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Marseille Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour of Marseille
Short but sweet
, Oct 2019
Great experience ! It was a short excursion but saw the highlights of Marseille. Norte Dame de la Garde is a must see! Magnificent view of the city!! Palais Longchamp is Insta worthy!
Tour guide knows the city very well. He was on time, instructions on the voucher as to where to meet is on point. Was taken to the highlights of the city as described in voucher. Great driving skills! Wish we could have stayed longer to explore the city.
First we were asked to be at meeting point 15 min. before 9AM, no one was there. Guide was late bus 15 min. late. Mind you we were total stranger outside the port. We did not visit 2 of the promised sites.
Spend the morning exploring Marseilles’ historical neighborhoods on a small-group tour with a guide. Perfect for visitors looking to maximize their time in the city, the tour covers many of the city’s main sights in half a day. Peruse shops and restaurants in the along the water in the old port, and take in panoramic views along the Cape Croisette.
Marseille Shore Excursion: Half Day Tour of Marseille by Electric Bike
From $68.19 (Price varies by group size )
Fantastic tour and amazing tour guide
, Jan 2020
This tour was amazing. If you can ride a bike you will love it. Learn about Marseille from a beautiful local. You get to see the whole city and learn about the history of this spectacular port. Highly recommended.
Despite a little confusion as to the pick up point at the cruise dock, we managed to meet our guide for the day, Valentino. After getting to our starting point, having a safety review and a quick lesson in operating the bikes we were off.
Valentino took us to some amazing locations where he gave us local histories and time to view the surroundings and take photos. One stop was at Vallon des Auffes, a great little fishing port. We stopped for lunch at a very nice seaside café prior to the climb to the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica where we watched military helicopters do training over the port.
Valentino is a fantastic guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Marseille, Very friendly, patient, kind, with some great stories.
Thank you Valentino for a great day.
Don't be afraid, just do it! Super nice family owned company with great guides. This was our first electric bike use and tour ever and it was awesome! We were on a cruise ship, I booked it thru Viator and they met us at our port and brought us to the bikes, gave us instructions, helmets and our small group of 8 followed our guide all over it was awesome!
Spend your time in port in Marseille exploring with ease by electric bike on this half-day cycling tour. Spin through the city streets with a guide, and discover top attractions such as Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica and the Palais du Pharo. Enjoy panoramic French Riviera views along the pretty Corniche Kennedy, and visit traditional ports including the Vallon des Auffes. Along the way, explore the ancient Panier neighborhood and new Joliette district, and gain insight into centuries of rich maritime history.
A perfect walk through historic Marseille with Hugo
, Nov 2019
The best way to have a first impression of Marseille City and history is a walk in a very small group of people with a perfect guide like Hugo. To make small group walks is a perfect idea. Hugo has a perfect interesting and well informed way of telling Marseille history. Perfect tour.
Follow Marseille’s journey from ancient Greek port town to 2013 European Capital of Culture on this walking tour of Marseille’s historic center. Marvel at its medieval ruins; explore the atmospheric neighborhood of Le Panier; stroll around the Old Port; and admire landmarks such as Fort St Jean, the MUCEM, and the Cathédrale de la Major.
Explore the quintessential Provencal town of Aix-en-Provence and the UNESCO-listed calanques (inlets) of Cassis on this 5-hour tour from Marseille. Enjoy a taste of Provence on a guided walking tour of Aix-en-Provence and sample local specialties at a typical Provençal market. Then, set sail for a 45-minute cruise along the dramatic coast of Cassis, before drinking in the views from Cape Canaille, Europe’s highest sea cliff.
The trip was started with a short history and a panorama view of this splendid city, than we have stopped in the top of the hill to visit Notre Dame de la Garde ( was such a good surprise) than we traveled to Chassis up to the top as the weather was perfect ( 2nd surprise). The guide was very knowledgeable and funny!
This private tour was very nice. We saw many sites in marseille including the Notre dame de la garde. Jeremy has lots of information to give and was a safe driver. The best part was the small quaint town of Cassis. Jeremy took us to the top of the mountain to oversee the town, which was beautiful! The boat tour was optional (~18 euros per person) but definitely worth it! Would highly recommend!
Discover highlights of the French Riviera on this small-group tour of Marseille and Cassis. Journey along the rugged yet beautiful Route de Crêtes, where you’ll catch panoramic views of the Gulf de Cassis from Cape Canaille. Cruise from Cassis (option) to view the region’s three famous calanques, then head back to Marseille to tour the city’s main attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde and the Abbey of St Victor.
We had a great time with Elizabeth. Wonderful and interesting food and a great way to see and get to know Marseille and its history. Just the right amount of time and food. Definitely add the bouillabaise stop if you have the time.
We had Elizabeth and she was so fantastic- friendly and knowledgeable. She led us to some gems and gave us so much great information. We got lost finding the initial meeting place and she and the tour owner were very gracious and helpful.
