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Marseille Small group activities

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Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

1. Notre Dame de la Garde: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Your tour starts with a short training session on how to operate your personal transporter. Once you feel confident on your Segway, you and your professional Segway instructor will head off on your incredible adventure of the beautiful city.  You'll pass by Cathedrale de la Major, the Mucem and the Old Port before climbing up to Notre Dame de La Garde, a must-see in Marseille. On arrival, marvel at the splendid view of the city and its surroundings. You'll have time to visit the cathedral and after a short photo stop, you'll go down to the Abbey of St Victor before heading back to the meeting point. The Segway takes you on an original and fun adventure, making you feel like you're on a magic carpet ride. Join the tour, and discover the best spots in the city with an innovative and eco-friendly machine which is fun for everyone. 

Marseille: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

2. Marseille: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

Experience a food-lovers paradise while walking through the charming streets of Marseille with a local guide. This tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. Get a sense of authentic French life while mingling with the locals. Listen to stories about the city's history and culinary culture. Start by soaking in the Marseille atmosphere in one of the historic brasseries of the old port with typical dishes and aioli.  Try some tapas Marseillaise near the old port, in a typical restaurant with Panisse and sardines. Taste roasted Camembert with croutons and pastis, anise-flavored alcohol. End the meal with sweets, crunchy pastries, and tea.

From Marseille Cruise Terminal: Lavender Tour Valensole

3. From Marseille Cruise Terminal: Lavender Tour Valensole

Don't miss out on the lavender blossom season. Head to Valensole where oceans of lavender fields await your admiration and photo taking. Discover the properties and benefits of lavender essential oil with some local producers. Many stops will be organized to take pictures of the renowned purple flowers. Take advantage of free time for lunch on your own (not included) in the village of Valensole.

Panier Neighborhood 1-Hour Segway Tour

4. Panier Neighborhood 1-Hour Segway Tour

The tour starts with a short training session given by your certified guide on how to safely operate your personal transporter. During this tour you'll travel through the authentic Panier district with your Segway, passing by the Cathedrale Major of Marseille, the Museum of Mediterranean Culture and the Old Port. All tours are guided by a professional Segway instructor. The Segway takes you on an original and fun adventure to make you feel like you're on a magic carpet ride, so go discover the best spots in the city with an innovative and eco friendly machine that's fun for everyone!

From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting

5. From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore some of the historic sites of Provence on a full-day minibus tour from Marseille, starting with the medieval city of Avignon. Drive along the docks between the Rhône River and historic city walls, looking at the Saint-Benezet Bridge made famous by the children's song, “Sur le Pont d'Avignon.” See the impressive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), the site of the Papacy in the 14th century before their return to Rome. Sample the wines of the Rhône River valley in the legendary village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, boasting a castle ruin that overlooks the vineyards of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. Visit the cellar of a winery for a complimentary wine-tasting session. Next, drive to the Pont du Gard to see the remains of the Roman aqueduct that supplied water to the city of Nîmes. Continue to the Alpilles Mountains to visit the lofty village of Les Baux de Provence, located on a rocky spur overlooking the valley. Take an unforgettable journey back to the Middle Ages at Les Baux, before your return journey to Marseille.

From Marseille: Lavender Sault, Roussillon and Gordes Tour

6. From Marseille: Lavender Sault, Roussillon and Gordes Tour

Drive to Pays de Sault with its wide lavender fields in bloom. Stop in Sault, the capital of lavender and enjoy many photo stops in the lavender fields in bloom and visit a lavender producer. You will have free time in the charming village of Sault for lunch on your own, and if you are visiting on a Wednesday, you're in luck as it is market day. In the the afternoon, discover two of the most beautiful villages in France. Roussillon is built at the top of an ochre cliff, and provides visitors with a beautiful understanding of the harmonious combination of man and nature, and of ochre and stone with all its ochre-washed façades. Gordes is a village erected on the top of a cliff, its fortified castle and church dominate the typical houses of the village which were built with stones from the rock on which they sit. Head back to Marseille in the late afternoon.

