Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille And Aix-en-Provence

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When your cruise ship is in Marseilles, discover this beautiful city and Aix-en-Provence on this full-day shore excursion. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, you'll drive through Provence's idyllic countryside to the charming city of Aix. Stroll along the fountain-studded Cours Mirabeau boulevard; discover traditional squares and markets; and visit the last studio of Impressionist Paul Cézanne (own expense). Then, enjoy a panoramic tour of top Marseille attractions including the Basilica of Notre Dame and 11th-century Abbey of St Victor on the edge of the picturesque Old Port, before returning to your ship.

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During your cruise stop in Marseille, meet your guide at the portside and board your air-conditioned vehicle for your full-day tour of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.
Admire the views of Provences delightful countryside as you travel to your first destination: charming Aix-en-Provence. Stretch your legs along the Cours Mirabeau, Aixs elegant main thoroughfare. View the 17th- and 18th-century mansions that flank the street, and delve into the Old Town (Vieil Aix) to see its ornate fountains and pretty squares, and perhaps stroll through a colorful street market.
Enjoy free time to explore independently, and if you wish, visit the Atelier Paul Czanne (own expense), the last studio of Aixs native son and Impressionist painter, where he created masterly works such as Les Grandes Baigneuses.
Next, return to Marseille for a panoramic tour of Frances oldest city. Stop for photos at the Notre Dame Basilica (Notre-Dame de la Garde) a hilltop 19th-century church with spectacular views over Marseilles, the Mediterranean beyond, and the Chateau dIf, the island fortress immortalized in Alexander Dumas 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo.
Then, follow the scenic Corniche road past sandy beaches and grand 19th-century houses, and stop by at the 11th-century Abbey of St Victor (Abbaye Saint Victor) at the entrance to the picturesque Old Port (Vieux Port). Hear about its fascinating history and how its crypt houses many tombs and saintly relics including a revered Black Madonna.
Afterward, end your shore excursion with a drop-off at the port.
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.

Inclusions for Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille And Aix-en-Provence

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Exclusions for Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille And Aix-en-Provence

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people per booking

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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9 Traveler Reviews

  • This tour was amazing!

  • We were 9 people crammed into a vehicle that should have comfortably fit only 6. Our guide was fine but lack energy and enthusiasm. Plus, she was an incredibly slow driver! What should have been a 30-minute drive took us nearly an hour. I'm going to assume that a different guide we would give the tour an additional star or two.

  • This excursion was a real joke, it all started out with leaving 1/2 hour late.
    Then weaker and 8 people into a van that's 3, 3 and 3. The driver of the van was also the tour guide. He had a microphone which was attached to the core that he had to keep adjusting because no one can hear.
    The tour went like this, we went to the first place of interest he said he guess 30 minutes and we should meet back in the van. Then on to the next place of interest same scenario. Then onto Aix-en-Provence where he took 30 minutes too park then told us to be back in 2 1/2 hours this location as far as I know is nothing more than shopping we were never taken to a place of interest here.
    This is just a expensive transportation!
    Never again!

  • Nat was awesome! Such a great experience! Great value!

  • We had a wonderful day in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence with a very competent and charming guide Remy who showed and explained to us all the very interesting places. We strongly recommend to make this tour.

  • This was the best trip again that we have chosen to take rather than the regular Cruise excursion. Our guide was perfectly on time and he was good in english and well informed about history and the places. We had our ample time to go around and at the same time we got the share of guided tour. For anyone going on a cruise to Marseille needs to book this tour and go for it. Its cheaper and also worth more than what the cruise offers.

  • Driver/Guide was knowledgeable, personable and friendly. Knew and told us features.
    Car was newer Mercedes van suitable for 3 couples.

    Would recommend and do tour again.

  • We had a wonderful day with our very helpful and informative guide, highly recommended

  • Great trip. Aix was was beautiful. Our guide was fun and interesting.

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