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From Marseille: E-Bike Ride to Calanque de Sormiou

1. From Marseille: E-Bike Ride to Calanque de Sormiou

Meet your guide in the morning near Pointe Rouge Beach for the start of a small group (maximum 10 people) e-bike ride towards Calanque de Sormiou in the beautiful Calanques National Park. Get outfitted with a helmet and comfortable, new electric mountain bike equipped for effortless riding that allows you to pedal, cruise or try a combination of both. Then, set off along the small roads of Calanques National Park and discover an area of high ecological importance restricted to general traffic. Head towards the paradise location of Calanque de Sormiou, known for its trails with views of the majestic limestone mountains and Mediterranean Sea. Learn the history of the strategic location, and look at the natural curiosities of the area, such as wild flowers of radiant beauty. Benefit from an itinerary that takes full advantage of the unique natural environment. Between May and October, get the chance to swim or rest on the beach. Then, return to Pointe Rouge Beach through the calanques of the massif.

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Welcome to Marseille: Private Tour with a Local

2. 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.

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Marseille: Urban Walking Tour with a Local Guide

3. 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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Truffle Hunting in Provence

4. Truffle Hunting in Provence

Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully immerse yourself in the gourmet paradise of the Luberon.

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Marseille: Street Art Walking Tour

5. Marseille: Street Art Walking Tour

Experience an incredible walking tour with a passionate guide and explore a new face of Marseille that is more cosmopolitan and artistic.  Explore Noailles, a district known as "the belly of Marseille", is a fascinating and lively place with its daily colorful market and its many legendary shops like the oldest drugstore in France, created in 1827. Savor tea mint with a delicious pastry included in the tour to enjoy the good vibes of Noailles and better understand the challenges this district is facing now. Go to Cours Julien were an urban art movement started in the 1980' s. See the old market garden warehouses that were located there and replaced by music stores, art studios, theaters, second-hand boutiques, bars, and cafés. Enjoy the atmosphere that made the place today a cool district dedicated to alternative culture and street art.  Admire giant frescoes, amazing artworks, and discover an architectural heritage typically from Marseille: small buildings, colorful shutters, and clothes drying in the sun. Learn about the different techniques that each creator uses and discover French and local artists. Meet a very diverse crowd from hipsters, punks, students, families, children to hippies that enjoy relaxing on Cours Julien.

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Marseille: Old Town Exploration Game

6. Marseille: Old Town Exploration Game

Discover Marseille’s Old Town district full of vibrant street art, cozy boutiques, and overflowing with history as you play a game around the city. Untangle the past of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Marseille. See some of the most fascinating urban gems like the Fort Saint-Jean and the MUCEM Museum. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Be lead through the streets of the oldest city in France, brimming with architectural magic. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in 1.5 hours. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

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From Marseille: Full-Day Avignon, Gordes and Roussillon Tour

7. From Marseille: Full-Day Avignon, Gordes and Roussillon Tour

Head to the wonderful papal city of Avignon. Enjoy your free time to explore the historic center and admire the Avignon Cathedral (Our Lady of Doms), the battlements, Saint-Bénézet Bridge, the Doms Rock, St Peter’s Basilica, and the Clock Tower Square. Take the road to the charming classified villages of Lubéron. Your first stop is Isle sur la Sorgues. Continue to Gordes, listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Take advantage of the lunch break in Gordes to explore the village, its church and castles. Move on to the village of Roussillon, surrounded by cliffs of ochre. Enjoy some free time to wander about the village to discover the craft shops or take a 30-minute walk on the Ochre Trail to see the Fairy Chimneys. You’ll then begin the return journey to Aix-en-Provence.

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Panier Neighborhood 1-Hour Segway Tour

8. 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!

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Cassis: Full-Day Calanques & Amazing Vistas Guided Tour

9. Cassis: Full-Day Calanques & Amazing Vistas Guided Tour

This guided tour will take you to the fishermen village of Cassis and the 2500-year-old city of La Ciotat with its charming views of the Golfe d'Amour, the Calanque of Figuerolles, and the botanical garden. You will also visit the oldest movie theater in the world established in 1895 here. Afterwards, an amazing mountaintop road with its highest European coastal cliff will bring you to the famous fishermen port of Cassis for a walk through the village or for some time on the beach. Finally, the highlight of the tour will be the guided walking tour of Calanque of Port Miou.

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Marseille Private Walking Tour

10. Marseille Private Walking Tour

Discover the second largest city in France on a private walking tour of the historic port city of Marseilles. Perfect for first-time visitors and those who seek to discover a new side of the city, the tour explores Marseille’s history and culture based around your wishes, schedule, and rhythm. Begin with a visit to the vibrant Old Port with its Phare de Sainte Marie limestone lighthouse. Next, head to the Vieille Charité, a historic former almshouse in the heart of the old Panier quarter, and now used as a famous museum and cultural center. Admire the coast road of the Corniche and the Canabiere, the historic high street in the old quarter of Marseille, where King Alexander I of Yugoslavia was assassinated in 1934. Be amazed by the seaside views and get off the beaten path to discover some of Marseille’s more hidden sites. Ask your tour guide at the start of the tour about the possibility of including a visit to the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica (on the 3- or 4-hour tours).

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What people are saying about Marseille

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 415 reviews

I joined the Marseille tour this morning with Olivier. He was awesome! He showed us lots of very varied and charming neighborhoods, and not very touristy. It really gave an idea of the character of the city, and how it has developed over the years. Olivier was also very knowledgeable. It was a very good morning, thank you! Clara

Sylvie was an excellent guide, and her English is perfect. She has great local knowledge and gave my wife & I a really insightful 2 hour walking tour around central Marseille.

Very pleasant activity, to do if you go to Marseille. Wonderful landscape. Very friendly guide. We had a great time. Thanks Cyril !!

Great activity, very friendly and caring guide. Magnificent landscapes, a great way to discover the creeks and the region.

Visit at the beginning of November under a radiant sun,