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From Marseille: Full-Day Valensole Lavender Fields Tour

1. From Marseille: Full-Day Valensole Lavender Fields Tour

Spend the day among the purple-blue sea of the lavender fields of Provence, which bloom stunning shades of lilac and mauve from June through August. Start your day in the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence, fondly known as the “city of art and water.” Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” that is lined with plane trees. Discover the cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, and Zola. Go to one of the numerous markets that take place in the city center every day, and admire the shimmering palette of fragrances and colors. After some free time for lunch on your own, continue along the picturesque roads lined with golden wheat and blue lavender fields. Your driver will stop for plenty of photo opportunties en route to Valensole, with free time to explore this traditional Provencal village on arrival. They will also give useful information about the uses of lavender essential oil, and the lavender crop in Provence in general.

From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tasting

2. From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tasting

Explore some of the historic sites of Provence on a full-day minibus tour from Marseille, starting with the medieval city of Avignon. Drive along the docks between the Rhône River and historic city walls, looking at the Saint-Benezet Bridge made famous by the children's song, “Sur le Pont d'Avignon.” Go to the impressive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), site of the Papacy in the 14th century before their return to Rome. The largest Gothic palace in Europe, the austere Palais dominates the city (entrance tickets not included). Sample the wines of the Rhône River valley in the legendary village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, boasting a castle ruin that overlooks the vineyards of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. You will visit the cellar of a winery for a complimentary wine-tasting session. Next, drive to the Pont du Gard to see the remains of the Roman aqueduct that supplied water to the city of Nîmes. The tour then continues towards the Alpilles Mountains to the lofty village of Les Baux de Provence, located on a rocky spur overlooking the valley. Take an unforgettable journey back to the Middle Ages at Les Baux, before your return journey to Marseille.

Welcome to Marseille: Private Tour with a Local

3. Welcome to Marseille: Private Tour with a Local

Make travel as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Marseille from a local guide eager to share all the tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood as you learn insider tips such as the best places to buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to see and do, customized to your interests. Feel more comfortable navigating the city confident that you have all the information you need.

From Marseille: Luberon Markets & Villages Full-Day Trip

4. From Marseille: Luberon Markets & Villages Full-Day Trip

Tour the enchanting hill-top villages and colorful landscapes of the Luberon region of southern France on a full-day tour from Marseille, driving through Lourmarin. Stroll through one of the weekly markets, depending on the day of your tour. Experience the aromas and flavors of traditional Provençal produces. On Tuesdays only, spend time in the dry-stone built village of Gordes and explore its market. On other days, stop in Gordes for a panoramic photo stop. From mid-June to mid-July, make a photo stop at Senanque Abbey for its lavender fields in bloom. See the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses with a market on Thursdays. Enjoy free time in Lourmarin (market on Friday), famous for its Renaissance castle. Walk along the canals and discover the antique shops. On Sundays, there is a market that takes place in L'Isle sur Sorgue. Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse and the Sorgue resurgence.

From Marseille: Lavender Tour to Sault, Roussillon & Gordes

5. From Marseille: Lavender Tour to Sault, Roussillon & Gordes

Drive to Pays de Sault with its wide lavender fields in bloom. Stop in Sault, the capital of lavender and enjoy many photo stops in the lavender fields in bloom and visit a lavender producer. You will have free time in the charming village of Sault for lunch on your own, and if you are visiting on a Wednesday, you're in luck as it is market day. In the the afternoon, discover two of the most beautiful villages in France. Roussillon is built at the top of an ochre cliff, and provides visitors with a beautiful understanding of the harmonious combination of man and nature, and of ochre and stone with all its ochre-washed façades. Gordes is a village erected on the top of a cliff, its fortified castle and church dominate the typical houses of the village which were built with stones from the rock on which they sit. Head back to Marseille in the late afternoon.

