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France’s second largest city and the capital of the Provence- Côte d'Azur region, the cosmopolitan city of Marseilles lies on the southeast coast of France. Come ashore at Marseilles and you will be well-situated to reach the other lovely towns along the French coast, including Aix-en-Provence and Cassis – you’ll be spoilt for choice!















Цена: € 49 на възрастен, € 34 на дете


Duration: approx. 4 hours

We will leave Marseille port for a 40-minute drive to the lovely town of Aix-en-Provence. The excursion starts with a visit to the famous XII century St. Saviour’s Cathedral and gardens. The Cathedral was built on the site of a Roman Temple and dates from a period that spans the XI and XIII centuries. Fronted by a richly decorated Gothic-style portal with elaborately carved doors, the Cathedral is flanked on the north by an unfinished tower. Enjoy a pleasant walk (1,5 hours) through the historic town centre before reaching the famous Mazarino Quarter, a residential district created by Cardinal Mazarin’s brother in the last half of the XVII century for the gentry of Aix en Provence. Free time for shopping.

Please note: this tour includes long periods of walking on uneven ground and is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. On holidays shops may be closed.






Цена: € 35 на възрастен, € 25 на дете


Duration: approx. 4.5 hours

Formerly a quiet fishing village on the southern coastline of France near Marseille, Cassis has grown into a charming small town and popular international tourist resort. The town is particularly famed for its cliffs, calanques – steep-walled inlets – and the local white and rosé wines. On leaving the port of Marseille, your tour begins with a 1-hour coach transfer, followed by a local train to the town. Once there, you will have plenty of time to stroll around Cassis’ charming streets, lined with the brightly coloured homes of the locals, and beautiful port as well as enjoy splendid views afforded from the waterfront. Your tour ends with your return trip back to the ship.

Please note: the station of the local train may be crowded so please expect some queues. On holidays shops may be closed. 






Цена: € 47 на възрастен, € 33 на дете


Duration: approx. 4 hours

Join us on a visit around this important maritime town. We will begin at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de la Garde which stands majestically on top of a hill. The Cathedral is made up of a lower and an upper church and was built on the site of an ancient chapel. Continue along the “Corniche” (coast road) where we will admire Borely Castle and garden (no inside visit). The excursion includes sightseeing in the centre of Marseilles and photos at Longchamps Palace before enjoying some free time in the “Vieux Port” (old port).

Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with mobility problems or in a wheelchair due to many steps and uphill path around the Cathedral.






Цена: € 77 на възрастен, € 54 на дете


Duration: full day, lunch not included

Our starting point for this day-long tour begins in Marseilles, as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de la Garde. This Neo-Byzantine church stands on top of a hill and was designed by the French architect Esperandiu between 1853 and 1864. The site was formerly a XIII century chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Guard and features several votive offerings from safely returned sailors. Stop for an inside visit before continuing on a 1.5-hour coach ride to the medieval city of Avignon. Here we will visit the Palace of the Popes, an ancient fortress rich in galleries and chapels. The frescoes and hand-painted tapestries in the Popes’ bedrooms and private rooms bear witness to the former opulence of this residence. Make the most of your free time to stroll around and have lunch (non-inclusive) in one of the typical French brasserie-restaurants. Return to Marseilles for embarkation.

Please note: walking on uneven ground and steps. This tour is not suitable for Guests with mobility problems or in a wheelchair due to many steps and uphill path around the Cathedral in Marseilles. This tour is only for guests onboard MSC Fantasia.






Цена: € 58 на възрастен, € 41 на дете


Duration: approx. 4 hours

A boat transfer will take you to the island of “Château d’If” for a guided visit of this fortified prison built between 1524-28 and which became a state prison in the XVII century. The popular XIX century French author, Alexandre Dumas, brought literary fame to the castle who used it as a setting for his adventure novel, the Count of Monte Cristo. The tour will continue to the “Frioul” island, not far from the historic port, where we will enjoy free time on the beach. Return to the ship.

Please note: this tour runs from June to the middle of September and is subject to weather conditions.