Guest Book & Testimonials
10 years of THANK YOU messages
Just wanted to let you know that my daughter and I had an exceptional time during our chocolate tour with Chloe on January 6!! She was very knowledgeable of Bordeaux's history and foods and had a great personality. The tour with Terri of Saunion was amazing, as were his chocolates. We also enjoyed snacking on a canele and learning about its origins. Many thanks for organizing this tour for us!! Someday we hope to return to Bordeaux.
Rachel.H - Dec 19 - Bordeaux food tour
Hi Xavier, our tour was wonderful. Maryse was a fantastic guide and the different visits were great. We’ve now seen so many different types of chateaux that it gives a good feel for the area.
Rachel.H - Dec 19 - St Emilion day tour
Thank you so much. Rachid was BRILLIANT – he was informative, patient and friendly. We found him very professional. The bus was really nice – way nicer than I expected. All in all, we had an incredible day.
Laura.C- Nov 19 - Stag Party Group Tour
We had a wonderful time. I posted on Trip Advisor
Please share this with Pascal and thank him again for the great experience. And thank you for organizing everything. The choice of chateaux was perfect.
All The Best,
Ray.P- Oct 19 - Medoc day tour
I just wanted to let you know that Alyssa and Ricky loved their day in Bordeaux. They said that Maryse was the perfect guide for them. They loved her!!! I just wanted to say Thank You!!!!
Cheryl.B- Oct 19 - Medoc one day tour
Dear Ysabel & Xavier
Thank you for 4 wonderful days of touring and tasting in October 2019.
It is because of both of you that we enjoyed each day so very much. You chose very well. We learnt many new things and we had the pleasure of enjoying the excitement of the new harvest.
Thank you for sharing your amazing history, culture, and gastronomy.
It was a pleasure to return to our hotel poolside loungers each day and remember the medieval villages, the scents of the barrels and to taste our purchases.
We love Bordeaux and hope to return.
We wish you all the best,
Sincerely, from 2 happy clients, with many, many happy memories,
Ken and Juliana.J- Oct 19 - Tailor Made wine tours
Thank you for being such an incredible teacher and guide during our time here. We have more than enough great memories to last a lifetime. Bordeaux has become one of our favourite places in the world and we look forward to returning and learning even more. I hope to come back and explore the Médoc with you and perhaps visit some of the big Chateau, but also those lesser known, very cool wines that you have taught us about.
Thank you for everything.
Adam.L- Oct 19 - St Emilion & Sauternes wine tours
Hi Ysabel, hi Xavier
I would like to thank you for the wonderful simply red tour you organized for Kristin, David and myself. Pascal was a great and very knowledgeable guide (with a fabulous Tesla car😊), the chateaux we visited were lovely and took great care in explaining us everything about their wines and their production, and we liked our stay in the hotel Majestic. The two restaurants you reserved for our lunch were fabulous. A Michelin restaurant, what a wonderful and unexpected surprise! We really got more on this trip than we expected! Thank you again for this awesome experience, we will certainly recommend you to people who intend to come to Bordeaux.
Katharina B- Sept 19 - 2 days package tour
We have returned home after our fantastic trip to Bordeaux. I wanted to thank you for your assistance in managing our tours. We had a wonderful experience. Olivier was a terrific guide. He was knowledgeable, patient, and fun to be with! We couldn't have asked for better days. Thanks to you and Olivier again!
Michelle.R - Aug 19 - 4 days wine tours
Thank you for emailing us and we are back now from the rest of our honeymoon.
I’d like to say we had a fantastic time with Chloe and enjoyed ourselves immeasurably. We’ll certainly leave some positive feedback onTripAdvisor and thank you (and Chloe) for providing such a wonderful and memorable experience for us. Chloe was very knowledgeable and friendly and was the perfect guide for us. Best regards
Alex.P - Aug 19 - Medoc + St Emilion day tours
It is extremely rare that Debbie and I write a review of a tour. However, in this particular case we feel encumbered to show our appreciation for the magnificent experience with Maryse.
Maryse made our experience worry free. She was on time, cheerful and very knowledgeable as our tour guide. The vineyards and chateau's we visited were exquisite and the wine people we met were terrific brand representatives of their brands and wine in general.
The hotels and restaurants that 33Tour selected were spot on and the wait staff took special notice of us.
Maryse expanded our tour to include a detailed trip surrounding our Bordeaux hotel. She did this to permit us to plan our free time more efficiently. As New Yorkers we are sometimes accused of being jaded. This trip in August 2019 fulfilled our epicurean expectations and joyfully we recommend Maryse and 33 Tour.
Eric and Debbie.K- Aug 19 - Bordeaux Simplyred Tour
Thank you for putting together a great 2 days in the Bordeaux area. We had a wonderful time and Oliver is the best! He’s the sweetest man, wonderful driver and so knowledgeable! I will definitely recommend your company to all my friends. Thanks!
Rachel.K- Aug 19 - Bordeaux Simplyred Tour
Just wanted to say thank you very much for organising the trip.
I had a great time and my general knowledge of Bordeaux wines has increased exponentially 😉
Keep in touch et merci encore"
Vinay.S- Aug 19 - 4 days wine tours
A belated, but wholehearted thank you for the 2 days, 23-24 June, that we spent with your tours. Our driver, Pascal, was excellent; both personable and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed his company. Please convey our thanks to him. The planning and execution of the trips were wonderful. We think the 2 days with your company were among the most enjoyable of our trip. We will certainly recommend you highly to anyone traveling to the Bordeaux region, and will surely contact you when we travel to Bordeaux in the future.
Thanks and Cheers,
Bill & Thelma.N- July 19 - Medoc and St Emilion day tours
We had a wonderful day tour in Medoc, very well guided by Oliver!!
It was my first time here in Bordeaux but definitely not the last one.
Thanks your professional preparation and nice and excellent guide, we could test and been explored to the wine culture and the history of this area which I consider as number one in the world wine producers.
Thanks again, regards,
Omri.D- July 19 - Medoc day tour
Thank you for a great tour. We arrived home yesterday to a cold 10C.
As I said before, it was a dream come true – it will take some time to look back on the great, unbelievable experiences. Sincere thanks to you and to Maurice for your time and great company – not forgetting the hours behind the wheel.
