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Breakaway Tours & Event Planning

95 reviews
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
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About Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
Celebrating 20 Years ~ Breakaway Tours has been Uncorking San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles wine regions since 1995! We're passionate about wine and sharing it with others and are known for our "Deliciously Fun Wine Education". Priced by the person; our Scheduled Wine Tours offer a tremendous value for the individual, couple or small group. Flexible Itineraries and our Gourmet Winery Picnics set us apart. Complete with door-door service and Easy On-Line Booking. Private Wine Tours & Charters are also available with options for In-depth wine experiences and access to smaller, lesser known producers. Ask about our Collector Tours. Breakaway is the Large Group and Corporate Specialists. Private Group Specialty Tours include Hearst Castle, Combo Castle/Wine, Zip 'n Sip, Farm to Fork, Private Winery Dinners and Ground Transportation Solutions. Your imagination is our destination. We serve the entire Central Coast including Santa Barbara wine region. Creative & Connected, Trusted & Respected.
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Savor the most delicious wines in Paso Robles on this tasting tour with half- and full-day options. Explore a hand-picked selection of vineyards in this increasingly-famous wine region. As you taste, you’ll get an introductory lesson on how to see, swirl, sniff, sip, savor each glass, upping your wine knowledge in the process. A guide, full- or half-day tour options, round-trip hotel transport, bottled water and a tasty picnic lunch (on the full-day tour) are included.
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$85.00 per adult
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Savor the burgeoning wine scene around San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles on this tasting tour with half- and full-day options. Spend a few hours exploring a hand-picked selection of wineries in this increasingly-famous wine region, sampling red and white varieties. As you taste, you’ll get an introductory lesson on how to see, swirl, sniff, sip, savor each glass, upping your wine knowledge in the process. A guide, full- or half-day tour options, round-trip hotel transport, bottled water and a tasty picnic lunch (on full-day tour) are included.
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$85.00 per adult
Deliciously Fun Educational Wine Tours in Paso Robles from San Luis Obispo
~ Shared Group Wine Tours are a tremendous value for the individual, couple or small group looking for an exceptional day in wine country! Breakaway has been delivering Deliciously Fun, Educational Wine Tours, Fresh Daily since 1995! No worries, no wine snobs here only winos wanting to share their passion and dispel the myths and intimidation that can come with wine tasting.
~ Full-Day Wine Tour visits 4 unique wineries. Being foodies as much as we are winos our picnic lunches (Full-Day only) are off the hook! Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with notice.
~ TGIF Friday 1/2 Day Tours are perfect for locals or the visitor arriving before check-in, looking to get a jump start on their weekend! Visit 3 unique wineries on this relaxed tour.
~ Private Wine Tours available and offer full control. Perfect for larger groups, those with a list of “must have” wineries or desiring a different start time/duration, those traveling with minors or dogs.
~ No fixed routes, requests welcome.
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$85.00 per adult
Ultimate Wine Experience in San Luis Obispo 1/2 Day Tour
~ Shared Group Wine Tours are a tremendous value for the individual, couple or small group looking for an exceptional day in wine country! Breakaway has been delivering Deliciously Fun, Educational Wine Tours, Fresh Daily since 1995! No worries, no wine snobs here only winos wanting to share their passion and dispel the myths and intimidation that can come with wine tasting.
~ TGIF Friday 1/2 Day Tours are perfect for locals or the visitor arriving before check-in, looking to get a jump start on their weekend! Visit 3 unique wineries on this relaxed tour.
~ Private Wine Tours available and offer full control. Perfect for larger groups, those with a list of “must have” wineries or desiring a different start time/duration, those traveling with minors or dogs.
~ No fixed routes, requests welcome.
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$85.00 per adult
Ultimate Wine Experience in San Luis Obispo from Avila Beach
~ Shared Group Wine Tours are a tremendous value for the individual, couple or small group looking for an exceptional day in wine country! Breakaway has been delivering Deliciously Fun, Educational Wine Tours, Fresh Daily since 1995! No worries, no wine snobs here only winos wanting to share their passion and dispel the myths and intimidation that can come with wine tasting.
~ Full-Day Wine Tour visits 4 unique wineries. Being foodies as much as we are winos our picnic lunches (Full-Day only) are off the hook! Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with notice.
~ TGIF Friday 1/2 Day Tours are perfect for locals or the visitor arriving before check-in, looking to get a jump start on their weekend! Visit 3 unique wineries on this relaxed tour.
~ Private Wine Tours available and offer full control. Perfect for larger groups, those with a list of “must have” wineries or desiring a different start time/duration, those traveling with minors or dogs.
~ No fixed routes, requests welcome.
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$85.00 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, date wise we actually took this tour om or about June 2018, but that date wasn't a choice in the pop-up, so August 2018 shows. The tour was fun as was our driver and tour guide, Mike VonHeckler- a very knowledgeable guide to the...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank George T
ccwinelover, Owner at Breakaway Tours & Event Planning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi George! Thank you kindly for sharing your thoughts with other travelers, especially after so long ago! Nothing like savoring a great "finish" that lasts a good long time! Thanks for the shout out to Mike VonHeckler, he's an Advanced Somm, and knows his stuff!...More

