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Classic Marseille discover & explore from Greeks to now - half day private tour provided by OohProvence

Classic Marseille discover & explore from Greeks to now - half day private tour

Classic Marseille discover & explore from Greeks to now - half day private tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
25
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Tour summary - Marseille the Greeks & Romans to the 21st Century Visit the oldest city in France, interesting angles and accents in this colourful Mediterranean port city - from Le Panier, the old town, la Vielle Charité, les terrasses du MuCEM and the gardens of Fort St Jean with its magnificent sea views. Discover 2,600 years history. This tour explores the entire area of the old port, revealing secrets on the way. Highlights Wander & discover hidden streets life of Le Panier, the oldest part of the city, artisanal life, galleries & artists. Visit 17th century Vielle Charité, modernist MuCEM museum, ancient fort & gardens of St Jean, the Cathédrale St Marie Majeur & Hotel Dieu. Enjoy the exceptional views across the bay and the city of Marseille. Discover the old port area of Marseille and experience the changes inflicted on the city in the 19th & 20th centuries.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 138969P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • A stop on route for a coffee, tea or soft drink
Exclusions
  • Admission to the MuCEM museum or La Vielle Charité
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 11 La Canebière, 13001 Marseille, France We meet in front of the Office de Tourisme at 11a Canebière 13001 Marseille - it's close to the old port and the metro station and bus stops. The tram stops La Canebière/Cours Belsunce. The main bus station is just behind the building.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a walking tour of this location lasting 3-4 hours duration and at a gentle pace
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Inclusions
  • A stop on route for a coffee, tea or soft drink
Exclusions
  • Admission to the MuCEM museum or La Vielle Charité
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 11 La Canebière, 13001 Marseille, France We meet in front of the Office de Tourisme at 11a Canebière 13001 Marseille - it's close to the old port and the metro station and bus stops. The tram stops La Canebière/Cours Belsunce. The main bus station is just behind the building.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a walking tour of this location lasting 3-4 hours duration and at a gentle pace
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    11 La Canebière
    11 La Canebière, 13001 Marseille, France
    We meet in front of the Office de Tourisme at 11a Canebière 13001 Marseille - it's close to the old port and the metro station and bus stops. The tram stops La Canebière/Cours Belsunce. The main bus station is just behind the building.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Centre de la Vieille Charite
    The Panier
    Cathedrale de la Major
    Mucem
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Evan K
27 contributions
Solo
I opted for a three-hour afternoon tour of older sections of Marseille on June 19. We meandered through a very cosmopolitan section, through a street market, along colorful, heavily graffitied streets full of art shops, junk dealers, and curios. We made our way to Vieux Port for some quick shots of the harbor, then up to MuCEM and Fort Saint-Jean for beautiful overlook of Marseille and Vieux Port. My guide was knowledgeable about the city, and patient with a photographer stopping every few seconds to frame a shot. Overall, this was an excellent tour.
Written July 6, 2019
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oohprovence
Thank you very much for reviewing our tour - customer feedback is really important to us and we are pleased you enjoyed the time spent visiting Marseille - come see us again and thank you!
Written July 12, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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1 contribution
Couples
Christopher’s tour was a great look into the complexities of a port city. This tour is focused not on seeing the typically attractions but walking neighborhoods with rich history and many cultures. He discussed architecture, history, and socioeconomic & infrastructure issues Marseilles continues to face. He was personable and knowledgeable - and came prepared. This is a great tour for conscious travelers who really like to understand a city better. We really enjoyed it!
Written April 16, 2019
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oohprovence
I'm so pleased you both enjoyed your visit, I think the city is one that the more you discover, the more you find and discover. It's a complex Mediterranean port, but well worth getting to know - I was very happy to have you as my guests and hope to see you again next year. Best wishes Christopher
Written April 26, 2019
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Liz Forst
4 contributions
Christopher is my idea of an ideal tour guide - personable and knowledgable, with a clear love for both the city and for what he's doing. A long term resident, but not a native, he also offers a unique perspective on Marseille. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Marseille.
Written December 3, 2019
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oohprovence
Thank you so much for your kind words - it was my pleasure showing you both a little bit of what makes Marseille special. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope the rest of your stay in France went well. Hope to see you again. Christopher OohProvence
Written December 5, 2019
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yourlocalmorocco
Marrakech, Morocco7 contributions
Friends
It was absolutely a magical day and the best introduction to Marseille we could ask for- Christopher is knowledgable, enthusiastic & his passion for the city really shows - a kind, friendly soul who is also a fantastic photographer - he took photos for our group throughout the tour and also gave great insights into other places we should visit, secret spots to eat and drink. We loved Marseille & really look forward to going on other tours with this company - fantastic organization & planning!!
Written June 17, 2019
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oohprovence
Thank you so much - really happy everyone enjoyed the visit to Marseille. Hope to welcome you all back again in the near future and thank you again! Christopher
Written June 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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