Marseille and Wine Tasting in Cassis Shore Excursion From Toulon

Admire the architecture along the old port

Reach Notre Dame Basilica for a stunning view

Visit the Panier District of Marseille

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Trip Details

Prices:

700€ Per Group 2 – 7 persons

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When:

All year round, on request


Duration:

8 Hours (approx.)


Trip Style:

Full Day Shore Excursion from Toulon or La Seyne Sur Mer
Minimum 2, Maximum 7.

Larger groups please contact us.


Meeting Point:

Pick up and drop off at your Cruise Ship located in Toulon or La Seyne Sur Mer


Inclusions:
  • Pick up and drop off at Ship – Toulon or La Seyne Sur Mer Cruise Ports
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Visit Marseille
  • Small-Group Private tour limited to 7 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized
  • Transportation in A/C vehicle

Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Meals, drinks unless mentioned in the program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Toulon Port of Call to Visit the City of Marseille!

Today, your meeting point will be directly at your ship in Toulon or La Seyne Sur Mer Cruise Port. Meet your English speaking private guide who will go over the itinerary and program of this private full-day tour with you.

Then board your A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the town of Marseille. After a short drive composed of breathtaking panoramic views, arrive in the town of Marseille for a panoramic tour followed by a short walking tour. Your private tour will continue towards the Cassis wine region where you will partake in a wine tasting session of Provencal wines.

DISCOVER BUSTLING MARSEILLE

Drive to Marseille and its famous old port. Take in panoramic views of the city and visit Notre Dame de la Garde basilica on a walking tour then enjoy a panoramic tour of the city.

You will then have some free time for personal discovery including some time in the authentic quarter named Le Panier from where you will see the recent museum the Mucem, and Fort St Jean. You will head towards the typical fishing port of Cassis.

Reach the seaside village of Cassis
Well known for its Calanques national park (small limestone inlets) beaches, and beautiful port overlooked by a medieval chateau. Enjoy some free time in the village to have lunch, and stroll around the colorful narrow streets. If time permits, it is possible to take a boat tour to admire the fascinating Calanques.

Cassis was one of the first in the region established as an Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) in 1936. The village is one of the few local appellations comprised of a single, tiny commune. While most nearby appellations were originally cultivated by Greek outposts, Cassis is based on Ligurian origins.

Blessed by 3,000 hours of annual sunshine, cool maritime winds and the freshening effects of the Mistral, the wine region is truly a spot set aside for gorgeous Cassis Whites. This is the only region in Provence to produce a majority of white wines, regulated to contain at least 80% Marsanne. This varietal adds beautiful aromatics and finesse, an elegant profile for the refreshing, high-quality white wines of Cassis.

Clairette is also a common component, adding fresh acidity to balance the body of Marsanne. A touch of red wines and a strong showing of rosé wines are also cultivated in Cassis – blends of Cinsault, Grenache, and Mourvèdre. Enjoy visiting a domain with the tasting of local wines.

After your tour, you will be driven back to your cruise ship.

Our other Shore Excursions from Toulon
We organize a number of shore excursions from Toulon to discover Provence but not only. We can pick you up at your Cruise Ship in Marseille Cruise Port, Saint Tropez and in fact in all the major Cruise Ship Terminals of the South of France. All our day trips are conducted by expert tour guides with impeccable English.

Good to Know

  • Tour is in English, other languages on request
  • This activity is subject to availability at time of booking
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
  • Price is for small groups of 2 to 7 persons
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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