Marseille Shore Excursion: Half Day Tour Of Marseille By Electric Bike

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Tour Details

Overview

Specially designed for cruise passengers, this tour will show you the best of Marseille with free pick up and drop off from Marseille cruise terminal. You will see the main highlights of the city: the Mucem (museum) area, the old port, the Pharo Palace, the Vallon des Auffes, the corniche Kennedy, Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and the new Joliette district (Docks Village, Terrasses du port with a lot of shops). You will also take some alleys and places which only the inhabitants of Marseille know. And thanks to your electric bike, you will have less effort to make.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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Your pick up and drop off will be organized and the driver will be waiting for you at your cruise arrival. After being picked-up, your tour starts from the Marseille port, in the direction of the Mucem, the museum of European and Mediterranean civilizations open since 2013 and the event "Marseille, European Cultural Capital 2013".

After hearing few words about the region history, you will join the old port and ride around the port to go on the other side. Your stops will include the Pharo Palace where you will enjoy the view and have some commentaries on Marseille story.

You will continue by going to the "Vallon des Auffes", an old and authentic little port in Marseille.

Then, move to the Corniche Kennedy, one of the most beautiful roads in Marseille and will stop in a little creek to enjoy the sea and the nature directly in the city center.

The next step of your journey will be one of the most well-known places in Marseille, "Notre Dame de la Garde", the basilica. You will effortlessly climb up to the hill with your electric bike and enjoy a 360° view of the city, with a short visit of the basilica.

After this amazing stop, you will return to the port to visit the little district of the Panier (the "Basket"), one of the oldest in Marseille. There, you will take a break to visit this neighborhood and to have your lunch (not included).

Continue with a visit of the new Joliette district, an old industrial district which has changed since 20 years to become a new cultural district.

Finally, it is time to return at the departure point.

Inclusions for Marseille Shore Excursion: Half Day Tour Of Marseille By Electric Bike

  • Local guide
  • Use of electric bike, helmet and safety vest
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Exclusions for Marseille Shore Excursion: Half Day Tour Of Marseille By Electric Bike

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • No pick up from Toulon 

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

You must know how to ride a bicycle as you need to pedal all the time (easily).

Riders must be more than 4,9ft (1m45) and less than 240lbs (120kg)

Children must be more than 12 years old to ride their own bicycle

Children must be accompanied by an adult

If children 10 years or younger are tall enough (4,9ft), they can ride a bicycle after their height is checked

Participants must not be afraid of riding on busy streets in close proximity with lots of cars

This tour operate only from Marseilles port

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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17 reviews by the users

  • A great experience, not for the faint of heart. The leader was very good and helping all to enjoy and be safe, but the rides included narrow streets, busy traffic and unexpected hills and turns. More pre-teaching about the route would have been helpful.

  • Anastasia was our tour guide and she was wonderful. Smart, knowledgeable and in great shape to be able to cycle the hills. It was challenging but worth the effort.
    Thanks for another wonderful guide.

  • There were 8 of us - French, Dutch and us Kiwis and our ebike tour included sights of Marseille - 'secret' bathing spots along the Corniche, beautiful elevated views of the harbour, the old port area, the stunning modern architecture of the museum, old Marseille, and the Notre-Dame de la Garde with its spectacular 360 degree views of Marseille. We even got to sample olive oil chocolate and navette Provence biscuits. Touring by ebike is a great way to have fun with a teenager whilst also getting to see the sights that adults are more interested in. You need to have your wits about you in the chaotic French traffic, but we didn't feel unsafe at any time. The piece de resistance of our tour was our guide - an incredibly patriotic Marseillais who was a fountain of knowledge and extremely entertaining. We learned loads and the personal touch as opposed to a headset and recording is always preferable for us. We had a fabulous day and our Marseille tour was a real highlight of our holiday. We will certainly be doing more ebiking tours.

  • It was pouring rain on the bikes. We had so much down time waiting for new bikes as the bikes were electric and broke down from getting wet. Not really their fault. The Tour Guide was so much fun and tried to keep us all moving.

  • Excellent trip for our family of 5 aged 50 to 20 years old The first time I had used an electric bike and it was great! So easy to use. Our guide was really good, very informative and took the time to help others that needed. We were happy to cycle on the roads and the traffic was quite busy but not sure I would recommend for young children.

  • The tour was amazing! Our guide, Samir has incredible knowledge of the city and happily gave us a little extra time to explore the city providing opportunities for photos, to explore churches and chances to eat at local bakeries. I highly recommend this excursion!

  • Touring by bike is a great way to look around. We visited some great places and had lunch in a park. Our guide was informative and very friendly.

    A note of caution - if you are not sure about riding alongside cars then this is not for you. There was a lot of riding next to cars on very busy roads and the constant stopping at traffic lights and pedestrian crossings made the journey a bit hazardous for those of us in the group who were not as experienced in riding in busy streets.

  • This was day 1 of our European cruise. After this excursion with Viator, we wish we had made similar excursions the rest of the week. Absolutely our favorite day at a port/location. Remy was absolutely the perfect tour guide. He provided just enough history and information for our liking without going overboard as well as provided free time for pics at various locations. Truly can't say enough about the great job that he did!!! Can't wait to get back and take the longer tour that would include Cassis.

  • This tour was amazing to be able to get the feel of the culture and seeing the sights of Marseille. the bikes were easy to cycle. Highly recommend.

  • Excellent experience. Our tour consisted of 6 adults with our guide Ellise sp. Our guide was friendly and helpful in all ways. She was also very knowledgeable about Marseille, spoke excellent English and tailored our ride to the riders abilities. We got a great overview of the Marseille old town, port and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Really appreciated the battery assist for the many steep hills. Overall, a great tour, tourguide and experience.

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