When your cruise ship arrives at the Marseille port, you'll be picked up by luxury minivan and taken on a private shore excursion with your private guide. Travel inland to the elegant Provencal town of Aix-en-Provence, where you'll hop out for a walking tour. Stroll through Aix's lovely streets and browse one or two of the town’s bustling markets.
You'll then have some free time to explore, soak up the ambiance and have lunch at your leisure and expense. Your guide will happily give you suggestions for the best places to eat or to simply sit and people-watch.
At a pre-arranged time, hop in the minivan and leave Aix behind for the stunning Valensole Plateau – an area that bursts to life in the summer with an abundance of fragrant lavender and almond trees. Aptly translated from Latin as ‘valley of the sun,' Valensole is perfectly positioned with its warm climate and fertile soil to grow huge swathes of lavender.
Traveling through Valensole's picture-perfect streets, pause for photos of the spectacular lavender fields, and then take time exploring Valensole village independently, soaking up the intoxicating scents and perhaps shopping for flowers and essential oils to take with you as souvenirs.
Pass through more picturesque stretches of the Provence countryside and the Mediterranean coast on the way back to Marseille, arriving at the port in the late afternoon.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Marseille port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.