There are many good sightseeing tours in Marseille and the Provence region. Cruise passengers are well catered for, with some great shore excursions.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM MARSEILLE
As a tourist and cultural passport, the Marseille City Pass is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours. This handy pass is dedicated to individual visitors who wish to discover the best of Marseille with an all-inclusive package.
PRIVATE PROVENCE WINE TOUR WITH TASTINGS: FROM MARSEILLE
In this private half-day tour, you will discover the Provence countryside and enjoy two wine tastings of prestigious wines. The first place has a modern art centre and is an organic winery where you will taste organic wines. The second place is an old chateau located in the heart of Provence.
PRIVATE TOUR: SNORKELLING AND MINI-CRUISE IN THE NATIONAL PARK OF CALANQUES: FROM MARSEILLE
Discover the National Park of Calanques by mini-cruise on a motor boat along the most famous inlets and creeks listed by UNESCO as world park heritage. Swim in preserved spots and creek, relax in a turquoise water, all snorkelling equipment and wet-suits are provided.
MARSEILLE SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE DAY TRIP TO NICE, EZE AND MONACO
On this full day private tour, you will visit one of the biggest French Riviera cities, Nice, and start exploring the unique and scenic views of the medieval village of Eze.
Afterwards you will go to Monaco and explore this beautiful old town built on a rock, and full of history. There, admire the castle, or the Oceanographic museum, with aquarium. Discover Monte Carlo: Be driven on the very famous Formula 1 race track. Try your luck at the renowned Casino of Monaco. Then have a break in Cafe de Paris, where you can sit down and enjoy all beautiful cars.
ARLES, LES BAUX AND SAINT REMY DE PROVENCE TOUR: FROM MARSEILLE
This tour from Marseille will take you through the Plain of the Crau, to the ancient city of Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Numbers are limited to a maximum of eight people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you’ll receive personalised attention from your guide
PRIVATE TOUR: AIX-EN-PROVENCE FROM MARSEILLE
Discover the delights of the charming French town of Aix-en-Provence on this 4-hour private tour from Marseille. Hop into your air-conditioned vehicle in Marseille and travel to Aix.
Walk along the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau with your guide, past 17th- and 18th-century private mansions. Take in sights such as the Fountain of the Preachy and Albertas Square, and explore at your leisure. Visit Cézanne’s art studio and join a painting workshop (payable separately,) before returning to Marseille.
CROSS COUNTRY E-BIKE TOUR OF MARSEILLE CALANQUES
Leave the city of Marseille behind to enjoy an exciting electric mountain biking adventure through the small roads and off-road tracks of Calanques National Park.
Encounter beautiful landscapes as you cycle along the Calanques which are narrow, steep-walled inlets nestled between limestone mountains and the Mediterranean sea. This tour is designed for sporty people who can manage a bike off-road, but with electric assistance, no need to be a champion mountain biker to reach the top of the hills.
PRIVATE 3-HOUR SNORKELLING TOUR NEAR MONTE CRISTO WITH GUIDE: FROM MARSEILLE
Discover the marine life with our naturalist guide in Marseille National Park of Calanques close to the jail of Monte Cristo on the Chateau d’If Island. Private boat for your own group!
PRIVATE TOUR: STREET ART, FOOD AND HISTORY TOUR IN MARSEILLE
Enjoy a wonderful day in Marseille, ‘the Phocean city’, to explore its must-sees, hidden treasures and secret places during a food, street art and historical walking tour of the city.
PRIVATE TOUR: MARSEILLE CITY SIGHTSEEING AND CHATEAU D’IF
Explore ancient stone fortresses and unearth centuries of Mediterranean heritage on this 5-hour private Marseille city tour including a visit to Château d’If.
With your very own guide, visit top attractions Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde and the Cathédrale de la Major.
Enjoy free time to explore Fort Saint-Jean at your leisure then cruise out onto the Mediterranean Sea to explore the 16th-century island fortress of Château d’If, made famous in ‘The Count of Monte Christo.’
MARSEILLE SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE ELECTRIC BIKE TOUR
Discover the best of Marseille during your time in port by visiting sights such as Palais du Pharo (Pharo Palace) and Notre-Dame de la Garde by electric bike.
This private shore excursion connects you with a local guide who will tell you about Marseille’s colourful history as one of Europe’s oldest cities. Find hidden areas only locals know about, visit top Marseille attractions and admire postcard-worthy views of the Mediterranean Sea. Seeing it all by way of a safe, easy-to-use electric bike lets you maximise your sightseeing experience.
PRIVATE TOUR: AIX-EN-PROVENCE AND SOUTH LUBERON DAY TRIP: FROM MARSEILLE
Visit Aix-en-Provence and the south Luberon region on this full-day private tour from Marseille! With a knowledgeable guide at your side, stroll along the majestic Cours Mirabeau boulevard in Aix and then head inside the Cézanne Studio to learn about the Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne (entry at your own expense).
