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Price: 

€34 / Person

Nice Walking Tour
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by REAL Local Guide

Best Rated Walking Tour In Nice on

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Basic information

Short

description

Discover Old Nice’s rich history through its iconic landmarks: the Opera House’s grandeur, Castle Hill’s vistas, Cathedral Sainte Reparate’s spiritual beauty, and the radiant Fountain du Soleil. Explore each site’s unique story and significance.

Total time

~ 2 hours 00 minutes

Language

English / French

Price

€34 / person

Meeting point

Enfing point

Colline Du Chateau

(Castle Hill)

Additional Info

♿️ This tour is accessible for those with reduced mobility, with the exception of the final hill ascent. There is a lift available, but it is not always operational. If the lift is out of service, we will take the stairs.

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About

BOOKING POLICY

Reservations are required for all tours. NiceFunTours offers limited group tours conducted by real, certified guides to enhance your experience. These tours are ideal for both individual travelers and larger groups, ensuring a personalized and enriching experience.

Meet your guide 5 minutes before the scheduled time

You will find your guide wearing a Yellow T-shirt with the logo NiceFunTours on it.

Our tours are operated by

🏅 REAL Guides 🏅

Discover the Charm of Nice with Nice Fun Tours ❤️

Welcome to Nice Fun Tours, your gateway to exploring the vibrant culture, stunning scenery, and rich history of Nice, France. Our expertly guided walking tours are designed to immerse you in the beauty and excitement of this iconic Riviera city, promising an unforgettable experience for travelers of all ages.

Exploring a city by foot isn’t just walking; it’s unlocking secrets with every step you take, especially when you’re shadowed by a local expert who’s a treasure trove of stories and insights. Free Nice Walking Tours offers just that—a deep dive into the heart of the city with someone who’s not just guiding; they’re part of the city’s living history.

Picture this: Our Nice tour begins at the vibrant Place Massena, under the watchful gaze of Apollo’s statue—god of music, truth, and a few other impressive portfolios like healing and sunlight. This isn’t just a meeting point; it’s a symbol, encapsulating the spirit of Nissa La Bella in a single grand figure.

The saga of Nice began in 350 BC, founded by Greek mariners who were fresh from a victory in Marseille. They named their new city after the Greek goddess of Victory, Nikaia, celebrating their conquest. Now, as you lace up your sneakers—perhaps spotting that famous swoosh (a nod to Nike, anyone?)—imagine you’re treading along the same paths once roamed by Greek warriors…Now that’s an interesting tour, right?

From every step through Nice’s charming blend of Italianate and French aesthetics, you’ll find yourself connecting dots and uncovering layers of history, all while comfortably decked out in your trusty trainers. Ready for an unexpected journey through time? Let’s make tracks and uncover the hidden narratives woven into the very fabric of the French Riviera. Who said history couldn’t be fun and stylish?

Nissa la Bella

Kicking off our journey from the bustling Place Massena, we quickly hit a cultural jackpot: the exquisite Belle Epoque Opera of Nice with your trusty tour guide. But that’s just the opening act! We’ll saunter into the Old Town, the pulsing heart of Nice, where the energy is infectious, day and night promising an awesome tour. At the core of this vibrant district is the Cours Saleya, a perfect spot to catch a breath and embrace the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle. Feel free to meander through the colorful market stalls, snag some local treasures, and maybe just bask in the sunny ambiance for a spell.

Don’t forget to glance eastward where Castle Hill looms, crowned by the storied Bellanda Tower—a site steeped in tales of Berlioz and “King Lear.”

Next up, we’ll dive into the world of modern musings at Galerie des Ponchettes, renowned for its rotating exhibits of contemporary art. Then, in the quaint Place Rossetti, home to the Pre-Raphaelite namesake Dante Rossetti, prepare to be wowed by the baroque splendor of La Cathédrale Ste Réparate.

Eager to explore these wonders firsthand? Great! Come along on our fantastic FREE walking tour of Nice. And if you’re in the mood for something a bit more exclusive, why not book a private tour? Our stellar guides are ready to offer you a personalized peek into Nice’s best-kept secrets, ensuring a truly unique visit.

Our walk-in nice take you through the following areas: 

1. Place Massena – Start from this central, bustling square and go through it at your own pace.

2. Promenade du Paillon – Next, stroll through this lush green corridor right next to Place Massena.

3. Opera House of Nice – Continue to this cultural landmark for a glimpse of architectural beauty.

4. Nice Old Town – Dive into the charming streets and vibrant life of the Old Town.

5. Cours Saleya Flower Market – Explore the bustling market within the Old Town, perfect for a sensory delight.

6. Palais de Justice – Just a short walk from the market, observe the grandeur of Nice’s main courthouse.

7. Palais de la Préfecture – Discover this historic building in the vicinity of the Old Town.

8. Place Rossetti – Immerse yourself in the heart of the Old Town, home to the stunning Ste Réparate Cathedral.

9. Promenade des Anglais – Exit the Old Town and walk along this famous seaside promenade for breathtaking views.

10. Nice Castle Hill – Conclude with a climb to this historic site for panoramic views of the city and sea.

11. Tips for food, drinks, and more… – Throughout the tour, indulge in local gastronomy and refreshments.

This arrangement allows for an efficient and thematic exploration of Nice’s most iconic sites that covers everything from the Sun Fountain, to special places to dine during a night tour. 

