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Aix-en-Provence Sightseeing on wheels

Our most recommended Aix-en-Provence Sightseeing on wheels

From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Half Day Afternoon Tour

1. From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Half Day Afternoon Tour

Depart from Aix-en-Provence and drive along the scenic, countryside roads passing the colorful lavender fields on the Plateau of Valensole. Enjoy plenty of stops to take photos and soak up the breathtaking sights and scents of the 'Blue Gold of Provence'.  Later, stop at a farmer/producer's place and learn everything about the cultivation, distillation, and the properties of pure lavender and lavadin (a hybrid plant). Finally, take the opportunity to purchase the essential oil, olive oil, lavender honey directly from them.

From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Half Day Morning Tour

2. From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Half Day Morning Tour

Depart from Aix-en-Provence, drive along the scenic roads winding across the fields of flowers. Arrive on the wide Plateau of Valensole with its 800 square meters plateau, it specializes in the cultivation of lavandin, a hybrid lavender plant as well as cereals. It's nicknamed 'The Granary of the Region.' You will have many photo stops by the lavender fields in bloom and enjoy the breathtaking sights and scents. Stop at a farmer/ producer's place and learn everything about the cultivation, distillation and the properties of pure lavender and lavandin.  Have an opportunity to purchase pure lavender and lavandin essential oils, olive oil and lavender honey directly from them.

Aix-en-Provence: Day Trip to the Valensole Lavender Fields

3. Aix-en-Provence: Day Trip to the Valensole Lavender Fields

Travel along the lavender road on the Valensole plateau on this half-day tour from Aix-en-Provence. Capture pictures in the lavender and sunflower fields. Uncover the secrets to making lavender products at a local lavender distillery. Meet your guide at a centrally-located spot in the city of Aix-en-Provence. Ride in a comfortable and air-conditioned minibus to the Valensole plateau. Stop for pictures a stunning locations along the lavender road.  Have some free time to take pictures and enjoy the lavender and sunflower fields which bloom between June and July. Visit a local lavender distillery to find out how lavendin essential oils, olive oil, and honey are made. After your visit to the local producer, understand the difference between Lavender and lavendin. Return to your starting point in Aix-en-Provence at the end of your tour.

From Aix-en-Provence: Cassis Tour with Cap Canaille Stop

4. From Aix-en-Provence: Cassis Tour with Cap Canaille Stop

On this 4-hour sightseeing excursion from Aix-en-Provence by air-conditioned minibus, you drive along the coast to the charming village of Cassis, a small fishing port nestled between the famous calanques (inlets) and majestic Cap Canaille. Stop for photos at Cap Canaille. Be introduced to everyday life in Provence as you soak up Mediterranean sea views. Shop like a real local with a stroll through the provincial market on Wednesday and Friday. Have the chance to take a 45-minute boat trip (ticket not included) to sail to 3 of the calanques, where you will see up-close the limestone cliffs that rise and fall steeply into the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean.

French Riviera Private Half-Day Tour

5. French Riviera Private Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour exploring the glitzy French Riviera, based on your own itinerary and traveling in luxury minivans. Along with up to 8 participants, choose your departure point on the French Riviera from Italie, Monaco, Eze, Nice, Antibes, Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes, St. Tropez, Marseille, Aix en Provence, or the Côte d'Azur countryside. Discover the hidden gems of Saint Tropez, explore the fashionable city of Nice, or walk the red carpet at Cannes. Explore the playground of the jet set and former arsitocracy, and see luxury marinas, yachts and casinos, as well as enchanting hillside towns. You can choose your point of departure, return time and selected destinations. Simply provide a detailed description at the time of booking by leaving a note in the comments field. Or consult with the experts at Liven Up to plan your perfect day out.

Marseille: Jewish Heritage in Provence 8-Hour Tour

6. Marseille: Jewish Heritage in Provence 8-Hour Tour

The presence of Jewish communities in the South of France dates back to the beginning of the Roman Gaul era after the fall of Massada in 73 CE. These communities improved the cultural life of the area, especially in the artistic, scientific, medical, mystical, and philosophical fields.  Meet your minivan and tour guide in Marseille and begin an 8-hour private tour of the region. Stroll through former Jewish places like Carpentras, Cavaillon, Avignon, and Aix-en-Provence. Visit the old synagogues and cemeteries and appreciate the fascinating history of Jewish people of Provence.

