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Half Day Private Shore Excursion from Marseille

This tour has fixed starting time at 9.00am, 1.00pm or 1.30pm. You can choose among one of the following itineraries: - Marseille; - Wine Tour in Provence Region; - Aix en Provence.

 

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Groups
Reserve 1 van for a group of 1 to 8 people and pay a booking deposit - view full price details >>
Private Excursion with Professional Driver (priced per group and not per person)
Passengers Total Group Price Booking Deposit Balance due to driver (in cash at travel time)
2 to 8  (1 van) € 300 €50 €250 
9 to 16 (2 vans) € 580 €80 €500
Cash needs note: often drivers or guides do not have a POS for credit card charges. You can use your credit card(s) at easily found ATM machines to withdraw cash. Your driver or guide can show you where to find one. 
€50,00
Reserve 2 vans for a group of 9 to 16 people and pay a booking deposit - view full price details >>
€80,00
Add a reservation for the wine tasting experience - view full price details >>
€0,00

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booking private exursions constitutes acceptance of the following Conditions >>

Private Shore Excursions Inclusions, Exclusions and Rules

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    All private excursions are provided by a licensed professional driver in an air-conditioned vehicle. Types of vehicles include:
    • car (up to 3 people). Can access all restricted areas.
    • van (up to 8 people). Can access all restricted areas. Industry standard Mercedes Vito or similar (see pictures). Vans have 2 seats in the front row next to the driver, 3 in the middle row, and 3 in the back row. The 2 seats on the front might be a little uncomfortable for tall people. If you have additional space requirements you may want to book a van for no more than 6 or 7 people.
    • minibus (up to 19 people) or  bus (up to 50+ people). May have restricted access to sites.
  • Private Excursion can be customized to meet the traveler's specific needs and interests according to feasibility constraints (time and distance).
  • Semi-Private (shared) excursions follow a fixed itinerary.
  • Travelers are met at their indicated meeting point and returned there at the end of the excursion. Driver will hold a sign with the name of the person making the booking.
 
GROUP TRAVEL: We can handle groups of any size. For larger groups or custom itineraries please send your request here.
 

Inclusions

- Professional licensed driver. 
- Prices include all taxes and fees, no hidden costs.

Exclusions

- Entrance tickets to Museums or Archeological sites are not included.
- Official Licensed Guide service. We can provide the service of an official Licensed guide upon request (additional cost).
- Lunch, drinks and gratuities.

Professional Driver Role

A driver is not an official guide. Local regulations require that only official licensed guides are allowed to provide information about sites and escort people through monuments, churches and museums. The widespread use of the term “driver-guide” is misleading. See this article describing the problem in the New York Times.

Changes and Cancellations

In order to receive a refund (or adjustment of price in case of changes), we need to receive your changes or cancelation  7 calendar days before the scheduled departure. For changes or cancelation received within 7 calendar days of the tour date you will be charged a 100% cancelation fee (no refund, nor downward price adjustments).

Group Guidelines and Conditions:

The group leader (person making the booking) shall be deemed to have accepted the following conditions on behalf of the persons traveling with him/her. He/She is also responsible for passing any relevant information received from SmartCruiseTours travel assistants as well as all issued travel vouchers to each group participants.
  • Whenever a participant departs from the group during the tour, establish a meeting point location and time.
  • If a participant gets temporarily lost, they must remain still and contact SmartCruiseTours emergency number (shown below). Making a phone call in Italy is easy as any Italian will provide assistance with that if asked.
  • Balance due at travel time is per group and not per person. All participants must respect their commitment to the group and need to provide their share if they cannot participate at the last minute or must be responsible for finding people to replace their slots (not applicable for tours that are prepaid).
  • If less people than the number indicated at booking time arrive at travel time, the group must provide advance payment to the driver (not applicable for tours that are prepaid).

SmartCruiseTours Emergency Number: your travel vouchers include our Emergency Number and other important local contact. SmartCruiseTours.com  (owned and operated by ABLE worldwide Inc) will not be held responsible for any problem that may arise if you do not follow the instructions on your Vouchers, or if you do not call the appointed Emergency Number in case of difficulties at travel time. Calling us is very simple as you can ask your driver to call us directly so that we can help right away.

 

for larger groups or custom itineraries please send your request here.