Why Choose Nice Fun Tours?

At Nice Fun Tours, we believe that the best way to experience any beautiful city is on foot. Our walking tours are crafted to showcase the hidden gems and famous landmarks of Nice, offering a blend of entertainment, education, and exhilaration. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, our tours are tailored to provide a comprehensive view of the city’s unique allure.

Our Tours

The Historical Heartbeat

Dive into the past with our Historical Heartbeat tour, where the stories of Old Nice come to life. Wander through narrow, picturesque streets lined with Baroque architecture, and discover the secrets that lie behind the façade of the bustling flower market. Our knowledgeable guides will transport you back in time, recounting tales of the artists, aristocrats, and locals who shaped the city’s history.

Art and Artists

Nice has long been a haven for artists, and interesting stories inspired by the luminous light and vivid colors of the Côte d’Azur. Our Art and Artists tour explores the haunts and homes of legendary figures like Matisse and Chagall. Visit the museums dedicated to their work, stroll through the districts where they lived and painted, and see the city through their creative eyes.

Culinary Delights

No visit to Nice is complete without indulging in its culinary delights. This tour takes you through local markets and specialty food shops where you can taste regional specialties like socca and salade niçoise. Learn about the culinary history of Nice and the Mediterranean influences that shape its food culture today.

Sunset Promenade

Experience the magic of Nice as the sun sets with our Sunset Promenade tour. Walk along the famed Promenade des Anglais, enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, and capture the moment when the sky and sea meet in a spectacular display of colors. It’s the perfect way to end a day in Nice.

Why Our Guides Make a Difference

Our team of friendly, experienced guides is passionate about Nice and dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible. They are locals who love their city and enjoy sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors. Our private tours provide insights and personal anecdotes, which add a unique and personal touch to every tour.

How Do Our Paid Walking Tour Compare To Our Free Walking Tours 

When choosing between our paid walking tours and free walking tours, each option offers a distinct experience tailored to different preferences and needs.

Our free walking tours are a fantastic introduction to Nice. They operate on a tips-only basis, which makes them accessible to everyone, regardless of budget. These tours cover key highlights and major attractions, providing a comprehensive overview of the city’s rich history and vibrant culture. The free tours are typically conducted in larger groups, making them a great opportunity to meet fellow travelers.

On the other hand, our paid walking tours offer a more personalized and in-depth exploration of Nice. These tours are conducted in smaller groups, ensuring a more intimate experience and direct interaction with our knowledgeable guides. The paid tours delve deeper into specific aspects of Nice, such as its culinary landscape, art scene, or hidden historical sites, providing insights that go beyond the usual tourist paths. Additionally, paid tours often include exclusive access to certain locations and may come with other value-added services like audio headsets for clearer listening in bustling areas.

Whether you choose the spontaneity and communal vibe of our free tours or the enhanced, focused experience of our paid tours, you’re guaranteed a memorable exploration of Nice. Each option is designed to match different styles and expectations, ensuring every guest leaves with cherished memories.

Join Us

Ready to explore Nice in a fun and engaging way? Join Nice Fun Tours for an authentic journey through one of France’s most beautiful cities including charming Old Town. Whether you’re looking to delve into history, art, and food or simply enjoy the scenic views, we have a tour that will enrich your visit and leave you with lasting memories.

Visit our website to book your tour today and take the first step towards experiencing the captivating charm of Nice with Nice Fun Tours—where every step tells a story.

FAQs

Q. Is Nice Walk Friendly?

A. Yes, Nice is Walk Friendly, and you don’t need to have a car to get around. 

Q. Can we walk anywhere we want In Nice?

A. Yes, most places can be reached on foot. Plus, it is a great way to discover the city. That said, the city has an excellent tram network, and affordable tickets to help you move about if you don’t want to walk. 

Q. Which is the most popular street in Nice? 

A. A tour around Nice’s coolest streets naturally begins with the most famous one, the Promenade des Anglais, which stretches nearly 7 kilometers from the airport in the west to the Quai des États-Unis in the east.

Q. Where you shouldn’t stay in Nice? 

A. The Ariane and Les Liserons neighborhoods, located in the northern part of Nice, are characterized by higher crime rates and social issues, making them less appealing for tourists. It is recommended to avoid these areas, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the surroundings.

Meeting point

Fountain du Soleil at Place Massena

BOOKING POLICY

Reservations are required for all tours. NiceFunTours offers limited group tours conducted by real, certified guides to enhance your experience. These tours are ideal for both individual travelers and larger groups, ensuring a personalized and enriching experience or book a Private Tour. For more information on, please contact us.

Meet your guide 5 minutes before the scheduled time

You will find your guide wearing a Yellow T-shirtwith the logo NiceFunTours on it.

Our tours are operated by

🏅 REAL Guides 🏅

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