EASY TOUR MARSEILLE
A tour for those who want to explore Marseille free from a fixed itinerary, with plenty of time to ourselves and a special guide who will give us the historical, cultural and practical information we need to explore the city on our own.
What we will see
- The Old Port, Fort Saint-Jean and the Cathedral of Saint-Marie-Majeure
- La Tourette Esplanade, "Panier" Quarter, La Vieille Charité, Daviel Pavilion and the Town Hall Square
- Dockside Area
What we will do
- Our guide will be waiting to welcome us as we disembark from the ship. Together, we make our way to the city centre, specifically, a point near the Old Harbour where we begin our walking tour with a visit to Fort Saint-Jean, built in 1660 at the behest of Louis XIV, and the chance to admire the exterior of the Neo-Byzantine Cathedral of Saint-Marie-Majeure.
- Next, we head across La Tourette Esplanade, which offers views over both the old and new harbours.
- Together with our guide, we visit the old heart of the city, the "Panier" quarter, with its artisan workshops and colourful, lively cafés, then pay a visit to La Vieille Charité, built in 1664 as an almshouse for the city's poor and now home to a cultural centre and a venue for temporary exhibitions
- We then proceed on foot through typical, narrow Provençal streets to the Daviel Pavillion, which in turn leads to the square in front of the Town Hall.
- The last stop on our tour takes us to the Dockside area, a lively part of the city with many galleries, restaurants and shops. Our guide will give us some useful pointers as to where to make our purchases.
- At this point, we are left with plenty of free time and we are given a map of the city to explore Marseille at leisure.
- At the end of the excursion, we can avail ourselves of the dedicated shuttle bus service to make our way back to the port.
What you need to know
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
- This excursion involves some walking. We recommend wearing appropriate footwear and comfortable clothing.