Provence Tours from Marseille
By Viator, January 2011
A series of intriguing and lovely inlets along the Mediterranean coast, the Calanques, are best explored by boat. Guided tours vary in duration and typically depart from Cassis, which is a short distance away. Before venturing into the water, take some time to explore the relaxed atmosphere of Cassis, a city near and dear to many regular visitors to the region.
Regularly departing private tours will take you through the perched villages of the Luberon, many of which are former fortresses from medieval times. To do it right requires at least an entire day, and starts out of Marseille with Oppede le Vieux, a village carved into rock that has inspired artists for centuries.
Needless to say, there are dozens of other worthy destinations accessible by way of day trips and tours from Marseille. At the top of the list of those not yet mentioned are Arles (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence, all of which are contained by the famous Plain of the Crau.
The most popular cities in the region are Nice and Aix-en-Provence, and both are accessible by train or tour from Marseille as well. For the money, however, and a true Provence experience, it would be best to take one of the other, smaller recommendations listed above.
Tours & Tickets
Forget the hassles of hiring a car and finding your own way! Take a small group tour of Provence and its exquisite highlights: Avignon, Pont du Gard, Les Baux ... Read more
Duration: 10 hrs
Visit Orange and start with a panoramic tour to discover the Roman Triumphal Arch, a symbol of the Roman imperial glory, and then visit the Antic Theatre ... Read more
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
Purple fields of fragrant lavender are the essence of Provence. Take this small group day trip from Avignon and you'll drive past fields of wild lavender and ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Make the perfect use of your time in port in Marseille by uncovering the magnificent Aix-en-Provence on this shore excursion! Located about 30 minutes north ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
While you’re in port in Marseille, spend your time on a private shore excursion visiting the enchanting village of Les Baux de Provence. This beautiful village ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)