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  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
See the best of Marseille and Cassis, two gems of the French Riviera, on this 6-hour tour with an expert guide. Setting off from Marseille, your tour passes along the stunning Corniche des Crêtes road before stopping to soak up views of the Côte d'Azur from Cape Canailles. Take a sightseeing cruise from Cassis Harbour and see three of the famous Cassis calanques (rock formations) before returning to Marseille for a city sightseeing tour. See highlights like Notre-Dame de la Garde, Abbey of Saint Victor and more!

Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour ensuring you’ll see everything with personalized attention from your guide.


  • Half-day tour of Marseille and Cassis with an expert local guide
  • Travel along the scenic Corniche des Crêtes, soaking up coastal views of the Côte d'Azur
  • Admire panoramic views of the Gulf of Cassis from Cape Canailles
  • Enjoy a boat tour to see the Cassis calanques, known as the 'fjords of the French Riviera'
  • See top Marseille attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde on a city sightseeing tour
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Provence Sightseeing Tour: Marseille and Cassis Calanques Cruise

Provence Sightseeing Tour: Marseille and Cassis Calanques Cruise

Meet your guide at Marseille Vieux Port and then head southeast by minivan to the seaside town of Cassis – only a short drive away. After traveling along the scenic Corniche des Crêtes road, stop to admire dramatic coastal views of the Gulf of Cassis from Cape Canaille – the magnificent headland that tops France’s highest sea cliffs.

Head down the hills and stop in Cassis to walk around its pretty harbor, lined with colorful houses that typify the fishing villages of Provence. Hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise out of the harbor to see three of the region’s spectacular calanques – a series of striking limestone rock formations that comprise the so-called ‘fjords of the French Riviera’ along the coastline.

After spending roughly 45 minutes on the water, head back to Marseille by minivan and finish your day with a relaxing sightseeing tour. Stop to marvel at the Neo-Byzantine architecture of Marseille’s Notre-Dame de la Garde church, and enjoy breathtaking views across the sea toward Château d’If – the fortress featured in Alexander Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Pass the 11th-century Abbey of Saint Victor and then end your tour back at Marseille Vieux Port in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We did more than I thought we would, the tour of Marseille was nice and the cruise was spectacular. Even got a free hour in Cassis to explore.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Beautiful scenery and a lovely guide. Weather did not permit us to cruise out to Calanques so we were fortunate to tour the Bodin winery for tasting. I purchased a few delicious wines and brought one home to the US for a treat. Go see the churches of Marseille and drive along the Mediterainean Sea. The color is aqua sometimes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

exelent service, great experiense. highly recomended.
i will book viator again. thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Paco our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. His office people were not.
The tour to Cassis and near by and the fabulous Calanques by boat for 45 minutes was just unbelievable and absolutely worth seeing. We saw three Calanques and thoroughly enjoyed the trip to complete satisfaction,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

It was exactly I dreamed. The guide's commentaries and her kindness were really what I needed. I highly recommend this tour, it's comfortable and joyful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It's a lovely trip ....must go !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our excellent English-major guide provided a personalized tour that fully met the sightseeing description and then some. If in Marseilles for several days, a worthwhile half-day side trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

The guide was excellent and had a lot of local knowledge about Marseille and Provence in general.

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

One of the best tours we've been on. Great tour guide. Coverage was really good, especially being taken up to the church with the view over Marseille and down to the fishing village at the end of the road (very scenic). Guide also deviated to show one of the people something they particularly requested, but didn't make the tour run late or miss anything out. Well worth doing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Great guide, wonderful tour of the Calanques and visit in Cassis.

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