accessible, although there are some hills and cobblestone lanes.

How to Get There
Old Town is located in central Nice, with the seafront of Quay of the United States (Quai des États-Unis) to the south, Jean Jaurès Boulevard (Boulevard Jean Jaurès) to the north, and Castle Hill to the east. The easiest way to get there is by tram and the closest stops are Opera, Cathedrale, and Garibaldi.

When to Get There
Nice is at its busiest in July and August, when the Old Town can be crammed with tourists. Get there early to avoid large crowds and book ahead for restaurants in the evening. Outside of summer you’ll find fewer crowds and cheaper prices, but be aware that some attractions and restaurants have reduced hours in winter. The holiday season is a popular time to visit, when a huge Christmas market is held on Masséna Square (Place Masséna).

A Walking Tour of Nice Old Town
Walk between Masséna Square, the Palace of Justice Square (Place du Palais de Justice), and Garibaldi Square, stopping along the way to admire the baroque Cathedral of Sainte Reparate (Cathédrale Sainte Réparate), browse the morning flower market along Cours Saleya, and grab an ice cream from the famous Fenocchio ice cream parlor. Other notable landmarks include the Chapel of Mercy (Chapelle de la Miséricorde), the Chapel of the Annunciation (Chapelle de l'Annonciation), Saint-Jacques Church (Eglise Saint-Jacques), and Lascaris Palace (Palais Lascaris).
Address: Nice 06000, France
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35 Tours and Activities to Experience Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)

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Nice City Small-Group Half Day Segway Sightseeing Tour

Nice City Small-Group Half Day Segway Sightseeing Tour

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Roll through the charming sights of the French Riviera on a fun Segway tour of Nice! On your choice of a 1- or 2-hour tour, ride an electric scooter past highlights of the beautiful seaside town, including the Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena and the vibrant Cours Saleya flower market. Take in spectacular views of the Mediterranean from Castle Hill and learn about Nice’s rich heritage from your expert guide. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours
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Nice Small-Group Old Town & Castle Hill Cultural Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Nice Small-Group Old Town & Castle Hill Cultural Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Step back in time, and learn about Nice’s fascinating history on this small-group Nice cultural walking tour. You’ll save time researching and planning your trip, as this itinerary includes multiple city highlights. You’ll visit Old Town hotspots, and climb up to the top of Castle Hill. As you tour the city, your experience will be enhanced with interesting commentary and historical information from your guide. 
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  • 3 hours
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Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting

Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting

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Treat your taste buds to the flavors of Provençe on a walking food tour in Nice. Explore the old town, or Vieux Nice, with a gastronomic guide, and enjoy different samples of regional favorites, including locally produced French wine. Visit the finest markets, delis, and specialty food shops in town and learn how locals shop and prepare meals on a daily basis. Taste the Italian influence on Provençal cuisine and learn how to make an authentic Niçoise salad back at home. Tour size is limited to 10 people for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$84.35
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New Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill

New Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill

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➡️Discover Nice with a LOCAL - BORN AND RAISED⭐️ ➡️TIPS of the BEST RESTAURANTS where local eats. (local food) ✨ The walking tour of Nice is an essential part of the time spent by all visitors to the Côte d'Azur: iconic sites and a dive into the fascinating history of the city await you! BEST PRICE GUARANTEED in NICE✅ ➡️The tour lasts around 2H15 minutes give or take depending on how busy it is in the old town.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Nice Small Group Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Lunch

Nice Small Group Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Lunch

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Venture far off the beaten track and discover hidden culinary hotspots on this small-group food and wine tasting tour through Nice. Travel comfortably on foot as you follow your guide to multiple culinary stops, and enjoy a bite of local specialties like Swiss chard and white truffles. You also hit a few drink stops for a taste of local wines and brews.
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  • 4 hours
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Nice City Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Nice City Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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Discover the best parts of the Côte d'Azur capital during a Nice bike tour with a local English-speaking guide. Cycle though the picture-perfect city past charming city squares, grand boulevards and sandy beaches. See the city's famous Belle Époque architecture, Baroque churches, trendy bars and busy cafes. With a knowledgeable guide and a bike, you'll see parts of Nice that most people miss.
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  • 3 hours
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Nice City Tour and Old town Half-Day from Nice Small-Group

