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A Taste Of Nice

Day Trip, Group Tour
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The best way to discover a new place is through their food culture. Enjoy Nice with all your senses and immerse yourself in French food, feel like a local, and eat as the people of Nice do.

A Taste of Nice

Join in on this wonderful small group tour of no more than 10 people at a time and along with your local, English-speaking guide delve into all things regarding French food as you discover Nice and her historic city center. Are you a true foodie? Prepare to experience a gastronomical celebration as you discover the traditional dishes of this area of France. This marvelous walking food tour will allow you to visit four to five different places including local restaurants, eateries, etc. where at each of the stops you will taste a typical dish. Your walking tour will take place within the historic center of Nice, starting from the Promenade des Anglais and through some of the most characteristic streets of the city.

This social, culinary experience draws people from all over the world sharing food stories and enjoying a relaxing and joyful atmosphere. Nice is famous for its sunny weather, the Promenade des Anglais, the beauty of its center, and its great history. What people often don't know is that Nice is above all a city with an incredible gastronomic culture! And there's no better way to get to know this city and its traditions than to taste its dishes, meet the warm, local population and learn about its habits and traditions. You will not only taste your way through the city, but you will also learn of the town history and culture.

Have the chance to try some of the best-prepared food in Nice, strictly selected by locals, while walking in one of the most beautiful areas of the Old Town. Begin with an olive oil degustation, taste different kinds of olive oil from artisanal production, learning about the method of production and the difference between young and strong as you discover all products made with olives from Nice.

Socca is a special and savory pancake made with chickpea flour. Crispy outside and soft inside, the Socca is an essential of Nice street food. Pissaladière, a tasty onion tart made with a kind of pizza paste, traditionally cooked in a wood oven and topped with olives and anchovies is a classic dish that can be tasted as street food, for a snack, or paired with a glass of Provence wine for aperitif.

Sip some typical Provence wine with tapenade. Traditionally tapenade is olive-based with capers, anchovy, and olive oil. Very popular in the South of France, it is commonly enjoyed as a bread spread paired with a glass of Rosé. Provence, the very first wine region in France, will deliver its history in a wine glass from the area. Next up is cheeses and charcuterie. Try the specialties of Nice including cheeses flavored with olives or dried tomatoes, goat cheese served with local olive oil, a mix of Italian and French prosciutto and saucissons, and other special charcuterie dishes of the area. Tourte de blette is a very specific dish of Nice and may be found to be salty but more than all sweet for dessert! Based on swiss chard and pine nuts, this pie is very much appreciated by the locals. It's a surprisingly delicious way to eat your vegetables.

Last, but not least, is the famous French Riviera sweets. Lavender or anise biscuits, violet sweets, and other desserts made with the tasty Lemon from Menton, fresh homemade ice creams along with other very typical sweet tastes.

Please Note: Expect one serving per minimum at each stop. Water, wine, or beer/soft drinks (in fixed amounts) will be served. We ask all guests to please indicate if you suffer from any food allergy or intolerance. The venues used for this tour are often subject to change according to the openings and availability. Food tastings can vary based on the season and ingredient availability.

Interests
  • Culinary and Cooking
About Shore Excursions Group
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ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$117.00 USD
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Cuisine
 
Tour Duration
3.5 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Place Massena, near the Fountain du Soleil. An approximately 10-15 minute taxi ride from the pier, approximately $20 EUR (not included in the price of the tour) will be required.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Tastings including cheeses flavored with olives or dried tomatoes, goat cheese served with local olive oil, prosciutto and other special charcuterie dishes. With Tourte de blette (dessert).
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
 
Restrictions
Guests should have good mobility as you must be able to walk for a time. Guests should consider this before placing a booking for this tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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