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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
""Nick and I had a wonderful two days touring Provence with Emily! She is just EXCEPTIONAL!!! Such a darling personality, a definite understanding of the history and culture of this region and such a nice way about her—she seems more a friend than a tour guide! We plan to stay in touch with Emily because we liked her so much!   Emily asked us about our preferences and interests so she could design an itinerary which was customized just for us. We spent the day together touring different villag..."
""We had found Emily Durand on the web and had a wonderful time corresponding with her while preparing a detailed itinerary based upon our interests and requirements. She was very prompt and very precise in her responses which we liked very much.She was even more pleasant in person and we throughly enjoyed spending ten days with her in Provence. She knew the area very well including hotels/B and Bs, restaurants ( my wife is vegetarian but that was no problem for Emily!), parking and gettin..."
""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..."
""2019 Lavender Tour This tour exceeded all of my expectations! The small group size made it easy for us to get to know each other and each day was such a treat! Emily shared not only her love and knowledge of her adopted country but afforded us a glimpse into life in Provence. She introduced us to local chefs, farmers, and artisans and each was colorful and engaging and passionate about their chosen profession and excited to share with us. We visited beautiful villages and ate marvelous local..."
""Emily led me on a week long tour of the Luberon, her home, in Provence. Based upon my interests and ideas and her local knowledge, Emily created the itinerary for our week. Each day was crafted as a logical driving loop to explore a portion of this magical place. Emily’s expertise allowed me to experience what I was seeing as a 'temporary local'.  I would never have gained such an in-depth understanding as a tourist on my own. And I would never have seen as much each day if not for her exper..."
""What a beautiful day with Emily and Your Private Provence wine tour. Having been to the region before, two friends and I were interested in a deeper dive into what made this region so well suited for wine. She really listened to our interests and designed a really fun, insightful and rich day. We honestly expected a driver to just drop us off at several wineries and got so much more. Loved the cultural and geological history, the insights of a local to life in Provence, and a diverse samplin..."
""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..."
""Thank you so much for all you did to make our trip to Provence EXTRA special!  Rosamond, the Babbs, the Murfees, and the Youngs all had a grand time and loved our whirlwind tour of the Provence area.  It was a special treat to have a guide who knew the area so well, as well as someone we could understand!  We felt like we were with an old friend!""Emily, Thank you for driving and guiding my friends and me around Provence.  You are charming, knowledgeable and punctual and we all enjoyed o..."
""We thoroughly loved your tour! Every day was packed with fun things to see and do and we were also given free time to explore on our own or just relax a little. You did a fantastic job of driving  us everywhere, especially through tiny villages and narrow streets. Some of the highlights for us were getting to meet locales, a wonderful boat tour in Cassis, wonderful restaurants, and unique hotels. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Choose Emily as your guide and you won’t be sorr..."
""Emily’s Your Private Provence will transport you to captivating villages filled with fascinating history and charm, to a culture that is rich with heritage, and to a land where you will feel warmth and beauty. Emily will ensure all your needs are met and her attention to detail will ensure you have a trip that will create memories to last a lifetime.The customization of our trip was tailored to meet our specific areas of interest and the opportunities for exploring areas off the beaten p..."