Explore the picturesque south Luberon area, stopping at two cliff-top villages, and then return to Marseille.
PRIVATE TOUR: AIX-EN-PROVENCE AND CASSIS DAY TRIP: FROM MARSEILLE
See both a charming Provencal town and coastal scenery on this full-day private tour to Aix-en-Provence and Cassis!
Leave Marseille, and explore Aix on a walking tour along Cours Mirabeau boulevard and through the majestic Old Town.
Visit the Cézanne Studio (own expense) to see where Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne once worked, and then relax in the picturesque fishing village of Cassis.
ELECTRIC BIKE TOUR IN MARSEILLE
See top Marseille attractions including Palais du Pharo (Napoleon’s Palace) and Notre-Dame de la Garde from an electric bike as your local guide shares the long and colourful history of one of Europe’s oldest cities.
Explore hidden areas most tourists don’t know about, see picturesque ports, and marvel at sublime views of the Mediterranean Sea. Riding an electric bike allows you, your family and your friends to cover plenty of ground without getting tired, so you can see the best of this dynamic coastal town with ease. This tour is limited to eight people for a more intimate experience.
PROVENCE SIGHTSEEING TOUR: MARSEILLE AND CASSIS CALANQUES CRUISE: FROM MARSEILLE
See the best of Marseille and Cassis, two gems of the French Riviera, on this 6-hour tour with an expert guide.
Setting off from Marseille, your tour passes along the stunning Corniche des Crêtes road before stopping to soak up views of the Côte d’Azur from Cape Canailles.
Take a sightseeing cruise from Cassis Harbour and see three of the famous Cassis calanques (rock formations) before returning to Marseille for a city sightseeing tour. See highlights like Notre-Dame de la Garde, Abbey of Saint Victor and more! Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour ensuring you’ll see everything with personalised attention from your tour guide.
PRIVATE TOUR: MARSEILLE AND CASSIS DAY TRIP: FROM MARSEILLE
Discover Marseille and Cassis, two highlights of the French Riviera, on this half-day tour with a private guide.
Setting off from Marseille, you’ll pass along the picturesque Corniche des Crêtes road before stopping for views of the Côte d’Azur from Cape Canailles.
Spend time exploring Cassis and hop aboard a sightseeing cruise boat if you wish to see three of the famous Cassis calanques (rock formations) before returning to Marseille for a sightseeing tour. See top attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde, Abbey of St Victor and more!
PROVENCE LAVENDER FIELDS AND AIX-EN-PROVENCE TOUR: FROM MARSEILLE
Visit the vibrant Provence lavender fields on a full-day trip from Marseille! Travelling with an expert local guide, you’ll spend the morning of your tour in the pretty town of Aix-en-Provence visiting its markets, and then Valensole Plateau.
The landscape here comes to life in June and July, when the fields fill with eye-catching swathes of fragrant lavender. Stop for photos and shop for essential oils and flowers in Valensole village. Numbers are limited to eight on this group tour, ensuring you’ll see the best of the lavender fields with personalised attention from your guide.
PRIVATE TOUR: AVIGNON HALF DAY TRIP: FROM MARSEILLE
Visit the medieval town of Avignon on this half-day private tour from Marseille! With a choice of a morning or afternoon tour, this trip enables you to see the best of Avignon in a flexible way. Explore the city on a walking tour, and then the rest of your tour’s itinerary is left to you! Perhaps visit Popes’ Palace (own expense), take photos on Pont Saint-Bénezet, or simply relax in the picture-perfect town.
PRIVATE TOUR: AVIGNON AND CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE DAY TRIP: FROM MARSEILLE
Visit the ancient city of Avignon and a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate on this full-day private tour from Marseille! After a walking tour around Avignon with your private guide, the rest of your morning’s itinerary is flexible. Perhaps visit captivating Popes’ Palace (own expense) or walk across Pont St-Bénezet – Avignon’s elegant bridge.
Before returning to Marseille, tour a wine estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and then learn about the region’s wine during a tasting session.
MARSEILLE SHORE EXCURSION: MARSEILLE AND CASSIS TOUR
Discover the delightful cliffs, coves and villages around Marseille on this full-day shore excursion. From the port of Marseille, travel along the beautiful Route des Crêtes, stopping to enjoy views over the Côte d’Azur from Cape Canailles. Explore the village of Cassis with your guide and hop aboard an optional sightseeing cruise to the fjords of French Riviera.
Back in Marseille, visit and learn about some of the city’s most famous attractions, including Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, overlooking the Vieux Port (Old Port).