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Designated Driver TC - We Drive Your Car For Wine Tours
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Designated Driver TC - We Drive Your Car For Wine Tours

By Bay Life Getaways
Recommended by 95% of travelers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 21-99
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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  • Designated Driver for 5 Hours
What's not included
  • Tasting Fees NOT Included
  • Driver gratuity not included but greatly appreciated!


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick your group up where you are staying and drop you back there. Your driver will leave their car there until the end. Pickup locations within 10 miles of downtown Traverse City are free, pickups more than 10 miles from TC we begin your time when the driver leaves for your pick up until they return back to TC from your drive.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Traverse City, MI
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103711P2

        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Designated Driver TC - We Drive Your Car For Wine Tours?
        Designated Driver TC - We Drive Your Car For Wine Tours price starts from $184.50. Discover and book Designated Driver TC - We Drive Your Car For Wine Tours on Tripadvisor
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        Designated Driver TC - We Drive Your Car For Wine Tours is hosted by Bay Life Getaways. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bay Life Getaways on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Designated Driver TC - We Drive Your Car For Wine Tours on Tripadvisor
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          Bay Life Getaways presents Designated Driver TC We Drive Your Car - Designated Drivers for Wine Tours, Brew Tours & Distillery Tours. You provide the vehicle, we provide a fun, insightful driver. Driver comes complete with a 100% guarantee that you will not get a DUI on your tour!
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        • Bay Life Getaways
          208
          Traverse City, Michigan
          Joined in January 2019
        • kellysR5741XI
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun guided tour on Traverse City downtown!
          Had a great time with Michelle! Very knowledgeable and fun, gave a lot of interesting info while showing us around downtown. Was very hot day but she had turned over the seat so it was not hot for us when we got onboard. Very friendly. Loved the info about places to go around the town, places to eat and recommendations. All around fantastic ride!
          Written September 11, 2023
        • Ovr50Gam
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          New Gem!
          Go here now! Brand new Japanese/Korean in bell court in Stratford upon Avon. Get the chili garlic edamame to start. Bento bowls are fab
          Written September 6, 2023
        • Seaside37528664454
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Do this first!
          Our tour guide showed us places we would never had found if we had visited Traverse City 10 times. She provided great restaurant suggestions and shared interesting historical information. I would recommend this tour to everyone on the first day of their visit. Thank you, Michelle!
          Written August 15, 2023
        • Kimberly S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must Do Arriving in Traverse City
          Super fun ride and very Knowledgeable tour guide. Learned all the places to try out and history of the area. Recommend wholeheartedly.
          Written August 5, 2023
        • StanSchneller
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience. Don't miss this!
          Michelle was FANTASTIC, so informative and pleasant to be around. She was very good at making sure we could hear her commentary. Great information.
          Written July 26, 2023
        • GiniTrask
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Flying Dress Experience is AMAZING!
          Wow! Totally amazing experience. They have a variety of styles and colors of dresses to choose from and the pictures are amazing! The whole process is really fun and surprisingly fast. Michelle and Kristi make you feel comfortable and they know all the best places to make your pics stellar. I highly recommend the Flying Dress Photo Shoot!!
          Written July 19, 2023
        • David170170
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great time with Michelle!
          Our tour was fantastic! Michelle was friendly and funny and enthusiastic about her hometown. She took us to all the important sites and gave us information about where to eat and what to do. Couldn’t have asked for more!
          Written July 17, 2023
        • daniellegV1724JG
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best idea
          This was soooo much fun. I booked this for my daughter and my mom. We don’t have really fun pictures of my mom so this was a treat. The ladies doing the picture are a hoot. Loved this so much
          Written June 22, 2023
        • johnrE6736VR
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great customer service
          It was raining and we requested to move it back which they accommodated. The rain didn't stop so unfortunately it had to be canceled. We were immediately refunded and they were great at keeping in contact with us throughout. Great customer service. Will definitely book again when we are back in town.
          Written June 12, 2023
        • chelimon
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Foodies, History buffs -- this is indeed THE must do orientation to TC!
