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Heartwarming Reviews from our Bordeaux, Provence, Loire Valley, Champagne, and Egypt Tour Guests




Bordeaux tour guest testimonials

Heart Warming Testimonials from our  Tour Guests

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Would you recommend this trip to a friend?

It’s a question we frequently ask all of our tour guests, and here on our Bordeaux Tour Guest Testimonials page, you can read what our guests tell us about their Bordeaux experience with us.  We strive to exceed guest expectations every trip!

Bordeaux Tour Guest Testimonials

Yes, I would recommend an Off the Beaten Path trip without hesitation. This was my 2nd trip with the company — Last year (2013) we participated in the Best Adventures in Provence Tour  — and my expectations for the Bordeaux Tour were high. I really enjoyed the quantity and location of the walks and the towns we visited. I thought our two winery lunches were outstanding experiences with exceptional food and wine, and each in a magical setting!  I also felt that our accommodations were also reflective in the price of the trip — I loved our rooms and the spa experience and the central location to our activities. As for the winery tours — I was unprepared for the fact that Chateau Haut Brion was so prestigious. I loved and very much enjoyed the Sauternes and Saint Emilion winery tours. I learned a lot about wine and wine making. I loved the free day in Bordeaux and the walking tour. And what another great experience and special treat and relaxing, enjoyable evening we had cooking at Antoine’s home. Thank you for everything!” —Ann Yurek, and family Dave & Kim Yurek, Toronto, Canada (Have been on 2 OTBP Tours – 2013 Best Adventures in Provence Tour –stayed at Hotel Gounod, 2014 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

We will definitely recommend this trip to friends and family! We loved staying in the beautiful hotel. Everyone we met was friendly and inviting. Everything was “top notch”.  Thank you for a wonderful trip through Bordeaux.  We hope to travel with you next time on the Loire Valley Tour!” — Bill & Susan Hamilton, Houston, Texas (2014 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

Everything really was excellent. The most important factor to me was how comfortable you made the trip for all. It’s obviously very important to you that your guests are happy and it shows. This is an incredibly well thought out and planned trip! The variety of activities and winery tours, the different vinification processes and how each is so unique is very well done. There is no repetition and the week just flies by. Not only was it an awesome vacation but I also made new friends, and am very glad we did this trip. Merci!” —Dwayne Jarrell, Mike Mitterman, Chicago, IL (Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

“Thanks for taking care of us in Bordeaux. We loved participating in all of the activities on the tour. We could have never organized them ourselves. It was a fantastic trip with fun filled days, a truly remarkable experience. We’re hoping to hook up on another one of your tours. Always stick with the best! We will highly recommend this trip to our friends and family.” –Terje and Belinda GudmestadLos Angeles, CA (Have been on 2 OTBP Tours – Best Adventures in Provence Tour and Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

The whole trip was outstanding! We absolutely loved that this tour was very organized and orchestrated yet relaxed at the same time. Our guide did a great job in all respects, she was very knowledgeable, thoughtful and a pleasure to spend the trip with. Also the wineries we visited were excellent. Thanks again for a great time! We look forward to coming back for your Loire Valley Tour!” —Dr. Marc and Brabsie RandallLexington, KY

“We thoroughly enjoyed our Bordeaux experience with you. Everything was so personalized and the group size was perfect. The variety of activities was very well balanced and our guide was fabulous!” —Dr. Martin and Patricia SilbigerAtlanta, Georgia (Have been on 2 OTBP Tours – Loire Valley Castles & Gourmet Foodie Tour, Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

“We really enjoyed all of the walks, wineries and tastings, and especially loved the cooking class with Antoine! OUR GROUP AND GUIDE WERE OUTSTANDING AND LOTS OF FUN! All of the meals and food were excellent! Thanks for a great time! We’re looking forward to returning for your Provence walking tour.” —Paul and Cyndy KozikBaltimore, Maryland (Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

“We loved Remi!! He was so fun!! Our favorite wineries were the ones in Saint Emilion and Graves. Antoine’s cooking class was fun and the food amazing! Our lead guide was so fabulous, charming and knowledgeable. This was such a pleasant experience and wonderful way to discover Bordeaux wine country and all of these excellent wines! Loved having Chateau Haut Brion with our picnic lunch!! You guys do a great job and it shows in the way you treat your guests and how well everything is organized. Hope to be back sooner than later on another of your tours.” —Paul and Karen GalindoAustin, TX (Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

