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Toulon is a charming city in southern France and an important military harbour on the Mediterranean coast. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, the recently restored old town of Toulon is a pedestrian area with narrow streets, small squares and many fountains. Explore Toulon or use it as a base from which to discover key towns such as Aix-en-Provence, Cassis or medieval Hyères.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIX-EN-PROVENCE

 

Цена: € 49 на възрастен, € 34 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 5 hours

We will leave Toulon port for a drive to the lovely town of Aix-en-Provence. The excursion starts with a visit to the famous XII century St. Saviour’s Cathedral and gardens. The Cathedral was built on the site of a Roman Temple and dates from a period that spans the XI and XIII centuries. Fronted by a richly decorated Gothic-style portal with elaborately carved doors, the Cathedral is flanked on the north by an unfinished tower. Enjoy a pleasant walk (1,5 hours) through the historic town centre before reaching the famous Mazarino Quarter, a residential district created by Cardinal Mazarin’s brother in the last half of the XVII century for the gentry of Aix en Provence. Free time for shopping.

Please note: this tour includes long periods of walking on uneven ground and is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. On holidays shops may be closed.

 

 

 

CASSIS

 

Цена: € 36 на възрастен, € 25 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4.5 hours

Formerly a quiet fishing village on the southern coastline of France near Marseille, Cassis has grown into a charming small town and popular international tourist resort. The town is particularly famed for its cliffs, calanques – steep-walled inlets – and the local white and rosé wines. On leaving the port of Toulon, your tour begins with a coach transfer, followed by a local train to the town. Once there, you will have plenty of time to stroll around Cassis’ charming streets, lined with the brightly coloured homes of the locals, and beautiful port as well as enjoy splendid views afforded from the waterfront. Your tour ends with your return trip back to the ship.

Please note: the station of the local train may be crowded so please expect some queues. On holidays shops may be closed. 

 

 

 

THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF HYÈRES

 

Цена: € 32 на възрастен, € 22 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours

After leaving the port, this tour will take you on a 1-hour drive to the medieval village of Hyères, whose sheltered setting makes it the most southerly and oldest of the Riviera resorts. Already popular with English tourists in the 18th and 19th centuries, this village today regularly succeeds in wooing visitors from all corners of the world with its charming allure. You will have sufficient free time in town to stroll around and discover the secret of Hyères enduring success and popularity at your leisure. The tour concludes with your return to the port and your vessel.

 

 

 

TRANSFER TO THE VILLAGE OF BANDOL

 

Цена: € 32 на възрастен, € 22 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours 

This relaxing tour will whisk you off to the lovely town of Bandol, which first became famous at the end of the 16th century when King Henry IV of France bestowed the Fort of Bandol on the Seigneur de Boyer. The town is also famous for its wine production, with Bandol AOC being the only French wine that is dominated by the Mourvedre grape that performs differently depending on each region’s specific soil. It also enjoys a reputation as a much-prized seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches on which to relax. You will have plenty of time to explore Bandol at your own pace. The tour concludes with your return to the ship.

 

 

 

THE CHARMING VILLAGE OF LE CASTELLET

 

Цена: € 37 на възрастен, € 26 на дете

 

 

Duration: about 4 hours 

On leaving the port, a 45-minute transfer will take you to Le Castellet, a little feudal village perched on the tip of a promontory, whose picturesque Provençal location is sure to enchant you. This village is famous for being the setting of the cult French film, ”The Baker’s Wife”, and for its F1 racetrack a few miles from the village. After entering Le Castellet by passing through two fortified gateways you will feel transported back in time as you wander the small medieval streets, past the pottery and leather workshops, candle and ceramics shops. You can admire the small squares lined with beautiful, historic houses that have been carefully and tastefully restored. From the esplanade of the 15th-century castle you can admire the lovely panorama of the Sainte-Baume mountain ridge as well as the vineyards below the village. Your will have some free time to stroll around before returning to the port.