Nice Castle & palace tours

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Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

1. Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

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.

Nice: 3-Hour Essentials Bike Tour

2. Nice: 3-Hour Essentials Bike Tour

This is an ideal bike tour to explore the city of Nice and Baie des Anges for the first time. Peddle alongside a local guide who knows the true history of the monuments inside and around the old town and the city's main squares. Choose between an e-bike or classic bike. On this biking adventure, get to know the wonders of Massena and Garibaldi, the justice palace, the Residence Palace of the Kings of Savoya, and other must-see sights. Get the most out of your trip with a guide who has local know-how. Pass in front of the world-renowned Palaces of Promenade des Anglais, cross the harbor with its antique shops, and see Castle Hill and its gardens, waterfall, panoramic points, and oldest ruins where the first inhabitants settled.

Nice to Monaco Round-Trip Ferry Tickets

3. Nice to Monaco Round-Trip Ferry Tickets

Discover the beauty of the French Riviera by sea, and see the sights from Nice to Monaco on a round-trip ferry trip. The cruise takes an hour or less each way, and along the way you can relax and take in the panoramic views of this scenic region. When you arrive in Monaco, you’ll be greeted by the grandeur of the town built on a rock overlooking the sea. This independent state, surrounded by French territory, features a mix of ancient and ultra-modern architecture. During your time in Monaco, you can visit the Prince's Palace, the Casino, and the Oceanographic Museum. At the end of the day, you’ll return to Nice by ferry, once again enjoying the stunning views en route. Schedule: Departure from Nice: 9:30 AM Arrival in Monaco: 10:15 AM Departure from Monaco: 5:00 PM Arrival in Nice: 6:00 PM

Nice: Grand Tour by Segway

4. Nice: Grand Tour by Segway

Experience the French Riviera city of Nice on an easy-to-ride, self-balancing Segway. Cruise through the city highlights on a 2-hour or 3-hour tour. Discover sights like the Old Town, Castle Hill, and Place Rossetti. Meet your guide and depart from the Promenade des Anglais after a short training session to ensure you are confident and comfortable on your vehicle. Cross through the Old Town, admiring streets lined with shops, baroque buildings, and a famous flower market.  Learn about the Italian influence of the architecture as your guide shares anecdotes about the city’s history and suggests things to see and do for the rest of your stay. Continue past grand Baroque buildings like the Place St-Francois and Place Garibaldi. Stop to take photos at monuments like the former home of Matisse, Place Rossetti, and Rauba Capeu, where you can take spectacular photos of the curving coastline. Ascend Castle Hill, where you will find an oasis of landscaped gardens and a waterfall.  Take in the views of the Baie des Anges, mountains of the Alps, and the port of Nice. Then, push the Segway to its limits by riding around at its maximum speed of 12 mph (20 kph).

Nice: Private Segway Tour

5. Nice: Private Segway Tour

Would you rather go on a more intimate and private tour with friends or family than on cultural tour with an unknown group ? A personalized tour, only you can choose? Your private guide will adapt to your wishes and will help you discover the best places in Nice on a segway. A sensational trip to the Old town, stopping in the market, with cultural references and recommendations of places to eat or drink. Your guide will be taking photos which you can keep. This is a great apportunity to be part in a unique expérience where you can combine human contact and an amazing trip in the center of one of the most beautiful towns of France.  Take a tour in the city of Nice and explore its architectural and cultural heritage, history, gastronomy, and unique landscapes offered by the city after a short Segway training. The tour starts on the Promenade des Anglais that is world renowned. During a training session with your guide, you will learn the basics of riding your personal transporter. Then, it’s time to set off on your exploration of one of France’s most beautiful cities. Cross the old town and admire its picturesque and refreshing streets, Provencal shops, pure baroque style buildings ,and its famous flower market. You will sense the Italian influence. Your guide will share anecdotes about Nice’s history and suggest things to see and do later and will be happy to take photos of you on your Segway during your stops. If you choose the 2-hour option, leave the old town for accelerating to reach the top of Castle Hill, a real oasis. There, enjoy an exceptional view of the Baie des Anges, the Alps, the old town ,and the port of Nice. Castle Hill is also where you can fully experience the excitement of riding a Segway by cruising at its maximum speed of 12 mph (20 kph) ! Discover different major sites such as the Nice Promenade des Anglais, Le Quai des Etats-Unis, Old Town of Nice, Matisse’s house, Cours Saleya, the Courthouse square , the Rossetti square and the platform Rauba Capeu where you can capture splendid photos of the curving coastline before your beautiful Segway tour rolls to a close.

