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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Marseille and Cassis Tour

Marseille, France

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Take advantage of your time in port with a private shore excursion through Marseille and Cassis! This 7-hour guided tour crosses the breathtaking Marseille-Cassis calanques for exceptional views of the Côte d’Azur from Cape Canaille. Explore the quaint fishing village of Cassis or take a sightseeing cruise before returning to Marseille to tour the city’s highlights such as Notre-Dame de la Garde and the Abbey of St Victor.
  • Take a private tour of Marseille and Cassis on this Marseille shore excursion
  • Venture along the breathtaking Route des Crêtes while enjoying views of the Côte d'Azur
  • Stop at Cape Canailles to look out over the Gulf of Cassis
  • Explore the village of Cassis or take a sightseeing cruise if you wish to see the 'fjords of the French Riviera'
  • See top Marseille attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde and the Abbey of St. Victor on a narrated sightseeing tour
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Local guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
45-minute cruise in Cassis (16 euros per adult)
Food and drinks
Hotel pick up / drop off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Marseille

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your private full-day shore excursion to Marseille and Cassis begins with morning pickup from your cruise terminal. Meet your guide and board the luxury minivan for the scenic ride through the Marseille-Cassis calanques region. Admire the rugged beauty of this route as it crosses rocky mountain terrain en route to the seaside town of Cassis.

Your first stop is Cape Canaille, perched atop France’s highest sea cliffs. Here, you’ll get stunning views of the Côte d’Azur, the Gardiole mountain range and the Gulf of Cassis. Next head down into Cassis village, an ancient Provençal fishing town that once served as a Roman maritime route. Wander the colorful, sun-baked streets, explore artisan shops and squares, or take a 45-minute cruise (additional expense) to view the region’s three famous calanques, wild limestone cliffs that line the Mediterranean shoreline.

Afterwards, return to Marseille for an exciting city tour. From your seat, admire the gorgeous Notre-Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine Catholic basilica that rises from Marseille’s highest point. Catch sweeping views of Marseille’s cityscape, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the gorgeous Chateau d’If, the island fortress featured in The Count of Monte Cristo. Stop by the centuries-old Abbey of St Victor before returning to port.

Your 7-hour tour ends with drop-off at your cruise terminal.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Marseille port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Stop At:  
Panoramic tour of the city
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde
Photo stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Free time in the village -
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • If your ship has to leave at 4pm or earlier the departure time of the tour might need to be amended. You will be emailed by the local supplier to inform you of any changes if necessary
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please wait at the exit of the ship/cruise terminal, do not start to walk on the port area.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Provence Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Marseille and Cassis Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Rj H
, Aug 2019
the tour thru Marseille was very good and we enjoyed driving thru Marseille. I didn't enjoy cassis at all and would not go back there.
Great experience!!
, Aug 2018
Our tour guide Florence was incredible. Her knowledge of the region made this excursion a pleasure. Her command of the English language was incredible. Thanks you Florence from our entire family. Merci!!
Great tour
Mauricio C
, Jul 2018
We really liked this trip and our driver was very knowledgeable. We went to cassis which was amazing we were taken to a an area where you can see the ocean that part was amazing we also went to a winery where we tried some rose wine that was the highlight of the trip to Cassis and overall was a really really good tour we really enjoyed the driver he was more like a guide who made us in a feel very comfortable all throughout the the tour. highly recommended.
Our tour guide Leo was great. He...
Annemarie G
, Jul 2018
Our tour guide Leo was great. He made the day wonderful. Personally, I wasn't impressed by Marseille, but that wasn't his fault. We had to much time in Cassis. I would recommend making this a little shorter day.
We were met at cruise terminal by...
, Oct 2017
We were met at cruise terminal by Julien.....there were 6 people in our group. Julien is very knowledgeable about the area and also a very pleasant man -- all of us enjoyed the company of Julien. He even went out of his way to get a postcard mailed!!! Highly recommend.
this tour was amazing, but it was...
Michael D
, Oct 2017
this tour was amazing, but it was three years ago, so it is difficult to recall the details. The tour guide was well informed.
Our guide was terrific , he was very...
Charles H
, Sep 2017
Our guide was terrific , he was very knowledgeable about the Marseille where he lived. He took us to all the sights we asked to see and then some of the sights that were often the beaten path . He then took us on a tour to Cassis which was a beautiful area. He recommended a fantastic restaurant for lunch and then we took a trolley ride of the area. We took the tour with another couple who was an avid photographer who took wonderful pics and sent them to me after we got back to the USA. All in all could not have asked for a better tour or guide
Good tour but felt a little...
, Jul 2017
Good tour but felt a little rushed..other than that, interesting explanation of Marseille.
Our driver William was at the pier...
, Jul 2017
Our driver William was at the pier on time to pick us up,he was very knowledgeable in the history of the area,he took us to the lookout were we took was fantastic photos of the city,after that we visited a church that was 600 years old and still operational,and untouched since being built.You start to wonder how they built these buildings in those days with minimal tools at their disposal.After that we went to the town of Cassis where we took a boat ride to the small fiords,also there were very high cliffs that surrounded us as we were cruising to the different passages,there was a small fee for the boat ride but it was worth it.After that we went to a restaurant for lunch by the water and we took our driver with us to share lunch. He was very good in giving us a good description of the area and its history.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this tour very highly.These tours are a bit more expensive but when you book from the ship you have 48 people to put up with so you get to see less,think about it,you pay more you get more.
This was an amazing excursion...
David A
, May 2017
This was an amazing excursion! Jeremy picked us up right at the cruise port and took us to see Notre Dame de la Garde, then to Cassis and Cap Canaille. Cassis is a charming town, we chose to eat lunch and wander the shops rather than take the boat ride through the Calanques. We also enjoyed the Abbey of St. Victor in Marseille. For 2 euros you can go down in the crypt below the abbey which is quite fascinating! Jeremy was very accommodating, giving us time to stop for a cafe au lait!

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