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Ophorus Tours - From Aix en Provence to Cassis Village, Calanques Boat Ride & Provence Wines

Aix-en-Provence

From Aix en Provence to Cassis Village, Calanques Boat Ride & Provence Wines

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Journey To The Seaside Port Of Cassis to visit the village, enjoy a boat ride to the Calanques & taste delicious Provence Rosé, red and white wines on this full day tour from Aix en Provence. English speaking guide, Expert of Provence.

Highlights

  • Discover the fishing port of Cassis with your guide
  • Enjoy a Boat Tour to admire the Calanques
  • Wine tasting of Provence wines in a carefully selected winery
  • English speaking Driver Guide
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Program & Itinerary

Begin your adventure by meeting us at the centrally located Aix en Provence Tourism office. Our pickup point ensures easy access for guests staying in the heart of the city, with most hotels within a pleasant 10-minute walk. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by our friendly English-speaking guide, easily identifiable by a sign displaying the tour name and the distinctive Ophorus logo. Look ...

Explore the Scenic Beauty of Cassis and the Calanques National Park

Begin your adventure by meeting us at the centrally located Aix en Provence Tourism office. Our pickup point ensures easy access for guests staying in the heart of the city, with most hotels within a pleasant 10-minute walk.

Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by our friendly English-speaking guide, easily identifiable by a sign displaying the tour name and the distinctive Ophorus logo. Look for our guides wearing nominative badges, making them easily recognizable. Your guide will provide a comprehensive overview of the day's itinerary and program. Climb aboard our premium, comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle as we set off from Aix en Provence towards the charming seaside village of Cassis.

Discover the Enchanting Village of Cassis

Arriving in Cassis, a picturesque fishing village renowned for its pristine port and captivating calanques, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage National Park. Immerse yourself in the village's charms as you join your guide on a leisurely walking tour, gaining a sense of orientation amidst the narrow streets. Explore the local boutiques and shops, offering unique Provencal goods, distinct from the chain stores found in larger cities. If your visit falls on a Wednesday or Friday morning, don't miss the opportunity to accompany your guide to the local market, where you can savor the flavors of regional delicacies.

Panoramic Boat Ride in the Calanques National Park

This full-day tour from Aix en Provence includes an unforgettable panoramic boat ride through the breathtaking Calanques, nestled near Cassis. Departing from the charming port, we venture into the Calanques National Park, an expanse stretching from Marseille to Cassis. Prepare to be awe-struck by the striking contrast of turquoise waters and towering limestone cliffs, sculpted over time by erosion. This captivating landscape showcases a symphony of natural beauty.

Enjoy Free Time for Personal Exploration and Lunch (at your own expense)

Our carefully crafted itinerary allows ample time to fully savor the ambiance of Cassis. After your village visit and one-hour boat ride, take advantage of free time to immerse yourself in the unique "Provence atmosphere" and wander through the tranquil backstreets, away from the bustling harbor. Indulge in the flavors of the region at one of the many renowned restaurants or bistros, seeking recommendations from your guide for an authentic culinary experience. Delight in an array of seafood and fish dishes, which are local specialties.

Marvel at Cape Canaille, Europe's Highest Sea Cliff

No visit to Cassis is complete without embarking on a scenic drive along the renowned Route des Crêtes. As we depart Cassis, our journey ascends towards Cape Canaille, Europe's tallest coastal cliff. Along the route, our driver-guide will make strategic stops at dedicated viewpoints, allowing you to admire the mesmerizing vistas of the village and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. Capture the beauty of this awe-inspiring landscape in unforgettable photographs.

Indulge in Provence Rosé, Red, and White Wines

Following the drive to Cape Canaille, prepare to tantalize your taste buds with a delightful wine tasting session near Cassis. The Cassis Vineyard holds the distinction of being one of the first Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée established in 1936, alongside renowned regions such as Sauternes and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Exclusively cultivated in the district of Cassis, sheltered by the iconic Cap Canaille's towering cliffs plunging 400 meters into the Mediterranean Sea, the vineyard offers a truly unique terroir. At a meticulously chosen winery, savor a selection of local wines and gain insights into the winemaking process behind these highly acclaimed dry and fruity whites, as well as their renowned red and rosé counterparts.

Return to Aix en Provence

Concluding our wine tasting session, we commence our return journey to Aix en Provence. Our drop-off point in the city center marks the end of our services. Depart with cherished memories of a captivating day, where you witnessed the scenic splendor of Cassis, explored the remarkable Calanques National Park, and indulged in the exquisite flavors of Provence's celebrated wines. Book your journey now to embark on this unforgettable experience.