Reviewed May 19, 2019

We had so much fun doing this tour we will be back for sure. Rich was a fantastic guide to travel with. Admittedly, we were a little hesitant that our tour was going to be too long. Time truly flies when you are having fun...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank aarrmmss
ccwinelover, Owner at Breakaway Tours & Event Planning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Woo hoo! This makes us want to sing & dance for that matter! "off the beaten path and beyond the tasting bar" that's were we like to go! So happy that you enjoyed your day and time does really fly, thank you for sharing that!...More

Reviewed May 13, 2019

The communication with the main office was great. I asked if I might be able to select some of the wineries that we visited. They accommodated us with the caveat that there are other people on our tour and they may also have requests. Breakaway...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CindyandTy2015
ccwinelover, Owner at Breakaway Tours & Event Planning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cindy & Mario! Happy that we could provide 1/2 of your list and we hope that you enjoyed the other 1/2 as well! Paul is amazing and has a wonderful family wine history with deep roots. We all are passionate about wine and sharing...More

Reviewed March 17, 2019

My husband and I had a great time on the Breakaway Wine Tour! Paul (our guide) was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable about wine as well as the area. We explored the Edna Valley were able to visit 3 wineries (Claiborne & Churchill, Malene and Baileyana)....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suds4565
ccwinelover, Owner at Breakaway Tours & Event Planning, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2019

Hello Suds! So happy to hear you enjoyed your day in SLO Wine Country, recently renamed to SLO Coast Wine! Paul is the best and you certainly had a great line up and we look forward to your next visit... until then ~ Cheers! Jill...More

Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Jill and Alicia we’re phenomenal to work with. Having never been wine tasting before, my wife and I were lost. Alicia and Jill walked us through the process and made us feel as though we were professionals. As for our tour guide Paul, what can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bwilog
ccwinelover, Owner at Breakaway Tours & Event Planning, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2019

Well it doesn't get much sweeter than this! We were honored to be a part of your 16th Anniversary! No wrenches here, only opportunities to create your perfect day in wine/beer country! Personally, I'm happy to see someone celebrating a non 0 or 5 year......More

Reviewed March 2, 2019

Breakaway tours is fantastic. Jill really helped out planning our events. Our group (16 adults) had a Barrel Room dinner at Talley Vineyards. The hosts were informative and let us taste more wines than what we had arranged for. Their wines were fantastic. Food done...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jir56
ccwinelover, Owner at Breakaway Tours & Event Planning, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Hello jir56, Thank you kindly for taking time to share your experience with Breakaway Wine Tours and your time here on California's Central Coast. It was my sincere pleasure working with you leading up to your tours dates, I love helping our guests drink a...More

Reviewed February 20, 2019

We had a fabulous time on our wine tasting tour! Charles, our driver, showed up right on time and provided a wonderful day. One person in our party mentioned that they did not really care for wine, so Charles revised the itinerary to visit a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KatPlay
ccwinelover, Owner at Breakaway Tours & Event Planning, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Hi Kat! So fabulous that you has a fabulous time on your wine tour with Charles! We aim to please out in wine country and if we can adapt on the fly to provide the best experience, we will! Autry Cellar's brandy is the bomb...More

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Had a great time on our Breakaway wine tour of the Edna Valley. We are repeat customers. Came back for a weekend trip for my wife's birthday. This time we were running late.. we called ahead and met the tour at the first winery and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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ccwinelover, Owner at Breakaway Tours & Event Planning, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Hi J B. Fabulous news to be sure! We are honored that you both wanted to celebrate your wife's birthday with us in wine country. We too believe there is nothing finer. Loved that there was only one duplicate winery, even so, every year brings...More

Reviewed January 28, 2019

AAron took a group of us on a tour to three wineries. He was unbelievably knowledgeable about each winery and the entire area.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kevinhaga
ccwinelover, Owner at Breakaway Tours & Event Planning, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Hi Kevin, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience with others looking for similar services! Aaron has a wealth of knowledge to be sure. He is also a wine distributor and knows everyone and their stories as much as he knows...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Brit Mike made our tour so wonderful! He was so accommodating and flexible! All was amazing! We are so happy with our time! Can't wait to go again!

Date of experience: October 2018
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JacquelineN711
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Response from ccwinelover | Property representative |
Hi Jacqueline, apologies for the delay, we've been updating our TripAdvisor pages and we're just now find this. Tasting fees vary winery to winery. In the San Luis Obispo region, they range from $10-20pp but are mostly... More
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Brenda L
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Hi Brenda, I see you're a mountain biker! I used to do more in the past but have plans to pick it back up more this summer and beyond... anyway. It depends on where you are staying and which wine region you are interested in... More
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