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From Marseille: Aix en Provence & Cassis Tour

1. From Marseille: Aix en Provence & Cassis Tour

Discover Aix en Provence, medieval city of art. Start with a walking tour of the historic center with your guide to see the cathedral, town hall, fountains, and Provençal market. Here, you will have a tasting of local specialties and free time at leisure on the famous Corso Mirabeau and the shopping area for an hour. Then drive to Cassis, a charming port considered the little “Saint Tropez” of Provence. Lunch at leisure in the village and have free time again to relax on the beach or board a 45 minute mini cruise on the main creeks of Cassis listed by UNESCO for its white cliff and turquoise waters (not included). Drive along Cassis National Park and stop at the edge to enjoy a panoramic view of Cassis Bay from the Cape Canaille, the highest cliff in Europe.

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Aix-en-Provence: Half Day Wine Tour in Bandol and Cassis

2. Aix-en-Provence: Half Day Wine Tour in Bandol and Cassis

Discover the delicious wines of Bandol and Cassis, and the stunning landscapes that surround this little area of Provence that borders the Mediterranean Sea. With your wine guide, learn about the French wine classification system, and the local grape varieties of the region. Next, enjoy a private visit to the vat and aging rooms, followed by a tasting of the refreshing rosés and deep reds from the wine region of Bandol. On your way to the second winery, marvel at the stunning scenic views of vines and olive trees that line the coast. Then, taste the elegant white and delicate rosé wines from the region of Cassis, widely praised by connoisseurs across the globe. Afterwards, enjoy a quick stop in the charming little port of Cassis and pick up a souvenir of your trip.

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From Aix-en-Provence: Cassis and Marseille Full-Day Tour

3. From Aix-en-Provence: Cassis and Marseille Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a drive to Cassis, a charming port town, on this full-day excursion. Take in panoramic views of Cassis Bay and Cape Canaille, Europe's highest cliff. First, you will explore the village at your leisure or take a 45-minute mini-cruise of the main creeks of Cassis (not included in the tour price). Next, travel to Marseille and visit the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica for sweeping views of the city and its main monuments. Drive along the old harbor to the district of Panier, the oldest area of Marseille, a village in the city. On Tuesdays, you can walk around this former fishermen village with your guide to explorer narrow streets and soak up the atmosphere. This tour includes free time to visit the Marseille Cathedral, fort Saint-John and Mucem building at your own pace (except on Tuesdays).

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Marseille Cruise Port: Full-Day Trip to Marseille and Cassis

4. Marseille Cruise Port: Full-Day Trip to Marseille and Cassis

The Gineste and the Crests roads will lead you to the outstanding site of Cape Canaille from where you will appreciate the exceptional view on the bay of Cassis and the Gardiole mountain range. Cassis is an ancient fishing port and the harbor is probably the most beautiful part of the village. You will have the possibility to board on a 45-minute boat trip (ticket not included) to discover 3 Calanques, steep-walled coves with tiny harbors or beaches at the end. Free time for lunch (not included) on your own during the day. Panoramic tour of the city of Marseille on the way back, including a photo stop at Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica. From this hill, enjoy a breathtaking view on the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands and If Castle. Drive on the Corniche Road, a symbol of holiday and outward sign of wealth for merchants and bourgeois from the 19th century who built magnificent houses with many ostentatious splendid features. You will then reach Saint-Victor abbey (11th century) that keeps the entry of the Vieux-Port (Old Port).

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From Marseille: Cassis and Marseille Panoramic Tour

5. From Marseille: Cassis and Marseille Panoramic Tour

Take a drive along the Gineste and the Crests roads to Cape Canaille to marvel at the exceptional view of the Bay of Cassis and the Gardiole mountain range, on this half-day tour from Marseille. The harbor in Cassis is the most beautiful feature of this ancient fishing port. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Marseille on the return trip, including a stop at the basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde. From this hill you’ll have breathtaking views of the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands, and If-Castle. Drive along the Corniche Road, a visible indicator of the wealth of the merchants of the 19th century, who also built magnificent, ostentatious homes. See the 11th-century Saint-Victor Abbey that keeps guard over the entry to the old port.

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From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

6. From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

Start this comprehensive full-day tour of Provence with a visit to Aix-en-Provence, known as the city of water and art Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a beautiful wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” lined with plane trees. See the amazing fountain of the Rotonde, as well as many cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, Zola, and others. The weekly market will give you the opportunity to savor the regional produce, including fresh cheese and olive oil, as well as scented Marseille soap. Then, head to the village of Cassis, driving the Crest road and up to the highest maritime cliff in Europe, Cape Canaillto, for spectacular views of the Bay. Stroll the charming fishing port, where you can try thier famous Pastis (anis flavored liquor), before an optional 45-minute boat cruise through the breathtaking calanques (rocky, limestone inlets).  End your day with a panoramic tour of Marseille, including a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, with its panoramic view of the city, Frioul Islands, and Château d'If. End at the 11th-century Abbey of Saint-Victor, guarding the entrance to the Vieux Port.

