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  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
When your cruise ship docks in Marseille, enjoy a private shore excursion to Aix-en-Provence. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a scenic drive north from Marseille to the heart of Aix-en-Provence. Tour the city and experience its rich beauty, culture and history with your private guide as you discover unique fountains, impressive facades, quaint town squares and cathedrals.

Highlights

  • Private 4-hour shore excursion from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence
  • Walk along the famous Cours Mirabeau, lined with quaint cafes and shops
  • Tour the city’s highlights, including the Cathédral Saint-Sauveur d’Aix and Place d’Albertras
  • Visit Cézanne’s artist workshop at Les Lauves (own expense)
  • Complimentary port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Aix-en-Provence

Place du General de Gaulle with its spectacular fountain

While you’re in port in Marseille, make the most of your time in the south of France by discovering Aix-en-Provence on this private shore excursion. After port pickup, enjoy a scenic drive north to Aix-en-Provence, a magnificent city founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC. Admire the city’s rich architecture while walking along Cours Mirabeau, a famous promenade lined with 19th-century buildings, cafes and shops once frequented by historical figures like Albert Camus.

Head toward the Place du Général de Gaulle with its spectacular fountain. Witness the mix of water and art with a visit to the 17th-century Four Dolphins Fountain sculpture and the Place d’Albertas fountain, whose basin was made by local students. Other spectacular sights to see in this lively city are City Hall and the Cathédral Saint-Sauveur d'Aix, offering unique impressions of Aix-en-Provence's preserved heritage, with buildings dating back to the 12th century!

Afterwards, you’ll get the exclusive opportunity to visit the atelier of locally born artist Paul Cézanne (at your own expense) and attend a workshop at Les Lauves. See inside the small pavilion that served as the work space for Cézanne’s masterpieces.

Your private guide will show you around the most stunning places in Aix-en-Provence while providing you with informative and captivating tales. After your 4-hour private tour, enjoy a relaxing drive by private vehicle back to the cruise ship port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent tour. Our guide Veronique I apologize if I misspelled your name handled all the driving, answered questions, and kept our small group together. She also co-ordinated our walking tour and was very informative. Very pleased with how the tour was handled.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Wonderful trip. A beautiful city. Our guide was excellent. Would have like another day or so there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

My group was totally thrilled with this excursion. Maria was a fabulous guide and aix-en-Provence was beautiful. We arrived early I the morning and there were few tourists there which was great. As well as their usual market there was a crafts market set up with fabulous hand crafted merchandise and we lucked into a "period costume" parade. I would recommend this excursion and viator.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Very enjoyable excursion from our ship. Aix-en-Provence is a lovely old town to visit.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

I had an enjoyable time on my private tour of Aix-en-Provence. Aix is a beautiful city. Stephanie was an awesome tour guide. She was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and she was on time. She even managed to squeeze in a visit to the Notre-Dame de la Garde for my group. I would highly recommend this tour and i would definitely request Stephanie.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2014

Our tour guide was very friendly. This was a nice tour.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2012

we did not have a very good guide.. and it rained in the morning which prevented us from getting around... didn't seem knowledge on restrooms. told us to go to bar's and we did and were turned away....wouldn't reccomend your tour company!!!!

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