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Vin en Vacances

Address: 10 rue du Pont Vieux, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: +33 6 42 33 34 09
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Ranked #1 of 26 Activities in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Vin en Vacances is a vineyard tour company ran by Wendy Gedney an English woman with a passion for...
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Owner description: 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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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were a group of 6 (4 adults and 2 kids). Our guide Wendy was very knowledgeable and passionate about the region and it's wines. Though it was a holiday weekend, Wendy was still able to find small and quaint wineries for us to visit. She arranged a delicious luncheon in the historic village of Minerve. It was a great... More 

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Markinch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife Gail and I and Gail's parents, Alex and Janice went on one of Wendy's tours back in June. Wendy picked us up from our Gite in Carcassonne and already on the bus were 2 other couples we were travelling together 3 expats from uk and an Australian who were all lovely company and great fun. We all introduced... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We booked this tour in September at the last minute just before we left for Carcassone and it turned out to be a fantastic day. Kate met us at our hotel and with 6 other very jolly people (who got jollier as the day wore on) we visited wineries around Carcassone. Kate was a great enthusiast and was full of... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our guide, Kate, was extremely knowledgeable about wines. Not in a manner of telling us what a "good" wine was, but explaining how to best get to the taste/smell of a wine, and how to then find wines that are to your taste. She was also friendly, fun, punctual, and informative about local cuisine, history, and culture. It was a... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Wendy ,Kate and their team guided 30 of us around the region tasting wines, tasting food and then eating wonderful meals ! The organisation was 1st class and even though we have done quite a lot of these tours now in different countries we all felt that this one was very special. We would highly recommend Vin en Vacances !

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My partner and I have a rental property in the same village as Wendy and after a year of painting and hard work we finally had the time to join a tour. We arrived at the pick up point at 9.30am with our 4 friends who were there to join us for my birthday celebration. None of us could think... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We joined Wendy for her tour having never done a wine tour before! We met some lovely people and not only tasted great wine but also lovely lunches as part of the tour! Ranging from larger wine companies to much smaller wineries! Really enjoyed Wendy's friendly enthusiasm and interesting talks about the various places we visited on the tour! brilliant... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There is not much I can add to the already excellent reviews, except to confirm that thet are spot on. Our guide was knowledgable, personable, and accessible. The lunch was fabulously good. Some of the wines were very good, some less so, but that is always the case with winery tours. It was a most satisfying experience visiting the "back... More 

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Scotland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

From beginning to end our experience with Wendy & Marcel at Vin en Vacances was excellent: Wendy went out of her way to fit us into a tour at very short notice; Marcel was a knowledgable tour leader with a relaxed style - he made us feel that we, as a group, 'owned' the tour - we were not getting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We booked Wendy for her St Chinian and Minervois tour. She is clearly very knowledgable and enthusiastic about wine and that came across to all of us. The two winemakers we visited were very welcoming and, whilst there's no pressure at all to buy, we ended up shipping wine back from both growers. We got to do short visits to... More 

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