Top Nice Places to Visit
The charming and colourful city of Nice is sure to take your breath away with its stunning sea views and relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. The capital of the French Riviera, Nice offers visitors a little of everything – History, Architecture, Art, Boutique Shopping, Markets, Trendy Street Cafes, and that's just the beginning! Whether you opt to see the sights with a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, a fun and unique Segway tour, or with a guided driving tour you're sure to enjoy looking around the famous flower market before making your way up Castle Hill to take in the panoramic views of the Alps and the stunning Côte d'Azur coastline.
You can see how the other half live with a full-day or half-day trip to the glamorous and glitzy Monaco, Cannes, and Monte Carlo where you'll have the chance to ride on the Grand Prix racetrack, visit the Monte Carlo Casino, and walk the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival. On the other end of the scale, the beautiful Medieval towns/villages of Eze, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, and Antibes are waiting to be explored.
To help you get the most from your visit to Nice we have done the hard work for you by hand-picking the best sightseeing tours available. We have compared the prices, read the reviews and compiled all of the information you need to know including some top-tips given by travellers who have already been on the tours so all you need to do is decide what you want to see and do.
2018 - Best Nice Sightseeing Tours
Duration: 4-5 hours
(474 GYG reviews) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €55.00, Viator: €50.91 ...
What Is It: Experience the French Riviera on a guided half-day tour. Visit Monaco, Monte Carlo, and the hillside village of Eze. Small group sizes of upto 8 people ensure an enjoyable trip. What You’ll Do: Visit the Cathedral and watch the changing of the guards in Monaco Visit the casino in Monte Carlo and experience a ride on the Monaco Grand Prix road circuit. Admire the sea views from Eze and visit a perfume factory. What It Includes: Return transport by minibus with small group numbers. Multilingual driver/guide with commentary on the journey. Guided tour of perfume factory. What Travellers Say About It: 'So Fun and So Worth It!' 'It was an amazing trip, I highly recommend doing it' 'The whole tour was brilliant especially our tour guide who was very knowledgeable' Is It Right For Me: A great way to see more of the French Riviera than just Nice. Small group sizes mean you'll enjoy an intimate tour with time to get to know your fellow passengers and your guide. Best for adults whether solo travelers, couples, or groups of friends.
Duration: 9 hours
(241 reviews GYG) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €83.00, Viator: €106.53 ...
What Is It: See all the highlights of the French Riviera on a full-day small-group trip. Visit Cannes, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, and Antibes. Enjoy the best of both worlds with live commentary from a multilingual guide plus free time to explore on your own. What You’ll Do: Admire the views from the scenic coastal roads. Admire the yachts and walk the red carpet in Cannes. Visit the Monte Carlo Casino and ride on the F1 Grand Prix track. What It Includes: Multilingual driver / guide with free hotel pick-up and drop-off. Transportation by minibus with a maximum of 8 participants. Guided tour of a perfume factory in Eze. What Travellers Say About It: "Great tour, the guide made it more fun." "Wonderful trip, saw so many attractions in 9 hours." Well detailed, very informative, and a lot of fun. I highly recommend it." Is It Right For Me: The best way to see the best of the French Riviera in the shortest amount of time. Small groups allow for a more personable time as you chat with the driver/guide and get to know fellow passengers. Good for solo travelers, couples, and small groups of adults.
Duration: 1 loop takes 1.15 hours.
(98 reviews) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €22.00, Viator: €22.00, Tiqets: €22.00 ...
What Is It: A hop-on-hop-off city sightseeing bus tour of Nice. Admire the city views and the top sights from the open-top bus whilst listening to an audio guide. The bus travels between 16 stops including Place Garibaldi and Promenade des Anglais, 1 loop lasting 1 hour 15 minutes. What You’ll Do: Make your own city sightseeing itinerary and travel at your own pace quickly and easily between all the main attractions. Learn about the sights you are passing with an audio commentary available in 10 languages. Hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you would like within 1 or 2 days. What It Includes: Audio commentary in 10 languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese (Portugal & Brazil), Russian, Mandarin, Japanese.) Unlimited hop-on-hop-off travel for either 1 day or 2 days. Free headphones that you can keep after your trip. What Travellers Say About It: 'Interesting Narrative and interlude music plus courteous drivers'. 'A must do experience on a short city break for the sights and history'. 'A good way to see Nice'. Is It Right For Me: An easy way to see Nice and learn about its history and main attractions. Great for travelers who don't have much time and want to see all the major sights and attractions. Convenient for the whole family.
