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Historical Center Walking Tour of Marseille

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide and small group of no more than six people at the Central Dock in Marseille’s Old Port, and set out on a walking tour of the city’s historic heart. Follow your guide past the medieval monuments and historic buildings of Le Panier, the city’s oldest neighborhood, as you hear stories of Marseille through the centuries. Learn about the city’s Greek and Roman roots, the Renaissance era, and the years of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.

    Along the way, admire the 17th-century Fort St Jean that guards the Old Port and the modern façade of the neighboring MuCEM; see the striking Cathédrale de la Major; marvel at bold street art; and learn more about the city’s monuments, attractions, and neighborhoods from your guide.

    After three hours exploring the city’s street art hotspots, your tour ends back at the Old Port.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    L'Ombrière de Norman Foster, Marseille, Quai de Rive Neuve, 13001 Marseille, France
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Excellent overview of the history and archeological sites of marseille, as well as some of the architectural highlights in the old part of town. Ugh, our guide, was very knowledgeable and clearly loves to talk about his city as well as provide insight into some of the cultural
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    Our guide, was very knowledgeable and very interesting to talk with. We where very pleased that we had book this tour. Our guide also recommend several restaurants for us. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch due to his recommendation.
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    Ugh gave a spectacular tour of Marseille! He showed us the history of this great and diverse city from ancient times up to present day! He was very honest and able to show the city in a very enlightening way!
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    We had booked a English only tour but then the operator informed us that a French couple was joining us and he would do the tour in both languages. I feel like the majority of the tour was done in French which we could not understand however I believe the tour guide extended the
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    I booked this tour 2-3 week in advance as English speaking option. When I got there I realized that it is not uncommon, at least in Marseille, to mix English and French together, so it was me and 2 French couples. Most of this tour was in French. The guide was very knowledgeable
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    By: WalkinOnMars
    79 reviews
    Harsha G
    London, United Kingdom
    916
    Brilliant
    I was the only person on this tour due to the train strikes in France at the time and I was so happy Ugo didn't
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    Jean-Pierre Y
    Paris, France
    11
    Historical tour of Marseille
    Excellent overview of the history and archeological sites of marseille, as well as some of the architectural
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    GenCrazy
    North Carolina
    41
    Fantastic and learned a lot about Marseille's pass
    Our guide, was very knowledgeable and very interesting to talk with. We where very pleased that we had book this
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    RicC62
    31
    Great tour with Ugo!
    Ugh gave a spectacular tour of Marseille! He showed us the history of this great and diverse city from ancient
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    pleasuretraveler2018
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    30
    Somewhat disappointed
    We had booked a English only tour but then the operator informed us that a French couple was joining us and he
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    Andrei P
    10
    Good Tour, but bad practice
    I booked this tour 2-3 week in advance as English speaking option. When I got there I realized that it is not
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    Mariana R
    43
    Great tour!!
    Great and complete walking tour! Ugo is very knowledgeable, nice and approachable. You can tell that he truly
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    wrongbet
    Sydney, Australia
    81
    Fabulous Way to See Marseille on Foot
    A wonderful way to see Marseille on foot. Small group (5 of us) with Ugo who was a fabulous guide. From the
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    Francis M
    Ashford, United Kingdom
    95
    Excellent morning - well worth the money
    There were just 2 of us plus a couple of others on the walk - Monday 15 July. This gave a real personal touch and
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    Netsrik47
    Frankfurt, Germany
    11
    Marseille Street Art
    It was such an interesting tour, our guide Ugo knew the perfect spots and had such a lot of background knowledge,
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    Kathryn W
    93
    great value for money
    our tour guide was really good. lots of historical information at his fingertips. meet and greet went without a
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    TomS841
    Munich, Germany
    9697
    Excellent walking tour
    Ugo only takes small groups. He does this because he is a real communicator. He is extremely knowledgeable on all
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    bfm87
    Poughkeepsie, New York
    8832
    Wonderful morning
    Like others, our experience with Hugo was wonderful. It was just two of us, but he didn't cancel! We got to
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    Lynne897
    San Diego
    40
    Extremely knowledgable and personable!
    Ugo was passionate, proud and extremely knowledgable about his city. Our tour felt like we were walking Marseille
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    dkim918
    Marseille, France
    24
    Awesome Tour
    I was the only one who signed up for this tour but Ugo didn’t cancel and made sure that I had a great time. He was
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