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Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille and Cassis Tour

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    What to Expect
    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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    Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

    We did the 1/2 day tour of Marseille and Cassis, with Luciana and really enjoyed it. In Marseille the only thing you see is Notre Dame de la Garde which we spent about 30 mins there. You the head to Cassis for time to take...More

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    Reviewed 7 November 2018

    There were six people from our ship on this tour. The guide left with four of them and returned one hour late for the other two who were not late. He had left early with the four thinking that was his complete group.. He apologized,...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank orioleal
    PR84, Responsable relations clients at Provence Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

    Dear orioleal, We are sorry to find out that the tour did not meet your expectations and deeply apologize for it. We invite you to contact us by email and give more details about the day of the excursion, your name and your booking reference...More

    Reviewed 12 August 2018

    The scenic views and two church stops in Marseille were very nice. We were not rushed and had plenty of time to explore. The stop in Cassis was a little long. As another reviewer said, there's not much to do and the boat ride ticket...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    3  Thank Vicki S
    PR84, Responsable relations publiques at Provence Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

    Dear Vicki S, Thank you for taking the time to write this comment ! We are happy to know you enjoyed your tour visiting Marseille and Cassis. We hope that you have had an enjoyable day with us and we would be very happy to...More

    Reviewed 27 May 2018

    We booked at the port with Croisières Marseille Calanques - the booking was with iCard Maritime and the pick up point was at the old port. Easy to get to by bus, metro or trains. They offer short or long Calanque tours. All I can...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    2  Thank NayaabNet
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    20 August 2018|
    Response from Vicki S | Reviewed this property |
    It is my understanding that you are picked up & dropped off at your ship. You may not be the only ones on this tour. I would suggest calling Provence tours directly.
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