From Marseille: Lavender Full-Day Valensole

7. From Marseille: Lavender Full-Day Valensole

Drive to the famous Valensole Plateau and pass by picturesque roads lined with golden wheat and blue lavender fields. Enjoy many photo stops and free time to discover this traditional Provencal village. As you drive, listen to your driver give insightful information and knowledge about fine lavender. Get picked up by your driver and discover the fields of Lavender in Valensole. Learn all about the uses of lavender, how to recognize its quality, and the many uses for the essential oil it creates. Make a stop at a local producer and test your knowledge. Afterwards, take some free time to explore Moustiers Sainte Marie, famous for its ceramics workshops and delight in a delicious lunch at your own cost. Then, find yourself in the Verdon Canyon area to see more of the fields. Breathe in the scent of relaxation and take a day from Marseille.

Bandol and Cassis: Full Day Wine Tour from Marseille

8. Bandol and Cassis: Full Day Wine Tour from Marseille

With your wine guide, discover the wines from 'AOP Cassis' and 'AOP Bandol' and the amazing landscapes of this little area of Provence. Between the Calanques and the Cape Canaille, the Cassis confidential vineyard is bordering the Mediterranean Blue Sea. Enjoy tasting the famous white wines of Cassis, widely praised by connoisseurs. Visit the small & charming fishermen town of Cassis during your lunch break, before being driven to the Bandol area to taste the famous Bandol red wines, some of the best reds from Provence.

Marseille: Afternoon Boat Trip in Marseille's Calanques

9. Marseille: Afternoon Boat Trip in Marseille's Calanques

At 1 PM, you'll arrive at the meeting point Quai d’honneur in front of Marseille’s main city hall. Then, you'll depart, crossing the Bay of Marseille in the local partner's comfortable hybrid electric boat. Hear about the cultural aspects of the area from your captain, who is also your tour guide. You'll soon reach the gates of the Calanques, la 'Baie des Singes' (The Monkey's Bay). This amazing passage between Maïre Island and the Croisette Cap is the start of the National Parc des Calanques, a national park since 2012. The Calanques covers a 20-kilometer stretch of coastline between the village of Les Goudes and the town of Cassis. It's one of the most remarkable sites in France and an important area for natural heritage and sporting activities. Once you reach a nice spot, anchor and go for a swim in the heart of the Calanques. The setting is truly majestic with limestone cliffs, untouched inlets, and tiny fishing ports dotted with 'cabanons' (typical provençal cabins). Afterwards you'll return to the port, arriving around 6 PM.

From Marseille: Luberon Markets & Villages Full-Day Trip

10. From Marseille: Luberon Markets & Villages Full-Day Trip

Tour the enchanting hilltop villages and colorful landscapes of the Luberon region of southern France on a full-day tour. Enjoy roundtrip transportation from Marseille, then have plenty of free time to explore traditional markets, antique shops, and historic monuments in different towns. Depart from the meeting point and discover a unique Luberon market, depending on the day of your tour. Experience the aromas and flavors of traditional Provençal products. On Tuesdays, spend time in the dry-stone-built village of Gordes and explore its market. On other days, stop in Gordes for a panoramic photo stop. On Thursdays, see the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses, with an iconic market. On Fridays, enjoy free time in Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance castle, and visit the market. On Saturdays, discover the market in the city of Apt, famous for the candied-fruits production. On Sundays only, visit the market that takes place in L'Isle sur Sorgue. From mid-June to mid-July, make a photo stop at Sénanque Abbey, with its lavender fields in bloom. Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse and the Sorgue resurgence before heading back to Marseille.

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4.6 / 5

based on 22 reviews

our guide, Florence, made the tour an unforgettable experience. She explained all issues with a deep knowledge and in an interesting way. she had an excellent English. She was very attentive to our questions and wishes. the tour was well organized, has good balance between the the visiting time and the ride to them. the car was comfortable and suited the number of passengers.

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.

Our tour was made special by our guide Ina, her extensive knowledge of the local cuisine, together with general information about Marseille, was invaluable . We would recommend that you start the tour really hungry, such is the choice, variety and quantity of the delicious food on offer!).

This is the best tour hands down! Abdu was such an awesome guide! Segways are extremely easy to drive, it becomes second nature in just a few minutes. If you like adventure, personalized guide and visiting most of Maresille’s landmarks in a couple of hours you cannot miss this tour!

The guide was kind, well-studied, and I understood the historical background very well. Also, the French guide's English was almost perfect.