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Marseille City Tour with Cliffs of Cassis

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Key Highlights

  • Spend time in a small medieval village that seems far away from the worries of the world
  • Behold the tallest, and most stunning, cliffs in France
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Coach Tour: Monday & Saturday
    Private Tour: Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 6 hours

    Start time

    Start time: Regular Tour: 1300h (1:00pm)
    Private Tour: 0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: Approx. 6 hours

    Meeting Point

    Private Tour:Your hotel in Marseille.
    (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).
    Coach Tour:The coach tour departs from Hotel Radisson Blu Marseille Vieux Port (38 Quai Rive Neuve 13007 Marseille).
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Your pick-up point.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    A gem of the Provence region, the medieval fishing village of Cassis sits peacefully among geological wonders.

    The sheer, towering cliffs of the Cap of Canaille make the boats in the Gulf of Cassis appear tiny as toys, while the Massif of Gardiole holds dominion over the horizon.

    Take a maritime tour around the gulf and pass a tranquil afternoon among the old buildings and cozy cafés of Cassis.

    Itinerary

    Your driver/guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned vehicle Cliffs of Cassis Sightseeing tour. Your guide speaks French and English.

    Wind along the Gineste and Crests roads to a vista overlooking Cap Canaille, which translates as “the mountain that swims into the sea.” The highest maritime cliffs in Europe, reaching some 394 meters into the sky, form a colossal stone rampart that looks down from on high to the emerald waters of the Gulf of Cassis.

    In the distance you can see the Massif of Gardiole, an awe-inspiring range of rock that extends for more than 5000 hectares along the coast of the Villenueve-les Maguelone.

    Board a maritime tour to discover the Calanques, the steep, limestone inlets that jut out from the rocky coastline and give way to small, lovely beaches.

    Free time for lunch (not included) on your own during the day.

    Panoramic tour of the city of Marseille on the way back, including a photo stop at Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica. From this hill, enjoy an breathtaking view on the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands and If Castle. Drive on the Corniche Road, a symbol of holiday and outward sign of wealth for merchants and bourgeois from the 19th century who built magnificent houses with many ostentatious splendid features. You will then reach Saint-Victor abbey (11th century) that keeps the entry of the Vieux-Port (Old Port).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (for private tour)
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle/ coach (depending on the option chosen)
    • Driver/guide speaks English and French
    • The ticket for the Calanque cruise is not included

    Exclusions

    • Meals and other expenses
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    A minimum of 2 persons required for guaranteed departure. If minimum requirement is not fulfilled, we offer alternative tours for the same day or same tour for an alternative dates according to our planning or refund.

    Please advice presence of minor (0-3yrs) traveler upon reservation so we can provide a booster-seat.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • Great! Relaxing and fantastic scenery

      Great. Relaxing cruise and fantastic scenery...

      Paulette E Fitzgerald