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Discover Lake Tahoe Wine and Harvest Tour
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El Dorado Wine Country Tour from South Lake Tahoe
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Owner description: This is a narrated bus tour to the Gold country of California - El Dorado County. We visit 4 family style wineries and boa vista produce pavillion. Tastings and lunch are included in this tour.
Reviewed 20 June 2012

The guide was absolutely terrible- talked about horrible points of history (such as public hangings and other such unpleasant events), gave incorrect "facts" about California, and complained the ENTIRE time about the passengers, other drivers in the road, and the budget he is given for lunch. To boot, the guide called 10 minutes before our scheduled pick-up time and complained about how late we were and told us to hurry. Will NEVER use this tour company again and will definitely let the concierge at the hotel know about the awful experience.

7  Thank Bridget625
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Reviewed 10 October 2010

Any day you can start drinking wine before noon and have someone else drive you around the true wine country of northern california is a good day indeed.

The reservation process was simple and easy..

The driver was pleasant and very witty..

Loved the stop at Boa Vista Orchards!

3  Thank RHeffelfinger
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Reviewed 4 June 2009

This company offers many area day-trip tours (to San Fran for a day; around Lake Tahoe; White Water Rafting; Wild West of Virginia City, Yosemite National Park) AND a very nice 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. narrated winery & harvest tour of the historic Gold Rush Region of El Dorado County. The bus with huge windows and good ventilation was impeccably clean. The small motorcoach could hold about 30 but our group was a comfy 21, with a driver and a co-pilot. We made four stops - two wineries, a produce market that also had its own apple wine tasting and amazing fresh produce to nibble and buy and then to an area micro-brewery. Food samples were paired with all sippings and time was reasonable for each stop. Clean washrooms at each stop, too. We had a lovely buffet lunch as a linen-table-clothed picnic in the gardens of the second winery, which also had some great merchandise. The bus offered plentiful storage inside and in the underneath storage so shopping wasn't a problem. The views en route were just breathtaking and offered us some places to see on our own during the rest of our Tahoe time. The price was $60 per person or $40 for under 21/non-drinkers and most resort concierge's knew of a "deal" to get a wee discount, too. The driver was very well informed of all things nature and history of the area. He could identify any plant life, asked for questions, was very humorous and a group of strangers at 8 a.m. ended up good friends at 3:30. Others on this tour had taken other tour offerings of "Discover Lake Tahoe Tours" and RAVED about the ride, the safety, the information and the fun. Don't forget to tip the driver! :) We're SO glad we did this.

3  Thank loishobart
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