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Aix-en-Provence: Cassis boat ride and wine tasting day tour

1. Aix-en-Provence: Cassis boat ride and wine tasting day tour

Explore the charming Cassis and its seaside port on this full-day guided tour. Enjoy a boat ride, awe-inspiring scenery, a visit to a local winery to taste Provence rosé, red, and white wines, and more. Meet your guide in Aix-en-Provence to journey to the seaside port of Cassis. Discover this inviting portside village and the Calanques, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage national park. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the village, stroll through the narrow streets of Cassis, and browse the small shops and stores that sell local Provence goods. The tour continues with a panoramic boat ride to the Calanques, located near Cassis. From the small port, reach the Calanques National Park that stretches from Marseille to Cassis, and admire the beautiful coves of the steep rocky coast. After the boat ride, enjoy some free time for exploring Cassis and have lunch (own expense). No tour to Cassis is complete without a drive along the Route des Crêtes. As you leave Cassis, head up towards the highest sea cliff in Europe, Cap Canaille. Your guide will stop in one of the many areas for taking in the views over the village and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. After the drive to Cap Canaille, enjoy a wine tasting session in the Côtes de Provence – Sainte Victoire. This terroir is ideal for the production of elegant rosé wines and robust and generous red wines. Take in the gorgeous view with the Montagne Sainte Victoire in the back and limestone plateaus, often planted with olive trees. Learn about the winery and its winemaking process. Depending on the winery visited, continue your tasting with reds or whites. After the wine tasting session, you will be dropped off in the city center of Aix-en-Provence.

Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

2. Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

Take your tastebuds on an adventure with a food tour of Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy tasty stops and historical anecdotes about the different streets and places along the way. Start the tour with a tasting of artisanal olive oils as well as three different spreads. Sample a charcuterie and cheese board and discover a delicious Corsican delicatessen. Discover the delicious truffle, which is native to the area, and taste some amazing truffle ham in a charmingly French atmosphere. Visit one of the most famous pastry shops in the region, founded in 1954. Taste one of its specialties, the Tarte Tropézienne, a cake made from sweet brioche filled with cream.

Aix en Provence: Gourmet Food Tour

3. Aix en Provence: Gourmet Food Tour

Meet your English speaking guide in front of the Tourist Information Center in Aix en Provence and start your gourmet walking tour in the historical center. Thanks to this guided tour, you will be able to discover this charming Provencal town and also to please yourself with the diversified scents and flavors of the region.  Let your senses be amazed by the colors and the smells of several local products, be tempted by some Calisson, the sweetest candy of all time created in Aix en Provence, appreciate a toast of green or black tapenade, taste a piece of cheese or a glass of wine from one of the local wine appellations. Everything is organized in order to allow you to discover what Provencal gastronomy truly means.

Truffle Hunting in Provence

4. Truffle Hunting in Provence

Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully immerse yourself in the gourmet paradise of the Luberon.

From Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Trip to Lourmarin and Ansouis

5. From Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Trip to Lourmarin and Ansouis

Experience the beauty of the villages of Lourmarin and Ansouis on half-day trip from Aix-en-Provence. Savor local flavors with a guided olive oil tasting at a mill in Lourmarin. Admire the fortifications of the Castle of Ansouis.  Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point in Aix-en-Provence. Sit back and relax on a drive to the southern Luberon region. Pass by a small mountain range of the pre-alps that features rocky canyons, hilltop villages, olive groves, lavender fields, and vineyards. Stop in Lourmarin and stroll through the narrow streets to view numerous fountains, a 17th century belfry, and the largest Protestant Church in the Vaucluse area. Make your way to a local olive oil mill. Uncover the secrets of the olive oil production process as you hear about cold pressing. Try a minimum of 5 different olive oils during a guided tasting. Continue your journey to the village of Ansouis. Admire to the stone houses and winding streets in Ansouis. Follow your guide to the Castle of Ansouis where you can take some photos before returning to the center of Aix-en-Provence.