Shore Excursion Full Day Aix-en-Provence and Cassis

7. Shore Excursion Full Day Aix-en-Provence and Cassis

Enjoy a guided walk along Cours Mirabeau with rich architecture and charming cafés. See opulent 17th- and 18th-century architecture as you make your way to Vieil Aix (Old Town). Explore the areas and go into charming boutiques and craft shops to pick up a unique souvenir. Afterwards, break to tour independently and to get your own lunch at one of the Brunswick House Cafes. Before lunch, you may enjoy an optional visit to the Atelier Paul Cézanne (not included). Learn about this Post-Impressionist painter and native-son of Aix, view authentic artifacts, and see the studio where Cézanne created pieces like "Les Grandes Baigneuses."   Afterwards head back to the car and go for a short ride to cassis were you’ll enjoy the view of the gulf at Cape Canaille situated on the highest sea headlands in France were you’ll be amazed by the panoramic views of Mediterranean and the Gulf of Cassis. Explore the village of Cassis at your leisure until the departure time and go back to Marseille. Your private tour ends back at your terminal or your hotel in Marseille. You’ll return in the late afternoon.

Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Shore Excursion Tour

8. Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Shore Excursion Tour

You'll be picked up at your ship or hotel and head straight to Aix-en- Provence (about 30 minutes) to get a look at its lively morning markets with the typical french atmosphere. You’ll take a walking tour of the old town with its beautiful buildings of the 17th and 18th century. You'll visit Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, the history museum, and Cézanne’s workshop. Then you'll be taken a bit higher to the hilltop where Cézanne actually painted numerous paintings of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain. If time permits, you may like to do a bit of shopping or wine tasting. Then, you'll be driven back to your ship or hotel in Marseille.

From Marseille: Half-Day Aix en Provence Tour

9. From Marseille: Half-Day Aix en Provence Tour

Enjoy a guided walk along Cours Mirabeau with its rich architecture and charming cafés. See opulent 17th- and 18th-century architecture as you make your way to Vieil Aix (Old Town). Explore the area and go into charming boutiques and craft shops to pick up a unique souvenir. Afterwards, break to tour independently and get your own lunch at one of the Brunswick House Cafe's. Before lunch, you may enjoy an optional visit to the Atelier Paul Cézanne (not included). Learn about this Post-Impressionist painter and native-son of Aix, view authentic artifacts, and see the studio where Cézanne created pieces like "Les Grandes Baigneuses."

Marseille: 8-Hour Provençal Picnic Tour

10. Marseille: 8-Hour Provençal Picnic Tour

To choose cities and villages that you want to discover, your itinerary for the day will depend on the market days where you will shop for your picnic food. On Monday it is the Cavaillon, on Tuesday the Aix-en-Provence, on Wednesday the Saint-Remy de Provence and Arles, on Thursday the Villeneuve-Les-Avignon, on Friday the Lourmarin, and on Saturday and Sunday the Pernes-les-Fontaines and the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgues respectively. Throughout your day you can choose to play a game called pétanque, which is the most popular pastime in Provence. You can also choose to discover ancient monuments, hilltop villages and lavender fields, or take a seaside drive. There is so much to see, and if you have any special request you have only to let your guide know. If you would like to share your tour with others on your cruise ship, simply place an ad online via cruise critic. At the conclusion of your day out, you will be returned safely to your ship.

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What people are saying about Aix-en-Provence

Ask for Natalie! We enjoyed a fantastic tour with Natalie starting from Aix-en-Provence to Cassis. Natalie drove us to Cassis in a comfortable minibus and is very entertaining along the way. Learn about the wines in the region and about the towns you pass. We took the optional boat tour to Les Calanques, and were promptly picked up by Natalie on return. Safe, efficient, and entertaining. Remember: ask for Natalie! Nous t'aime!

Xavier was great. He taught us a lot about the French Riviera and accommodated all our requests! Highly recommend

The Calanques boat trip was great, it's so beautiful. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very nice.

We enjoyed the trip and learned a lot about the places we visited! Great experience!!

Very nice day! The guide is kind, nice and helpful. The place is beautiful