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  • 08:15 am

    Meet your Guide in front of the Tourism Office in Aix en Provence

  • 08:30 am

    Depart for Cassis Village & Provence wine tour from Aix en Provence

  • 09:15 am

    Arrive in the village of Cassis, walking tour with your guide

  • 10:30 am

    Boat ride in the Calanques Natural Park, ticket included

  • 11:45 am

    Free time in Cassis for personal discovery & lunch (at own expense)

  • 01:30 pm

    Depart from Cassis to Cap Canaille cliff including photo stop

  • 03:00 pm

    Wine tasting in a Selected Winery in Cassis area, tasting fees included

  • 04:30 pm

    Return to Aix en Provence, end of our services

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Ophorus Tours - From Aix en Provence to Cassis Village, Calanques Boat Ride & Provence Wines
Ophorus Tours - From Aix en Provence to Cassis Village, Calanques Boat Ride & Provence Wines
Ophorus Tours - From Aix en Provence to Cassis Village, Calanques Boat Ride & Provence Wines
Ophorus Tours - From Aix en Provence to Cassis Village, Calanques Boat Ride & Provence Wines
Ophorus Tours - From Aix en Provence to Cassis Village, Calanques Boat Ride & Provence Wines

Know before you book

Please note that in regards to the protection of the environment, we will no longer provide plastic bottles of water during our tours. You are kindly advised to bring your own.
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence available from April to end of October
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • In case of bad weather and for clients security, the boat ride can be cancelled and our guide will suggest another activity
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Children aged 4 - 12 years get reduced price 
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Small group Provence tour, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros

Meeting point

300 Avenue Giuseppe Verdi 13100 Aix en Provence

Departure

Pick up in front of the Tourism Office in Aix en Provence, 300 Avenue Giuseppe Verdi
Please be ready 10 minutes before tour departure time. All tours leave on time!

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

4.9/5 (56 reviews)
  • Lloyd M.

    26, Oct 2023

    My wife and I did the Cassis day trip with a friend and we all loved it despite it being too windy to go out on the boat that day. Instead we ended up...
  • Laura R

    16, Oct 2023

    Caroline was fun, full of energy, a safe driver and very knowledgeable. Our group enjoyed her stories of history along the way to Cassis. The boat ride...
  • Colin B

    15, Oct 2023

    The visit to the calanques is the highlight of the trip and would be better if more time was spent on it. Cassis is a quaint but unremarkable small town...
  • Maureen

    14, Oct 2023

    The entire day was wonderful. Our guide, Caroline, was so knowledgeable and personable - very charming and fun. We learned so much and felt very lucky...
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Included / excluded

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

Excluded

  • Entrance fees unless mentioned
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the guide

FAQ

  • What happens if we do not find the meeting point for our Shared Tour from Aix en Provence?

    You have to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure. If you are having difficulties finding the meeting point you must call us on our office number +33 556 152 609 so that we may help you find the exact area. Please note that tours leave on time and if you are not there at the designated area and indicated time the driver/guide will leave. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a day tour from Aix en Provence?

    Our company uses only premium minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space and on board P/A system for commentaries by the guide.
  • Who conducts your Shared Day Trips from Aix en Provence?

    We only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on. In some regions, where wine tours prevail (Bordeaux, Alsace) the tours are conducted by professional local guides, that are experts in Wines.
  • Will we have time to take a boat ride in the Calanques?

    Yes, absolutely. The boat ride in the Calanques is included on this full day tour. If boat ride is unable to take place due to bad weather conditions we will replace this by another visit such as Perfume Museum or additional winery.
  • What type of boats are used during the Calanques Boat tour?

    There are several types of boats used during the Calanques boat ride as this taken care by the local Cruise Boat association of Cassis. Usually our groups are booked into mid-size boats but depending on availability you might also be booked on larger sized boats. More information can be found here: http://www.calanquesdecassis.com
  • Is lunch included on this full day trip from Aix en Provence?

    No, lunch is not included on our shared tours from Aix en Provence. However, the itinerary has been designed so that you can have some free time for lunch in a location where there are multiple options. On this particular tour, you will have some time for lunch in the charming village of Cassis. Here you have the possibility to purchase snack, eat at local restaurants or brasseries. Don't hesitate to ask your guide for suggestions or recommendations.
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