Nice: 3-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

6. 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: Electric Scooter Rental

7. Nice: Electric Scooter Rental

Rent an electric scooter which will allow you to see discover the city of Nice with ease. Explore the city like a local at your own pace with these comfortable electric scooters. With a big range, 45km of autonomy , it will be possible to go to Villefranche sur Mer and Cap Ferrat ! Avoid traffic jams and start your exploration of the city by following the sea on the Promenade des Anglais. Then, discover Old Nice with its fabulous Cours Saleya market, restaurants, and colorful alleys. Take to the heights by climbing Castle Hill where you will have magnificent panoramic views of the entire city.

Nice: Sightseeing Walking Tour

8. Nice: Sightseeing Walking Tour

The best way to explore a city is on foot. And the best way to discover the must-see places of a city is to have a competent local guide. Then come discover Nice la belle (Nissa la bella) as the locals say. It is one of the most visited cities in France, a title deserved since the city has a very particular history and geography that makes it a superb city both culturally and visually. Once a Greek counter and then a Gallo-Roman city, the city was once the only maritime gateway in the States of Savoy. Nice was then part of the Piedmont Sardinia kingdom until 1860, so the Nice region is one of the last to have joined France. There is also a very Mediterranean culinary culture mainly inspired by Provence and Italy. You certainly know the famous salad of Nice (without potato attention) or the pan bagnat, but don’t worry you still have a lot of Nice specialties to discover. We will of course visit the unmissable Old Nice with its narrow and colorful streets, these small baroque churches, its sumptuous palaces, its countless bars and restaurants, not to mention its art galleries, since Nice is a city of art and history listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2021. Of course we will not miss the French Copacabana, the Promenade des Anglais, a large maritime boulevard whose image is known worldwide. It is the very symbol of Nice. And the hill of the castle ideally placed at the seaside the hill offers a garden that is the favorite park of the Nice and tourists, its shady alleys and its multiple points of view allow to discover exceptional panoramas on the bay of angels, the city, the hills and the Prealps

Nice: E-Bike 7 Hills Tour

9. Nice: E-Bike 7 Hills Tour

Discover Nice and its countryside on this guided e-bike tour. Explore the French Riviera, the Hill of Cimiez, and ascend to the highest point of Nice Hills and enjoy the panoramic view it offers. Discover a new aspect of Nice by climbing without effort to the top of the Hill of Cimiez with its Roman ruins and arena and admire the Belle Epoque period with its beautiful palaces and villas where queens and kings lived. Visit its religious past through the Monastery of Cimiez and its unique roses gardens. After this stop, you will continue the ascent to the highest point of Nice Hills, where a waterfall dominates the whole bay of Angels for a stop to admire the breathtaking panorama. After this refreshing stop, you will be offered different options which includes: small authentic villages, perched vineyards over the Var Valley, a secret monument hidden in the mountains (hiking) or river corners for natural spot lovers.

Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

10. Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

Spend 3 hours seeing the sights of Nice, the glamorous capital of the French Riviera. On this small-group tour you’ll stroll down the celebrated Promenade des Anglais that stretches along the Mediterranean coast. Visit the Old Town, known as Vieux Nice, and soak up the atmosphere at the flower and flea markets. Stroll past pavement cafés and trendy boutiques in central Nice, and head to the top of Castle Hill to see its manicured gardens and the panoramic views of Nice, St. Tropez, and the French Alps. Nice has many charming districts, as you’ll discover on this tour. Wander around the aristocratic Cimiez neighborhood, and see the Regina Palace where Queen Victoria once stayed. You’ll also take in the Chagall and Matisse museums and the Franciscan church and monastery. See the Russian district and admire the Russian Orthodox Church, which is the largest outside Russia, before heading back to your hotel in Cannes or Nice.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 28 reviews

We had an amazing time with Chris on this tour. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Chris was born in Nice and his love and appreciation for the city comes through. Our kids (8 and 10) listed the walking tour as the highlight of our time in Nice. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking at a tour.

Our guide was amazing and the segway experience was a great way to see Castel Hill and the old town of Nice. Our guide was very knowledgeable and delivered great information on the sites we were at.

Our guide was incredible. So good. Walked at good pace and stopped to give interesting information. We had thoroughly enjoyable 2 hours and loved the ice cream recommendation.

Gianni was excellent today on our walking tour of Old Town! As we walked through the city he showed us some of his favorite places and shared the history of Nice.

Our guide Chris was wonderful! Very engaging and knowledgeable, he even brought us some traditional Nice food his mom made so we could try it! Highly recommend