Product Details 

INCLUSIONS:
  • Travel in an air-conditioned  8 or 7 seats vans, ideal to reach historical sites and reduce walking.
  • Licensed professional driver.
  • The driver will assist you with basic information and suggestions. 
  • Prices include all taxes and fees, no hidden costs.
 
EXCLUSIONS:
  • Entrance tickets to sites of interest are not included.
  • Wine tasting to be paid on site (€12 per person at each winery), when included in the itinerary.
  • Lunch, drinks, and gratuities.
 
DURATION: approx.4 hours from pick up to drop off time 
 
TIME: pick up time: available slots only at 9:00AM - 1:00PM - 1:30PM
 

ACTIVITY LEVEL: altLIGHT (see legend)

Activity Level Legend

 LIGHT: May require walking over relatively level terrain. Can involve few steps, some uneven surfaces, and moderate periods of standing.

 MODERATE: May require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces. Can involve several steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and longer periods of standing.

 DIFFICULT: May require extensive walking over uneven surfaces. Can involve flights of stairs, steep terrain and extended periods of standing. NOT suggested for people with walking disabilities.

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Available Discounts

  • Use coupon code MULTIPRIVATE at check out time and get €10 for each additional private excursion you book after the first one. 
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Tour Description

We suggest different itineraries from this port. You can choose among:

  • Itinerary 4HM1: Marseille
  • Itinerary 4HW1: Wine Tour in the Provence Region
  • Itinerary 4HA1: Aix en Provence
 

Sites Description

MARSEILLE: the second biggest city in France after Paris. Discover the old port created by the Greeks in the 6th century BC, with its Cathedral Notre Dame de la Garde overlooking the sea.You will start the visit by Notre Dame de la Garde, 19th-century basilica, cherished by the locals, that will offer you an exceptional view of the ocean city, the Frioul islands, and the If Castle. Passing by the Cité Radieuse (Classified Historic Monument) of Le Corbusier. You will be taken to the villages of traditional fishermen of Callelongue and the Goudes. Back by the Corniche, you will make a stopover in the Vallon des Auffes, where little traditional fishing boats and cabins jostle for space. Then, you will reach the Abbey of Saint Victor (11st century) that overlooks the entry to the Old Port. This followed by a drive to the famous Canebière, to the freshness of the Longchamp Palace and its majestic fountain.
 
PROVENCE REGION (wine tour): in this 1/2 day wine tour around Aix-en-Provence you will be escorted to the beautiful wine regions of Provence through breathtaking landscapes. With your expert wine guide you will be visiting family-owned wineries, learn about the wine making process, grape varieties and the aging of wine. You will also taste different types of world renowned Provence wines. You will visit 1 or 2 wineries (depending on current conditions) and taste 3 different wines each winery. Wine tasting and winery visits cost are not included in the above-mentioned price and must be paid on site (approximately €12 p.p. per winery). (select ''Add a reservation for the Wine Tasting Experience'' above).
 
AIX EN PROVENCE: discover Aix en Provence, elegant town in Provence: the fountains, the famous Cours Mirabeau, the private mansions, the places frequented by the painter Paul Cezanne. Walk with your guide on the Cours Mirabeau lined with 17th and 18th-century private mansions, where large plane trees offer shade on hot summer days. The old town is packed with shops, architectural and religious sites, bustling squares and refreshing fountains. Take a stroll through one of the numerous markets taking place every day in the center of the city. Aix is also the birthplace of the painter Paul Cézanne. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Cézanne's studio that was built from his own plans and where time seems to stand still (entrance tickets for this optional stop are not included - €6 per person).

 

Itinerary details are indicative and may need to be changed by the driver in case of heavy traffic or any other unforeseen situation.

Price Details

Private Excursion with Professional Driver (priced per group and not per person)
Passengers Total Group Price Booking Deposit Balance due to driver (in cash at travel time)
2 to 8  (1 van) € 300 €50 €250 
9 to 16 (2 vans) € 580 €80 €500
Cash needs note: often drivers or guides do not have a POS for credit card charges. You can use your credit card(s) at easily found ATM machines to withdraw cash. Your driver or guide can show you where to find one. 
 

Risk-Free booking policy

We will refund your booking deposits (minus €1.50 per product handling fee) in case you cancel at least 7 days prior to departure. Also, you get a full refund if you miss your excursions due to problems outside of your control, like a ship change of route.