Your guide will pick you up in the morning at Marseille cruise terminal. Start your small-group tour with the visit of the citys historical center. Walk along the Vieux Port where are located numerous shops and restaurants while your local guide is explaining the ports journey from a 6th century trade post to the areas hub of maritime activity in the 19th century. From there you will go to the colonnade-lined Palais Longchamp at the terminus of the Durance river. Inaugurated in 1869 as a monument to commemorate the connection of Marseille to a new waterway network, the combination large fountain-waterfall-water tower has two wings that houses the citys natural history museum and Muse des Beaux-Arts.
Now it's time to climb up to the iconic Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. Located on the foundation of an ancient fort, this building rests on the highest elevation in the city overlooking Marseille. Don't miss the opportunity of taking unforgettable pictures. Consecrated in 1864 to replace an 11th century church by the same name, the Basilica has a lower crypt built in the Romanesque style and an upper church that was built in the Neo-Byzantine style using green limestone from Florence. Finally, your last stop will be the Cape Croisette. Walk along the peninsula and enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of the Mediterranean landscapes.
When you tour finishes, your guide will drive you back to your cruise terminal in Marseille.