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Old Port of Marseille

Old Port of Marseille: Our most recommended tours and activities

Marseille: Panoramic Tour of by Hop-On Hop-Off Colorbus

1. Marseille: Panoramic Tour of by Hop-On Hop-Off Colorbus

Take a step up and visit Marseille differently. During this unique open-air experience, you'll get to see Marseille's monuments from a new angle. Hop on a panoramic bus tour and don't miss anything, even if you only have a little time. In the heart of France's sunniest city, Colorbüs tourist buses will accompany you on your visits: the Old Port, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Cathedral of La Major, the Corniche J.F. Kennedy, the Vallon des Auffes, and many more. Get on and off the bus as often as you like and explore the tourist sites, the ancient monuments of Marseille, go shopping, or stay on the bus for a full loop to get a complete idea of the city, where all its secrets will be revealed to you thanks to the quality audio guide offered onboard the tourist bus. Red Line: Get on board our double-decker buses for a unique exploration of Marseille Discover the ancestral monuments of Marseille that make up the city's emblems. Visit the historic heart and the essential places that make up Marseille's original wealth. Blue Line: aboard our minibus cabriolets and discover the new treasures of the city such as the Orange Velodrome, the Corbusier, and stroll along the seafront towards the Escale Borély, or the Corniche J.F. Kennedy. Discover the city as the people of Marseille know it, full of richness and authenticity.

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

3. 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.

Marseille: Calanques National Park Sailing Cruise with Lunch

4. Marseille: Calanques National Park Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Board the boat at Vieux-Port, in front of Marseille’s city hall. Enjoy fruit juice and coffee served by the crew. Then set sail for the Bay of Marseille. Hear about the area's history and local culture from the crew on board. Anchor near a rocky inlet called a calanque, and go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Around midday break for an aperitif, and an exquisite lunch buffet made from organic, seasonal local produce. Enjoy two glasses of rosé with your meal. After lunch, continue to the Riou Archipelago and stop at a second scenic spot to swim and take in the scenery. You will then start heading back to the Vieux-Port. If you are interested, the friendly crew will be happy to give you an introduction to sailing.

Marseille: Boat Tour with Stop on the Frioul Islands

5. Marseille: Boat Tour with Stop on the Frioul Islands

Embark on a boating adventure from Marseille's Old Port. Glide along turquoise waters as you sail around the Frioul Islands and break for an hour of exploration on land. See Château d'If, the fortress that inspired Alexandre Dumas' famous novel, The Count of Monte Cristo. Begin your tour by setting sail from the Old Port of Marseille. Admire the pristine waters as you approach the Frioul Islands and the tributary creeks along the coastline. As you reach the main island, you'll disembark for an hour to discover the port and break for refreshments. Continue your tour back on board with a pass by the Château d'If. This historic fortress was built by François I between 1528 and 1531 and was immortalized in the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Next, admire the beauty of Degaby Island, a gift from a wealthy industrialist to his wife, Liane Degaby, who was a great artist of the Belle Epoque. Finally, soak up the serene surroundings of Malmousque Cove.

Marseille: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Walking Food Tour

6. Marseille: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Walking Food Tour

Experience Marseille and its city center by exploring the district of Noailles. Taste all of the unique food specialties from the region including the local's favorite snack, the panisse, and the mandatory aperitif, the famous pastis. Discover and taste food from many countries: Greek, Arab, Italian, Lebanese and French food, of course. Smell the delightful odors of all these little restaurants as you stroll through the streets. Listen to the different languages and accents of all these people from everywhere and appreciate the true melting pot of cultures in Marseille.  Along the way, learn about the rich history and traditions of this colorful, gastronomic city.

