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Marseille: Frioul Islands Cruise with Island Stop

1. Marseille: Frioul Islands Cruise with Island Stop

First we will sail around the island of Frioul to contemplate the creeks and turquoise waters. We will then make a stop of about 1 hour so that you can visit the island from the inside and refresh yourself among the restaurants that harmonize the port. Back on board, we will pass by the Château d'If. We will observe this magnificent fortress built by François I between 1528 and 1531 and which was made famous by Alexandre Dumas' novel: The Count of Monte Cristo. During this walk we will see the wonderful Degaby Island. It was given by a rich industrialist from Marseille to his wife Liane Degaby, a great artist of the Belle Epoque. Finally, we will take a break in the picturesque cove of Malmousque on the edge of the Corniche Kennedy, which offers us a superb view.

Marseille City Pass: 24 Hours, 48 Hours or 72 Hours

2. Marseille City Pass: 24 Hours, 48 Hours or 72 Hours

The City Pass Marseille is valid for 24 hours, 48 hours, or 72 hours and allows access to many attractions, museums, trains, boats, guided tours, public transport tickets, and more. This pass is dedicated to individual visitors who wish to discover Marseille with an all-inclusive package. The visitor presents the pass at the museum entrance or at the start of a tour and gets the keys to the city. Enjoy discounts at certified shops and activity partners as well. • Unlimited access to public transports for the duration of the pass• Numerous discounts and tasting sessions in partner stores and providers • Access to MUCEM (closed on Tuesdays) • Access to Regards de Provence museum (closed on Mondays)• Crossing to the If or Frioul Islands OR one tour with the hop-on hop-off Colorbüs Tour (does not operate in January 2022)• Visit to If Castle (subject to weather – closed on Mondays during winter months)• A tour in the Touristic Train to Notre-Dame de la Garde or through the Old Marseille (does not operate in January 2022)• A free guided tour is included in the CityPass 72 hours and at a discount with the 24 hours and 48 hours options (reservation is required, not included in the offer are La Cité Radieuse - Le Corbusier, guided tours at 10€, and private visits)• Reduced rates for children (7 to 15 years old) The municipal museums are free of charge all year (with reduced prices for temporary exhibitions when you have this pass)

Marseille: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

3. Marseille: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Board the boat at Vieux-Port, in front of Marseille’s city hall. Sail past Château d’If and admire a perfect view of Notre-Dame de la Garde on your way to the Bay of Marseille. Hear about the area's history and local culture from the crew on board. Anchor in a nice secluded cove within the Frioul archipelago, and go swimming in the crystal clear waters. Climb back on board to enjoy a light dinner buffet made from organic, seasonal local produce. Enjoy two glasses of rosé with your meal. After dinner, relax on board and admire the sunset with music playing in the background. You will then start heading back to the Vieux-Port.

Marseille: Panier District Audio-Guided Walking Tour

4. Marseille: Panier District Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Discover Le Panier, the historic district of Marseille with a village feel. The voice of a local guide will guide you throughout the visit and the stories will be triggered automatically as you go along. Start your tour whenever you want, alone or with friends. During this 1h audio-guided walking tour, go to the Old Port, just in front of the City Hall. Learn how the little Massalia was born, a town that became a city and then Marseille in Roman times. Discover the must-see Saint Nicolas and Saint Jean forts, and the "Bonne Mère" Basilica, loved by locals. Walk along the Old Port before reaching the oldest house of Marseille, one of the only survivors of the sad second world war. Enter the heart of the Panier district and notice a change in scenery. The houses are old, narrow, and colorful, and there’s a village feeling right here in the heart of the city. You will learn the local culinary specialties such as the famous "bouillabesse", and the recipe for Marseille soap. As you stroll through the neighborhood, you can admire a lot of street art. This includes charming frescoes painted on walls and storefronts, as well as collages, sculptures, mosaics on building façades, and all kinds of graffiti.

Marseille: Frioul Islands Sunset Cruise

5. Marseille: Frioul Islands Sunset Cruise

During this tour you will embark from Marseille Old port in a speedboat and will head to the destination in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You will get the opportunity to enjoy a sublime sunset between the Frioul archipelago located at around 7km from Marseille and the Château d'If, a French fortress built between 1527 and 1529. From the speedboat, you will drive to the Frioul archipelago at the end of the day in order to admire the sunset. You will let yourself be charmed by the beauty of the Mediterranean bathed in the last rays of the sun! Your captain will then bring you back to the old port.

Marseille: Day Boat Ride in the Calanques with Wine Tasting

6. Marseille: Day Boat Ride in the Calanques with Wine Tasting

Step aboard a beautiful boat and begin your full day tour. Pass the Frioul Islands and see the Château d'If in Marseilles from the perspective of the water. Then, drop anchor in a calm cove and stop for a mini wine tasting course with Provencal wines and typical tapas from the south of France. Swim, if you like, in a very safe area and snorkeling gear will be provided aboard the boat. Take the option to reserve a table in a seaside restaurant. Next, discover the Calanques National Park. Learn about the secrets of this magical, protected region of rocky inlets.

Marseille: Private City Center Walking Tour with Cruise

7. Marseille: Private City Center Walking Tour with Cruise

Enjoy a cruise from Marseille to the Côte Bleue coast where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water. Explore the city center of Marseille on a guided walking tour. Admire stunning city and sea views from the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde.  Choose a tour option where you are picked up from your accommodation in Marseille, or from an option where you meet your guide at the Old Port of Marseille. Embark on your cruise from the Old Port and take in views of the city from the water as you depart. Head to the Frioul Islands and pass by the fortress and former prison Château d’If. Put down the anchor in les Calanques of la Côte Bleue. Relax in the boat or or go snorkeling to see colorful fish and corals.  After 2 hours, head back to the Old Port of Marseille. Begin your guided walking tour of Marseille. Marvel at the panoramic views of Marseilles from the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. Visit the Saint Charles train station, the iconic Vélodrome station, and the Cité Radieuse district. Finally, follow your guide to the oldest bakery in Marseille and a santon figurine factory. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Frioul Islands

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 276 reviews

In Marseille for 3 days, 72h pass purchased. No regrets. Very useful. It is absolutely necessary to go to the cash desk to take a “free ticket” before the outings and above all not to go directly in front of the boats or other. Transport at will, to be used without moderation.

Super I recommend, this visit allowed us to know a little more about this pretty city. Pleasant comments

Great into to the area, good guide to listen to on your phone. Recommend.

I recommend it, you can visit soooo much with it. Just do it people

Easy to follow. Interesting information. Good value.