Cassis village, boat ride & Provence wines - op4

Aix-en-Provence - Tourisme - From 04/04 to 31/10/2022, every Monday and Thursday between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm.

Meet your English speaking local guide : there, your guide will go over the itinerary and program of the day. Board your premium, comfortable A/C vehicle and begin your tour from Aix-en-Provence towards the lovely seaside village of Cassis.

Cassis village visit: arrive in the fishing village of Cassis and discover this cute portside village as well as the calanques listed by Unesco as a world heritage national park. The land & sea area is known for its white cliffs and turquoise water. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the village so as to get your bearings. As you stroll through the narrow streets of Cassis, browse small shops and stores that sell local goods of Provence, far from the chain stores that you would find in larger cities. If you are in the village on a Wednesday or Friday morning, your guide will certainly take you to the local market where it is possible to taste local delicacies.

Boat ride in the Calanques National Park: this full day tour from Aix-en-Provence also includes a panoramic boat ride of the Calanques that are located near Cassis. From the small port, reach the Calanques National Park that stretches from Marseille to Cassis to admire some of the most beautiful coves part of the steep rocky coast that developed in limestone due to erosion. The result is a breathtaking landscape that mixes turquoise waters with impressive limestone cliffs and inlets.

Enjoy some free time for personal discovery & lunch (at own expense)

The great thing about this tour is that the program has been designed to leave you enough time to thoroughly enjoy your time in Cassis. After your visit & 45 minute boat ride, you will have sufficient time to take in some of that "Provence atmosphere" and lose yourself in the small quiet backstreets compared to the bustling harbor. It will also be time for you to taste some of the local delicacies in one of the many restaurants or bistros of the village. Ask your guide for recommendations as there are a number of restaurants that serve fine meals. As you can imagine, fish & seafood are among the most popular dishes to be found in the village.

Reach Cape Canaille, the highest cliff in Europe

No tour to Cassis will be complete without a drive along the Route des Crêtes. As you leave Cassis, your drive will begin to head up towards the highest sea cliff in all of Europe. Of course, your driver/guide will stop in one of the many areas dedicated to take in the views over the village and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. The views are stunning and make for a great opportunity for astounding photos.

Provence rosé, red & white wines

After the drive to Cap Canaille, it will be time for you to experience a wine tasting session in the Côtes de Provence - Sainte Victoire. Here, the view is stunning with the Sainte-Victoire mountain in the back and limestone plateaus that are often planted with olive trees. Upon arrival, taste local rosé wine and find out about the winery and the wine making process of this very popular wine. Depending on the winery visited, continue your tasting with reds and/or whites of the Appellation.

➜ Commented excursion only in English / Guaranteed departure from 2 people

➜ Departure from the Tourist Office at 8.30am

➜ Duration: 8h

➜ Included: visit of Cassis village, ticket for boat ride to see Calanques, stop at Cap Canaille for stunning view, wine tasting session & tasting fees, English-speaking driver/guide, travel in premium A/C vehicle, bottle of water and Wifi in the minivan

➜ Not included: meals and drinks, entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions, personal insurance and expenses, gratuities for the driver/guide

➜ Pets are forbidden

➜ Booking at the information desk or on the website of the Tourist Office.

Information provided by Office de Tourisme d'Aix en Provence

  • Address

    Au départ de l'Office de Tourisme
    300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi
    BP 40106

    13090 Aix-en-Provence

  • Organiser

    Ophorus

  • Phone

    • 01 83 64 31 07
  • Website

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