I can and will highly recommend your Company to my friends. Thank you too for the photos, the visit to Ch. Gazin was an excellent finish to the tour.
I made the Trip Advisor comments and I will be looking for a book on Australian wine for you.
With sincere thanks and best wishes
Bill and Jill - June 19 - Route des Chateaux tour
Thank you so much! We had a wonderful day with Henri! He is
so warm and welcoming and very knowledgeable. His tour with us was the highlight of our Bordeaux experience!
Paula.D - June 19 - Medoc 1885 Day Tour
We arrived home in the early hours today.
We just wanted to thank you for your time, friendliness and knowledge.
We really did have an amazing time which was very informative!
You’re right my first task this weekend is to reorganise my cellar😂
Best Wishes to you and your family
Geoff.T - June 19 - Bordeaux Simplyred Tour
I wanted to let you know how happy we were with the left bank wine tour you booked, but mostly how much we liked Henri! The tour itself was fabulous and just what we were looking for, but Henri was “The icing on the cake”! Fabulous tour guide!
Cindy.S - May 19 - Medoc Wine Tour
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for a wonderful 2 days in your beautiful city!!
Your service and expertise were perfect!! I will be back in touch with regard to my 60th birthday!!
Bob.C - May 19 - Best of Both Tour
Thank you so much. We had an excellent time and appreciate the personal touch and all the local information. We can’t wait to order some wines from the vineyards you brought us to visit in Saint Emilion so we can remember.
N.Eric - Apr 19 - Saint Emilion Day Tour
You were a pleasure to have as our guide and expert on our wine excursions today. We definitely will recommend you on Trip Advisor.
Bill.H - Apr 19 - Saint-Emilion
I’ve been having a wonderful time experiencing Bordeaux. I just wanted to say thank you for a really wonderful tour and also for passing along the contact info for your broker.
We really enjoyed our day with you - I have just left a trip advisor review.!
Thanks for everything!
Jenice.S - March 19 - Medoc
Thank you so much for everything Xavier! Margarita and I had such a great time. You were an incredible host. We just got back to the US. I will write you a great review!!!
Grayson.P - March 19 - Medoc
I can not say enough great things about our tour. We had a A plus experience. Mr. Xavier rolled out the red carpet for us. We were treated like a VIP all day. My dream was to visit Graves and enjoy Frances, “Sauternes” wines. For lunch we got to eat a steak cooked in front of us with wine vines. The steak was enough to feed 3 adults. Every Chateau was different and unique. If you want a specialized tour, designed with whatever wines you love. Go see Mr. Xavier. I hope I can come back one day! à votre santé.
Tiffany.P - Jan 19 - Sauternes Day Tour
Thanks o lot for the tour! We enjoyed it very much. It was a great organization. Thanks for Pascal. He was very professional.
For sure i will write e review on Tripadvisor.
Maria. K - Jan 19 - Saint Emilion
Olivier was a helpful, informative guide, full of interesting knowledge about wine and the wine tastings in the chateaus were well organised , giving us an excellent understanding of the red wine production process.
Please thank him for taking good care of us.
Den. M - Nov 18 - Saint-Emilion
We had a fabulous time yesterday for our half day wine tour in Saint Emilion ! Olivier is a wonderful guide! Thank you so much for accommodating us at the last minute. We are so grateful.
Debby.L - Oct 18 - half day tour in Saint Emilion
I hope you are well. I just wanted to write to say thank you. We all really enjoyed the wine trip that you organised for it. It featured some really interesting and unusual places and some extremely nice and knowledgable people. I think we all learned so much about Bordeaux wine… even the most experience ones in the club. You choice was perfect. I also have to say that you did a wonderful job of organising everything last minute.
You’re the best! Thank you so much.
With best wishes"
Vicky.S - Oct 18 - Group Tour
A little delay in my email, but my wife and I have safely returned to the U.S. I can't tell you just how much fun we had on our tour! We've been telling all our friends and raving about your guidance and the chateaux. We had so much fun and learned so much! I'll definitely be writing a great review.
John.C - Sept 18 - Medoc
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us such a lovely tour ☺️
Sandy.F - Sept 18 - Wine tour in Médoc
Apologies for the delayed response – I just returned to the states from our honeymoon trip in Bordeaux. We had the most amazing time on our tour with Chloe. She was truly incredible and made to experience unforgettable. I will be sure to recommend your tours to anyone I know traveling to Bordeaux & write a kind review on Yelp.
Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!
Rob.T - Aug 18 - Honneymoon Tour in Bordeaux
the tours were very good with a great offer of wine tastings , interesting chateauxs and guided visits. Pascal was also very good in his job and very interesting to listen . Thank you for your selection and service which I will certainly recomend to my friends !
Anabella.R - July 18 - 2 days wine tours in Bordeaux
I want you to know we had the most incredible experience with Chloé. She was absolutely fantastic. So knowledgeable, so energetic, wonderful to be with, interesting, engaged...I could go on and on. The wineries were fantastic and St. Emillion was such a wonderful town, but to have to say Chloé made the experience so special. After a full day wine tasting, a full tour of the town and an unbelievable lunch, she gave us the most fantastic tour of Bordeaux when she could have easily dropped us off at the train to wait the couple hours before departure. Instead she drove us around the city, highlighted the amazing sites and was basically a walking history book and encyclopedia. I really can’t say enough about her. Thank you so much for your help scheduling such a wonderful day in Bordeaux, but thank you most for connecting us with Chloé.
Have a wonderful week -
Molly.M - July 18 - Saint Emilion guided tour
A quick thank you for taking us around the Medoc and St.Emilion.Olivier was very informative and really good company.We had two really fun days with him.Please convey out thanks to him as well.
Neil & Helen.B - July 18 - Minibus and driver hire
Chloe was a fantastic tour guide and my parents and I had a great time during our tour in Cognac. She was a really brilliant guide! Thanks
Adam.B - July 18 - Cognac day tour
Mike and I had a wonderful time on our tours last week with Henri. We were sad to come home! Thanks so much for teaching us about the region’s history, and more importantly, its wine! We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know who goes to Bourdeaux.
