Provence Sightseeing Tour with Marseille and Cruise Upgrade

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Cassis

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from$82.04
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See the best of Marseille and Cassis, two gems of the French Riviera, on this 6-hour tour with an expert guide. Setting off from Marseille, your tour passes along the stunning Corniche des Crêtes road before stopping to soak up views of the Côte d'Azur from Cape Canailles. Take a sightseeing cruise from Cassis Harbour and see three of the famous Cassis calanques (rock formations) before returning to Marseille for a city sightseeing tour. See highlights like Notre-Dame de la Garde, Abbey of Saint Victor and more!Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour ensuring you’ll see everything with personalized attention from your guide.
Meet your guide at Marseille Vieux Port and then head southeast by minivan to the seaside town of Cassis – only a short drive away. After traveling along the scenic Corniche des Crêtes road, stop to admire dramatic coastal views of the Gulf of Cassis from Cape Canaille – the magnificent headland that tops France’s highest sea cliffs. Head down the hills and stop in Cassis to walk around its pretty harbor, lined with colorful houses that typify the fishing villages of Provence. Hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise out of the harbor to see three of the region’s spectacular calanques – a series of 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 marvel at the Neo-Byzantine architecture of Marseille’s Notre-Dame de la Garde church, and enjoy breathtaking 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 Saint Victor and then end your tour back at Marseille Vieux Port in the evening.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Calanques cruise (to be paid directly on the spot)

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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