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Funny French Car Tours

Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 27 386 6932
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I went with my parents and this was awesome. Julie took us for the whole afternoon trip and we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael_Zimu_Zheng
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Hong Kong, China
One of the highlights of our trip

Julie and Dean were recommended to us by our hotel hosts, and we are so glad we took them up on... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
RDLO1
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London, United Kingdom
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Dare to be different! Expect the unexpected! come blast around some of Central Otagos most stunning scenery in a convertible classic Citroen 2CV, or luxurious DS. Join us for an exclusive private & fun tour, visiting boutique award winning wineries, meeting & chatting with the owners, winemakers, sampling grape varieties & vintages. Funny French cars was established in 2005. We choose to remain a small, family operated business. With only Deane & I driving, we love sharing our big backyard & local knowledge with you, and look forward to developing new friendships. Deanes family settled in Wanaka in 1850,s yet he is fluent in French, come find out how!. So if you looking for a bit of fun & up for a different tour with just you and your friend/s -you are adventurous enough to jump into a vintage car and blast around one of the worlds most stunning scenic regions sampling wines as we go, then give us a yell, no fancy booking systems with us, just good old fashioned hospitality.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went with my parents and this was awesome. Julie took us for the whole afternoon trip and we totally enjoyed it. It was so nice to have a day chill without having to drive and enjoy the wine and beer in a Sunny afternoon....More

Thank Michael_Zimu_Zheng
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Julie and Dean were recommended to us by our hotel hosts, and we are so glad we took them up on their recommendation. We were driven round by Dean who was not only very friendly but also very knowledgeable and we got a great idea...More

Thank RDLO1
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Julie and Deane created a terrific half day wine tour and tasting for us. We were picked up from our accommodation in a classy old 1954 Citroen Traction. The car obviously doesn’t offer the same ride as a new vehicle but is a fun ride...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Wonderful afternoon out with Julie and her Citroen. Julie was very informative of the area and selected some great boutique wineries to visit. Highly recommend.

Thank Carlene C
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Julie and her wee Citroen are special. A great way to spend an afternoon visiting small vineyards making hand-crafted wines. Great wines, great winemakers, beautiful vineyards.

Thank lews22
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We both really enjoyed ourselves with Julie on this wine tour. We visited three lovely vineyards with one of them also being a beer brewery. At the first vineyard we also had a tour of the barrel room. Julie was a great chauffeur, full of...More

Thank Sue G
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Julie is a wonderful and informative guide. It was very enjoyable to tour around the countryside in her 2CV. We visited a lovely vineyard (learnt a lot and great to chat to one of the owners/wine maker). And I'm looking forward to the wine that...More

Thank TheRobertsons43
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend Julie and the funny french car if you're looking at a wine tour! We visited vineyards you just wouldn't get to at this time without Julie's local knowledge and contacts. Great to visit the smaller boutique wineries and we were privileged to get...More

Thank georgiatalbot
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Lucky to spend the afternoon in the back seat of a citron, chauffeured by Julie as we ventured to cellar doors in the region. Learnt heaps, sampled and enjoyed. Central reisling grew on me....and the tannacrief tawny port from Cromwell...well...watch that space. Super day out....More

Thank sailzlakehawea
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had a fun afternoon with Julie as she took us to a number of wineries around the Wanaka/Cromwell area. She picked us up from right where we were staying and straight away we were having fun. Julie kept us well entertained with knowledge, stories...More

Thank TkStasiuk
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