Mike & Kaitlin - July 18 - Simplyred Tour
Today was wonderful, the guide Bruno was great, my guests had a fantastic day (and me too!) Lunch was fantastic and everything ran pretty smoothly.
Thank you so very much for all your work on this tour. Please thank our guide Bruno again for me!
Clair - July 18 - Visit Saint Emilion
We just returned from our extended holiday in your beautiful
part of the World.
It was only made even more enjoyable and informative by our
experience with your arranged tour, and especially with Chloe.
We have had a number of guided tours in various places in our
travels, including in the Bordeaux, Bergerac region. We have never
been more satisfied than we were after spending the afternoon day tour in the Médoc with
Chloe. She was not only a fantastic historian for the history of this
area, but she demonstrated her extensive expertise in the wines and
the viniculture. The selected properties were a perfect sampling of
the wines of the "Left Bank" that most people can afford to drink on
a regular basis. The two guides at the wineries were entertaining and
informative and the tastings were just right.
We will recommend highly your touring company to any of our friends who plan to
visit and we thank you for the treat.
Best of success.
Bob.C - May 18 - Half-day Medoc wine tour
I would like to thank you for everything. The van was great, new , spacious and comfortable. And I would like to make a very special comment about Johan - he is a fantastic guy - great driver but also a great guide , knows a lot about the region and also about wines , and has the ability and feeling to know when to point out things and give a speech, and when to just let us relax. Johan was a unanimity in our group!
Please take good care of him - he is a great guy and a great "asset" for you.
Marcello.S - May 18 - Private Transportation Service
I just want to thank you for organising such a great half day tour in St Emilion for us.
We all had a great time and loved the very different chateaux experiences you had arranged for us.
A special thank you to Pascal who was brilliant and looked after us so well.
Marion.H - May 18 - Bordeaux Saint Emilion
Just a short note to say thank you for providing us with such a superb trip.
Everything was excellent from the choice of Vineyards, the hotel and even the weather!!
Most of all I want to say a special thank you to the marvellous Olivier. He was informative, friendly and charming, a really super host.
Once again thank you both
Paul.G - May 18 - Simplyred Tour
We had a great day touring the Medoc
region of Bordeaux!
Also Olivier wad a great driver and also shared his knowledge of wine and the area with us. Very professional and was attentive to our needs! Great guide!!
Sandy.L - May 18 - Medoc Day Tour
Thank you so much today and the tour in Saint Emilion you set up for us, everybody had a wonderful time. The chateaux were a great mix and we loved the restaurant too.
Most of all - you were an excellent host and guide.
All the best and have a lovely weekend.
Sean.J - May 18 - Saint Emilion day tour
Saturday was a real highlight. Xavier's wine tour was brilliant - it felt at times as if we had the whole of the left bank to ourselves. Seeing so many of the top chateaux and combined with Xavier's knowledge was a real education bringing some of the wines we have at home to life.
Adam.G - Mar 18 - Médoc day tour
I have to say a big thank you for the three days wine tours in Bordeaux, I had a great time and will remember it for a long time to come. My stand out were Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Palmer they were both extremely friendly and did not rush anything.
I sent a box last week with some Australian wines for you I hope you can enjoy them at some stage.
Again thank you
Darren.B - Oct 17 - Bordeaux days tours
I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how much we loved our time with Maryse. The itinerary was great, and she was really wonderful. We look forward to taking another tour then next time we are in France.
Maureen.P - Oct 17 - Simplyred Tour
I am just writing to say that our Medoc tour with Maryse was the highlight of our wonderful holiday in France. Thank you very much organising such an interesting itinerary. Please also pass on our warmest thanks to Maryse who provided us with so much interesting information as well as lovely company. We were fortunate to be there on a beautiful day when they were still harvesting which made it all the more enjoyable.
Susan.P - Oct 17 - Medoc 1855 Wine Tour
I just wanted to write to thank you and your company for a wonderful and memorable day of luxury wine tour in Saint Emilion. Pascal was an exceptional guide, being knowledgeable, friendly and interesting to talk with. I found your service through Trip Advisor and will leave you a very nice review there.
K.Mark - Sept 17 - Bordeaux Luxury Wine Tour
Hope you are fine.
Just would like to THANK YOU from all of our group for the exceptional organization of our unforgettable trip to Bordeaux. It was really very informative, interesting, tasteful and wonderful. Our guide Natalya was also very nice, sincere and warm-hearted person. We became good friends with her.))
You are the Best!
Once again thank you and all the best from all of us to you!!!!
Vusala.B - Jul 17 - group wine tour in Bordeaux
Thank you very much for organising and guiding us through our day in Medoc region. My parents and I enjoyed it very much and the selection of chateaux gave us a perfect overview of the region.
Marc.S - Jul 17 - Medoc wine tasting tour
thank you arranging our day trip to Medoc and St. Emilion.
Everything was greatly organised and we enjoyed the time with Maryse very much.
She is an expert and we learned a lot.
As promised, we will recommend your service to friends and relatives planning a trip to Bordeaux.
All the best and please send our best regards to Maryse.
Anita et Daniel.E - Jul 17 - Medoc & St Emilion day tour
Thanks Ysabel and Xavier! Merci!
We had a wonderful day out on the left bank... beautiful spot for lunch and lots of local and cultural information!
You have made our 35th anniversary celebration vacation most memorable.
Janet & Bill.B - May 17 - Medoc 1855
I want to thank you for an excellent service last week in Bordeaux. The driver Mr Olivier was perfect, always on time, ready with umbrellas and new the way to all the chateaux's. We are very satisfied with him and the service your company has offered and we look forward to use you next time we are in Bordeaux.
Ivar.B - May 17 - Transport service
Good Evening Xavier
Just a quick thank you to you for making our 2 day Bordeaux Wine tour such a memorable experience for our party.
For me both days were exceptionable and the visit with Patrick to Chateaux Beausejours and afterwards to this wine shop was a superb experience.
Thank you and have a week ahead
Mike and Sophie W - Mar 17 - 2 days trip in Medoc & St Emilion
A short note to thank you for the fantastic service you provided for the Haberdashers’.
