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Full Day Private Shore Excursion from Marseille

This excursion has a flexible schedule and you can choose among different itineraries: -Aix en Provence and Wine Tour; -Aix en Provence and Cassis; -Aix en Provence, Cassis and Marseille; -Aix en Provence, Luberon villages and lavander fields.

 

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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) € 490 €70 €420
9 to 16   (2 vans) € 950 €110 €840
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. 
€70,00
Reserve 2 vans for a group of 9 to 16 people and pay a booking deposit - view full price details >>
€110,00
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 Tour (between €5 and €10pp payable at each winery)
  • Lunch, drinks, and gratuities.
 
DURATION: approx 8 hours from pick up to drop off time 
 
TIME: You indicate the desired pick up time 
 

ACTIVITY LEVEL: altMODERATE (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 8HAW1: Aix en Provence and Wine Tour (winery closed on Sunday)
  • Itinerary 8HAC1: Aix en Provence and Cassis - optional Wine Tasting available (winery closed on Sunday)
  • Itinerary 8HCM1: Aix en Provence, Cassis and Marseille
  • Itinerary 8HLV1: Aix en Provence and Luberon Villages (with lavander fields) - optional Wine Tasting available (winery closed on Sunday)
  • Itinerary 8HAP1: Avignon and wine tour in Chateauneuf du Pape
  • Itinerary 8HAB1: Arles and Baux de Provence tour

 

OPTIONAL: if you wish there is the chance to visit a winery and taste 3 different wines. Wine tasting and winery visits costs are not included in the above-mentioned price and must be paid on site (wine tasting costs between €5 and €10 per person according to the itinerary chosen). Select ''Add a reservation for the Wine Tasting Experience'' above.

Sites Description

AIX EN PROVENCE: you will visit the fountains, the famous Cours Mirabeau, the private mansions, the places frequented by the painter Paul Cezanne. Walk on the Cours Mirabeau lined with 17th and 18th centuries 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)
 
CASSIS: is a very ancient fishing port and the harbor is probably the most beautiful part of the village.You will have the possibility to board a 45-minute boat trip to discover 3 Calanques, steep-walled coves with tiny harbors or beaches at the end (tickets for this optional stop are not included - €16 per person approx).
 
MARSEILLE: photo stop at Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica. From this elevated area, you will enjoy a breathtaking view on the Phocaean city, the Frioul islands and If Castle. Drive along the Corniche Road, a holiday symbol and outward sign of wealth for merchants and the bourgeois from the 19th century who built magnificent houses with many splendid ostentatious features. You will then reach Saint-Victor abbey (11th century) that overlooks the entry to the Vieux-Port (Old Port).
 
WINE TOUR: in this 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 5 different wines each winery. Wine tasting and winery visits cost are not included in the above-mentioned price and must be paid on site (€10 per person at each winery) or can be collected by your driver at pick up time.
 
LUBERON VILLAGES: you will be taken on the Luberon road to see the Provence landscapes and visit the charming Provencal villages of Lourmarin, its castle and the villages around. Visit the castle and medieval sites. Afterward, take the lavender road for a photo session in the lavender fields (ONLY from the 10th of June to the 20th of July).
 
AVIGNON: Discover the Pope city with your guide during a walking guided tour of the historic center (40mn). You will see the famous Avignon Bridge, cathedral and garden of the Doms, church Saint Pierre, Horloge square and pope city. You can decide to visit the pope palace on your own (tickets for the Pope Palace is not included - €13 per person) or enjoy free time in the city center (40 mn) or lunch in a terrasse restaurant.
 
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE: You will reach the village of Châteauneuf du pape dominated by the ancient pope summer residence, an old castle ruin. You will visit 2 different cellars and enjoy 2 wines tasting (€5 per person at each winery) in old cellar used by the Popes at the time they were sovereign in Avignon. The professional sommeliers and owners of the cellars will guide you through tasting of different types of Châteauneuf du Pape wines. Tasting of 3 wines AOC of Chateauneuf du pape, red and white in each place.
 
ARLES: Discover the ancient city of Arles. Walking tour of the historical center with your guide to discover the main Roman monument, the arena, the amphitheater, Saint Trophime church, Van Gogh’s hospital, summer garden and café. Market on Saturdays.
 
BAUX DE PROVENCE: Drive to Baux de Provence and free time at leisure in the village. Lunch at leisure in the medieval village. Free time to explore the village and castle. You can decide according to your schedule to visit the Carrieres de lumiere art show (tickets for this optional stop are not included - €11 per person approx). Enjoy a 40mn show in this huge (7000 m²) ancient limestone quarry where natural limestone giant walls act like 3D screens. Discover the works of great 16th century painters, this year’s exhibition is dedicated to “The Fantastic and Wonderful World of Bosch, Bruegel, and Arcimboldo”.
 

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) € 490 €70 €420
9 to 16   (2 vans) € 950 €110 €840
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.