Mediterranean Coast Short Break

Physical rating: Moderate  to Active 

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From 12 years old - Group size: 4-12

Accomodation: Comfort 

Marseille, the "vieux port"

Friday - ARRIVE at Marseille;
Arrive in Marseille at the 2 Star hotel "L'esterel" near the "Vieux Port". The bustling port will excite your senses with many fine yachts, fishing boats and restaurants lining the bay. In the afternoon, meet up with Vincent, your local tour guide who will offer the activities listed below:

  • Explore "Les Goudes", a part of the "Calanque" (a cliff formation between Marseille and Cassis).
  • Take the train at your own leisure to explore the city of arts and culture (Marseilles). Optional: take a transfer from Nice Airport
Market Aix-en-Provence

Saturday - MARSEILLE or Aix-en-Provence; Choose one of the following activities listed below:

  • Explore the cultural city of Marseilles. After lunch take a boat trip to "Frioul Island" (Included).
  • Swim in the Mediterranean with some marine and take a boat trip to "Frioul Island" (Included).
  • Take a guided trip to "Aix-en-Provence" exploring the heritage town and market. Then climb the "Sainte Victorie" mountain which holds so much beauty as to inspire the famous "Cezanne" to paint it so often. 
Calanques Cassis

Sunday - Visit to CASSIS; Choose one of the following activities listed below:

  • Take a guided walk over the "En Vau Calanque" with Vincent, one of the finest coastal walks France has to offer. 
  • Go kayaking with your tour guide from Cassis to En Vau.
  • Enjoy at your own leisure the town of Cassis.

In the afternoon we will visit a vineyard in Cassis and tastes some of their delicious rosé and white wines.

Try the local seafood?

Monday - MORNING activities and farewell!
Choose one of the following morning activities listed below:

  • Take a guided excursion to "L'Estaque", an idealic little harbour in Marseille which captured the minds of great painters such as, "Cezanne", "Renoir" and "Pissaro". and take the Painters walk to end your stay in Marseille.
  • Explore Marseille at your own leisure and enjoy the last few hours of the beautiful surroundings. We will leave Marseille in the afternoon. Optional: transfer to Nice Airport.

Access Routes to holiday destination:

By plane:

-From Dublin access to Nice and Marseille.
-From London access to Nice and Marseille.
-From Glasgow access to Marseille.
-From Liverpool access to Nice.
-From Birmingham access to Marseille and Nice.
-From Manchester access to Marseille and Nice.

By high speed train:
Access to Marseille "Gare Saint Charles", direct from Paris "Gare de Lyon".


Regular bus shuttles: From Nice airport and Marseille airport to Marseille city centre.

 

 

 


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