Get to know the culinary culture of Marseilles on a small-group walking tour with a guide. Traverse different neighborhoods, with local insights and history from your guide. Taste chocolates and traditional patisserie on La Canebière, visit a fish market on the old port, and sample plenty of wines, oils and more at a range of shopfronts and restaurants. Also enjoy a full lunch overlooking the water complete with wine and local specialties.
Get an insider’s introduction to Marseilles’ rich culinary heritage during this half-day walking tour through the colorful, historic Le Panier neighborhood. Sample regional wines and savory cheeses in the home of a Marseilles local, sample tasty, traditional snacks like a fried panisse, and explore winding streets in one of the city’s most photogenic quarters.
Get a breakdown of Marseille, while visiting places tourists and locals themselves don’t even know about on this walking tour of the port city. See famous spots, such as Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, Prophet's Beach, Planier Lighthouse, and Vallon des Auffes. Along the way, come across secret passages and hidden gems, too.
Calanques Trilogy Electric Bike Tour from Marseille
From $60.51 (Price varies by group size )
The prettiest part of Marseille
, Jan 2020
The tour operator was great. Hard to find his bike garage! We paid about $40 each way to get to the tour! We have been to this city before and wanted to do something different.
If you hate cities, definitely do this! It is a good, hard ride and we loved it!
The guide was a 5
The tour was a 5! Very enjoyable! Great photos!
Took this tour with my cousins and was not st all disappointed. Saw 3 calanques and other spectacular sights in the area. Was a good idea to take the tour in the morning when it was cooler. Guides were knowledgeable and patient. The e-bike made the adventure possible for me. I recommend getting one of the memory foam seats to ease the stress on your derrière. Highly recommend.
Explore France’s magnificent Calanques on this 3-hour electronic bike tour from Marseille. See three of the impressive rock formations in Calanques National Park, with historic and geological context from your guide. Pedal through Marseille’s diverse neighborhoods and stop for a swim in the Mediterranean. This tour is great for visitors with a sense of adventure looking to get under the surface of the city.
We all enjoyed this tour greatly and would highly recommend touring Marseille on bikes. The only disappointing thing is not enough pictures of every beautiful twist and turn view. Our guide Paul was excellent and we now love Marseille.
We did a bike tour in a few other places we have visited over the years, but this may be one of the best!
I always think it is a great way to see any new city, especially when time is short. You are able to pack so much in and take both the small side streets and main roads along the way.
To motorized bikes are quite zippy and made it easy to keep up and move easily up hills. We covered some great territories stopping frequently to take in main sites and some off-the-beaten-path spots only a local would know. We took in great views of the coast, the city center and harbor, and stopped at the big cathedral with wide sweeping views over the city too. All picture perfect spots. This makes me want to come back again.
Our tour guide might have a different review. She got a flat tire which delayed us at the first stop while being fixed, but we had a great time meeting our group and taking photos of each other. It was time well spent and didn't bother any of us a bit! We also we got stuck by a delivery van in the parking lot of a 5 star resort with great coastal views...what a treat! She was great and we loved her perspective on the city.
I highly recommend it!
Discover the beauty and culture of historic Marseille on this family-friendly electric bike tour. Accompany your guide and a small group on a ride through Marseille’s ancient streets. Explore off-the-beaten-path corners of the city, picturesque ports and main attractions like Palais du Pharo and Notre-Dame de la Garde, and cruise along the waterfront for gorgeous Mediterranean views. See more of France’s oldest city with ease.
Spend your time in port in Marseille exploring the city with ease on this 6-hour electric bike tour. Hop into the saddle at the port and head to top city attractions including the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and Pharo Palace. Ride from the Vallon des Auffes to quiet coves along the Corniche Kennedy, and perhaps stop for a swim along the way. Capture sweeping coastal views on camera, and delve into the bustling Joliette district — now a popular hot spot of culture and the Arts.
Pedal your way to paradise on this 3-hour e-bike tour from Pointe Rouge beach in Marseille to the Calanques de Sormiou, located in the Calanques National Park. After getting some safety tips, rev up your e-bike for an adventure. Pedal or cruise (or little bit of both) along along the route between the limestone-clad mountains and the Mediterranean Sea and learn about the history and flora and fauna of the area from the local guide.
Exploring the Mediterranean’s largest coastal city on your own can be daunting. Make your Marseilles vacation stress-free with a private 3-hour sightseeing tour. All-inclusive private transportation allows you to visit Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, Le Panier, Vieille Charité, and other iconic attractions quickly and comfortably. You’re also free to customize the itinerary to include the attractions that interest you and skip the ones that don’t.
Escape the bustle of Marseille with a 4-hour tour of bohemian Aix-en-Provence. Board a comfortable coach for the short northbound ride through the vibrant Provençal countryside. With your friendly guide, you’ll stroll Aix’s picturesque streets, viewing centuries-old private mansions, elaborate fountains, shops and cafés. Then enjoy a walk on your own or visit Cezanne’s famous art studio (own expense).
