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Cultural and Gourmet Walking Tour of Old Nice

1. Cultural and Gourmet Walking Tour of Old Nice

Wander the honeycomb streets of Vieux Nice (Old Nice) in the company of a foodie guide, and taste some of the city’s best produce at 10 degustation stops. Along the way, learn the culture and traditions of Nice and its population in the city’s oldest neighborhood. Discover what the locals really like to do and eat at venues serving the best olive oils, wines, raviolis and pastas, cheese, bread, local main dishes and appetizers, pastries, candies, and much more. Guided by a local gourmet guide, with a wealth of knowledge and experience about the regional culture, the tour will let you experience the joie de vivre of the French Riviera first-hand, and ends with a typical aperitif of drinks. Along the way, discover the best of the hidden restaurants and bars to explore further during your time in Nice and the French Riviera.

Nice: Electric Bike Tour with Local Guide

2. Nice: Electric Bike Tour with Local Guide

Discover Nice on a guided electric bike tour. See some of the most famous landmarks of the city including Castle Hill, Fort Mont Alban, and the Promenade des Anglais. After arriving at the meeting you will have a short explanation of how the electric bike works. Get comfortable and fitted with safety gear before setting off on your adventure. After riding on the Promenade des Anglais along the sea, stop at the famous #ILOVENICE. Ride to the port to see the many beautiful yachts docked on the shore. Cycle along Villefranche sur Mer by bike lane, and ride to the maximum speed to arrive at Fort Alban where you will discover magnificent panoramic views of the city. After this stop at Villefranche, head back to agency by taking the Promenade des Anglais.

Côtes de Provence Wine Tour from Nice

3. Côtes de Provence Wine Tour from Nice

Explore the Côtes de Provence wine region on an 8-hour tour with an expert guide. Learn about the region’s climate, soil, and winemaking process while visiting family-owned wineries. Meet your English-speaking guide in Nice and head into the countryside of Provence in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. Guided by a wine expert, you’ll have private visits to quality wineries, including a Cru classé Côtes de Provence estate. Enjoy an opportunity to taste fine rosés from Provence and some powerful reds and aromatic whites as well. Visit two wineries in the morning, followed by some free time for lunch. Visit a third winery in the afternoon, before returning to Nice.

Nice Food Tour

4. Nice Food Tour

Meet your friendly guide at the Fountain of the Sun, then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Nice. Sample different kinds of artisanal olive oils and see how they're made. Or how about some classic Nice street food? A special savory pancake made with chickpea flour, crispy outside and soft inside, Socca is an essential of Nice Street Food. Pissaladière is a tasty onion tart, traditionally cooked in a wood oven and topped with olives and anchovies. Or imbibe in a typical Provencal wine with tapenade - olive-based with capers, anchovy, and divine olive oil. Very popular in the South of France, it is commonly enjoyed as a bread spread paired with a glass of Rosé. Try the specialties of Nice, cheeses flavored with olives or dried tomatoes, goat cheeses served with olive oil, ham, saucissons, and other charcuterie dishes. Follow up with a savory or sweet pie - your choice! Speaking of sweet, for a swan song, tuck into lavender or anise biscuits, lemon from Menton, or fresh homemade ice cream.

Nice: 3-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

5. Nice: 3-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

Your guide will lead you through the port, the old town, the seaside and up and down the main hill in the center of Nice, effortlessly on this 3-hour electric bike tour. Ride up Castle Hill and admire its gardens, waterfall, and ruins, and stop to enjoy views over the Bay of Angels. Have a quick look on the Mont Boron hill and its most beautifull Belle Epoque villas, some villas belong to internationally famous people. You’ll ride by the main monuments, squares, and gardens, and along the maze of streets of the Old Town. Visit other popular districts and markets in the city as well.

Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

6. Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

Explore the heart and history of Nice on a guided walking tour of the Vieux district. Taste some local delicacies during the tour. Begins at the Nice seafront just next to Castle Hill. At this point your guide will provide an introduction to the Greek origins of Nice, the Italian reign over the city, and the English and Russian aristocratic influences. Get answers to questions such as how Nice got its name, the reason for its location, and much more. Enter old Nice by a historic door dating to one of the last Italian governors. Begin your walking tour and learn about the old homes of local nobility. See the most impressive monuments and Baroque churches, and visit the city’s most famous market. Follow your guide through the honeycomb of tiny streets of old Nice and hear about the history of the squares and the street names. Stop to taste local delicacies suggested by the guide. Upgrade your tour to include a visit to the Castle Hill Park. After exploring the colorful streets of Nice Old Town, go uphill to get to know the history of the Castle Hill park (using either the lift or stairs). Marvel at breathtaking panoramic rooftop views from this vantage point overlooking the waterfall, the ruins, the gardens, and the spectacular cemeteries.

Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

7. Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Head to the quaint town of Grasse, known as the world’s perfume capital, on a full-day tour that begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Nice, Monaco, or Cannes. You’ll visit the Fragonard perfume factory, and have a chance to explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. The small-group tour continues on, traveling the scenic roads to Valbonne, a charming medieval village, where you can take a break for lunch at one of the charming cafés. Drive along the Loup River, passing stunning waterfalls, and head up to the tiny fortress of Gourdon for sweeping views across the French Riviera. Afterwards you’ll stop at the Bellet vineyards, located just outside Nice. Visit the Chateau de Cremat, built in 1906, and enjoy incredible views of the sea and taste their red, rosé, and white wines.

From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting Day Trip

8. From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting Day Trip

Produced from antiquity on terraces that overhang, between 200 and 400 meters, the left bank of Le Var, west of the city of Nice, the Bellet, or wine of Bellet, is harvested on the sole territory of the commune of Nice. First, visit the Château de Crémat vineyard, garden and wine cellar. Learn about the history of the castle and try some wines (for an additional charge). Then, head to the Domaine de la Source vineyard and wine cellar. Learn about the history of Domain and try some more wines.

Nice: Old Town Walking Tour w/ Local Tastings & Museum Entry

9. Nice: Old Town Walking Tour w/ Local Tastings & Museum Entry

Together with a multilingual guide, explore Old Town Nice on a walking tour. Visit some of the most historic spots of the city and get a taste of local products along the way. Take advantage of included entry tickets to the Palais Lascaris Museum. From Place Masséna, walk toward Cours Saleya, close to Promenade des Anglais. Blend into local life as you explore the city streets. Take a bite of a local specialty as you make your way through the old town. Before the end of the tour, stop at the Palais Lascaris Museum, a museum of ancient musical instruments and one of the most significant collections in France. Inspire your creative side as you explore the exhibits inside.

From Cannes: Saint-Tropez Private Full-Day Tour

10. From Cannes: Saint-Tropez Private Full-Day Tour

Take a private tour in the richest and most celebrated city on the French Riviera, Saint-Tropez. The beautiful city of Saint-Tropez is visited by media, celebrities, and the rich and famous from all over the world. You will experience all the charm of the city with artists painting along the pier and the splendid yachts on the water, and discover some of Saint-Tropez's secrets. Discover all this glamorous city has to offer, as well as the beautiful villages that dot the coast of the French Riviera between Saint-Tropez and Cannes. You will take the motorway to Le Muy and travel down the secret scenic road passing by Port Grimaud, a lovely village known as ‘little Venice’ with colored houses linked by canals and bridges . Then you will go to Saint-Tropez and experience the fashionable and luxury yachts. Explore the city and see the fishermen’s market, taste ice-cream and the famous ‘Tropezienne’ pie in front of the most fabulous yachts, the famous Red Sail beach, or Beach 55. You will also have your own free time to do some shopping and have lunch.

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based on 418 reviews

This eBike tour was a highlight of our time in beautiful Nice, and Kent made the ride such fun. Just a bit of history, but mainly a gorgeous, varied ride along the coast, up through the hills, with a stop for a drink at the harbor in lovely Villefranche sur mer. The viewpoint stops were breathtaking, the bikes were comfortable and easy to use. We highly recommend Nissalentours! (And Igloo the big, fluffy white dog is a wonderful greeter at the shop.)

Carmela was an excellent guide. Very friendly and everything we tasted was delicious, and we had a pretty local experience. I can really recommend the tour and her as a guide. I would love to do another tour with her in the future. We even celebrated the birthday of a relative without informing in advance, and she managed to organize a great surprise. Merci, thanks a lot, muchas gracias Carmela :)

Great trip. Guide Ocean was super and kept checking on us during tge tour she gave us tips for local sites after. Shop was easy to find off the promenade and bikes in good condition Great day out which i would recommend

Our guide Anke was wonderful. Very interested in ensuring we enjoyed the tour and our visit to Nice city. Would certainly recommend this activity to other travellers

Very nice guide with great knowledge about Nice. He took us around to several great restaurants. The food was very good. Recommended.