Old Port of Marseille

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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.

Marseille: Boat Tour with Stop on the Frioul Islands

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

First we will sail around the island of Frioul to contemplate the creeks and turquoise waters. We will then make a stop of about 1 hour so that you can visit the island from the inside and refresh yourself among the restaurants that harmonize the port. Back on board, we will pass by the Château d'If. We will observe this magnificent fortress built by François I between 1528 and 1531 and which was made famous by Alexandre Dumas' novel: The Count of Monte Cristo. During this walk we will see the wonderful Degaby Island. It was given by a rich industrialist from Marseille to his wife Liane Degaby, a great artist of the Belle Epoque. Finally, we will take a break in the picturesque cove of Malmousque on the edge of the Corniche Kennedy, which offers us a superb view.

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.

Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

4. 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: Frioul Islands Sunset Cruise

5. Marseille: Frioul Islands Sunset Cruise

During this tour you will embark from Marseille Old port in a speedboat and will head to the destination in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You will get the opportunity to enjoy a sublime sunset between the Frioul archipelago located at around 7km from Marseille and the Château d'If, a French fortress built between 1527 and 1529. From the speedboat, you will drive to the Frioul archipelago at the end of the day in order to admire the sunset. You will let yourself be charmed by the beauty of the Mediterranean bathed in the last rays of the sun! Your captain will then bring you back to the old port.

Welcome to Marseille: Private Tour with a Local

6. 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: Half-Day E-Bike Tour from Cruise Port

7. 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: Calanques National Park Sailing Cruise with Lunch

8. 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.

Panier Neighborhood 1-Hour Segway Tour

9. 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

10. Marseille: Urban Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Experience Marseille like a local on a guided tour. Walk through the city and learn about its sports, culture, heritage, and history. Meet your guide outside Burger King by the Old Port of Marseille. Head south to reach the sea, then follow the waterfront. Admire the typical small fishing ports and hidden coves along the route. With lungs full of sea air, head inland through quiet parks. Avoid the tourist traps and learn all the best places to go from a local. Climb the narrow alleys to Notre-Dame de la Garde. Admire the incredible views as you contemplate the city from above. Then, return to the Old Port through the beautiful districts of the city center.

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What people are saying about Old Port of Marseille

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,015 reviews

It was a smallish sailboat. We set for sail to the Calanques, but could not go into the park area because of the water conditions. We turned around and went to an inlet instead, where we ate lunch, swam, listened to music, and enjoyed. We experienced a heavy rainfall during the trip, which the captain was very transparent saying that had he known about the rainfall, he would have cancelled the trip and he negotiated with the company to give people who were unhappy a refund. We didn't take the refund because the captain and his crew worked so hard all day to keep us happy and entertained, and they deserve to get paid!

A very pleasant experience and one I would recommend without hesitation. The skipper was excellent and gave us a good understanding of the sights. I thought it was the perfect duration at just two hours.

Great experience to see a lot of Marseille in a short period of time. We had a great guide who was very knowledgeable and helpful but also had a very delightful personality. Highly recommend!

Henrique was so nice and gave us a lovely tour of the islands. Was definitely worth the price, meeting point was actually correct and would recommend!

Very nice captain, beautiful sights :) Highly recommended!