          Definitely a "must do" tour. We just we had done it the first afternoon rather than day 3 of our visit! Two of us went-- and came back much more knowledgeable about TC than our other family members. The owner was our tour guide-- and she has been offering these tours for 5 years! We met at the Tourist office, tucked into the rickshaw and were off in style to learn the history of TC! Our guide shared history, anecdotes, and even insider "foodie" types on where to go and a detour to find the "insider best cookies" plus a photo stop on the tour. We had people greet her/us during the tour and we felt like VIPs! In fact, 2 people even stopped their cars when we were stopped to comment/ask about the tour.
          Written June 10, 2023
        • Amonslove
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Empowering
          Calling ALL the ladies 🩷🧡💜 flying dresses was an empowering moment in my life. I felt like a million dollars. Working with Michelle and Christi was very special to my heart. The BEST experience and a must XOXO
          Written May 22, 2023
        • Z2671BIcarlym
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Say YES to the flying dress 🙌🤩🩷
          The most amazing I’ve felt in my own skin lately, there is something that triggers inside of you and makes you feel like the most beautiful, amazing bada**! I highly recommend any women to do this if you get the chance 😁
          Written May 19, 2023
        • tessr517
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful Experience
          The flying dress experience was one of a kind! Although it was a bit too breezy the photo shoot was so much fun to do with friends! It gave me confidence in a way that I felt gorgeous in my own skin even when we ladies can be our biggest critic! Michelle and Christi are very professional and didn't make the session rushed. From helping you get in the dress, giving tips on the pose, how to prep for the dress being thrown and exploring each spot of the resort to get the best shot they made it fun and carefree! A must do!
          Written April 27, 2023
        • 457marjorieh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Riding through TC
          Felicia was wonderful. Showed us lots to do in Traverse City. She was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed having her as our guide.
          Written September 18, 2022
        • Voyage621758
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We really enjoyed the rickshaw ride and would love to do it again if we ever return to Traverse City.
          The drivers were right on time picking us up at the Visitors Center and they were very good at explaining all the interesting facts about the city and pointing out the best places to have dinner.
          Written September 8, 2022
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        Kelley F
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2021 • Friends
        Our experience with DD TC couldn’t have been better. Our itinerary was planned and booked for us ahead of time based on our requests. Jessica showed up right on time and we immediately loved her. She was personable, flexible and so fun! She fit right into our crew so it didn’t feel awkward at all to have a stranger in our car. She escorted us into each new place we visited and helped us get signed in and seated. We felt like VIPs! She gave us recommendations and checked on us at each place we visited. She took pictures for us at each stop. One of the wineries we planned to visit had an event and she found out ahead of time that we wouldn’t be able to go, so she gave us some options and then called ahead to our choice to get us in quickly. At the end of our day she even took us to pick up a pizza to take home. 100% would recommend this experience to anyone visiting Traverse City. We felt relaxed and safe knowing the driving was in someone else’s hands. It was a comfortable, more affordable option than a party bus for a small group. We enjoyed the privacy of being with only our friends in our own car. Jessica also wore a mask during the drive to help us feel safe. Thank you for the amazing experience, we all had such a great time!
        Written May 24, 2021
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        Courtney P
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2020 • Friends
        We used Designated Driver TC for a day of wine tasting and it was perfect! Our driver Steve was such a kind, polite and informational driver. It happened to be pouring rain during our tastings and he walked us to each door with an umbrella and offered to carry any wine we purchased out of the wineries. I would use this service again and would request Steve again without a doubt.
        Written August 10, 2020
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        So happy to hear you had such a great day and Steve will love it when you come back and request him! Thank you so much for choosing DDTC!
        Written August 11, 2020
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        Lisa
        Buffalo, NY3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        Booking Designated Driver TC was one of the best decisions we ever made! Michelle was amazing and knew all the best places to take us. She knows all the local spots and hidden gems to make your experience authentic and memorable. I cannot recommend this business highly enough!!!!
        Written January 22, 2020
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        Awwww....your words are too kind! I had a wonderful day too, can't wait to host you back soon ツ
        Written January 23, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Jonathan P
        Berkley, MI1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2020
        My wife and I really wanted to do some wine tasting without compromising the ability to drive and this was just the ticket. Darren was our driver and honestly made the experience AND our day. It was rainy and cold, yet felt great every time we got in the car when he was driving or a winery! He had great communication, knowledge, tips/tricks of where to sit, what to do, changed on a dime when our agenda had to and even helped out taking pictures! If you want to go out on the peninsula, enjoy a chauffeured ride (in your own car, which was a treat since I never have had this done) and feel like it's "your" day while sipping on some wine, well look into an option like DD TC.
