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“What a great way to meet interesting locals”

Funny French Car Tours
Ranked #3 of 10 Food & Drink in Wanaka
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Owner description: We offer a variety of fun and adventurous tours in our quirky classic Citroen 2cv, or the luxurious ds models, within the central Otago region, New Zealand, showcasing the famous newworld pinot noirs in this young wine region.
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“What a great way to meet interesting locals”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Travelling with Julie in her vintage Citroen people stare at you with interest as you bounce past green hills dotted with sheep and spectacular mountains. Julie is a natural guide, she knows so much about the local area and local people and is clearly an important member of the community. She is so flexible as well guiding you to the places she thinks you would enjoy most rather than just having a standard route. We thought Julie, her stories, her car and the wineries were all terrific.

Visited October 2013
Thank alwaysadventuringoz
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“A great experience!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Julie was friendly and informative and she went out of her way to make our day great. More than a wine tour, we also learned about the region and went to interesting attractions. Highly recommend this tour! Thanks

Visited October 2013
Thank chipster87
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Orlando, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did this tour last month and it was fabulous! Our wonderful guide Julie picked us up right on time for the half day experience and it was really special. The scenery was stunning and we went to 4 boutique wineries that Julie chose based on our palettes and preferences. My personal favorite was The Wooing Tree winery that has a white Pinot Noir called "Blondie." What a memorable day! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a unique and personalized wine tour. Suggestion: maybe include Queenstown along with Wanaka in the location on TripAdvisor so that more people can find this special experience!!

Visited September 2013
Thank Kat W
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Best holiday tour ever!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

NZ produces some of my favourite wines, and having someone as knowledgable and fun as Julie to guide us on a wine tasting tour and at the same time being driven in an extremely comfortable vintage car with plush seats so we didn't have to worry about drink driving was just the best idea my husband came up with on a rainy day during our honeymoon! We had so much fun that no amount of rain or wind could spoil the tour in any way! We still took in all the beauty of Cromwell, which was my request to visit, they tailored the tour to our preferences. The price is EXCELLENT value for money, other similar touring activities in the area such as flightseeing and river tours all cost more. We would definitely come back to them for another tour to other areas and highly recommend them to all our friends and anyone who's travelling to Wanaka and its surrounds!

Visited September 2013
Thank EllenPF
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1 review
“Amazing Tour”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I had an absolutely fabulous time with Julie in one of her vintage french cars during our honeymoon in New zealand. Her half day tour was one of the highlights of our one month vacation. She took us to some of the most beautiful spots and locations in the area, even dropping us off to queenstown after the tour. She was very friendly and catered for our needs which were learning all about wine making, she arranged this specially with one of the boutique wineries and the winery owner gave us a fabulous tour of his entire wineyard explaining the process in great detail. Julie also stopped in various scenic locations for us to get photos and enjoy the surroundings, in short i would rate the experience 5 stars and would highly recommend her tour.

Visited August 2013
Thank adnan k
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