Disembark at the Marseille port and transfer to a comfortable minivan for your full-day, private shore excursion into the heart of Provence. Relax on the drive to Aix-en-Provence, an elegant university town that offers abundant sightseeing, shopping and culinary indulgence. With your guide, visit some of Aix’s diverse markets and charming quarters. Then take some private time to relax in the park, check out local boutiques or grab some lunch (own expense) before departing.
Travel on to the Valensole Plateau to see blooming fields of lavender that stretch as far as the eye can see. A Latin-based word meaning ‘valley of the sun,’ Valensole's hot climate and rich earth create the perfect environment for growing this distinct purple flower, warm-weather herbs and almond trees. Stop in the picturesque Valensole village, where you can purchase a bursting bouquet of lavender or some essential oil to take home.
Your full-day private tour of Provence ends with a relaxing ride back to Marseille. You’ll arrive at your cruise terminal by mid-afternoon.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Marseille port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.