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

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Marseille Shore Excursion: Aix-en-Provence Tour from Marseille information and booking

from
$79
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Port of Marseille
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
9am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Make the perfect use of your time in port in Marseille by uncovering the magnificent Aix-en-Provence on this shore excursion! Located about 30 minutes north of Marseille, Aix-en-Provence shows its true beauty with unique and colorful fountains, facades, and spectacular plane trees. Tour the city with your expert guide and learn about the city's different eras and cultures.

When your cruise ship docks in Marseille, you’ll be picked up by your guide and taken on a scenic drive north into the heart of the Provence region. Arrive in Aix-en-Provence and discover the rich architecture of the city while strolling along Cours Mirabeau, a road lined with quaint 19th-century buildings. Walk to the Place du Général de Gaulle and see its spectacular and well-known fountain.

Visit Place d’Albertras and see the fountain whose basin was made by local students. See the Four Dolphins Fountain, an impressive sculpture created in 1667. Other amazing sights in the vibrant city are City Hall and the Cathédral Saint Sauveur, which features 12th-century buildings offering insight into Aix-en-Provence's unique heritage.

Before you enjoy the shady squares of the eclectic city, you will be able to attend a workshop at Cézanne's former working space, Les Lauves (at your own expense). Take a look inside the small pavilion to see where the local-born artist got his inspiration.

After your tour of Aix-en-Provence, enjoy a peaceful ride back to Marseille’s 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.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance to cezanne’s workshop (5.50 euros)