Private Tour: Marseille and Cassis Day Trip

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Private Tour: Marseille and Cassis Day Trip information and booking

from
$71
Duration
7 hours
Departs from
Your centrally located Marseille hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
9am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Discover Marseille and Cassis, two highlights of the French Riviera, on this half-day tour with a private guide. Setting off from Marseille, you'll pass along the picturesque Corniche des Crêtes road before stopping for views of the Côte d'Azur from Cape Canailles. Spend time exploring Cassis and hop aboard a sightseeing cruise boat if you wish to see three of the famous Cassis calanques (rock formations) before returning to Marseille for a sightseeing tour. See top attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde, Abbey of St Victor and more!

Set off from your centrally located Marseille hotel by luxury minivan, traveling south to the seaside town of Cassis -- only a short drive away. After passing along the scenic Corniche des Crêtes road, stop to admire sweeping coastal views of the Gulf of Cassis from Cape Canaille, the magnificent headland that sits atop France’s highest sea cliffs. Head down to the town of Cassis and walk around its pretty harbor, lined with colorful houses that typify the fishing villages of Provence. Either spend time here exploring the village or alternatively, hop aboard a sightseeing boat (own expense) and visit three of the area’s magnificent calanques – the striking limestone rock formations that comprise the so-called ‘fjords of the French Riviera’ along the coastline. After spending roughly 45 minutes on the water, head back to Marseille by minivan and finish your day with a relaxing sightseeing tour. Stop to admire the Neo-Byzantine architecture of Marseille’s Notre-Dame de la Garde church, and enjoy unforgettable views across the sea toward Château d’If – the fortress featured in Alexander Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Pass the 11th-century Abbey of St Victor and then end your tour back at your Marseille hotel in the evening.

What's included

  • Private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Cassis sightseeing cruise