Discover Marseille: Old Town and City Highlights Free Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 26, 2018

Hello! We are extremely pleased to meet you and to have the opportunity to show you our beloved city. We are a group of guides with diverse backgrounds and professions, but we all share the same passion: our beautiful city, whether we have adopted it or it's our hometown, the historic and cosmopolitan Marseille. Coming from Argentina, Marseille, Spain, Venezuela, and with skills ranging from professional guiding to anthropology and journalism, we have all dedicated our best efforts to prepare our tours. These tours are filled with history, anecdotes, and current events, narrated by people who have lived in this city for years. We are more than willing to share all of this and much more with you in a fun, educational, and entertaining way. We look forward to having you with us!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Join us to explore this wonderful city of 2,600 years on a two-hour walking tour, where we will embark on an exciting journey. We will begin our adventure at the marvelous Old Port, a natural harbor and the birthplace of the city, where it all began.

Then, we will head to the new Hôtel Dieu, which opened its doors for the "Marseille Provence 2013" event, during which Marseille was the European Capital of Culture. From there, we will venture into the Le Panier District, a beautiful old town with a long history dating back to the founding of Marseille by the Greeks in the 6th century BC. Over the centuries, this neighborhood has been home to a mix of communities, including Romans, Armenians, Neapolitans, and Africans, among others, reflecting the cultural diversity that permeates its architecture and atmosphere.

We will continue our tour by visiting the impressive Marseille Cathedral, one of the architectural symbols of the city. We will conclude our experience at the entrance of the Mucem: a new icon of Marseille. The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations is one of the most visited places in the city thanks to its modern architecture that blends with the Renaissance-era Saint-Jean Fortress. Here, you can enjoy an unforgettable panoramic view of the city and capture memorable photos of the coastline.

This journey will allow us to travel through time and understand the changes that have taken place in this ancient city.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Quai de la Fraternité, 13001 Marseill...
    Quai de la Fraternité, 13001 Marseille, France
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    Hello and welcome! It will be a pleasure to show you our beautiful city. The guide will be waiting for you at exit "Vieux Port" of Metro Line 1, under the Mirror Canopy known as "L'OMBRIÈRE DE NORMAN FOSTER" (across the street from Burger King), holding a light blue umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Old Port of Marseille
  • 2
    Outside visit
    vestige garden
  • 3
    Outside visit
    17 Rue de la République
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Hotel de Cabre
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Hotel Dieu Intercontinental Marseille
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Le Panier
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Cathedrale La Major
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Mucem - Musée des civilizations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Villa Mediterranée
  • 10
    Outside visit
    fort st jean

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Carina 13 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Ezequiel was amazing! Very enthusiastic and funny in the way he showed us Marseille old town and told us a lot of interesting information. 2h flew by!
Celia 13 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Muy ilustrativo
Ana Isabel 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Tanto el guía como el recorrido y la información, han sido excepcionales. Ha dado muchos detalles e información de forma amena. Se podía seguir el hilo histórico muy fácilmente y entender a la perfección todo.nos ha hecho recomendaciones muy útiles, y todo muy seguro y agradable. Lo recomiendo al 100%
Candela 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Un tour muy entretenido que te enseña las partes más importantes de Marsella. Una ciudad que merece mucho la pena visitar a pesar de los malos comentarios.
Ann 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Our guide was fantastic- he had genuine enthusiasm for the history of Marseille and was extremely knowledgeable. Would highly recommend his tour
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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