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Marseille Aix-en-Provence Excursion Reviews

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First founded in 123 BCE, this city has changed a lot in the intervening millennia. Cézanne is just one of many famous residents who have called Aix-en-Provence their home.

arboreal

1 review

We visited Aix-en-Provence on our own but used the transportation there and back provided by the cruise line. So it was a cruise line excursion, but we were on our own, which worked well. Aix-en-Provence is relatively compact.


Provider: MSC Cruises

Lilley

1 review

Delightful tour. Avignon best place to buy Lavender. Extremely pretty place with some steps to the popes palace, but take it slowly it's well worth the visit as is Aix Provence. Just how you imagine France to be, very picture postcard. Lots of beautiful shops and cafes on the main boulevard a perfect end to the day.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Balcony12152

1 review

We didn't have enough time to thoroughly wander around "X", but loved the parts we saw. The beautiful Cours Mirabile is worth another trip; the Cathedral is simply amazing and there were interesting squares and fountains to spend more time exploring the next time.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

BARRISTER70

1 review

This was a very nice city to walk around in. There really were not a lot of sites to see.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

TravelingGal62

1 review

This port was horrific -- no one felt safe. The tour was really poor. They just dropped you near a flea market area. Very touristy. No real local flavor.


Provider: Windstar Cruises

Cruisedog123

1 review

Aix is a nice city but you can see most of it in a few hours.


Provider: Independent Operator

Chocobaker1

1 review

Our walking tour of Aix-en-Provence was fantastic. Such a cute area with the open air market, the shops and the very pretty streets and buildings. We had plenty of free time to shop and explore on our own after our tour. When we were brought back to the ship, we boarded the boat to Marseille and so glad we did. Wish we had much more time to see the Castle of Norte Dame. The entire tour to Aix-en-Provence was five hours.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Quem_Fala

3 reviews

The home of Cezane and a lot of French poets. There is lots of history and plenty of photo opportunities here. It's a wonderful city to walk through and sample the sweets and pastries in the many shops along the way. We ended our short visit walking down the Cours Mirabeau; what a street! We were told that Cours Mirabeau was the street that you mentioned whenever you were going to meet someone in Aix; like "I'll see you on the Cours Mirabeau"!


Provider: Independent Operator

louirish

1 review

A much better value than what the ship offered

Provider: Independent Operator

russg140

11 reviews

Great guide. Very knowledgeable and informative both going to Aix and returning. Once we arrived in Aix our guide gave us the permission to leave the walking tour at any time and explore on our own, provided we return to the meeting point at the assigned time. We walked off the beaten path and found a local market - loaded up on olive oil, herbs, lavender, soaps, etc. Lots of fun. Once back we explored the town of Sevigne sur Mer (?) where the ship was docked. Kind of down on it's heels, but walk around a bit then back on the ship.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

cruzcruzcruz

3 reviews

We got soaked in rain sharing one umbrella, but loved it.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

pinor1

2 reviews

Lovely experience, had a wonderful guide. Great shopping

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Rimavh

1 review

Great shopping in a charming town

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

artist5320

3 reviews

Provence Actually landed in toulan..... We took the tour that included a walking guided portion and then were on our own Isabel took us for 1 our and we saw the market on the main street, the fruit market, the old street, old theater and the Basilica where we saw a refurbished painting with the King and Queen kneeling before the Baby Jesus and the town of Aix in the background. I don't know how they can afford to keep up these massive churches but they must. Very small streets and shops and just a picturesque town......of course another Crème glace.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

lexmiller

7 reviews

Our next port of call was Toulon, France, where we decided to book the shore excursion TU03 Aix-en-Provence. Such a beautiful picture perfect postcard of a town! Our guide gave us an informative guided walking tour, leaving us plenty of time at the end to explore on our own. We happened to be in town while two markets were going on, a big clothing market and a farmer's and flower market. At the farmer's market, we purchased fresh peaches and fresh apple-pear cider. The cider was delicious but the peaches were extraordinary, ranking in our minds as the best peaches we have ever had along with the peaches from last summer's cruise on the Equinox, the peaches from the village of Sirince in Turkey. We definitely recommend this shore excursion as it provided an excellent trip into the countryside and a lovely visit to Aix. We had no interest in seeing Marseille, from our research, and we were very happy with our choice.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Ocean Diva

1 review

Booked a ship tour to Aix-en-Provence and was not disappointed. Had a lovely morning getting a walking tour and going through the markets. It was nice getting there early before all the tons of people showed up. I love Provence and lavender so got some nice things in the shops there. There are also some shops right next to the ship selling Provence items and souvenirs.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Buckeye90

1 review

This tour was very good but far too short. Tour of buildings and the market were rushed. We only had about 1 hour of free time which is insufficient. The actual length of tour was 4 hours from the time we assembled in the ship to leave. The guide was knowledgeable although gave misinformation about being able to use excursion ticket to use Marseilles old port shuttle. Msc wanted to charge another fee, we took local taxis for 20 euro each way which was cheaper than msc shuttle bus price for our group of 4.

Provider: MSC Cruises

puablo

3 reviews

We took the NCL tour of Marseille & Aix-en-Provence. It was just ok, really. There's not a whole lot to do in Provence that compares to the remainder of the trip, so it's unfair to hold it against the region. We did have a nice day though - Aix was a cool town, and while we were only briefly in Marseille it seemed nice, and we had stunning views from the Notre Dame cathedral.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Magnolia53

1 review

This guide was so informative and kept the group enthralled with her knowledge

Provider: MSC Cruises

smahk

2 reviews

We selected the ships tour to Aix en Provence. Honestly -- it was really just transportation as the "tour" part was not really well done for one guide and 50 clients. We split from the group and wandered around the very pretty city on our own, had lunch and shopped then back to the ship.

Provider: MSC Cruises

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