Marseille (Provence), France
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Approximately 4 Hours
Meet your local guide for a tour of the oldest neighborhood of Marseille and an introduction to why this very large city is still a favorite for foodies who know where to look for local treats. This may be the perfect way to discover French gastronomy while taking in the highlights of Marseille.
Walk from the Museum Quarter to the Old Town -- an area called Le Panier (the basket). Here, behind the Town Hall in the city's historical heart, among the narrow streets and charming old buildings, you'll find small shops selling the famous tapenade (olive paste) of Marseille -- a symphony of sunshine and tree-ripened olives. You'll also discover rosé wine from the hinterland vineyards, delicious chocolate lovingly made with olive oil, and the famous sweet biscuit of Marseille -- the navette.
As you stroll, you will step inside the Vieille Charité -- an ancient hospital -- and see other beautiful buildings, such as the Cathedral Notre Dame de la Major and St Laurent Church.
Relax over a Pastis -- the famous Mediterranean beverage made with anise and licorice -- and take in a beautiful view of Notre Dame de la Garde Cathedral.
Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so and can take the shuttle back to the ship.
Tour operates by shuttle with an English-speaking escort. The Vieille Charité is closed on Mondays. You will meet your food tour guide at the shuttle drop-off point in town. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Please realistically assess your physical fitness and ability before booking, as considerable walking is required over uneven surfaces.