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  1. Thank you so much to each of you staying there soon. I would so appreciate the feedback!
  2. The price, of course, depends on how many are on the tour and how long it is. I will list my itinerary for our party of 4 on the Bordeaux Wine Travel Tour of the Medoc Region with Henri. There are many wineries available but we were there on a Sunday which limits some of your choices--we still had a fabulous tour, wonderful tastings, and a terrific lunch. Our pickup was at 8:30 a.m. At 10:00 a.m. we were at Chateau Lafon-Rochet in the St. Estephe's Vineyard. At 11:30 a.m. we visited Chateau Hourtin-Ducasse in the Haut-Medoc's Vineyard. At 1:15 p.m. we had lunch at Le Saint Julian Restaurant--wonderful French quisine in a quaint outdoor setting! At 3:30 p.m. we were at Chateau Pichon Baron in the Pauillac Vineyard, and at 5:30 p.m. we were returned to the ship. Our cost for 4 was 380 Euros plus tasting fees which I think came in at about 132 Euros for the 4 of us, plus lunch, and tip. On Monday, we toured the St. Emilion/Pomerol Region of Bordeaux with Jeremy from Bordeaux with Elodie Tours and had another fantastic day. We had a party of 6 on that day. Pickup was at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. we were at Chateau Franc Mayne for a lovely tour and wine tasting. At 12:00 noon we had lunch at La Terrassee Rouge then a drive through other top wineries and a tour of Saint Emilion. At 2:15 p.m. we had wine tasting and wine tips at Le Cellier de Saint Emilion. At 3:30 p.m. we visited Chateau Tour Saint Christophe for tour/wine tasting with a cheese platter. At 5:30 p.m. we were returned to the ship. Our cost for our party of 6 was 770 Euros which included our wine tasting fees. Lunch and tips were extra. You are certainly able to pick whatever wineries you are interested in depending upon their availability on your tour day. And your tasting fees will vary with the winery. Both days were terrific and a highlight of our trip. The guides were wonderful, knowledgeable, and Henri was an educated and certified sommelier. Jeremy had worked with the vines all his life and provided various information on the grapes and the processes in the vineyards. Both days were so worth the money we paid. If you have an opportunity to tour using either of these companies, please don't pass up the opportunity! I hope this helps! Enjoy fabulous Bordeaux!
  3. I thought I would get back with everyone. We were in Bordeaux for two days in June. One day we toured with Henri with Bordeaux Wine Travel and the second day with Bordeaux with Elodie. Both tours were fabulous and we had wine shipped home. You can’t go wrong with either of these two companies—enjoy!!
  4. Thank you so much for the info. I will continue to check around since our rooms can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to arrival--I am just glad I have something booked for now. If I find another option, I will certainly compare; but it sounds like this is something that is doable. I will also be interested if anyone has stayed at the Residence Inn and their opinion. Thanks much!
  5. Three couples are arriving at YVR on 7/2/20 for a one night precruise stay. Got a refundable rate less than 350 Canadian which includes all taxes/fees/breakfast, which in comparison to other downtown hotels didn’t seem bad. I have looked at reviews on trip advisor and other sites and am not seeing anything bad. I know we will have a cab ride from the airport to the hotel and another cab ride from the hotel to the pier. Is there anything I should be concerned about, construction or late night bar noise, unsafe area, poor service, cleanliness, etc.? Has anyone stayed there before who can provide information? Thank you!
  6. Thank you. Do you know if you can use any of your OBC for that purpose or is it just an additional charge?
  7. I am sorry to be asking what is probably a dumb question but I am not familiar with Oceania. For those of you who were leggers on this cruise, how does the tipping for the onboard staff work? In looking at the Oceania website, it says for regular staterooms that they hit your onboard account with $16 per day per person. Does anyone know if you can use your OBC for that or if that is just an additional charge? Thank you for any information you can provide.
  8. We are doing one leg of this cruise that departs in Southampton on June 19, 2019. If any leggers are interested in sharing transportation from the port to London Heathrow, please e-mail me at luvourdogs at earthlink dot net. Thanks, Connie
  9. I got your e-mail Ryan (Test Pilot). Thank you for confirming. I have reconfirmed all tours and am sending via e-mail detailed final instructions. Younga seems to be getting all my e-mails so in addition to sending the details to you via e-mail, I am going to include details on both tours to her (even though she is on only one of them) just so you have a backup to get the info from her. Look for an e-mail from me in the next 24 hours. So if you don’t get it again, please look up Younga. I am leaving on another cruise and will be back in time to hook up with you guys in Rome, so I wanted to get this all taken care of. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. I will be happy to answer even if Younga is our conduit! Thank you again Younga!! It will be great to meet you both!!! Thank you Ryan! It looks like you are having a great cruise so far! Connie
  10. Test Pilot Ryan, I have sent you an e-mail and I am not getting a response from you. Please read and advise! Thank you, Connie
  11. I have a tour scheduled for a party of 6 on June 17 while in Bordeaux. It is to the St. Emilion/Pomerol region with wine tastings and a tour of the medieval town of St. Emilion. The guide I have selected is very highly rated on trip advisor. Unfortunately two of my passengers have had to cancel and I am trying to find replacements for them. If you are interested, please e-mail me as soon as possible at luvourdogs at earthlink dot net. We would love to have you join us. It will be a fun day. Thank you, Connie
  12. I am on one leg of this ATW cruise Joe. I think we are on the Edge together. Look forward to meeting you. Connie
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