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Tour of Seneca Lake

Chris was our tour guide and he was awesome! We came out for my mom's 75th birthday and ended up... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chris was our tour guide and he was awesome! We came out for my mom's 75th birthday and ended up on a small tour (the four of us and another mom and daughter). It was nice to be in such a small group but even at the capacity of 14 I think it would still be fine! When I visited a few years back we did a tour on our own, I had a much better experience this time! The staff was waiting to show you their wines and how they were made. The last place, Bellangelo was the best view and the owner, Chris was happy to explain how he blends to create the perfect Risling :)

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ExperienceFLX, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, Kristin. Yes, it is always an indulgent treat to tour midweek with a small group, and I am glad you had such a wonderful time celebrating your mom's birthday! (Nice gift, by the way ;-)

The experience that owner Chris Missick at Bellangelo provides to our guests on this tour is extra special, and a lot of fun! Please get everyone together for #76 and try another tour next year.

Cheers,
Laura



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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was well organized and on time. Drives were short, as there are loads of wineries in the area. Great to get behind the scenes tours. Just enough wine to get a buzz without having too much. I would have liked some with lunch though.

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ExperienceFLX, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Terphus. We appreciate your recognizing the immersive nature of our tours, and while there is no shortage of wine, our focus will always be on a quality experience and not a quantity-based one that will impact the end of your tour and the remainder of your evening. The tour you took (Fine Wines of Southwest Seneca Lake) features a welcome taste of Element wine at the FLX Weinery, but yes, we do mix it up a bit and serve some beer to enjoy with the lunch itself. All our other lunch tours come with an option to enjoy a glass of wine with your meal. So please come back, and try another tour!
Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experience the Finger Lakes is a top notch Vip experience. Chris was a fantastic guide and the winery's they took you too were also top notch!

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ExperienceFLX, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I assume that as an identified Explorer, that you have many experiences to which you can compare your tour with us, so we appreciate your recognition of our tour and our tour guide Chris as both top notch! Thank you so much for the review, and please come back and explore with us again!
Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple. Guide (Chris) was extremely attentive to his guests. He was very knowledgeable, good conversationalist, and patient with all requests. This was a great tour and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the Finger Lakes Wineries.

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ExperienceFLX, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Professor, of astutely acknowledging the virtues of our fabulous tour guide Chris and our tour! Please come back and further your research of the area.
Cheers!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I visited the finger lakes for the first time this past weekend, and stayed outside Watkins Glen at Seneca Lake. We were overwhelmed at the amount of wineries available and didn't want to risk driving ourselves, so I scoured the internet for tour options. This tour was the perfect option! Once a month they provide a tour of the northwest portion of Seneca Lake. It is an all day tour. Not only did we have a comfortable van, and a sober driver, we had an informative experience, and VIP service at all the wineries. We visited four wineries total, that the company has partnered with, and you could really tell that they are working closely with all the partners to provide the best tour possible. Our driver/tour guide/sherpa, Chris, was absolutely perfect. He was so helpful and informative, and you could tell he was really passionate about being able to provide us with a perfect day. I can't imagine experiencing the finger lakes any other way. We had food pairings, and a great lunch, and plenty of wine! Water and snacks were provided in the van. And Chris even snapped a picture of all the couples and provided us with a copy at the end of the day. It was such a pleasant surprise! Again, I just can't say enough great things. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, and we will definitely be visiting and using this awesome service again. So many lakes, so many wineries, and so little vacation time!

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ExperienceFLX, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Goldgirl, for this golden review! We appreciate the time you took to go into the details about our special Fine Wines of West Seneca Lake tour. We strive to serve as a true concierge to the region. With 9000 square miles and almost 200 wineries, we know it can be a daunting task for someone visiting the area for the first time. We vet the best the region has to offer, so you can just sit back and enjoy the experience! And of course, our tour guides like Chris, are going to make sure everything is perfect! We are thrilled you had such a great time, and so excited that you will be coming back to experience more lakes and more wineries with your precious vacation time.
Till then,
Laura

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My now fiancee and I have gone on our 3rd tour with experience the fingerlakes. We went on 2 tours in 2017 and did the wines of Seneca lake tour just recently. It’s a great time and well worth the money. You’re in good company with other guests on the tour, everyone is always super nice and welcoming, and the tour guides are always very knowledgable about wines, wine making, the history of the land etc. it’s really nice also not having to worry about driving yourself around while enjoying good wine. They really take care of you and it’s clear that people in the area are well aware and connected to the company. It’s something we will continue to go on year after year just because of how nice and generous the company is to you. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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ExperienceFLX, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Michael for this special review. When Alan and I started the company 11 years ago, we wrote a mission statement that said our goal is to have our guests "engage in the region’s glorious bounty with us and find out why those of us who live here stay here, and those who visit come back again and again". Your review shows us that this mission is still as relevant as it was when we started. Thank you for recognizing what are all about, and what we strive to achieve with every guest. Look forward to your return!
Cheers,
Laura

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knowledgeable tour guides, charming wineries, and delicious wines! A great way to spend an afternoon.

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ExperienceFLX, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great way to sum it up! Thanks, KD!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Our tour van was spacious and comfortable. And the stops were fun and interesting. You really can't go wrong with this tour group.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an excellent time. Laura was wonderful and very informative. Really enjoyed the day and looking to going back.

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ExperienceFLX, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Stacey! What a great day it was with you, Dennis and the rest of our small group. I am so thrilled everyone hit it off so well, and we look forward to you coming back for more fun in the FLX!
Cheers,
Laura

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

On Saturday (a week before our real 17th Anniversary) my wife and I spent the day with 9 other friendly folks and a terrific tour guide for a day on Seneca Lake. We visited a distillery, a great restaurant, a winery, and a brewery together. At each stop, we were treated to warm and hands on attention from the proprietor of the business (other than the restaurant where we had a totally helpful and friendly waitress) where we were treated to private tastings and a history of the business. We tasted fantastic beverages at every place and in between we were taken care of by Chris, the knowledgeable and friendly guide. A terrific day all around and we would recommend this to anyone in the area for a visit.

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ExperienceFLX, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

I am thrilled that you chose ExperienceFLX to host you for your anniversary celebration! And what a great way to celebrate with our SWaB (spirits, wine and beer) tour. Thanks for also recognizing the care that Chris and our fantastic partners take to make sure that everyone felt like VIPs. That's exactly what we are aiming for! Thanks for the recommendation, and we hope you'll be back for next year's celebration! Congratulations to you both!

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