* France – Marseille and côte d’azur, the treasures of the seaside by French DMC


8 days
Period : Throughout the year
Reference : 13P001F

Prix : 1€

MARSEILLE / PROVENCE COTE D’AZUR  8  DAYS DISCOVERY TOUR

Your Provence DMC Combine a visit to the fascinating historic city of Marseille, Capital of European Culture, with a jaunt along France’s gorgeous Côte d’Azur: breathtakingly beautiful coastline interspersed with hilltop villages and luxurious gardens, not forgetting three chic cities – Nice, Cannes and Monaco French receptive !

 

Trip

D1 Marseille Phocean City
Arrival in Marseille for your discovery tour.

Check-in to your 3* hotel (Mercure Euro centre or similar).
Guided sightseeing tour of Marseille (approx. 2 hrs)

Overnight
D2 Marseille 2013 – European Capital of Culture

Breakfast
Make the most of your City Pass to enjoy Marseille harbour from the isle of If.
Boat crossing to the isle and visit the famed Chateau d’If
Back to Marseille
Free time for lunch
Visit the brand new Mucem, dedicated to European and Mediterranean civilisations
Overnight

D3 Cassis and the calanques, Castellet hill village and the bandol wines

Breakfast
Leave for Cassis via the Col de la Gineste from where there are stunning views.
Take a boat ride out to the dramatic calanques coast and or wander round the charming little port.
Continue to the mediaeval village of Le Castellet.
Lunch on a shaded terrace of a typically provençal restaurant, in one of the village’s little cobbled squares
Free time to visit the delightful craft boutiques dotted along the narrow streets.
Last stop on a wine and olive estate and a chance to sample Bandol wines with a traditional fougasse flatbread.
Back to Marseille.
Overnight.

D4 Var Coast Highlights: Bormes les Mimosas and St Tropez (145 km)

Breakfast
Set off* along the magnificent Corniche des Maures road, which snakes along the hillside above the glittering Mediterranean
Free time for lunch
Explore delightful St Tropez, former fishing village and painters’ paradise.
Stop off in Port Grimaud, a mini Venice with pastel colored houses, tiny canals, bridges and narrow streets.
Check-in to your 3* hotel (Best western Montfleury in Sainte Maxime or similar)
Overnight

D5 Corniche d’Or and Cannes (70 km)

Breakfast
Set off* for St Raphaël along the Corniche d’Or coast road, so called for its fabulous rust and ochre purple rocks in sharp contrast to the limpid blue waters of the Mediterranean
Free time for lunch
Guided tour of Cannes, the Hollywood of the Côte d’Azur with its famous seafront promenade, la Croisette, golden sand beach and old quarter
Check-in to your 3* hotel (Best western Cannes Riviera in Cannes or similar)
Overnight

D6 Monaco and Eze (130 km)

Breakfast
Leave* for Monaco.
Don’t miss the changing of the guard in front of the Royal Palace.
Free time for lunch
Enjoy a stroll round this tiny Principality
Carry on to the stunning hilltop village of Eze, perched dramatically above the Med
Guided tour of a perfumery
Return to Cannes
Overnight

D7 Nice and the Villa Rothschild (120 km)

Breakfast
Set off* for Nice
Guided tour of the old town with its narrow Italianate alleys and warm ochre, red and sky blue fronted buildings
Free time for lunch
Continue out to St Jean Cap Ferrat
Audio guided tour of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its beautiful, ornate gardens
Return to Cannes
Overnight

D8 Nice

Breakfast
Leave* for Nice
Free time to experience the lively and colorful flower market on the cours Saleya
Transfer from your hotel to Nice airport.
End of our services.

 


Service details
Shuttle bus transfer Marseille airport / city centre
Shuttle bus transfer city centre / Nice airport
3 x nights bed and buffet breakfast, 3* hotel in Marseille (Mercure Euro Centre or similar)
1 x night bed and buffet breakfast, 3* hotel in Sainte Maxime (Best Western Montfleury or similar)
3 x nights bed and breakfast, 3* hotel in Cannes (Best Western Riviera or similar)
Sightseeing tours of (2h) Marseille, Cannes, and Nice
1 x provençal style lunch (3 course – not including drinks)
Marseille City pass Marseille 24h on day 2
Entries to the Mucem Museum and the Villa Rothschild
Visits to a vineyard with tasting, and a perfumery
Boat trip to the Calanques (45 min)
1 travel journal
Possible supplements
Single room (7 nts): €455
*transport on excursion days: days 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8:
Choose from: public transport (train, shuttle buses between towns): from €15 per person
Car hire, private minibus, limousine: please contact us
Transport in Marseille (except on day 2, included in City Pass)


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