Marseille, France
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7 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more

Overview

See the highlights of the French Riviera on this 7-hour shore excursion through Marseille and Cassis! This guided excursion takes you from Marseille port through the beautiful Marseille-Cassis calanques for panoramic views of the Côte d’Azur from Cape Canaille. Explore the ancient seaside village of Cassis or enjoy a cruise to view the ‘fjords of the French Riviera’ before returning to Marseille to tour the city’s main sights like Notre-Dame de la Garde and the Abbey of St Victor.
  • Marseille and Cassis full-day shore excursion from the Marseille cruise port
  • Travel along the beautiful Route des Crêtes for panoramic views over the Côte d'Azur
  • Tour the coastal village of Cassis, famous for its cliffs and inlets
  • Take an optional sightseeing cruise to see France's version of fjords
  • Visit top Marseille attractions including Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, looming over the Vieux Port
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Your exciting full-day shore excursion to Marseille and Cassis begins with morning pickup from your cruise terminal. Meet your guide and board the luxury minivan for the scenic 45-minute ride along the Route des Crêtes towards Cassis. Marvel at the rugged beauty of the mountainous terrain en route to Cape Canaille. Here, take in unbeatable views of the Côte d’Azur, the Gardiole mountain range and the Gulf of Cassis. 
Next head down into Cassis, a charming Provençal fishing town with roots stretching back to 600 BC. Wander around the lovely harbor, delighting in the iconic Provençal houses and visiting artisan shops, or take a 45-minute cruise (additional expense) to view the region’s three famous calanques, wild limestone rock formations that line the Mediterranean shoreline.
Hop back in the van for the return trip to Marseille and a historic sightseeing tour. Wind through the colorful streets of France’s oldest city and witness the bustle of the country’s largest port. You’ll stop at the gorgeous Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine Catholic church that sits atop Marseille’s highest point. From this vantage point, catch sweeping views of the Vieux Port (Old Port), the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the grand Chateau d’If, a central setting in The Count of Monte Cristo. Stop by the 11th-century Abbey of St Victor, a monastery built upon an ancient Roman necropolis. Hear some of the site’s history and significance to the early Christian population in Marseille. 
Your 7-hour excursion ends with return to your cruise terminal. 
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.

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d
, Dec 2018

Excellent, very scenic tour. The guide, Julien was friendly, informative, and easy to talk yo. He explained the tour and answered questions. highly recomend

R
, May 2018

Ok tour. Van not great, cramped, hard to hear. Did not take the boat tour. Dick c

c
, May 2018

This was on of my favorite tours ever. Remi picked us up very easily, and we were in a small group in a comfortable van. We went to a catherdral, a few other city sites, and the Notre-Dame de la Garda which was beautiful. We then went through the hills/mountains which I had no idea they had in France and went to a beautiful cliff top on our way to Cassis. Cassis was lovely where we had some awesome seafood. Our group decided to pay the extra amount for the boat ride, with Remi helped us set up. The boat ride was awesome and I highly recommend. It was a nice boat sailing past all the cliffs and amazing coastal views. This was a perfect day!

W
, Apr 2018

The Palanques National Park by Cassis has incredible views and walking the harbor front in Cassis with a delicious seafood lunch is a marvelous experience. Our guide, Nicholas, has superb English skills and is personable, knowledgeable and flexible.

d
, Feb 2018

It was great! Our tour guide is good and he brought us to the top of Mediterranean! We has plenty of time taking pictures and had a great lunch at Cassis.

c
, Feb 2018

Our guide Julian took us on a great tour, he has intensive knowlege on local history, culture and arts. VBeside the mentioned places, he also took us to hidden spot with great view. We would highly recommend you take this tour instead of the big bus group.

d
, Oct 2017

Very pretty drive through Marseille with stops at St. Vincent's Abbey and Notre Dame de Garde. Then on to Cassis with a stop above the village with a spectacular view. The only issue with this tour and it was not the tour operators fault, was that, in Cassis, which is a quaint little fishing village, there is not much to do other than take a boat trip to some lagoons, which we had very much wanted to do. Unfortunately the ticket booth was closed when we arrived and opened about an hour and a half before we were to leave. The line up for tickets, however, was very long and there was no way we could have made a trip and returned on time. Perhaps an option to purchase boat tickets prior to arriving could be offered. Overall, it was a very pleasant way to spend the day.

j
, Oct 2017

Picked up a little late from the ship and spotted Jeremy easily. He was very personable and gave great history and background on Marseille and Cassis. We visited 2 cathedrals in Marseille glad we were there early because it got VERY crowded. Then on to Cassis where we went up to the national park to view the village of Marseille. Very beautiful views, could've stayed there all day! Then down to Cassis where we had plenty of free time to eat lunch and take the boat tour of the calanques. Worth the extra time and money. I wish we'd had more time to shop and explore in Cassis, as it was the highlight of the day.

p
, Oct 2017

The driver of our shuttle was excellent. Was unable to go to Cassis, but they substitute Aux Providence was excellent as well. Marseille is beautiful.

L
, Sep 2017

This an awesome tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave a lot of information to us. It was unfortunate that we were there at the Mystral, so it was very, very cold in Marseille but the guide spend more time in Cassis where it was warmer and such a wonderful place... I would take this one again.


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