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  • From Marseille: Cassis and Marseille Panoramic Tour

    1. 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.

    Tutto ha funzionato come un orologio svizzero: la nostra guida, la simpatica Florence, è stata estremamente professionale. Parla ottimi francese ed inglese, ed è stata anche una perfetta guidatrice. L'auto, una cross over Mercedes nuova, era estremamente comoda e pulita. Abbiamo imparato un sacco di cose nuove nel corso della nostra gita. Grazie, Florence!

  • 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.

  • Cassis: Calanques National Park Sea Kayaking Tour

    3. 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.

    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.

  • From Marseille Cruise Port: Excursion to Marseille & Cassis

    4. From Marseille Cruise Port: Excursion to Marseille & 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 w...

    Our shore excursion to both Marseille and Cassis were fabulous. We were well informed from our tour guide of the history and places of interest. I would highly recommend using this company again. Excellent service!!

  • Calanques Cassis Hike: Port-Miou, Port-Pin & En-Vau

    5. Calanques Cassis Hike: Port-Miou, Port-Pin & En-Vau

    Embark on a 6 km hike departing from Cassis. Cross the creeks of Port-Miou, Port-Pin, and one of the most famous, En-Vau. Discover sensational landscapes as you trek along the crystalline waters that meander like fjords. Start by exploring the 1400m long Calanque of Port-Miou that houses a marina and conceals a rich heritage. Learn about a former site of exploitation of a limestone quarry and an underground river. Along the coast, continue until you reach the cove of Port-Pin, marking the entrance to Marseille. Discover a winding cove home to a pretty pebble cove with turquoise waters which you can, if you wish, taste the freshness of its waters during a break. Start to gain a little altitude, which will gradually take you up to 90m above sea level, to the En-Vau belvedere, revealing its beach in reverse, low and buried between the high cliffs.

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

    6. 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...

    We really enjoyed the tour. But I found a problem of the voucher. We booked the tour on Dec. 4, 2019. We printed out the voucher from the confirmation email. However, there is nothing described about the meeting address or meeting hotel, a rough map was described, on the voucher. We visited the “putative” meeting place with the voucher a day before the tour in order to check the meeting place. But, we failed to find the meeting spot. Later, I found, from my PC in the hotel room, that the meeting address and Radisson Blue Hotel are described in the confirmation e-mail, but nothing was written on the voucher issued on Dec. 4. Remember the customer brings only the voucher with him/her, but does not bring printed email. The voucher must contain everything important. The night before the tour, I received reminder email of the tour. The new voucher described everything including the meeting address, but too late. It is impossible to print out the voucher in the hotel late night.

  • Cassis: Full-Day Calanques & Amazing Vistas Guided Tour

    7. 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.

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

    8. 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 of Cassis, Aix-en-Provence & Wine Tasting Day Tour

    9. Calanques of Cassis, Aix-en-Provence & Wine Tasting Day Tour

    Join this tour of Aix-en-Provence, a town filled with elegance to be seen and savored in its lively streets and squares. It is known as the City of a Thousand Fountains, a reminder of its origins as a Roman spa town. History is the backdrop of everyday life here. Combine the fun of shopping and the nobility of the town's heritage. Enjoy terrace cafés and architectural charm. Take a stroll through the town and admire the wonders of the Baroque era. The bastides are enhanced by gardens. Each fountain has its secrets, each private mansion has its stories, waiting to be discovered. Move onward to Cassis, one of Provence’s prettiest coastal villages. Explore its calanques, small fishing port, colorful houses, wine, and sea urchins. Cassis is a shining diamond on the shores of the Mediterranean. Take a small-boat cruise around Massif des Calanques made up of limestone cliffs that plunge int...

  • Marseille Vieux Port & Wine Tasting - Private Tour

    10. Marseille Vieux Port & Wine Tasting - Private Tour

    Explore the French countryside and its various cities and town, and enjoy wine tasting and sightseeing on a full-day tour from Marseille. Beginning in Marseille, the oldest city in France, pass by Vieux Port; the city's ancient old harbor. Continue on to the Abbey of St. Victor, named after a local soldier, saint, and martyr. You will then head up to the highest point in the city, Notre Dame de la Garde, which boasts a 360-degree panoramic view of Marseille. Next make your way to Cassis, a commune and fishing port by a scenic road that winds up a mountain for views over the city and coastline. Admire its largest calanque (a steep-walled inlet) and walk on the docks. Keep driving to take in the view from the second highest cliff in Europe, at 1,312 feet (400 meters). Stop for some wine tasting before taking the highway to the medieval hilltop village of Le Castellet. Then enjoy more wi...

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4.6 / 5

based on 263 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

Aix en provence was beautiful ! After that we went go Cassis, this was magnificent! The view, the rest, the beach. We didn't make a boat trip, we swim in the sea and lay down in the sun on the beach. Natalie was our guide, she told us everything, shows a lot, it was very good! Even the time was not a problem, she scheduled very easy.

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.

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

A must see, however the departure should be earlier, for fall and winter to avoid darkness