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We had a great time with Elizabeth. Wonderful and interesting food and a great way to see and get to know Marseille and its history. Just the right amount of time and food. Definitely add the bouillabaise stop if you have the time.
We had Elizabeth and she was so fantastic- friendly and knowledgeable. She led us to some gems and gave us so much great information. We got lost finding the initial meeting place and she and the tour owner were very gracious and helpful.
Get to know the culinary culture of Marseilles on a small-group walking tour with a guide. Traverse different neighborhoods, with local insights and history from your guide. Taste chocolates and traditional patisserie on La Canebière, visit a fish market on the old port, and sample plenty of wines, oils and more at a range of shopfronts and restaurants. Also enjoy a full lunch overlooking the water complete with wine and local specialties.
From Marseille, you will drive your jeep 4x4 Jimny manual gearbox or automatic Beetle yourself in an exceptional site between sea and mountains, don't forget your driving license.
A guide will open the route with his 9-seat shuttle, you will follow him throughout the course.
You will be able to contemplate one of the most beautiful bays in the world (La Ciotat) and, passing by the crest road, the magnificent creeks of cassis seen from above at 350 meters above sea level. Sublime views .
If the crests route is closed (strong winds), we could change the itinerary.
When we return, we will pass by the highest point in Marseille, Notre Dame De La Garde, where you can take photos.
We will adapt our schedules according to your departure and arrival time of the ship.
5 jeep cabrio and 3 Beetle cabriolet automatic for more conviviality. the indicated price of is per car, from 1 to 4 people.
Unique in Marseille
Our guide personalized this tour to our wishes since we had such a small group. He allowed us additional time in Aix en Provence because we were enjoying ourselves so much. He even purchased each of us a treat in a local bakery and had several recommendations for lunch depending on our preferences. We were all very pleased with his professionalism and personalized service.
Great shore excursion of three regional highlights!
, Sep 2019
We knew we wanted to see Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, and Marseille during our time in port, but it was difficult to find excursions (through the ship or independently) that provided all three. This one fit the bill! Posted this excursion on our CruiseCritic roll call and filled a private group of 7 quickly. Romain worked with us to change the time to suit our ship. Although he had a family situation arise, he arranged for his colleague, Benjamin, to escort us. Benjamin was gracious, patient, and informative throughout the day. We really appreciated his extensive walking tour in Aix-en-Provence, the orientation in Cassis, and the orientation to the Marseille cathedral. We also liked the balance of structured, guided time and the opportunity for free time. We were disappointed to not see the calanques or Cape Canaille, but the road was closed - not Benjamin's fault. Thanks for a great experience! Would definitely recommend.
Our guide, Romain, was very personable and informative. The group was a nice small size of about 15 which is perfect.
We rode on a small tour bus - it had decorations over some of the windows which was not the best, but we sat in the back with the clear window. It was air conditioned and comfortable.
He gave us free time here and there which was great, the market in Aix was awesome, I wish we had more time in it.
The only thing that was disappointing was that we didn't get to go on the boat tour in Cassis that I had read about in other tours, but that's my fault for not noticing it wasn't on the stop.
All in all I would recommend it. I was worried since there were no reviews, but it was great.
Maximize your stopover in Marseille with the best panoramic tour to discover Aix en Provence, Marseille and Cassis.
Explore Aix en Provence with your private guide.
Discover Cassis and its superb panorama at the top of Cap Canaille.
Explore Marseille and visit Notre Dame de la Garde
Marseille Shore Excursion: Half Day Tour of Marseille by Electric Bike
From $67.52 (Price varies by group size )
Fantastic tour and amazing tour guide
, Jan 2020
This tour was amazing. If you can ride a bike you will love it. Learn about Marseille from a beautiful local. You get to see the whole city and learn about the history of this spectacular port. Highly recommended.
Despite a little confusion as to the pick up point at the cruise dock, we managed to meet our guide for the day, Valentino. After getting to our starting point, having a safety review and a quick lesson in operating the bikes we were off.
