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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
  • September 2023 – 10-day private tour

    "Emily was our guide and driver for 10 days during our private tour of Provence. There were 7 of us, all friends and we have traveled all over the world for the past 50 years. Our 10 days with Emily traveling all over Provence was perhaps the finest travel experience any of us have ever had. She completely embodies all of the qualities needed to take complete strangers and make them feel as if they are part of her family. She was so professional, knowledgeable, kind, caring and flexible as wel..."
  • May 2018 4-day private tour

    ""After an amazing experience as a solo traveler on Your Private Provence’s Group Lavender Tour, ten months later I booked a private tour for my husband and me to see the poppies.  Emily is warm, knowledgeable and flexible.  We always felt safe and comfortable.  Her recommendations for accommodations and restaurants were perfect.  The itinerary on this second trip was completely different than the first trip…markets, hikes, wineries, picnics in fields of wildflowers, everything we asked for an..."
  • May 2018 3-day private guided tour

    ""Quality plus! Emily is very comfortable to be with, is very knowledgeable and is totally accommodating. Her Mercedes is very comfortable and adds to the pleasure. Provence is special and we can’t imagine anyone doing a better job of presenting it. Thank you."Ken & Sue Poorman, Portland, Oregon USA"
  • 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..."
  • July 2022 Provence Lavender Tour

    ""Experiencing the lavender fields of Provence was just part of a fabulous week with Emily. From truffle hunting, olive oil tasting, wine tasting, visiting hilltop villages, to lovely breakfasts at an idyllic B&B, casual picnic lunches, and first class dining, Emily provided us with an off the beaten path adventure of a lifetime. Her knowledge of the history of the area made for an educational as well as rewarding and fun trip. She was well organized and such a delight to travel with in he..."
  • June 2014 Day Tour in Provence

    ""Thank you Emily! I have to say this was one of the highlights of our stay in Provence. I will always remember that day and it was made possible because of your connections. Otherwise we would not have experienced that glorious day. It was such a “provencal” thing to do!!"Doris and Vanessa Cotric, Montreal "
  • 2019 Lavender Tour

    ""If you want the best tour of Provence, choose Emily as your guide.  My husband and I enjoyed this years Lavender and Cultural Tour so much that the day before it ended I signed up to bring my 2 daughters next year!  As a local Emily knows the history of the towns we visited as well as the best places to explore, eat and shop. She has a nice group of friends – chef Giuseppina cooked a delicious lunch and Raina took beautiful photos of my husband and I in the lavender fields. There were so man..."
  • June Private Week-long Tour

    ""We just returned from a fantastic week in Provence with Emily Durand. The entire 7 days exceeded our expectations. Emily wowed us each day with visits to interesting historic sights, unique villages, beautiful views, museums, outdoor markets, and also personal discussions with individual owners of winery’s, B&Bs, lavender growers and distillers. If you want a truly meaningful Provence experience, contact Emily for a personalized tour." Bob & Terrie, New Jersey"
  • Girlfriends in Provence, June 2017

    ""I can not recommend Emily highly enough.  I knew from the moment we started planning our Girls Trip to Provence together that she was going to make our trip so memorable.The attention to detail in planning our wonderful week in Provence was so appreciated and covered incredible fun filled days of exploring Provincial Markets, Private Wine Tastings, Eating, Drinking, Shopping, Cooking up a storm in a Michelin star restaurant, exploring stunning French villages and even cruising the French..."
  • July Lavender & Photography Tour 2021

    ""I have recently returned from the Provence Lavender Photography Tour with Emily Durand of Your Private Provence and Raina Stinson of Raina Stinson Photography.  I highly recommend this tour!  Simply put, Emily and Raina guided our small group on a remarkable journey of discovery.  We visited lavender fields, explored medieval villages, gazed at the moon and stars.  We feasted on fresh produce and French bread from the village markets as well as gourmet fare at restaurants with breathtaking v..."