Guided tour

Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

4.4 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider:Nice Creative Tours
Guided tour

Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

Activity provider:Nice Creative Tours

From US$ 48.25 per person


Discover the highlights of Vieux Nice (Old Town) on a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide. Explore a labyrinth of colorful streets, and learn its history from its Greek origins. See the houses of local nobles, and enjoy panoramic views from Castle Hill

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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
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  • Stroll the labyrinth of small streets in Vieux Nice (Nice Old Town)
  • Enjoy a local food tasting on Castle Hill
  • Get panoramic views of the city and harbor from the old city fortifications
  • See the beautiful fountain at the Colline du Chateau
  • Learn the history of Nice, from its Greek origins to its glamorous status today
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Get a local’s perspective of Vieux-Nice on an informative 3-hour walking tour of Nice Old Town and Castle Hill. Meet your guide on the seafront, next to the stairs and elevator up to Castle Hill. Listen to an introduction to the history of the most Italian-style French city, starting with its Greek foundations, through its time as a dominion of Savoy to the modern day. Learn about the influence of the English and Russian aristocracy, discover how it got its name, and more. Then, enter the Old Town through a gate built during the reign of one of the last Italian governors. See the old houses of the local nobility, and marvel at baroque churches and monuments. Go to one of the most famous markets in Nice, and breathe in the aromas of the produce on sale. Explore a honeycomb of tiny streets, learning the history of each square, street name, and design. Next, ascend to the top of Castle Hill passing through some of the quietest areas of Vieux Nice. Walk through a forest to the old cemeteries with their panoramic views of the city and harbor. Admire the ruins of the old fortifications, and see the majestic waterfall on the Colline du Chateau. Tuck into a Provençal picnic in the castle gardens, and enjoy a platter of the best local food. Get useful advice and tips on how to spend the rest of your time in Nice from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Guide
  • Local food tasting
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Drinks
  • Ice cream

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the stairs of Castel Plage, 8 Quai des Etats Unis, 06300 Nice. It's the last stairs to the beach, just next to Castle Hill in Old Nice

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  • Please note that if you would like to visit the inside of churches you must dress appropriately (no flip flops, t-shirts, or swim wear)
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4.4 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Our tour started off a little rocky since our tour guide did not realize he had our appointment that morning. What started off shaky became a very nice day walking around with our guide Sam. He took his time, was not in a rush, and really explain the old town to us. His view was from a history and personal standpoint, since he actually lived inside the old town. My wife and i enjoyed the walking tour very much, and actually went back into the old town later that night to have dinner at a restaurant Sam recommended and have the specialty food of Nice.

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December 26, 2015

This was the first tour i took of the city and it was worth it. I got to explore and become more familiar with the city that i was able to enjoy the rest of my trip, having learned my surroundings. My guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgable. The small tour environment was nice as he really was attentive. Show us where Matisse lived and other little information that was fun to learn. I also took the panoramic tour by this group using eletric bikes. Another tour definitely worth checking. I had to reschedule my tour time last minute to another date and they allowed me to change dates without any additional fee.

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September 12, 2015

Mi familia y yo hemos quedado encantados de la visita y de las explicaciones de Samuel, guía profesional, ameno y simpático. Nos atendió en un castellano perfecto. A pesar de que éramos sus últimos clientes, ya por la tarde y después de que él hubiera tenido otras dos extenuantes visitas, hicimos el recorrido con mucha calma y relajados. No teníamos prisa por acabar. Ya llevábamos 3 días en Niza, habíamos visto ya parte de la ciudad y paseado por el casco antiguo y quizás este tipo de excursiones son para el primer día. Así pensábamos en un principio, pero estábamos equivocados. Samuel nos descubrió la historia y la realidad actual de la ciudad. Es una visita que recomiendo encarecidamente. Finalmente no probamos la socca, torta típica de harina de arroz, por la larga cola en en René Socca (¡sic!), pero afortunadamente terminamos cenando con Samuel en Cours Saleya, Mercado de Flores. Broche de oro perfecto. Salutations, Samuel! Merci beaucoup!

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August 5, 2017

Product ID: 54660