Jean Marc was, everyone said, the very best driver they have ever had. He was knowledgeable and amazingly punctual – we arrived at every place exactly on time and he made sure that the right people were there. He was exceptional. He was also a very kind and charming man and we were privileged to have been driven by him.
Please thank him very much.
And our thanks, also, to Xavier, who took us back to Merignac yesterday. He was absolutely excellent, very charming and we got there by his clever route, very quickly.
I will recommend your company strongly to anyone from the city who is planning a similar tour. You were all brilliant.
Steven.R - Nov 16 - Coach charter
Bonjour! I wanted to let you know what a fabulous time we had during our Bordeaux wine tour. Although we arrived late the first day due to traffic, Chloé was more than accommodating. Regardless, Chloé was so relatable, knowledgeable, and fun to be with. We were sad when the tour was over. She knew everything about everything in Bordeaux! We were so impressed with her driving skills and her ability to navigate through Bordeaux. We are so pleased with our experience with your company and have already recommended you. A big compliment to
Chloé for being such an outstanding and fun guide. Thank you so much to your company for an incredible visit in Bordeaux!
Nicole.R - Sep 16 - Simplyred Tour
Thanks so much for making our trip so easy and so much fun. We have been telling everyone to visit Bordeaux and come wine tasting. Great wine, weather and food in a beautiful area.
We had a great time at the Cite Du Vin too. We look forward to drinking our wine with a new depth of knowledge and taste, from now onwards!
Ritula.S - Sep 16 - 1 day excursion in Medoc & St Emilion
Thank you again for giving us the past two day in your lovely countryside. We loved viewing and tasting the wines of these famous chateaux.
We throughly enjoyed meeting the hosts of the chateaux and their informative tours of the vineyard operation. They are obviously justifiably very proud of their facilities. They were all very knowledgeable.
Once again thank you for your excellent service.
When we arrive home we will make positive recommendations on trip advisor etc.
We found your company efficient and easy to deal with. We wish you every success in the future.
Brian.N - Aug 16 - 4 days tour
Thank you again for taking on a wine tour in Bordeaux on June 25. We really enjoy the visits to the chateaus and learned a lot about the production of wine. Each of the visits were unique in their own way and there was not much overlap in the introduction for each winery.
The author of the Chinese book, in which your company is mention, is surnamed "Chau or Zhou".
Hope you are have a great summer and lots of business!
Judy.L - June 16 - Medoc
Good morning, Ysabel and Xavier,
I would like to thank you for very nice tour you arranged for us. Now we are back in Prague and we have a lot of memories.
I will go back to Bordeaux with you and I will recomend your agency to my friends.
Thank you and have a nice weekend Jan
Jan.F - June 16 - Saint Emilion
Just to say thanks for Saturday. Great tour very much enjoyed by all. You pitched your information well, useful information and not overkill.
Lynch good but highlight was Pichon.
William.T - June 16 - Honeymoon Tour
I wanted to thank you and Chloe for a really excellent wine tour last weekend. The whole group really enjoyed the experience and Chloe was really a brilliant host.
I will definitely be in touch in the future to arrange another tour.
Thank you again and have a great weekend
Daniel.O - May 16 - Medoc
Thank you so much for all your help for our tour on Saturday - each of the chateaux was really lovely and different, the trip worked really well and everyone enjoyed it.
Lesley.M - March 16 - St Emilion
Just want to thank you for arranging the wonderful tour and we enjoyed it a lot!
Also please help us passing our greatest thanks to Beatrice, she is such a wonderful and cheerful guide and we enjoyed our time with her during the tour so much and this gives us a fantasitc time in Bordeaux and this really is a beautiful memory in our honeymoon!
Thank you so much!
Jonathan.L - March 16 - Medoc 1855
Bon Soir Xavier,
Thank you again so much for a wonderful tour of the Medoc region! I never knew so much went into making wine, and learned quite a bit. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip thus far. When we return home, I'll be sure to write a review on Trip Advisor as well as Yelp (it's an app/website that we use in the US for reviews). The next time we're in Bordeaux, we'll be sure to schedule another tour!
Y.Matt - Oct 15 - Medoc 1855
Just a quick note to say thanks to you and Xavier.
The tour was great and very informative, the choice of chateaux was fantastic all offering something different, Lunch venues superb and we even got to eat at night at two of the restaurants on your suggested list Dubern and comptoir cuisine both of which deserved a visit. Hotel staff very helpful and location just right for what we needed.
We will defiantly recommend you guys to others
B.John - Oct 15 - Simplyred
Hi Xavier and Ysabel
I will review on TripAdvisor but wanted to separately email you to let you know what a fantastic day we had with Chloe. She was warm, friendly, informative, obliging and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed both the tour and time spent with Chloe - couldn't recommend it more highly. Please pass on our appreciation.
Thanks and regards
Kirsten and Denis.V - Sept 15 - Medoc 1855
Jimmy and I had the best time! Thank you so much for setting up a fabulous agenda and providing us with the best guide we have ever had. Chloe was fabulous! We just loved her and had lots of laughs. She is very knowledgeable and loves to share!
Thanks again for a great tour,
Dell and Jimmy McD - Sept 15 - Route des Chateaux
You may remember my wife Janine and I spent a week in Bordeaux in August 2012, which included a 4 day wine tour with you. It was a life changing experience for me so I will thank you for ever.
I meant to email you before this to tell you that we were visiting a vineyard in the Southern Highlands approx.. 150 klms southwest of Sydney a few months ago and we called into a vineyard we had not heard of before – Sally’s Corner run by Allen Davies. The walls of his premises are covered with French wine memorabilia so I commented that he must love France as much as we do, and I mentioned that we had enjoyed a wine tour of Bordeaux in 2012, and he responded with one word – Xavier. My wife & I just looked at each other – the coincidence was extraordinary – he and his wife had been on a tour with you also - so we just spoke about you and your tour and Bordeaux in general for a couple of hours, all the while tasting his lovely white wines, which are very heavily French influenced, unlike your average Aussie wine. We ended up buying several dozen.