Nice City Tour and Old town Half-Day from Nice Small-Group

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Discover the top attractions and hidden highlights of the French Riviera in France on this half-day sightseeing tour in Nice. Spin along the Middle Corniche road and gaze out over the French Riviera. Explore the Promenade des Anglais and the Promenade des Arts with a guide, and delve into the historic Cimiez neighborhood. Take in sites of interest such as the Acropolis Center, the Modern Art Museum, and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and stroll to the top of Castle Hill for panoramic views over the rooftops of Nice.
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  • 3 hours
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Small-Group Nice Walking Tour of the Old Town with Guide

Small-Group Nice Walking Tour of the Old Town with Guide

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Experience Nice’s Old Town on a small-group tour with a multilingual guide. Learn some Niçoise history and local secrets as you wander through the narrow, cobbled stone streets and passages. Stop for a traditional snack and visit a flower and produce market near the beach. This tour is ideal for visitors who want local tips and knowledge about Nice’s many sights. Your guide can also help you avoid tourist traps with restaurant recommendations.
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  • 1 hour 55 minutes
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Original Old Town Food Tour in Nice

Original Old Town Food Tour in Nice

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Discover the scenic highlights of Nice’s Old Town—and see how locals shop—when you embark on this small-group tour of the neighborhood’s markets. Meet your guide at the conveniently located Place Masséna, and come hungry: you’ll enjoy samples of numerous local dishes and delicacies. As you go, you can also chat with stallholders, enjoy the multi-sensory immersion, and even shop for souvenirs.
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  • 3 hours
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Private 1 Hour 30 Min Pedicab Sightseeing Multilingual Local Guided Tour

Private 1 Hour 30 Min Pedicab Sightseeing Multilingual Local Guided Tour

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Explore the city of Nice in a unique way with a rickshaw tour, which allows you admire views as you’re driven around by a knowledgeable guide. Designed for urban environments, the rickshaw emits no pollution so you can enjoy an eco-friendly experience. Learn about Nice’s history, attractions, restaurants and bars from your guide while checking out sights such as Massena Square, L’Opéra, Old Town, the House of Matisse and the Palace of the Dukes of Savoy. Select from several options when booking.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes
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Nice Evening Food & Wine Tastings Walking Guided Tour with a Local

Nice Evening Food & Wine Tastings Walking Guided Tour with a Local

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One of the best moments to visit Nice it's in the evening, when all restaurants and bars begin to be buzzing ! Join us on a tour and get immered into the Old Town, a very different way, drinking and eating local specialties. Take the opportunity to meet the locals, and to share with the shopkeepers and restaurant owners. Your food lover and expert guide will be with you, to explain you the history of the neighborhood and to share about 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 inspire people everyday due to the local architecture and because of the fantastic regional food ! Unique to Nice and its region, some dishes built a big part of the french culture. Have you ever tried the "salade niçoise", the "ratatouille" ,or even the socca ? So come with us and discover Nice the local way with your local guide !
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  • 3 minutes
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Food Lovers Tour of Nice Local Markets and Best Shops

Food Lovers Tour of Nice Local Markets and Best Shops

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Sample the gastronomic delights of the French Riviera on this small-group tasting tour of Nice. Accompanied by your guide, a fellow foodie, visit restaurants, artisan shops, and bakeries around the city and taste an array of regional specialties including wines, cheeses, chocolates, and ice cream.
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  • 4 hours
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Nice Bar Crawl and Clubbing

Nice Bar Crawl and Clubbing

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The vibrant, seaside city of Nice is famous for its thumping nightlife, but knowing the best places to go takes insider knowledge. During this action-packed bar crawl through the city’s most happening hotspots, you’ll mingle with other travelers as you visit five venues— four bars and an after-hours dance club. Get a complimentary shot in each bar and free nightclub entry, plus a friendly guide to keep the good times rolling.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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The Essential Nice 3h E-Bike Tour

The Essential Nice 3h E-Bike Tour

Cover more sights in less time on a small-group, panoramic tour of Nice’s top sights— by electrical bicycle. Specialty e-bikes give an extra power boost, so you can go long distances without feeling the burn. Cruise centuries-old gardens, major monuments, and stunning seaside squares, then choose between two different lookout points for a sky-high view of the city.
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  • 3 hours
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Guided tour of Nice

