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Your Custom Tour

An Example Itinerary
2-4 nights (excluding July & August)

Limited to 7 guests
Price based on your custom itinerary

Just a few days in Provence for you? Have you got multiple areas you want to cover while in France?Provence is easily accessible from Paris with the TGV (fast train) to Avignon. Spend A Few Days in Provence with Your Private Provence as your private guide and chauffeur to maximize your time.

Gordes, France village restaurant in evening light is a fun Provence destination

Tour Notes

Your tour will be customized to your preferences. 

You may want to check out my Chauffeur & Day Tours services to get more ideas for your travel comfort and curiosity.

Itinerary

NOTE: This is an example itinerary.

Day 1
  • Pick-up at either Marseille Provence Airport or Avignon TGV Train Station. 
  • Transfer to your choice accommodation
  • Half-day tour possible before transfer to your lodging depending on arrival time
Day 2
  • Luberon hilltop villages and luscious valleys…today we embark on a journey to the villages on the hills, the castles and churches standing proudly at the top, and the remnants of ramparts still apparent in the circular layout of the village. On the routes there are many amazing vistas points and we’ll make some gourmet stops as well (wine, olive oil, & crystalized fruit)
  • Return to your lodging and dinner on your own
Day 3
  • The Alpilles region gets its name from the mountain range running long and narrow and jagged at the top like the Alpes (Alpilles means « little Alpes). Here we trace two different time eras: the Romans and Van Gogh. Along the routes, we can also incorporate wine & olive oil
  • Return to your lodging and dinner on your own
Day 4
  • Before leaving Provence to your next best destination, one more day in Provence to explore what interests you the most. Perhaps you’d like to taste the famous Côtes-du-Rhône wines and see the villages that give the names to the Cru wines (Gigondas, Châteaneuf-du-Pape, Seguret).
  • Or perhaps you’d like to see the Camargue region to photograph the flamingoes, white horses, and the mosaic of textures in Europe’s largest river delta (not to mention it’s also a UNESCO wildlife reserve)
Day 5
  • Transfer to TGV train station or Marseille airport
    • Possibility to have private transfer to Nice should you be interested in exploring the Côtes d’Azur

Activities & Sites Included

Provence will be a nice contrast to your big city tours. Small villages, vineyards, castle ruins and Provencal markets are highlights every day. Your itinerary will include visits and activities that cater to your interests as well as festivities that are going on during your stay.

    • A few days in Provence – you choose, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days
    • Arrival and departure at Avignon TGV train station or Marseille Provence Airport
    • All transportation provided (no getting lost in your limited time to explore Provence)
    • Day tours designed according to your preferences
    • Choose your accommodation style
    • Add on a seaside excursion or private transfer to Nice. Prolong your stay in the South with a few days along the Mediterranean. Your Private Provence hosts excursions to Cassis and Bandol. From here you can be transferred to Marseille or Nice where you can conveniently continue on to your next destination.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent Van Gogh

(Photo: Avignon sunrise by Emily Durand.)

Includes

  • Chauffeur, guide, interpreter (me as your private guide)
  • All transportation from pick-up to drop-off
  • Nightly accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Entrance Fees to monuments and museums listed on the itinerary
  • Tolls and parking fees

Does Not Include

  • Airfare and/or train tickets
  • Travel insurance (necessary for your protection)
  • Extra drinks at restaurants (one glass of wine is included)
  • Cost of sightseeing and/or events not mentioned in the itinerary (decisions made spur of the moment at your request)
five star review
  • March 2015, Energize Provence Retreat

    ""What an amazing trip! I booked a space on a small group tour with Emily and Your Private Provence at the last minute and wasn’t sure what to expect. It turned out to be the trip of a lifetime.Emily created an outstanding itinerary, with just the right combination of interesting activities balanced with time for relaxation. The accommodations were quite unique and very comfortable. Your Private Provence allowed me to experience the region in a way I would never have been able to arrange o..."
  • June 2013 Private Custom Tour

