Private Cassis and Aix-En-Provence
Stroll along the cafe-lined roads of the seaside town of Cassis. Enjoy a delightful small boat cruise and more when you embark on this private walking tour near Marseilles. It's the perfect cultural walking tour for cultural connoisseurs thanks to its scenic sites like the Avignon Town Hall and the peaceful gardens of Aix en Provence. Your private tour includes comfortable transportation and an expert local guide who will share the stories of Cassis past and show you spree of its iconic landmarks and attractions. You'll also get time to explore this beautiful commune on your own or spend some cash on a harborside lunch as you watch the boats sail by. You'll also get the option to take a 45-minute cruise to visit a series of bays and limestone cliff-formed inlets known as Calanques.
Your tour begins at Marseille Harbour, where you'll meet up with your expert tour guide before hopping on a comfortable transfer to the beautiful Cassis. This popular tourist destination sits along the coastline of the French Riviera and has a history that dates back to 500 B.C. when the ancient Ligures occupied the land. Today, Cassis is known for its fine wines and cliffside, panoramic views and cafe-lined streets, which are perfect for roaming as you take in its storybook-like features.
If weather permits, consider taking the 45-minute cruise to the Calanques, which sits at the bottom of Cap Canaille. Here, you'll discover the picturesque series of limestone-forged inlets before spending some leisure time on your own dining on French cuisine at a local cafe or restaurant for lunch. Next, head to Provence's old capital of Aix en Provence, where you'll discover a city characterized by centuries-old charm as you come across local markets and observe the beauty of its serene gardens. Then, take a stroll through the city of the Popes, Avignon, where you'll find monumental fountains and iconic baroque-style private mansions donning ochre or clay-colored exteriors built for nobles.
The city of Avignon is also known for its art and cultural attractions, so you'll also find noteworthy landmarks and attractions like the Town Hall, Cathedral and Corn Exchange, an iconic building that features a symbolic sculpture by the famous French sculptor Jean-Pancrace Chastel. You'll also come across five main square markets when traveling on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, including two produce-dedicated local markets, a local market dotted with handicrafts and antique dealers, and one dedicated to second-hand and brand new apparel. You'll even find a square that has a cornucopia of flowers that enhance the square with its ever-changing vivid colors. Wrap up your tour with a scenic drive back to Marseille Port as you reflect on the wonderful attractions you visited.
From strolling through the streets of Cassis to indulging in the art and fountains in the City of Water and Art, this private tour offers a cultural experience like none other. Sign up for this private walking tour today and get ready to indulge in a memorable cultural excursion in South France!