Guided tour

Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

78 reviews

Activity provider: NiceFunTours

Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

Activity provider: NiceFunTours
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From US$ 28.74 per person

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Dive into Nice's compelling history. Hear insider stories about the Nice Town Hall, the Nice Cathedral, and more. Learn about Niçoise delicacies at a local flower market.

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Duration 135 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the winding alleyways of the Old Town
  • Walk through a popular local market
  • Mount Castle Hill for sweeping views of the sea
Full description
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.
  • 2-hours guided city tour through the Old City/Castle Hill
  • Personal purchases
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The Fountain Of the Sun. You can spot your guide wearing a yellow t-shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 78 reviews

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Fantastic tour! Tour guide Chris was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and funny. Lots of interesting history and local tips. An exceptionally well done 2+ hours tour from a real Nicois. A great way to get some insight into the city of Nice and nearby towns, perfect for near the start of your stay!

August 13, 2022

I loved this tour! I learnt so much and Chris’ enthusiasm and deep love of his city shine through. He is an engaging and friendly guide with a wealth of knowledge. He also gave great restaurant tips and best of all, his lovely Mum baked a treat for us. I highly recommend this tour.

July 21, 2022

It was a super interesting tour, I learned a lot from it. Gave good tips on where to go without seeing many tourists. Everything was explained very well. Chris was extremely happy to be able to show us the city as a local. The only point of criticism: He started the small talk, but quickly broke it off without asking any questions. He went to the other participants.

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July 16, 2022

Product ID: 238412