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Welcome to Nice the Beautiful - a tour of Old Town and Castle Hill by Walkative!

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

Walkative was established in 2007 by a group of young enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed tour guides. Today, we operate in 20 cities in countries across all of Europe and beyond, including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Israel. We have already guided more than 3 million tourists, with more than 350 000 in 2023 only! Despite this growth, we stay true to our values: be local and present the history of our cities in a professional, yet entertaining way, accessible for everybody, regardless their budget. We provide service not only in big, well established places like Berlin, Paris or Krakow, but also smaller, less known, yet no less fascinating locations, like Nice, Toruń or Lublin. We cooperate with highly trained, professional guides providing both engaging tip-based and regular fixed-price tours. And most importantly - we know our cities by heart! Join us and stay Walkative!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Nice the Beautiful - a tour of Old Town and Castle Hill


Informative, inspiring and lots of fun!


Join Walkative! as we explore the history, the art, the architecture, and of course the food of Nice. You will very quickly see why “Nissa La Bella” (Nice the beautiful) is more than just the city’s motto. Learn tons of interesting, sometimes quirky facts along the way, and do so JUST IN TIME for lunch……or Happy Hour. And don’t worry, we will show you where to eat so that you can enjoy Nice like a local, because we know this city by heart! Just be warned, Nice can easily steal your heart. It stole ours. See you soon!


Nice, a gem on the French Riviera surrounded by majestic mountains and the sparkling sea, boasts a rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. From its Greek origins as Nikaia to its transformation into a 19th-century aristocratic retreat, the city has always been a beacon of elegance and artistry, inspiring legends like Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. 


During the tour you will see all of Nice's treasures: the bustling Place Massena, the iconic Promenade des Anglais with its azure blue chairs, and the historic Vieux Nice, the Old Town. We will see the hyperrealistic paintings - Trompe L'Oeils, explore the lively Cours Saleya market, and learn about the city's fascinating history, from the House of Savoy's winter palace to the tales of the "bank heist of the century." We will admire architectural marvels like the Negresco hotel and the Opera House. The tour will finish at Castle Hill, offering breathtaking views of the city's picturesque landscape. 


Join our tour and discover the beauty of Nice, a city with a Greek name, an Italian feel, and a distinctly French flair. Experience why icons like Queen Victoria and Elton John have called it home. Book now and see for yourself!



During this 2,5 hour tour you will see and hear:

  • Fontaine du Soleil at Place Massena
  • The Underground River at Parc du Paillon
  • Conversations a Nice – modern art installation
  • 9 Lignes Obliques – “Nine Diagonal Lines” artwork
  • Les Trompes l’oeil – hyperrealistic façade paintings
  • The Promenade des Anglais 
  • The history of the blue chairs
  • The legendary Negresco hotel 
  • The Opera House of Nice
  • The Cours Saleya flower market
  • Place Rossetti
  • Palace of the Prefecture
  • Palace of Justice
  • Cathedral Sainte Reparate
  • Rue Droite



Look for the yellow umbrella at the meeting point!

ℹ️ ⚠️ ATTENTION - booking rules

Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travelers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a private tour in advance.


If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group our guide will ask you for the payment (12 eur/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.                                  

Please note that multiply bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.

This policy is implied in the best interest of our individual visitors. 

Please respect our rules.     

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  • Meeting point:
    6 Pl. Massena, 06300 Nice, France
    6 Pl. Massena, 06300 Nice, France
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    Fontaine du Soleil at Place Massena - look out for a yellow umbrella!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

75 ratings
4.9
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4.89
Fun
4.81
Expression
4.91
Quality
4.93
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4.88
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Timothy 20 Apr 2024
Sydney

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Great walk and very interesting info provided in a fun and interactive manner.
Sanja 16 Apr 2024
Helsinki

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Great way of learning more about the city, its history, culture and people. Our guide shared some very interesting facts and stories through out the tour.
Tito 14 Apr 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Amazing tour!! Really informative and breathtaking view points. Would definitely recommend it
Marissa 14 Apr 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Our walk was very informative and fun, thanks to Dinara.
Emily 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Our guide was knowledgable and passionate about the city! He had great stories to tell but our group felt like he kept us standing for too long while he talked. We would have liked to walk around more than we did.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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