P.Peter - Aug 15 - Tailor Made Tour
Many thanks also from Marta and me for arranging such a wonderful wine tasting tour. We felt each day that it couldn’t possibly get better and yet it did. Everything was great; the chateaux we visited, the fantastic lunches and particularly the spectacular 2 chateaux which we stayed and dined in. I loved every minute and was pleasantly surprised that I survived each day hangover free which must be testament to the fabulous wines which we were served. Even the weather was perfect.
You have set the bar very high so it will be challenging to replicate those 4 days, but we are willing to give it a go!
All the best
Mark.E - May 15 - Tailor Made Tour
Bonjour Ysabel !
We wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful time in Bordeaux. Our guide, Maryse, was fantastic. I would recommend her to anyone. She knew the history, knew the wines, knew little places to go and more. We enjoyed her company. We cam home with 30 bottles of Bordeaux wine to add to our cellar.
Merci Beaucoup de votre aide. Nous avons adore et nous y retournerons Bordeaux
Dr.L - May 15 - Simplyred Tour
We just returned from Bordeaux and we wanted to express our appreciation for the 33Tour St. Emilion wine tour that we had with Maryse.
First, let me say that we have traveled quite a bit in the United States and Europe, and we have been on many tours, but we have never had a better tour guide than Maryse. Her knowledge of not only St. Emilion, but of the city of Bordeaux and the entire Bordeaux wine region was truly outstanding. We learned more from her and the winery representatives that conducted our tours of Chateau Ferrand, Chateau Beausejour, and Chateua Tailhac in one day, than in a couple of years touring wine regions in California and Italy. When there was an unexpected illness with the person at Chateau Petit Village who was to conduct our wine tour there, within minutes she had arranged for us to visit Chateau Tailhac where we had a great tour and tasting with the owner, himself. We enjoyed our lunch at Chai Pascal in St. Emilion and her guidance through the town as she explained its history. She was well received by people wherever we met and it was obvious to us that she is well liked and respected by many.
It was really the best day of a wonderful trip for us in Bordeaux and the Basque region of Spain. My compliments to you and 33Tour for designing such a wonderful trip with such a warm, friendly and knowledgeable guide. We would definitely like to hire you again when we return to Bordeaux and we will recommend you to our fellow wine travelers when they are looking for a guide in Bordeaux.
Please pass along our best wishes to Maryse, and our gratitude for spending such a nice day with her.
John & Sandra D - Simplyred Tour
We have had the best few days here in Bordeaux thanks to 33Tours. They selected a great hotel, the Hotel de Seze. They arranged tours of Chateau Palmer, Chateau Pontet Canet, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Gazin, and Chateau Beausejour Becot. Xavier is knowledgeable about the area and made great suggestions for dinner in the evenings. The lunches he provided were outstanding. Thanks.
B.Bob - Feb 15 - Simplyred Tour
I would like to thank you and Beatrice for yesterday's day tour of which Beatrice was exceptionally professional and entertaining and not boring at all. It made me and my two colleagues a very ideal side trip from our business trip. We have many good memories of the day and of Bordeaux and will be recommending you to any of my friends and company who wish to come to Bordeaux.
Thank you again so so much. Please extend our thanks to Beatrice! She was awesome!
Abi.T - Dec 14 - Bordeaux UNESCO
We have just returned to the hotel after our last day of the tour. Your organization, Xavier, and you are to be congratulated on a job well done! We could not be more pleased with the design of the Tour ( starting in the Medoc, finishing in Graves ); the selection of the Chateaus ( each with something new to learn about wine making techniques, terroir, etc. ); the wine tastings ( and the Lynch Bages school ); the food(!); and, of course Xavier.
Taking the tour was primarily my idea, as a highlight of our month long visit, and 33 Tour exceeded my expectation. My wife was only somewhat interested, but willing to go along. And as it turned out, she became very engaged with the whole experience and had a marvelous time.
Thank you one and all.
M.Andy - July 14 - Route des Chateaux
Dear Xavier and Ysabel,
I'm just writing this e-mail as a follow-up to our recent vacation hosted by 33Tours. My wife and I had a wonderful time on our first trip to Bordeaux thanks to the excellent service you provided. Xavier was a great guide and, despite his modesty, I really did learn a tremendous amount from him.
Once again, thank you for making our first trip to Bordeaux a memorable one.
S.Adam - June 14 - Route des Chateaux
Many thanks for the wonderful days we had here, we will keep a very nice souvenir of all the visits and time we spent in Bordeaux. All our group was very happy and I will recommend your service to all the Norvegian who would like to visit Bordeaux
Jarle.H - Nov 13 - Group tour
Just a quick thank you for a most wonderful tour. Maryse was a most wonderful person. Her charm, hospitality and knowledge of the region and the wines made a big difference. We now feel we know a little bit more than a week ago.
Congratulations and thank you!
With deep appreciation and thanks
Fernando-G - Oct 13 - Simplyred tour
I wanted to let you know how much Cathy and I enjoyed our day with you in the Medoc. Your knowledge of the Bordeaux region was very beneficial to our experience and you took us to 3 fantastic Chateaux's that were unbelievable. You do a great job explaining the area that helped us understand the rich history of wine making and what makes the Medoc terroir so special to make some of the world's best wines. I will highly recommend you to anyone planning a trip to this area.
Thanks again for making our day so great!
Michael.S- Sept 13 - Medoc 1855
I just wanted to write a quick note to you letting you know I had a wonderful time on my wine tour. Xavier was such a great wine guide, giving me lots of information on the appellations, the wines and France in general! He is very professional but so friendly and I truly had a great time here :-) I will now be much better at buying French wines!! Merci beaucoup Ysabel.
Lisa.M- Sept 13 - Route des Chateaux
Dear Xavier & Ysabel,
Thank you very much for arranging our tour in Bordeaux.
Your hospitality, knowledge about wine and the area helped us understand a lot.
We had a wonderful time with you and enjoyed the hotels, food, wine, scenery and everything.
Paul.L- Jul 13 - Simply Red Tour
We are back to Finland after one extra week in France. Thank you for all the arrangements. We had a very good trip and the drivers were very helpful. All participants were happy for the trip. The weather was mainly good during the wine trip, after that not so much, but we have good memories of everything.
