Guided tour

Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

Activity provider: Nice Creative Tours
Guided tour

Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

Activity provider: Nice Creative Tours

From US$ 31.21 per person


Live the history of Nice on a guided walking tour in the medieval old town known as Vieux-Nice. Learn about the city’s history from its Greek origins through the days of Italian governors.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
French, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn about Vieux-Nice from a professional local guide
  • Get insider tips about where to shop and eat in NIce from your local guide
  • Stop to taste some local delicacies recommended by your guide
  • Immerse yourself in the maze of alleys and streets of Nice's old town
Full description

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.

  • Local and professional tour guide
  • Local food tasting
  • Guided tour of Castle Hill (if option selected)
  • Coffee and other drinks
  • Ice cream
  • Hotel pickup

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • You can dress however you like, although some churches may refuse entry if you're wearing sandals or a baseball cap
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 223 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Value for money
  • Service
  • Organization

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging, and made the tour fun as well as interesting. I learnt little details about the area that I wouldn't have found out otherwise, and there was a great camaraderie among our small group. I would definitely recommend this tour, especially if you have never visited Nice before.

March 24, 2023

It was myself and two other travelers led by our wind guide Carmela. She showed us all the best places in old town and gave us some great information about the history. On top of that, she had us taste all of the best foods in the market and the shops and we had a picnic at the top of the old castle.

March 24, 2023

Samuel was very knowledgeable about the Nice old town. He knew everything from history till arts. He could walk us through the history of Nice from the beginning to an end. He also brought us to the market with lots of tasty and authentic street food. I love the pork knuckle very much! Anyone interested in history and good spots for photos, you just need to be with him.

Read more

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 54618