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Provence (Marseille), France-port

Located in southeastern France, today’s Marseille is a far cry from the sleepy villages it once inspired in Cézanne’s paintings. With more than a million people, the city remains the cosmopolitan and exuberant capital of southern Europe, with its picturesque Old Quarter, lively sidewalk cafes and shops, and Romanesque-Byzantine Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, overlooking the steep cliffs and offering a bird’s eye view of the city’s colorful “quartiers” stretching down toward the sea.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Day in Provence
    Regent Choice
  • Aix En Provence & Marseilles
  • Aix-En-Provence
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Avignon, the Pope's Palace & Les Baux
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Charming Castellet
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Discover St. Remy de Provence
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated Tour
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Food & Wine Trails: Provence & the Stunning Chateau Valjoanis
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Marseilles City Highlights
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Marseilles Highlights & Cassis
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Master Chef Provencal Lunch and Wines
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceGourmet ExplorerMeal
  • Quintessential Avignon
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • The Classic Villages of St. Remy & Arles
  • Wellness - Tai Chi in the Imperial Garden
    Regent Choice

A Day in Provence

Regent Choice

Duration: 8 hours

Tour Code: MRS-005

Leaving the harbor of Marseille, you will head by motor coach to Roussillon—reputedly one of the most beautiful villages of France. A brief comfort stop en route will allow you to catch a glimpse of the picturesque Provence village of Lourmarin. Rousillon stands on the highest hills between the Coulon Valley and the Vaucluse Plateau. It is a magical village of vibrant colors that catches your attention around every corner. Walk with your guide to discover the quarries of ochre or the village itself; then, you will have some free time to purchase lunch (at your own expense) at a local restaurant. The village of Gordes is another spectacular sight, rising in picturesque tiers on the Vaucluse Plateau. Enjoy the atmosphere of this charming Provençal village and stroll through the small paved, and sometimes stepped, alleyways with vaulted passageways and arcades of tall houses and rampart ruins. By the time you return to the ship you will do so with some marvelous images to remember.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking and some climbing at Rousillion village. This tour is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair or guests with mobility concerns. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.