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Provence, France

Small Group &
Private Boutique Travel

Provence has been unlocking souls for centuries
…is it your turn?


Featured Tour

December 7 – 17, 2024 • 10 nights / 11 days  

Brighten your Christmas spirit this year with a trip to the South of France to partake in the local holiday cheer, traditions and cuisine.  From Nice to Avignon…and everything magical in-between.  Join a small group Christmas in Provence tour and your heart will be singing cheer for all to hear!   

Welcome to Your Private Provence (YPP), a boutique tour company offering tours designed by a local. Enjoy traveling with a perfect balance between doing and relaxing. Tours are designed so you can immerse into the culture, traditions, cuisine and lifestyle.

five star review
“What a treasure it was  to partake in Emily’s Spring Poppy Tour. Out of the 7 of us traveling together, 5 were painters and two were not however there was something for everyone. Emily took our interests and custom designed the itinerary to meet our needs. Besides painting in breathtaking settings, some of the highlights were meeting the lovely local people and enjoying immersive experiences such as cooking in local homes,  learning about wines, and olive trees , even creating our own olive oil ! I highly recommended Emily with  her extensive knowledge of the Provence region and her fun personal! Cynthia & Frank, ChicagoI cannot say enough about the trip I made to Provence with a group of like minded travelers.  It was poppy blooming time and it was so lovely driving along th…”
“Emily was a matchless guide and driver. She was responsive to our interests in Provencal history and art and took us to fascinating sites that responded to our interests. Deeply informed and well read about many subjects, she could answer our questions with depth and thoughtfulness. She also had the confidence to say, “I don’t know” when a question was outside her sphere of knowledge. She was attentive to details like pickup times and restaurant reservations. Above all, she is warm, kind and encouraging. We came away from our time in Provence with gratitude for this marvelous part of the world and for her unfailing grace and kindness. Rosemary and Jon Masters, New York”
“Truffle, Cuisine & Wine Tour – 2024Yes, this is a food-focused week, which means excellent chevre, olive oil, truffles and plenty of good wine. But it’s so much more. We checked out beautiful vistas, accompanied a farmer as he and his dog dug up some of the season’s last truffles, visited a farmer’s market, baked and cooked at the direction of talented chefs, and learned about Cezanne’s testy relationship with his hometown of Aix. In between, we got to know Emily, who’s knowledgeable about French history, food and culture, and also a lot of fun – the perfect guide for the curious traveler. Pam Kelley, North Carolina Emily’s tour took us to the heart of Provence: its people. We spent our days with chefs, winemakers and art lovers, along with a truffle farmer and his adorable do…”
“Christmas Cheer Tour 2023The Christmas in Provence tour was absolutely wonderful. After traveling with you on the lavender tour several years ago, I knew the trip would be well planned and include delicious food, but I wasn’t sure it could match those days among the beautiful lavender fields. Once the tour began, I quickly realized that the Christmas in Provence tour was going to be fabulous! The trip included such a diverse variety of historical and cultural activities in settings from large cities to small villages and the pace was perfect. The food and food experiences were also delicious and memorable. I truly feel that I experienced Provencal culture and Christmas traditions in so many ways, large and small. Your deep knowledge of Provence, your relationships with locals, and t…”
“Emily has an easy-going style that is friendly and accommodating. She delivered above expectation on all aspects of the tour, from market visits, accommodation, stops of interest, and restaurant choices. It was a positive and enjoyable way to see Provence for the first time.Martha Gingerich, CA The great sights and diverse immersive experiences that only a local will know better but not all can provide as well. The flavorful good food and lovely lodgings reflective of the rustic charms of Provence. The opportunity to develop new friendships across culture in a convivial and comfortable group size, wonderfully shepherded by Emily. We joined the tour as total strangers in an unfamiliar place and culture. And left Provence with great new relationships and a deeper and enriching tas…”

    Travel is the key to unlocking your soul by connecting to beauty and inspiration. Provence has been unlocking souls for centuries
    …is it your turn?

    What a treasure it was  to partake in Emily’s Spring Poppy Tour. Out of the 7 of us traveling together, 5 were painters and two were not however there was something for everyone. Emily to…
    What is contemplative photography?Go beyond the habitual ways of seeing and looking – beauty is everywhere! There’s an inner longing in all of us to see beauty.  It’s one of the firs…
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