Panier Neighborhood 1-Hour Segway Tour

7. Panier Neighborhood 1-Hour Segway Tour

The tour starts with a short training session given by your certified guide on how to safely operate your personal transporter. During this tour you'll travel through the authentic Panier district with your Segway, passing by the Cathedrale Major of Marseille, the Museum of Mediterranean Culture and the Old Port. All tours are guided by a professional Segway instructor. The Segway takes you on an original and fun adventure to make you feel like you're on a magic carpet ride, so go discover the best spots in the city with an innovative and eco friendly machine that's fun for everyone!

Marseille: Urban Walking Tour with a Local Guide

8. Marseille: Urban Walking Tour with a Local Guide

You want to know everything about Marseille and its culture? Come with me, I'll tell you by walking through the heart of the city. In doing sport for visiting, in nourishing body & soul! Follow me for a sunny and sporty 10-kilometer hike and I will make you discover and enjoy Marseille differently: - We will explore the city through History, geography, economy, sociology, heritage, funny stories, true facts... and learn everything about its rich and deep culture. - I'll make you experience the city as if you lived there: integrated in the day by day life and rythm, striding along narrow streets only known by locals, talking to random people on the way and even sometimes visiting a house. - I also want to make you discover the quiet spots, the hidden gems and the greenest parts of the city. - And I'll take the opportunity to show you surprising architectural patterns, artistic creations or funny details in the streets, all revealing the unique culture and temper of the inhabitants. - Then we will find the nicest spots to watch and understand the city, climb stairs to be rewarded by breathtaking points of views, and contemplate this very photogenic city and its landscapes. If you like to contemplate, if you appreciate the beauty of simple things, if you want to exercise body and mind, then you will be delighted by this 5-star sporty guided tour in the heart of our beautiful 2600-year-old city! Don't hesitate to ask me all your questions, I'm here to guide you!

Welcome to Marseille: Private Tour with a Local

9. Welcome to Marseille: Private Tour with a Local

Make travel as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Marseille from a local guide eager to share all the tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood as you learn insider tips such as the best places to buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to see and do, customized to your interests. Feel more comfortable navigating the city confident that you have all the information you need.

Marseille: Frioul Islands Sunset Speedboat Cruise

10. Marseille: Frioul Islands Sunset Speedboat Cruise

Explore the Frioul archipelago as the sun sets on this cruise from Marseille. Stop for some free time on the island Frioul and visit the cove of Malmousque. Enjoy views of the Medieval architecture of the Château d'If fortress as you cruise along. Hop aboard the comfortable speedboat and settle in for your Mediterranean adventure. Depart from Marseille Old Port and admire the elegance of the city as you head out to open water.  Take in views of the dynamic coastlines and turquoise waters as you reach the Frioul archipelago. Disembark on the island of Frioul where you can stretch your legs or visit a cafe for an hour. Continue on past the seaside Château d'If fortress which was built by François I in the 16th century. See the Fort de Tourville as you pass Degaby Island on the way to the picturesque cove of Malmousque where the boat will pause on the edge of the corniche Kennedy. Sail back to Marseille Old Port and see the city as it is lit for the night from the water. 

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What people are saying about Old Port of Marseille

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based on 1,375 reviews

Abdu from Madeline cycles the operator was superb!!! Very friendly, totally in control and a great leader. A few of us may have thought if they could do this but Abdu made it so easy with his instructions and traffic management skills for the group as well as the road traffic not to mention the route which was challenging at times but he managed a difficult incident very well I would give 5 stars but at least 4

Trip was fantastic and riding the segway was definitely easier than I anticipated, it was so much fun and our wonderful guide Abdul was amazing, so helpful and safety conscious. We saw so much of the city and so many interesting places, would highly recommend to anyone

This was a brilliant way to spend a few hours. Our tour guide, Eric, was so friendly and gave us lots of interesting facts about Marseilles. The island is beautiful. Very enjoyable, highly recommended!

Well worth the experience, Abdul was awesome, very professional and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this to anyone who’s brave enough to ride a Segway

Our driver was personable, knowledgeable and flexible. We had a great time.