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

Aix-en-Provence, France

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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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.
  • Private shore excursion from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence and Cassis
  • Take a walking tour along Cours Mirabeau to admire the opulent 17th-century architecture
  • Explore Aix Old Town and enter the Cézanne Studio if you wish
  • Drive along the Côte d'Azur and stop at Cape Canaille to enjoy views over the Gulf of Cassis
  • Spend time at leisure in the charming fishing village of Cassis
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Local guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Worry-free Shore Excursion guarantee
Food and drinks
Hotel pick up / drop off
Calanques 45 minutes cruise tickets (16 euros)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Marseille

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your 8-hour private tour of Provence begins with coach pickup from your cruise terminal in Marseille. In the morning, meet your guide and relax for the scenic 45-minute ride to Aix-en-Provence – Marseille’s laid-back, artsy neighbor to the north.

Enjoy a guided walk along Cours Mirabeau, Aix’s chic, tree-lined boulevard dotted with rich architecture and charming cafés. See opulent 17th- and 18th-century mansions, gurgling fountains and public squares as you make your way to Vieil Aix (Old Town). Explore the area’s warren of narrow lanes, and pop into charming boutiques and craft shops to pick up a unique souvenir. Afterwards, break to tour independently and to get your own lunch at one of the quirky local eateries. Before lunch, you may enjoy an optional visit to the Atelier Paul Cézanne (own expense). Learn about this Post-Impressionist painter and native-son of Aix, view authentic artifacts and see the studio where the Cézanne created pieces like Les Grandes Baigneuses. 

Afterwards, hop back on your coach for the short ride to Cassis, a delightful Provençal fishing village and historic Roman maritime port. On the way, stop at Cape Canaille, situated on one of France’s highest sea headlands, where can admire magnificent views of the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Cassis. In town, you are free to explore at your leisure. Wander through the limestone-paved streets and the lovely harbor, sample some local wine or take a 45-minute sightseeing cruise (own expense) to see the region’s three famous calanques, striking limestone rock formations that distinguish this stretch of the Mediterranean.

Your private tour ends with a relaxing drive back to your terminal in Marseille. You’ll arrive back by 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.
Stop At:  
Free time to discover the city center of Aix
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontaine de La Rotonde
photo stop
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cours Mirabeau
photo stop
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Free time to discover the village, possibility to embark on a 45 minutes cruise to see the Calanques.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • If your ship has to leave at 4pm or earlier the departure time of the tour might need to be amended. You will be emailed by the local supplier to inform you of any changes if necessary
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please wait at the exit of the ship/cruise terminal, do not start to walk on the port area.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Provence Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The optional boat ride in Cassis was well worth taking." See review


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Great tour
, May 2019
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, spoke great English, and very flexible. Aix-en-Provence and Cassis are both worthwhile, and beautiful. The optional boat ride in Cassis was well worth taking.
Family Tour
, Dec 2018
We as a family were very happy with the service provided. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We thank you for an excellent experience in Marseille.
Cedric was a cool guide and even...
Tina S
, Dec 2016
Cedric was a cool guide and even squeezed in one more activity on our way back to our ship. He was very fun, and knowledgeable of the areas we visited. Can't recommend this tour enough!
Our guide, Jeremy, was excellent...
, Aug 2016
Our guide, Jeremy, was excellent. Knowledgeable of the area, personable, and a safe driver. We enjoyed our time in Cassis much more than in Aix. Had we known what to expect, we probably would've skipped Aix and gone straight to Cassis. We would rather have had a full day on the beach and in the water, as well as a little more time for the boat tour of the calanques.
Very rushed. Not thrilled with guide...
, Aug 2015
Very rushed. Not thrilled with guide. Cassis was beautiful!

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