Valentino took us to some amazing locations where he gave us local histories and time to view the surroundings and take photos. One stop was at Vallon des Auffes, a great little fishing port. We stopped for lunch at a very nice seaside café prior to the climb to the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica where we watched military helicopters do training over the port.
Valentino is a fantastic guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Marseille, Very friendly, patient, kind, with some great stories.
Thank you Valentino for a great day.
Don't be afraid, just do it! Super nice family owned company with great guides. This was our first electric bike use and tour ever and it was awesome! We were on a cruise ship, I booked it thru Viator and they met us at our port and brought us to the bikes, gave us instructions, helmets and our small group of 8 followed our guide all over it was awesome!
Spend your time in port in Marseille exploring with ease by electric bike on this half-day cycling tour. Spin through the city streets with a guide, and discover top attractions such as Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica and the Palais du Pharo. Enjoy panoramic French Riviera views along the pretty Corniche Kennedy, and visit traditional ports including the Vallon des Auffes. Along the way, explore the ancient Panier neighborhood and new Joliette district, and gain insight into centuries of rich maritime history.
Our driver was excellent transport excellent villages excellent. Enjoyed our day trip and the commentary given by our driver the villages are amazing if we didn’t live and love Australia that’s where we would be. Thanks again for a beautiful day.
Discover Provençal village life on this full-day tour of the mountainous Luberon region from Marseille. Wind through the Combe of Lourmarin – Luberon’s massive river valley – to visit the medieval villages of l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Lourmarin and Gorges. Browse lavender shops and open-air markets in Roussillon, visit the centuries-old Sénanque Abbey and enjoy free time in the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse
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.
Marseille Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour of Marseille
Short but sweet
, Oct 2019
Great experience ! It was a short excursion but saw the highlights of Marseille. Norte Dame de la Garde is a must see! Magnificent view of the city!! Palais Longchamp is Insta worthy!
Tour guide knows the city very well. He was on time, instructions on the voucher as to where to meet is on point. Was taken to the highlights of the city as described in voucher. Great driving skills! Wish we could have stayed longer to explore the city.
First we were asked to be at meeting point 15 min. before 9AM, no one was there. Guide was late bus 15 min. late. Mind you we were total stranger outside the port. We did not visit 2 of the promised sites.
Spend the morning exploring Marseilles’ historical neighborhoods on a small-group tour with a guide. Perfect for visitors looking to maximize their time in the city, the tour covers many of the city’s main sights in half a day. Peruse shops and restaurants in the along the water in the old port, and take in panoramic views along the Cape Croisette.
We all enjoyed this tour greatly and would highly recommend touring Marseille on bikes. The only disappointing thing is not enough pictures of every beautiful twist and turn view. Our guide Paul was excellent and we now love Marseille.
We did a bike tour in a few other places we have visited over the years, but this may be one of the best!
I always think it is a great way to see any new city, especially when time is short. You are able to pack so much in and take both the small side streets and main roads along the way.
To motorized bikes are quite zippy and made it easy to keep up and move easily up hills. We covered some great territories stopping frequently to take in main sites and some off-the-beaten-path spots only a local would know. We took in great views of the coast, the city center and harbor, and stopped at the big cathedral with wide sweeping views over the city too. All picture perfect spots. This makes me want to come back again.
Our tour guide might have a different review. She got a flat tire which delayed us at the first stop while being fixed, but we had a great time meeting our group and taking photos of each other. It was time well spent and didn't bother any of us a bit! We also we got stuck by a delivery van in the parking lot of a 5 star resort with great coastal views...what a treat! She was great and we loved her perspective on the city.
I highly recommend it!
Discover the beauty and culture of historic Marseille on this family-friendly electric bike tour. Accompany your guide and a small group on a ride through Marseille’s ancient streets. Explore off-the-beaten-path corners of the city, picturesque ports and main attractions like Palais du Pharo and Notre-Dame de la Garde, and cruise along the waterfront for gorgeous Mediterranean views. See more of France’s oldest city with ease.
