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Aix en Provence, Cassis Tour & Marseille Tour

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Thursday and Saturday

  • Start time

    01 Nov - 31 Mar: 9:00am – 6:30pm
    01 Apr - 31 Oct: 10:00am – 7:30pm

  • Duration

    9.5 hours

Inclusions
  • Pick-up service from Hôtel Radisson Blu, Marseille
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation in air-conditioned 8-seater minibus

Key Highlights

  • Spend an exploratory day with a tour to Aix en Provence, Cassis and Marseille
  • Lose yourself in the old-world charm of Aix en Provence and its 17th& 18th century mansions
  • Admire the views of its fountains, leafy boulevards, public squares, colourful markets and hilly surrounds
  • Visit Cassis, an ancient fishing port, known for its gorgeous harbour and beautiful inlets called calanques
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Marseille, the second largest city in France
  • Stop at the magnificent 19th-century Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, the city’s most-visited site
  • Admire panoramic views of Phocaean city, the Frioul Islands and If Castle from Marseille’s highest point
  • Enjoy a hassle-free small-group tour with AC minibus transport and services of a driver-guide

Overview

Explore 3 unique destinations in Southern France including the port city of Marseille, the medieval town of Aix en Provence and the scenic Mediterranean fishing port – Cassis. Discover how each of the places have retained their natural habitat, culture and charming spirit. Stroll around Aix en Provence’s markets and explore its streets, lined by 17th and 18th century private mansions with fountains spread all around, and visit the Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne’s studio (at additional cost).

Admire the most beautiful feature of Cassis – its harbour, and board a boat for a 45-minute cruise along the coast to see 3 different Calanques (additional cost). Take a panoramic tour of Marseille on return including a stop at the opulent 19th-century Romano-Byzantine basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Thursday and Saturday

  • Duration

    9.5 hours

  • Start time

    01 Nov - 31 Mar: 9:00am – 6:30pm
    01 Apr - 31 Oct: 10:00am – 7:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from Hôtel Radisson Blu (38 Quai Rive Neuve, 13007 Marseille).

  • Ending Point

    Pick up from Hôtel Radisson Blu (38 Quai Rive Neuve, 13007 Marseille).

Itinerary

  • This full-day tour begins with a convenient pick up from Hotel Radisson Blu in Marseille. Enjoy the comfort of your AC minibus while travelling to the 3 slated destinations of the day – Aix en Provence: Visit the city of water and art - Aix en Provence that holds an old-world charm with its 17th and 18th century private mansions. Also referred to as the City of a Thousand Fountains, experience a combination of tradition and nature as you go about walking along Cours Mirabeau and discovering the markets in the center of the city. Check out the numerous shops, architectural and religious sites, bustling squares, refreshing fountains and the surrounding views of the 1,011 m-high Mount St Victoire that served as a great inspiration to Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, a native of Aix-en-Provence. You may even visit the Cézanne's studio that was built from his own plans and where time seems to stand still (entrance ticket not included). Cassis: Your journey continues to the ancient fishing port of Cassis that provides a breathtaking view of the bay from Cape Canaille. Visit the harbour that is known to be the most beautiful part of the village. Make this trip even more memorable with a 45-minute boat trip (ticket not included) to discover the 3 Calanques, steep-walled coves with tiny harbours or beaches at the end. Marseille: Finally, reach back to the Marseille, the second largest city in France for a panoramic city tour. Enjoy a photo stop at Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, the most visited site in the city built on its highest natural point at 154 metres. Marvel at the exceptional views of the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands and If Castle and take beautiful pictures. Then, witness the 11th century Saint-Victor Abbey that guards the entry of the Vieux-Port (Old Port). This tour allows you free time for a relaxing lunch (not included).

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Pick-up service from Hôtel Radisson Blu, Marseille
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation in air-conditioned 8-seater minibus

Exclusions

  • Cézanne's studio entry ticket
  • 3-calanques cruise ticket  
  • Meals

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

Please reach the boarding point 10 minutes prior to your departure.

Timings & itinerary are subject to change.

Smoking and eating inside the vehicles are not permitted.

We cannot be held responsible if the boat trip is cancelled due to bad weather, or if the Crest roads and the access to Cape Canaille are closed.

Isango! or the local activity operator cannot be held responsible for delays due to the traffic, for accidents when getting on or off the vehicle, for loss or robbery of personal belongings during the tour.

There should be minimum of 2 passengers for guaranteed departure. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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