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Marseille: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

1. Marseille: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

Experience a food-lovers paradise while walking through the charming streets of Marseille with a local guide. This tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. Get a sense of authentic French life while mingling with the locals. Listen to stories about the city's history and culinary culture. Start by soaking in the Marseille atmosphere in one of the historic brasseries of the old port with typical dishes and aioli.  Try some tapas Marseillaise near the old port, in a typical restaurant with Panisse and sardines. Taste roasted Camembert with croutons and pastis, anise-flavored alcohol. End the meal with sweets, crunchy pastries, and tea.

Welcome to Marseille: Private Tour with a Local

2. Welcome to Marseille: Private Tour with a Local

Make travel as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Marseille from a local guide eager to share all the tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood as you learn insider tips such as the best places to buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to see and do, customized to your interests. Feel more comfortable navigating the city confident that you have all the information you need.

Truffle Hunting in Provence

3. Truffle Hunting in Provence

Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully immerse yourself in the gourmet paradise of the Luberon.

Marseille: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Walking Food Tour

4. Marseille: 3-Hour Shore Excursion Walking Food Tour

Experience Marseille and its city center by exploring the district of Noailles. Taste all of the unique food specialties from the region including the local's favorite snack, the panisse, and the mandatory aperitif, the famous pastis. Discover and taste food from many countries: Greek, Arab, Italian, Lebanese and French food, of course. Smell the delightful odors of all these little restaurants as you stroll through the streets. Listen to the different languages and accents of all these people from everywhere and appreciate the true melting pot of cultures in Marseille.  Along the way, learn about the rich history and traditions of this colorful, gastronomic city.

Marseille: Street Art Walking Tour and Local drink

5. Marseille: Street Art Walking Tour and Local drink

Experience an incredible walking tour with a passionate guide and explore a new face of Marseille that is more cosmopolitan and artistic.  Explore Noailles, a district known as "the belly of Marseille", is a fascinating and lively place with its daily colorful market and its many legendary shops like the oldest drugstore in France, created in 1827. Savor tea mint with a delicious pastry included in the tour to enjoy the good vibes of Noailles and better understand the challenges this district is facing now. Go to Cours Julien were an urban art movement started in the 1980' s. See the old market garden warehouses that were located there and replaced by music stores, art studios, theaters, second-hand boutiques, bars, and cafés. Enjoy the atmosphere that made the place today a cool district dedicated to alternative culture and street art.  Admire giant frescoes, amazing artworks, and discover an architectural heritage typically from Marseille: small buildings, colorful shutters, and clothes drying in the sun. Learn about the different techniques that each creator uses and discover French and local artists. Meet a very diverse crowd from hipsters, punks, students, families, children to hippies that enjoy relaxing on Cours Julien. To finish in a friendly atmosphere the tour will end around a drink in a local cool place from the area !

Marseille: Delicious Food and Wine Tour

6. Marseille: Delicious Food and Wine Tour

Visit the historical center of Marseille, and discover passionate French craftsmen and their delicious local specialties on this tasting tour. Enjoy delectable local wine and cheese while learning about the culture and traditions of the region. Join your guide to discover the morning traditional fishing market of Marseille at the old port and get an opportunity to learn all about the famous local "bouillabaisse"(fish stew). Then wander in the narrow streets of Marseille with your local expert guide to understand why food is so important in the Provencal culture. Sip on local wine in a charming and authentic place and enjoy some delicious cheese. Meet local artisans and taste the best gastronomic specialties from Marseille like the navette biscuit, unique chocolate, tasty macaron and so much more.

Marseille: Exotic Market with Mint Tea

7. Marseille: Exotic Market with Mint Tea

Follow your expert guide through the Noailles market. Experience this exotic district known as the belly of Marseille. See a colorful market and the oldest hardware in France. Bask in the array of colors, exotic flavors and diversity in this dynamic neighborhood. Peruse Asian and African products, spices, fruits and vegetables. Find some treasures and unexpected surprises. Interact with local merchants that will be happy to share their passion for their products with you. Drink hot mint tea at a hotspot that only locals know.