Discover Provence and his best wines in a wonderful location Sainte Victoire moutain. We’ll discover the villages on the slopes of Montagne St. Victoire.
There are 2 wineries to visit and 6 to 10 wines to taste . We will also have lunch in a typical Provençale restaurant.
Marseille is the oldest port in the Mediterranean and the oldest city in France over 2600 years old! With such a rich history and a multitude of colorful faces, it is an exciting and vibrant city. From early barbaric tribes, the Phoenicians, the Romans, The Crusaders, to kings, Napoleons, the wars, battles, triumphs and her glorious ascent to the Capital of Provence and European Capital of Culture. Marseille, eternal.
Classic Marseille discover & explore from Greeks to now - half day private tour
Classic Marseille private tour.
, Oct 2019
This was the first time that I went on a private tour. I usually was in a group. If you want to learn the most about your visit this is the way to go. You have the guide's undivided attention. My guide Chris (I hope I have the right spelling) was very knowledgeable. I learned more things than I cared for.I also was few minutes late to the start of the tour but he waited for me. We spent almost 3 hrs. walking around downtown Marseille, which I feel , was more than I paid for.
Tour summary - Marseille the Greeks & Romans to the 21st Century
Visit the oldest city in France, interesting angles and accents in this colourful Mediterranean port city - from Le Panier, the old town, la Vielle Charité, les terrasses du MuCEM and the gardens of Fort St Jean with its magnificent sea views. Discover 2,600 years history. This tour explores the entire area of the old port, revealing secrets on the way.
Wander & discover hidden streets life of Le Panier, the oldest part of the city, artisanal life, galleries & artists. Visit 17th century Vielle Charité, modernist MuCEM museum, ancient fort & gardens of St Jean, the Cathédrale St Marie Majeur & Hotel Dieu. Enjoy the exceptional views across the bay and the city of Marseille. Discover the old port area of Marseille and experience the changes inflicted on the city in the 19th & 20th centuries.
Discover the best of Marseille in just four hours on a private sightseeing tour. The half-day excursion strikes the perfect balance between driving and walking to take full advantage of your limited vacation time. Historical highlights include the Old Port, Notre Dame de la Garde, and Fort St. Jean. Your enthusiastic guide also ensures that you experience the timeless culture found exclusively in this port city.
Marseilles was elected one of the 52 places to go in 2019 by the NY times so don't miss this experience .You will discover the authentic Marseilles , you will feel like " a marseillais " . From street food to some secret places after this time with me , Marseilles will not have secrets for you .
We are 2 siblings with our spouses who took a half day private tour from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence in the morning of November 13 this year. Our guide was very friendly and professional. We were lucky to have her because there were a lot of sights we wanted to see; she delivered abundant information covering the background on Aix - its history, art, attractions, food. She spoke real good English. She told us she was an exchange student in USA for a year. I wish I could recall her name. We had taken a couple of other tours while we were on this trip but she was by far the best guide we had in Provence.
Imbibe the essence of southern France with a private 4-hour tour of charming Aix-en-Provence from Marseille. Travel by coach through pastoral Provence and accompany your guide on a stroll of Aix’s tree-lined streets, viewing centuries-old private mansions, shops and cafés. Catch unique sights like the Fountain of the Preachy and Saint Sauveur Cathedral. Then enjoy a walk on your own or visit Cezanne’s famous art studio (own expense).
Referred to as the little Saint-Tropez of Provence, the former fishing village of Cassis is easily reached from central Marseille. This small-group tour gets you there by air-conditioned minivan for a half-day exploration. You’ll have free time to spend in the UNESCO-listed town before a drive to its national park for views over the sea (entrance fee included).
Circuit departing marseille hotel, cruise port or airport.
-Direction Aix en Provence.
-Visit the city center with stop at the market.
-Departure for Cassis.
-visit the village with stop at Cap Canaille.
-Back to Marseille
Just up the French Riviera from Marseilles, Cassis is a charming little port town characterized by narrow lanes and traditional Provencal architecture. With this half-day tour from Marseilles, you'll get the chance to explore Cassis without having to worry about sorting out your own transportation, as round-trip transfers from Marseilles are included.
We were so delighted with our half day tour to Les Baux. I would recommend that a full day be chosen to give more time in this superb region. Our very informative guide was a real positive, we learnt so much of the story of Les Baux from him.
Set out from Marseille on a half-day visit to Les Baux de Provence, a stunning medieval village situated upon a rocky plateau in the Alpilles mountains. Stroll among the village's old stone house and along its cobbled, narrow streets, visiting sights like the 17th-century Chapel of the White Penitents and Château des Baux, a fortified castle that offers breathtaking valley views. Afterward, visit one of the surrounding Baux Valley's olive grows and sample some of the region's renowned 'liquid gold.”