“We enjoyed the good mix of activities and the fact that the trip wasn’t just wine tasting. We had a great group of traveling companions and it was fun getting to know them, as well as meeting the Chefs at cooking class. Seeing the harvest in action was the best! Thank you for taking such good care of us!!” —Pam Miller and Jim RasmussenBoston, Massachusetts (Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

Thank you for a wonderful time!! I loved all of the winery tours, wine tastings and fabulous food. Cooking with Antoine was so very special and being welcomed to cook and dine in his home was a very memorable experience. Loved it all!!” —Terry BerkSolana Beach, CA (Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

“Greatly enjoyed our Guides and the other guests in the group. My favorite activities were the Saint Emilion Walk and cooking classes. I also enjoyed learning some less romanticized tid-bits about life in France from the citizens. Looking forward to coming back for your Provence tour!” —Jacob WahlenmaierColumbus, OH (Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

“We had a spectacular time! We saw France as insiders and felt like we spent the week with friends and family! Thank you for a wonderful vacation! We look forward to another Off the Beaten Path tour!” — John & Barbara Lawless, Hendersonville, NC (Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

“The tour far exceeded our expectations! Our guides were very knowledgeable, skilled and organized. Well done and many thanks! I would not change a thing.” — Patrick & Rosemary Tuohey, Victoria, Australia (Bordeaux Tour)

The greatest reward  working in this industry is receiving wonderful messages and feedback from happy tour guests!!

Thanks to each and every one of our Bordeaux Tour guests for joining us!!

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A WORD FROM Our Guests:

Exceeded Our Expectations!

“This trip to the Loire Valley exceeded our expectations! Christy planned unique and interesting excursions and activities that highlighted the beauty of the area and provided in-depth background knowledge about the various chateaux we visited. The cooking classes with renowned chefs, held in their restaurants and homes, were never-to-be forgotten experiences, and the visit to the winery was a highlight. The hotel was delightful and charming, and staying in one location for the entire time was a treat. Every meal or cocktail hour was planned to highlight the delicious specialties of the region. Christy is extremely knowledgeable about the various places we visited and imparted that knowledge in an interesting and entertaining manner. She and Remi took great care to ensure that we were always comfortable and well-looked after. We could not have asked for a better trip!” — Ron Rose & Sharon Matsumoto (Have done Provence tour and Loire Valley tour)

This was my third trip in the same number of years

“This was my third trip in the same number of years with Christy and Off the Beaten Path. While on her trips you can tell how much effort there is on the off season to make every single week perfect. From the pick up at the train station to the teary goodbye at the airport, everything is perfectly planned and executed. The hotel in St. Remy is magical, and the tour guides Philippe and David are exceptional. If you are considering a trip with OTBP, go for it and come home with new friends, a love of Provence and a longing to return as soon as you can!” — Beth Bower (Has done Provence tour twice and Loire Valley tour)

The Best Tour Company!

“I have done two tours – Provence and Loire Valley – and I am already looking forward to booking another. The tours are all perfectly curated and Christy is a wealth of knowledge. She is so kind and takes all of your needs and wants into consideration. I cannot recommend Off the Beaten Path enough!” — Madison Carl (Has done Provence and Loire Valley tours)

“We did the Provence tour. 8/2019. I had taken the tour 2017 & this time my husband came with me. It was just as fabulous this time as it was in 2017. Restaurants, picnic, sights, wine, all of it just delightful, but the frosting on the cake is a the knowledge, insight, humor, & attention to detail from David & Philippe. To us, they make a great trip soooo much fun. (also, 3 of our neighbors joined us this tour). Don’t hesitate, take this tour & enjoy!!!!!” — Jim & Carol Dean (Carol has done Provence tour twice)

Returning to Provence with France Off the Beaten Path

“I wanted to return to Provence as soon as it was open. I had toured with Christy in Loire Valley in 2019 and knew I wanted to travel with her again. For the second time, everything was well organized, personal and definitely off the beaten path. Christy and Phillippe have a wealth of knowledge and are eager to share. The hotel was perfectly located in St Remy, the tours to the lavender and sunflower fields are my favorite memory. The lunches and dinners were like visiting friends. The boat tour in Cassis was another highlight. Even though I had visited Provence, this trip with France Off the Beaten Path brought a new appreciation for the area.” — Susan Gage (Has done Loire Valley tour, Provence tour, Champagne tour)

“We had an excellent tour with Christie and her crew in the Loire valley. We did things that only a true insider would have access to-dinner at a Michelin chefs house, helping/learning to cook at a highly rated restaurant in their kitchen. This was in addition to seeing the sights and touring the castles. A truly unique experience that is off the beaten path. We will use her again when going back to France.” — Karen Berner (Has done Loire Valley tour)