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I expected much better wine for $30…

24 Jun 2018

Donald and Lynn Lohman

I expected much better wine for $30 dollars a bottle. Outrageous, and no lower priced option was available. Buying wine off of the boat was not much better given the $12 corkage fee charged. One of the nightly featured wines was so dry as to almost catch fire. Undrinkable. We traveled with two other couples and all of us share the same opinion. The token system, in a way, disguised somewhat the REAL wine expense. On a positive note, all of the staff were wonderful and the biking tour information and equipment were top rate.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 26 Jun 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We asked the owner of the ship for a comment: All the drinks and alcohol have cheaper prices on board than in any restaurant or bar. Of course, water is free on board and a bottle of of 1.5 liter water (flat or with gas) cost 2.5 €. The prices of the bottles of wine are between 17 and 32 €. This is the price they will find elsewhere for this kind of wine. Each evening a different wine is offered at 2.5 € per glass to allow passengers to enjoy all types of Bordeaux wines. Every wine is different! Each palace also, that is why the service of the corkage fee of 10 € is proposed (it assumes the expenses of services, glasses, cleaning, conservation fridge, bins ...). It is often refused in the establishments of Bordeaux, but the boat cannot propose a range of wine sufficiently extensive in a region where there are more than 7000 castles.

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