Marseille: Day Boat Ride in the Calanques with Wine Tasting
- Private group
- Duration: 8 hours
We spent 3 days in Marseille and made good use of the 72 hour City Pass visiting Chateau D'If (the boats don't always run if windy so check the weather forecast), taking the tram to Palais de Longchamps, the Petit Train to Notre Dame de la Garde, visiting MuCem amongst other things. The only thing that was disappointing was the walking tour of the Vieux Port and Panier district. We booked the English tour but were the only two English people on it so at every stop we listened to 10 mins of French and if we were lucky she remembered to give us 1 min in English (usually whilst walking to the next stop). This was really disappointing and the only walking tour we have ever had a bad experience on!. I would recommend the City Pass.
Everything worked well. The only thing we didn't know was that we had to visit the tourist information to get your pass, so it was a bit awkward trying to get on the metro using the bar-code on the printed voucher and we had to buy a single ticket (which was only 3 euros for us both). You have to present your card to the place of your visit and they issue the ticket to you. Buses are easy as all you do is to scan your card on boarding the buses and I presume that's all you need to do for the metro once you have the card.
It is worth bying the card, we used the subway several times, we went on a boat trip, we were in Mucem, we took a small train to Notre Dame.We went to the small shops and got some small gifts,and could taste products
Very good advice given to me in the tourist office. My only regret is that I did not have time to see all museums etc. included.
Excellent value for money. I would highly recommend this if you want to do all the things, but save money in the process!