Marseille Cathedral

Marseille Cathedral: Our most recommended tours and activities

Marseille: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Panier App Walking Tour

1. Marseille: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Panier App Walking Tour

Explore Marseille's highlights with this panoramic bus tour that allows you to hop on and off at multiple stops. Hop off whenever you want to discover the charming Panier district via an audio-guided walking tour on your smartphone with the Rewind app. Panoramic Tour of Marseille by Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Enjoy 360° panoramic views of the city of Marseille and audio-guided commentary on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Receive a 24-hour pass and hop on and off freely at 14 stops. Get off the bus close to must-see sites such as Fort Saint Nicolas, Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Harbor Master's office, and more. Discover the city at your own pace, and learn more about the city and its monuments. Panier District Audio-Guided Walking Tour Alight at the Vieux Port stop to start a 1-hour audio-guided walking tour of the quaint Panier district where the bus has no access. Or, take the walking tour before or after your bus tour; the choice is yours. Walk the narrow streets and alleys, and admire the colorful houses, the majestic Cathedral of the Major, and the Old Port with its 3,000 boats. During your walking tour, use your smartphone to listen to stories recorded by a guide and two professional actors, which will automatically trigger as you walk. Start whenever you want, go at your own pace, and enjoy an innovative look at the city far from tourist groups. If you want to stop to shop or for refreshments, simply resume the tour where you left off. And don't worry about getting lost: The guide provides clear audio directions, and a map loads in real-time. Should you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time.

Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

2. Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Your tour starts with a short training session on how to operate your personal transporter. Once you feel confident on your Segway, you and your professional Segway instructor will head off on your incredible adventure of the beautiful city.  You'll pass by Cathedrale de la Major, the Mucem and the Old Port before climbing up to Notre Dame de La Garde, a must-see in Marseille. On arrival, marvel at the splendid view of the city and its surroundings. You'll have time to visit the cathedral and after a short photo stop, you'll go down to the Abbey of St Victor before heading back to the meeting point. The Segway takes you on an original and fun adventure, making you feel like you're on a magic carpet ride. Join the tour, and discover the best spots in the city with an innovative and eco-friendly machine which is fun for everyone. 

Marseille: Half-Day E-Bike Tour from Cruise Port

3. Marseille: Half-Day E-Bike Tour from Cruise Port

You'll be met in front of your cruise ship, and after a shuttle ride to the starting point and a security briefing, your guide will lead you out on a 4-hour sightseeing tour by e-bike. Hear stories about the various landmarks and monuments you see along the route. Highlights of the tour include MuCEM, Marseille’s old port, Pharo Palace, Vallon des Auffes, and Notre Dame de la Garde. You’ll also explore alleys only Marseille locals know about. With your e-bike, although you’ll need to pedal, there’s not much effort involved! Groups are small, with a maximum of 8 people and your smiling local guide. For groups of more than 8 people, you can contact the local operator for arrangements. At the end you will have choice to be dropped in city center before coming back to ship on your own with a free shuttle provided by port authority.

Marseille:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

4. Marseille:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Explore the beauty of the city of Marseille at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Solve riddles and find clues in a treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting famous attractions like the Marseille Cathedral, the old port, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, and more. You will receive a link for the mobile app and login credentials after booking. Log in to the app and start your adventure with the map as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories of this historical town. Along the tour, visit the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, La Vieille Charité, and the Marseille Opera. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. Experience a fun and entertaining adventure with family or friends. Stroll through the narrow streets and learn facts about the history and culture of Marseille. See the famous attractions and hidden gems of the city while playing a fun treasure hunt game with your team. Start playing any time, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour in St. Vincent de Paul Church! Visit the historic rue Canebière. Photograph the unique Art Deco Opéra de Marseille, the largest and oldest opera house in France and admire the fairytale Daviel Pavilion. Saint Jean Fort will leave you speechless as it combines its grandeur with every boy's or girl's dream of a grand fort. Learn about The Mucem museum and its unique exhibits! Cathédrale La Major will captivate you, you have never seen anything more captivating, it is worth the time and space on your mobile memory. The busy Panier will be your next step, do nothing, leave your mobile and see an area where every part of it is like a museum! While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Center de la Vieille Charité with its captivating architecture, which was once an inn!

Marseille: Panier District Audio-Guided Walking Tour

5. Marseille: Panier District Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Discover Le Panier, the historic district of Marseille with a village feel. The voice of a local guide will guide you throughout the visit and the stories will be triggered automatically as you go along. Start your tour whenever you want, alone or with friends. During this 1h audio-guided walking tour, go to the Old Port, just in front of the City Hall. Learn how the little Massalia was born, a town that became a city and then Marseille in Roman times. Discover the must-see Saint Nicolas and Saint Jean forts, and the "Bonne Mère" Basilica, loved by locals. Walk along the Old Port before reaching the oldest house of Marseille, one of the only survivors of the sad second world war. Enter the heart of the Panier district and notice a change in scenery. The houses are old, narrow, and colorful, and there’s a village feeling right here in the heart of the city. You will learn the local culinary specialties such as the famous "bouillabesse", and the recipe for Marseille soap. As you stroll through the neighborhood, you can admire a lot of street art. This includes charming frescoes painted on walls and storefronts, as well as collages, sculptures, mosaics on building façades, and all kinds of graffiti.

