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“Must-Do!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Funny French Car Tours

Funny French Car Tours
Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
0064 0273866932
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Ranked #6 of 50 activities in Wanaka
Type: Tours
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Owner description: We offer a variety of fun and adventurous tours in our quirky classic Citroen 2cv, or the luxurious ds models, within the central Otago region, New Zealand, showcasing the famous newworld pinot noirs in this young wine region, or an amazing offroading tour on river and lake tracks with outstanding and stunning scenery. Our tours operate daily, all year round, and in all weather. We offer pick up and drop off from accommodation throughout Central Otago, NZ.
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Must-Do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We hadn't planned to do a wine tour but were informed by all the locals it was well worthi it. We met Julie bright and early with our little Citroen 2CV and it the road instantly. Julie is a fountain of knowledge regarding the area and the wine-growers and tries very hard to cater the tour to your own tastes. She took us to 5 wine-makers in total all of them very different to each other, as well as a quick stop off to see the local tourist attractions and artists etc. The tour was fun, informative and really enjoyable. There is not much pressure to buy wine from each winemaker and do remember that lunch isn't included. Central Otago wines are really diverse and can be quite daunting, but funny french cars is a great way to experience the wine of the region and to learn and have fun while learning! If you have a spare day, give it a go!

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Incredibly fun and knowledgeable tour!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

My friend and I went with Julie on her amazing tour on 1st Dec. Julie brought us beret's and we looked the part to match the very cool citreon car. Julie knew everything and everyone! She knows more about wine than most people and took us to some exceptional boutique wine places as well as the larger well known and awarded labels. Julie's warm spirit spurred us and the energy of the day as we cruised from amazing view to food to wine, and again and again!

If you want a personal, very special day, call Julie!

Visited December 2012
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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“Warm friendly and authentic wine tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is the most personalized wine tour that we've had. This is a service run by a couple. Deane was lovely and very warm. He took us to very different and non commercial wineries. We enjoyed the drive in his classic Citron. The pace of the tour was really perfect. We didn't have to rush through anything and went to as many wineries that we wanted to go to. He takes the trouble to understand your taste and takes you to wineries that you might like. We enjoyed our day and learnt a lot about wine.

Visited November 2012
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“Great day out, well worth the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

First things first - prepare the kidneys; there are a lot of fantastic vineyards in Central Otago.

We booked via the Cromwell iSite, and were picked up the following day , on Labout Day no less, by Julie at the Pisa Moorings, in what I've always known as being the 'Dolly' car. The first thing that will probably attract anyone to the flyer is the type of car you'll be in - it's unique, you'll probably never go in one again, and it's nicer than a generic exec-u-bus.

The day is tailored to the individual, and so we didn't do old Cromwell as we'd already explored there the day before. We went to four vineyards (I think, heavy day), along with a local arty shop, stopped off for a fantastic lunch at an old mining area, and grabbed ice cream blended with fresh fruit on the way back.

Julie's very friendly - even asking if we wanted anything from New World on the way back as were sited out of town. The tour is a good chance to see places in and around Cromwell that you normally wouldn't, with a personal touch. For the sake of the extra few dollars, go with the full days itinerary; it would be a shame not to do do.

Visited October 2012
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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“Very friendly service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Julie and her husband Deane took us for a wine tour recently and both gave us first class customer service!! We tripped all over Central Otago and the friendly people were abundant, the quirky cars were wonderful as well. We highly recommend Funny French Cars from our personal experience.

Visited July 2012
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