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Ophorus Tours -  A Private Shore Excursion From Marseille to St Rémy, Les Baux de Provence & Arles

A Private Shore Excursion From Marseille to St Rémy, Les Baux de Provence & Arles

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Explore the villages of Saint-Rémy de Provence where Van Gogh lived for a year and Les Baux de Provence medieval village located on hilltop. End the day with a guided tour of Arles on this private Shore Excursion from Marseille.

Highlights

  • Pick up and drop off at Marseille Cruise Port
  • Stop at Plateau des Antiques in St Rémy de Provence
  • Visit the village of St Remy de Provence
  • Optional visit of Saint Paul de Mausole
  • Visit the enchanting village of Les Baux de Provence
  • Optional visit of 'Les Carrières de Lumière'
  • Walking tour in Arles
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Program & Itinerary

Today, we will come and pick you up directly at your cruise terminal in Marseille Cruise Port Terminal. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of this private tour to Saint Rémy, Arles and Les Baux de Provence with you. Then board your premium A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the village of Saint Rémy de Provence. After the visit, drive to the charming ...

Meet your English speaking local guide

Today, we will come and pick you up directly at your cruise terminal in Marseille Cruise Port Terminal. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of this private tour to Saint Rémy, Arles and Les Baux de Provence with you.

Then board your premium A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the village of Saint Rémy de Provence. After the visit, drive to the charming village of Les Baux de Provence. Finally, end your day in Arles.

Visit the village of St Rémy de Provence 

Begin your day trip driving to Saint Remy de Provence village. Enjoy a photo stop on the Plateau des Antiques to admire the Roman triumphal arch and Mausoleum. Visit the village of Saint Rémy. After the visit, free time for personal discovery. For your information, there is a beautiful Provence Market on Wednesdays.

Admire medieval Les Baux de Provence

Then, drive to the Alpilles mountain region that is famous for its vineyards and olive trees. Reach the medieval village of les Baux-de-Provence built on a rocky spur and from where you will have a breathtaking view of the surrounding Provence Countryside.

Enjoy some free time to explore the narrow streets, galleries and the remains of a 10th century fortress. Visit the carrières de lumières, a unique light and sound show in Europe located in an ancient limestone quarry (entrance fees not included) where the natural 14 meter high limestone walls act like giant screens.

Finally, visit the charming small town of Arles

This is one of the most peculiar towns of France. It possesses some of the most fascinating architectural highlights including Roman monuments and Medieval buildings and churches. The town is also influenced by several cultures because of its location at the crossroads of Camargue & Provence. A number of monuments in Arles are classified as Unesco World Heritage Sites.

For many years it has attracted Parisians, intellectuals and of course artists of which Vincent Van Gogh is the most famous. If you wish, it is possible to make a stop at the Monastery Saint Paul de Mausole where Van Gogh resided for just over a year.

This lunatic asylum is where the artist voluntarily admitted himself after his breakdown in December 1888 that resulted in the self-mutilation of his left ear. It is during his stay here that he will achieve one of his most famous paintings La Nuit étoilée - The Starry Night. It is also here that the Artist will paint an enclosed field that fascinated him.

Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour of the city of Arles. Explore the Roman arena, the Arles Amphitheatre, Van Gogh cafe, hospital and garden, the Church of St Trophime church and city hall square. Arles was the Roman capital of Provence during the reign of Julius Caesar and also the Christian capital of the emperor Constantine. The city houses Christian, medieval and Roman sites and is considered as one of the most interesting locations to visit in Provence.

After the visit of Arles, we will return to Marseille Port of Call and that will be the end of our services.

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  • Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Marseille Port of Call

  • Drive to Saint Rémy de Provence

  • Stop at Plateau des Antiques to admire the Roman Monuments

  • Visit the village of Saint Rémy

  • Drive to Les Baux de Provence

  • Visit the village of Les Baux de Provence

  • Optional visit of 'Carrières de Lumières' in Les Baux

  • Free time for lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense)

  • End the day in the charming small town of Arles

  • Return to your Cruise Ship in Marseille

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Ophorus Tours -  A Private Shore Excursion From Marseille to St Rémy, Les Baux de Provence & Arles
Ophorus Tours -  A Private Shore Excursion From Marseille to St Rémy, Les Baux de Provence & Arles
Ophorus Tours -  A Private Shore Excursion From Marseille to St Rémy, Les Baux de Provence & Arles
Ophorus Tours -  A Private Shore Excursion From Marseille to St Rémy, Les Baux de Provence & Arles
Ophorus Tours -  A Private Shore Excursion From Marseille to St Rémy, Les Baux de Provence & Arles

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  • Small group, personalized experiences
  • Entrance fees can be purchased during booking process
  • Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups, contact us
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Marseille Cruise Port Terminal

Departure

Pick up at Cruise Ship – Marseille Cruise Ship Terminal.
Please proceed to exit where your guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing lead traveler name.

Return

Drop off at Cruise Ship – Marseille Cruise Ship Terminal

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at Cruise Ship in Marseille
  • Visit of Saint Rémy de Provence
  • Visit of Les Baux de Provence
  • Optional visit of Les Carrières de Lumière
  • Walking tour in Arles
  • English speaking driver or driver/guide
  • Premium A/C vehicle

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

FAQ

  • What type of vehicles are used during your shore excursions from Marseille Port?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts your private shore trips from Marseille?

    All our tours are conducted by English speaking drivers or driver/guides. For a more personalized experience, we can also organize any private tour with both a driver and a guide. On this particular tour, you will enjoy the services of an English speaking driver/guide, expert in Provence.
  • How long is the drive from Marseille to our first stop?

    Depending on the weather conditions, we will begin the tour either in Arles or in Saint Rémy de Provence. Either way, in normal traffic conditions, the driving time from Marseille to either destination is just over an hour.
  • Is this private shore excursion from Marseille strenuous?

    Yes, this tour involves a great deal of walking in the villages as well as in Arles. Therefore, we do not recommend that you book this tour if you have any walking difficulties or health issues. If you do book this tour, please wear comfortable shoes on the day of your excursion.
  • What can we expect on this private shore excursion from Marseille Cruise Port?

    This private shore excursion is mainly dedicated to the visit of villages of Provence such as St Rémy and Les Baux de Provence. Your guide will adapt the tour to your wishes including the sites that you are interested in unless our team of travel specialists have already designed a specific tour just for you. This private shore excursion also includes a walking tour in Arles.
  • Is lunch included on this private tour from Marseille Cruise Ship?

    No, we never include lunch on our private shore excursions. However, let us know if you would like us to suggest and pre-book a local restaurant reservation. Our team will be happy to organize this for you at no extra cost. For this particular shore excursion we suggest that you opt for lunch in a local restaurant in Les Baux de Provence as there is a lot of choice and different options.

    You can also talk with your guide directly in the morning. Let him know your wishes and she/he will adapt the tour accordingly and suggest the best possible options.
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