1. France
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  3. Marseille
  4. Le Panier, Marseille

Colorbus Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Product ID: 68826
Explore Marseille at your own pace and discover the city’s sights from the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing tour bus. An audio guide provides commentary on the main attractions, and you can hop off and back on at any of the scheduled stops.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hop off at any one of the many tour bus stops in Marseille
  • Explore the colorful boats and fishermen's stalls in the Vieux Port
  • Listen to informative headphone commentary available in 8 languages
Full description
Hop-on the red route and explore the city of Marseille. A hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour of Marseille is a great way to get a taste of this beautiful French city steeped in history. Tour the Vieux-port and soak up the charm of Marseille life with its many restaurants, fishermen's stalls, and daily fish market. Explore the pretty fishing port, Vallon des Auffes and stroll alongside small, brightly colored boats and numerous seashore cabins before wandering through the picturesque narrow streets. This unique, peaceful place sheltered by cliffs has inspired many poets, painters, and writers.

This pass allows you to get to the best attractions Marseille has to offer, including the striking Notre-Dame de la Garde, situated high on a hill that overlooks the entire city. Be sure you don't miss Chateau d'If, the castle that inspired scenes from Alexandre Dumas's novel The Count of Monte Cristo.  

Red route stops:
1 - Vieux-Port/Mairie
2 - Place aux Huiles
3 - Fort St Nicolas
4 - Plage des Catalans
5 - Vallon des Auffes
6 - Oriol/Corniche
7 - Notre Dame de la Garde
8 - Abbaye St Victor  
9 - Place aux Huiles
10 - Métro Vieux Port
11 - Capitainerie
12 - La Major
13 - Joliette/Les Docks/Terrasse du Port
14 - Mucem/St Jean

Blue route stops:
1 - Vieux-Port/Mairie
2 - Préfecture
3 - Michelet Huveaune
4 - Le Corbusier
5 - Hippodrome Borely
6 - Vallon de l’Oriol/Corniche
7 - Parc Valmer
8. Vallon des Auffes
9 - Fort St-Nicolas 
10 - Place aux Huiles
Includes
  • Transportation by open-top coach
  • Unlimited hop-on-hop-off bus pass across the entire route with 11 bus stops for 1 or 2 days (depending on option booked)
  • Recorded commentary
  • Personal earphone sets (digital sound)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

86 Quai Du Port, 13002 Marseille. If you're coming to Marseille by cruise, to access the Colorbus Hop-on hop-off tour: You can take public transportation to join the tour. Take bus number 35 located in front of gate 4 on the main road and get off at 'Joliette' station. Otherwise, depending on the cruise company, free shuttles may be proposed inside the port at Gate 4 and you can stop also at "Place de la Joliette" to reach the Hop-on hop-off bus.

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Important information
Know before you go
Duration :
▪ Please note that the pass is valid for 1 (or 2) service days, but not valid for 24 (or 48) hours.
▪ If you buy the 2-day pass, you must use it on 2 consecutive days.
▪ The tour lasts 1h15
Start time :
▪ April – November (included) : 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, every 30 minutes
▪ December – March (included) : 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM, every 30 minute
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 427 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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There are two lines( red+ blue) but we' ve been informed only the red one was available.It was a pity when we found out that last itinerary was at 13:25-13:30 so that we had to finish sightseeing till 14:00 .! It was unable that we could get off the bus to a museum and getting on to continue to next monument.It can' t work that way a hop- on/ hop- off bus...................we were not that lucky.......

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December 24, 2019

Worthwhile

I always enjoy hop on hop off as they give a good introduction to the city. Option of buying one or two lines I.e 2 days. While blue line not as long was still interesting but we used both lines on both days to take us around and revisit places of interest. Used printed document easy to exchange on harbour front . It would have been good to advise if vicinity as well as street name and postcode.

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October 6, 2019

The last bus never passed after almost an hour of waiting

December 29, 2019

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Product ID: 68826