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

Aix-en-Provence, France

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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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.
  • 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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Local guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Transportation by air-conditioned private vehicle
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Entrance to Cézanne’s workshop (5.50 euros)
Food and drink, unless specified
Hotel pick up / drop off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Marseille

Discover stunning Aix-en-Provence with an intimate private tour through this ancient city with a youthful soul. At Marseille Port, board an air-conditioned coach for your morning or afternoon tour. Meet your local guide and learn about Aix’s Roman history as you cruise northward through scenic Provençe. 

Upon arrival, you’ll disembark near Cours Mirabeau, the city’s main central boulevard. Stroll down the boutiquey thoroughfare and admire diverse markets, shops, bakeries, cafés and colorful, 19th-century buildings. Take in the scenery and enjoy fascinating stories about the town and its famous visitors and residents, including Albert Camus, Paul Cézanne and Émile Zola, as you follow your guide to the Place du Général de Gaulle. 

As you tour the city, witness the spectrum of Aix’s preserved architecture, from 12th-century buildings to more ‘modern’ constructions dating from the last 300 years. Admire the town’s many spectacular fountains such as the Fontaine d’Eau Thermale (Thermal Water Fountain) and the Place d’Albertas fountain, and grand buildings like Cathédral Saint-Sauveur d’Aix and Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall).

Your tour includes an optional visit to the Atelier Paul Cézanne at Les Lauves (own expense), a must for any fan of Cézanne’s work. View the meticulously preserved studio where Cézanne created his final masterpieces and attend a memorable art workshop.     

Your 4-hour private tour ends with a short drive back to your 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.
Stop At:  
Free time to discover Aix en Provence
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontaine de La Rotonde
photo stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cours Mirabeau
Walk along the cours Mirabeau
Duration: 30 minutes
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?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Excellent half-day excursion!
, Sep 2019
This was an excellent excursion. We had two 'nonagenarians' in our group of 7, one using a wheelchair. The guide was excellent in accomodating our needs. His local knowledge and insights of the region gave us a wonderful experience and a taste of this lovely part of France.
Tour Aix-en Provence
Norman B
, Mar 2019
Was disappointing in the town. Very little to see. Would not do it again. Guide was good, but the town was boring.
Better than better known tourist sites
, Sep 2018
This was a wonderful tour. It felt like we got behind the curtain to see an authentic living history. Our tour guide showed us intimate details and kept it all interesting. When one of our party had a serious medical event, our guide immediately recognized the problems and called in the EMTs. She then helped us all to mitigate our anxieties and modified the excursion so it was most memorable.
Absolutely everything I thought a...
, Sep 2016
Absolutely everything I thought a small town in France should be! We booked the tour last minute and our guide was waiting with a sign when we left our ship. He was so friendly and even complimented my French! He Waked with us and pointed out interesting thins along the way! Tres Bon!!
Great. Our driver had very good...
Luciano C
, Oct 2015
Great. Our driver had very good knowledge of the city would recommend
Our tour guide was friendly and...
Robert C
, Aug 2015
Our tour guide was friendly and informative - and very patient when our tour members wanted to shop! Enjoyed the tour and wish we could have spent longer. Sadly the tour operator did not contact the guide about the earlier pickup time we could have managed.. The guide could have come earlier, but didn't know about the request
Excellent tour. Our guide Veronique...
Daniel D
, 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.
Our tour guide was very friendly. This...
Shauna S
, Jul 2014
Our tour guide was very friendly. This was a nice tour.
Wonderful trip. A beautiful city...
, Nov 2013
Wonderful trip. A beautiful city. Our guide was excellent. Would have like another day or so there.
My group was totally thrilled with...
, Sep 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.

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