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Nice: Grand Tour by Segway

1. Nice: Grand Tour by Segway

Experience the French Riviera city of Nice by eco friendly, self-balancing Segway on a 2-hour or 3-hour tour, departing from the Promenade des Anglais after a short training session to ensure you are confident and comfortable on your vehicle. Cross the Old Town, admiring the picturesque streets of Provencal shops, baroque buildings, and a famous flower market. Learn about the Italian influence of the architecture as your guide shares anecdotes about the city’s history and suggests things to see and do for the rest of your stay. Continue past Place St-Francois and on to Place Garibaldi to marvel at the abundance of baroque buildings. Along the way, you will see - and can stop to take photos - of many of the city’s most beautiful monuments, including the former home of Matisse, pretty Place Rossetti, and Rauba Capeu, where you can take spectacular photos of the curving coastline. Your Segway will make light work of the ascent to Castle Hill, where you will find a city oasis in the landscaped gardens and waterfall. Take in the views of the Baie des Anges, mountains of the Alps, and port of Nice. Then, push the Segway to its limits by riding around at its maximum speed of 12 mph (20 kph).

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Nice: Guided Private Tour by Electric Vélotaxi

2. Nice: Guided Private Tour by Electric Vélotaxi

Discover Nice's history and heritage in a special way as you are taken through the city by a professional driver. Hear anecdotes, important dates, major monuments, and what defines the city's cultural richness; your guide can also adapt your sightseeing itinerary as you please. Embark on an unforgettable experience that takes you out of the usual channels in order to access forgotten secrets of the city. Discover the Saleva Market, the Opera House, and Rossetti Square with its magnificent church. Cross the famous Place Massena and Garibaldi, full of exciting stories. Walk along the seaside on the famous Promenade des Anglais and enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea from the highest point: an ideal landscape to take selfies. In the new city, "à la française", you will discover the Belle Epoque neighborhoods together with the Negresco hotel, the Musicians district, and the magnificent Orthodox cathedral. Passing through the port Lympia, admire the imposing yachts but also the small boats of traditional fishermen. Finally, you will end up along the prestigious Promenade du Paillon with its gushing fountains and pedestrian streets full of shops and restaurants. Stop at any time to take pictures or ask your driver to stop for ice cream or Socca. A free audio guide option is available in the following languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish You will see the following sites depending on the tour option:  • La Place Massena / Massena Square  • La Fontaine du Soleil / Fountain of the Sun  • L’Opéra  • Le Cours Saleya / Saleya Square  • Le Palais des Rois Sardes / Palace of the Dukes of Savoy  • Le Palais de Justice / Courthouse  • La Cathédrale St Réparate - La Place Rossetti / St Reparate Cathedral - Rossetti Square  • La Vieille Ville / The Old Town  • La Maison de Matisse / House of Matisse  • Les Ponchettes / The Fishermen’s Houses  • La Promenade des Anglais  • Le Jardin Albert 1er - Le Monument du Centenaire /Albert 1st Garden – The Centenary Monument  • La Rue Paradis (Little Champs Elysées)  • La Colline du Château - Le coup de Canon de Midi / Castle Hill - Midday Cannon Shot  • Le Quai Rauba Capéu / The Docks  • Le Monument aux Morts / Memorial  • Le Port Lympia / Le Quartiers des Antiquaires / Antiquaries Neighborhoods  • L’Eglise du Port / Port Church  • La Place Garibaldi / Garibaldi Square  • Le Théâtre de Nice / Le Mamac  • La Tête Carrée / Square Head  • Le Lycée Massena / Massena High School  • La Coulée Verte / Green Lane  • La Cathédrale Orthodoxe Saint Nicolas et l'Hôtel Negresco

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Discover Nice: 1-Hour Guided Segway tour

3. Discover Nice: 1-Hour Guided Segway tour

Meet your guide on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s famous esplanade along the Mediterranean Sea. After a briefing and a training session you’ll head off to experience Nice by Segway. See the sights of one of France’s most beautiful cities on this 1-hour tour. You’ll start out by riding past shops, museums, and restaurants on your way to the Cours Saleya, an open-air marketplace overflowing with fragrant flowers and fresh local foods. Your guide will tell you about Nice’s history, take photos of you on your Segway, and suggest things to see and do later in the day. Glide along the narrow alleys of the old town and visit lively Place Rosetti, where you’ll find an abundance of cafés and people-watching opportunities. Continue to Place Massena, the city's main square, atypical with its checkerboard floor, its works of modern art, and its radiant fountain of the sun. Finish off with a visit to the lush Jardin Albert I, a modern green space with palms and flowers, before returning to the Promenade des Anglais, where your Segway tour ends.