This was our third tour booked through Viator and once again we were not disappointed. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and we managed to fit a lot of experiences into the one day. Thoroughly recommend booking through Viator.
Soak up the bounty, beauty and history of Provence on a full-day trip from Marseille. In Avignon, the ‘City of Popes,’ you’ll discover ancient and medieval art and architecture on a guided, small-group tour. Pop into the Popes’ Palace (own expense) before continuing to Châteauneuf-du-Pape to sample fine Provençal wines in an elegant château. Finish with a visit to the medieval hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence.
Get an insider’s introduction to Marseilles’ rich culinary heritage during this half-day walking tour through the colorful, historic Le Panier neighborhood. Sample regional wines and savory cheeses in the home of a Marseilles local, sample tasty, traditional snacks like a fried panisse, and explore winding streets in one of the city’s most photogenic quarters.
Experience the delights of storybook Provence with a half-day tour from Marseille in a luxury car. Your private tour is fully customisable, so you can create the perfect itinerary and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide. Perhaps drive along the Corniche coastal road from Marseille, visit the home of Paul Cezanne in Aix-en-Provence or hop off in beautiful Cassis for a boat cruise around the famous calanques (inlets). Alternatively, stay in Marseille and hit the shops of the Old Port or admire the views from Notre-Dame de la Garde.
Experience Provence on this small-group day tour from Marseille. Ideal for visitors who want to spend a day out of the city exploring the Provencal countryside. Visit Baux-de-Provence, Arles, and the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard with historical insights from your guide. The tour includes guided portions and free time to explore the countryside and break for lunch on your own.
Explore the quintessential Provencal town of Aix-en-Provence and the UNESCO-listed calanques (inlets) of Cassis on this 5-hour tour from Marseille. Enjoy a taste of Provence on a guided walking tour of Aix-en-Provence and sample local specialties at a typical Provençal market. Then, set sail for a 45-minute cruise along the dramatic coast of Cassis, before drinking in the views from Cape Canaille, Europe’s highest sea cliff.
Exploring the Mediterranean’s largest coastal city on your own can be daunting. Make your Marseilles vacation stress-free with a private 3-hour sightseeing tour. All-inclusive private transportation allows you to visit Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, Le Panier, Vieille Charité, and other iconic attractions quickly and comfortably. You’re also free to customize the itinerary to include the attractions that interest you and skip the ones that don’t.
Provence Full Day Private Tour with Professional Guide from Marseille
From $798.89 per group
Day trip to Avignon and Les Baux
, Nov 2019
Our guide was excellent!. Clearly a highlight of our Mediterranean cruise. We especially enjoyed the Van Gogh Art show at Les Baux. Carrieres des Lumieres (Les Baux de Provence). We could have seen it 3 or 4 times. Just spectacular setting in the Rock Quarry. Worth every minute and of course Les Baux is so fun to explore. Enjoyed the views, the food, everything about it.
Provence has scenic views, medieval villages, and fantastic architecture. Get more out of your time in Marseille by going on a private day tour. You’ll have a hassle-free day with round-trip transport included. The tour is fully customizable based on your needs and interests. Potential highlights include multiple stops in the Avignon and Luberon region, such as Gordes, and Menerbes. It’s also possible to explore Arles and the Alpilles area.
Enjoy a flexible day trip from Marseille to historic Avignon and visit a local wine estate. Your private excursion begins with a guided walking tour of Avignon—the home of papal power in the 14th century—and then you're free to explore on your own. Visit the Popes' Palace (own expense), peruse the Cathedral Notre-Dame des Domes, or stroll across the Point St-Bénezet bridge, inspiration for a famous French children's song. Stop off at the celebrated Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate on your return for a sampling of two of their best varietals.
Calanques Trilogy Electric Bike Tour from Marseille
From $59.92 (Price varies by group size )
The prettiest part of Marseille
, Jan 2020
The tour operator was great. Hard to find his bike garage! We paid about $40 each way to get to the tour! We have been to this city before and wanted to do something different.
If you hate cities, definitely do this! It is a good, hard ride and we loved it!
