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Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour and Castle Hill Option

Product ID: 54618
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Live the history of the capital of the French Riviera on a 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. Taste some local delicacies during the tour.
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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
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  • Learn about Vieux-Nice from a professional local guide
  • Admire the old homes of local nobles, historic monuments, and Baroque churches
  • Stop to taste some local delicacies recommended by your guide
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This 100-minute walking 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. Then 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) to enjoy breathtaking panoramic rooftop views, the waterfall, the ruins, the gardens, and the spectacular cemeteries.
  • Local and professional tour guide
  • Local food tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Coffee and other drinks
  • Ice cream
  • Hotel pick-up

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at Castel Plage, 8 Quai des Etats Unis, Nice. There is a big sign saying 'CASTEL' at the entrance to the private beach, which is open in spring time and summer. Please wait on top of the last stairs going to the beach before the Castle Hill

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

From US$ 42.59 per person

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Product ID: 54618