THE WHOLE OF MARSEILLES IN AN OPEN-TOP BUS (afternoon departure)
What is Marseilles really like? You can find out on an open-top bus tour as you discover all the symbols of the city, without taking a step: from the Old Port, where the Greeks disembarked 2600 years ago, to the fishing village of Vallon des Auffes, and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de La Garde, for a picture perfect view.
- Old Port
- Vallon des Auffes
- Notre-Dame de la Garde: photo stop
- Discover the main attractions and everything there is to know about Marseilles comfortably seated on the top floor of an open-top bus which will take you for a leisurely drive around the city, effortlessly and with no hurry.
- Put your earphones on and don't miss a word of the description of this port city founded by the Greeks in 600 BC, named Massalia and designated as Capital of Culture 2013.
- Set off from the Old Port, or Vieux Port in French, where you'll notice the two forts of St-Jean and Saint-Nicolas, built by the Bourbon king Louis XIV, the Sun King himself.
- With the wind in your hair, travel on to Vallon des Auffes, a small fishing village that seems frozen in time, with fishermen's huts and small traditional boats known as “pointu”.
- The bus takes you to the front of Notre-Dame de La Garde Cathedral, a symbol of the city and so precious to the people of Marseilles that they call it “la bonne mère”, the good mother.
- A photo stop here is essential: the highest hill in Marseilles affords the best view of the Old Port and the city!
Good to know
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions in order to protect your health and to comply with regulations and the safety protocol.
- Tour guests must be able to climb the stairs to the open-top floor of the bus. There are 50 seats available on the top floor (there is no protection from the sun) and 20 on the lower floor.