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From the Old Port, where everything began 600 years before Christ, Marseille reveals all its beauty... Ride along the most beautiful bay in the world ! Then reach the spectacular site of Notre-Dame de la Garde, admire the golden ceiling mosaics of...more
We only had few hours at Marseille and since my mum can't walk a lot we found the city tour that is was good price for 2hours tour BUT when we asked him to pay €45 with cash the driver started to rolling his eyes...More
Marseille, second largest town of France, is a 26 centuries years old city, where you can find a lot of traditional and old buildings, still well maintained, as well as modern structures. It’s 850,000 population is half RC, quarter muslim and a tenth Jews. No...More
Firstly the people in the tourism office were very helpful with the buying of the tickets, where to go etc. but the tour itself was disappointing. The audio sets were not given out automatically by the driver when coming on to the bus. The audio...More
The city tour was quick and just enough for me. The guide was just enough funny and instructive to make it enjoyable. I was able to listen both English and French speaking and there was no difference from the guide. You can also listen the...More
We had limited time in Marseilles but wanted to experience the flavour of the city.
From the cruise ship we took a free shuttle to La Joliette. Then we walked a few blocks to the tourist bureau to pick up our city pass. We were...More
We booked the 3 hour tour online plus city pass for a Thursday, 11am departure. We were the only riders, which was superb - like a personal tour. Very informative - there is no way we could have seen as much of the city on...More
We visited Marseilles during a Shore Excursion provided by the Royal Caribbean, it was amazing. We loved Marseilles, its a fishing village,with very beautiful mountains, I loved their small harbor area which is full of restaurants and happening.
Only in Marseille for a day and on arrival appeared very quiet, it was a Sunday. Decided to take tour on small street train with a cost of 10€ and found this was excellent value for money. A similar tour if I had booked on...More
The bright red open top City Tour buses are hard to miss if you walk from Vieux Port along La Canebiere. They park near the Tourist Information Offices and it is there that you purchase tickets if you want to take a tour.
Hi there, we did a City Pass Tour that I purchased from Getyourguide. It's not an organized tour but gives you access to public transportation (tramway, buses, train etc) and museums at a fraction of the cost. With City... More
Hi there, we did a City Pass Tour that I purchased from Getyourguide. It's not an organized tour but gives you access to public transportation (tramway, buses, train etc) and museums at a fraction of the cost. With City Pass you basically figure out what you want to see. To get your official City Pass you need to exchange the voucher purchased at the tourist bureau which is close to the old port of Marseilles.
How to get there: If you are cruising RCI, once you get off the ship go right and follow the line to the free shuttle. This takes around 15 minutes). The shuttle will drop you off at La Joliette (around 15 minutes or so). Take a mental note where the gate is to take the shuttle. While we walked to the tourist bureau, it took well over an hour and a half. I would suggest to pay for a ticket and take the tramway at Joliette station towards le vieux port (the old port). Get off the tram once you see the old ferris wheel and the harbour on the water side. Ask for directions to get to the Boutique of the Tourist Office to exchange your voucher for the City Pass. Address is:
Boutique of the Tourist Office and Convention Bureau 11 La Canebière, Marseille. All the year from monday to saturday 09:00 - 07:00 sunday & public holidays : 10:00 - 05:00
Exchange your CityPass voucher for the City Pass ticket. (This process takes ~15 minutes). Decide ahead of time what you want to see with your City Pass because there are many choices and specific modes of transportation for getting to each of these. Keep in mind, many museums are closed on Mondays (which was the case for us). We chose the Chateau D'if and we were very glad we did. To see the Chateau d'If which is on an island, take a short walk down from the Tourist Bureau to the ferry at the harbour. During busy season expect a line up of 30 minutes to show the city pass to get the ferry voucher. We took the 1:15 ferry. It was approximately a 20 minute ride. After exploring the Chateau and grounds for almost 2 hours, we took the ~3:00 ferry back. We walked back a couple of blocks up the hill towards town (harbour behind us) and took the tramway back to La Joliette (free with the city pass) . We then crossed the street and found the gate, showed our cruise cards and hopped on the free shuttle back to the ship . This was at approximately 4:45 pm. In terms of total travel time, count on at least 11/2 hour each way from le vieux port to boarding the ship to play it safe. The last shuttle back to the ship is around 5 pm so you need to plan your time carefully. We enjoyed our day in Marseilles. Hope this helps you in planning your trip.