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Cassis: Calanques National Park Sea Kayaking Tour

7. Cassis: Calanques National Park Sea Kayaking Tour

Discover the exceptional natural beauty of Calanques National Park on this sea kayaking experience from Cassis. With a guide, explore the coastal landscapes of Cassis while practicing a water sport activity suitable for all. Learn about the unique ecosystem of the national park and the history of the local area. Kayak along the coast, past Port Miou, Port Pin, En Vau and Essaïdon, with breathtaking views of the Calanques National Park in the background.

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Cassis: Full-Day Calanques & Amazing Vistas Guided Tour

8. Cassis: Full-Day Calanques & Amazing Vistas Guided Tour

This guided tour will take you to the fishermen village of Cassis and the 2500-year-old city of La Ciotat with its charming views of the Golfe d'Amour, the Calanque of Figuerolles, and the botanical garden. You will also visit the oldest movie theater in the world established in 1895 here. Afterwards, an amazing mountaintop road with its highest European coastal cliff will bring you to the famous fishermen port of Cassis for a walk through the village or for some time on the beach. Finally, the highlight of the tour will be the guided walking tour of Calanque of Port Miou.

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From Marseille: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, & Cassis Tour

9. From Marseille: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, & Cassis Tour

Start your day with a guided walking tour of the historical heart of Aix-en-Provence. Visit Aix Cathedral and soak up the atmosphere of the narrow streets, squares, fountains and private mansions of the medieval city. Taste the foods of the region along the way. Then, drive to Cassis, famous for its cliffs and sheltered inlets known as "calanques." Considered by many as the "Little Saint Tropez" of Provence, the picturesque settlement is also famous for its seafood restaurants, small port and tiny town center. Relax on the beach, or take a mini-cruise through the natural canyons (not included), often compared to the fjords of Norway for their turquoise waters and white cliffs. Enjoy some free time at leisure for lunch, and then go on a short hike at the top of Cap Canaille, the highest sea cliff in Europe. Get a panoramic view of the Bay of Cassis and Mediterranean Sea before the journey to Marseille. Upon arrival in Marseille, discover the main monuments of the ancient city, established around 600 BC by colonists coming from Phocaea. Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde and get 360-degree panoramic views. Stroll around the Old Port (Vieux-Port) and go to the 17th-century fortification of Fort Saint-Jean, now part of the new Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM).

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From Marseille: Aix en Provence and Cassis Full-Day Tour

10. From Marseille: Aix en Provence and Cassis Full-Day Tour

Begin your 5-hour tour with a guided walking tour of the historic center of Aix en Provence. Explore its narrow streets and markets, the town hall square, fountains and cathedral. Taste some local delicacies and take a walk with your guide in the steps of Cezanne, one of the area’s most celebrated artists. Discover his college, the café where he used to meet the writers Cocteau and Cendrars and other famous 19th-century artists. Next is a drive to Cassis, a town known as the little Saint Tropez, with its small and charming harbor. Cassis is famous for its white wines and is home to the most ancient winery in Provence. You'll have the opportunity to admire the famous Calanques of Cassis, which are on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for their white cliffs and turquoise waters. There will be some free time for you to walk around the village, relax on the small sandy beach or hop on a motor boat for a 45-minute mini-cruise along the main creeks of the Calanques Natural Park (not included).  To finish off this special tour, you’ll drive along the top of the Cape Canaille, the highest sea cliff in Europe, for panoramic views of the village, the calanques and the natural park.

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What people are saying about Cassis

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 498 reviews

Superb day of visits in a friendly atmosphere with an extra guide who not only knows history very well but knows how to answer the most varied questions! The format of the activity is perfect (comfortable car, small group, walking balance and visit by car). I only had one day free and I feel like I have learned Provence very well! Thank you Alex for this beautiful day! Julie from Quebec

The tour was in two parts, and we had enough time to go around and taste some local food in both cases! In Cassis, there was enough time for either a boat ride or train ride for 45mins. Our guide was also super interesting!

The local operator needs to get more manpower to transport the kayaks from the trailer to the water and back. Otherwise, lady guide was lovely. She was left alone with the guests to haul the kayaks. Not good.

A beautiful and varied tour that is neither physically nor informatively overwhelming, and which also offers scope for individual activities without time pressure.

Great trip, guide very flexible and helpful! Our guide was able to tell a lot and knew very well about our destinations! Top guide !!