9 Best Walking Tours in Nice, France [2024]

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Looking for the best walking tour in Nice? You’ve come to the right guide.

Walking tours are a great way to explore a city, especially if you’re short on time. Personally, going on a walking tour on my first day in Nice changed my view of the city completely and was the very beginning of my love story with the region.

To help you find the best walking tours for your needs, we’ve put together a list of the best walking tours in Nice.

From foodie-focused tours to old-town historical tours, there’s something here for every kind of traveler.

All of these options come with experienced guides who will provide insight into the history and culture of Nice as well as answer any questions you may have along the way.

Don’t have time to read about all the tours on the list? No worries — the boat tour from Cannes is hands down this Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting. It has about more than 350 excellent reviews and will show you Nice’s most delicious food and wine.

Keep reading for a detailed description of each of the tours.

When you are done reading, you might also want to check out the 10 Best Wine Tours from Nice and 10 Best Boat Trips and Tours From Nice.

9 Best Nice Walking Tours

1- Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting

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⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 3 hours | 👟 BOOK NOW

Discover Nice in a unique way with this small-group walking food tour.

On this 3-hour tour, you will explore the city and its local specialties. You’ll visit some of the best restaurants in Nice for delicious tastings of traditional dishes, such as socca and pissaladière.

Accompanying your meal will be the finest wines from the region. As you savor these flavors, learn more about Nice’s culture and history from your experienced guide.

Discover hidden gems off the beaten path while also visiting iconic landmarks like Promenade des Anglais and Castle Hill.

If you love food, take the tour!

This tour was absolutely amazing! Marion was a fantastic guide. We had so much good food and I loved exploring the market! Highly recommend this tour, it was one of the top highlights of my trip!

– Misty

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2- Walking Tour of Old Nice and Castle Hill

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⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 2 hours 15 minutes | 👟 BOOK NOW

Take a walking tour of Old Nice and Castle Hill, two of the most iconic places in Nice.

Discover all the secrets that this wonderful city hides while enjoying breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea.

Learn about its rich history, explore hidden gems, and get to know all the local legends.

Our guide Chris was terrific. A homegrown Nice local, full of knowledge and enthusiasm for a place rich in history, culture, beauty.

– Vickie

3- Nice City Foods Guided Walking Tour

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⭐️ RATING: 4.6 out of 5 Stars ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 3.5 hours | 👟 BOOK NOW

Are you looking for a unique way to explore Nice, France?

Join this food walking tour and discover the delicious flavors of the city.

Your guide will take you through some local eateries to sample regional dishes. You will get an insider’s look at all the hidden gems in Nice that are off-the-beaten-track and taste fresh ingredients used by locals.

This is your chance to experience both the culture and cuisine of Nice as we walk around this beautiful French Riviera city.

Very nice local guide, with good contact and good knowledge of his city, which he presents with love!

No need to eat before because you will live a very nice walk in the different places of the city and taste the typical dishes of Nice, wines, delicious sweets and so on.

Great time spent with Léo who told us the history of Nice, the anecdotes, and the different places to visit as well as their experiences, all this for a very affordable price for the service.

– Natlin

4- Walking Tour and Romantic Photoshoot in Nice Old Town

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⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 1 to 2 hours | 👟 BOOK NOW

Experience the best of Nice on this romantic walking tour and photoshoot.

You’ll explore the beautiful Old Town, discovering its hidden gems and iconic landmarks as you take in stunning views of the Mediterranean.

Capture special memories with a professional photographer to capture your time together in one of Europe’s most romantic cities.

Great photoshoot.

Great friendly experience, professional host. Awesome editing and speedy turn around. Would do again!

– Tobias

5- No Diet Club Multi-course Culinary Adventure

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⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 3 hours 30 minutes| 👟 BOOK NOW

Experience the authentic taste of Nice while learning about its culture from experienced guides.

During this tour, your guide will take you on a multi-course culinary adventure for lunch as you eat each course in a different place and meet locals along the way.

This was a brilliant way to experience Nicoise food, culture and old town history at its best.

We loved the experience and the tour was curated just right with food from small family businesses.

Our guide Constance was just delightful and made the day even more special highlighting the features. This tour is a great way to experience Nice.

– Gae

6- Nice Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

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⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 2-6 hours | 👟 BOOK NOW

Experience the best of Nice with a private walking tour.

With this exclusive experience, you’ll have an experienced local guide to show you around the city and help you discover its hidden gems. T

his is the perfect option for those who want to get off the beaten path and explore at their own pace.

We experienced Nice on the first day with all the culinary and cultural highlights so that afterwards we had the feeling that we had been here for 1 week or more.

This allowed us to orientate ourselves much better the following days. We were absolutely thrilled by this tour and send “a big thank you!” to Frances.

– Eva

7- Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

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⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 3 hours | 👟 BOOK NOW

Explore the winding streets of Nice’s Old Town and discover its hidden treasures.

This walking tour takes you to some of the most interesting historical sites, as well as some off-the-beaten-path gems.

Learn about the city’s rich history and culture while taking in breathtaking views along the way.

Very positive experience, especially for the skill of Carmela, Neapolitan but citizen of the world, and currently, from Nice!

He praised us in Italian all the treasures and beauties of this town, which I recommend everyone to visit with a small tiur like this, also complete with the Castle Hill. All great! 

– Anna

8- Riviera Bar Crawl Nice

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⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 4 TO 5 hours | 👟 BOOK NOW

Looking for a fun way to explore Nice? Join the Riviera Bar Crawl Nice and explore some of the best bars in the city.

Personally, I have done this tour more than once and it’s always so much fun and a great way of meeting new people.

An amazing way to meet other travellors from all over the world. Great atmosphere and a wonderful way to see Nice nightlife.

– Margareta

9- Old Town’s Famous Artists City Game

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⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 1 hour 20 minutes| 👟 BOOK NOW

Learn about the most famous artists that have called Nice ‘home’ in this self-guided city game where you will have a series of clues that take you from place to place.

It’s a bit like reading a dark novel and doing a walking tour at the same time. A definitely interesting experience! Loved following, literally the steps, of so many famous people staying in Nice.

– Andred

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How much time in advance should you book?

Most walking tours need to be booked at least one day ahead of time, but we recommend booking as soon as possible as tours usually sell out during the high season (May through October).

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What to bring on a walking tour

It varies from tour to tour, but as a general rule, it’s a good idea to bring comfortable shoes, plenty of water, and sunscreen.

If you’re visiting in the summer months, it can get quite warm in Nice so be sure to dress appropriately.

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Other exciting things to do in Nice

Besides going on a walking tour, there are many other wonderful things to do in Nice.

These are some of our favorites:

These are some of our favorites:

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Conclusion: The best walking tours to take in Nice

That’s a wrap! I hope this guide helps you to pick the perfect tour for you.

Personally, going on a walking tour on my first day in Nice definitely opened my eyes to a lot of history and interesting places I wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.

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About Me

Camila Neves

Nice to meet you! My name is Cami and I am a full-time traveler and foodie. I live in Nice in the South of France and this blog is where I share my impressions and travel secrets.

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