Marseille City Stay

Marseille City stay

A superb short break in this fascinating 'city on the sea' with its unique history and ambience. Your holiday base is a comfortable hotel located near the picturesque Vieux Port and stay includes boat trips and escorted excursions for you to discover this fascinating part of Provence and the Mediterranean coast.

Marseille is the oldest city in France founded by the Phoenicians 600 years BC then developed by the Romans as a trading post. Now a bustling metropolis, Marseille is packed with history and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Each of the different districts have their own distinctive character.

The vibrant Vieux Port , the largest pleasure yacht harbour in Europe is the jewel in Marseille's crown. In Le Panier, the oldest part of Marseille you will find Provençal pedestrian streets lined with multi-coloured buildings and pretty squares. The coast road, La Corniche has the smartest residences and belle epoque villas and great views of the open sea and Chateau d'If. Nestling below the Corniche the Vallon des Auffes, a small community of fishermen retains its old character.

As well as a bus tour of Marseille and a boat excursion, three escorted excursions are included during your stay visiting the lively university town of Aix en Provence, the picturesque fishing village of Cassis including a boat trip visiting the beautiful coastline of the Calanques, and a whole day visiting the pretty villages of the Luberon including a provencal market. However there is a choice of other trips further afield which you can add to your holiday if you wish.

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Your day by day itinerary click >>Itinerary

Your Accommodation click >>Accommodation

Visits & excursions click >>Excursions

  • 5 nights Accommodation in a 4* hotel near the Vieux Port. Double or twin room with shower or bath and WC and including breakfast each day
  • Half day excursion visiting Aix en Provence.
  • Half day excursion visiting the charming village of Cassis.
  • Whole day excursion visiting the Luberon villages including a Provencal Market.
  • A boat trip visiting the bay of Marseille.
  • A hop on/hop off bus tour of Marseille.
  • Your personal Route Book containing your day by day itinerary complete with maps and directions

Holiday Guide Price 2021

£1120 ~ US $1535

per person

The price is per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Single room supplements are applicable and subject to availability.

Your Route Book

Your Route Book will be at your first night hotel for your arrival. It includes all the detail you need for your holiday - your hotel and meal arrangements, a detailed day by day route planner with road directions, details of the suggested visits with times of opening, town plans & of course maps of the local area. And, should you have any need of additional assistance during your stay, our local office is just a phone call away.

Travel to the area

With the wide choice of options for travelling to France both from the UK and Ireland and from outside Europe , we have found that our clients prefer to make their own arrangements for travel to Provence. So to enable you to take advantage of the best value and most convenient travel options from your area, we have not included travel to Provence in the cost of your holiday.

We will of course be delighted to give you all the advice you need in helping you with your travel arrangements.

For details on the wide choice of options for travel to Provence click >>Travel from the UK or >>Travel from Overseas.

To book this holiday click >>How to Book

Tailor Made City Stay

If this short break as planned does not exactly fit your requirements or if you would like to combine a stay in Avignon with another Provencal city or some time in the countryside, we will be delighted to plan a tailor made holiday exactly to your holiday duration and interests. A stay in Avignon combines particularly well with a stay in Aix en Provence allowing you to discover two completely contrasting Provencal cities.


A stay in Marseille is also easily combined with a few days in either of our three specialist areas for a complete contrast to city life. Alternatively Aix en Provence, Arles and Vaison la Romaine are all fascinating places to explore and also excellent bases from which to discover the surrounding countryside.

Click on >>Tailor Made for more details about our à la carte holidays.

Page updated: 11-Jan-2021