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Gourmet Touring
Ranked #10 of 86 Food & Drink in Bordeaux
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Owner description: Acclaimed by Conde Nast Traveller & wine writer Jancis Robinson for their professionalism & knowledge a GT itinerary is much more than a wine tour. Every experience is tailor-made to individual clients’ requirements enabling them to experience the best food, wine and culture that the region has to offer. A licensed tour operating company, based in Bordeaux France since 2003, Gourmet Touring will organize every minute detail of your visit from beginning to end with an attention to detail that is unparalleled by others.
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Gourmet Touring is an outstanding company which we highly recommend.
We went on a four day wine and food tour of the Bordeaux region. It was a self-guided tour but every last detail had been thought of and the experience was so easy and enjoyable. John Mears sent us a Garmin GPS before we left, we picked up the car in Bordeaux and off we went. All the destinations were already programmed into the machine. A highly informative personalised guide book provided additional ideas for places to visit in the area. My husband has Coeliac's Disease and cannot eat gluten. This often causes problems at restaurants especially in France. But John had taken great care to advise all the restaurants in advance - they were all prepared and had arranged safe options for him to eat. A simply wonderful holiday with Gourmet Touring!

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Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have gone around the world several times but no tour was ever so fabulously put together as by John Mears of Gourmet Touring. Not one detail was overlooked. From booking seriously great vineyard tastings (Yquem, Mouton-Rothschild, Lynch-Bages, Clinet, etc) and picking famed or out-of-the-way foodie gems to meticulously planning every stop while making perfect geographical sense, John covered it all. From meet-and-greet at the airport, easy-to-read guidebooks and perfectly programmed GPS to guidelines about driving in France, every detail was considered and clearly outlined. Navigating around Bordeaux was nearly as easy as getting around home turf. Background to each stop was provided. Each text request for extra directions, restaurant booking and more was replied immediately. It was a fabulously planned week. We relied on John Mears and he came through big time. One could not ask for more.

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Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the first time I've heard of self-directed driving tours, curated by an expert and led by a programmed GPS - it's a fantastic way to travel. John & Gourmet Touring have deep relationships in the region, and they put together an incredible 5 days for us. He was highly recommended to us, and we've already started recommended him as well.

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great 3 day experience in Bordeaux. John went above and beyond on his recommendations. Very friendly and easy to talk to. We would recommend him to anyone not looking for the "typical" group tour.
Thanks John!!

Brian

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Reviewed June 25, 2015

First time user of Gourmet Touring and John does not disappoint. Attention to detail from car rentals, hotel accommodations, private tours and our other transportation needs - great job from start to finish. We look forward to coming back next year!

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