Aix en Provence Half Day Shore Excursion From Toulon

Start your day trip with the visit of the Aix en Provence historical city center

Follow the footsteps of famous painter Paul Cézanne

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Trip Details


500€ Per Group 2 – 7 persons

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All year round, on request


4 Hours (approx.)

Trip Style:

Half Day Shore Excursion
Minimum 2, Maximum 7.

Larger groups please contact us.

Meeting Point:

Pick up and drop off at your Cruise Ship located in Toulon or La Seyne Sur Mer

  • Pick up and drop off at Ship – Toulon or La Seyne Sur Mer Cruise Ports
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Visit Aix en Provence
  • Small-Group Private tour limited to 7 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized
  • Transportation in A/C vehicle

  • Entrance fees
  • Tasting fees
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses & insurance
  • Gratuities for the guide

Embark on a vibrant Private Shore Excursion from Toulon Port City to Visit the charming small town of Aix en Provence

Today, we will come and pick you up directly at your ship in Toulon Cruise Port. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of this private tour with you. Then board your A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the town of Aix en Provence.

Arrive in Aix en Provence
In the morning or the afternoon, participate in a private small-group day trip from Toulon to Aix en Provence. The small town of Aix en Provence is known as the City of Water and City of Fine Arts. The number of fountains that are located in Aix is quite unusual and about 30 of them are considered to be Architectural highlights. Fontaine des Trois Ormaux, Fontaine Miollis or the amazing Fontaine Moussue – covered with moss – all date back to the 17th century. Your private guided tour of Aix en Provence historical city center will certainly include some fountains and show you how important water is to the town.

Visit the Historical City Center
During your walking tour, you will also visit the historical old town of Aix en Provence. Admire the finesse of wrought iron sculpted on the balconies of the houses that line Cours Mirabeau, Albertas square and the 17th-century town hall. Other landmarks include Saint Saveur Cloister and the nearby Cathedral.

Aix en Provence is also home to Fine Arts. One can follow the footsteps of famous painter Paul Cézanne. Born in Aix en Provence, the painter is also buried here in the Saint Peter cemetery. it is possible today to visit his Painting Studio where one can still admire furniture, equipment and tiny details that will connect you with his life.

After the visit, enjoy some free time for lunch or personal discovery (morning tour) before returning to your ship in Marseille.

Our other Shore Excursions from Toulon
From the port of Toulon or Sanary Sur Mer, we offer a large number of half-day or full-day Toulon tours, wine tasting tours or biking tours. Other highlights include Hilltop villages such as Le Castellet, Cassis fishing village including a boat tour, cap canaille, Saint Tropez on the French Riviera. All tours conducted by Expert Tour Guides. We cover all of the south of France.

Good to Know

  • Tour is in English, other languages on request
  • This activity is subject to availability at time of booking
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
  • Price is for small groups of 2 to 7 persons
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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