Marseille tours are a great way to explore the top attractions of this historic port city in the south of France. You may need a little help considering all that there is to do and see, and Marseille sightseeing (or sightseeing anywhere) can get a little wearing if you do not have at least a general plan for your itinerary. Taking guided Marseille, Cassis, and Aix-en-Provence tours are among the most popular things to do for international travelers, and all visitors will enjoy the ability to relax and take in the Mediterranean sun and the natural beauty that surrounds the seaport. There are a variety of options when it comes to taking Marseille tours, from guided tours and excursions to self-guided, audio tours and boat trips along the Mediterranean coast.
One very popular option is to take private Marseille sightseeing tours in small groups, or even just with a significant other if you so please. Of course, prices will range up for more exclusive arrangements like this, but there are also very affordable group tours that give awesome insight into the most significant attractions in the city. You will be able to understand the historical and cultural importance of places like the Basilique du Notre Dame de la Garde, the Vieux Port, and Le Panier with the assistance of a knowledgeable and multilingual tour guide. The same applies for Aix-en-Provence tours as well as other surrounding towns like Toulon and Cassis.
People staying in Marseille also generally find the tours of Cassis and the Calanques to be particularly appealing. You can arrive in Cassis in just about 30 minutes from Marseille, whether by car, ferry, bus, or train. The unspoiled terrain of the gorgeous calanques inlets and the beaches and rocky ridges of Cassis are an idyllic setting where you will find quaint restaurants and cafes by the sea, as well as incredible access to a wide range of water sports and activities, including yachting, sailing, surfing, and kayaking. There are also Marseille tours that involve hiking through the impressive Calanques as well as mountain climbing and other outdoor activities.
Aix-en-Provence tours are another viable option for people looking to explore some of the inspiring neighboring areas outside of Marseille. Aix-en-Provence is a town approximately twenty miles north of Marseille, notable for its cobblestone streets, thermal springs, classic architecture, and charming artistic haunts. Paul Cezanne and many other important twentieth-century artists found inspiration in the gorgeous setting of Aix-en-Provence and it remains an enviable tourist destination to this very day. On a tour of the town you can visit the workshop of Cezanne, the Place of the Cardeurs, the Place Albertas, as well as the Cours Mirabeau, an epicenter for shopping, dining, entertainment, and social gatherings.
You could literally spend a full week on Marseille sightseeing just within the city limits. But it is good to mix it up and the Luberon provides another option where you can do just that. It is located 40 minutes from Marseille and is most notable for the Luberon Massif and dozens of communes and villages and rolling countryside dotted with vineyards, olive trees, and lush fauna. On a tour of the Luberon region you will explore classic ruins, rural villages, magnificent vineyards, and the vast natural beauty of this portion of southeast France.
There are many Marseille tours you can enjoy. It will simply be a matter of deciding which itineraries are the most appealing to you and the people in your group.