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Decanter Tours

Le Galouchey, 33670, France
+33 608 250 054
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Ranked #41 of 371 activities in Aquitaine
Type: Tours
Owner description: We have over fifteen years of experience in wine tourism. We have been sharing French wines, food and lifestyle with wine lovers from around the... more » Owner description: We have over fifteen years of experience in wine tourism. We have been sharing French wines, food and lifestyle with wine lovers from around the world. Specialists in high end clients, we cater to all your needs when touring the vineyards. You decide the dates and the destination. We put you in touch with the most exciting wineries, wine-makers, restaurants and hotels available. Come along with us on a fantastic wine journey and we will share the experiences of a lifetime! « less
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Charlotte
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our trip to Rioja, in October of 2013, was our third trip organized by Mary Dardenne of Decanter Tours. Prior trips include Bordeaux and Tuscany. The trip was outstanding. It had the wonderful balance of education in regional wines, cultural, and history. Mary took the time to understand what we were looking for in our vacation and delivered again.

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Dallas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Decanter Tours is the expert in planning and execution of French wine tours. My experience happened to be in the Bordeaux region and I have not yet had the opportunity to experience decanter tours in other regions of France, but I will as soon as time permits. Mary took care of all needed arrangements including, transportation upon arrival, hotel accommodations,... More

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DecanterTours, Owner at Decanter Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the praise. December is a great time of year to come as the properties are relatively void of visitors. This was perhaps the highlight of my year. What a great way to end a season! See you next time in Burgundy. More

Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

First let me say that I went on what I believe was an unconventional tour in comparison to the more short-term Bordeaux excursions normally offered. Simply stated though, the tour was not well planned overall and in many ways not a good value for what was provided. Within Bordeaux, Mary has good connections with many of the Chateau and put... More

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DecanterTours, Manager at Decanter Tours, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, We value your feedback. In fact after nearly 15 years of organizing very high end individual and group wine tours, this was our first budget school trip. The school dictated quite clearly the itinerary and the standards of this tour which we adhered to. The budget was very restricted in order to allow a maximum number of young... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

I was referred to Mary by another guide who could not provide the complete package for our stay and tour of the Bourdeax region. Mary could not have been more accomodating during the scheduling and booking. While I did not provide the lead time needed for all the locations she wanted to take us, she put together an amazing 2... More

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DecanterTours, Owner at Decanter Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. It's lucky I have as much fun as my clients in wine touring. More

Birsfelden, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

As a group of 4, we contacted Mary to organize 4 days of touring through Bordeaux area, visiting wine yards in St. Emilion, Medoc, Pessac-Leognan, Sauternes and Cognac. Everything was very well prepared and was working out fine. Mary was also flexible to respond to our short-term requests, and could provide us with all the information we wanted during our... More

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DecanterTours, Owner at Decanter Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. I am so glad you all ejoyed the trip. Let me know if you ever want to visit another French wine destination. All the best, Mary Dardenne More

Murrysville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Mary did a wonderful job arraging our chateaux visits. She wasn't available and thus gave us Alex. No worries Mary told us. Alex will do fine. And boy was she right. My wife and daughter also joined the wine tasting. So, we were visitors ranging from somewhat wine knowledgable to none at all. Alex was patient and a great teacher.... More

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DecanterTours, Owner at Decanter Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip with us. Please do let me know if you would like to visit any other French wine region. We'd be delighted to organize it for you. All the best, Mary Dardenne More

Seattle
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

For starters, our guide was truly awesome! The day prior to our tour, she met us at the airport to make sure we had our bearings, etc. The next two days we spent a glorious time with her as we visited about a half-dozen chateaus. Great service, great guide, great experience!

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cheshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We highly recommend Mary as a guide for anyone visiting Bordeaux. She arranged our golf, hotel, transportation and personally escorted us to 4 different chateaus. She picked us up at the airport and dropped us off after the last tasting. We will definately be using her again for our next trip. Cheshire Don

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Solana Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

My wife and I and 2 friends hired Mary to set up appointments and take us to 8 chateaus in 2 days in Bordeaux. Mary was the designated driver, tour operator, translator and wine expert, and drove us between chateaus and provided a running commentary along the way. She schedule appointments at all top producers based on her knowledge of... More

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Chard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

We spent two days visiting six chateaus with our guide Mary. She imparted her extensive knowledge of the area, chateaux, and wine with charm, enthusiasm and passion, making our trip truly memorbale. For four lovers of wine but novices to wine tasting Mary taught us the basics, giving us the skills to enjoy wine we drink at home with a... More

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