Sète the Harbour City private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for 12 and above especially in hot summer season.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



German (basic), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Historical and cultural private tour of Sète city

On this tour you will learn and see many sides of typical traditional Sète: a harbour city. Fishermen's shops, markets (when open), and picturesque working-class areas. Sète was created for the building of the Canal Du Midi and has kept its very working class soul. You'll also have lunch (not included in the price) in the Sète area "Etang de Thau" in a real oyster and mussel farm that beautifully cooks fresh food from the sea and where the locals go (dishes between 6 to 20 euros). Then you'll be able either to visit the Noilly Prat winery and go for a boat tour on the idle lake tour with explanation about oyster breeding. Only available from Sète.


We shall start at 9am with a 15 minute walk to the city centre where you'll be discovering the canals. We'll start from "Les Halles": the Sète typical food Market where you'll be explained the important traditional Sete gastronomy (partially closed on Mondays). We'll have lunch (not included in the price from 7 euros to 20 euros a dish) in a typical restaurant by the idle lake that produces its own oysters and mussels in Bouzigues. Then we shall take a 55 minute boat drive on the idle lake in Mèze where you'll be explained oyster breeding (12 euros per person not included in the price). It is not a privatised boat, there shall be other people with you. And then we'll go to the Noilly Prat winery (famous for its vermouth since 1813) in Marseillan where we'll take a 45 minute tour and tasting (9. 50 euros per person not included in the price).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: SETE customers'hotel or ship.

End location: SETE. Customers'hotel or ship.

Duration: 8 hours

During summer season duration may be affected by traffic and closures of bridges.


Own personal car suggested Kia Sportage 2017. Suit 3 people comfortably,up to 4. For bigger cars ask me for car rental quotation specifying your exact needs.

What’s Included

The transportation with my own personal vehicle is included in the price. Included my services as a guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 € - Lunch

What’s Extra

Lunch 30 to 50€ per person
Winery tour 9.50 euros per person
Boat drive 12 euros per person

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