2 Night A Taste of Marseille
2 Night A Taste of Marseille Ref: 2MATO
Private Car Transfer from Marseille Airport to Hotel.
2 nights Hôtel Carré Vieux Port 3* or similar, Marseille
1 x Double/Twin Superior Room
Duration: 1 Day
Our starting point is located in the Vieux Port, in the City Hall district bordered by the sea. You will find restaurants and shops as well as the opportunity to take a gourmet break with an exceptional view of the Vieux Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde.
There are three emblematic places in Marseille on the red circuit so why not take advantage of a stopover in Marseille to discover the wonders of the city.
Your first stop can be the charming and authentic port of the Vallon des Auffes. Get off at stop 5 to admire its breathtaking beauty!
No meaningful trip to Marseille will be possible without a visit to the magnificent Notre-Dame de la Garde, which you will find at stop 7. You will have a magnificent view of the “Good Mother” from our open air buses.
And finally, if you don’t have enough time, you will absolutely have to go to La Major Cathédrale. Get off at stop 12 to admire the architecture of the building, it’s a must.
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Marseille Airport.
E-Bike Day Marseille to Calanques
From: AUD $115.00 per person
Start Time: 09:30am Daily
Duration: 7 Hrs
Ride from Marseille to Calanques National Park, also called little Fjords of French Riviera, where you can eat, swim and ride an E-bicycle along the shore.
On this tour, travel from Marseille to Calanques by bike and enjoy the beauty of the coast. During the bike ride, visit the following places: The Pharo Palace, Vallon des Auffes Little Port, Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, The Corniche Kennedy, the beaches of Prado, the Village of The Goudes, the Calanques of Callelongue, the soccer stadium Orange Velodrome and The Borely Park. There is also a 1 hour stop to enjoy some free time for some lunch at a beach and/or a restaurant (not included), for a swim or just to relax and take in the sights.
A Taste of Aix-en-Provence
From: AUD $125.00 per person
Start Time: 10:00am (Mon, Thu, Sat)
Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
Discover the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence with this tour highlighting the best the city has to offer.
Walk with your guide on the Cours Mirabeau lined with a double row of large plane trees which form a tunnel of greenery. The exclusive street is home to grand and elaborate 17th and 18th Century private mansions. The Cours Mirabeau divides the city in two, with the old town to the north with its old and irregular streets while the new city or the Quartier Mazarin extends to the south and west. The old town is packed with shops, architectural and religious sites and bustling squares. Take a stroll through one of the numerous markets taking place every day in the centre of the city.
Aix is also the birthplace of the painter Paul Cezanne, who is considered one of the most influential artists of his era and is said to form the bridge between late 19th Century Impressionism and the early 20th Century's new line of artistic form, cubism. Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked that Cézanne ‘is the father of us all’. This is an unmissable opportunity to visit the artist’s studio, which was built from his own plans and where time seems to have stood still.
Provence, Marseille and Cassis Sightseeing Tour
From: AUD $140.00 per person
Start Time: 14:00pm (Mon, Thu, Sat between April-August)
Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
Begin your tour of coastal Provence in Marseille Vieux Port (Old Port). In the afternoon, meet your friendly guide and grab a seat in the comfortable minivan for the scenic 45 minute ride along the Route des Crêtes towards Cassis. En route, stop at Cape Canaille, situated on one of France’s highest sea bluffs, where you can soak up the splendour the Côte d’Azur, the Gardiole Mountain Range and the Gulf of Cassis.
Next head down into Cassis, an ancient Provençal fishing village and a highlight of the Côte d’Azur. Wander around the lovely harbour, delighting in Cassis’ classic Provençal architecture and take a cruise (optional) to view the region’s three famous Calanques. Often called the ‘fjords of the French Riviera,' these wild and beautiful limestone rock formations distinguish this stretch of Mediterranean shoreline.
Then return to Marseille for a historic sightseeing tour. From your seat, take in scenes of Provençal city life as you make your way to the magnificent Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine Catholic Church that towers above the city. From here, glimpse panoramic views of the cerulean Mediterranean Sea and the Chateau d’If, famous as the island fortress in The Count of Monte Cristo. Stop by the 11th Century Abbey of St Victor before heading back to your departure point in the Old Port. Your tour ends here in the evening.
Provence Lavender Fields & Aix-en-Provence Tour from Marseille
From: AUD $225.00 per person
Start Time: 09:00am (June & July Only)
Duration: 9 Hrs
In the morning, meet your guide at Marseille’s Old Port and board a comfortable minivan for your full day tour. As you make the drive north to Aix-en-Provence, learn a bit about the chic university town with ancient Roman roots.
You will have time in Aix to independently explore. Get some tips from your guide before you head off to visit Aix’s diverse markets, green spaces and cosmopolitan boulevards lined with boutiques, cafés and eateries. Have a leisurely lunch (own expense) before reconvening with your group for the next leg of the excursion, a journey through Provence’s lavender country.
Drink in the signature beauty of the Valensole Plateau as you course through the painted hills. In Valensole, a Latin based word meaning “Valley of the Sun” the Mediterranean climate combines with fertile earth to create a perfect environment for growing lavender and almond trees. Breathe in the perfumed breeze as you snap photos and wander through the streets of Valensole Village, a lovely hillside town where you can purchase bursting bouquets of lavender or some essential oils. Your Provençal tour ends with a relaxing ride back to your departure point in Marseille.
Prices From: AUD $445.00 per person (Based on Twin/Double Share)
* Local City Tax not included. Prices and availability subject to seasonality.