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This journey takes you through the historical and maritime past of Marseilles, known as the melting pot of Europe. You'll pass Marseilles' large industrial harbor as you depart the pier and head toward the city center.
En route to the Notre-Dame de la Garde Cathedral, you will see the historic, older section of the city. You'll stop at Vieux Port, the Old Harbor and heart of the city. There you will have magnificent views of St. John and St. Nicholas Forts, which guard the entrance to the port, as well as the Town Hall and the main avenue of the city, the Canebiere.
You'll visit Notre-Dame de la Garde, a beautiful Cathedral set high atop the hills above the Old Harbor. From this area, you will have a panoramic view of the city, coast and surrounding mountains. The interior of the cathedral is finished with multi-colored marble, mosaics and mural paintings by the Dusseldorf School.
The journey from the Cathedral to Longchamp Palace will take you along the beautiful Kennedy Corniche Road, which runs alongside the sea. You will stop to take photos and to view the beautiful islands guarding the entrance to Marseilles. Your final stop will be at Longchamp Palace, a monumental castle adorned with magnificent fountains, waterfalls and gardens.
Your return will be via Prado Avenue, the main shopping area of the city. If time allows, you'll stop to shop for souvenirs in the Vieux Port and Notre-Dame de la Garde.
Departures (Local Time)
2:00 PM (Hours: 3.5)
Cost Per Person (Adult)
Tour Cost: $57.00
Tax/Other Fees: $12.00
Total Cost: $69.00
Guests must be able to walk approximately 400 yards over even surfaces with approximately 200 steps at Notre-Dame de la Garde. An elevator is available at the cathedral, however there are several steps that must be climbed to reach the elevator. Don't forget to bring your camera. Excursions listed for a port may not be available for every cruise.
At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.