Aix-en-Provence and Wine Tasting Full Day Shore Excursion From Toulon

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

Enjoy a local wine tasting near Bandol

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Trip Details

Prices:

700€ Per Group 2 – 7 persons

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When:

All year round, on request


Duration:

8 Hours (approx.)


Trip Style:

Full 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


Inclusions:
  • 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
  • Winery visit near Bandol
  • Small-Group Private tour limited to 7 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized
  • Transportation in A/C vehicle

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

Embark on a vibrant Private Shore Excursion from Toulon Port of Call or La Seyne Sur Mer to Visit Aix en Provence followed by wine tasting in the Provence Wine Region of Bandol!

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 full-day tour with you. Then board your A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the city of Aix en Provence.

Visit the town of Aix en Provence
First, this short trip will have us drive to the beautiful town of Aix en Provence. Along the road, take in the panoramic views of Provence as you cross a national park. Enjoy a private tour of Aix en Provence historical city center. Marvel at its large boulevards or narrow streets.

Take in the history and culture of the town as you follow the footsteps of famous painter Cézanne or discover unique fountains and small squares. Explore Aix-en-Provence through its narrow streets filled with history, provencal market, town hall square, fountains, and Cathedral Saint Sauveur, walking in the path of Cezanne.

Reach the small fishing port of Bandol
Then, your Toulon shore excursion will head towards the typical fishing port of Bandol. Enjoy some free time in the village to have lunch (not inluded in the price), and stroll around the colorful streets.

After lunch, it will be time for your tour guide to lead you to the Provence wine region of Bandol. This is a key appellation of the Provence wine region in the far Eastern south of France. Created in 1941, the tittle covers red, white and rosé wines from roughly 1550 hectares (3830 acres) of vineyards around the Mediterranean coastal town.

It is most famous for its red wines, which make up the majority of the appellation’s output. These contain a high proportion of Mourvèdre – the appellation rules require at least 50 percent. Participate in the visit of a domain with a private guide. Enjoy a wine tasting of local wines (fees not included).

After your tour, you will be driven back to your cruise ship and this will be the end of this Toulon tour.

Our other Shore Excursions from Toulon
From the Cruise Ports of Toulon or La Seyne Sur Mer, we offer a large number of day tours departing from Toulon that will take you to all the major sites of the area such as Saint Tropez, Aix en Provence, Bormes Les Mimosas or the villages of Le Castellet and Gassin.

We also organize wine tasting tours to Cassis where it is also possible to take a boat tour to the fascinating Calanques. We also organize shore excursions in the French Riviera from the Cruise ports of Nice / Villefranche Sur Mer, Cannes / Antibes & Monaco.

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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Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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