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Our trip was fun and informative! Our guide Ann was great!! She was professional and fun!
Our guide, Julian, was very helpful and knowledgeable. He was also adaptable as one place we were to visit was closed and he quickly substituted with an excellent replacement. As I had presumed, the vineyards were glorious despite the stiff mistral wind, and we tasted several wines and learned about them. The wine museum we visited was better than many such commercial ventures and had well written English captions to the exhibits.
Caroline (our tour guide) picked us up right on time. She provided excellent commentary on the beautiful countryside as we drove through on the way to our two winery stops. We had time for a couple brief stops along the way to look at scenery. She was very knowledgeable about the area and about the history of wine production in the region. She also spoke excellent English (and Italian. And Chinese.). She topped it off by finding the exact chocolate shop my wife visited 17 years ago. The Mercedes minibus was very comfortable and held the 8 of us nicely. If you like wine, this is the tour for you!
Perfect combination of wine tasting, local knowledge and history. Loved every minute of it. I would recommend this tour and our tour guide (Adelaine) to everyone.
What a fabulous tour, I could not have asked for a better time or a better tour guide!
We had an absolutely great time thanks to our wonderful tour guide! Avignon is lovely and our visit to the wine region was fantastic.
What can we say? Maybe it was the great guide, the chateaus, the wine...a great experience. What a way to spend an afternoon! We went to three tastings, and the folks were amazingly gracious. It really changed our view of the French wine industry. If you can spare the half day, do this! These are wine lovers, not just tour guides with a minivan. In fact, even the driver bought a few bottles for his collection. The countryside was spectacular, and not having to worry about driving was the icing on the cake.
We visited Tavel and Chateauneuf du Pape with our very informative and friendly tour guide Virginie. We would recommend this tour.
Davide often spoke in French to the people in the front of the van without the mike. Those in the rear could not hear or understand. The air conditioning did not work and when he was asked to turn it on he responded that maybe we had had too much wine...rude and unnecessary. He later apologized--but privately. The van was overcrowded and when I asked him what town we were going through he said it was not important, it was not on the tour and then returned to talking to the 2 ladies in the front. He was more polite the second day.
This is a straight wine tasting tour. I expected it was a winery tour that I'd have learned more about wine making, tasting, etc.