0
ShoreTrips logo Shore Excursions - City Tours - Day Activities

MARSEILLE IN DEPTH

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $601 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $685 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $756 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $827 USD
Supplement for Sundays and holidays (Not a per person rate.) $117 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

MARSEILLE IN DEPTH

Share this Trip

Vendor claims they meet CDC Compliant Guidelines

Add to Itinerary

ShoreTrips says...

Marseille is an often overlooked city, as it is thought of more as a center of commerce than a tourist attraction. You will find the city both interesting and stimulating as you discover the reality of its place as the point of introduction of many new influences to France.

Begin with a visit to Notre Dame de la Garde. Much-cherished by the locals, this 19th century basilica will offer you an exceptional view of this Phocean city, the Frioul Islands and the If Castle. While you are up top enjoying the view, your driver will enhance your experience with a brief history of Marseille, details about the monuments that you are seeing and some fascinating facts about the basilica itself. You will have ample time to visit the church and enjoy the view, as well as take as many pictures as you like.

Marseille was named the Cultural Center of Europe in 2015, which was the culmination of the completion of several stunning feats of architecture which really put the city on the map. It will be apparent during your visit why this designation was awarded. So you will continue on your journey through the city, stopping at the Cité Radieuse (Classified Historic Monument) of Le Corbusier, one of the architects of the Bauhaus Movement, where your guide will give you a history of this interesting site.

Your tour will continue outside of the city to the traditional fishing villages of Callelongue and Les Goudes, where you will learn the details of life as a local in such an interesting place. There is always some envy when you see a simple lifestyle that centers on fishermen and their catch. Remembering that this is still France and Marseille is where Bouillabaisse was first created, fish is an integral part of the diet in this area.

Your tour continues with a drive along the Corniche on your way to the Vallon des Auffes where you will find a picturesque scene made up of typical little fishing boats and cabins all crowded together on the water. Stop here for a chance to walk around and take some more pictures.

Your drive alone your way to the Abbey of Saint Victor. Built in the 1ast century, the abbey stands as the entry to the Old Port. Here there will be plenty of time to explore and enjoy the view as your guide fills you in on the history of this old landmark. Your visit to the abbey will be followed by a drive on the famous Canebière, on your way to the enchanting Longchamp Palace and its majestic fountain.

Also keep in mind that you may stop and get out of the car at any point during the tour; just let your guide know!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier or area hotel
  • English-speaking driver
  • Notre Dame de la Garde
  • Cité Radieuse
  • Callelongue and Les Goudes
  • Vallon des Auffes
  • Abbey of Saint Victor
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 2:00 PM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• There will be many opportunities to stop and take pictures, so make sure to bring your camera.

Restrictions

• Please note: There is a supplement for tours taking place on Sundays and holidays. This supplement is per group, not per person. Holiday dates for 2020 are: Jan 1st, April 10th & 13th, May 1st, 18th & 21st, June 1st, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st & 11th, and December 25th and 26th.