5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location:Marseille, France
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Marseille and Cassis Tour

While in port in Marseille, experience two highlights of the French Riviera, Marseille and Cassis, on a private shore excursion. Your guide will take you along the stunning Route des Crêtes before stopping for views of the Côte d'Azur from Cape Canailles. Spend time exploring Cassis or take a sightseeing cruise on the Mediterranean of the 'fjords of the French Riviera.' Then return to Marseille for a sightseeing tour of top Marseille attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbey of St. Victor while learning about their history from your guide.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Marseille and Cassis Tour

Explore Marseille on your private shore excursion

When your cruise ship docks at the Marseille port, your guide will meet you to take you on your shore excursion: a private tour of Marseille and Cassis. Traveling by luxury minivan, head south along the scenic Route des Crêtes to the nearby seaside town of Cassis. Stop along the way to admire sweeping coastal views of the Gulf of Cassis from Cape Canaille, the spectacular headland that sits atop France’s highest sea cliffs.

Walk around Cassis' pretty harbor, lined with colorful houses typical of the fishing villages of Provence. You can choose to spend time exploring the village or taking a 45-minute sightseeing boat cruise (own expense). This cruise takes you along the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean to three of the area’s magnificent calanques – the striking limestone rock formations that comprise the so-called ‘fjords of the French Riviera’ along the coastline.

After your time in Cassis, make your way back to Marseille and finish your day with a sightseeing tour. Admire the Neo-Byzantine architecture of Marseille’s Notre-Dame de la Garde church, and enjoy incredible views across the sea of Château d’If – the fortress featured in Alexander Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo. You'll also see the 11th-century Abbey of St Victor before heading back to the cruise port to board your ship.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We were fortunate to have Victorine as our tour guide/driver. She was the best. Her English and knowledge of the area was fantastic. I would highly recommend her for future tours. Very professional.

Ron S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide Reno was excellent. Really enjoyed our visit and tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our driver Mathew was superb from start to finish and we thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. Throughout the trip he had a wealth of knowledge about the places we were visiting and nothing was too much trouble. Marseille and Cassis are stunning places to visit and I highly recommend this private relaxed tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Violet, our tour guide was lovely. We did a private tour with a group of 6. Cassis was beautiful and we really enjoyed the boat tour of the Calanques. Would highly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great guide and a wonderful, relaxing day. We had a lovely tour of Marseille and then had about 2.5 hours of free time to wander around Cassis for lunch and shopping. Cassis was picture perfect! It was fantastic having our own guide and van so we could do what we wanted rather than what a large group wanted. Highly recommend!

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

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