Have a nice summer,
Matty.T- May 13 - Simply Red Tour
Au nom de Diederik et de moi-même, un grand merci pour ces magnifiques deux jours de visite à Bordeaux !
Tout était parfait durant notre tour et le fait d’être introduit par un connaisseur de votre trempe facilite et améliore sans aucun doute l’accueil qui nous a été réservé. Merci pour cette magnifique organisation ; des visites de haute qualité avec un coup de cœur pour Phélan-Ségur et Palmer, Suduiraut… Haut-Brion splendide aussi. J’espère bien pouvoir à nouveau faire appel à vos services pour une autre virée prochainement (2014) et vous recommander sans autre à des amis intéressés.
A une prochaine et grand merci
Guillaume.M- May 13 - Simply Red Tour
I thought that I would e-mail to thank you for a wonderful wine tour. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely thanks to the well-organised tour and your friendly company. We all appreciated your efforts on our behalf, from the wonderful 1999 Chateau du Tertre, to the extra bottle at Phelan Segur and were pleased to share lunch with you. Andy and I were also grateful for your patience in stopping for photographs so frequently.
Good luck with your business. We will recommend your services very highly to our wide circle of wine loving friends and associates.
Richard.G- May 13 - Simply Red Tour
Thanks for conducting a very interesting tour of the chateaux. It was a new experience to all of us. Our friends got excited too and some were already contemplating to take such wine tour in the future.
On behalf of our team, I would like to thank you for the very smooth arrangements.
Many thanks and Best Regards,
Peter.L- May 13 - Simply Red Tour
We just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much we enjoyed our Bordeaux tour with Beatrice. She is a wonderful guide, not only providing information on the Chateaus, but also on many other aspects of life in Bordeaux and France. It is apparent that all of the guides at the Chateaus and restaurants adore her as well.
Many thanks to you- and especially to Beatrice- for making our trip to Bordeaux a spectacular success.
Richard and MaryKay R - May 13 - Medoc 1855
Dear Xavier and Ysabel,
I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you again for a fantastic two days. You definitely made our year my husband has rated this one of the best trips we’ve ever been on, second only to Angkor Wat so you know how impressive we found it.
The order of the tour was perfect seeing the smaller family run chateaux first gave us an appreciation for the process which we could expand on and really see the difference significant financing makes on the second day at the larger chateaux. Also, the chateaux you chose were perfect a great balance between reputation, quality, and friendliness/openness. We were never made to feel intimidated by our lack of knowledge.
In addition your recommendations were fantastic. The hotel was convenient, quiet and friendly excellent value. And the restaurants, bothon the tour and on the recommendations map, were brilliant. Bistro Gabriel was particularly memorable the food was outstanding and the staff could not have been nicer.
Overall we just had fun you were an excellent guide and really helped us to understand the processes, background, and what we would see at the vinyards. And I learned some interesting facts about Thomas Jefferson along the way.
I will definitely recommend you to my friends, and please do let me know if you get on Trip Advisor as we’ll put a review up there as well.
Merci beaucoup pour une fin de semaine fantastique!
(Next time we come, my French will be better!)
Kate and Jonathan G - May 13 - Simplyred Tour
Thanks very much for your time and expertice this weekend. We learned quite a bit and enjoyed the Chateau's that we visited and your company.
I am sure we will be in touch in the future.
Tim.B - Mar 13 - Medoc Uncorked & Saint Emilion
Xavier is the BEST Wine Tour coordinator I have ever met. The trip he took my friend and I on last February, exceeded all our expectations. We enjoyed : tours of the vineyards, learned the history of the vines. Touring and photographing some of the vineyards that are closed to visitors such as Rothschild’s, Chateau Margeaux, tasting most of the wines . . .
Xavier provided us with a wonderful day, including a tremendous amount of education re: Bordeaux region, the wines, classifications, politics and realities of the classifications, etc. Unlike the wine tours in California, tours of wineries and vineyards in Bordeaux are mainly by exception, all arranged through relationships, and continued by positive experience.
Tianne.B - Feb 13 - Medoc 1855
Dear Xavier, just a note to thank you for a wonderful 2 days in Bordeaux. I speak for myself and the others I am sure in saying we truly enjoyed your company and information about your wonderful and beautiful wine country. We all learned quite a bit and agreed we found the best guide available and express our appreciation. If you are ever in New York please let me know and I personally will show you anything you might have an interest in seeing.
Thanks again for being part of a wonderful holiday.
Joseph.V - Nov 12 - Medoc 1855
Many thanks for everything you did for us on our recent trip, your knowledge of the wines and the region allowed us to have one of the best trips we have had, we will definitely return and as we said if you and your family want to travel to Scotland i would gladly travel with you around the whisky trail.
John.A - Oct 12 - Simplyred tour
Back home from our Bordeaux outing I would like to thank you - also in the name of my collegues - for the perfect programme you have organized for us. We had a wonderful time in the Bordeaux region dspite some rainy days. At the same time I would also like to thank our various guides; Béatrice, Xavier and Astrid have all done an excellent job. Please convey to them our best thanks and regards.
With kind regards
Manfred.F - Oct 12 - Group tour 4 days
Ysabel, thank you so much for your effort to make us a splendid holiday in Bordeaux. I will promote Tour33 and Bordeaux to all people.
We will come back one day..
Ole Bo.H - Oct 12 - Group tour 3 days
33 Tour Bordeaux & Chateaux Wine Tours
Very nice experience
Thank you very much for a wonderful experience in Bordeaux! Lucile was amazing! she went out of her way to make our experience memorable! I want to Congratulate 33tours for the outstanding choice of guides like Lucile, in fact she was the face of 33tours that we could associate with! and because of her, and the way she made us feel on the tour I would say, we had fantastic time, we are very lucky that she was our guide! we will absolutely refer 33tours to our friends and family, but please make sure Lucile is guiding them! she is such a wonderful person, so attentive, very considerate, and we felt so good to be around her! we miss her already!
Thank you again!
We arrived home in Australia recently and we wanted to thank you for the excellent wine tour you arranged for us during our recent visit to Bordeaux and St Emilion. We had a wonderful time and appreciated that you were able to arrange visits to many of the leading wine makers of the region.
Very best wishes and many thanks again.
