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Decanter Tours

Address: Le Galouchey, 33670 Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: +33 6 08 25 00 54
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Ranked #33 of 110 Activities in Bordeaux
Owner description: We have over fifteen years of experience in wine tourism. We have been sharing French wines, food...
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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!Bordeaux Excursion coordinator for Viking River Cruises.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Mary knows her stuff! I brought out a group of 8 people who had never been to Bordeaux before and were about to embark upon a 48 hour tour of seven châteaux. It was imperative that they had a good grasp of what Bordeaux is all about, and Mary gave that to them. Whether historical, geographical or sensory, the information... More 

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DecanterTours, Owner at Decanter Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Ewan. Your group was fantastic. Im glad you all had a good visit. Mary More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had a wonderful time with Mary in Bordeaux. She was recommended by wine friends from the Napa Valley and we could not have had a better guide. Mary is an American who has lived in France for a long time. She was incredibly warm and friendly with us. At the same time, she was treated with great respect by... More 

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Thank you Sonja. I am delighted you had a good time. More 

Charlotte
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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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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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
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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
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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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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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