Marseille City Tour Excursion Reviews

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.
This was the City Drive and Notre Dame de la Garde.
Sail Date: July 2016
This was the City Drive and Notre Dame de la Garde. It was a half day tour which I felt exposed us to the best sites in Marseille and left us some time to relax. On a cruise such as the one we took, which had only two sea days in two ... Read More
This was the City Drive and Notre Dame de la Garde. It was a half day tour which I felt exposed us to the best sites in Marseille and left us some time to relax. On a cruise such as the one we took, which had only two sea days in two weeks, it is easy to get exhausted trying to see EVERYTHING. But we have cruised in the Mediterranean before and hopefully will do so again and so we can leave some sites unseen. Truth is, though, we have been to Aix-en-Provence and Avignon before. Also, if you are in the area, Carcassonne is well worth a visit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
So glad we did this!
Sail Date: July 2016
So glad we did this! It's only 45 minutes and the views and sites are just awesome.
So glad we did this! It's only 45 minutes and the views and sites are just awesome. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A good tour, but with Euros in full swing, the traffic was chaotic.
Sail Date: July 2016
A good tour, but with Euros in full swing, the traffic was chaotic. Not much free time due to this.
A good tour, but with Euros in full swing, the traffic was chaotic. Not much free time due to this. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Breathtaking in its unique beauty.
Sail Date: July 2016
Breathtaking in its unique beauty. Loved its rich culture and history
Breathtaking in its unique beauty. Loved its rich culture and history Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We walked all around Marseille to get to the Notre Dame on top of the hill.
Sail Date: June 2016
We walked all around Marseille to get to the Notre Dame on top of the hill. It was a nice view of the city, but we would take the tourist train to the top next time. We just could never find the train. The train originates by the harbor ... Read More
We walked all around Marseille to get to the Notre Dame on top of the hill. It was a nice view of the city, but we would take the tourist train to the top next time. We just could never find the train. The train originates by the harbor on the right side. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Good.
Sail Date: June 2016
Good.
Good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Buy stuff!
Sail Date: June 2016
Buy stuff!
Buy stuff! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Pleasant walking tour of Marseille, with free time at end of tour...
Sail Date: May 2016
Pleasant walking tour of Marseille, with free time at end of tour...
Pleasant walking tour of Marseille, with free time at end of tour... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A good introduction to the city.
Sail Date: May 2016
A good introduction to the city. The highlight was the Notre Dame
A good introduction to the city. The highlight was the Notre Dame Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
took little train around city and up to the Notre Dame Grande.
Sail Date: April 2016
took little train around city and up to the Notre Dame Grande. stunning views
took little train around city and up to the Notre Dame Grande. stunning views Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Same as Barcelona was in 2 languages and not enough in English, so ditched the tour and explored ...
Sail Date: December 2015
Same as Barcelona was in 2 languages and not enough in English, so ditched the tour and explored the city on my own.
Same as Barcelona was in 2 languages and not enough in English, so ditched the tour and explored the city on my own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Take a taxi to 'Le Petit Train' which runs 3 tours- take the Notre Dame one which has incredible ...
Sail Date: July 2015
Take a taxi to 'Le Petit Train' which runs 3 tours- take the Notre Dame one which has incredible views! The trains take a break from 12.30-1.30 so if you wanted you could take a picnic lunch, visit the church and eat at the top ... Read More
Take a taxi to 'Le Petit Train' which runs 3 tours- take the Notre Dame one which has incredible views! The trains take a break from 12.30-1.30 so if you wanted you could take a picnic lunch, visit the church and eat at the top of the city before catching the next train doen. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took an electric bike tour of the city.
Sail Date: July 2015
We took an electric bike tour of the city. Excellent and very beautiful.
We took an electric bike tour of the city. Excellent and very beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Disappointing.
Sail Date: July 2015
Disappointing. Notre Dame de la Garde was a good sight, but that was about it. Free time downtown could have included a walking tour.
Disappointing. Notre Dame de la Garde was a good sight, but that was about it. Free time downtown could have included a walking tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Average city tour
Sail Date: July 2015
Average city tour
Average city tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour was quite good but did not cover all that many sights in the city.
Sail Date: May 2015
The tour was quite good but did not cover all that many sights in the city. Perhaps the city doesn't have many sights worth covering, but we'll never know. We visited the hilltop Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde, an ... Read More
The tour was quite good but did not cover all that many sights in the city. Perhaps the city doesn't have many sights worth covering, but we'll never know. We visited the hilltop Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde, an extravagant edifice well worth a visit, though on the day of our visit the Mistral was blowing particularly strongly and it was difficult to keep your feet up there. We took a scenic drive with short photo stop along the Corniche Kennedy with views out to the Chateau d'If of Count of Monte Cristo fame, and had free time in the Old Port (Vieux Port) where there are many bars, restaurants and shops to visit as well as the photogenic harbour scene. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful city, visited many places.
Sail Date: November 2014
Beautiful city, visited many places. Although I wish the tour was a bit shorter so we had more time to explore the city on our own. But it's still a great excursion for a first time visit.
Beautiful city, visited many places. Although I wish the tour was a bit shorter so we had more time to explore the city on our own. But it's still a great excursion for a first time visit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Private tour which took us to small towns in Provence and Aix-en Provence.
Sail Date: July 2013
Private tour which took us to small towns in Provence and Aix-en Provence. We also had lunch at a winery.
Private tour which took us to small towns in Provence and Aix-en Provence. We also had lunch at a winery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The port was actually Toulon, but Marseille was one of the stops on the tour, which also included ...
Sail Date: December 2012
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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Too rushed in LeBaux.
Sail Date: September 2012
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!
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! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Dirty town, not good on a Sunday when everything in town is closed.
Sail Date: June 2012
Dirty town, not good on a Sunday when everything in town is closed.
Dirty town, not good on a Sunday when everything in town is closed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Basilica of Notre Dame de la Gorde What a wonderful old church with an amazing view.
Sail Date: June 2012
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 ... Read More
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! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Went to the Norte Dame by the train.
Sail Date: June 2012
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!!!
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!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Marseille was not that great of a city.
Sail Date: June 2012
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Traffic so bad, we were only able to do 2 of the 3 tour points - namely the city tour covering ...
Sail Date: May 2012
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. ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises