Marseille Sightseeing cruises

Our most recommended Marseille Sightseeing cruises

Coteaux d'Aix: Ste Victoire Wine Tour & Cezanne Mill Visit

1. Coteaux d'Aix: Ste Victoire Wine Tour & Cezanne Mill Visit

First of all, you will be picked up at your hotel or cruise ship and taken to the first vineyard area close to Aix-en-Provence. Then you'll go to the vineyards of Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and visit two wineries. You'll also have a 3 wine color tasting. After that, you'll discover the mill of the painter Paul Cézanne, The museum of the Mount Ste Victoire to learn about its climate, fauna, flora and more... There will be a lunch stop in a selected restaurant (optional).

Marseille: Calanques National Park Sailing Cruise with Lunch

2. Marseille: Calanques National Park Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Board the boat at Vieux-Port, in front of Marseille’s city hall. Enjoy fruit juice and coffee served by the crew. Then set sail for the Bay of Marseille. Hear about the area's history and local culture from the crew on board. Anchor near a rocky inlet called a calanque, and go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Around midday break for an aperitif, and an exquisite lunch buffet made from organic, seasonal local produce. Enjoy two glasses of rosé with your meal. After lunch, continue to the Riou Archipelago and stop at a second scenic spot to swim and take in the scenery. You will then start heading back to the Vieux-Port. If you are interested, the friendly crew will be happy to give you an introduction to sailing.

Marseilles: Between Land and Sea 8-Hour Tour

3. Marseilles: Between Land and Sea 8-Hour Tour

To start your day you will go to the Old Port of Marseilles, whilst here, hop aboard your boating vessel and discover the stunning rocky inlets of the Côte Bleue. Next, sail to the Frioul Islands and the Château d'If before heading to the "Baie des Singes" (Bay of Monkeys). Continuing on your tour, head back to the Old Port of Marseille to discover the heart of the city by minivan. You'll start with the highest point of view of Marseille which is Notre Dame de La Garde before you travel to the oldest quarter of Marseilles, le Panier, and to Noailles market and other important places. This tour is a fantastic way to acquaint yourself with this stunning seaside city.

Marseille: Private City Center Walking Tour with Cruise

4. Marseille: Private City Center Walking Tour with Cruise

Enjoy a cruise from Marseille to the Côte Bleue coast where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water. Explore the city center of Marseille on a guided walking tour. Admire stunning city and sea views from the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde.  Choose a tour option where you are picked up from your accommodation in Marseille, or from an option where you meet your guide at the Old Port of Marseille. Embark on your cruise from the Old Port and take in views of the city from the water as you depart. Head to the Frioul Islands and pass by the fortress and former prison Château d’If. Put down the anchor in les Calanques of la Côte Bleue. Relax in the boat or or go snorkeling to see colorful fish and corals.  After 2 hours, head back to the Old Port of Marseille. Begin your guided walking tour of Marseille. Marvel at the panoramic views of Marseilles from the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. Visit the Saint Charles train station, the iconic Vélodrome station, and the Cité Radieuse district. Finally, follow your guide to the oldest bakery in Marseille and a santon figurine factory. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Marseille

Had the most amazing time on this boat!! My two friends and I purchased tickets the night before as we were worried about the weather affecting the cruise, but luckily it was sunny and warm the entire day. The captain and crew were very helpful and friendly. We were able to swim off the boat to a beach at the anchorage spot in the calanques. There is plenty of food they serve you and lots of space for everyone on the boat. The trip is definitely worth the price!

Despite skipper Denis having limited English, and us having equally limited French, we all managed to communicate beautifully and had a wonderful afternoon sailing around the Frioul Islands. We are experienced yachties, but the couple with us were not, however, together we hoisted, trimmed and took the sails down, and generally had a very relaxing sail. It gives a completely different view of Marseilles. We thoroughly recommend the half day sail.

This was a fantastic half-day trip. We really enjoyed the views of Marseille from the water and being able to swim from the boat. The boat captains were terrific and friendly.

It was a great adventure, quite friendly organizers, fun group, nice variety of food and drinks, pleasant weather, relaxing and beautiful viewings.

It was a nice experience, the environment in the catamaran and also the team was very kind.