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Address: 10 rue du Pont Vieux, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: +33 6 42 33 34 09
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Description: Vin en Vacances is a vineyard tour company ran by Wendy Gedney an English...
Vin en Vacances is a vineyard tour company ran by Wendy Gedney an English woman with a passion for this wonderful area and its wines. Wendy is a wine teacher and during the tours not only will you have a thoroughly enjoyable day, you will also learn a great deal about wine and tasting. Her aim is to provide you with an experience that you can’t easily create for yourself and during the day you will explore the regions, meet some of the most interesting vignerons, taste their wines and enjoy a superb lunch. Wendy's tours always include other fabulous things such as a visit to a goat farm, a pretty village or olive oil tasting.
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Wine and Cathar Castles Tour a MUST DO - Fantastic!

I chose to go to Carcassonne in order to see the Cathar Castles and Cathar countryside. I am so happy I chose Vin en Vacances for our tour guide. It was over 100F outside and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Littleton, Massachusetts
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Littleton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I chose to go to Carcassonne in order to see the Cathar Castles and Cathar countryside. I am so happy I chose Vin en Vacances for our tour guide. It was over 100F outside and the van was very comfortable inside. We got a lot of great description of the countryside and the two castles, a DELICIOUS lunch, and a... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic day with Wendy and Alphonse visiting Mas Gabriel and Domaine Roquemal. As someone with little knowledge about wine, i learnt so much and the two wineries Wendy picked contrasted really well. We had a delicious lunch at the Abbaye with more wine and Wendy's knowledge of the area as well as wines in general made for... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wendy is a very professional and informative tour guide. She takes an interest in her tour group, provides loads of information and is very generous with what is provided in return for the tour fee. Everything ran smoothly and we learnt a lot about both wine and the Cathar castles. This tour was the best we have ever been on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable day out leaving Trausse at 830am and onto Carcassone to pick up more guests. Marcel an excellent driver and host. The day went so well and we gained a lot of history not only of the wine growing but of the Languedoc area, visiting the Castles and onto a delightful three course lunch followed by a degustation on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Marcel took us on a very hot day on the Cathar Castles and wine tour. We enjoyed the scenic drive and visiting Queribus and Peyrepertuse castles. Marcel gave us lots of information as we travelled and the atmosphere was very positive. It was little things like the bottles of cold water in the mini bus that were appreciated. Lunch was... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visit Domaine Gayda and Limoux in June. We had great time with our guide Kate. We tasted some great wines and we had some delicious food as well. Visit to St Hilaire Abbey and tasting some of the Limoux sparkling wines was great end to our day. We had fantastic time!

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Now I have been on a lot of wine tours in many countries, as drinking wine is a favourite pastime of mine. I can safely say that this is the best wine tour I have been on. We were picked up (near our hotel!) at 9:30 and dropped back off at 17:00. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Nothing poncey,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Firstly, Carcassonne is a very special city and we had one of our best holidays here. The wine tour was a delight. Marcel is was very knowledgeable and witty. The group my wife and I was with were a super family from England and great company. We ordered a case of wine to be sent back which arrived in perfect... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great craic with Marcel on the Saint-Chinian and Minerve vineyard tour - lots of questions from interested people (only 8 per tour) - Marcel (former Sommelier/worked in industry all his life) very knowledgeable about all wines concerned: how they're made, picked, maintained etc - lovely lunch in converted old school house and on to another vineyard, followed by a trip... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a great time with Carlos! He was very knowledgeable and we tasted excellent wines. Thanks so much and we highly recommend him!

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Address: 10 rue du Pont Vieux, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: +33 6 42 33 34 09
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Aude  >  Carcassonne

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