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Palais du Pharo: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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 to Calanques: Full-Day Electric Bike Trip

2. Marseille to Calanques: Full-Day Electric Bike Trip

Ride from Marseille to Calanques National Park on a full-day electric bike tour. Cycle with little effort for 35 kilometers, enjoying the wild beauty that lies on the outskirts of Marseille. Stop for breaks that include a meal in a local restaurant (at your own expense), some time to swim and a game of pétanque. During the tour you’ll visit the following places: The Pharo The Vallon of Auffes The Corniche du Président John Fitzgérald Kennedy Prado Beach The fishing village of Goudes Maronaise Beach Callelongue Cove The Pastré or Borely Park Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica Stop for breaks en route: Swimming break at Maronnaise wild beach (unsupervised) Restaurant or sandwich break Petanque game in a park Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica visit

Marseille: Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Palais du Pharo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 103 reviews

This bike tour is not for the faint of heart, however, it allowed us to see some of the most beautiful parts of Marseilles up close, so I’d highly recommend it! I’m a pretty fearful/anxious biker, but felt totally fine on the busy streets (of which we learned Marseilles is trying to make more bike friendly). Swimming in an incredibly beautiful Calanques was certainly the highlight. Pierre was awesome about answering all our questions and keeping us moving, too. Book this tour!

Our guide Marie was very helpful, customizing the experience as much as possible according to our wishes. Very well done tour which also includes other attractions of the city of Marseille besides the Calanques. Our guide was very kind, listening for our wishes and trying to modulate the experience in order to follow them. The journey included also places other than les calanques

The tour guide was very nice and the route through Marseille was magnificent! Riding on an electric bike felt so magical, especially when riding along the ocean. However, it is important that those doing the tour are prepared to bike through traffic, which can be a little nerve wracking.

The ride was incredible, 100% recommended. It is a very good way to get to know Marseille beyond the obvious. The bikes are very good, the guide was excellent and the places visited were impressive.

Fantastic way to see Marseille! I’m totally sold on an electric bike now! It was a really fun & varied tour, amazing what we accomplished in one day. I highly recommend this activity, thank you =)