Marseille (Provence), France


Marseille (Provence), France Overview

The most populated city in France after Paris, Marseille has all the sights and sounds of a Mediterranean melting pot, which it has been ever since the Phocaean Greeks invaded around 600 B.C. Its industrial docks rub shoulders with the picturesque old harbor, the Vieux Port, founded by the Greeks 2,600 years ago. Packed with colorful fishing boats and yachts, the Vieux Port is the heart of Marseille.

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Private Papal City of Avignon

Private Papal City of AvignonApproximately a 1-hour drive from Marseille travelling north and inland...

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Aix-en-Provence, Cassis et Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseille

Your driver will meet you at the cruise port and will take you to your modern air-conditioned vehicl...

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Aix en Provence, Cassis & Marseille Basilica Full Day Shared Tour

Your guide will pick you up at the cruise terminal for a full day of sightseeing. First you will he...

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Avignon Sightseeing Tour and Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tasting

Following a pickup at the cruise dock, your tour guide will take you to Avignon to discover the City...

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by Elle133

This is the most inconvenient port. We docked at Terminal A (very far from the city). There's a 1.5km green walkway to the free shuttle stop (to La Joliette - city centre). Walk across the road to the Metro station. We took the free shuttle bus back but it departed only at 4.15pm. So everyone on the bus was late for the 4.30pm all aboard time, making us run for the ship. On hindsight, I would rather take the MSC shuttle (EUR15.90) right in front of the terminal to Marseille town. Rather than walk the 1.5km, then take free shuttle, then metro. Such a waste of time and energy. The 1.5km walk to and fro was just too much. Not recommended for the elderly.

Visited: Dec 18, 2017

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by thnkpnk1222

No excursion again. Didn’t know that RC sold tickets to the city center. I tried to get this information for months from them, nothing! Even on board I asked where were were docking, where we were being taken in the city and how close it was to the old port...etc. no answers until the day of. Marseille was good. Took the petit train around and saw the Basilia. Great quick tour of the city well worth it! We did that first to avoid the heat and lines. Only waited 5 mins in line. You can get off at the church and go in. The trains come around every 5 mins to pick you up from there to take you back. There are two lines, only did the one. Walked around, ate, did some shopping! Went to the soap museum which is In Front of where the cruises shuttles drop you off. We even got to make our own soap. Very fun and informative!

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