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Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

1. Marseille: Mucem Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Learn about the history and culture of the Mediterranean with a skip-the-line entry ticket to the fascinating Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (Mucem). Opened in Marseille in June 2013, the Mucem has now joined the ranks of the most visited museums in the world thanks to its program of exhibitions and cultural programs. Admire the stunning architecture of the building by Rudy Ricciotti, and stroll along the corridors of the museum to get stunning views of the old port and Mediterranean Sea. Explore exhibitions that combine anthropology, history, archaeology, art history and contemporary art to explain the Mediterranean world and its dialogue with Europe in amazing detail. Exhibitions: Jeff Koons Mucem, works from the Pinault collection. Showing from Wednesday 19 May, 2021 to Monday 18 October, 2021. Déflagrations — Children’s drawings and mass violence Mucem. Showing from Wednesday 19 May, 2021 to Sunday 29 August, 2021. Connectivities Mediterranean Gallery 2 Mucem. Showing from Monday 29 June, 2020 to Monday 13 March, 2023.

Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

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

3. 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: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

4. Marseille: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Explore the beauty of the city of Marseille at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Solve riddles and find clues in a treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting famous attractions like the Marseille Cathedral, the old port, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, and more. You will receive a link for the mobile app and login credentials after booking. Log in to the app and start your adventure with the map as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories of this historical town. Along the tour, visit the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, La Vieille Charité, and the Marseille Opera. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. Experience a fun and entertaining adventure with family or friends. Stroll through the narrow streets and learn facts about the history and culture of Marseille. See the famous attractions and hidden gems of the city while playing a fun treasure hunt game with your team. Start playing any time, the schedule is indicative. You will visit:, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Opéra de Marseille Hôtel de Ville Pavillon Daviel, Old Port of Marseille, Fort Saint-Jean, Mucem, Cathédrale La Major, La Vieille Charité - ending point Le Panier and more

From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

5. From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

Start this comprehensive full-day tour of Provence with a visit to Aix-en-Provence, known as the city of water and art Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a beautiful wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” lined with plane trees. See the amazing fountain of the Rotonde, as well as many cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, Zola, and others. The weekly market will give you the opportunity to savor the regional produce, including fresh cheese and olive oil, as well as scented Marseille soap. Then, head to the village of Cassis, driving the Crest road and up to the highest maritime cliff in Europe, Cape Canaillto, for spectacular views of the Bay. Stroll the charming fishing port, where you can try thier famous Pastis (anis flavored liquor), before an optional 45-minute boat cruise through the breathtaking calanques (rocky, limestone inlets).  End your day with a panoramic tour of Marseille, including a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, with its panoramic view of the city, Frioul Islands, and Château d'If. End at the 11th-century Abbey of Saint-Victor, guarding the entrance to the Vieux Port.

Marseille: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. Marseille: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

You'll start at the highest point in Marseilles, Notre Dame de la Garde, for a spectacular 360° view of the city, coastline and mountains. Then you'll go into the heart of the city and get a feel for Marseille's main attraction: the exotic Noailles Market, which is the fish market on the Old Port, and the oldest neighborhood in France and the Fort St. Jean. You'll also discover the coast road to the Goudes before heading back to your ship or hotel. There's is an incredible amount to see here in this wonderfully-picturesque place. If you have any special requests, please inform the local supplier.

Cassis: Full-Day Calanques & Amazing Vistas Guided Tour

7. 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.

From Marseille: Half-Day Aix en Provence Tour

8. From Marseille: Half-Day Aix en Provence Tour

Enjoy a guided walk along Cours Mirabeau with its rich architecture and charming cafés. See opulent 17th- and 18th-century architecture as you make your way to Vieil Aix (Old Town). Explore the area and go into charming boutiques and craft shops to pick up a unique souvenir. Afterwards, break to tour independently and get your own lunch at one of the Brunswick House Cafe's. Before lunch, you may enjoy an optional visit to the Atelier Paul Cézanne (not included). Learn about this Post-Impressionist painter and native-son of Aix, view authentic artifacts, and see the studio where Cézanne created pieces like "Les Grandes Baigneuses."

From Marseille: The Best of Provence Day Tour

9. From Marseille: The Best of Provence Day Tour

Discover the 14th century seat of the papacy, as you spend some time walking around Avignon. Wander the Palais des Papes, an austere-looking fortress that dominates the city. See for yourself outstanding examples of Gothic architecture in the Petit Palais and the Romanesque Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Doms. These complete an exceptional group of monuments that testify to the leading role played by Avignon in 14th-century Christian Europe.  Heading to the small village of Les Baux de Provence in the Alpilles mountain range, see some of the most dramatic scenery in the region. Located on a rocky outcrop, Les Baux de Provence provides a spectacular view of the surrounding valley. Take time at the Senanque Abbey in the middle of the fields of lavender and enjoy visiting the lavender museum in Coustellet where you can learn everything about this relaxing plant.

Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Shore Excursion Tour

10. Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Shore Excursion Tour

You'll be picked up at your ship or hotel and head straight to Aix-en- Provence (about 30 minutes) to get a look at its lively morning markets with the typical french atmosphere. You’ll take a walking tour of the old town with its beautiful buildings of the 17th and 18th century. You'll visit Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, the history museum, and Cézanne’s workshop. Then you'll be taken a bit higher to the hilltop where Cézanne actually painted numerous paintings of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain. If time permits, you may like to do a bit of shopping or wine tasting. Then, you'll be driven back to your ship or hotel in Marseille.

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What people are saying about Marseille

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 166 reviews

Abdul was our Segway guide, he was amazing, he showed us how to ride the segways before we got on our way, he took us to amazing sceneries in Marseille, I saw a whole lot of Marseille on a segway in 2hrs than I would have using a train, bus or taxi, I highly highly recommend this to you, you should see the pictures n videos I took on our way on the segway. Abdul was the best guide ever making sure we were all safe and showing us the best of Marseille

It started off with a super easy check in and transport to the garage. Then we got to see the amazing city of Marseille with a local guide who was incredible. We learned so much about this beautiful French city. Thankfully we had the ebike to go up to the church at the top of the city - it was a bit difficult but so worth it. Overall the tour was fantastic and I'd highly recommend it.

I highly recommend this excursion. The owner of the shop took us on a great tour; he has a great attitude and was very patient. My wife and kids loved it. It's a great way to see Marseille. Riding the Segway is easy, safe and fun.

Our tour guide Florence was amazing. She was extremely personable and informative. We squeezed in a lot of activity into a day.

A very pleasant tour. More time in Aix En Provence would be better.