Marseille: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Game & Sightseeing

6. Marseille: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Game & Sightseeing

Get to know Marseille at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “L’Hôtel de Ville”, “Saint Mary Major”, “Fort Saint John” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Quai du port" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Fort Saint John”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Marseille: Calanques Shore Excursion Electric Bike Day Tour

7. Marseille: Calanques Shore Excursion Electric Bike Day Tour

Start with pickup and a drop-off from your ship. Travel across 35 km (27 miles) and enjoy the wild beauty that lies on the outskirts of the city and which seems to be at the end of the world. The bike ride is punctuated by a meal in a local restaurant (not included) and a swimming break. See Marseille old port, the Pharo Palace, the Vallon of Auffes, the Corniche Kennedy, the beaches of Prado, wearing Madrague Montredon, the fishing village Goudes, Maronaise beach, Callelongue Cove, the Pastré or Borely park, and Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica. Lunch : Your guide will give you the choice between 2 options : Buy sandwiches or snacks and stop to eat on the beach (or the rocks) Eat at a nice restaurant (from 40€ per person) in the little port of Les Goudes (please indicate your choice at booking time) Breaks Swimming break at Maronnaise wild beach (unsupervised) Restaurant or sandwich break Visit of nice natural park  Visit of Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica Additional notice : The most beautiful creeks of the National Park are not accessible by bike, this is why it is recommended that you complete the tour with a boat tour (Sugiton, En Vau, Port Pin). Difficulty is easy to medium, a normal/good health is requiered but you don't need to be a very good rider to join this tour. (If you are older than 60, you should be a regular rider and have very good health).

Marseille: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

8. Marseille: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour in St. Vincent de Paul Church! Visit the historic rue Canebière. Photograph the unique Art Deco Opéra de Marseille, the largest and oldest opera house in France and admire the fairytale Daviel Pavilion. Saint Jean Fort will leave you speechless as it combines its grandeur with every boy's or girl's dream of a grand fort. Learn about The Mucem museum and its unique exhibits! Cathédrale La Major will captivate you, you have never seen anything more captivating, it is worth the time and space on your mobile memory. The busy Panier will be your next step, do nothing, leave your mobile and see an area where every part of it is like a museum! While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Center de la Vieille Charité with its captivating architecture, which was once an inn!

Marseille: Self-Guided Audio Tour

9. Marseille: Self-Guided Audio Tour

See the sights of Marseille at your own pace and according to your schedule on a self-guided walking tour. Download an audio guide onto your MP3 player and receive a fully detailed map to help you explore. The marvelous city of Marseille is a one of a kind town that has a rich history but has a modern feel to it. This audio tour will take you through the old streets of the Panier District where you will see the modern Opera House which hosts many theatre productions since its renovation, as well as buildings that have withstood the World Wars. Continue on to view the Old Port, Town Hall, Pharo Palace, Notre Dame de la Garde, the Old Charity, Diamond House, Fish Market and the Inverted Mirror, La Canebiere, Cours Julien, Ferry Boat, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, Notre Dame de la Major Cathedrale, Remnants Garden, Lafayette Galleries and Rue St Ferreol.

Marseille: Le Panier & Old Port City Highlights Walking Tour

10. Marseille: Le Panier & Old Port City Highlights Walking Tour

The visit begins in the Old Port, under the new architectural art work, the 'Ombrière'. Here is where the daily fish market takes place. It is a typical place to discover the local gastronomy and learn a bit more about the very famous fish soup 'la Bouillabaisse'. The visit continues a few steps away, in Marseille’s oldest neighborhood, where the Greeks began the foundation of the city, Le Panier. It is the perfect place to walk down small alleyways, discover the 17th century building 'La Vieille Charité' and do some shopping (perhaps for the famous soap 'Savon de Marseille'). Why not eat the famous navettes, and the best ice-cream in town? The tour continue to the new docks, to see the beautiful Cathedral 'Notre Dame de la Major' and go to the new MuCEM museum, where there is one of the most beautiful view of the city and the sea. You'll finish the tour in front of the main city hall, a beautiful building created by the famous King Louis 14. 

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It was my first time on a Segway and I was surprised at how manageable it was! We had a great guide who was attentive and helpful and had many stories of the sights that we saw. Marseille is a beautiful city. I highly recommend this tour. Such a fun way to cover a lot of ground to see the city! We were able to hop and off to explore inside some of the historic sights. Great tour!

Silvin was AMAZING!!! We had so much fun going all over Marseille on the half-day tour! There is nothing boring about an E-Bike tour! We experienced so much in a half- day! Highly Recommend!!

The tour guide Abdoul was terrific! We lived riding them so much that we want to buy some now. We had extra time so he took us through old Town Marseille and it was fantastic

Abdul was the perfect local guide to show us the beautiful highlights of Marseille. Segways are always a fun way to explore a city.

Brilliant way to see the city at your own pace. The tour took me to lots of places I wouldn’t have stumbled across on my own.