Nice is one of the most beautiful cities in France, it is undeniable. Whether you want to stroll through its picturesque cobblestone streets or take a stroll on the famous Promenade des Anglais, the opportunities to spend time in this beautiful city are endless.
To make the most of your stay in Nice, we offer you 5 ideas for guided tours of Nice! Whether by bike, on foot or by beer-bike, these experiences will allow you to visit Nice with the comments of a local guide. You will create authentic memories in the one we call “Nissa la bella”.
1. Nice Free guided tour on foot
By far the most beautiful district of Nice, rich in history and culture, the Old Nice is as charming as it is lively.
During this free guided walking tour, a passionate local guide takes you through the winding cobbled streets to the must-see sites of Nice. In particular, you will have the opportunity to discover all the colors, smells, fresh products and delicious specialties (such as the Socca) that make up the famous food and flower market of the Cours Saleya.
Thanks to the detailed comments of the guide who knows the local history in all its details, this guided tour of Nice also allows you to explore hidden treasures that you might not have noticed.
During this free guided tour of Old Nice, in addition to the Cours Saleya market, you will also pass through Place Massena, the opera house, the Galerie des Ponchettes, the Belanda Tower, Place Rossetti and other places.
At the end of the tour, which lasts 2h to 2h30, you will know the Old Nice like the back of your hand, and the best places to eat and drink!
2. Visit Nice by bike
Another idea from unusual guided tour in Nice, this time get on a bike to ride around Nice and its surroundings. There are several guided tours in Nice that allow you to discover the city by bike.
Among the many guided bike tours, one of them starts in the charming Port Lympia of Nice. You then begin the ascent of the Mont Boron park, on the outskirts of the city. Don’t worry, the visit can be done with an electric bicycle. Marked with old wild olive trees, oaks and pines, the park covers 57 hectares.
At the top of the park, 183 meters above sea level, is the imposing fortress of Mont Alban, with its fascinating military history and its unobstructed view of Nice.
The visit continues to the old medieval village of Villefranche-sur-Mer, just in time for a swim and a meal by the sea.
If you don’t want a guided bike tour to explore Nice, you can simply rent a bike in a store in the center of Nice, and ride the miles of bike path along the Baie des Anges.
With a total of 125 km of bike paths, the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolis is easy to discover by bike. Note that a Blue bike rental service is available from the metropolis. Registration costs 1.5€. Then, the first half hour is free, the second half hour is 1€ and each additional hour is 2€.
3. Visit by Beer Bike
If for you “guided tour” rhymes with “boredom”, then you won’t be disappointed by this unusual activity. Thought for EVG-EVJFs, or for groups of friends, the guided tour of Nice by Beer Bike is far away from conventional tours.
The “Beer Bike” could be translated by “festive bike”: it is a completely crazy machine that will delight the big beer consumers. Help yourself to a few pints and pedal while enjoying the view! As you will have understood, the Beer Bike is a mix of a sports activity and a mobile bar to quench your thirst for your favourite drink with friends.
During this guided tour of about 1h30, you will have the opportunity to pass through the most famous streets and squares of Nice, while having a good time around 10 liters of cold beer!
4. Visit in tourist mini-bus
If you want to let yourself be guided through the city without any effort, there is still the mini-van guided tour. With a maximum of 7 passengers, you will be able to discover Nice by asking all the questions you want to your driver and guide of the day.
During this visit, you will pass by the most beautiful squares of the city: the Lympia port, the Place Garibaldi, the Promenade des Arts, the Promenade des Anglais… You will plunge into the heart of the Roman district “Cimiez” with its arenas and its terms. You will then cross the Russian quarter and its splendid cathedral.
There are several companies in Nice specialized in this type of tour.
5. Visit by tramway
One of the advantages of Nice is that you don’t need a car if you only visit the city. You can leave it in the garage! Indeed, as we have seen, you can visit the city on foot or by bike, but another practical means of transport remains the tramway :
The Nice tramway has 3 lines :
Line 2 provides a West-East link from the airport to the city center (Jean Médecin station) ending at the port of Nice.
With a €1.50 ticket, you can travel for 74 min and different types of tickets exist for several days: Multi 10, 1 Day Pass, 7 Day Pass, Parcazur (round trip). The tramway allows you to travel 21 hours a day! From Monday to Sunday from 4:25 to 1:35.
You now know our 5 ideas of guided tours in Nice! If you discovered Nice in another way, don’t hesitate to share it with us as a comment, we will be happy to test it!