Guided tour of Nice

I invite you to discover Nice in my company. You will see all the places available during your visit to Nice, but also I will show you the local food and places out of the ordinary.
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  • 2 hours
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Nice Essentials Guided Bike Tour

Nice Essentials Guided Bike Tour

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Discover all the best routes and key tourist highlights without so much as glancing at a map on this comprehensive small-group Nice bike tour, the perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Explore the Old Town, the modern gardens that line the city’s Green Corridor, the ancient port, Castle Hill, and the waterfront Promenade des Anglais. Along the way, enjoy a tasting plate of local delicacies.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Nice Sightseeing Pedicab & Multilingual Private Tour with a Local Guide - 55min

Nice Sightseeing Pedicab & Multilingual Private Tour with a Local Guide - 55min

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Memorable and sensational ! BELLA NISSA TOUR INCLUDED The best option for a photo souvenir at #ILOVENICE and its breathtaking panoramic view, on the heights of the Baie des Anges. Admire the majestic Monuments aux Morts and have fun with your figure on the sundial of the Quai Rauba Capeù. Then stroll through the Carré d'Or district, with its pedestrian streets, luxury boutiques and restaurant terraces. BELLA NISSA TOUR INCLUDED
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour
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Nice Sightseeing Pedicab & Multilingual Private Tour with a Local Guide - 1h10

Nice Sightseeing Pedicab & Multilingual Private Tour with a Local Guide - 1h10

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Explore Nice in a way that few visitors get to: from aboard an electric rickshaw. Your driver will take you to many of the most interesting attractions on the East side of Nice, including the Old Town, the Promenade des Anglais, and the port area, telling you all about the city's history and culture along the way.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
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$120.50
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Nice Private Walking Tour

Nice Private Walking Tour

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Flexible starting times. Flexible start and finish locations. Flexible Group size – we are happy to look after differing group sizes We can adjust the tour to suit the individual needs of your group. We can adjust the pace. We guarantee individual attention. We guarantee you will see many local landmarks and out-of-the-way nooks and crannies. Marvel at the local history and discover great places to eat and to shop. Your guide will point out all the best photo-ops so you can take home those very special memories.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.74
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100% Nice - Private Premium Tour

100% Nice - Private Premium Tour

Maximize your time in Nice on a private tour of the city and take in all the highlights of the French Riviera capital in just one day. Explore the atmospheric Old Town; admire the elegant mansions and parks of Cimiez Hill; walk the Promenade des Anglais; and enjoy wine tasting at a Bellet winery (own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 7 hours
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$807.35
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Beautiful Nice History and Attractions - Private tour

Beautiful Nice History and Attractions - Private tour

With limited time to discover Nice, this private half-day sightseeing tour ensures you maximize your time with a customized itinerary and private transport. Explore the atmospheric Old Town, walk the Promenade des Anglais, enjoy views of the Bay of Angels from Castle Hill, or admire the Roman ruins of Cimiez.
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  • 4 hours
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$482.00
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Half-Day Private Nice Walking Tour and Bellet Wine Tasting

Half-Day Private Nice Walking Tour and Bellet Wine Tasting

Discover the capital of the French Riviera on a private half-day tour that can be customized to your preferences. Follow your guide on a walking tour of Nice; explore the atmospheric Old Town and the scenic Promenade des Anglais; then head to the Bellet vineyards to enjoy wine tasting with a view of the ocean.
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  • 4 hours
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$482.00
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Shore excursion from Villefranche to Nice & Chateau de Crémat wine tasting

Shore excursion from Villefranche to Nice & Chateau de Crémat wine tasting

Meet your guide in Villefranche sur Mer and spend 5 hours touring this lovely area. Take in stunning views from Mont Boron, cruise along the Promenade des Anglais, see an Eastern Orthodox cathedral, and admire the scenic vineyards in Bellet. Visit Château de Crémat to taste local wines and learn about the wine production process. Explore the Old Town of Nice before your tour concludes.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in Nice

Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in Nice

Take home professional photos of your time in Nice with this private photo experience. Great for those who don’t want to spend their vacation glued to their cameras or smartphones, the experience is led by a local photographer who has in-depth knowledge about the city’s finest vantage points. After posing for photos against Nice landmarks and hidden corners, you’ll receive a link to an online gallery of your photos.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$199.48
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