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

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille and Cassis Tour

Explore the beautiful port of Cassis on your shore excursion from Marseille

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.

Customer Reviews

jofitzgerald

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

pmbur4009

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Linda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Fredrica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

The guide was excellent and we saw all the highlights of Marseilles. Cassis was a beautiful spot and we had plenty of time there. Highly recommended

amy.blaugh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Florence was an excellent tour guide! My husband and I ended up being the only ones on the tour, which allowed us to see things at our pace. Florence was very nice and knowledgeable and showed us some of the most amazing places we saw on our trip. Cassis was gorgeous! I highly recommend this tour!

Larisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent experience!

Eillene R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great excursion, wonderful tour guide. Loved going up into the surrounding mountains and end up in the small quaint village of Cassis. Charming and delightful with many great resturants.

MindyLZ

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Remi was a wonderful tour guide. He was very sweet and sincere, extremely knowledgeable, and gave us a great recommendation of where to have lunch. He answered all of our questions and was focused on our enjoyment of the tour.

Cassis is a lovely seafront town with nice restaurants and beautiful walkways. We enjoyed going up to the top of the Basilique Notre Dame... the views were amazing. This is a small group tour which made it even more appealing. Wish we had more time for the Picasso Museum in Marseilles, which we did not get to see due to the time restrictions of the tour.

FRANCES B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was excellent thanks to the brilliant knowledge of our driver, Leonardo, who expertly explained to us the many things he showed us around, besides being a very careful driver. His knowledge of the places he showed us is impeccable and besides this he can speak more than one language very well. If we ever return to Marseilles, we will surely ask to have him as our driver again !! Thank you Leonardo! You are a great asset to your company. This tour is highly recommended by us!

mbaladhay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide Natalie was great. Being on a small group gives us enough time to go around, eat and shop. I will do it again in a heart beat.

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