After reading the tripadvisor reviews, I booked a wine tour with Provence Wine Tours for our ship excursion in Marseille(Norwegian Epic). I communicated with Marion via email. She responded quickly to my initial email, and promptly answered all my questions. I decided on the Bandol and Cassis tour( really just a flip of the coin decision), I am glad i choose this tour, as the person setting up the tour, I always worry because if it does not go well I am not only disappointing myself, I’m disappointing the rest of my party.
Our Party of Four was Joined by a couple, Marion greeted us at the Port, transportation was via her minivan which comfortably accommodated all six of us. The first Winery( in Bandol) was about 45 minutes away, you certainly cannot get to these wineries in a tour bus, as the roads are too narrow once you get close.
Marion is very knowledgabe about the region, the winemaking process, and the specific wines, she explained everything step very Cleary. The Winery was beautiful, we received a tour of the entire operation, then we got to speak to one of the owners during the wine tasting.
After the Bandol wine tour Marion took us the up to the peak so we can have a scenic view of the of the Bay and the entire Valley, truly breathtaking. Afterwards she dropped us off at the Beach/Marina in Cassis for lunch, she recommended a few restaurants, but there were more than a dozen to choose from.
After lunch we visited a winery in Cassis, again another beautiful winery, and another great wine tasting.
Everyone in my Party Enjoyed the tour, and felt that we had made a great decision…I look forward to booking another wine tour with Provence Wine Tours, as they offer different tours
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