Chris & Chaterine.M - Sept 12 - Simplyred Tour
Thank you for such an informative day.You delivered so much knowledge during the time we had together,which was the reason for my visit to Bordeaux. Thanks again for a great day and for the knowledge you gave to me.
Edward.B - Sept 12 : Medoc 1855
We just got back from our trip to France and I wanted to say THANK YOU to you for making our trip to St Emilion so memorable.
Thank you for showing us around and taking us to Chateau Soutard and Chateau Figeac. Also, a spacial thanks for making the arrangement for us to see Chateau Canon the next day.. it was a highlight for me.
Lunch at Chai Pascal was also Fantastic, and Madi liked it so much that we went back again the next day.
We are in love with St Emilion and would love to come back again hopefully sometime soon.
Thanks again. Cheers.
Madi and Vipin.K - Sept 12 - St Emilion Grand Cru
Ysabel, you have made our trip to Bordeaux very special and very enjoyable for us, we hope to cherish these memories for years to come.
Amber & Michael.S - Aug 12 - Route des Chateaux
We had our wine tour yesterday and I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour and how excellent Xavier was. He was professional and very informative. My husband and I learned so much from him. Thanks to him, we are now more confident ordering wine from the restaurants! :) If I have friends and family traveling in Bordeaux in the future, I will definitely recommend your company.
Thank you very much for all your help.
Marilyn.P - Aug 12 - Medoc 1855
I just wanted to thank your company for a fabulous trip that we had last week.
The organisation was splendid, the hotel great and the trip memorable. A special mention should go to our guide Maryse, she was exceptional, she was punctual, knowledgeable and a very nice person, we all enjoyed her company.
Once again many thanks,
Lou.L - July 12 - Simply Red Tour
Apologies for taking so long to get back to you after our wonderful trip. I hope you're well.
Thanks again for a fantastic wine tour - we really enjoyed it and got some beautiful photos.
Many thanks to Xavier and best wishes,
Gina.D - June 12 - Medoc 1855
I really enjoy my tour and I don't mind tasting 05 Angelus again! I really appreciate what you've done for me for this trip. A very perfect way to have a between-job holiday.
Kay.P - July 12 - La Route des Chateaux
I just wanted to say thank you for your great service.
Our colleagues were delighted.
Moet Hennessy - June 12
We really enjoyed our time with your company. Thank you so much for all your time and expert knowledge, we will certainly return very soon.
Go raibh maith agat.
Denise & Ralph - Mai 12 - Simply Red Tour
This is to say a big thank you for all the effort and arrangements for our visit. All went very smoothly and we had a wonderful holiday.
Eleanord.L - Mai 12 - Group tour 4 days
I would like to personally thank you for being such a patience and wonderful tour guide as well as becoming a “friend” to us. And for teaching us so much more about Bordeaux wines, appellation and terroir. It was a very good trip with you, we enjoyed it very much, we learned so much and I do look forward for more of such tours in future. I have target to do this wine tour at least once every year and I hope you will continue to be my tour guide.
Once again, thank you very much for everything and I hope to see you again.
Isaac - Mai 12 - Medoc 1855
We arrived almost two weeks ago. I am still getting over the beautiful time I had in Bordeaux and fondly remember all the sights when I open a bottle of wine and remember the “terroir”.
Thank you again for arranging that very memorable wine tour. You were very efficient and professional!
Regis and Rina - April 12 - Route des Chateaux
I wanted to write to thank you so much for the fantastic wine tour of Graves and Sauternes that I, and my friends, thoroughly enjoyed last Friday.
Lucille was excellent. Very knowledgeable and a lovely person too. Also, the lunch we enjoyed in Sauternes was absolutely delicious.
We all had an excellent time in Bordeaux (despite the rain!) and will certainly be coming back again and we will all be delighted to recommend your company to friends and family.
Thank you so much once again.
Matt.C - April 12 - Sauternes
I wanted to send a quick thank-you for all your help and to let you know we thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Bordeaux. I hope to work again with you in the future.
Starr.B - March 12 - Medoc 1855
Your service has been an unforgettable experience. Highly recommendable
Happy Christmas and Happy New Year
Carlos & Maria.B - Nov 11- Medoc 1855
We were just going trough our pictures which reminded us what a great time we had.
Thanks a lot for a great tour ;o))
Sylvia & Richard A - Oct 11- La Route des Chateaux
We wish to thank you for the most amazing tour around Bordeaux. Not only is the area fantastic but you really looked after us well and we do appreciate it! Thank you for picking us up and showing us around. Our accommodation at Maison Bord'eaux was terrific - beautiful rooms, close to everything . St Emilion was beautiful & we enjoyed our visits, Chateau Canon was one of the highlights of our whole trip. We loved seeing Cos D'Estournal & the beautiful Chateau Pichon-Baron. For Don, visiting these wineries that he'd heard about for so long was very exciting. Lunch at Lynch Bages was great, too, as was all the discussion, about all the other wines and places in the Region. We certainly thank you for looking after us so well- personalised attention at it's best! We will not hesitate to recommend your wonderful company to anyone visiting your impressive part of the world.
Thank you again,
Don, Alison & Janet - Aug 11- Bordeaux Vintage
Now back in Stockholm again to a much colder climate.
I want to thank you for a very pleasant stay in Bordeaux and the professonally conducted tour, which really exceeded my expectations for the trip. You´ve put a great and well balanced program for me, and Xavier did a great job as a guide. I will cetrainly come back again for more winery exploration and to enjoy your town.
P-O.R - Oct 11 - Route des Chateaux
Votre organisation a été superbe.
Tous mes amis ont étés enchantés et reviendront à Bordeaux ! Je vais leur donner vos coordonnées car 1-2 souhaite organiser aussi un tour avec un chauffeur pour des amis ou collègues !
Nicolas.C - Sept 11- Groupe sur mesure
I wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our wine tour with Gunda. She was an excellent guide. Thank you,
Deb.M - Oct 11- Bordeaux Simply Red
Thanks a lot, Sybil was a great guide for us, we have a good time in St Emilion !
