What to expect when docking in Toulon / La Seyne ?
The bay of Toulon is huge. Around the bay, Toulon has two different ports to welcome cruise ships: the first is Toulon and the second is La Seyne. Reading this article you will understand better where you will arrive and what are the best shore excursions from Toulon / La Seyne.
Shore excursions from Toulon from a big cruise ship
All the middle size and big cruise ships (Princess, Celebrity,…) are docked at La Seyne cruise terminal. It means Toulon is on the other side of the bay.
From La Seyne cruise terminal you are two kilometers from the center of La Seyne.
If you want to reach the center of Toulon you have two options:
1. The shuttle boat service provided by your cruise ship.
2. The shuttle boat service provided by the city of Toulon. To cross the bay the people living in La Seyne use the bus-boat service which is a public transport service. It costs 2 euros to go from La Seyne to Toulon using the bus-boat. See the closest bus-boat stop from a cruise ship docking in La Seyne. It is called “Ponton Espace Marine”.
Any of those two options will take you to the old port of Toulon right in the city center.
Shore excursions from Toulon from a small cruise ship
The smallest cruise ships (Oceania, Azamara,…) are docked next to the old port of Toulon at quai Fournel.
If you arrive at quai Fournel you can reach the Old Port within 5 minutes and you are right in front of the main street. It is perfect if you want to walk around Toulon on your own.
What kind of shore excursions from Toulon do we offer ?
Toulon is in the middle of the coast of Provence. You can chose to go west in the direction of Marseille and Aix en Provence. Or you can go east to Saint Tropez and Bormes les Mimosas.
Minivan shore excursions from Toulon
Minivans can drive faster than minibuses and buses. They can also take smaller roads and shortcuts. That is why you can see more with a minivan tour than a bus tour.
Your guide will pick you up on the pier to start the tour.
If you want to see a lot and combine major cities and amazing landscapes see our Aix en Provence, Marseille and Cassis Tour.
If you prefer to explore authentic villages along the coast please check our Hyères and Bormes Tour as well as our Sanary, Bandol and Le Castellet Tour. A shore excursion to those areas also gives you the option to visit a winery and/or an olive oil farm.
From Toulon you are also close to the glittering Saint Tropez. The coastal road leading to Saint Tropez is a pure delight.
Bus and minibus shore excursions from Toulon
In Toulon and La Seyne minibuses and buses will meet you and your group just by the exit of the pier. It means you will have to walk just two minutes.
Our best seller for group excursions from the port of Toulon / La Seyne is the Saint Tropez Bus Tour next to the Marseille, Sanary and Le Castellet Bus Tour. You can compare our offer to your cruise ship offer.
We also provide bus tours to the villages of Hyères, Bormes les Mimosas, Sanary and Bandol.
Guided walking tour in Toulon
Finally, if you just want to explore Toulon walking and using public transport, we can provide a professional guide. The guide can meet you anywhere in the center of Toulon and will share the best of the city with you.
We hope this article can help you to prepare your call in Toulon / La Seyne.