Cassis village, boat ride & Provence wines - op4

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Presentation

Pick up at a centrally meeting point in Aix en Provence

This morning, we will come and pick you up at in front of the Aix en Provence Tourism office. The tourist office is located in the heart of the city, close to all the hotels located in the city center, usually a maximum 10 minutes walking distance. 

Meet your English speaking local guide

Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them. There, your guide will go over the itinerary and program of the day. Board your premium, comfortable A/C vehicle and begin your tour from Aix en Provence towards the lovely seaside village of Cassis.

Cassis village visit

Arrive in the fishing village of Cassis and discover this cute portside village as well as the calanques listed by Unesco as a world heritage national park. The land & sea area is known for its white cliffs and turquoise water. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the village so as to get your bearings. As you stroll through the narrow streets of Cassis, browse small shops and stores that sell local goods of Provence, far from the chain stores that you would find in larger cities. If you are in the village on a Wednesday or Friday morning, your guide will certainly take you to the local market where it is possible to taste local delicacies.

Boat Ride in the Calanques National Park

This full day tour from Aix en Provence also includes a panoramic boat ride of the Calanques that are located near Cassis. From the small port, reach the Calanques National Park that stretches from Marseille to Cassis to admire some of the most beautiful coves part of the steep rocky coast that developed in limestone due to erosion. The result is a breathtaking landscape that mixes turquoise waters with impressive limestone cliffs and inlets



Enjoy some free time for personal discovery & lunch (at own expense)
The great thing about this tour is that the program has been designed to leave you enough time to thoroughly enjoy your time in Cassis. After your visit & 1 hour boat ride, you will have sufficient time to take in some of that "Provence atmosphere" and lose yourself in the small quiet backstreets compared to the bustling harbor. It will also be time for you to taste some of the local delicacies in one of the many restaurants or bistros of the village. Ask your guide for recommendations as there are a number of restaurants that serve fine meals. As you can imagine, fish & seafood are among the most popular dishes to be found in the village. 
 
Reach Cape Canaille, the highest cliff in Europe
No tour to Cassis will be complete without a drive along the Route des Crêtes. As you leave Cassis, your drive will begin to head up towards the highest sea cliff in all of Europe. Of course, your driver/guide will stop in one of the many areas dedicated to take in the views over the village and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. The views are stunning and make for a great opportunity for astounding photos. 
 
Provence Rosé, red & white Wines

After the drive to Cap Canaille, it will be time for you to experience a wine tasting session near Cassis. The Cassis Vineyard was among the very first Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée in 1936, sheltered by famous Cap Canaille, plunging down from a height of 400 metres into the Mediterranean sea. After a short drive, arrive at a carefully selected winery. Upon arrival, taste local wines and find out about the winery and the wine making process of this very popular wine. Although the whites – dry and fruity – are the most renowned, the reds and rosés are also well-known. 


PRACTICAL INFORMATION : 

  • Commented excursion english
  •  Guaranteed departure from 2 people
  • Departure tourist office 8:30 am
  • Duration : 8h

Inclusions:

  • 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

Exclusions:

  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees unless mentioned
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide


Pets are forbidden.


RATES :

  • Adult : 150€ 
  • Child 4 to 12s : 100€
  • :
    • No pets allowed
    • Tested by our advisory team
  • Age :
    • From 4 ans
  • Included in the offer :
    • Tasting of local products
    • Photo stop for souvenirs
  • Duration :
    • by the day 8h
  • Visit language :
    • English
  • Time of day :
    • in the morning
  • Means of transport :
    • by air-conditioned mini-bus
  • Number of participants :
    • Maximum 8 people
    • Guaranteed departure from 2 persons
  • Not included in the offer :
    • Lunch
    • Personal expenses
  • Type of activity :
    • Excursion
  • To take with you :
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Hat or cap in summer
  • Other information :
    • Tested by our travel advisors
    • Refundable 48 hours before departure
    • No pets allowed
  • Important information :
    • Tasting reserved for adults only
    • Present yourself 5 minutes before the start
  • Access :
    • from the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office

Map

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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.52606
Longitude : 5.44423

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