From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

6. From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

Start this comprehensive full-day tour of Provence with a visit to Aix-en-Provence, known as the city of water and art Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a beautiful wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” lined with plane trees. See the amazing fountain of the Rotonde, as well as many cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, Zola, and others. The weekly market will give you the opportunity to savor the regional produce, including fresh cheese and olive oil, as well as scented Marseille soap. Then, head to the village of Cassis, driving the Crest road and up to the highest maritime cliff in Europe, Cape Canaillto, for spectacular views of the Bay. Stroll the charming fishing port, where you can try thier famous Pastis (anis flavored liquor), before an optional 45-minute boat cruise through the breathtaking calanques (rocky, limestone inlets).  End your day with a panoramic tour of Marseille, including a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, with its panoramic view of the city, Frioul Islands, and Château d'If. End at the 11th-century Abbey of Saint-Victor, guarding the entrance to the Vieux Port.

Toulon & St Tropez: Côtes-de-Provence 8-Hour Wine Tour

7. Toulon & St Tropez: Côtes-de-Provence 8-Hour Wine Tour

You'll be picked up at your location and driven to St Tropez and Toulon which are about 1 hour from Aix en Provence or Marseille. Visit between 3 and 4 vineyards domains and enjoy some wine tasting as you learn about the Côtes-de-Provence Appellation. Discover an 11th-century chapel and an unusual vineyard castle. Visit the Provencal village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, a castle in Hyères, the standing stones at the Lambert Farm in Collobrières, and more. Take the option to stop for lunch in a selected restaurant. 

Truffle Hunting in Provence

8. Truffle Hunting in Provence

Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully immerse yourself in the gourmet paradise of the Luberon.

Marseille: Street Art Walking Tour

9. Marseille: Street Art Walking Tour

Experience an incredible walking tour with a passionate guide and explore a new face of Marseille that is more cosmopolitan and artistic.  Explore Noailles, a district known as "the belly of Marseille", is a fascinating and lively place with its daily colorful market and its many legendary shops like the oldest drugstore in France, created in 1827. Savor tea mint with a delicious pastry included in the tour to enjoy the good vibes of Noailles and better understand the challenges this district is facing now. Go to Cours Julien were an urban art movement started in the 1980' s. See the old market garden warehouses that were located there and replaced by music stores, art studios, theaters, second-hand boutiques, bars, and cafés. Enjoy the atmosphere that made the place today a cool district dedicated to alternative culture and street art.  Admire giant frescoes, amazing artworks, and discover an architectural heritage typically from Marseille: small buildings, colorful shutters, and clothes drying in the sun. Learn about the different techniques that each creator uses and discover French and local artists. Meet a very diverse crowd from hipsters, punks, students, families, children to hippies that enjoy relaxing on Cours Julien.

Marseille: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

10. Marseille: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

You'll start at the highest point in Marseilles, Notre Dame de la Garde, for a spectacular 360° view of the city, coastline and mountains. Then you'll go into the heart of the city and get a feel for Marseille's main attraction: the exotic Noailles Market, which is the fish market on the Old Port, and the oldest neighborhood in France and the Fort St. Jean. You'll also discover the coast road to the Goudes before heading back to your ship or hotel. There's is an incredible amount to see here in this wonderfully-picturesque place. If you have any special requests, please inform the local supplier.

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What people are saying about Marseille

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 205 reviews

Johanne gave us a most interesting and memorable learning experience. We learnt everything there is to know and had a lot of fun with 3 very experienced highly trained truffle finding dogs. All in all a very well prepared experience that we would highly recommend.

It was a wonderful experience. We toured Aix-en-provence, parts of Marseille and the beautiful beach town of Cassis. Our guide, Emanuel, was excellent and very knowledgeable of just about everything. I strongly recommend the day trip and the guide.

Booked this trip very last minute and i was not disappointed. Aix-en-Provence is a pretty town full of history. I was lucky enough to go on market day. Highly recommend.

Our tour guide Florence was amazing. She was extremely personable and informative. We squeezed in a lot of activity into a day.

A very pleasant tour. More time in Aix En Provence would be better.