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Marseille Shore Excursion: City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Marseille provided by Domitia Tours

Marseille Shore Excursion: City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Marseille

Marseille Shore Excursion: City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Marseille
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
In this half-day private tour, discover the city of Marseille: its old port and the historical center. Observe the Palais Longchamp (Water Castle), which was build in 1869 to bring water from the Durance river to Marseille. Go to the iconic basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde (usually called la bonne Mère) that was built in Roman-Byzantine style in 1864 to replace the old chapel with the same name. Finally, your guide will take you to the charming Cape Croisette, before driving you back to your port of cruise terminal of Marseille.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
  • Marseille is in the midst of enjoying a cultural renaissance and you will see why during this 4-hour tour. This city was the European Capital of Culture in 2013. Your guide will pick you up in the morning at Marseille cruise terminal. Your adventure begins with the visit of the city’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 houses the city’s natural history museum and musée des beaux-arts. Continue with the stunning Basilica of 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 Basilica 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. Take some pictures before ending your tour at Cap Croisette. Walk along the peninsula and feel time stand still as you enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea. When your tour is finished, your guide will drive you back to Marseille port of cruise terminal. Step back into the history and culture of beautiful Marseille.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Marseille is in the midst of enjoying a cultural renaissance and you will see why during this 4-hour tour. This city was the European Capital of Culture in 2013. Your guide will pick you up in the morning at Marseille cruise terminal. Your adventure begins with the visit of the city’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 houses the city’s natural history museum and musée des beaux-arts. Continue with the stunning Basilica of 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 Basilica 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. Take some pictures before ending your tour at Cap Croisette. Walk along the peninsula and feel time stand still as you enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea. When your tour is finished, your guide will drive you back to Marseille port of cruise terminal. Step back into the history and culture of beautiful Marseille.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31494P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Marseille Return Location: Marseille
  • Marseille, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Marseille Return Location: Marseille
  • Marseille, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

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McM
London, UK3 contributions
Dec 2019
We were on a MSC med cruise over Xmas 2019 and booked through shoreexcursions.com (I would recommend you do this rather than use the MSC excursions as they are much more expensive and so busy).
Djilani from Domitia Tours was waiting on time with a smile. He tried to hunt down others that hadn't arrived. It was a miserable day so they didn't show and we had Djilani to ourselves. he was smart, knowledgeable, kind, informed and obviously proud of his city. Even on a dull, cold day he showed us all the sights and made us want to return - which we will do very soon. Thanks Djilani, Paul and Jane
Written 22 January 2020
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Excellent
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Uncovered so much of Marseille that I didn't know existed.
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Pick up from Marseille airport
Our driver was friendly and helpful. We found him waiting for me and my three kids with a sign at the airport. No w
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Wonderful
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Very Disappointed
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Super week in Provence
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Marvellous Marseille
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DJILANI was my tour guide and I would highly recommend him.He is very knowledgeable of Marseille and explains the d
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Great tour. Lots of information and included everything we were hoping to see. Djilani has obvious pride in his be
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