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Experience the beauty and culture of France’s oldest city on a 4-hour electric bike tour! On this private Marseille shore excursion, accompany your local guide on a journey through the city’s colorful streets. Explore off-the-beaten-path areas, picturesque ports and main attractions like Palais du Pharo and Notre-Dame de la Garde, then cruise along the waterfront for postcard-perfect Mediterranean views. Maximize your sightseeing time in Marseille! 

Highlights

  • Private electric bike tour of Marseille
  • Make the most of your time in port with a guided shore excursion of the city's top attractions
  • Capture views of Palais du Pharo and Notre-Dame de la Garde
  • Pedal along the enchanting Mediterranean coastline
  • Venture off the beaten path to witness local culture and traditions
  • Learn about the history of one of Europe's oldest cities
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Electric Bike Tour

See the sights of Marseille on your electric bike tour

Your morning or afternoon 4-hour tour of France’s oldest city departs from your cruise terminal. Disembark at port and meet your local guide who will help you get acquainted with the deluxe electric bike, a safe and intuitive vehicle. Fit with a small motor and optional baby seats and trailers, this modern ride allows you and your family see more sights in less time.
First, cruise to the Palais du Pharo (Napoleon's Palace), the 18th-century coastal mansion that stands like a sentinel at the entry of the Old Port. Admire the bustling waterway before heading inland to view Notre-Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine Catholic basilica that rises from Marseille’s highest point, and the Abbey of Saint Victor. Continue through the ambient Le Panier quarter, Marseille’s oldest neighborhood. Coast through picturesque lanes and under terraced houses strung with clotheslines and pass by Marseille Cathedral, a French national monument.
Next head to the Corniche du Président John F Kennedy (Corniche Kennedy) for a leisurely ride along the sun-kissed coastal road. Along the way, pedal past scenes of French life such as locals playing pétanque – a popular bocce-style game – and fishermen working in the village of Vallon des Auffes and the quaint cove Anse de Malmousque. Capture great photos and hear intriguing stories of Marseille’s long history from your savvy guide. You’ll also have a chance to stop for refreshments (own expense) before returning to the port to re-board your ship.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Marseille port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

lynhutran

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was the highlight of my 10 days trip to Europe this year. Our tour guide Emmanuel Manu from E Bike was super and funny. The ride was excellent and the electric bike was so helpful and fun. Marseille is so beautiful and the best seafood that I ever ate. I will definitely come back and stay longer and will take a full day tour to Calanques on electric bike. Make sure to stop by Cafe Des Arts for coffee, my best cafe au lait so far.

Elyse M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We absolutely loved this tour! We did this tour in the middle of a seven day cruise. The tour company was right on time and picked us up right from the ship! There were several other groups from our ship that also took the same tour but we were broken up by group so it was pretty much like having a private tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and super friendly. The tour was SO MUCH FUN and a welcome break from the regular old fashioned tour where you are in a bus or van all day. The bikes were easy to operate and super fun. I would definitely recommend taking this tour if you find yourself in Marseille!

Alan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Awesome electric bike trip with Elise. She was so sweet and knowledgeable Enjoyed every minute of our time in Marseilles.

alex_jim02

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The highlight of our month long European trip! Cindy met us at the ship, drive us to where the bikes are and got us set up. Then, we toured the city while she gave us a history lesson and took us to secret beaches and landmarks. I couldn't stop smiling the whole ride and we all thought it was the best excursion we had been on family with a 18,16 snd 13 yr old

Pasquale a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Loved it! Great way to tour the city.

Ceil S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My husband took this tour and was thoroughly pleased. Said he would highly recommend it and the female guide was very good.

Dorothy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

One of my favorite tours and a great way to see the sites, but also the back roads of the city. These electric bikes are so much fun - you can go virtually anywhere. Our guide took us to some beautiful scenic locations as well as up the hill to Notre Dame. We arranged a private tour so it would be just our small group which made it even more fun. One of the bike chains broke during the tour but was quickly fixed. A wonderful tour - would highly recommend.

Dave L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was such an exhilarating tour!!! Our tour guide, Manuel, was the best!!! He was patient, knowledgeable, humorous and professional. He took great care for our safety. The electric assisted bikes were so much fun to travel around the city on. Stopped at a cafe on a cliff overlooking the sea with delicious food and incredible views. This is a must do tour. Manuel's love for his city and history was contagious.

John H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a wonderful way to see the city. We really felt as if we were part of the city as opposed to mere observers. Our guides were friendly and very very helpful. Highly recommend this tour.

Kent S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We cannot say enough about this tour. We were met at the cruise ship and driven to the location of the bikes. We had a lovely women, Mia escort us on the tour. The area is very hilly and I am not sure we could have done it on regular bikes. The electric bikes gave us the push when needed. She took us to small areas that we would not have seen on a big tour. The private tour is definitely the way to go!

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