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    Adult tasting fees for the visit & tasting in 1 winery of the Cassis or Bandol appellation.
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Ophorus Tours - Aix en Provence & Wine Tasting Tour Private Shore Excursion From Toulon

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Aix en Provence & Wine Tasting Tour Private Shore Excursion From Toulon

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Visit the Elegant town of Aix en Provence and taste delicious Provence wines

Highlights

  • Pick up and drop off at Toulon Cruise Port Terminal
  • Visit Elegant Aix en Provence
  • Discover the small fishing port village of Bandol
  • Taste delicious Provence wines
  • English speaking guides, local experts of Provence
  • Tour can be fully customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

Embark on a vibrant Private Shore Excursion from Toulon Port of Call 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 or La Seyne Sur Mer Cruise Ports. 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 ...

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

Pick up at your Cruise ship in Toulon

Today, we will come and pick you up directly at your ship in Toulon or La Seyne Sur Mer Cruise Ports. 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.

Arrive in Aix en Provence

In the morning depart for your private small group full day tour from Toulon to Aix en Provence. The charming small town of Aix en Provence is known as the City of Water and City of Fine Arts. The number of fountains that are located in Aix is quite unusual and about 30 of them are considered to be Architectural highlights.

Fontaine des Trois Ormeaux, Fontaine Miollis or the amazing Fontaine Moussue - covered with moss - all date back to the 17th century. Your guided tour of Aix en Provence historical city center will certainly include some fountains and show you how important water is to the town.

Visit the Historical City Center

During your walking tour, you will also visit the historical old town of Aix en Provence. Admire the finesse of wrought iron sculpted on the balconies of the Houses that line Cours Mirabeau, Albertas square and the 17th century town hall. Other landmarks include Saint Sauveur Cloister and the nearby Cathedral.

Or follow the footsteps of french painter Cézanne

Aix en Provence is also home to Fine Arts. One can follow the footsteps of famous Post Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Born in Aix en Provence, the painter is also buried here in the Saint Peter cemetery. It is possible today to visit his Painting Studio where one can still admire furniture, equipment and tiny details that will connect you with his life.

Another great option, a Gourmet Food & Wine Experience

If History, Culture or Art is not your priority while on a shore excursion then another great option is to opt for a gourmet food & wine tour of Aix en Provence. The town is known for its large number of culinary specialties and the Provence wine region is just a few kilometers away.

If you choose this option, your guide will show you the seasonal produce, meet local farmers at the farmers market, taste pastries, macaron and candied fruits which are a local delicacy. You will also have the opportunity to stop for a well deserved drink and what better than local rosé wine!

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, 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 title 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 grape variety – the appellation rules require at least 50 percent. Participate in the visit of a domain with a private guide. Enjoy wine tasting of local wines (fees not included) on this Provence wine tour part of your shore excursion. On request we can also include white wines.

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

Our other Shore Excursions from Toulon

From the Cruise Ports of Toulon or La Seyne sur Mer, we offer a large number of wine tours and day trips departing from Toulon. We will take you to all the major sites of the area such as Saint Tropez, Sainte Victoire mountain, Aix en Provence, Bormes les Mimosas or the villages of Les Baux de Provence, Le Castellet and Gassin. It is also possible to taste Cassis White Wines.

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

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  • Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Toulon

  • Drive to Aix en Provence

  • Visit Aix en Provence with your guide

  • Drive to Bandol village

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

  • Visit & Wine tasting in the Bandol Wine region

  • Drop off at your Cruise Ship in Toulon

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Ophorus Tours - Aix en Provence & Wine Tasting Tour Private Shore Excursion From Toulon
Ophorus Tours - Aix en Provence & Wine Tasting Tour Private Shore Excursion From Toulon

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If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business. We accept split payment transactions by credit card.

  • Small group, personalized experiences
  • Wine tasting fees can be purchased during booking
  • Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 7 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

Toulon Cruise Ship Terminal

Departure

Pick up at Cruise Ship – Toulon 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 – Toulon Cruise Ship Terminal

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at Cruise Ship in Toulon
  • Visit of Aix en Provence
  • Free time for lunch in Bandol
  • Wine tasting session in Bandol wine region
  • English speaking driver or driver/guide
  • Premium A/C vehicle

Excluded

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

FAQ

  • What type of vehicles are used during your private shore excursions from Toulon?

    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 day trips from Toulon?

    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 Toulon Cruise Port to Aix en Provence?

    The driving time from Toulon Port of Call to Aix en Provence, in normal traffic conditions, is of approximately 1 hour. From Aix en Provence to Badol, driving time is just over one hour. From the Bandol back to Toulon the drive will be of about 20 minutes.
  • Is this shore excursion from Toulon strenuous?

    This tour involves some walking during the visit of Aix en Provence. The afternoon is quite easy as the village of Bandol does not include any difficulties nor does the wine tasting.
  • What can we expect on this private shore excursion from Toulon?

    This private shore excursion is mainly dedicated to the visit of historical Aix en Provence and of the village of Cassis including a Provence Wine Tasting tour. In Aix en Provence you can choose between a historical tour, a walking tour on the footsteps of French Painter Cézanne or a Gourmat food & wine tour. Then, for lunch you will have time for lunch (at own expense) in the charming village of Bandol. Then, participate in a wine tasting session in the Bandol appellation.
  • Is lunch included on this private Shore Trip from Toulon?

    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 the village of Bandol 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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