Highlights of Marseille
Marseille is in the midst of enjoying a cultural renaissance and you will see why during this 4-hour small tour. This city is the second largest one in France and was the European Capital of Culture in 2013.
Your adventure begins with a trip to Marseille's historical center. Walk along the Vieux Port dotted with shops and restaurants while your tour guide reveals the port's journey from a 6th century trade post to the area's hub of maritime activity in the 19th century. From there you will head to the colonnade-lined Palais Longchamp at the terminus of the Durance River. Inaugurated in 1869 as a monument to commemorate the connection of Marseille to a new waterway network, the combination large fountain-waterfall-water tower has two wings that house the city's natural history museum and musee des beaux-arts.
Continue on to the stunning Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. Situated on the foundation of an ancient fort, this building rests on the highest elevation in the city overlooking Marseille. Consecrated in 1864 to replace an 11th century church by the same name, the Basilique has a lower crypt built in the Romanesque style and an upper church that was built in the Neo-Byzantine style using green limestone from Florence. You'll have the opportunity to go inside the Basilique and explore the symbol of the city of Marseille for approximately thirty minutes. Grab a photo or two then conclude your tour at Cap Croisette. Walk along the peninsula and feel time stand still as you enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Sign up today for your opportunity to step back into the history and culture of beautiful Marseille.
Reviewer: Rock L
The tour was good and our tour guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. He did give us time to enjoy the stops and take pictures. I was expecting a smaller group than what we had and we always had to wait for that one person...but it was good.
This was a good tour to see as much as possible in half a day. Would recommend!
Reviewer: vadim bilenkis
Reviewer: diana wattimena
Never did we imagine to have a private tour with a handsome & fabulous person as a guide by the name Stefan or Sylvan (sorry for the memory) . Not only did we get a very interesting lecture regarding castles & churches, he also treated us with delicious pastries, croissant & cold water which was really heavenly because the day was so hot. To sum it all up it was grand and very recommendable.
Reviewer: Linda Graney
I loved this tour. We saw the city highlights by car, and then stopped for photographs at key places around the city. We also had an hour and half to explore on our own. The driver was well informed, had a good sense of humour, and made sure all our needs were met. Thank you for a great tour!