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Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Wine Tour

1. Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Wine Tour

Get the full South of France experience with this half-day, small-group wine tour to two wineries in the Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire wine region.  This half-day tour from Aix-en-Provence to the Sainte-Victoire mountain wine-producing area will begin with a trip through the stunning landscape. A majestic mountain and lush vineyards serve as the perfect backdrop to the experience.  A wine region that extends over more than 47,000 acres, the Côtes de Provence AOC is the majority producer of Provence wines. Once you have reached the Côtes de Provence wine region, visit and taste local wines in two carefully selected, family-owned wineries.  Go on a fascinating journey through the history of each estate, with a focus on the wine-making process. After a visit to the technical installations to better understand how the wines are made, you'll then taste the excellent wines. 

From Aix-en-Provence: Wine Tour in Cezanne Countryside

2. From Aix-en-Provence: Wine Tour in Cezanne Countryside

Enjoy a half-day wine tour in the scenic landscape of Sainte-Victoire Mountain, inspiration for the famous post impressionist artist Paul Cézanne, who painted many pictures of the mountain between 1880 and 1883. The Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards are located east of Aix-en-Provence and, like all vineyards in Provence, are considered some of the most natural in France due to the drying effects of the Mistral wind.  Learn about the characteristics of the terroir, and explore the wine-making process while visiting the cellars of 2 separate wine estates. Meet the winemakers, and taste AOC Côtes de Provence wines in 3 colors - tasty, full-bodied reds of excellent structure, subtle, elegant rosés, and whites of distinction.

Hilltop Villages in Luberon

3. Hilltop Villages in Luberon

Visit the most beautiful medieval hilltop villages in the southern Luberon. Discover the charms of Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Roussillon, and Gordes on a 6-hour tour. Stop in Lourmarin for some free time, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in France, and noted for its Renaissance castle.Take a photo in Bonnieux, a picture-perfect Provençal village that features a 12th-century church surrounded by ancient cedars. Continue to Roussillon via the Roman-era Pont Julien. Roussillon, perched atop an ochre-colored cliff, is a favorite of painters, and a magical place where combinations of oxides give the ochre an infinite variety of colors. Gordes offers an extraordinary vision of a stone village erected on a massive rock. Its fortress castle and church dominate the houses of the village, which were built with stones taken from the rock on which they sit.

Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour

4. Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour

Travel from Aix-en-Provence to Luberon valley on a full-day tour of the area's charming and unique villages. First make your way to L'Isle sur la Sorgue, and wander through the open-air provencal market, and along the canals, taking time to stop in the various antique shops. Then enjoy lunch on your own in the exceptional hilltop village of Gordes. Afterward (from mid-June to mid-July only) stop for photos of the blooming lavender fields at Senanque Abbey. Continue to the colorful village of Roussillon and its ochre cliffs. Stop for a photo in Bonnieux and on the way admire the Pont Julien, a Roman bridge. Make your way back through the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin. Stop in Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages in France, famous for its Renaissance castle. Here you can enjoy some free time before returning to Aix-en-Provence.

Aix-en-Provence: Cassis boat ride and wine tasting day tour

5. Aix-en-Provence: Cassis boat ride and wine tasting day tour

Explore the charming Cassis and its seaside port on this full-day guided tour. Enjoy a boat ride, awe-inspiring scenery, a visit to a local winery to taste Provence rosé, red, and white wines, and more. Meet your guide in Aix-en-Provence to journey to the seaside port of Cassis. Discover this inviting portside village and the Calanques, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage national park. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the village, stroll through the narrow streets of Cassis, and browse the small shops and stores that sell local Provence goods. The tour continues with a panoramic boat ride to the Calanques, located near Cassis. From the small port, reach the Calanques National Park that stretches from Marseille to Cassis, and admire the beautiful coves of the steep rocky coast. After the boat ride, enjoy some free time for exploring Cassis and have lunch (own expense). No tour to Cassis is complete without a drive along the Route des Crêtes. As you leave Cassis, head up towards the highest sea cliff in Europe, Cap Canaille. Your guide will stop in one of the many areas for taking in the views over the village and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. After the drive to Cap Canaille, enjoy a wine tasting session in the Côtes de Provence – Sainte Victoire. This terroir is ideal for the production of elegant rosé wines and robust and generous red wines. Take in the gorgeous view with the Montagne Sainte Victoire in the back and limestone plateaus, often planted with olive trees. Learn about the winery and its winemaking process. Depending on the winery visited, continue your tasting with reds or whites. After the wine tasting session, you will be dropped off in the city center of Aix-en-Provence.

