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“Very friendly service.”

Funny French Car Tours
Ranked #5 of 11 Food & Drink in Wanaka
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Owner description: Dare to be different! Expect the unexpected! come blast around some of Central Otagos most stunning scenery in a convertible classic Citroen 2CV, or luxurious DS. Join us for an exclusive private & fun tour, visiting boutique award winning wineries, meeting & chatting with the owners, winemakers, sampling grape varieties & vintages. Funny French cars was established in 2005. We choose to remain a small, family operated business. With only Deane & I driving, we love sharing our big backyard & local knowledge with you, and look forward to developing new friendships. Deanes family settled in Wanaka in 1850,s yet he is fluent in French, come find out how!. So if you looking for a bit of fun & up for a different tour with just you and your friend/s -you are adventurous enough to jump into a vintage car and blast around one of the worlds most stunning scenic regions sampling wines as we go, then give us a yell, no fancy booking systems with us, just good old fashioned hospitality.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Julie and her husband Deane took us for a wine tour recently and both gave us first class customer service!! We tripped all over Central Otago and the friendly people were abundant, the quirky cars were wonderful as well. We highly recommend Funny French Cars from our personal experience.

Thank RockburnWines
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Julie took both Rhonda and I out for the day and took us to some lovely wineries as well as allowing us time to have a look around the old town in Cromwell. Julie has such a great knowledge of both the region as well as the wines... I also enjoyed Julie's relaxed, no hurry, no fuss personality - made the whole tour a very enjoyable memory

Thank Wanakai-SITE
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

my wife and I had a lovely day out with Julie & Claudette recently and thought we must mention on TA our lovely warm experience and the opportunity not just to sample some fine wines but learn about local history, the wine making process and try some beautiful food. Make sure you take the time out to spend a day with Julie and one of her Funny French Cars we are certainly glad we did!

Thank AustraliaRobbo
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Just came back from a day out with Funny French Car tours tearing around in the 2cv. We did a half day wine tour and visited a number of vineyards. We were offered great advice and had a great day out! This tour I believe is the best wine tour on offer out of Queenstown/Wanaka as it is very personable and they are more than happy to cater to your wants and needs. Much better then being piled on to a mini bus tour thats for sure! Was given great advice and shown a great restaurant to stop for a wine matched tasting platter at Wild Earth. These little cars are amazingly comfortable and a great way to get around!

I can not recommend this tour, guide or cars any more highly! Great day!

Thank Waimania
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

My friends and I booked this half-day tour at the last minute when our original plan for the day fell through, and it turned out to be one of the best experiences of our trip.

The guide - Julie - is awesome. She has amazing knowledge of the local area, and knows all kinds of unusual spots and interesting people - she'll create a tour that caters to exactly what you're interested in seeing. Though we were certainly keen to visit a winery or two, we were more interested in exploring the area in general, and Julie certainly gave us that! We visited a couple of the larger wineries (Rockburn was a great place to stop for lunch, and their wine is fantastic) and a small private vineyard, as well as making a trip out to the lovely town of Cromwell, and visiting all manner of interesting places along the way, and meeting some wonderful people. We really couldn't have asked for a better day - we recommend Funny French Cars to anyone interested in exploring the Wanaka region.

Oh, and make sure you order the cheese platter that comes as an option with the tour - it's all delicious local produce, and goes wonderfully with the wine!

Thank PropMonkey
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