Marseille shore excursions to Provence

Hop off your cruise ship in Marseille and get ready to spend the day visiting the best must-see sites in Provence! Whilst your ship is docked in Marseille Cruise Terminal, hop aboard a luxury, air-conditioned 8-seater minivan and be driven in comfort on your choice of tour.

A la Francaise offers small group and private guided tours from Marseille to the villages, towns, lavender fields, markets and vineyards of Provence. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, art, wines or food, our expert local guides are ready to introduce you to Provence!

Choose your departure city

Take a shore excursion to the Luberon Villages and explore some of the most beautiful villages in the whole of France. Stroll through pretty cobbled streets, see jaw-dropping views and explore the charming shops, cafes and markets. 

Visit Cassis on a shore excursion and get ready to see the stunning turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, take a short cruise to see the famous Calanques and stroll through the picturesque fishing port.

If you’d like to stay closer to shore, you can take an excursion to visit the historic port city of Marseille which offers excellent panoramic views, historic architecture and great photo spots.

Shore excursions to Aix-en-Provence can easily be combined with a tour of Marseille or a visit to Cassis. 

Shore excursions to Avignon allow you to combine a historical walking tour of the city and its famous papal palace, with a visit and wine tasting in the nearby vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Don't miss the enchanting lavender fields of Provence on a shore excursion from Marseille. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the vast lavender expanse at Plateau de Valensole, capturing stunning photos and meeting a local producer for an enhanced experience.

A la Francaise offers both small group guided tours from Marseille Cruise Terminal as well as private guided tours. For those wishing to travel privately, whether on their own or with a group of friends or family, you can choose from a selection of private Provence tour itineraries.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best shore excursions of Provence?

The best shore excursions of Provence will be those guided by a local expert and limited to a small group. This will allow you to make the most of your tour and experience the must-see sites in comfort.

Can I take a guided tour from Marseille cruise terminal?

Yes, you can take both a private or small group guided tour from Marseille cruise terminal. It’s possible to combine visits to many of Provence’s most popular destinations in one day.

Can I take a shore excursion wine tour in Provence?

Yes, you can take a shore excursion wine tour in Provence. One of the most popular wine tours includes a tour of historic Avignon with a visit to the wineries of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Can I visit the lavender fields on a shore excursion from Marseille?

Yes, you can make an excursion to visit the lavender fields. If you choose to take a guided tour you can benefit from being collected at the Marseille cruise terminal and driven to the best places to see the lavender fields of Provence. The best times to visit the lavender fields are between June to August when they are in bloom.

How to spend a day in Provence on a shore excursion?

There are many wonderful ways to spend a day whilst your cruise ship is docked in Marseille. You can take a tour to Avignon and Chateauneuf du Pape, explore Aix-en-Provence, the coastal town of Cassis and the beautiful Luberon Villages.