        Written November 1, 2020
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        Elizabeth S
        Chicago, IL197 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        The way this company communicates and operates is beyond frustrating and unreliable. After booking well in advance (over a month), by the time our pick up day arrived I wasn’t confident that they would even show up.
        The communication is one text per day only to leave you waiting. I was told 2 days prior to our trip that some of their workers had COVID which was having them switch things around.
        They gave me 2 options: 1- Change my time to a 3:30 pick up instead of our 1:30 reserved time. 2- Or cancel.
        When I responded with a question for an alternative idea I did not hear from this company until the next day. Once again I received one text message, in which I responded quickly. Again, I did not hear anything until the following day; the day before our reservation. I texted can we please talk on the phone. There was no flexibility on their end…so I dealt with the change and was just happy to have communicated more then one statement regarding the changes. When 3:30pm on Saturday came there was still no driver. The driver did not show up until almost 4pm!
        Many of the wineries start closing at 6pm…and this was supposed to be a minimum of a 5hr trip. We had to change plans so many times up until the moment she picked us up because of her lateness. We missed reservations at places. There was not one apology from this company. Nothing but lack of care and communication along with poor punctuality. What a waste of money, time and frustration dealing with them!
        Written July 22, 2022
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        We apologize that we missed the mark with your reservation. We know the frustration that comes with changed plans. We wanted you to be safe rather than have to cancel and make anyone drive under the influence. Jessica was late because it took longer for her to get her morning group back to their starting location. We/she should've communicated her delay. Hoping your group enjoyed the wineries.
        Written July 29, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        kelly f
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2020 • Couples
        From you the moment I contacted the Desisnated Driver , I knew I would be happy . Felicia was professional and very helpful when scheduling our day ,she took care of all reservations for the wineries and distilleries and kept in contact making sure all of the details were taken care of . Our driver Cameron was a great driver with an outstanding personality, not to mention, very knowledgeable about the places we were going. I would highly recommend this service!!!
        Written October 26, 2020
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        Paige F
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2020 • Friends
        Darren was awesome! First class experience for our girls day of wine tasting! He got us to all the wineries they scheduled and organized for us at our tastes request and also added one on at the end that was a must- Sutton’s Bay Ciders. He even opened doors, provided a cooler with waters and had umbrellas at the ready. So glad a company like this exists! Looking forward to booking again. Thank you!
        Written September 8, 2020
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        Thanks for choosing DDTC for your wine experience and we are super glad that the rain didn't ruin your day. TC wine is great rain or shine!
        Written September 14, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        micki801
        Jackson, MI23 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2020
        This was our 2nd time doing a girls wine tour with them and it was fabulous!! Our driver, Darren went above and beyond to make our day amazing!! After discussion of our particular goals and needs, they planned a fantastic itinerary with reservations where needed. We enjoyed a day of relaxation, fun and wine tasting at our own pace. We were able to tweak the itinerary a little to visit a great lawn/garden shop we love! If you have a roomy vehicle, I highly recommend this!!!
        Written October 8, 2020
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        TL Rose
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2020 • Couples
        Michelle was fantastic! She was an excellent tour guide, driver, photographer, and overall extremely helpful. We did the wine tour where she drove us to 5 different wineries and she was even able to make on the spot changes to accommodate our needs to try a cidery and a whiskey distillery. Excellent service, communication, and overall experience.
        Written August 1, 2020
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        Awww...thanks for the kind words! I had a blast with you too also and am excited to see you back again. Thanks again for choosing DDTC for you wine tour experience!
        Written August 2, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Dreamer431029
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2020 • Friends
        Designated Driver did an excellent job planning our group's itinerary. The planning process was fun and easy. On the day of our tour, our driver, Steve, was prompt, courteous, and a safe driver. He attempted to keep us on schedule, although he also offered us the flexibility to extend when it was clear we needed more time! I was really impressed with the covid safety precautions. We felt like we were in great hands and cannot wait to return next year!
        Written August 1, 2020
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        And...we can't wait to have you back! It's so good to hear you had a great day, that's what we love to do. Thanks again for choosing DDTC to explore the TC Wine Coast with. Hope to see you back soon :)
        Written August 2, 2020
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