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In 2013 I invited thirteen wine-knowledgeable members of my family to join with me for a ten-day wine tour of Bordeaux and Burgundy, France. This necessitated locating a tour company-- preferably one with an agent having an American office and Web site--willing to work with me in designing a tour, providing a knowledgeable tour guide, arranging for hotel accommodations and ensuring we had comfortable transportation for the daily tours. The group’s goals were to visit some representative wineries, view firsthand the different terroirs where grapes were grown, to learn from owners and winemakers their wine making philosophies and to taste their wines. Through the internet I contacted four tour companies all of whom responded with their proposals. Upon comparing the various proposals it was clear to me that Wine Tours Inc. provided the best value tour plan and one that would meet or exceed our expectations. Ms. Aida Valckx, Wine Tours, Inc. American representative, was most helpful during the entire process since from time to time I felt a need to tweak the proposal. The title on the cover of the family’s picture album sums up our wine tour experience: “La Grande Adventure—The Trip of a Lifetime.” Thank you Aida and Pascal,
- Leo Smith, April 2015

 

Bonjour Maeliss, Thank you so much for your reply. Simon made it very easy for me to give great feedback. It was honestly one of the best tours I've been on. I'm happy for my feedback to be shared on the website as well.
- Johanna, December 2014

 

Hi Maeliss, Sorry this is late but I just wanted to thank you very much for arranging our trip. Everything went perfectly and we had a great time. Thanks to you and Sylvaine. Kind regards
- Tracey, 4 & 5 October 2014 Private tour Loire Valley

  

Dear Cecille, I wanted to let you know what a delight it was today on the tour. Brilliantly organized and absolutely fascinating and impressive. Our party could not have been happier with everything. The chateaux were incredible, the lunch and wine tasting we're really excellent and all capped off with the most remarkable garden in the world. We would very much like you to pass on our sincere thanks to Sylvaine. She was professional, helpful, funny, charming and the perfect guide. I cannot speak highly enough of her ability to present historical information in an informative and entertaining way. She is a gem! Altogether an unforgettable day. Kind regards.
- David, 22 Septembre 2014

 

Hi Laure, This email is to thank you so much for organising our trip to Reims. L. and I had an amazing time. Its a beautiful region and we learnt so much about the production of champagne from harvesting the grapes through to pouring it into a glass. Our guide Amanda was sensational. What a lovely person she is and most knowledgeable about the history of the region and the champagne making process. The accommodation was great and so were the restaurants where we had dinner - thanks for making the reservations for us. I have already recommended you to several people who I hope will take my advice and contact France Bubbles! Regards and best wishes.
- Jenny Australie – May 2014

 

Hi Maeliss, The ladies loved the tour, the guide, and the chef. Everything was fantastic!
- Lisa, Susan, Christine Canada PT le 17 & 18 avril 2014 en Loire