Nice Old Town Walking Tour & Castle Hill

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91 reviews   (4.82)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Nice, Nice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Your walking tour around Nice old Town and Castle Hill is one of the finest ways to explore this beautiful city along the French Riviera and the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. As the area is Nicknamed Nice the beautiful, our walking tour can help you to discover some of the finest aspects of Nice and truly see why it has been called a beautiful place for centuries. Experience with Locals guides, get insider tips on the best things to do, best places to see and where to go out. At the end of the tour enjoy a 360 panoramic view of Nice.

What's Included

English speaking Local Guide

Small Group

What's Not Included

Bottled water

Food & Drinks

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 80

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Place Massena
Place Masséna is a square in the city center of Nice, named after Marshal André Masséna, a native of Nice.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Neuf Lignes Obliques
Nine oblique lines ( neuf lignes obliques ) is a work by French artist Bernar Venet, located in Nice, France. Installed in 2010 in front of the Promenade des Anglais on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the annexation of the county of Nice to France.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Opera de Nice
The Opéra de Nice is the principal opera venue in Nice, France, which houses the Ballet Nice Méditerrannée and the Nice Philharmonic

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Maison Auer
This is the oldest Sweet Shop in Nice. Strategically located in front of the Opera house the business was giving from father to son since the 1820s.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya
Here every morning except Monday when there is antiques market you can find a traditional flower market. In the shade of striped awnings, hundreds of flowers make eyes at you as well as fruits and vegetables, all of which come uniquely from the inland region of Nice

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palais de la Prefecture
Palais de la Prefecture is a magnificent building; build here in the XVIth century to host Savoie family (rulers of Nice) after the castle of Nice was abandoned.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palais de Justice de Paris
Built in the 1890s, the Hall of Justice was designed according to the very traditional principle of a colonnade and a great neoclassical staircase.
The sign “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité”, French for "Liberty, equality, fraternity” which you can see above the doors is the national motto of France

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Place Rossetti
Place Rossetti is famous among the local for the best Gelato Places in Nice

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate
The Sainte-Réparate de Nice cathedral is a catholic cathedral built in the old town of Nice. The actual building was built between 1650 and 1699, year of its consecration.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Promenade des Anglais
The Golden Age of Nice At the turn of the century, Nice was a winter resort for the rich, and was virtually deserted in the summer. At that time, the winter climate was so moderate that white was considered appropriate attire. Only the nouveau riche (hipsters) would be so crass as to vacation on the Riviera in the heat of the summer, like Nicole and Dick Diver in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Castle Hill of Nice
The Nice castle was a fortified work with a military vocation, present from the XIᵉ to the XVIIIᵉ century on a rocky hill, overlooking the bay of Nice. After undergoing several sieges, notably in 1543 and 1691, it was taken in 1705 by French troops and then destroyed in 1706 by order of Louis XIV

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Free Nice Walking Tour with Jenny - Excellent
bakerwk, 07-11-2022
We did the free Nice evening walking tour with Jenny. She was so passionate about the city and gave us a great overview of the city and some excellent restaurant suggestions. We were the only ones on our tour since others who made reservations did not show up.
Fun day in Nice -not to be missed
Judith_d, 06-11-2022
The views from Castle Hill were breath taking.
Our guide Jenny was delightful and make our outing a true treat!
Wonderful tour of Nice
PennyMinnesota, 20-10-2022
Just loved this tour with Julia! She was so informative, knew her history and the sites. It gave us a good overview of Nice and makes us want to spend a few more days here someday. It was well worth the two hours we had for just one day before our flight. We walked the 200 plus steps up to Castle Hill (out of breath for this 73 year old)....but would have liked knowing there was a elevator if I'm not mistaken. But I made it and the view over Nice was worth it.
Unforgettable morning tour
gwenka96, 18-10-2022
Jenny is a very funny, friendly & open person who shared interesting background information and amusing anecdotes about the city. It was an amazing and perfect tour from beginning to end - including great insiders and recommendations for food and drinks. Thanks a lot!
Great Introduction to Nice
karenkks, 27-11-2022
The tour Jenny took us on exposed us to architecture, art work, history, markets and cultural stories. We also went up Castle Hill and had beautiful views of Nice. Jenny is an incredible guide and historian.

The walking tour is a fantastic way to be introduced to Nice and it’s history!

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