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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. 


  • 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

Geoff A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great way to see Marseille and Cassis if you have limited time. Our guide Florence was very knowledge and gave us ample time at each of the sights to take in an enjoy. An excellent tour

David W United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is a nice tour. Matt was a pleasant host and answered all my questions, including ones not related to the tour. You have time to see the two basilicas and then go for a short drive to Cassis. Obviously the cruise is the highlight of the trip. Otherwise, enjoy some ice cream in Cassis. There isn't a ton to do in Marseille, so I recommend this as a nice 1/2 day activity.

Adina A France

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour package superb tour guide. He was highly knowledgeable and engaging and made our tour very enjoyable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone .. enjoyed it thoroughly! Very glad we took it .. would definitely repeat it if we are again in the area!

Elizabeth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an excellent tour! Our tour guide was so friendly and informative. It was the perfect combination of walking, cruise time, and free time to check out shops. I would highly recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very informative tour
by Cedric. The route and visit to Cassis was very pretty and the boat ride was very enjoyable


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour with a great tour guide. He showed the best parts of Marseille and took us to a most beautiful fishing village, Cassis like this better than famous Portofino in Italy.

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.


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.

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