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How to Spend 1 Day in Nice

How to Spend 1 Day in Nice

The capital of the Côte d’Azur, Nice is a carnivalesque and hedonistic city, where glittering Mediterranean waters abut stately promenades, and seaside elegance mingles with artistic vibrancy. One day in town is enough time to sightsee, stroll, and dine in style—here’s how to plan the perfect itinerary.

 

Morning: An Indulgent Tasting Tour

From its mingled French and Italian heritage to its Mediterranean bounty, it’s no surprise that Nice is host to an exceptional food scene. Get your full day of adventuring off to an indulgent start when you embark on a culinary walking tour of the city (and enjoy some sightseeing opportunities as you wander, too). Traipse through Vieux Nice (the city’s scenic old town), visit bustling markets, and sample numerous local dishes, from pissaladière (a delicious onion flatbread) to salade Niçoise.

 

Afternoon: Streamlined Sightseeing

After a morning exploring Nice’s neighborhoods and markets on foot, kick back and relax when you book a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Settle into a seat on the upper deck to soak up the sun and enjoy panoramic views, and discover many of the city’s top landmarks in the space of a couple hours. Wend your way past the Promenade des Anglais and the Musée Marc Chagall, see the elegant neighborhood of Cimiez, and more. Alternatively, book a Segway excursion or e-bike tour for another fun and efficient way to discover Nice’s attractions.

 

Evening: Take to the Skies

The French Riviera’s impeccable scenery is famed the world over, and there’s nothing quite like seeing it from the air. If you only have one day in town, make the most of your Nice excursion and cap off your adventures with a helicopter journey. Book an early evening flight time so you can see the sun setting over the Mediterranean, and watch Nice’s neon lights slowly blinking on. Upon landing, head to one of the city’s constellation of Michelin-starred eateries for a meal to remember, or sip a nightcap at one of Nice’s storied hotels, such as Le Negresco.

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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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Nice City Tour and Old town Half-Day from Nice Small-Group
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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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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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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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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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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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French Riviera Segway Tour : Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer
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French Riviera Segway Tour : Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer

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Hop a Segway for a unique tour of the French Riviera's Nice and nearby Villefranche-sur-Mer. Take in some of Nice's top attractions such as Villefranche-sur-Mer citadel and the Promenade des Anglais. Then savor the sea breezes along the Mediterranean waterfront as you glide your way toward Villefranche-sur-Mer, known for its impressive citadel and bustling harbor. Along the way, your guide provides anecdotes and insights about the local area. All you will have to do is relax and enjoy the ride!
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