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“Vine, Wine and Dine Tour”

Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours
Ranked #1 of 9 Food & Drink in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Specializing in high-quality, personalized, and guided tours in the Finger Lakes. Our experiences include wine tours, gorge and waterfall tours, boat cruising, and heritage tours of the area.Our goal is to have you experience the region as the locals do, appreciating its regional bounty, natural beauty, cultural opportunities and historical significance.
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Fabulous tour of 4 wineries on Seneca lake led by Emma, a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Loved seeing the vines and barrel room at Silver Thread followed by a fun fact filled tasting at the Red Newt and tasty lunch. The view and wines at Chateau Lafayette Renault could not be beat!

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

I would highly recommend Experience as we just celebrated a bachelorette weekend that was booked with them and LaTourelle Hotel and Spa. The whole weekend was fantastic. The amenities at LaTourelle were excellent and they provided a great backdrop for our celebrations. Cameron and Scott made us feel like we were more than welcome and were very helpful. Emma was our tour guide for the winery tour. I knew very little about wine before I attended the weekend, but after going on the tour with Emma, I now know a lot more. She was so informative. Her vast knowledge and enthusiasm for wine was evident from the start. She is a "ray of sunshine" and made us all feel at ease. She even learned our entire tour's names so quickly and there were 14 of us in total. Each winery on the tour had a distinct personality and different wines - it was well worth the visit and I am looking forward to the next adventure in the Finger Lakes. I would highly recommend the experience!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I booked the bachelorette party package through Experience Finger Lakes, and it was Amazing! The room at La Tourelle was large and very well kept up. The wine reception was a nice added bonus! The highlight was really the Cayuga West wine tour with pizza lunch. Our tour guide Angela made it feel like a very personalized experience. She knew all our names and made sure to greet our bride first. She supplied snack and water on the bus and gave a lot of interesting facts about the area. At each winery we really got a VIP experience, private tours, private tasting rooms/areas. And discounts for The group. Bottle bucks included in the package made it very easy to buy wine at each location. And our tour guide organized all our bottles for us and had packed them up in super cute totes. Extra touches like a ice cream treat at the falls really made it special. Angela was great at accommodating our one pregnant bridesmaid who was such a good sport for joining a wine tour, she helped her get drink alternatives at each location.
This tour and package was more than I could have asked for. With the package, the bridal party barely had to spend additional money. All parts of the weekend, and gratuities were included!
I would definitely recommend!!!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Experience! was great to work with from beginning to end. We had a girls weekend coordinated with them and their partner La Tourelle Hotel and Spa and everyone in our party had a fantastic time. Emma was our driver and tour guide. She did an awesome job sharing her vast knowledge of both the area and the wine. We did the Seneca Lake tour and loved each of the vineyards we visited. We would definitely recommend this tour and strongly recommend Emma as a guide because she was so helpful, friendly, energetic, passionate about wine, fun-loving, articulate and just great to hang out with. We had such a fabulous time. Can’t wait to return!!

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

After Attending Cornell, I decided to find something out about the town of Ithaca. I took this tour for that purpose. It was a nice walking tour of the town. It would have been better if the guide had larger images she showed. She had some postcards of old buildings. The smallest size should be 8x10. Also, some historic maps would have been nice.

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ExperienceFLX, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Michael,
Thanks for your review, and we appreciate your feedback. We will definitely look into expanding the images so that they can be seen better.
Hope to see you back at your next reunion!
Cheers!

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