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Funny French Car Tours

Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 27 386 6932
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Fantastic experience

Julie was extremely friendly, helpful, and chatty and the wineries she took us to were glorious and... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2015
Nicholas W
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San Francisco, California
Priceless!

My wife and I chose Funny French Cars because the tour just looked like fun. Without a doubt we... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2014
Frank B
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Estes Park, Colorado
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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 2 January 2015

Julie was extremely friendly, helpful, and chatty and the wineries she took us to were glorious and matched well the preferences we expressed to her. The 2CV experience added charm and a sense of immediacy-- a noisy but comfortable ride. She gave ample opportunity for...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2014

My wife and I chose Funny French Cars because the tour just looked like fun. Without a doubt we had a fun day. But so much more, it was the personal attention that was paid to us throughout the day. The car was just the...More

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

Julie was exceptionally helpful in the planning process and lead up to our holiday - not only giving advice about the wine tour but also other places to visit, stay and enjoy during our time in NZ. Once we had arrived in NZ and the...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I had one day by myself for a wine tour when I based in Wanaka. Looked around few websites but "funnyfrenchcars.com" got my attention. In fact this was the best wine tour I had in NZ. Julie, turned up with Citroen 2CV and took me...More

Thank Jiro O
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WanakaAitch, Owner at Funny French Car Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Hi J Thank you for the wonderful review, We are so lucky living in such a gorgeous part of the world full of stunning wines and personalities, It was my pleasue to show you around I thoroughly enjoyed the day too and look forward to...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We did the wine tour with Julie and had a great time. She took us to a wide range of vineyards where we sampled some of Otago's best wines. We had lunch at Wild Earth with their tasting plate and wines to match. Julie has...More

Thank Reviews212
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WanakaAitch, Owner at Funny French Car Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

thanks for reviewing us, I too had fun and was so nice getting to know you, I certainly hope u get back and we can have coffee or suss out some more wineries. thanks J

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Where do I start !1 we were picked up by Julie in the funny french car it was so comfortable. Off we go on a full day wine tour. The scenery was wonderfull Julie shared her knowledge of the area. we went to small family...More

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WanakaAitch, Owner at Funny French Car Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Hi G & G hope u had a safe trip home , thanks for amazing review, looking forward to your next visit , any requirements u need re wines in future mean let me know, will give u a social call one day cheers Julie

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

what a fantastic experience! we were piked up by the wonderful Julie in her gorgeous car... spent the day going around beautiful wineries. We had the most enjoyable day with Julie she is a fantastic tour guide the best I have ever come across! a...More

Thank Beth722014
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WanakaAitch, Owner at Funny French Car Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

It was such a pleasure to show you all around and I look forward to coming Glacier Walking with you all. Any wines you need assistance with dont hesitate to ask. have fun J

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We had a fantastic time spending a day travelling around with the lovely Julie. Her and her husband (Dean) are not only one of the nicest couples I've had the pleasure of meeting but they are also super knowledgeable about the local wine and food...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

This one of the best tours we've had. Julie tailored every part of the trip for our family, choosing vineyards that suited our tastes. We got to visit amazing vineyards and meet lovely people. Julie even slotted in some activities for the kids (aged 13...More

Thank Linso2014
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Recommended as a great experience - I was not disappointed in the slightest. Dean was the Tour Guide and we had a special day. I had a list of wineries and Dean had a list, we were able to combine these into a good list...More

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