Aix-en-Provence: E-Bike Tour of Mount Sainte-Victoire

6. Aix-en-Provence: E-Bike Tour of Mount Sainte-Victoire

The tour starts and finishes at the shop in Aix-en-Provence where you will be set up with a Scott Electric mountain bike and helmet. The first few kilometres to get to the mountain are on paved roads and then the route follows different off-road trails. There are various viewpoints to stop at and appreciate the magnificence of the mountain, take videos, photos and have a snack. An E-Bike is a great way to explore the trails and makes the mountain accessible to people of all ages and riding capabilities. The electric mountain bike makes it easy to ride up steep hills and you'll be able to ride areas that you never thought possible. Each route is chosen depending on the skill level of the group.

Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

7. Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

Take your tastebuds on an adventure with a food tour of Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy tasty stops and historical anecdotes about the different streets and places along the way. Start the tour with a tasting of artisanal olive oils as well as three different spreads. Sample a charcuterie and cheese board and discover a delicious Corsican delicatessen. Discover the delicious truffle, which is native to the area, and taste some amazing truffle ham in a charmingly French atmosphere. Visit one of the most famous pastry shops in the region, founded in 1954. Taste one of its specialties, the Tarte Tropézienne, a cake made from sweet brioche filled with cream.

Aix en Provence: Gourmet Food Tour

8. Aix en Provence: Gourmet Food Tour

Meet your English speaking guide in front of the Tourist Information Center in Aix en Provence and start your gourmet walking tour in the historical center. Thanks to this guided tour, you will be able to discover this charming Provencal town and also to please yourself with the diversified scents and flavors of the region.  Let your senses be amazed by the colors and the smells of several local products, be tempted by some Calisson, the sweetest candy of all time created in Aix en Provence, appreciate a toast of green or black tapenade, taste a piece of cheese or a glass of wine from one of the local wine appellations. Everything is organized in order to allow you to discover what Provencal gastronomy truly means.

From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Villages & Provence Wines Tour

9. From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Villages & Provence Wines Tour

This full-day tour takes you on a discovery of the hilltop villages in the Luberon region as well as the wine-making region of Sainte-Victoire. You will journey from Aix-en-Provence to Mount Sainte-Victoire, which was the source of inspiration for the famous painter Cézanne from 1880 to 1883. You will visit 2 wine properties, where you can sample the locally produced red and rosé wine from the appellation of Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire. You will have some free time for lunch in Aix-en-Provence before you head off to discover the typical hilltop villages in the Luberon region. Along the way you will take a photo stop in Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance castle. You will visit Bonnieux, where you can stroll through this picture-perfect Provencal village topped by a 12th century church. You will then explore the colorful village of Roussillon, where all the houses are painted ocher. You will also visit Gordes, an amazing hilltop village built entirely with local dry stones called “lauze“.

Aix-en-Provence: Wine & Beer Tour by Motorcycle Sidecar

10. Aix-en-Provence: Wine & Beer Tour by Motorcycle Sidecar

We will pick you up at your hotel, we provide helmet and gloves, accessible to children from 4 years old with a parent in the basket, the price and for the reservation of the sidecar (for 1 or 2 adult passengers). On 2H: Leave Aix-en-Provence aboard our vintage sidecars to discover LA MONTAGNE SAINTE VICTOIRE which inspired Paul CÉZANNE so much. Enjoy a Beautiful Escape WINE TOUR: On the theme of discovering the Sainte-Victoire Vineyards and being one with the landscapes of our beautiful region to meet winegrowers and vineyards as well as olive groves, let's stop for a moment to visit authentic estates and enjoy do a tasting BEER-TOUR: To discover, the Brewery / Distillery in an exceptional setting nestled on the edge of a lake at an altitude of more than 500m. The range is composed of 6 beers, from the Hibiscus rosé, Blanche calisson through the original blonde famous Triple, their products will seduce you.

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What people are saying about Aix-en-Provence

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 714 reviews

The team that provided this tour was really incredible. We were running late due to getting on the wrong train, and they were helpful with getting us connected with the the tour group after. Our guide was very knowledgeable and although our group was behind schedule due to us and others being late he was not frazzled by it and we didn’t feel rushed. The tour was lovely and the vineyards were stunning. Thank you for the above and beyond service!

We had a wonderful experience. Lucille was a terrific guide. Since she is a local, she knew just where to take us and she answered all our questions thoughtfully. This trip seems very reasonably priced for a full day and had just the right balance of experiences. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants a bit of everything in the Cassis area.

Brilliant introduction to the streets and history of Aix, our guide was fantastic and we finished with top class cheese and wine st La Fromagerie. We highly recommend.

An excellent small tour to the wine region with Geoff. Most suited to lovers of the local rosé wines.

Our driver was personable, knowledgeable and flexible. We had a great time.