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Your Custom Tour

An Example Itinerary
(excluding July & August)

Price based on your custom itinerary

Your Private Provence knows that your honeymoon is a trip you have waited patiently for.  You desire to have it unique and flawless. By choosing a guided tour, you can leave the stress home and enjoy nothing but a well-organized, hassle-free, and romantic trip of a lifetime.

honeymoon couple have romantic photograph taken with red poppies

Tour Notes

We all know too that driving in a foreign land can turn the best trip into the worst trip.  Your honeymoon guided tour provides you with transportation from beginning to end to save you from all the wrong turns.

The Honeymoon in Provence Tour is specially designed to give you plenty of time alone but also gives you the comfort and authenticity of being guided by a local expert.

Itinerary

NOTE: This is an example itinerary.

Day 1
  • Afternoon pick-up up in Avignon – TGV train station with arrival on train from Paris (for a full French honeymoon experience I suggest starting in Paris and ending in Nice…Provence in the middle of course)
  • Upon arrival guided walking tour of the historic center of Avignon and then drop-off at your Relais & Chateau.
  • Gastronomic dinner at the hotel
Day 2
  • A leisurely morning at your chateau hotel. When you are ready, your driver/guide will take you on a tour to two Provencal villages: Nyons and Grignan. The drive between these two villages is lined with lavender fields should your tour take place in June or July. 
  • Discover artisan made products, cobblestone lanes lined with roses and the biggest Renaissance chateau in Provence. 
  • Gastronomic lunch at Michelin star restaurant can be arranged. 
  • Evening to enjoy at your luxury hotel.
Day 3
  • Morning drive to the Luberon region where the hilltop villages stand proudly in the vineyard and lavender valleys. Explore the heritage and beauty with your guide before arriving at your next luxury B&B. 
  • Settle into your accommodations, enjoy the pool, countryside walks, the sun setting down on one of the most beautiful villages in France; Gordes. 
  • Romantic dinner on a terraced restaurant looking out over the Luberon valley.
Day 4
  • It’s market day and you have free time to explore at your leisure. Remember to buy your gourmet market food for your alfresco dinner poolside at your luxury B&B…nothing is more enjoyable than nibbling on French specialties and sharing a bottle of local wine as the sun sets over the gardens and pool. 
  • Before evening arrives, your driver/guide will pick you to take guide you through more of the Luberon villages. A photographer can join us today and to capture a « A day in Provence » for your honeymoon album. 
  • Alfresco dinner at your luxury B&B
Day 5
  • Relaxing morning at your hotel OR wake-up early for a hot air balloon ride. 
  • The afternoon excursion could be a guided electric bike ride through medieval villages, vineyards and olive groves. 
  • Dinner outing at authentic countryside restaurant very popular with the locals.
Day 6
  • Departure from your luxury B&B in the Luberon region for a switch to the vibrant city of Aix. 
  • On they way south, we’ll first stop for a guided truffle hunt which includes a gourmet tasting and all you want champagne. 
  • Arrival in Aix early afternoon to meet your local city guide who will reveal the secret stories and hidden charms of Aix. Check-in to your luxury hotel in Aix and free evening to enjoy either lounging by the pool or strolling the charming city streets.
Day 7
  • It’s your last day in Provence and what better way to spend it than by connecting to nature along the Mediterranean shores near the famous Calanques. These unique limestone fingers jetting out into the sea never cease to amaze and your exploring can be arranged by private boat tour, kayak or by hiking. 
  • Evening free in Aix at your leisure
Day 8
  • Transfer to Aix TGV train station for your next adventure
    • Possibility to have private transfer to Nice (with a stop in Saint Tropez) to continue your honeymoon along the Côtes d’Azur.

Activities & Sites Included

Your itinerary will include all the best of places to kiss, see a sunset, dine together, stroll the countryside and just be together.  This is your honeymoon so you will also be catered to just a little bit more than the usual guest.  Your Private Provence will create unique and memorable moments for you: a surprise picnic for two when you least expect it, roses for her – chocolates for him and spa moments arranged for you to enjoy together.

“The insider tips from someone who has actually done it is huge. The market days, the picnics, the restaurants, the bike ride, the tours…we would’ve missed a lot of these options if we went on our own. It was especially beneficial because we trusted and really liked Emily. She led us well and set us up for a successful and enjoyable trip. Things were set-up, yet we still felt there was a lot of flexibility. We had time on our own but contacted Emily when we had questions. That alone was very helpful. As soon as we left Provence for Paris, we were really on our own and we missed her!”

Happy Honeymoon Couple

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
  • 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 "
  • May 2017 Day Tour in the Luberon

    ""Emily, thank you for giving us a wonderful day touring poppy fields. Over the years, I have admired paintings of fields of poppy flowers and you made my dream come true. It was a picture perfect day. Thank you for finding my fields of dreams!"Mary Adam, Michigan"
  • June 2018 2-day custom tour

    ""It was our pleasure having you as our tour guide to discover part of Provence we haven’t been before. I definitely will recommend you to my friends who are interested in traveling to Provence.We wish you have a successful business and happy wonderful life in Provence."Wanvimon, Thailand"
  • Honeymoon in Provence Tour, April 2015

    ""Emily set-up an incredible getaway! We chose France for our honeymoon (I’ve been dreaming about Provence for years) and my husband stumbled upon Emily’s website. Wow, we are so happy we found her. After a Skype chat, we knew we made the right decision in going with Your Private Provence.She was flexible, sweet, knowledgeable, and accommodating from the very start. In the beginning, we filled out a form so she could determine what kind of experience we were looking for: museum/history hea..."
  • July Lavender Tour 2021

    ""A traveler is always faced with this secret dilemma…..once you have experienced the perfect tour, in the perfect place, arranged  by the perfect host, do you tell the world or do you try and keep it a secret just a while longer?Such is my dilemma having just returned from that 'perfect' week in Provence. I have decided to be magnanimous and share.  After all, the world needs as much 'perfect' as it can find right now.Emily’s Private Provence could just as easily be named Emily’s Perf..."
  • 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 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..."
  • June 2014 Private Provence Tour

    ""Thank you for making our recent visit to Provence a delight. Your attentive and engaging personality made it so enjoyable, and you were incredibly gracious. The Melon and Truffle Experience day was a favorite; your culinary talents exceeded any expectation we had. Thank you for the special melon macarons, too. What a treat!We were impressed with the history and anecdotes you shared with us at every place we visited; you made these places we’d only read about much more real, and alive. An..."
  • High Provence Lavender Tour – July 2022

    ""Finally third time was a charm! I found Emily while looking for trips to Provence to see the beautiful fields of lavender. I sent my deposit for 2020 and Covid happened so transferred it to 2021 and things were still crazy but finally 2022. There were 5 of us in our group, my daughter decided to join me and then my grand daughter joined in, and finally the lovely Carroll’s Jill and Greg. We had so much fun, so much wine and so many laughs. We showed the French how to party before midnight th..."
  • Family Reunion Lavender Tour, June 2017

    ""I spent time on Google and found Emily’s Lavender Tours. Not wanting to drive this time around, Emily seemed to be the perfect solution. I wanted to spend some time in Sault, the lavender capital of Provence, as well as showing my family all Provence has to offer since most had never been there: Roman ruins, beautiful hill towns and incredible scenery, markets and lovely villages, castles and flowing rivers. Once our dates worked out with Emily and she got to know my preferences, we spent lo..."