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Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence

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Aix-en-Provence, France

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


While your cruise ship is docked in Marseilles, get a flavor of France's oldest city and Aix-en-Provence on a full-day shore excursion. Admire Provence’s pretty countryside as you travel to the lovely city of Aix. Enjoy free time to explore the delightful squares and markets of this historical town, and perhaps visit Paul Cezanne’s studio (own expense), where the Impressionist painted ‘The Bathers.’ Later, take a panoramic tour of Marseille, seeing landmarks such as the Basilica of Notre Dame and Chateau d’If, and the elegant mansions along the scenic Corniche.
  • Full-day Marseille and Aix-en-Provence shore excursion from Marseille, with a local guide
  • Admire Provence’s idyllic countryside on a drive to Aix-en-Provence
  • Enjoy free time to explore Aix's squares, markets and fountain-lined avenues
  • Take a panoramic Marseille tour to see attractions such as the hilltop Basilica of Notre Dame and Old Port
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Port pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Food and drinks
Hotel pick up / drop off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Marseille

Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • If your ship has to leave at 4pm or earlier the departure time of the tour might need to be amended. You will be emailed by the local supplier to inform you of any changes if necessary
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • Please wait at the exit of the ship/cruise terminal, do not start to walk on the port area.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Provence Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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  • "The half day tours should not be grouped with the full day tours." See review


15 Reviews
4 stars

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Excursion - Marseille and Aix-en-Provence
, Oct 2019
Excellent guide who knew the history of the area very well. She made all the locations interesting and nice for us. We were the only 2 people on the tour and Florence gave us lots of information and attention. Her recommendations for coffee and lunch as we went on our own a couple of times were great. Beautiful country and cities. Very enjoyable day spent there with our guide.
Wonderful Day
, Sep 2019
Greg was an amazing tour guide. Wealth of knowledge and super easy to talk with. both areas are so beautiful. One of our favorite tours.
Would do it all again!
Susan G
, Aug 2019
Excellent tour, first in Aix, with some time for lunch and shopping, then on to Marseilles. My family appreciated the convenient van transportation and punctuality of the tour. Our guide, Amir, was very friendly, organized, thoughtful and knowledgeable. One example was getting a map with suggestioned walking route for our free time. I highly recommend him and this experience. It was my first time booking this type of excursion while on a cruise, and I will do more if these in the future. Much better than a huge bus with big group.
Day shore excursion for Aix-en-Provence
, Jul 2019
We were on our Mediterranean cruise and had a day stop in Marseille. We were very happy we chose this shore excursion with Viator. First, we were met up with our guide Phil or Phillip at the port with our name printed and it was my family of four who were the only guests of the tour. You have to visit Aix-En Provence! It is so quaint and clean. We traveled in a air condition minivan and was able to see Aix-En-Provence and Marseille in plenty of time before boarding the ship. Phil was an excellent tour guide and highly recommend him.
Poor Planning
, Nov 2018
This all day trip was paired with a 1/2 day trip and it just did not work. We waited for a couple that did not show and we had a late start. when we arrived in Aix, our time was limited because of the late start and then the guide had to drive the half day people back to the ship so our "free time was now extended. In addition one of the half day couples was late returning to the guide to be taken back to the ship, so the guide, in turn, was delayed returning to Aix to continue the tour. Our tour time was shortened by a lot. Our time in Aix had mush too much free time because of this and we wee not guided at all. Marseilles was much better. The half day tours should not be grouped with the full day tours. It does not work.
A great experience
fred c
, Jul 2018
Excellent experience. Guide was knowledgable, and thoughtful. Timing was great. Very enjoyable, no complaints.
We were 9 people crammed into a...
, Jul 2017
We were 9 people crammed into a vehicle that should have comfortably fit only 6. Our guide was fine but lack energy and enthusiasm. Plus, she was an incredibly slow driver! What should have been a 30-minute drive took us nearly an hour. I'm going to assume that a different guide we would give the tour an additional star or two.
This excursion was a real joke, it...
Howard B
, Jun 2017
This excursion was a real joke, it all started out with leaving 1/2 hour late. Then weaker and 8 people into a van that's 3, 3 and 3. The driver of the van was also the tour guide. He had a microphone which was attached to the core that he had to keep adjusting because no one can hear. The tour went like this, we went to the first place of interest he said he guess 30 minutes and we should meet back in the van. Then on to the next place of interest same scenario. Then onto Aix-en-Provence where he took 30 minutes too park then told us to be back in 2 1/2 hours this location as far as I know is nothing more than shopping we were never taken to a place of interest here. This is just a expensive transportation! Never again!
Nat was awesome! Such a great...
, Jun 2017
Nat was awesome! Such a great experience! Great value!
We had a wonderful day in Marseille...
Doris E
, Mar 2017
We had a wonderful day in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence with a very competent and charming guide Remy who showed and explained to us all the very interesting places. We strongly recommend to make this tour.

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