Shore Excursion: Marseille and Cassis


  • Enjoy the view of Cassis from the Cape Canaille

  • Discover the village of Cassis

  • Panoramic tour of Marseille


LANGUAGE French, English
SCHEDULE 09.00 AM to 04.00 PM
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Step of your cruise ship and get a real taste of Provence. See the best of Marseille, the fishing village of Cassis & its famous calanques!

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Shore excursion of Marseille and Cassis

Cruise stops at Marseille are perfect for a tour to Cassis! Make the most of your stop at Marseille cruise terminal to discover the must-see city of Marseille and the picturesque village of Cassis on a shore excursion! This charming fishing port with its unique calanques will definitely be a unique souvenir of your cruise! 

Meet your expert A la Française driver-guide and start your day trip with a panoramic tour of Marseille. First stop on your tour will be at the 11th century Saint Victor Abbey at the entrance to the old Port of Marseille, this is a great photo spot!

Continue to the Corniche road with its great view of the sea. As your guide drives you along this famous Marseille road, look out for the beautiful houses built by wealthy merchants and bourgeois in the nineteenth century. You will then arrive in front of the basilica Notre Dame de la Garde. Situated on the top of a hill, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Phocaean city, the Frioul Islands and the Château d'If.... Another great spot for a second picture, cheese!

Did you know? Marseille is considered as the most ancient city of France?!

After enjoying a tour of the best spots in Marseille, it's time to drive along the Gineste and Crests roads to Cape Canaille from where you will be able to admire an exceptional view over the Bay of Cassis and the Guardiole mountain range.

Did you know? Cape Canaille is the highest maritime cliff in Europe?! 

After this beautiful drive you will arrive in Cassis for the second part of your shore excursion! Cassis is a typical fishing port that is today one of the most beautiful and emblematic villages of Provence. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a 1-hour boat cruise (ticket not included) to discover the famous Calanques with their small ports and lovely beaches.

Free time for lunch (not included) on your own during the day.

After this wonderful tour from Marseille you'll be ready to hop back on your cruise ship at 4pm.

IMPORTANT: please indicate the name of your boat to facilitate the meeting with your guide. The tour schedules will be adapted according to your stopover.

Please note: We cannot be held responsible if the Calanques cruise is cancelled due to bad weather or if the Crest road and the access to Cap Canaille are closed (no refund can be claimed).


Discovery of the charming village of Marseille
Discovery of the charming village of Cassis
walk to the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde


  • Up to 24 hours in advance: 100% refund
  • Under 24 hours in advance: no refund
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la Francaise will contact the customer to reschedule or refund the total amount.

Map of meeting point

Meeting point*

At the exit of your ship, at the cruise terminal, Marseille port.

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