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Marseille City Tour Excursion Reviews

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A city tour is the perfect introduction to Marseille. Enjoy seeing the city's top attractions, including Notre Dame de la Garde, the Marseille Old Port, and Fort Saint Jean.

Cruisedog123

1 review

Private tour which took us to small towns in Provence and Aix-en Provence. We also had lunch at a winery.


Provider: Independent Operator

momcat

2 reviews

The port was actually Toulon, but Marseille was one of the stops on the tour, which also included Sanary-sur-Mer and Cassis. It was a pleasant bus tour that gave us a general idea of Provence.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

wannaberetired

1 review

Too rushed in LeBaux. They didn't give us enough time to go to the top of the town. No time to wander around in either town. The port of Marseille is very industrial and smelly!

Provider: Oceania Cruises

rwandmw

2 reviews

Dirty town, not good on a Sunday when everything in town is closed.

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

ohionana26

2 reviews

Basilica of Notre Dame de la Gorde What a wonderful old church with an amazing view. The guide, Paco, was a true joy. One time when we were stuck in a traffic jam he got out and personally directed traffic (said he had to go show them how to drive). I am in awe of the ability of the bus drivers to manipulate the huge buses through VERY narrow streets!

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Travel_Grande

1 review

Went to the Norte Dame by the train. The train ride covers the old town and street and that is what we wanted to see. Overall great fun!!!

Provider: Independent Operator

tvirgil1012

2 reviews

Marseille was not that great of a city. It was definitely probably the worst out of all our stops. The train ride throughout town was just okay. Pretty sights, but it was just an easy way to get to the top of the hill. Not much to do in Marseille.

Provider: Independent Operator

EATPRAYTRAVEL

1 review

Traffic so bad, we were only able to do 2 of the 3 tour points - namely the city tour covering Basilica of Notre Dame/Fish market, plus Cassis. On the way to Cassis, we stopped briefly at the Calanques for a visit - nothing exciting. Cassis was beautiful, but we spent the entire time waiting for our food in a restaurant recommended by our driver, thus didn't have time to explore a little bit more. Didn't make it to Aix-en-Provence due to time limitation.

Provider: Independent Operator

honeybee100

1 review

didn't really like the guide, and probably could've done this on our own. Cute town though.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

lulusinta

1 review

It was ok, the tour guide did her best. The tour was given in French and English

Provider: MSC Cruises

escape12

1 review

The city is under construction, so the tour was uninteresting for the most part. I did admire the bus driver could get down some of the narrow streets. We went to Aix en Provence as well, and it was just okay.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

SuzieQ1944

2 reviews

Actually we were in Aix En Provence (which did not seem to be listed). What a great little town. Unfortunately our tour guide talked much too much and we did not have very much time to walk around the town. We would LOVE to return some day.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Ah Noooooooo

2 reviews

Guide was not fluent in English. Marseille not a nice city. Countryside was pleasant.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Oohlala3022

1 review

Did a scenic coastal drive to Cassis, Marseille, and Aix with Edward from AMP tour out of Aix. He was very knowledgeable of the areas and did a great job assisting my sister who was in a wheelchair. He even got out of the car to pick fresh herbs from the countryside. We enjoyed a 3 course meal lunch by the water. Fantastic experience!

Provider: Independent Operator

NCcruiser30

1 review

This whole town is like under renovation b/c they are going to be called an ideal city next year or something. We took the tour not b/c we were interested in seeing the city but b/c we heard you could not walk anywhere from the port and we wanted something to do. The cruise line will offer you a shuttle the day of the excursion. Seeing as how all the points of interest are pretty much closed on the city tour, I would recommend just taking the shuttle and walk around the streets. The one place we did stop was this church on a hill. I was overwhelmed by the boat motif inside. There were boats everywhere in the church, hanging from the ceiling, all over the wall. It was quite unusual.

Provider: MSC Cruises

HRISGirl

1 review

Nice. Not enough time to go in the Basilica so we walked around the perimeter and took pictures of the city. Lost sight of our guide and the bus wasn't where it was supposed to be. There were about 10 other passengers we recognized from our group who were also "lost". Not the cruise line or tour's fault, it was very busy and buses were being told to move so others could drop off and pick up.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

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