Marseille: Enjoy the Sunset with Aperitif at 2 Hotspots

8. Marseille: Enjoy the Sunset with Aperitif at 2 Hotspots

Try the Marseille style aperitif, l'apéro a sacred moment that locals from all generations wouldn't miss for anything. Learn more about how locals socialize, relax and chill out. Live just like someone from Marseille does. Visit two different places to try the traditional apéro. Sip on excellent drinks and light snacks while watching the sun go down. Ask your guide all the questions you want about Marseille and get a list of the best places to go in the city for apéro, so you can try more places on your own.

Marseille Private Walking Tour

9. Marseille Private Walking Tour

Discover the second largest city in France on a private walking tour of the historic port city of Marseilles. Perfect for first-time visitors and those who seek to discover a new side of the city, the tour explores Marseille’s history and culture based around your wishes, schedule, and rhythm. Begin with a visit to the vibrant Old Port with its Phare de Sainte Marie limestone lighthouse. Next, head to the Vieille Charité, a historic former almshouse in the heart of the old Panier quarter, and now used as a famous museum and cultural center. Admire the coast road of the Corniche and the Canabiere, the historic high street in the old quarter of Marseille, where King Alexander I of Yugoslavia was assassinated in 1934. Be amazed by the seaside views and get off the beaten path to discover some of Marseille’s more hidden sites. Ask your tour guide at the start of the tour about the possibility of including a visit to the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica (on the 3- or 4-hour tours).

Marseille City Tour Half-Day

10. Marseille City Tour Half-Day

Step back into the history and culture of the beautiful city of Marseille, which is in the midst of enjoying a cultural renaissance, which you will see during this 4-hour tour. This city was the European Capital of Culture in 2013. Your guide will pick you up in the morning at Marseille cruise terminal. Your adventure begins with a visit to the city’s historical center. Walk along the Vieux Port dotted with shops and restaurants, while your tour guide reveals the port’s journey from a 6th century trade post to the area’s hub of maritime activity in the 19th century. From there, you will head to the colonnade-lined Palais Longchamp at the terminus of the Durance River. Inaugurated in 1869 as a monument to commemorate the connection of Marseille to a new waterway network, the combination large fountain-waterfall-water tower has two wings housing the city’s natural history museum and Musée des Beaux-Arts. Continue with the stunning Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. Situated on the foundation of an ancient fort, this building rests on the highest elevation in the city overlooking Marseille. Consecrated in 1864 to replace an 11th century church by the same name, the Basilica has a lower crypt built in the Romanesque style and an upper church built in the Neo-Byzantine style using green limestone from Florence. Take some pictures before ending your tour.  When your tour is finished, your guide will drive you back to Marseille port cruise terminal. 

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4.5 / 5

based on 415 reviews

Our guide Angi was a real sweetheart. She knew the area well and was not afraid to talk and explain things well during the tour. She constantly made sure that everyone was well looked after. The pace of the tour was well managed and everyone was able to easily keep up. What was a bit more difficult to do is to keep up with all the food and drinks that were served. If you go on this tour, make sure to arrive hungry. As for us we ended up skipping dinner afterwards. Thanks Angi, your tour was one of the best tour of our trip.

Our tour was made special by our guide Ina, her extensive knowledge of the local cuisine, together with general information about Marseille, was invaluable . We would recommend that you start the tour really hungry, such is the choice, variety and quantity of the delicious food on offer!).

The guide was exceptional. Very knowledgeable and allowed for questions. It was a wonderful experience to learn the intricacies of truffle growing and selling. It’s not an easy feat! The food was surprising and delicious. Highly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon.

It was great and we loved all of the food and sights. The restaurant choices were amazing and the guide, Inga, was super knowledgeable and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone wanting to explore cuisine in Marseille!

The best experience with Johann and his team! Would definitely recommend