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From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

4.6 / 5

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From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

From £110.14 per person

Combine 3 of the most enchanting cities in southern France on a 9.5-hour sightseeing tour of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, and Cassis. Admire the landscape, the architecture, and the Mediterranean coast, and marvel at the beauty of Calanques of Cassis.

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Duration 9 hours
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English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the rich architecture in Aix-en-Provence, 'A City of a Thousand Fontains'
  • Stroll in a local open-air market to savor the Provençal fresh produce
  • Enjoy tastings of local specialities
  • Visit the majestic Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica in Marseille
  • Discover the charming fishermen's port of Cassis
Full description
Start this comprehensive full-day tour of Provence with a visit to Aix-en-Provence, known as the city of water and art Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a beautiful wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” lined with plane trees. See the amazing fountain of the Rotonde, as well as many cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, Zola, and others. The weekly market will give you the opportunity to savor the regional produce, including fresh cheese and olive oil, as well as scented Marseille soap. Then, head to the village of Cassis, driving the Crest road and up to the highest maritime cliff in Europe, Cape Canaillto, for spectacular views of the Bay. Stroll the charming fishing port, where you can try thier famous Pastis (anis flavored liquor), before an optional 45-minute boat cruise through the breathtaking calanques (rocky, limestone inlets).  End your day with a panoramic tour of Marseille, including a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, with its panoramic view of the city, Frioul Islands, and Château d'If. End at the 11th-century Abbey of Saint-Victor, guarding the entrance to the Vieux Port.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver-guide
  • Lunch
  • Any other service or activity
  • Calanques cruise ticket
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meet at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Vieux Port, Marseille

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Really good especially the stages in Marseille and Aix which are argued by the guide with free time in Aix so really great because the guide makes us discover the essential. Because in one day if we are completely on our own, it's difficult to find out. Too bad that for Cassis, the system is not the same since the discovery is done alone. But overall a good experience despite having small children. So top !!

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29 August 2020

The trip itself was very nice, the guide was kind. But I must say that they called us at 9am. I arrived at 8.50 am early and the driver arrived until 9.32am. 40 minutes waiting for him on the street at a temperature of 4 degrees and it was not pleasant. Otherwise well

29 January 2020

Awesome!

Great day with Gail- free time in every location which was very appreciated. Due to weather and low season there were no boats to see calanques so Gail actually drove us to one so we could see it from above. The views on this tour are outstanding and Gail was very nice and flexible. An excellent day- thank you!

6 November 2018

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