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We asked our Bordeaux Tour guests,

Would you recommend our Bordeaux Tour
to family and friends?

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 “Yes, we will clearly recommend this trip! Totally First Rate! This is a very high end experience. The wineries selected, the quality of meals, Antoine’s cooking class and dinner were amazing. Loved the small, personalized group. Our group was SUPERB! Christy you did a fabulous job of taking people who did not know one another and creating a cohesive group. THANKS!! The trip was expensive BUT worth it! It exceeded our expectations by so much!! What a fabulous and fun week this has been. It really passed by too quickly! Thank you again!!” — Doug & Peggy Brown, Bethlehem, PA – 2015 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Tour

 “Yes, absolutely we will recommend the Bordeaux Tour!  The breathtaking beauty of the hotel upon our arrival in Bordeaux was only the first clue that this was going to be an amazing wine tasting tour experience. The Carbonnieux wine, the Haut Bailly lunch and the BBQ at Antoine’s were our favorites of the trip. Bordeaux was our 2nd trip with Christy, and we are so impressed with her quality and attention to detail. Every trip runs smoothly, the guests are delightful and hotel, meals and events are all 5 star! We are confident that recommending this trip to friends would be a trip of a lifetime. Picking lovely staff like Philippe, Hela and Remi adds to the charm of this unique trip. Thank you for another fun and memorable experience in France!  We’re coming back with you to the Loire Valley next time!” —Adam & Gretel CrumSan Clemente, California (Have been on 2 OTBP Tours – 2013 Best Adventures in Provence Tour, 2014 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Harvest Tour)

 “Yes, have been recommending your tours ever since I traveled on your Provence Tour in 2014 and will continue to do so. You and your guides are phenomenal – knowledgeable and very attentive!! Hikes, itinerary, wine tastings, food were all my favorites – this was a very unique group. For instance, when I travel as a single, I sometimes miss some events (especially dinners) as they can become tedious. I attended ALL on this trip! This trip has been amazing!! I really appreciate your company, and “applaud” your company! Thanks for another great adventure!” — Jim Butts, Wayzata, MN – Has traveled on 2 OTBP Tours – 2014 Best Adventures in Provence Tour and 2015 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Tour 

 “Yes! We will highly recommend your Bordeaux Tour to friends and family. This experience far exceeded our every expectation more than we had ever imagined! We were talking with the Brown’s (OTBP added note – Brown’s also guests on this same tour), and we all agree that this is the very BEST organized Tour we have ever been on. We have never felt so at home everywhere we went. And, we especially thank you for making Volker’s birthday a truly special “day” – what great memories we’ve made. The feeling of connection with our surroundings, the people, your friends, has all been exceptional. And for your friends to open up their home to us for cooking class is really something very special for us to experience!  Thank you for a wonderful trip this week. We have had so much fun and made some new friends!” — Volker & Denise Oakey, Quakertown, PA – 2015 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Tour

 “Yes, would definitely recommend to all our friends who are wine lovers! To be here at harvest time and be able to go behind the scenes was a real bonus. We loved the time in Saint Emilion. Guides were great! Very good language and communication skills about such a specific topic. Plus everyone was so personable. I loved having the option to only do part of the walks, and get picked up when I needed — Jim loved all of the walks!” — Jim & Mary Ann Arnott, Iola, KS – Have traveled on 2 OTBP Tours – 2015 Best Adventures in Provence Tour and 2015 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Tour

 “Yes, we will for sure! Excellent value and amazing itinerary!! Loved the overall variety of spending time in each different wine producing area. All dining experiences were unique and varied. Cooking class with Antoine at his family home was a highlight and a personal favorite experience. Saint Emilion was our favorite day trip. Thank you for a job well done and amazing hospitality! We are so appreciative of what you have put into the week to create a truly special experience that exceeds our expectations.” — Scott & Skye LaChute, Seattle, WA – Have traveled on 2 OTBP Tours – 2015 Best Adventures in Provence Tour and 2015 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Tour – PLUS

 “Yes we would definitely recommend the trip! Tour guides were great! Loved all the walks. Saint Emilion was our favorite village. Our transportation was always comfortable. And how great to have been a part of such a friendly group! Thank you Christy, this trip was as everyone has said “amazing!” So great to meet you and spend the week being behind the scenes. You have some very good connections to the wine world and we thank you for welcoming into your world!” — Russ Oloffson and Paula DeBenedetto, Scottsdale, AZ – 2015 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Tour

 “Yes Absolutely! And we have! Every detail is perfect! Christy is marvelous, as are her partners. Food, wine, accommodations and service all top notch. No hitches, no glitches! We LOVED everything! Impossible to isolate any one thing. This was a trip of a lifetime! Thank you for another wonderful tour and we were so happy to see you again.” — Andy & Marianne Friedman, Scottsdale, AZ – Have traveled on 2 OTBP Tours – 2010 Best Adventures in Provence Tour and 2015 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Tour 

 “YES, though it caters to more “high end” travelers, it might limit to whom we could recommend. The meals were fantastic. The tours and guides were top notch. Although we thought it was somewhat expensive at first, we really got value for the money! Thank you Christy for making this a memorable trip!” — The Kazda’s (Joe & Sue), Houston, TX – returning for their 2nd OTBP tour in 2017 – Provence Tour!

 “Yes definitely to those who enjoy fine wines!  We really enjoyed learning about the winery process and the uniqueness of each producer. Really enjoyed the different fine wines and all the good food! Thank you again for such a memorable time!” — Ken and Bobby Gilpin, Iola, KS – Have traveled on 2 OTBP Tours – 2015 Best Adventures in Provence Tour and 2015 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Tasting & Walking Tour

 “Yes, we will! We LOVED it all! Christy, you run a first class operation! You take care of your guests and ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience. I loved all the winery tours, meals and especially cooking with Antoine in his home. Your choice of wines was perfect! Everything was excellent!!” — Dov & Susanna Goldstein, NYC, NY (members of the Commanderie de Bordeaux NYC)

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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)