Your Perfect Day in Provence

Marseille

Our curated fully private tours are  specially dedicated to cruise ship passengers docking in Marseille are always full day (7 hours) tours with a driver and a van  accommodating between 6 to 8 passengers.  Cost is based on number of passengers and the destination you select along with the options such as wine tastings, or museum admission fees. Lunch is not included. It can be on the go or in a nice local French bistrot which you guide can arrange. 

Our Best Selling Tour in Provence

Elegant Aix-en-Provence and the charming seaside resort Cassis

You start the day in Aix-en-Provence: visit of the city with its sumptuous 17th and 18th architecture, its nice terraces, its lovely streets with fountains There  will most likely be a farmer’s market or one of the most popular provençal  markets. The multitude of stalls will be laden with local and seasonal food items  including , olive oil, goat cheese, Provencal herbs, as well as olive oil based soaps,  Provençal fabrics, potteries which are all great gift ideas “made in Provence”.  Your guide will focus on the painter Cezanne who was born in the town. Both of my children were born in Aix  and both went to the same school as Cezanne. You will take a scenic road going to the Mountain which was one of the favorite subjects of the painter. This is a very spectacular and impressive place. A wine tasting is possible in a lovely winery at the foot of the mountain if this is of interest to you.

The afternoon will be spent in Cassis where an optional 45 in boat outing will be offered (weather permitting, 16 euros pp) to admire the famous cliffs that plunge into the Med  called the “calanques”. 

Your guide knows the area very well and may take you for  surprise tasting or to try some of the famous “eau de Cassis” perfume in a chic niche shop. 

As you will be in Cassis, also time permitting, a stop can be arranged at a winery for a tasting of their sumptuous white wines. 

Cost is 700 euros for the day (lunch not included). 

Contact us for a quote if a smaller vehicle is required.  If  you have special interests, requests, disabilities, allergies, we are happy to find something fun for you to do and to create memorable moments for you to take home and treasure. 

Toulon

A perfect day in Provence wine country

La Seyne and Toulon ports of call are very conveniently located for wine lovers.

Absolutely Southern France offers a number of curated fully private tours specially dedicated to North American cruise ship passengers, including visits to wineries.

Your bilingual driver/guide will meet you at Toulon cruise ship terminal for a 6 or 7 hour tour for 6 to 8 passengers. The guide is a local wine expert with extensive knowledge of the nearby wineries. You will visit villages that we have fallen in love with and hope that you will too.

Cost is based on the number of passengers and your selected destination and the wineries you will be visiting, or museum admission fees. Lunch is not included. It can be on the go or at a restaurant that your guide is happy to recommend.

Have you ever heard of Bandol rosé? Cassis White? Renowned wine expert Kermitt Lynch loved the area and we can arrange fully private tours to some of his favorite wineries such as Domaine Terrebrune and Tempier. These famous wineries are family-owned and like to remain private . We have developed a special relationship with them to make it happen just for you.

For the folks who enjoy hands on experiences, how about a hands on cooking workshop with a Michelin starred chef in the gardens of his farmhouse in the vineyards? Trust me, this will not only be a culinary feast but a truly memorable authentic experience in Provence.

Contact us for a quote if a smaller vehicle is required. If you have special interests, requests, disabilities, allergies, we are happy to find something fun for you to do and to create memorable moments for you to take home and treasure.

If you are undecided , let us give you a call and we’ll be able to get you to the place you will fall in love with.

Have a look at our gallery, which we guarantee will persuade you to take a memorable shore excursion in Toulon.

Other Tours in Provence

For the more adventurous, you would be surprised to discover how Marseille has changed over the years and have become a cultural hub. The New York times listed it as one of the upcoming destinations not to be missed and I agree. You’ll be taken to the historical center to discover the main sights, optionally visit the Mucem Museum or go for a stroll in the trendy Noilles district mingle with locals, and enjoy the scents and flavours of a this truly bustling district. Your afternoon will be in elegant Aix en Provence (refer to above for more info).  

Other popular destinations are:

  • Combo Arles and Avignon
  • Combo St Remy de Provence and Les Baux. 

If you are undecided , let us give you a call and we’ll be able to get you to the place you will fall in love with.

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To reserve your spot or request additional information,  please fill out the form below. Nancy will then contact you to discuss the tour details and arrange your booking.

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