Marseille Calanques & Cassis Private Tour

 

 Sightseeing (possible for Shore Excursions)

8 hours

Private Tour

 From Marseille, Aix or Avignon

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Experience Marseille Calanques & Cassis Private Tour

 

Embark on our Marseille Calanques & Cassis Private Tour day trip encompassing two Provence favorites: Marseille city, its Calanques and the fishing village of Cassis. Discover breathtaking Sormiou and the amazing Cap Canaille cliff in Cassis.

Highlights of the Marseille Calanques & Cassis Private Tour

 

-Comfortable sightseeing with your private driver throughout the Marseille Calanques & Cassis Private Tour

-Enjoy several Marseille highlights including MUCEM and saint John Fortress, Notre Dame de la Garde, Le Panier, and the Old Port

-Explore the village of Cassis and its 3 Calanques, optional wine tasting at a local producer

-Beautiful panoramic view and drive through the national park of the Calanques

Full Description of the Marseille Calanques & Cassis Private Tour

 

If you want to discover one of the National parks along the Mediterranean Sea, then this Marseille Calanques & Cassis Private Tour is for you! Start off visiting the vibrant city of Marseille, the most multicultural and dynamic city in France. Discover the very new MUCEM Museum and the Saint John Fortress, a center for architecture and heritage (Optional guided tour inside this museum). Drive to the district of Panier, the oldest area of Marseille, a village inside the city. Then continue to the beating heart of this 26 century-old city, the emblematic old port. Stop for a little walk throughout the morning daily fisher market.

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You will have the chance to discover landmarks such as the Center of la Vieille Charité, the  Majestic Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. Admire breathtaking views of the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands, and If-Castle.

Continue your excursion to Sormiou, a small port, beach, and seafood restaurants: this is the locals’ favorite Calanque. The belvedere offers magnificent views of two creeks and of the East coast of the massif, at the foot of which is the fabulous Grotte Cosquer, a 37m-deep cave. lunch in Marseille or in Cassis (See our recommendations below).

Continue to Cassis, a charming village by the sea, snuggled at the foot of the tall Cap Canaille cliff and the white limestone coves. Discover its surroundings through a scenic route taking you through colorful creeks of the seaside at about 400 meters high. Its picturesque fishing port is embellished by nice shops, cafes, and restaurants. It is also the departure point for your boat trip to the world-famous Calanques and their breathtaking cliffs (Port Pin, Port Miou, En-Vau).

If you desire, it is possible to take a boat tour to the calanques either private or in group. (Incurs extra cost).

You will be returned to your ship or your place of stay by your private driver and car.

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About this activity

📍 Pick up and drop off conditions

-Meet at your place of stay in Marseille or at your cruise ship.

 

☑️ Includes

-Private knowledgeable driver-guide and car adapted to the size of your group
-Wine tasting at a local producer in Cassis (Optional)
-1.5 hours guided tour of MUCEM museum (Optional)

 

☑️ Does not include

-Boat trip to the calanques. The Deluxe France team can book either a private boat tour or book the slots for a group boat tour. (Please let us know which one you desire in your request since fees differ).

Itinerary / Interactive map

*Click on the markers for more details

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Our Local expert tips

FAQ

+Information about the MUCEM
Opening hours

The Mucem is open every day except Tuesday Exceptional closure 1st May and 25 December. Until 4 October 10h—20h 5 October to 9 April 2021 10h—18h 10 April to 5 July 10h—19h 6 July to 29 August 10h—20h
Prices
Permanent and temporary exhibitions A single ticket for access to all the exhibitions. Full price €11 Reduced price €7.5 Family pass €18 (valid for up to five children and two adults).
+Information about the Boat Tour from Cassis
Hours: In the summertime there is no need to book a departure. The boats leave every 30 minutes, from 9:30 am to 12pm, and from 2pm to 6pm, including during weekends and public holidays.
Most of the boats companies offer an excursion with a tour guide speech. During summer, the weather is hot and you will just want to wear your bathing suit and dive into the turquoise waters.
Cassis (3 calanques - 45 minutes): this small tour allows you to have a quick look at the calanques de Port-miou (reachable by the road from Cassis peninsula), Port-pin and En-vau. Adult: 16 euros, children between 5 and 13 : 9,50 euros, children under 5: 1€ to be paid on site (However, booking is necessary for personalized excursions on small boats)
+La Ferme Blanche Wine Tasting Opening hours
Summer opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 12 AM, then 2 PM to 7 PM.

Winter opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 12 AM, then 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Open every Sunday morning (9 to 12) all year long

Come discover one of Provence’s oldest vineyard, a few minutes away from Cassis’ railway station. You are of course welcome to sample our range of wine. You will of course find all our wines in our shop, along with other local products. From Aix-en-Provence olive oil to Nice’s sardines, and from genuine Marseille soap to proper Cassis wine glassware, all of Provence best kept secrets are available here.

+When to visit the Calanques and Cassis?
Calanques and Cassis are worth a visit  from April to October.
+What if I have a large group?
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers. Our booking agent will have to customize this tour if your group is larger.

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