Alejandra.V- Sept 11- St Emilion
I would like to thank both Xavier and yourself for the great level of service that you both provided before and during the tour. It was a fantastic two days and we will definately reccommend your services to our friends who may plan a trip to Bordeaux. Thank you
Peter.Ng - Sept 11- Bordeaux Vintage
Thank you so much for the organisation. The tour was great with a wonderful guide! We enjoyed the tour very much and will recommend it to others whenever possible!
Sven.P - Sept 11- Medoc 1855
Just to tell you we really enjoyed the tours and Xavier is an excellent person
Esteban (Sommelier).W - Aug 11- Bordeaux Vintage
A slightly belated thank you for providing such an educational and enjoyable 2 days of wine tasting. Jane & I both learnt a great deal about Bordeaux wines from you and the wineries.
Jhon.C - July 11- Bordeaux Vintage
I would just like to thank you for an excellent day out yesterday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the Medoc wine tour.
Our guide was an excellent host and a great source of information on the Chateaux of Bordeaux.
Bernard.H - July 11- Medoc 1855
I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time yesterday in St Emilion. The two vineyards you selected were perfect. We enjoyed the tours and learnings about wine making and the history of St Emilion. Our guide was delightful. He added a lot of interesting commentary to our travels.
Thank you for a memorable experience!
Julie.B - June 11- St Emilion Grand Cru
I've been meaning to write to tell you about the wonderful time we had touring the Bordeaux region and wineries. Xavier was an excellent guide. He arrived on time and was always ready for us when it was time to move on to our next stop. We found him to be quite knowlegeable and pleasant to talk with. Thank you both for helping us to have a valuable experieince. We would not hestitate to recommend your services.
Felicia.B - June 11- Bordeaux Vintage
Thank you very very much for your exciting and informative wine tour !!
Before sending you the photos we took in these two days, I just wanted to express my gratitude for your generosity. We definitely enjoyed your chateaux tour.
Satoshi.M - June 11- Bordeaux Vintage
Thanks once again for the tour. It was most enjoyable and I learned a lot.
Thanks also for the wine recommendation. I found some in a wine shop.
If you ever come to South Africa, or need any information (SA wine recommendation), you have my contact details.
Neil.J - Wine Tour : Medoc 1855
C'etait une journee parfaite!
Loudenne dejeuner excellent+++!
Ile Margaux excellent!
Une de mes etudiants, elle a dit "Aujourd'hui, c'est the meilleure journee de ma vie!"
Dr.B.Terry - Associate Professor Wake Forest Unervisty - May 11- Group Medoc and the Gironde River
Xavier was a wonderful ambassador for Bordeaux. His knowledge, friendliness, and love of the terroir were apparent from the first minute. Thank you for a wonderful day in Bordeaux. Be assured that we will will recommend +33Tour to all of our friends and family who visit Bordeaux. Kind regards,
Dan and Erin.H - Sept 10 - Medoc 1855
We had are now back home and I just wanted you to know we had a total blast. Staying at the Chateau was a big treat. Thanks for all of your help.
Jonathan.S - Sept 10 - Route des Chateaux
I wanted to followup to thank you for the great tour of the Medoc. We were very impressed that you came prepared to educate us about Bordeaux wines. As a result, we feel much more confident about buying Bordeaux wines and ordering in restaurants. We felt that in the very short time we had together, you gave us a really good overview of the area, we enjoyed visiting Chateau Lascombes and seeing many of the famous chateaux.
Barbara & friends - Jul 10 - Medoc 1855
Thanks for your wonderful guidance in Bordeaux. Most of all, you guide us real quality & exclusive patronized tour, and very private tour of your choices. Chataus were totally exclucive and cutomised for my husband Peter' taste. Feel like second honeymoon we had with your private service only for ourselves. Big HUG & THANKS! God bless you & your life!
With our big smiles THANKS
Peter & Therese - Jul 10 - Bordeaux Simply Red
I wanted to thank you both for the amazing tour yesterday. We booked late I know, but you still manage to get us into some amazing chateau and drove us passed many others for photos. We met great people and drank great wine, some of my favourites !
You have a great company and Ill recommend you to my friends back in NZ.
Thank you again and we will remember the tour for a long long time. Regards
David - Jul 10 - Medoc 1855
Just to say a big THANK YOU from us all for the excellent tour. We enjoyed it all and feel we learned a lot about the Bordeaux wines and winemakers. Thank you also for assisting with our search for bread and cheese which was delightful.
Warmest best wishes
Ray.G - May 10 - Medoc 1855
We would like to thank you for your great service during our visit to Bordeaux in March. We had a great time in Bordeaux and St Emilion! The winery visits that you have arranged for us were perfect.
Your knowledge and passion on wine was inspiring. It was our pleasure to have you accompanied us for the beautiful two days!
This great memory will stay with us for a long long time.
Angel and Andy - Mar 10 - Simply Red
Thank you for your tour arrangement in Bordeaux.
That was great to visit chateau and taste many kind of Bordeaux wine.We did enjoy very much.
If my friends are going to Bordeaux, I will recommend you.
Daisuke.N - Feb 10 - Medoc 1855
We are now either back to Sydney or Hong Kong.
It was a great pleasure to meet you. Thank you for making our trip to Bordeaux a memorable one.
It was a wine training course for me, at least I know more about the wine production now, thx a lot!!
Alvin, Michael, Christy & Mandi - Dec 09 - Bordeaux Vintage
I just wanted to thank you for being our guide and driver around the Bordeaux area.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, we have just about recovered from all the fantastic wine and food. Your knowledge of the area, the Chateau's and their wines is outstanding, we all learnt a great deal about the history, commerce and culture of Bordeaux, although we are still a little confused with the AOC rulings and just which are the best Chateaus. We will all cherish our time spent in the Bordeaux wine region with you.
Peter.B - Oct 09 - Wine Tour : La Route des Chateaux
We arrived home yesterday after having such an adorable trip around this wonderful country: FRANCE!!!
We managed to bring a few bottles in our luggage and fortunately they didn't break. :)
We liked your service very much and will certainly recommend it.
Hope all is well with you.
Susana & Humberto.C - Oct 09 - Bordeaux Vintage
Just to let you know our group had a lovely tour with you this summer.
Doni.B - June 09 - Medoc 1855