Gourmet Touring vs Lost World Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Recent Reviews

Great experience in Bordeaux

5.0 January 2010
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I cannot say enough great things about the experience we just had in Bordeaux under the guidance and care of Gourmet-Touring! John laid out a fascinating tour, took care of every detail for us, and then programmed our GPS so we always arrived at exactly the right place. His knowledge and customer care took all the anxiety out of trying to find our way through the labyrinth of "streets" in the small towns in this area. A stand out experience was our cooking class with Chef Luc and his lovely wife, Melinda, at La Petite Source, a charming B&B. His contacts alone were more than worth the cost of doing business with this wonderful firm. If you are heading to Bordeaux, do it with Gourmet Touring!
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Their service was outstanding.

5.0 July 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
"This Peru travel agency planned and booked a custom trip for me and my wife to Peru in October 2015. The trip included a short stay in Lima, and almost a week in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Their service was outstanding. The planning for the trip was perfect, and we relied entirely on them as we had not been to Peru before. They also went beyond the call of duty by getting a reservation at a good hotel in Lima even though there was a huge convention of the world bank in town at the time. They persisted until they found a cancellation. they even booked two good restaurants for us in Lima. The guides they provided were also excellent, including one who was truly outstanding.

I never would have located this company except through Zicasso. Two years ago we made a trip to Brazil and we looked and looked for a travel agency of this kind and never did find one. I would highly recommend using Zicasso to find the appropriate agency if you are traveling somewhere that you have not previously been to, or if you do not have an agency you are satisfied with."
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Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! 

5.0 July 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! He was quick to respond to all of my needs & was very flexible. The hotels and the guides he arranged were great! We couldn't have asked for or imagined a better experience in this magical country!
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Our travel designers did a fantastic job keeping our herd together and entertained - all of the accommodations were excellent, guides were great, tours were interesting.

5.0 December 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Hiking the Inca Trail (and learning that it is "an" Inca Trail, not "the" Inca Trail)
Tours 3 Trips 55 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 270 $ 444
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Budget Luxury
Regions
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
Known For
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters Bordeaux, France Decatur, Georgia
Year Established 2003 1987
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Gourmet Touring

      Gourmet Touring was formed in 2003 to give travelers an experience of Bordeaux through food and wine. 

      What Makes Them Stand Out? 

      Travelers visit restaurants, take cooking classes, experience gastronomy, and visit bustling markets, medieval villages, abbeys, and wineries, all on tailor-made itineraries. 

      Who Travels With Them?

      Gourmet Touring is suitable for adults who are excited to experience the wine, food, and culture that Bordeaux has to offer. 

      Where Do They Operate? 

      Gourmet Touring operates in Bordeaux, France, and the nearby coastal towns of Arcachon, Pilat, and Cap Ferret.

      How Does it Work?

      Guests are provided with personalized touring guidebooks, and pre-programmed GPS devices with 24-hour support, or chauffeured tours, depending on their preferences.  

      Why Travel with Them?

      Gourmet Touring journeys include accommodations, transportation, and tastings, all personalized to the traveler’s needs and interests.  

      About Lost World Adventures

      Founded in 1987, Lost World Adventures offers private and customized trips to South and Central America and Antarctica.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Your guide will get to know you before beginning to plan your customized experience. If you want to have a relaxing beach vacation, they can arrange that. Or if you’d rather hike up the adrenaline, they are able to offer that as well.

      Who Travels With Them?

      They accommodate anyone from honeymooners to large groups. Trips are generally in middle price range - you won’t find tremendously budget items here, but they do their best to craft a trip based on all factors, price included.

      Where Do They Operate?

      They are focused in South and Central America, with a variety of trips from beach vacations to Costa Rica, food tours in Argentina, or Machu Picchu adventures. They are also among the few small companies providing cruises to Antarctica.

      Why Travel With Them?

      For the variety of trip type and theme you can choose from. They have food and wine tours, adventure tours, beach getaways, and cruises - all of which are customizable to your likes and dislikes. If you’d prefer not to overly customize, they have pre-set itineraries as well.

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