    ""This summer my wife and I had the pleasure of being introduced to Provence by Emily Durand. It was truly amazing. Emily’s attentiveness and insights to the history and culture made Provence our favorite portion of a four-week eight-country trip. We had the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation taking in the ruggedly beautiful terrain and sampling the best food I have ever had.Thank you Emily we look forward to our next trip to Southern France with Your Private Provence."Peter &..."
  • September 2018 2-day custom tour

    ""Hi, Emily I just wanted to thank you and let you know how pleased we were to meet you and were so impressed by the tour you took us on around Avignon! You were very warm and knowledgeable about the area and answered all of our questions. Your van was top of the line as well as your service!! I will not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family visiting the area!"Connie Schuler – Alberta, Canada"We had the best time with you on our tour of the Provence region! You planned out th..."
  • Lavender,Travel Photography & Provencal Lifestyle Tour 2023

    "Emily's Lavender and Photography Tour is, as stated, a private, and I would say INTIMATE, experience in Provence.  From the first evening in L'Isle sur la Sorgue everything about the tour is carefully crafted to create a sense that one has become "at home" in Provence.  The accommodations at the converted stone farmhouse are comfortable and well appointed, creating an intimacy that speaks of "part of the family."  In addition to breathtaking venues for photography, each day provided a creativ..."
  • June 2018 3-day custom tour

    ""We had a great trip with Emily and highly recommend her. Before we arrived, she had designed a lovely tour of Provence villages just for us. Attentive to our interests and needs, she crafted an adventure that was a highlight of a trip to France and Italy.In several days, she introduced us to the history of these hill towns, the beauty of the rural landscape, and the feel of markets, twisty streets, churches, and Van Gogh’s world. Though we saw a good deal, she also made time for little m..."
  • March 2023 – A Few Days in Provence

    ""We had the trip of a lifetime with Emily! She was friendly, fun, very knowledgeable, bilingual and a very safe driver. She took us to some of the most picturesque places in Provence and even accompanied me to the doctor’s office for an emergency, AND was my translator with the doctor! She went above and beyond! Her kindness and expertise were 5 stars. We did not want to rent a car because we didn’t know the roads and having her in the driver’s seat in her beautiful van made the journey stres..."
  • May 2017 3-Day Tour in Provence

    ""Emily was our favorite guide during our 2 weeks in France. She was so personable, taking us to favorite places and making Provence come alive. We loved our vineyard picnic, our tour in Arles, wine tastings, lunch at La Madison de la Truffe, and visits to local villages and markets.Wonderful memories for my daughter and I thanks to her special care!"Marcia & Terri Hannig, Colorado"
  • May 2016 Private Garden Tour

    ""It was such a very special holiday for me. I just adored every moment and Emily made it so very special.Emily, thank you for being so accommodating with my challenging itinerary. Thank for being so knowledgeable and adding a layer of history and local insight that no guidebook could deliver. And finally, thank you for being so warm and engaging. It really felt like I was traveling with a dear friend. I could never have imagined it could be so good."Jane from Australia "
  • September 2016 Day Tour in the Luberon

    ""For my first time in Provence I decided to hire a guide. It’s not something I normally do but I didn’t want to be bothered with driving and trying to find my way on my own. I didn’t want to waste precious time because I had so little there.We had several conversations via email in advance of my visit about what my interests are and what I wanted to get out of my time with her. Emily showed me some wonderful places for photos and a little off the beaten path Abbey that was a lovely way to..."
  • 4-Day Private Tour, May 2021

    ""Despite being a frequent traveler, I am not a usual writer of reviews. But this case, deserves one. My wife and myself just spent 5 days in French Provence. This trip was our first to this gorgeous part of France. We were suggested various tour operators. Finally chose the person I will describe for the speed and care she devoted during the pre-engagement phase, very different from the others.If you are looking to visit the region and wanting a guide that really knows the place and its i..."