Duration: 1 hour or 2 hour tours available.
(113 reviews) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €50.00, Viator: €50.00 ...
What Is It: A 1 or 2 hour guided Segway tour around Nice. See the top attractions in Nice in a unique and fun way. Small group sizes allow for an intimate tour of the city. What You’ll Do: Roll through the old town and along the promenade taking in the sights. Admire the view from Castle Hill with plenty of opportunity for photos. Take in local life with a visit to the fish market and flower market. What It Includes: Orientation session at the start to allow you to get used to the segway. Bilingual tour guide. Use of segway, helmet, and raincoat (if needed!) What Travellers Say About It: Travellers describe this tour by saying "A fun ride!" "Amazing", "Great guide. A lot of fun. Highly recommended". Travellers give mixed reviews regarding how much information you are given about the sights you pass. Everyone agrees it's a fun and novel way to explore Nice. Is It Right For Me: A fun way to get your bearings and roll past the top sights in the city. Great for people who are looking for something a little different than a normal bus tour or walking tour. The tour is not suitable for pregnant women, people with inner ear problems, and anyone under the age of 14.
Duration: 1 Hour
(52 reviews) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €21.23, Viator: €20.90 ...
What Is It: A relaxing 1 hour return cruise from Nice to Villefranche Bay. Admire the stunning Côte d'Azur scenery. See Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Villefranche-sur-Mer. What You’ll Do: Learn about the French Riviera with commentary from the crew. Admire the hillside villages and colourful fishing ports. Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Côte d'Azur. What It Includes: 1 hour return boat trip. Commentary in French and English. Stunning scenery! What Travellers Say About It: "Fantastic", "Excellent", "A fun short boat outing". Travellers report an enjoyable trip admiring the coastline. Some people had trouble understanding the commentary in English saying that the translation was not good. Is It Right For Me: A must-do trip if you love to admire landscape/seascape views! Perfect if you don't have much time in Nice. Great for photographers, lovers of the great outdoors, solo travellers, couples, and families.
Duration: 4/4.5 hours
(62 reviews GYG) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €55.00, Viator: €66.91 ...
What Is It: Discover the French Riviera with its mix of medieval towns and villages and glamorous cities. Visit Cannes, Antibes, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Enjoy a small group tour (maximum 8 people) with an English speaking driver/guide. What You’ll Do: See where Picasso lived in Antibes. Walk the red carpet in Cannes. Explore the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, once the home of Matisse. What It Includes: Hotel pick-up and collection from Nice. Travel by luxury minibus with multilingual driver/guide. Visit Cannes, Antibes, and Paul-de-Vence. What Travellers Say About It: "Fabulous day trip to see the best kept places!" "An enjoyable half day taste of the cote d'azur" "The tour was flawless and the driver very kind, friendly and helpful." Is It Right For Me: A great way to see more of the French Riviera in a short space of time. Great for culture vultures who enjoy sightseeing whether that be glam and glitz or quaint backstreets. Great for photographers and art lovers (the old masters).
Duration: 3 hours.
(51 reviews) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €47.00, Viator: €68.94 ...
What Is It: See Nice's charming districts on a 3 hour tour with a local guide. Travel by minibus between the different areas as part of a small intimate group. Visit the Old Town known as Vieux Nice, Castle Hill, the aristocratic Cimiez neighborhood, and the Russian district. What You’ll Do: Visit the famous flower market and flea market in the old town. See the Franciscan church and monastery. Visit the Russian Orthodox church and more. What It Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off. Transport by minibus between the districts. Multilingual driver/guide. What Travellers Say About It: "Great", "Highly Recommended", "An interesting introduction to Nice." The friendly and knowledgeable guides make the trip very enjoyable. An informative tour with free time to explore. Is It Right For Me: A great way to get acquainted with all areas of the city. The guide gives you information as you drive and you are then given free time to explore - This is not a traditional guided walking tour. Good for anyone who enjoys sightseeing and learning more about this city.
