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Address: 120 Avenue Joseph Vernet, 84810, Avignon, France
Phone Number: +(33)(0)6 19 29 50 81



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I learned so much!

Mike was absolutely wonderful. We stayed in Arles which was definitely a bit further for him to pick us up and drop us off again, but I'm so glad he agreed. We visited... read more

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Jenny L
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Mike was absolutely wonderful. We stayed in Arles which was definitely a bit further for him to pick us up and drop us off again, but I'm so glad he agreed. We visited Chateauneuf-du-Pape and on our drive there we got to know each other and Mike gave us some basic information about the Cote-du-Rhone region. He is incredibly knowledgeable... More 

Thank Jenny L
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a day well spent! Mike was happy to share his immense knowledge. And while we know Mike gives lectures on wine, he was also able to talk to people who know very little (me) and those who know even less (my husband). It was a nice way to get to know the area! I'd definitely recommend it!

Thank Stephanie K
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wine Safari wasn't the first thing we did during 17 days in France, it wasn't the last -- it was simply the BEST! From arranging our 2 days with Mike RIJKEN to executing them with knowledge, expertise, and professionalism -- everything was perfect, at a remarkably reasonable price! Mike was everything a visitor to France would want as a host:... More 

Thank epipk
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Our goal was to see some of the charming villages of Provence AND taste some of the amazing wines of the Rhone Valley. We were able to accomplish both with Mike's wonderful tour. He is incredibly knowledgeable and very personable. It was exactly the right balance of history, countryside vistas, small village experience, viticulture and wine tasting. Mike's knowledge of... More 

Thank raeandjme
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My wife and I contacted Mike through a note in Rick Steves Meditteranean Cruise Port Guide. He picked us up promptly in Marseille and drove us into the Rhone valley stopping at a 12th century abbey with lavender fields and a lovely drive to one of his favorite wineries in the area, Tara. Mike is a master sommelier and it... More 

Thank straessl
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

My husband and I, as part of our honeymoon, have made a wine tour with Mike in the Rhone region in mid August 2015. This was one of the best experiences we have had, and a great activity to do for wine lovers and newlyweds :) ! Mike is VERY knowledgeable and taught us history of wine from it's very... More 

Thank HellenKo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We have gone to many wine tours in Italy and North America. This was by far the best. Mike picked us up in a far away village in the hills and took on a very informative and relaxing trip. I learned so much and enjoyed ever minute.

Thank Giang N
Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Mike was fantastic. To start he squeezed us in and picked us up at 6am because he had a previously booked couple we had to pick up in one of the hilltop towns an hour away. He came with pastries in hand. He was so informative about the area and his enthusiasm for wine was wonderful. If you love wine... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

My wife, daughter and I toured with Mike in early November 2015. It was a beautiful day and Mike's knowledge of the geology, the soil, grapes and the history of the french art of wine making is tremendous. He's got great relationships with local wine makers and we tasted excellent wines all day. Our time with Mike was one of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Mike picked us up at our b&b which was out of town and not easy to find. We started the day with a view of the old pope chateau and a description of the different grapes used in this area. We enjoyed two great tastings along with driving and walking through the various vineyards. We learned a great deal about... More 

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