While your cruise ship is docked in Marseilles, get a flavor of France's oldest city and Aix-en-Provence on a full-day shore excursion. Admire Provence’s pretty countryside as you travel to the lovely city of Aix. Enjoy free time to explore the delightful squares and markets of this historical town, and perhaps visit Paul Cezanne’s studio (own expense), where the Impressionist painted ‘The Bathers.’ Later, take a panoramic tour of Marseille, seeing landmarks such as the Basilica of Notre Dame and Chateau d’If, and the elegant mansions along the scenic Corniche.
Explore Aix en Provence, Cassis and Marseille.
Private tour from your cruise ship or hotel in Marseille.
You can invite up to 50 people on this tour.
This tour includes a minibus or bus depending on the size of your group, a professional bus driver, a professional guide-speaker.
Your tour guide will be at your disposal for the duration of the tour.
Maximize your stopover in Marseille with the best panoramic tour to discover Aix en Provence, Marseille and Cassis.
Explore Aix en Provence with your private guide.
Discover Cassis and its superb panorama at the top of Cap Canaille.
Explore Marseille and visit Notre Dame de la Garde
Maximize your day in Provence and walk in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh in Provence.
This tour in the footsteps of Van Gogh takes you to Arles, Les Baux de Provence and Saint Remy de Provence.
Tour in air-conditioned vehicle with a professional guide. Your guide is a specialist in art, art history and Van Gogh.
Your guide will be with you for the duration of the tour and will do everything possible to offer you an unforgettable day.
Avignon once centre of the Catholic world, today a magnificent urban landscape, overlooking the river Rhône & the Saint Bénezet Bridge - the famous Pont d’Avignon. Start with a visit to the Palais then a visit to the unique fresh food market - Les Halles to sample Provençal life before a short drive to the wine country of Châteauneuf du Pape; at the heart of a region full of history, culture & joie de vivre. A unique village where at it's summit the vestiges of the ruined château – wall, tower & lower hall built by the popes in the 14th century as a summer residence to escape the city heat of Avignon. It was the popes who planted the town's first vineyards. In the afternoon visit two different vineyards - first a winemaker with 8ha vineyard based exclusively on the appellation & second a 43ha family estate owned by five generations of wine-producers. Introducing you to the iconic wines established in 1880's where tradition is enhanced by modernism & excellence, with wine tasting too.
Soak up the essence of Provence with a private shore excursion from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence and coastal Cassis! On this full-day tour, view elegant mansions, shops, cafés and boutiques from Aix’s Cours Mirabeau to Old Town, and tour Paul Cézanne’s art studio (additional expense) before heading to Cassis. Pass a leisurely afternoon in this ancient port town, strolling sun-baked streets and taking an optional sightseeing cruise.
Take advantage of your stopover in Marseille with a 4-hour shore excursion of breathtaking Aix-en-Provence. When your cruise docks, hop aboard a comfortable vehicle for the 30-minute northbound ride through the vibrant Provençal countryside. With your friendly driver, tour Aix’s colorful streets and verdant parks – ornamented with fountains, shops, cafés and elaborate façades – and learn about the town’s culture and personality through the ages.
Immerse yourself in the signature charm of Provence with a private tour of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence on this full-day shore excursion. Wander Aix’s chic Cours Mirabeau – a boulevard dotted with mansions, shops, bakeries and cafés – and tour Paul Cézanne’s final studio (additional expense). In Marseille, view main attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Abbey of St Victor and the Chateau d’If, featured in The Count of Monte Cristo.
Get a taste of France’s bohemian south with a half-day private shore excursion of Aix-en-Provence from Marseille. At port, a comfortable shuttle awaits to whisk you through the vibrant Provençal countryside to Marseille’s chic northern neighbor. Wander Aix’s colorful streets and green spaces – dotted with unique fountains, bakeries, cafés and shops – and learn about the town’s ancient Roman roots and contemporary culture.
Discover one of France’s most storied winemaking regions, and enjoy a luxurious day out, when you book this private tour of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Following morning pickup at your area hotel, set off in a comfortable vehicle. During the day, you’ll visit three different wineries, where you’ll learn about the grape varietals that go into Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, will discover the region’s history, and will enjoy tutored tastings. You’ll also visit a traditional bistro for lunch (own expense).
Set out from Marseille port to explore lovely Aix-en-Provence and France's south Luberon region. This guided shore excursion offers a glimpse into Aix's laid-back lifestyle, with its impressive Cours Mirabeau boulevard and historic Old Town, and a bevy of spots relating to Post-Impressionist painter and Aix native Paul Cézanne—including his former studio. Afterward, delve into the nearby Luberon region on a spectacular drive, passing picturesque vineyards and stopping at cliff-top villages to stretch and take in the views. Your private tour include round-trip transport.
Explore the best of Provence in a day with our privae tour to Aix en Provence, Marseille and Cassis.
This tour a must if it is your first time in Provence.
You will tour Marseille, capital city of Provence and biggest port in France; explore the most beautiful city of Provence in Aix en Provence; and see the most jaw-pending panorama on the coast from the top of the cliff in Cassis.
We provide the best professional tour guides in the south of France.
Experience the highlights of Provence in just one day on a private 8-hour tour. Private transportation takes you from the Marseille port and into the city. Visit the Notre Dame de la Garde and more. Relax as your air-conditioned vehicle takes you through the iconic Provence countryside to Calanques National Park and Cassis. Your private guide also shows you around Aix-en-Provence, the inspiration for Cezanne and other artists.
