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  • Location:Marseille, France
  • Duration:Varies

Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore the best of Marseille’s vibrant seaside neighborhoods in an open-top double-decker bus on this hop-on hop-off shore excursion! With your 1- or 2-day sightseeing ticket, create your own adventure with possible stops at Notre Dame de la Garde, the Old Port, Oriol Corniche – or pause for a bite at a bustling cafe or restaurant. Enjoy picturesque views, a flexible schedule, and lively audio commentary as 
you discover this ancient city.


  • Marseille shore excursion with hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Make up your own sightseeing itinerary
  • See top Marseille attractions, including Fort Saint Jean, Notre Dame de la Garde and Marseille Old Port
  • Hop on and off at any of the 13 stops around the city
  • Choice of a one-day or two-day ticket

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What You Can Expect

Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover beautiful Marseille by bus on a 1.5-hour full-route tour (without stops) of the city’s main attractions. Disembark your cruise ship at the Marseille Port and enjoy a light 20-minute stroll the Old Port (Vieux Port), the first ‘hop on’ location on the tour. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary and pace with the structure of 13 strategically placed stops, hourly pickups, and an interesting audio tour (available in multiple languages).

With your 1- or 2-day pass, hop on and off the double-decker bus at any of the route’s locations. (Tour stops listed below) As you ride, learn about Marseille’s history, from its original Greek settlement in 600 BC and decline during the rein of Julius Caesar, to its rebirth in the 10th century and its present-day distinction as a cultural melting pot. Take your time catching views of Marseille’s patchwork rooftops 
and the vibrant coastline from Notre Dame de la Garde, exploring the Old Port of Marseille (Vieux Port) – an active port for 26 centuries! – or admiring Fort Saint Jean at the port entrance, built by Louis XIV in 1660. For fans of Alexandre Dumas, don’t miss the snapshot views of gorgeous Chateau d’If, the setting of several scenes in The Count of Monte Cristo. Between stops, stroll Marseille’s narrow alleyways and colorful Mediterranean seaside, soaking up the rich and diverse character of this historic port town.

To end your tour, disembark at the Old Port for the 20-minute return walk to the cruise port. Please allow yourself sufficient time to ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is NOT covered by our worry-free policy. 


Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:
  1. Vieux Port
  2. Métro - Vieux Port
  3. Fort Saint-Nicolas
  4. Vallon des Auffes
  5. Corniche Talabot
  6. Parc Borely
  7. Oriol Corniche
  8. Notre Dame de la Garde
  9. Corderie Saint Victor
  10. Préfecture
  11. Gabriel Péri / République
  12. Place de la Joliette
  13. Fort Saint Jean / MUCEM

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to get from the hotel to the Airport only had to wait 10 mins for the taxi while a delivery cleared the jetty. The communications from the tour operator arrived the day before as scheduled. We had another little tour around the grand canal while we picked up other's and then over to the Airport.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great. No question when you are a first visitor with a time schedule this is the way to go.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Marseille was a beautiful surprise .. loved the tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Took some awesome photo, not to difficult to find the pick up point

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Loved marseille. This tour takes you around the old port and to the beautiful notre dame de la garde. Wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Very knowledgeable guide ,Andrea. Made the whole tour informative and funny. We were a mixed group of nationalities and all able to understand the tour. We were seen safely back to our return transport, we had a taxi back. At the start of the day all the Viator tours are picked up at the cruise port were marshalled together onto coaches and then split up at Pompeii for our own individual tours, some were half day, some full day. This saved time and was efficient although one particular American lady appeared not to understand this , she needed to listen more.. she was an annoyance as the tour progressed but you always seem to get one !. We just ignored her. All in all I reccommend this tour, lots to see in a short time but as we had a ship to catch we opted for the more sedate half day tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

we enjoyed our tour very much, it is the best way and the safest way to tour the city
we have taken the hop on hop off tours wherever we can, the first thing we do is is take the complete tour
then make notes on the stops we want to get off and sight see, we certainly feel the hop on hop off
tours the best way to go JM DINER CANADA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This is best way to see the most important place at Marseille. We take the tour twice ina day and was really helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

It was a great tour! Very good organised, friendly and happy bus driver ! I would highly recommend to get off and see notre de dame!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

The best way to know any city is by a sight seeing bus tour. They will show you the best spots on the town and after that it is up to you to go on your own.
Marseille is one of the cities that is worth sight seeing on foot.

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