Cassis, Boat Ride, Provence Wines Day Trip from Aix (shared)


  • Discover the fishing port of Cassis with your guide

  • Enjoy a Boat Tour to admire the Calanques

  • Wine tasting of Provence wines in a selected winery

  • English speaking local Guide


Journey To The Seaside Port Of Cassis to visit the village, enjoy a boat ride to the Calanques & taste delicious Provence Rosé, red and white wines on this full day tour from Aix en Provence.

Tour info

8 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-99 years)
Child: (4-12 years)
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Embark on a captivating journey to the charming seaside port of Cassis with our Cassis, Boat Ride, Provence Wines Day Trip from Aix. Step into the picturesque village of Cassis as your expert guide leads you through its winding streets and bustling waterfront. 

Then, experience the breathtaking beauty of the Calanques on a mesmerizing boat ride, taking in the stunning cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise waters. 

Prepare your taste buds for a delightful wine tasting session at a selected winery, where you will sample exquisite Provence Rosé, red, and white wines. 

Your English-speaking local guide will provide insights into the region's winemaking traditions and cultural heritage. During this full-day tour, you will also have the opportunity to marvel at the panoramic views from Cap Canaille and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere. 

Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the beauty and flavors of Provence! 

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 & 45 minute 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. 

Wine tasting of Provence wines
In 1936, the Cassis Vineyard earned its prestigious Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée status, marking it as one of the earliest recognized wine regions alongside Sauternes and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Nestled exclusively within the Cassis district, protected by the towering Cap Canaille, France’s tallest coastal cliff, this vineyard sprawls gracefully along the Mediterranean coastline.

Fueled by the steadfast dedication of local wine-growers, who have staunchly resisted the encroachment of urban development, the Cassis Vineyard continues to thrive across expansive landscapes. Reach the coastal vineyards of Cassis and participate in a wine tasting session of the local wines. Be introduced to Cassis, Côtes de Provence or Bandol wines depending on the winery visited. Learn about the wine making process and participate in a commented tasting session guided by an expert. 

Return to Aix en Provence
After your wine tasting session, it will be time to make our way back to Aix en Provence. We will drop you off in the city center and that will be the end of our services.

What’s included?

  • 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

  • Personal insurance and expenses.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Meals and drinks.

  • Gratuities for the driver/guide.

Things to know

Before you book

  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.

  • Prices are per person.

  • Hotel pick up available only for private tours.

  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Before you go

  • Please be ready 10 minutes before arrival time

  • You must wear good walking shoes for this tour.

  • Remember to bring hat, sunglasses and sun cream for Boat Ride

Redemption information

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time of 8:30 am in front of Aix en Provence Tourism Office

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...