Provence with Daisy & Greg Ryan
September 7 - 13, 2022 | One Exclusive Departure with Daisy and Greg RyanBook Now
Heart & Soul of Provence
Culture, wine, art, cuisine—the very best of Provence with Daisy & Greg Ryan
September 7 - 13, 2022
Likely to sell out–reserve your spot today
7 Days, 6 Nights
Marseilles, Calanques National Park, Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
You’re sailing down a towering limestone calanque, turquoise waters shimmering against golden beaches and narrow fjord-like cliffs, swimming and sailing the Mediterranean aboard a private yacht. Yesterday, alongside one of France’s revered Michelin-star chefs, you prepared an aromatic French-North African feast; tomorrow, at a family-run vineyard with roots stretching back centuries, you’ll meet the producers and savor wines recognized among the most renowned in France. This is Provence, timeless muse to artists, with its signature fields of scarlet poppies, its ancient vineyards and quiet medieval villages. This is the France you’ve been dreaming of.
Our travel companions are Chef Daisy Ryan and Greg Ryan, the culinary duo behind Bell’s, their Michelin-star bistro in Los Alamos on California’s central coast. They approach life with whimsy and thoughtfulness. The result is a delightful clashing of France’s old-world charm with coastal California’s joie de vivre, and it’s why they’re a perfect match for us in Provence.
If your idea of the perfect getaway is a cultural and culinary adventure in the most stunning settings, this trip is for you. We’ll meet vintners and chefs, farmers and cheesemakers, traditional producers and modern creatives. From buzzing cities to bucolic countryside, this is an exclusive, immersive expedition into the heart of Provence, one of France’s most storied regions. Join us for a true feast for the senses.
Colorful markets, majestic calanques, rolling vineyards, medieval hilltop villages
Exquisite local specialties, Michelin-star meals, exclusive tastings and pairings
In the finest accommodations—artful hotels and noble country villas, all perfectly located
Connect with local winemakers, artists and chefs, alongside Daisy & Greg Ryan
3 Reasons to Travel with Daisy & Greg
Daisy and Greg Ryan are restaurateurs who recognize that atmosphere is a key ingredient in any dish. Their culinary resumes are impeccable—Gramercy Tavern, Tribeca Grill and Per Se to namedrop just a few—but it's more than mere food they feature at Bell’s, their Michelin-star bistro in Los Alamos, California. It's also their community, and the passionate, thoughtful care they lavish on everything they do.
La France, Mon Amour
“The design elements of life that influence me so often come from my time spent in France,” says Daisy. “Seeing the different ways people eat, the cultural traditions and architecture throughout France, Paris, Provence—it's a huge influence for me.”
Old World Meets New
Walking into Daisy and Greg's restaurant, you know they're onto something very different, and cool. Like Provençal-meets-Ranchero cool. “I don't just think about the food I'm eating,” says Daisy, “I think of things like, 'What’s the space around me like? What bowl am I going to serve it in? And what are you drinking out of?' It's not just about what we're consuming, but how.”
Paying It Forward
“There's a certain level of hospitality that's just kind of ingrained in us,” says Greg. Not only did they found Feed the Valley, a non-profit that provides hot meals to families with food insecurity, but they consistently source local ingredients, too.
Our Provence Experience
InterContinental Hôtel DieuMarseilles
Housed in the majestic 18th-century Hôtel Dieu, a landmark designed by Louis XIV's own architect, this sumptuous property is accented with fragments of Roman mosaics and swirling wrought-iron staircases. Perched on a hill between the Vieux Port and the historic Panier district, it’s also an improbable oasis in the heart of bustling Marseilles, where the only sound you’ll hear is gentle chiming of bells from a nearby church. The hotel has all the comforts you'd expect, plus some you may not—the city's finest views from the outdoor terrace, and a mosaic swimming pool inspired by traditional Provençal fountains.
Le Vallon de Valrugues & SpaSaint-Rémy-de-Provence
Arriving at this five-star Greco-Roman bastide (manor house) feels like a fairy tale. It's nestled in beautiful gardens just outside Saint-Rémy at the foot of the Alpilles mountains, filled with the warmth, light and colors of Provence. The songs of chirping wildlife set the soundtrack as you make your way through the manicured grounds to a full spa, and the outdoor swimming pools. Take time to slow down and enjoy village life, with just a 15-minute walk to the village center.
Book Provence with Daisy & Greg Ryan
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What does the price include?
Six nights at unique 5-star accommodations; private travel between destinations and for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive access and tastings; guided activities and exclusive private tastings, tours and activities; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals; gratuities for local staff.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip start; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverage not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does this trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at the InterContinental Hôtel Dieu in Marseilles. We recommend booking flights to/from Marseille Provence Airport (MRS). On the final day of our trip, we will organize a group transfer from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Marseille Provence Airport.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in France under 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the French Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $1,800 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 18 guests, plus our Modern Adventure team. This specific trip is limited to 20 guests. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
Do I need travel insurance?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel before May 10, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after May 11, 2022, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after July 9, 2022 there is a 100% cancellation fee.We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).