My husband surprised me for my birthday with a 2 week trip to France, which included a 4 day wine tour put together by John at Gourmet Touring.
John's attention to detail is truly incredible. I know that my husband connected with him by email many times in the planning stages and was very impressed, and I was really impressed by the package of information that arrived at our home before we left. The maps, the GPS coordinates, but especially the personalized book with literally every single thing we could possibly need to know, and loads of extras. It's also a great keepsake to have now.
There was detailed information about everywhere we were heading, including history and tips, right down to the timing of when we should ask for our check at a meal to ensure we'd be at the next Chateau on time. Loads of suggestions for other places to visit, eat or drink were also included. We visited 8 vineyards in 4 days, but they were all different and we learned something new at each one. We really felt like we were getting an education in French wine-making!
The places that were chosen for us to eat, stay and visit were all amazing (standouts include Le Pavillon Villemaurine in Saint-Emilion, and Cafe de l'Esperance in Bouliac). Having never done anything like this before, we were a little unsure about what to expect, but we needn't have been. John even checked in to make sure everything was okay, and that we were happy with the experience. We certainly were.
I wouldn't hesitate for one second to recommend Gourmet Touring, especially if you're really not sure how to plan something like this, John will guide you through the perfect itinerary. You will not be disappointed!
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