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From Marseille Cruise Terminal : Marseille and Cassis

1. From Marseille Cruise Terminal : Marseille and Cassis

The Gineste and the Crests roads will lead you to the outstanding site of Cape Canaille from where you will appreciate the exceptional view of the bay of Cassis. Cassis is an ancient fishing port and the harbor is probably the most beautiful part of the village. You will have the possibility to board on a 45-minute boat trip (ticket not included) to discover 3 Calanques, steep-walled coves with tiny harbors or beaches at the end. Take some free time for lunch 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 a breathtaking view of the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands, and If Castle. Drive on the Corniche Road, a 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) at the entry of the Vieux-Port (Old Port).

From Marseille: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence & Cassis Tour

2. From Marseille: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence & Cassis Tour

Start this comprehensive full-day tour of Provence with a visit to Aix-en-Provence, known as the city of water and art Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a beautiful wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” lined with plane trees. See the amazing fountain of the Rotonde, as well as many cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, Zola, and others. The weekly market will give you the opportunity to savor the regional produce, including fresh cheese and olive oil, as well as scented Marseille soap. Then, head to the village of Cassis, driving the Crest road and up to the highest maritime cliff in Europe, Cape Canaillto, for spectacular views of the Bay. Stroll the charming fishing port, where you can try thier famous Pastis (anis flavored liquor), before an optional 45-minute boat cruise through the breathtaking calanques (rocky, limestone inlets).  End your day with a panoramic tour of Marseille, including a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, with its panoramic view of the city, Frioul Islands, and Château d'If. End at the 11th-century Abbey of Saint-Victor, guarding the entrance to the Vieux Port.

From Marseille cruise Terminal : Aix-en-Provence & Marseille

3. From Marseille cruise Terminal : Aix-en-Provence & Marseille

Drive to Aix en Provence: discover the Cours Mirabeau lined with 17th and 18th century private mansions. See the Four Dolphins Fountain and other amazing sights in the vibrant city like the City Hall and the Cathedral Saint Sauveur. The old town is packed with shops, architectural and religious sites, bustling squares and refreshing fountains. Free time for lunch (not included) on your own. Panoramic tour of the city of Marseille on the way back, including a photo stop at Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica. Enjoy a breathtakingview on the Phocaeancity, the Frioulislands 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 that guards the entry of the Vieux-Port

Marseille Vieux Port & Wine Tasting - Private Tour

4. Marseille Vieux Port & Wine Tasting - Private Tour

Explore the French countryside and its various cities and town, and enjoy wine tasting and sightseeing on a full-day tour from Marseille. Beginning in Marseille, the oldest city in France, pass by Vieux Port; the city's ancient old harbor. Continue on to the Abbey of St. Victor, named after a local soldier, saint, and martyr. You will then head up to the highest point in the city, Notre Dame de la Garde, which boasts a 360-degree panoramic view of Marseille. Next make your way to Cassis, a commune and fishing port by a scenic road that winds up a mountain for views over the city and coastline. Admire its largest calanque (a steep-walled inlet) and walk on the docks. Keep driving to take in the view from the second highest cliff in Europe, at 1,312 feet (400 meters). Stop for some wine tasting before taking the highway to the medieval hilltop village of Le Castellet. Then enjoy more wine tasting in Bandol. Afterwards, use your free time to enjoy lunch and walk along the seafront promenade. You may also take a ferry across the Bandor's Island before returning back to Marseille.

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What people are saying about Saint Victor's Abbey

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Absolutely brilliant tour, not to be missed. Very interesting to hear about how Marseille, came to be a tourist destination. Practical and comfortable way to see Aix-en-Provence and Cassis. Decent amount of free time dedicated to exploring both towns on your own, with good suggestions of things to see.

The group size is small so it feels almost like a private tour and more intimate. Our guide, Greg, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Because of the small group size, we were able to customise our itinerary and focus on where we want to spend more time on.

Our driver Greg was great. Gave us lots of history and information about the buildings and the culture. We saw amazing sites and had time to enjoy Cassis.

Wonderful Excursion! Our guide Jeremy was amazing. Beautiful tour, would recommend highly. (Solo traveler)

A great tour with a friendly driver and guide who was very accommodating. I highly recommend this tour.