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“Very Good Tour....Only One Negative”

Platypus Wine Tours
Ranked #6 of 268 Food & Drink in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: $110 Wine Tour. Join us on a Platypus small-group wine tour of the Napa Valley, the Sonoma Valley or the Russian River / Healdsburg wine country! You’ll visit four charming, backroads wineries, be served a picnic lunch in a winery setting and learn many interesting tidbits: local history, culture and wine making. Our specialty is intimate, fun and memorable wine tours. This is a social tour for folks who are interested in tasting some of the world’s most celebrated wines, but are not necessarily wine experts. Hotel pick-up included. Tasting fees not included. Last-minute inquiries are also welcome! We offer private tours as well. Did we mention, fun?! TCP-21230-P
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our tour around Napa on June 30th with Platypus. Allison, our tour guide was very personable and patient with our group. We were based in Calistoga, as was 60% of our group. Platypus does not pick up from Calistoga as it’s too far North so as per the instructions we arrived at our pick-up place in St. Helena on time. We were told that after the tour we would be dropped of at our hotel in Calistoga and with this reassurance we booked a dinner reservation at SolBar in Calistoga for 6pm. It was 106F that afternoon at 4:30pm when the tour was over on a Sunday so the bus service between Calistoga and St. Helena was no longer operating. As I mentioned earlier, about 60% of our group were based in Calistoga and now we were stuck in St. Helena with no transport back with a temperature of 106F! Following 1.5 hrs of effort trying to get a taxi we eventually got one. We had to cancel our dinner reservation which like the rest of our trip was booked almost 2 months in advance. We were disappointed as the email I received did say that we’d be dropped off at our hotel. Overall it was a good day but the end of the day totally messed up our plans. If we’d known that we wouldn’t be dropped off as promised we would have made alternative arrangements. I’m writing this in the hope that upon seeing this review, Platypus won’t let this happen again. My overall rating is still "Very Good" for Platypus

Thank Sean K
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had such a great time, mike our driver was very knowledgeable and took us to four unique vineyards. The wines were not only excellent but the company on the small tour were a lot of fun to be with. Lunch was excellent as well.
I would highly recommend Platypus Tours.
If you go I hope you enjoy!

Thank tbrace
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We were on our honeymoon in Napa and really wanted to experience Napa (without the headache of driving ourselves around). Our hotel mentioned Platypus tours. I called the day before we wanted to go and they were very helpful at finding us a spot on the bus. The tour guide was awesome, very friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to go to many private tours and even got to go to a up and coming one. The entire experience was great and the lunch was great too. Thanks for helping make our trip memorable!

Thank Shestin H
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