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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.


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.)


  • 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
  • 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..."
  • 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 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"
  • 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 &..."
  • May Day Tours & Biking the Luberon

    "We booked Emily for a day trip to Avignon & the Pont du Gard. She was wonderful. She picked us up & dropped us off at our accommodation near Gordes. She accommodated all our requests to the point that the tour was extended at no cost. We had a lovely day visiting the main sites in Avignon and a lovely walk around the Pont du Gard. Her restaurant recommendations were terrific for both the day we spent with her and then her great recommendations for other restaurants in other towns we w..."
  • 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..."
  • 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 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"
  • June 2022 Heritage Sites & Lavender Tour

    ""Provence is just magical! Emily weaves history, culture, nature, and gastronomy throughout the week. All the little things add up to an amazing experience that is not possible with a large tour company. It is like traveling with a friend. Provence is a feast for the senses!"Anne Benik, Colorado"This was our third tour with Emily and it won’t be our last.The itinerary takes you off the beaten path as well as to the must see places. You will be amazed at all you learn! We didn’t kn..."
  • Wedding in Provence, 2018

    ""I used Emily through Your Private Provence to help me plan my small wedding/elopement and tours for my family while we were in the area.The experience went so smoothly in the amazing hands of Emily. She offered several options from vendors for the ceremony, restaurant choices, lodging, and tours throughout the Provence region. She thought of details for the wedding and the tours that would not have even crossed my mind! She was always in touch and responded promptly.She took into con..."