Duration: 5 Hours
(31 reviews) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €59.00, Viator: €380.00 ...
What Is It: See the French Riviera lit up at night on an evening tour. Small group sizes make for an intimate tour setting. Admire the city lights of Monaco and Monte Carlo. What You’ll Do: Take in the view of Monaco at night from the viewing point at Vista Palace in Eze. Visit 'The Rock' of Monaco and see the Prince Palace, Cathedral, and changing of the guards. Visit the Monte Carlo Casino. What It Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off. Friendly local driver/guide. Transportation in a minibus with a maximum of 8 other passengers. What Travellers Say About It: "Everything was fantastic from pickup to drop off." "Extremely good... Do Not Miss It" "Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient." Is It Right For Me: A great way to see the French Riviera in a different light! (Pun intended!) This is not a guided walking tour - Your guide tells you information as you drive between locations and then allows you a short amount of free time to explore. Perfect for couples who can enjoy a romantic evening under the stars mingling with the rich and famous!
Duration: Approximately 8 hours
(4reviews) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €59.00, Viator: €380.00, Viator: €111.00 ...
What Is It: A small group sightseeing tour around the French Riviera countryside. Visit a perfume factory and a wine estate. Explore the historic and picturesque towns of Valbonne and Gourdon. What You’ll Do: Visit the Fragonard Perfumery in Grasse for a guided tour. Explore the towns of Valbonne and Gourdon. Visit Château de Crémat for a wine tasting session. What It Includes: Hotel pickup and drop off with groups limited to 8 people. Guided visit of the perfumery in Grasse. Wine tasting in the Château de Crémat. What Travellers Say About It: "Great tour with some mind-blowing scenery. Great guide as well!" "Excellent guide. Lots of information presented in an easy and fun way." "Outstanding and Unforgettable!" Is It Right For Me: A pleasant way to see more of the French Riviera region with its beautiful countryside and towns. Great for people who enjoy learning and doing! Good for couples and friends, not ideally suited to kids who may get easily bored!
Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours
(341 reviews) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €70.00, Viator: €66.43 ...
What Is It: A walking tour with food and wine tastings. See the sights and taste the food and wine on this fun cultural tour. Small group tours let by a local foodie guide for an intimate experience. What You’ll Do: Food, olive oil, and wine tasting sessions around the Old Town of Nice. Chat to local shop owners and discover recipe secrets. Explore the backstreets and see some of the cities most famous and historic sights. What It Includes: Taste up to 22 of the regional specialities. Learn about the city and its food from a local guide and the shop owners. Visit Castel Hill and the famous Cours Saleya Flower Market. What Travellers Say About It: "A great way to get acquainted to Nice!" "A very nice tour to discover the traditional food and drinks from the region." "A great tour, well worth the money, plenty of tasters!" Is It Right For Me: A must-do tour for foodies and culture vultures who are visiting Nice for the first time. If you enjoy walking tours but want something 'extra' this is for you! Small group sizes (maximum 10 participants) allow for an intimate setting where you get to know your guide and fellow travellers.
Duration: 3 Hours
(160 reviews) Compare Tickets: GetYourGuide: €35.00, Viator: €35.00 ...
What Is It: A 3 hour city highlights bike tour around Nice. Small groups with a friendly English speaking local guide. Hear the history and see modern Nice and historic Nice. What You’ll Do: Cycle around the Old Town and along Promenade des Anglais. Cycle to the port to admire the luxury boats. Admire the views from Castle Hill What It Includes: English speaking guide. Bicycle and helmet plus a raincoat if needed. Small group sizes. What Travellers Say About It: "Really great introduction to the city." "I can recommend this tour to 100%!" A fun tour. Great guide, worth the price! Is It Right For Me: A great introduction to the city of Nice. A great alternative to a walking tour. There's not too much riding and it's mostly flat excluding the climb up to Castle Hill so you don't need to be super fit to take part!