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From Aix-en-Provence: Cassis Tour with Cap Canaille Stop

1. From Aix-en-Provence: Cassis Tour with Cap Canaille Stop

On this 4-hour sightseeing excursion from Aix-en-Provence by air-conditioned minibus, you drive along the coast to the charming village of Cassis, a small fishing port nestled between the famous calanques (inlets) and majestic Cap Canaille. Stop for photos at Cap Canaille. Be introduced to everyday life in Provence as you soak up Mediterranean sea views. Shop like a real local with a stroll through the provincial market on Wednesday and Friday. Have the chance to take a 45-minute boat trip (ticket not included) to sail to 3 of the calanques, where you will see up-close the limestone cliffs that rise and fall steeply into the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Marseille or Aix: Private Cote de Provence Wine Tasting Trip

2. Marseille or Aix: Private Cote de Provence Wine Tasting Trip

We will be driving by the main land mark of Aix en Provence, the famour mountain Ste Victoire known by Paul Cezanne Discover the Cote de Provence wine in the region of Aix en Provence This area is known for Rosé wine as well as red and white dry wine. One wine tasting is 'on the menu' and included in this tour. This tour can be combined with the following activity: ✓ A walking tour to visit Aix en Provence The city of Cezanne, Cours Mirabeau, Cathédrale St Sauveur and meander in the old coble stone streets OR ✓ Highlights of Marseille showing you the main renowned spots of this beautiful city including the gorgeous Notre Dame de la Garde, Palais Longchamp, Corniche Kennedy, old port OR ✓ The quaint fishing village of Cassis with a boat ride in the Calanques (creaks with turquoise waters) with a stop at Cap Canaille the tallest see cliff of Europe overlooking Cassis (boat ride not included) As it is a private tour, your group can choose depending of their liking Hotel pick up OR Tourism Office of Aix en Provence OR Cruise Terminal or Marseille

Marseille: Marseille and Cassis Tour for Cruise Passengers

3. Marseille: Marseille and Cassis Tour for Cruise Passengers

The Gineste and the Crests roads will lead you to the outstanding site of Cape Canaille from where you will appreciate the exceptional view of the bay of Cassis. 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. Take some free time for lunch 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 of the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands, and If Castle. Drive on the Corniche Road, a 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) at the entry of the Vieux-Port (Old Port).

From Marseille: Cassis Boat Cruise

4. From Marseille: Cassis Boat Cruise

Cassis France is just a 30-minute drive from Marseille and well worth a day tour. You’ll travel up to Cap Canaille, the highest maritime cliff in France, with a great panoramic view. Then, you'll be dropped off at the vineyards of Cassis, before exploring the mountains, and the ship-building town of La Ciotat via the scenic crest road. Next you can choose to do a bit of shopping or simply relax at a café on the docks with a glass of pastis or wine. You may take a boat from the harbor to the new National Park of the Calanques, considered to be a tourist must-see (optional). The limestone inlets with their clear blue water are extremely popular with visitors.

Drive a Cabriolet between Port of Marseille and Cassis

5. Drive a Cabriolet between Port of Marseille and Cassis

Drive a Jimny jeep or Beetle and follow your guide along the coast of Marseille to take in the view of the sea, mountains, and rivers. Explore the famous Route des Crêtes, ( hightest road near mediterranee coast) and marvel at the Bay of La Ciotat from a high point. Finish up with a 360-degree view of the city from Notre Dame De La Garde. Hop into your Jimny jeep with a manual gearbox or an automatic Beetle in Marseille and start driving. Follow your guide, who will be driving a 9-seater shuttle as you pass by the Bay of La Ciotat. Take in the amazing site of the Cassis creeks from an altitude of 1148 ft (350 meters) above sea level. Then, stop off at Notre Dame De la Garde, which is the highest point in Marseille, and see the Basilica of Our Lady of the Guard, the city's most famous landmark. Take memorable photos on this rocky outcrop and enjoy the view of the city and sea. Finish up at the cruise ship terminal.

Aix-en-Provence: Marseille, Cassis, & Calanques Private Tour

6. Aix-en-Provence: Marseille, Cassis, & Calanques Private Tour

- Notre Dame de la Garde magnificent point of view overlooking the 2nd biggest city of France, Chateau of If known from the count of Monte Cristo, the little port of le Vallon des Auffes Drive along the shore of Marseille with few stops so that I can give you some insights - Scenic drive to Cassis where I will show you the highest maritime cliff of Europe (400m) overlooking Cassis and the Mediterranean sea - Spend time on your own in Cassis for lunch and option of a boat ride to admire the famous calanques

Shore Excursion Full Day Aix-en-Provence and Cassis

7. Shore Excursion Full Day Aix-en-Provence and Cassis

Enjoy a guided walk along Cours Mirabeau with rich architecture and charming cafés. See opulent 17th- and 18th-century architecture as you make your way to Vieil Aix (Old Town). Explore the areas and go into charming boutiques and craft shops to pick up a unique souvenir. Afterwards, break to tour independently and to get your own lunch at one of the Brunswick House Cafes. Before lunch, you may enjoy an optional visit to the Atelier Paul Cézanne (not included). Learn about this Post-Impressionist painter and native-son of Aix, view authentic artifacts, and see the studio where Cézanne created pieces like "Les Grandes Baigneuses."   Afterwards head back to the car and go for a short ride to cassis were you’ll enjoy the view of the gulf at Cape Canaille situated on the highest sea headlands in France were you’ll be amazed by the panoramic views of Mediterranean and the Gulf of Cassis. Explore the village of Cassis at your leisure until the departure time and go back to Marseille. Your private tour ends back at your terminal or your hotel in Marseille. You’ll return in the late afternoon.

Cassis wine tour: sea, cliffs and vineyards

8. Cassis wine tour: sea, cliffs and vineyards

Discover the coastal village of Cassis and the dramatic landscapes of the Calanques National Park on a guided day trip from Marseille. Admire the fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea, hike along one of the Calanques trails, visit Cassis, and enjoy a wine tasting at an organic winery. Meet in central Marseille and learn more about the history of the city from your guide as you pass some of its most notable landmarks and neighborhoods. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city as you listen to onboard commentary from your guide. Depending on the option you select, you will then embark on a 3-hour hike to the Calanque d'En Vau, a short hike to Port Pin, or a boat trip to discover the different creeks of the National Park. You can do some snorkeling or kayaking along the coastline also or visit the nearby town of La Ciotat. Finally, visit an organic winery near Cassis for a wine-tasting session. Then set off on the return journey to Marseille, passing by Cap Canaille, the highest sea cliff in Europe for a last and most impressive photo opportunity.

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4.5 / 5

based on 465 reviews

Our driver Greg was great. Gave us lots of history and information about the buildings and the culture. We saw amazing sites and had time to enjoy Cassis.

The Calanques boat trip was great, it's so beautiful. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very nice.

Wonderful Excursion! Our guide Jeremy was amazing. Beautiful tour, would recommend highly. (Solo traveler)

A great tour with a friendly driver and guide who was very accommodating. I highly recommend this tour.

Very nice day! The guide is kind, nice and helpful. The place is beautiful