The guide was a 5
The tour was a 5! Very enjoyable! Great photos!
Took this tour with my cousins and was not st all disappointed. Saw 3 calanques and other spectacular sights in the area. Was a good idea to take the tour in the morning when it was cooler. Guides were knowledgeable and patient. The e-bike made the adventure possible for me. I recommend getting one of the memory foam seats to ease the stress on your derrière. Highly recommend.
Explore France’s magnificent Calanques on this 3-hour electronic bike tour from Marseille. See three of the impressive rock formations in Calanques National Park, with historic and geological context from your guide. Pedal through Marseille’s diverse neighborhoods and stop for a swim in the Mediterranean. This tour is great for visitors with a sense of adventure looking to get under the surface of the city.
Immerse yourself in the distinctive beauty of Provence with a full-day tour of the Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, and Marseille. With your small group, view elegant mansions along Aix’s Cours Mirabeau and tour Paul Cézanne’s art studio (additional expense) before heading to Cassis to view breathtaking calanques from the village’s charming harbor. End in Marseille with a historic tour of main attractions such as the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.
Maximize your day in Provence and walk in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh in Provence.
This tour in the footsteps of Van Gogh takes you to Arles, Les Baux de Provence and Saint Remy de Provence.
Tour in air-conditioned vehicle with a professional guide. Your guide is a specialist in art, art history and Van Gogh.
Your guide will be with you for the duration of the tour and will do everything possible to offer you an unforgettable day.
Pedal your way to paradise on this 3-hour e-bike tour from Pointe Rouge beach in Marseille to the Calanques de Sormiou, located in the Calanques National Park. After getting some safety tips, rev up your e-bike for an adventure. Pedal or cruise (or little bit of both) along along the route between the limestone-clad mountains and the Mediterranean Sea and learn about the history and flora and fauna of the area from the local guide.
Experience Van Gogh’s vivid and picturesque Provence on this full-day tour from Marseille! Journey to the seaside town of Arles – where Van Gogh fully realized his signature style – to visit key sites like the ancient Arles amphitheater, Saint-Trophime church and the setting of Le café de nuit. Continue to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to see the triumphal arch and funeral monument, and to the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence.
Colorbus Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
Great Day at Marseille
, Oct 2019
I highly recommend the Colorbus Hop On Hop Off Bus tour at Marseille. It was efficiently run and a great route around this truly amazing city. Only way to explore when time is short as we were on a cruise. The commentary was informative and bus driver was great.
The hop on and off was a great way to see the city in a few hours. We were on the blue line which had fewer people and the bus was smaller. I believe the red line goes to more places but we didn't have the time because we were there on a stop during our cruise.
I bought tickets online and thought the tour operator would be able to electronically scan the bar but no. We had to walk across the street to get paper tickets. Wasted a good 45 minutes. Otherwise the tour was ok.
Cruise the history-filled streets of Marseille during this fun and informative bus ride. If a sight catches your eye, then hop down and explore—you'll have unlimited opportunities to hop back on. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour covers 25 different stops, from the Old Port to the castle that inspired The Count of Monte Cristo. Learn about each attraction with an onboard audio guide, available in 8 different languages.
Spend your time in port in Marseille exploring the city with ease on this 6-hour electric bike tour. Hop into the saddle at the port and head to top city attractions including the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and Pharo Palace. Ride from the Vallon des Auffes to quiet coves along the Corniche Kennedy, and perhaps stop for a swim along the way. Capture sweeping coastal views on camera, and delve into the bustling Joliette district — now a popular hot spot of culture and the Arts.
Depart Marseille for a private day trip to both Aix-en-Provence and the fishing port of Cassis. Take a guided walking tour through Aix-en-Provence's Old Town and stroll down its grand Cours Mirabeau before exploring this laid-back city on your own. One suggestion: visiting the former studio (own expense) of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, a local native. Do as you please in Cassis, from savoring a quiet afternoon on the beach, sipping wine at a waterfront cafe or taking a boat to see the stunning fjord-like inlets nearby.