Nice: Old Town Treasures and Castle Hill Walking Tour

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Discover the highlights of Nice Old Town and Castle Hill on a walking tour with a local guide. Explore a labyrinth of colorful streets and learn about its history from its Greek origins until now.

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Highlights

  • Stroll the labyrinth of small streets in Vieux Nice (Nice Old Town)
  • Learn the history of Nice, from its Greek origins to its glamorous status today
  • Discover the nicest squares of the old town & baroque treasures (churches)
  • See the waterfall, ruins & panoramic views of the city from Castle Hill
  • Taste of local food included

Description

Get a local’s perspective of Vieux-Nice on an informative 3-hour walking tour of Nice Old Town and Castle Hill. Meet your guide on the seafront, next to the stairs and elevator up to Castle Hill. Listen to an introduction to the history of the most Italian-style French city, starting with its Greek foundations, through its time as a dominion of Savoy to the modern day. Learn about the influence of the English and Russian aristocracy, discover how it got its name, and more. Then, enter the Old Town through a gate built during the reign of one of the last Italian governors. See the old houses of the local nobility, and marvel at baroque churches and monuments. Go to one of the most famous markets in Nice, and breathe in the aromas of the produce on sale (food market only in the morning tour). Explore a honeycomb of tiny streets, learning the history of each square, street name, and design. Next, ascend to the top of Castle Hill passing through some of the quietest areas of Vieux Nice. Walk through a forest to the old cemeteries with their panoramic views of the city and harbor. Admire the ruins of the old fortifications, and see the majestic waterfall on the Colline du Chateau. A taste of local food (1 or 2 or 3 specialties from Nice) is included in the tour. Get useful advice and tips on how to spend the rest of your time in Nice from your knowledgeable guide.

Includes

Guide Local food tasting

Important Information

  • Please note that if you would like to visit the inside of churches you must dress appropriately (no flip flops, t-shirts, or swim wear)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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