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Toulon, France-port

Explore bustling Toulon, with its fleets of naval ships, yachts and colorful fishing boats. Take the cable car to the top of Mount Faron and enjoy the amazing birds eye view of Toulon and the turquoise harbor. Learn about the town’s maritime history at the Museé de la Marine and about the Allied landing in Toulon at the Museé Memorial du Debarquement. Discover the maze of open-air markets and fountains in Old Town with its ancient cathedral, fragrant scents of herbs and olive oil, its restaurants, cafés and intimate boutiques. Take home designer fashions, fine jewelry, French perfumes and other Provencal mementos. Herbs de Provence, lavender, fine olive oil, and ceramics are popular.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Aix En Provence
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Beautiful Bormes
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Cassis
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Discover Marseille
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Glittering St. Tropex & Port Grimaud
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Le Castellet & Sanary Sur Mer
    Light Activity /Walking

Aix En Provence

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 5 hours

Tour Code: TLN-004

Travel to the charming and historic town of Aix en Provence on this captivating half-day tour.

Boarding your coach at the pier, you will embark on a picturesque 75-minute drive through the scenic Provence countryside as you travel towards Aix en Provence, an elegant and well-preserved town that is filled with history and character.

Upon arrival, you will enjoy a guided walking tour that has you strolling through narrow lanes paved with cobblestone in the Vieux Aix as you make your way to the celebrated Cours Mirabeau. Filled with an intertwining arbor of green plane trees, the avenue is the town's liveliest area, and the point where the medieval streets to the north merge with the sophisticated 18th century mansions to the south.

Another of the town's highlights you will see is the Cathedral Saint Sauveur, with its remarkable carved pillars and slender colonnades. The Cathedral was built over the course of several centuries, dating back as early as the 5th century and on through the 15th century. It is perhaps best-known for its interesting combination of architectural styles and the remarkable art masterpieces housed inside. The Cathedral initially served as a pre-Roman pagan temple before becoming a Roman temple, and then finally, the Christian church that stands today.

Before it's time to re-board your coach for the return trip to the pier, you will have free time at your leisure to stroll around this delightful town and do shopping at one of the boutiques, or perhaps enjoy refreshments at one of the lovely local cafés.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are some cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate casual clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. When visiting inside Cathedrals, knees and shoulders must be covered. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.