Aix-en-Provence: Private Walking Tour

6. Aix-en-Provence: Private Walking Tour

A city of water and a city of Art, Aix en Provence perfectly embodies this Provencal lifestyle which is so praised around the world. It is the city of the painter Cézanne, whose campaign Aix has inspired some of the greatest impressionist masterpieces of all time. With boulevards shaded by majestic plane trees, the narrow streets lined with rich private mansions, the discreet squares adorned with lovely fountains, lined with welcoming café terraces, Aix invariably seduces those who take the time to linger. This is your opportunity to explore the culture and the history of this place, with the help of your knowledgeable guides. The beauty of Aix-en-Provence, city of art, is discovered while strolling. During your walks around the famous Cours Mirabeau, shaded by its vault of plane trees, you will admire a number of mansions and monuments. You will encounter sites such as City Hall, Old Archbishop's Palace, and Saint-Sauveur Cathedral. The squares decorated with fountains provide so many enchanting places to discover during your strolls. If you want to see another side of this city not mentioned here, simply mention it to your guide and they will take you there. Enjoy a personalized and scenic walking tour, and let yourself discover this wonderful city of Provence.

Aix-en-Provence: Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided Tour

7. Aix-en-Provence: Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Aix-en-Provence at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Statue of King René”, the "Place d'Albertas”, the “Saint-Sauveur Cathedral” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Rue Mignet” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Saint-Sauveur Cathedral”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Aix-en-Provence: Private Old Town Tour

8. Aix-en-Provence: Private Old Town Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel and first visit the city's largest and most famous fountain, La Rotonde. Stroll through the Cours Mirabeau and the Quartier Mazarin to feel the atmosphere of the ancient former capital of the Provence region. Make your way to the heart of the city where you will see the famous Clock Tower of the city. First constructed as a watchtower, it is located adjacent to the city hall and is a popular meeting point on the central square. Finally, discover the Cathedral of St. Sauveur, which has a history dating back to the 5th century. Note the range of architectural styles of the cathedral such as Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque.

Provence Olive Harvest

9. Provence Olive Harvest

ITINERARY (begins at your convenience, at 10:30 or 14:00) 10:30 – 12:00 Enjoy a walk through the property and a tour of the fruit trees, vineyards, beehives, Provençal herbs and truffle trees. Then you'll pick olives by hand in the autumn sun, while you learn everything you ever wanted to know about olive trees: pruning, planting, harvesting, making olive oil, etc... 12:00 – 13:00: Hearty Provençal apéritif with all you care to drink of the property red wine, a sampling of homemade olive oil, truffle oil and truffle salt, enjoyed poolside with a view of the olive groves.

Aix en Provence: Local Specialties and Wine Tour

10. Aix en Provence: Local Specialties and Wine Tour

Take your taste buds on a tour of Aix en Provence with the irresistible opportunity savor foods like sweet calisson, nougat, local goat cheese, madeleines, or colorful macarons. Sip a local wine in a charming and relaxing place. Stroll along Court Mirabeau, the city's stately avenue, and head to an incredible food market. Find local producers that sell olive oil, eggs, cheese, honey, lavender, and fresh herbs. Snap some pictures of this lively and colorful scene.  Meander through Aix en Provence and explore its old town. Wander through its maze of streets and food boutiques with an expert guide ensuring that you miss nothing. 

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What people are saying about Aix-en-Provence

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 155 reviews

Do not debate doing this. Book it NOW. Amazing host, loves what he does. The views are amazing. The experience was so great starting off with history about truffles, then moving into the hunt and finishing with champagne and truffle snacks. Really the most amazing experience we had. 40 mins from Aix en pce by car. The opportunity after to purchase his own made goods like truffle salt , oil etc.

We had a wonderful experience. Lucille was a terrific guide. Since she is a local, she knew just where to take us and she answered all our questions thoughtfully. This trip seems very reasonably priced for a full day and had just the right balance of experiences. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants a bit of everything in the Cassis area.

We enjoyed the tour very much. Our guide Pierre was very friendly and knowledgable and the transport comfortable. It is a good introduction to the beautiful villages of Provence.

Brilliant introduction to the streets and history of Aix, our guide was fantastic and we finished with top class cheese and wine st La Fromagerie. We highly recommend.

We had a great time! The van was very comfortable and Cassis is adorable! We also had the best tour guide!