Private Cassis and Marseille
Enjoy 8-hours filled with panoramic views of Marseille and the Calanques that break up the Cassis coastline, traveling cobblestoned streets, admiring the iconic architecture and more on this private tour in Marseille. Your private tour includes roundtrip transportation to and from your port aboard an air-conditioned vehicle for your comfort to view iconic Marseille monuments and attractions, including the Canebiere, the Cathedral of the Major, and the Palais Longchamp. You'll also get a professional guide who will take you to explore Marseille's financial district and Euro-Mediterranean area as well as the seaside resort area of Cassis while learning about its rich history. You'll even get the option to take a 45-minute cruise in Cassis to catch breathtaking views of its captivating Calanques as well as free time to enjoy French cuisine for lunch on your own on the cafe- and restaurant-lined streets of this charming fishing village, making this tour perfect for history enthusiasts and culture connoisseurs alike!
Your journey begins at Marseille Harbour, where you'll meet your professional guide before being whisked away on a scenic drive to Cassis--a small seaside resort that sits at the foot of France's highest seaside cliff known as Cape Canaille. If weather permits, you can opt to enjoy a scenic 45-minute cruise on a small boat, where you'll get to catch panoramic views of the iconic Calanques. These narrow, cliffs are made of a series of carbonate rocks, including dolomite and limestone and helps create a picturesque skyline with its fjord-like inlets that break up Cassis' coastline. Spend some leisure time dining on delicious French cuisine while in Cassis, where you can find several fine cafes and restaurants that line Cassis' quaint streets of pastel-colored buildings.
Next, head to the port city of Marseille- France's oldest city, which dates back to 600 B.C. Ride along the Marseille Bay and takes time to admire its gorgeous backdrop of historical city buildings before stopping at one of Marseille's most notable landmarks- Notre Dame la Grande. This basilica or great hall dates back to the 16th century and offers panoramic views of Marseille. Take time to adore its intricate architecture and interior, including its highly decorated golden mosaic ceiling.
Continue your cultural excursion following your guide to explore the many attractions of Marseille's financial district and historic central area, including the Cours Pierre Puget and Canebiere- Marseille's historic high street. Head to East Marseille to admire grand fountains and monuments, including the Palais Lonchamp, which houses a natural history museum and an art museum that has a collection of centuries-old paintings. Your guide will take you to explore France's oldest quarter of Old Town Marseilles, where you'll get to admire the iconic architecture of the Cathedral of the Major. Before heading back to your port, you'll conclude your tour with a visit to witness Southern Europe's largest urban renewal operation in the European-Mediterranean area of Marseille as well as a stop at the Old Port, where you'll get to explore Europe's largest pedestrian zone since 2013.
From panoramic city and Calanques views to strolling down cafe-lined streets, this private tour offers a cultural encounter that offers the best of Marseille and Cassis. Sign up for this exciting guided tour today and get ready for an unforgettable time in Marseille.