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

Aix-en-Provence, France

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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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.
  • Private shore excursion in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence
  • Explore Aix’s Old Town and walk down the elegant Cours Mirabeau boulevard
  • Visit the Cézanne Studio to learn about the famous Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, a native of Aix
  • See top Marseille attractions like Notre-Dame de la Garde and the Abbey of St. Victor with your guide
  • Admire views of Château d’If, featured in Alexander Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 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
Cezanne workshop ticket entrance
Hotel pick up / drop off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Marseille

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your private, full-day Marseille shore excursion begins with morning pickup from your cruise terminal. Meet your guide and board the air-conditioned minivan for a short ride to Aix-en-Provence through the charming Provençal countryside. 

Your first stop is Cours Mirabeau, Aix’s chic central thoroughfare lined with 17th- and 18th-century mansions. Snap memorable photos of the rich architecture, ornate fountains and shade-speckled walkways as you make your way to Vieil Aix (Old Town). Wind through timeless streets and explore charming boutiques and squares. Afterwards, enjoy some independent exploring and perhaps visit the Atelier Paul Cézanne (own expense), Paul Cézanne’s final studio where the Aix-native created pieces like Les Grandes Baigneuses. 

Next, return to Marseille for an exciting city tour. Wind through the colorful streets of France’s oldest city. From your seat, admire the gorgeous Notre-Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine Catholic basilica that rises from Marseille’s highest point. From this vantage point, catch sweeping views of Marseille’s patchwork rooftops, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the gorgeous Chateau d’If, the island fortress featured in The Count of Monte Cristo. Stop by the centuries-old and storied Abbey of St Victor before returning to port.

Your 7-hour tour ends with drop-off at your cruise terminal. 
Stop At:  
Discover the city center of Aix en Provence
Duration: 3 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
Stop At:  
Panoramic tour
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde
Photo stop
Duration: 45 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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What is the maximum group size during Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Aix en Provence is definitly worth the trip and the Churches are stunning!" See review


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Dont book anything through Viator...
, May 2018
Dont book anything through Viator. Ripped me off for 500.00
Great Tour and Matt is an amazing...
Nicole F
, Apr 2018
Great Tour and Matt is an amazing guide. Aix en Provence is definitly worth the trip and the Churches are stunning!
We were on a girlfriend trip and the...
Susan Rae J
, Jan 2018
We were on a girlfriend trip and the private guide was informative and got us to see most of the highlights. However, we would have liked a few more photo stops.
Our guide was Julien. He was...
Kemp C
, Jul 2017
Our guide was Julien. He was absolutely awesome. Personal, knowledgeable and flexible with our trip to Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. Ask for him as your guide! Zero issues. He made it a great day out for us!
Locations Aix and Marseille visited...
, Jul 2016
Locations Aix and Marseille visited were great! It was a very hot day in the 90's...would have been much nicer if the van had some water available. Also, there was a WC available only at the last stop.
We had a great tour. Our guide...
Thomas B
, Jul 2016
We had a great tour. Our guide, Melanie sp? was waiting for us and she gave us a great tour. After a short tour of Marseille with plenty of information at each stop, we headed for Aix-en-Provence. After we parked, she gave us the option of going on our own the whole time or taking a walking tour with her for awhile before our free time. We took the walking tour, and we were glad we did. She oriented us to the city, but also gave us much information about the history of the city/region, the architecture, and the food. Overall, the tour was wonderful. We are a family of 6 including 4 teenagers, and even they found the tour to be interesting!
Victoria our tour guide was...
, Aug 2015
Victoria our tour guide was fabulous!! She adjusted her tour in little ways during the day so we could see just the spots we enjoyed the most, She gave us lots of good information and was very pleasant to be with for the day. This small-group tour concept there was 4 of us was so much more enjoyable than the ship excursion with 50 people in a group...and not that much more money. We loved our day!

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