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TOULON: Full Day Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Private Shore Excursion

Discover the elegant town in provence of Aix en Provence: the fountains, the famous Cours Mirabeau, the private mansions, Paul Cezanne studio. The tour will continue to the very beautiful, ancient fishing port of Cassis

 

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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) € 600 €70 €530 
9 to 16  (2 vans) € 1170 €110 €1060
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

 IMPORTANT:
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.
  • 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. 
  • REFER your friends here and get €10 gift for each private excursion they book!
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Tour Description

Meet your guide at the ship and drive to the elegant town of Aix, en-Provence. Travel back in time while visiting this cities architectural heritage and discover the treasures while walking around with your personal guide. You will visit some of the most noted landmarks in the city of Aix-en-Provence; the Cathedral ‘Paroisse Saint Sauveur’, the clock tower ‘Belfry’ of City Hall and the famous ‘Le Cours Mirabeau’, an avenue lined with 17th and 18th-century private mansions where you can sit in a café and have a coffee with the locals and people-watch.

Aix is a city of art and fountains. There are many shops with beautiful displays of pastries, fashion, and curiosities. The famous pastry calissons, a cookie or biscuit made from a sweet almond paste and dried fruits originated here in the 15th century. Paul Cézanne(1839-1906), the post-impressionist painter made his master-pieces in Aix and you can visit his studio that he designed and built as his atelier and is now a museum open to the public (Museum entrance tickets are not included approximately €7 per person).

 
The tour continues to the small fishing village of Cassis. The beautiful harbor is lined with colorful restaurants and cafes that mirror onto the quiet waters of the small port with vintage fishing boats basking on the colorful reflection. You can take a ferry boat (Tickets is not included approximately €13per person) from here for a 45min tour of the 3 Calanques steep-walled covers with tiny harbors and white sand beaches. There are outstanding views of the bay from Cape Canaille to appreciate.  
 
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) € 600 €70 €530 
9 to 16  (2 vans) € 1170 €110 €1060
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.