See Provence’s major highlights, and tailor your itinerary to suit your interests, on this full-day, private tour. Don’t worry about logistics: meet your guide directly at your accommodation or port in the morning, and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Choose between several different itineraries: discover Avignon and the Luberon region; visit Arles and the rugged Alpilles; or venture to Marseille, Cassis, and Aix-en-Provence. As you go, learn more about the sights from your driver’s commentary.
Maximize your day and enjoy the best tour in Provence with a professional guide.
Discover the most beautiful landscapes and the most beautiful villages of Provence aboard a comfortable vehicle.
Meet your private professional guide wherever you want in Provence.
Explore the heart of Provence and the villages of Lourmarin, Roussillon, Gordes, Senanque Abbey and the Lavender Museum with your guide-lecturer.
Your guide is at your disposal for the duration of the tour.
The southern French town of Aix-en-Provence is famous across the world for its surrounding lavender fields, and when they come into bloom the landscape explodes into beautiful purple tones. On this tour, spin through the spectacular Valensole Plateau by private vehicle and admire uninterrupted views over the pretty lavender fields. Visit a traditional lavender distillery to see how lavender oil and soap are made, with round-trip travel from your Aix-en-Provence accommodation included.
Explore Provence without the stress of planning on a private day trip to the area’s highlights and hidden gems, from secluded seaside views to its iconic lavender fields. In addition to navigating, your guide ensures the day’s itinerary is customized to your interests and that you learn more about the region than visitors exploring on their own. For your convenience, round-trip transport from your hotel or port is included.
Cassis pebbly beaches, calanques, limestone cliffs and driving the spectacular scenic Route des Crêtes along the clifftops to Cap Canaille. Cassis discovery - the magic begins to works its wonders when we leave Marseille climbing up over the steep hillsides & tiny roads taking us to the picturesque fishing village of Cassis. The road bends its way between vineyards & pine woods. The charm of Cassis shows itself as you explore little alleyways & squares edged with colourful fishermen's houses. Cassis marks everyone's mind as they discover the harbour for the first time, the boats & welcoming café terraces. The drive between Marseille and Cassis is a spectacular one. Following the clifftop road - Route des Crêtes to Cap Canaille, towering cliffs reach a height of 394 meters. This winding road connects La Ciotat to Cassis, offering spectacular views and an exceptional panorama over La Ciotat's bay & Ile Verte beyond. Ahead, the vast massif of the Calanques towers over the sea.
L'Isle sur la Sorgue, an ancient town surrounded by a moat of flowing water, dates from the 12th century when fishermen built huts on stilts above what was then a marsh. By the 18th century, canals lined with 70 giant wheels powered silk factories & paper mills, you'll see them as you walk around the town. Today L’Isle is the Venice of Provence, home to antiques villages housing over 300 dealers - a really great way to begin exploring the Vaucluse. Next Fontaine de Vaucluse where the largest natural spring in Europe wells up outside the village creates a fast flowing river running through the village dotted riverside cafés & shops. Next a drive into the Vaucluse to discover numerous tiny villages before visiting Avignon once centre of the Catholic world, left with an impressive legacy of ecclesiastical architecture, most notably World Heritage listed Palais des Papes that includes an array of impressive renaissance frescos. Avignon hosts the annual arts festival, the largest in France.
Explore the heart of Provence with your private professional guide.
Visit Saint Rémy de Provence with your guide and walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh exploring the Monastery of Saint Paul de Mausole where Van Gogh stayed and where he painted many paintings.
Visit the village of Les Baux de Provence, its medieval castle and its extraordinary painting exhibition in the Carrières de Lumières.
This tour starts wherever you are in Provence.
Full-day private tour of the breathtaking Gorge du Verdon & provençal village of Moustiers Sainte Marie. Moustiers sits at the base of a tall rocky cliff below Notre Dame de Beauvoir chapel sits perched higher on the cliff face behind the ruins of ancient walls. Moustiers is famous for creating beautiful, faïence ceramics. Then the deepest gorge in France, les Gorges du Verdon, one of the must-see natural wonders of central Provence. Breathtaking circular corniche that runs around the rim of the gorge - this route we drive enabling you to experience spectacular scenery, tiny villages and deep carved valleys dropping down to the river below. The Gorge du Verdon is one of France's finest natural sites. Our circuit starts Moustiers Sainte Marie, anti-clockwise - some 90km, stopping frequently to enjoy the spectacular view. Just before the Tunnels du Fayet & Balcons de la Mescla, cross over the high bridge to return the north side of the canyon back to Moustiers.
During this unique, lavender-themed evening tour in Provence, you’ll head to the stunning Valensole Plateau during sunset. Capture the perfect photo of sweeping, panoramic lavender fields at the most picturesque time of day, with free time to wander at your leisure. Tours also include stops at a traditional lavender distillery and the Occitane factory.
The drive to Aix en Provence will take approximately 45 minutes, here we will commence a walking tour of the area discovering the many beautiful fountains and squares of this quaint village. Discover the Cours Mirabeau, a pictoresque walkway lined with trees and decorated by the odd water fountain dotted along the street.
Aix is great for souvenir shopping, they have great markets and shops available for your souvenir needs, or why not just relax and take a coffee or snack at one of the many eateries.
There will be free time should you wish to browse around the beautiful rues of this quaint town.
Finally we depart for the scenic journey back to Marseille port in plenty of time for your cruise ships departure.