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Marseille Shore Excursion: Aix-en-Provence Tour from Marseille

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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. 
  • 4-hour shared Aix-en-Provence shore excursion from Marseille
  • Visit Cézanne’s art workshop at Les Lauves (own expense)
  • Pass the Cathédrale Saint Sauveur and stroll down Cours Mirabeau
  • 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 driver
Map of the city
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance to Cezanne’s workshop
Lunch

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please wait at the exit of the ship/cruise terminal, do not start to walk on the port area.

Ports

  • Marseille


Departure Time

9:00 AM
Discover the ancient yet youthful town of Aix-en-Provence with a leisurely 4-hour tour of the city’s highlights. A friendly driver will greet you at the dock in Marseille and escort you by coach through the the Provençal countryside. While driving you to your destination, he will provide you with historical and cultural information about Provence. Upon arrival, you’ll disembark near Cours Mirabeau, Aix’s chic central thoroughfare lined with rich architecture, diverse markets, boutiques and cafés. Your driver will give you a map of the city and point the highlights of the town. It is now tome to visit Aix. As you make your way to the Place du Général de Gaulle, admire vibrant 19th-century buildings and hear about some of the city’s famous visitors and sons, including Albert Camus, Paul Cézanne and Émile Zola. 

Your guided tour pays homage to Aix’s preserved heritage and architecture, from 12th century buildings to more ‘modern’ constructions dating from the last 300 years, as well as the town’s many artistic accents. Admire spectacular fountains such as the Four Dolphins Fountain, dating from 1667, and the Place d’Albertas fountain, and grand buildings like Cathédral Saint-Sauveur d’Aix and Hôtel de Ville (City Hall).

After the tour, choose to explore independently or visit the Atelier Paul Cézanne at Les Lauves (own expense), a brilliant piece of living history. If you'd like to visit Cezanne studio, your driver will give you a specific meeting point and time and will take you to entrance where you will buy the tickets. View the preserved studio where the artist created his final masterpieces, and attend an exclusive art workshop.   

Following your 4-hour tour, relax as your guide drives you back to 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Aix-en-Provence
Enjoy a free time to discover the city center of Aix en Provence
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking within 48 hours, 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • 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 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Marseille Shore Excursion: Aix-en-Provence Tour from Marseille?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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A great private tour .
yveslafleur1
, Dec 2019
Julien was our driver/guide, we were only 4 in the clean vehicle. Proceeded to our visit, with all the explanation of what we met. Being French with a Français driver/guide was great. Julien made all the effort to explain and ensuring to fill our requirement vis-a-vis what we wanted to see, and brought us directly to the cruise ship.
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We spent a lovely morning in Aix en Provence this week with a lovely guide named Julian.
Connector257014
, Nov 2018
Our guide was Julian. He was very informative and accommodating. His English was also excellent. We also appreciated the convenience of having been picked up and brought back close to the ship.
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anjusikka
, Jul 2018
This was a problematic reservation for the start. We were sent a big bus just for our family. Once there it was more like a walking tour,
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The tour was good! However the tour...
sanjaydeshmukh
, Oct 2017
The tour was good! However the tour guide kept asking us what we wanted to do. As a visitor we wouldn’t know what to see- it’s guide job to tell us what he is going to show us. Anyway he showed us around. Other than Cezanne, there is not much to see in Provence...This tour does not include Marseille
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Our driver, Greg, was very good. He...
Marilyn B
, Oct 2017
Our driver, Greg, was very good. He gave us much information on the area and was very accommodating to the group's requests, as well as having a good sense of humour. It was a beautiful day and we very much enjoyed it.
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Our driver/tour guide Mark was amazing...
Tina S
, Jul 2016
Our driver/tour guide Mark was amazing. One of the best tours of our trip.
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the instruction i got when to meet...
flordeliz f
, Jun 2016
the instruction i got when to meet my guide was wrong. our guide was good. very courteous and professional.
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Extremely disappointed . 1/2 hour...
Ayhan T
, Jun 2016
Extremely disappointed . 1/2 hour late picking us up - had to contact the office twice before they sent someone to pick us up. There really wasn't a tour - it was merely a ride to Aix en Provence - then handed a map and free time - expected to go to Cezanne's studio as advertised when we signed for the tour - but local tour guide said that was not part of tour. Viator contracts out the tours - so the tour does not always match what you book back in the States.
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Excellent tour. Our guide was...
Gail E
, May 2016
Excellent tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and she really personalized the tour for each participant. This was a very nice way to see how people in this area of France live and we enjoyed the relaxing pace of the tour.
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Could not asked more of a tour guide...
DENNIS H
, Oct 2015
Could not asked more of a tour guide. Five stars great tour
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