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Wonderful Day In Languedoc

A group of us booked a wine and gourmet food tour to Carcassonne and Languedoc with Vin en Vacances... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ahk45
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Los Angeles
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Well organised and informative

We joined Wendy and Carlos for a week in Jerez, Spain, for a week learning about and tasting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cricketer20
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A group of us booked a wine and gourmet food tour to Carcassonne and Languedoc with Vin en Vacances from the cruise port of Sete. This was a wonderful and informative day including the best gourmet lunch I have ever experienced in over 40 years of visiting France. In addition we visited a local winery where we got to taste all the famous wines of the region. Our guide, Carlos, was friendly and fun and gave us very comprehensive information regarding the history of Carcassonne and the region.

Wendy, the owner, definitely knows what she is doing and provided all of us a memorable experience. I would definitely recommend her to anyone traveling in the area.

Thank ahk45
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wendywoogedney, Owner at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review, Carlos and I really appreciate you taking the time to write it. Come back to Languedoc again one day, we'd love to see you. Best wishes Wendy

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined Wendy and Carlos for a week in Jerez, Spain, for a week learning about and tasting sherry. They organised an excellent week for us with several tastings at Bodegas and an introductory tasting led by Wendy. We also had lovely meals at several different restaurants including a cooking demonstration and tasting menu. In addition we saw some of the attractions in the area including a day in Seville and a visit to a cork farm.

Thank cricketer20
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wendywoogedney, Owner at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. Carlos and I appreciate it very much and are both delighted you enjoyed the week with us. Best wishes Wendy

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous day with Carlos!! Throughout the years my husband and I have taken countless small groups tours and rarely have we ever had a tour with a better guide, more perfect weather, more delicious wine and exciting vistas!! Carlos was so knowledgeable, not only about wine and history, but also about basic humanity! Our very long 10 hour day was filled with wine, delicious lunch, much laughter and two amazing Castles high above Languedoc/Roussillon!
Carlos went out of his way to make the tour both interesting and insightful! I cannot recommend this tour group highly enough and will be touting its advantages to all my clients and friends!! Many thanks again to Wendy and most especially, Carlos!!

Thank beverlyatlastravel
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wendywoogedney, Owner at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Carlos and I are delighted you had such a lovely time on the tour and thank you so much for this fabulous review. We hope to meet you again one day. Best wishes Wendy

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I contacted Wendy since she offers wine tours in the nearby area. Our ship was docked in Port Vendres for the day and we wanted to do a wine tour. Wendy planned a nice tour for us even though many local businesses are closed on Sundays. We went to a lovely small winery and the owner seemed very genuine and nice. He explained everything about the wines and then we sampled many different wines - he even took the care to serve the wines in the correct glasses. Our guide Carlos was great and assisted with translation and explained the wine making process. We also went to the medieval village of Castlenou and walked around the pretty little town. A three course lunch with wine was included and was fantastic. We ate at a locally owned restaurant which we would not have found on our own. The food was great and we ate in a pretty little courtyard surrounded by greenery and flowers. We then visited Collioure and sampled some olive oils. We enjoyed the beautiful town which has been painted by many artists. Overall, Wendy and Carlos provided us with a wonderful tour despite that it was Sunday and many businesses were closed.

Thank Krista1972
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wendywoogedney, Owner at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, Carlos and I appreciate it very much and we are pleased you enjoyed the tour so much. Best wishes Wendy

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both the Walking With Wendy Tour and the Travel from Barcelona to Carcassone tour with Carlos were beyond our expectations. Vin en Vacances understands that they aren't just in the tourism business, but also the hospitality business; we learned so much but we also felt a warm welcome to the region that made us want to stay forever! The wine tastings in Catalonia and Lagueduc were pairings of lovely wine and the unique experience of meeting the wine maker. The breath-taking scenery, the food, the wine and the sense of history we experienced during these two days gave us a real feel for the region that we could never have captured without these excellent guides.

Thank Beth F
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wendywoogedney, Owner at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing this lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed the tours with Carlos and myself so much, we certainly enjoyed meeting you. Come back again one day! Best wishes Wendy

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day. Was perfect. Marcel was expert in keeping us going and also giving us space and time ourselves. The boat trip was just long enough and time to wet our appetites with some nice wine.

Can thoroughly recommend this trip. Excellent lunch at lovely local restaurant since the weather was a little tricky and great fun was had at the olive growers and the winery after lunch.

Much appreciated

Thank joymr
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wendywoogedney, Owner at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the tour. Come back again soon. Best wishes Wendy

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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We had a wonderful experience traveling the region with a very knowledgeable person. The wind tasting was excellent and lots of fun having a tasting on the Midi canal. It was a wonderful day

Thank Chuck M
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Carlos drove and guided us through two wineries, a vinegar tasting and lunch in beautiful Lagrasse. All of it was totally excellent. We learned much about wine making and wine appreciation. The lunch was terrific. It was a well-spent day and Carlos is an entertaining and knowledgeable host.

Thank Tony G
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wendywoogedney, Owner at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi, thank you for writing this lovely review. Carlos and I are delighted you had such a great day and hope you will come back again one day. Best wishes Wendy

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Reviewed October 6, 2018

My husband and I booked the Midi Canal and Wine Tasting Tour for September. We were joined by a couple and their adult son from England. Marcel was our guide. We had a wonderful day! We were picked up at our hotel in Carcassonne. It started with a visit to an olive oil company where an enthusiastic guide explained all about olives and the process of making olive oil followed by a tasting. Most interesting. We then headed to the Midi Canal and a boat ride on a quaint wooden boat. During our short but very pleasant ride Marcel introduced us to the wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon area which have been improving over the last number of years and which we enjoyed. Marcel with his background in the wine industry is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the wines. We all had some laughs and were feeling a nice buzz when we headed to a small village for an outdoor lunch followed by a short walk around the village. The tour included a relaxed wine tasting at a family winery with the owner supplying details and pride. We bought some of their excellent wine and look forward to sharing it at home. The tour ended with free time for us to walk around a medieval hill top village. Through out the tour Marcel imparted information regarding the landscape and some history of the area. We were delivered back to the door of our hotel. It was a most delightful, informative and interesting day tour. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting the Carcassonne area. Thank you Marcel!

Thank PAB14
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wendywoogedney, Owner at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you for this excellent review, Marcel and I really appreciate you take the time and we are thrilled you enjoyed the tour so much. Come back again one day! Wendy

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Reviewed October 6, 2018

I arranged two tours for four people with Wendy via email. Her responses were speedy and she was full of suggestions to help make a decision.

We did a wine tasting tour of the Languedoc with Kate who was really knowledgeable and interesting about the area and the wine types. We went to a fabulous winery where we had a private room to try wines she had selected. They were so interesting all coming from the one company. We then went on to our second tasting where the tour had, somewhat to all of our surprises stared early. Kate was amazing and rearranged on the spot to go to a local cooperative where we tried more fantastic wine, especially the chardonnay. Great!

I also arranged for us to have a wine matched meal. We were met at Carcassonne and taken to a nearby village where we went to a medieval workshop that had been transformed by Marcel and his wife Petra. We had chosen the menu before we'd got to France and when we sat down there was an array of wine ready for each dish that was prepared at their home across the road. Every part of it was wonderful from the quality of the food to the wines picked to match.

We left very happy and content and would go back tomorrow.

Wendy and her team are so professional, great job.

Thank StephHitH
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wendywoogedney, Owner at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are all delighted you enjoyed it so much. We hope to meet you again one day. Best wishes Wendy

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