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Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

4. Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

The stunning Old Town of Nice (known locally as Le Vieux Nice) is a lovely honeycomb of narrow streets, dotted with beautiful baroque churches, boutique shops and charming restaurants — hidden gems can be found around every corner. It’s a hive of activity with vibrant squares, buzzing both day and night. After meeting your guide at the Place Massena Square fountain, head past architectural masterpieces such as Nice Town Hall, the Opera House, and Palais de la Prefecture. Explore the Palace of Justice Square and Rosetti Square, where Nice Cathedral is situated, before discovering the bustling Cours Saleya market. Amble down the famous Promenade des Anglais, the Port of Old Nice, Belanda’s Tower, and the final destination of the historic Castle Hill. During the tour, you will have a short break at a flower market, where you can learn about local delicacies and purchase handcrafted gifts and flowers. Here, you can also take a quick trip to the restroom to freshen up before continuing the tour.

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Nice: Private Segway Tour

5. Nice: Private Segway Tour

Would you rather go on a more intimate and private tour with friends or family than on cultural tour with an unknown group ? A personalized tour, only you can choose? Your private guide will adapt to your wishes and will help you discover the best places in Nice on a segway. A sensational trip to the Old town, stopping in the market, with cultural references and recommendations of places to eat or drink. Your guide will be taking photos which you can keep. This is a great apportunity to be part in a unique expérience where you can combine human contact and an amazing trip in the center of one of the most beautiful towns of France.  Take a tour in the city of Nice and explore its architectural and cultural heritage, history, gastronomy, and unique landscapes offered by the city after a short Segway training. The tour starts on the Promenade des Anglais that is world renowned. During a training session with your guide, you will learn the basics of riding your personal transporter. Then, it’s time to set off on your exploration of one of France’s most beautiful cities. Cross the old town and admire its picturesque and refreshing streets, Provencal shops, pure baroque style buildings ,and its famous flower market. You will sense the Italian influence. Your guide will share anecdotes about Nice’s history and suggest things to see and do later and will be happy to take photos of you on your Segway during your stops. If you choose the 2-hour option, leave the old town for accelerating to reach the top of Castle Hill, a real oasis. There, enjoy an exceptional view of the Baie des Anges, the Alps, the old town ,and the port of Nice. Castle Hill is also where you can fully experience the excitement of riding a Segway by cruising at its maximum speed of 12 mph (20 kph) ! Discover different major sites such as the Nice Promenade des Anglais, Le Quai des Etats-Unis, Old Town of Nice, Matisse’s house, Cours Saleya, the Courthouse square , the Rossetti square and the platform Rauba Capeu where you can capture splendid photos of the curving coastline before your beautiful Segway tour rolls to a close.

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Private Walking Tour of Nice Old District

6. Private Walking Tour of Nice Old District

Experience the Mediterranean coast, beaches, sea, sun, and beautiful sights on a privately guided tour of Nice. The picturesque city is the second largest city in the French Riviera and is mostly known for its beautiful beaches. On this customized 2-hour walking tour, you’ll discover the old and historic areas as well.  Explore the city’s culture and the history with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Visit the Cathedral of Sainte Reparate of Nice in the old town, the city’s most famous cathedral dating back to the 17th century. See the city’s charming squares, including Place Saint-Francois and the Garibaldi Square. Next, go to Cours Saleya, home to a daily flower market and colorful buildings. Stop by the Palais de Justice courthouse, the Palais Avigdor, and walk along the Promenade des Anglais stretching along the city’s wonderful coastline.  Following your personalized and scenic walking tour, you’re sure to have discovered much more about this wonderful city on the Côte d’Azur.

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Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

7. Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

Spend 3 hours seeing the sights of Nice, the glamorous capital of the French Riviera. On this small-group tour you’ll stroll down the celebrated Promenade des Anglais that stretches along the Mediterranean coast. Visit the Old Town, known as Vieux Nice, and soak up the atmosphere at the flower and flea markets. Stroll past pavement cafés and trendy boutiques in central Nice, and head to the top of Castle Hill to see its manicured gardens and the panoramic views of Nice, St. Tropez, and the French Alps. Nice has many charming districts, as you’ll discover on this tour. Wander around the aristocratic Cimiez neighborhood, and see the Regina Palace where Queen Victoria once stayed. You’ll also take in the Chagall and Matisse museums and the Franciscan church and monastery. See the Russian district and admire the Russian Orthodox Church, which is the largest outside Russia, before heading back to your hotel in Cannes or Nice.

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What people are saying about Cours Saleya

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 596 reviews

Great experience. A must do activity if you're in Nice. We later also booked 2 e-bikes after the segway tour and it was fun as well! Thank you Ocean!

Punctual pick-up at the hotel with a short briefing and off you go. Sensational ride with the Velo-Taxi - you have to do it!

Amazing tour, knowledgeable guide, great views and the most fun we’ve had in Nice so far!

Lovely trip knowledgeable driver guide Pricey but worth every penny for us !

Great experience driver friendly animated and very personal.