A Day in Marseille

(4 customer reviews)


Price per tour
8 hour tour in private van for 1 to 8 persons.

Tour starts where you wish: hotel, cruise ship, private residence…
Tour available from Marseille, Aix en Provence, Avignon, Arles, Toulon, La Seyne, Nîmes and their surroundings.

Get your guide contact as soon as you book.


Marseille Tour


Meet your professional tour guide at your cruise ship, hotel or private residence.

Board a comfortable van.

Explore Marseille on a full-day tour and discover all the magic beauties of the oldest city of France.

Marseille has so much to offer. The city foundation dates back to 600 B.C. when the people of Foça (a city in Turkey) settled there after crossing the Mediterranean. Your guide will tell you the details of the fascinating history of the foundation of Marseille, the oldest French city and capital city of Provence.


Our Marseille Tour includes:



  • Panoramic tour of Marseille including: Major Cathedral, MUCEM museum, Fortress Saint Jean, Fortress  Saint Nicolas, the Panier neighborhood, City Hall Palace, Old Port, Canebière Street, Vestiges Gardens, Saint Victor Monastery, Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, Longchamp Palace, Saint Charles train station, Arch of Triumph, Kennedy Seaside Avenue, Castle of If, Vallon des Auffes, Prado Beaches, Marseille Stadium, Borély Castle, Borély Hippodrome and Golf Course. End the panoramic tour with a special drive along all the bay of Marseille till the end of the road in the creek of Callelongue.


  • Stop at the Longchamp Palace for a private guided tour of the palace and its gardens.
  • Stop on the Kennedy Seaside Avenue and take pictures in front of the Islands of Marseille.
  • Stop at the Borély Castle for a private guided tour of the castle and its gardens.
  • Stop at the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde for a private guided tour of the most important monument in Marseille. From the Basilica you can enjoy a 360° panorama over the city.


  • Take time for lunch by the Old Port or the Vallon des Auffes. The specialty of Marseille is the “Bouillabaisse”.


  • Guided walking tour of the Panier neighborhood:
  • Explore the oldest neighborhood of Marseille.
  • Follow your guide inside the Major Cathedral.
  • Enter the Old Charity Palace.
  • Go to the top of Saint Jean Fortress and get the best view over the Old Port.
  • See the 12th century Saint Laurent Church.
  • Pass by the ancient Greek Agora.
  • Discover the ancient hospital of Marseille today transformed into a 5 star hotel.


  • Enjoy some time on the Old Port and by the daily markets.

Lunch will be organized with your guide according to your wishes and your budget and is not included.

Your guide will drive you back to your accommodation or cruise by the end of tour.

Contact us to customize this tour at contact@provenceprivatetour.com

We wish yu a nice tour in Marseille.

4 reviews for A Day in Marseille

  1. Geoffrey May

    We were on a cruise which docked at Marseille. We were a group of 8 people. The tour was perfect and Sylvie was a perfect guide. It was also very nice to drink champagne on the way back. Highly recommend!

    Geoffrey May
    Wellington New Zealand

  2. T.Kimura

    A perfect tour! Francouis was a perfect guide. We recommend to everyone.

    Takeshi Kimura
    Yuriko Fukada


  3. Fiona

    We had a great tour with Marie. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. Throughout the tour we saw and visited many beautiful places. We had no problems in timing as the advantage of having private tour .Marie is from Marseille, so she is local. That’s why she knows every little detail about her city. We also had a chance to explore the back streets of the city with Marie and thanks to her we could understand better the atmosphere and the daily life of Marseille.
    Marseille was beautiful especially we loved the basilica and Longchamp palace. A truly architectural masterpieces.
    The old port is the main touristic attraction of the city. There are many nice restaurants and there are a lot of shops selling local products-like special Marseille soap, special biscuit navette, lavender products or delicious marzipan calisson! (I loved it so much, that’s why I bought 3 Packs of calisson) We had enough time for shopping.
    We were on Royal Caribbean cruise and so when our tour is over, Marie dropped us off at the port. It was great to discover this city. We enjoyed our day so much.
    Thank you Marie and thank you provenceprivate tour!


  4. Ben Stewart

    We were on the cruise and the stoped in Marseille. The guide was Christopher and he was waiting for us at the port. He is a very good guide, he gave the best explanations and answers to all our questions. Thanks to Christophe, we have seen many unknown places in Marseille, except for the tourist attractions.

    Notre dame is a Catholic church and best-known symbol of Marseille. The basilica was magnificient both inside and outside. You have a 360° view of the city. The view of Marseille was gorgeous from here.
    Longchamp palace was one of the best structure of the tour. It was a little bit far from the old port. It was exactly a huge and impressive monument. The facade of the building was amazing. The Borely Castle was also nice and it has a beautiful garden. It’s also far from the center.
    The cathedral of Marseille was so impressive. This cathedral is located near the port. It has an incredible facade and main door.The interior of the cathedral has beautiful mosaic floors. The old port was full of yachts and there are still some old fishing boats as well. It’s a good spot for taking some pictures.
    From here you can see the basilica of Notre dame on the hill.
    The old port is all surrounded by nice restaurants or cafes. It’s a good place to drink something, have your lunch or dinner. And it’s full of touristic shops to find the local things.
    Thanks to Christopher, we tried Bouillabaisse that Marseille’s local dish. He suggested a very nice retaurant. It’s a traditional dish, it includes many different type of fish,seafood and vegetables. I have to say it was very delicious and satisfying.

    My wife and I had a great day in Marseille. I have to admit I wasn’t expecting such a great tour but it was perfect. Of course, one of the reasons was our guide so good. The other reason was that your schedule very well organized.
    Thank you for your great service. And we want to do another tour in May.

    Ben and Lisa Marie
    Grand Rapids,Michigan

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