Our free tour of Marseille is the ideal way to start exploring this important French port city. Discover its ancient Greek and Muslim sites and ruins when you take this amazing tour. Best of all, it's completely free!
Free Tour of Marseille
We will meet up in the old port of Marseille, in the heart of the city. After learning about the importance of this port, we will head north to the Jardin des Vestiges (Garden of Ruins), where we will discover the importance of greek and Muslim culture and the remains of ancient monuments.
As we hear all about the history of this important French port city, we will explore the oldest neighborhood of Marseille, Le Panier. Some fascinating locations we see on our route include the Hotel Dieu, Place des Moulins, Place des Pistoles, and Place de Lenche, all of which demonstrate the charm of the ancient civilizations that inhabited Marseille.
Then we arrive at the most visited point in the city, Marseille Cathedral. You will be surprised when you see this impressive building, as the architectural design is quite distinct from the other religious shrines around the country.
We will finish our tour at the mighty Fort Saint-Jean, constructed at the order of Luis XIV, in the 17th Century.
We do not accept bookings for more than 6 people.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Guide in English
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
The Old Port of Marseille
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.