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“Amazing wine tour of the Thompson Shuswap region”

TasteFull Excursions
Ranked #2 of 10 Tours in Kamloops
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: TasteFull Excursions is Kamloops first tour company to specialize in wine tours and promotes Kamloops as gateway to wine country. Kamloops is strategically positioned as gateway for your BC wine tour experience at the junction of Hwy 5 and Hwy 1 between Jasper and Vancouver. Tours include: Kamloops Wine Trail, Shuswap, Lake Country, Kelowna, and 2 day tours to South Okanagan wine country. TasteFull Excursions has now expanded operations to include premium transportation services offering winter resort shuttle for Sun Peaks Resort, Canadian Mountain Holidays & Mike Wiegele with well maintained top of the line vehicles. TasteFull Excursions also provides golf, airport, wedding, special event, teambuilding events and premium executive private shuttle for up to 14 guests per vehicle. Our expanding fleet will soon include 20-24 passenger vehicles and more 15 seat Ford Transits to meet demand for our year round services.
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We had our very first wine tasting experience with Maajte of TasteFull Excursions. We enjoyed our full day, visiting 4 wineries in the Thompson Shuswap area. We even stopped at Margaret Falls for some photo ops... We road in the comfort in her Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van... AWESOME day!!

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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

July 11 we did a wine tour with Maatje. She wore a headset but seemed to know very little about wine, the area, and said little. She got lost picking up he group joining us and had to call for directions. No big deal but she could have done her homework and asked them for complete directions before the tour day. Then we went to the first winery and it didn't open until 1/2 hour later and she said she forgot about that. We booked 3 wine visits and at the middle one were told we could buy our picnic lunch, but when we asked she said that there was no lunch at the wineries for us but that she could stop at a grocery store and we could pick up groceries. So we spent an additional $100 on groceries for the 4 of us and then the next winery we went to said 'picnic lunches available'. The wineries had no idea we were coming and she did not seem to have a relationship with the wineries. No one greeted us or her. We felt totally overpaid and very unorganized. Do not spend the money at this company.

3  Thank lakershome123
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Maacha52, Owner at TasteFull Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2015

My deepest apologies for what turned out to be a far less than satisfactory tour experience for you. I have refunded the monies for your group of four in full and I take full responsibility for the missteps that occurred whether all of your concerns were completely within my control or not. It didn't help matters any that you didn't enjoy the wines and wine tasting experience as much as you may have wished for.

The high level of interest in tours and rate of inquiries this year has definitely created some hiccups in our process and we are actively taking steps to ensure that our booking and tracking systems leave nothing to chance in the future including any misunderstandings regarding amenities and tour process. As the vast majority of our guests have been very happy with our service, we will work overtime to make sure that this does not happen in future.

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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Explored the Kamloops wine trail yesterday with a group of friends, and TasteFull Excursions. We had a wonderful time, and our guide, Maatje is knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about her business, and her entire focus is ensuring you are enjoying your day. The vehicle was comfortable and roomy with built in wine storage in the back. We were able to relax, enjoy ourselves, and let someone else do the driving. I would recommend TasteFull Excursions to anyone looking to do wine tours. They are a Kamloops based company, but there are options and packages available for touring throughout the Thompson/Okanagan region. The only downside of the day was Monte Creek is not yet open-but that just means I'll be booking another "TasteFull Excursion"!

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Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Maatje is wonderful! Full of information for newbies to the winery tours And wine itself in general. you can hear and see the passion when she talks and you can tell she really does know what she's talking about. Was our first real visit to Kamloops not just driving through and the scenery was absolutely beautiful on the drive to the winery's. Couldn't have picked a better place to do our first wine tour was very eye opening to the wine world We really had no idea about the process and all the work that goes into it before we did the tour very impressive! Would defiantly recommend to family & friends! Thanks so much for the experience :)

1  Thank mwlknsn
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Maacha52, Owner at TasteFull Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2015

Thank you so much. I am pleased that you enjoyed your first wine tour as much as you did and I certainly enjoyed being your host. The ferry ride at McLure is a lovely add on for guests who are staying in Sun Peaks and would like to do a wine tour this summer. I trust you will tell your friends how much you enjoyed the experience. Have a great summer! Maatje

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Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

For the price we could not believe what we saw. It's amazing how many wineries are in this area. Our tour guide was well prepared and was a great driver as I am a professional driver but a nervous passenger. The wineries were great stops with great product. On our tour we had relatives from Italy who were very impressed with the wines. I could go on but I think everyone should try Tastefull Excursion.

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