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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Aix-en-Provence and Valensole Lavender Tour

Valensole, France

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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Experience Provence's natural beauty on this private shore excursion from Marseille through the Valensole lavender fields and Aix-en-Provence. On this full-day tour, discover chic Aix city life, then travel to Valensole Plateau to enjoy brilliant vistas and fields of perfumed lavender – particularly splendid in the summer. Snap scenic photos and stop in Valensole village to pick up fresh thyme, lavender bouquets and some essential oils before heading back to port.
  • Private shore excursion from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence and Valensole
  • Take a walking tour of Aix-en-Provence’s bustling markets and enjoy free time to explore independently
  • Capture photos of the vibrant lavender fields of the Valensole Plateau
  • Shop for lavender flowers and essential oils in Valensole’s boutiques
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Local guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Worry-free Shore Excursion guarantee
Food and drinks
Hotel pick up / drop off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Marseille

Departure Time

8:00 AM
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.
Stop At:  
Free time to discover a local open air market.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plateau de Valensole
Admire the lavender fields in bloom
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • If your ship has to leave at 4pm or earlier the departure time of the tour might need to be amended. You will be emailed by the local supplier to inform you of any changes if necessary
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Please wait at the exit of the ship/cruise terminal, do not start to walk on the port area.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Provence Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Aix-en-Provence and Valensole Lavender Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "They are very professional and will make your visit in the south of France unforgettable!" See review


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Wonderful experience of Aix-en-Provence and Valensole on a private tour with Mari!
, Jul 2018
Our private tour of Aix-en-Provence and Valensole with Mari was wonderful! She was very informative and would point out highlights and history of Aix-en-Provence. She tailored our experience to what we wanted to see. She knew the best spots for pictures of the majestic plateaus of lavender and sunflowers in Valensole. She is a genuinely nice and caring person who was happy and enthusiastic to show us the beauty of France. She was excited for us that we were having a great experience. Even when a situation that was out of her control happened, She remained very calm and still catered to our well-being. The company made sure we were taken care of and provided excellent service. We highly recommend this tour! They are very professional and will make your visit in the south of France unforgettable! Merci beaucoup, Mari!
Our guide was fantastic! Right on...
, Jul 2018
Our guide was fantastic! Right on time every step of the way. He was knowledgeable, professional and made our tour a most memorable experience. Provence is a beautiful town and we were lucky to have great weather the day of our tour. The lavender fields were beyond my expectations....simply breathtaking. We also had some time to visit the town of Valensole which is very quaint and a great place to purchase some local products.
Silvan was the perfect driver! He...
, Jul 2016
Silvan was the perfect driver! He met us at the cruise terminal on time and drove us to Aix-en-Provence which is a feast for the eyes. From there we went to the lavender fields which were a feast for the senses. So beautiful and they go on for miles and miles.
The tour through Aix-en-Provence was...
Nicole G
, Jul 2016
The tour through Aix-en-Provence was a nice stroll through the city highlighted by a church tour that just happened to have a choir singing inside. It was one of the coolest things we were able to see on our trip. Then we went out to the lavender fields and the town of Valensole, all of which were beautiful. We had a great baguette lunch in the market and couldn't have asked for a better guide than Sylvain. He was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. This was a perfect relaxing tour with plenty of sights to see. We enjoyed every minute of it.
Our guide Brian was very friendly...
Bernadette G
, Jul 2016
Our guide Brian was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our Aix en Provence and Lavander fields tour! Aix is beautiful, we hope to return someday.
Our guide, Vicki, was fabulous. She...
Ceil S
, Jul 2016
Our guide, Vicki, was fabulous. She explained the history of the city and stayed with us the entire time. On Tuesdays and Saturdays there is a flea market and she gave us ample time to wander about. We stopped for a coffee and croissant mid-morning and didn't need lunch. Off to the lavender fields which were spectacular. A most comfortable vehicle. A most enjoyable day.

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