Discover highlights of the French Riviera on this 6-hour small-group tour Marseille and Cassis! Journey along the rugged yet beautiful Route de Crêtes, where you’ll catch panoramic views of the Gulf de Cassis from Cape Canaille. Cruise from Cassis to view the region’s three famous calanques, then head back to Marseille to tour the city’s main attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde and the Abbey of St Victor. 

Highlights

  • 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

Begin your half-day sightseeing tour of coastal Provence in Marseille Vieux Port (Old Port). In the afternoon, meet your friendly guide and grab a seat in the comfortable minivan for the scenic 45-minute ride along the Route des Crêtes towards Cassis. En route, you’ll stop at Cape Canaille, situated on one of France’s highest sea bluffs, where you can soak up the splendor the Côte d’Azur, the Gardiole mountain range and the Gulf of Cassis. 

Next head down into Cassis, an ancient Provençal fishing village and highlight of the Côte d’Azur. Wander around the lovely harbor, delighting in Cassis’ classic Provençal architecture, and take a 45-minute cruise to view the region’s three famous calanques. Often called the ‘fjords of the French Riviera,' these wild and beautiful limestone rock formations distinguish this stretch of Mediterranean shoreline.

Then return to Marseille for a historic sightseeing tour. From your seat, take in scenes of Provençal city life as you make your way to the magnificent Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine Catholic church that towers above the city. From here, you’ll glimpse panoramic views of the cerulean Mediterranean Sea and the Chateau d’If, famous as the island fortress in The Count of Monte Cristo. Stop by the 11th-century Abbey of St Victor before heading back to your departure point in the Old Port. Your tour ends here in the evening.

Customer Reviews

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very nice tour... glad we did it. The drive from Marseille to Cassis was phenomenal. Enjoyed the boat cruise to visit the Calanques and the quantness of the village of Cassis. Would highly recommend this half day tour to anyone visiting Marseille.

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was worth the money. Our guide Matthew was great, knowledgeable and accommodating! The view of the inlets around Cassis are amazing.

CHARLES F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We enjoyed the tour and the guide. Both my wife and I thought it was well organized and well managed. I also thought the length of each activity was just about right. All we wanted was an overview of some of the highlights in the Marseilles vicinity and that's what we got.

Kev

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our first tour of the week and I'm still thinking about it two weeks later. Our guide, Cédric, was great. He was funny, very knowledgeable and made sure we had a good time. The tour is a lot of fun, especially the calanques cruise. Cassis was a lot more crowded that we anticipated but Cédric got us through and we even had time to relax with a delicious lunch. The tour van was comfortable and we all enjoyed ourselves. I would highly recommend this tour.

jean

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Really good tour can recommend.

DORIS E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lovely tour and very nice views. The leader was very informative and well english speaking. I recommend this tour.

Scott N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

EXCELLENT tour and guide. Great destinations and super value. Cassis and Calanques are gorgeous. We got to see a fabulous amount of things and great variety in an afternoon. Very relaxed and enjoyable.

Jeffrey L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour exceeded our expectations and we were very lucky to have the pick up point right in front of our hotel. Cedric, our tour guide was fabulous, The fishing village of Cassis was the best, This quaint little village was very picturesque, the boat ride to see the cliffs and calanques were the highlight of the trip and well worth seeing. I would definitely recommend this tour while visiting Marseille.

Alwyn v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Good guide. Cassis is a must see!

Adam K

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.

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Tour code: 3547MARSEILLECASSIS

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