Amazing Tours and Wine Reviews

Testimonials from Happy Travelers

“Awesome people, awesome company. Friendly helpful staff; the owners are involved, approachable and fun people.” — Donna P.  / 5 Stars Facebook

“To motivate and reward your employees and/or customers — nothing offers success like travel!” — Georgia S. / 5 Stars Facebook

“Expanding Horizons travel service arranged a simply perfect wine cruise experience for us! We had an outstanding week on a European wine cruise with Heidi and Bo Barrett as our wine hosts. The service and accommodations on the boat were flawless and the food was wonderfully prepared. Kieron Keady from Expanding Horizons made sure that every guest had an exceptional vacation full of wonderful sites and fantastic memories. We look forward to our next travel adventure with Expanding Horizons!” — B & L Van Vechten / Castle Rock, CO

“My husband and I have traveled with Expanding Horizons for the last two years. We have done a Rhine River Cruise with their wine tours. Kieron was wonderful and the trip was well run. The arrangements with their office were easy through email. Then we also traveled with them to South Africa. That was a trip of a lifetime. I would highly recommend them for any trip and especially wine tours. They definitely provide world class service.” — R & M Zaino / Woodstock, IL

“Our travel arrangements (Scotland and France) with Expanding Horizons have always met, and often exceeded my expectations.  All promises have been kept and when the inevitable minor bump or schedule change occurs they always seem to find an arrangement that smooths things out.” — D. Ruhe / Winter Springs, FL

“We have utilized Expanding Horizons for several trips, most recently a spectacular trip down the Rhine River. The team provides outstanding customer service at every step: thorough planning, communication, and execution of each tour we have taken. We have already booked our next trip to Europe in 2019 with Expanding Horizons and can’t imagine using anyone else.”  — T & K Friedrich / Indian Rocks Beach, FL

 

Testimonials from Winery Owners

“Expanding Horizons did an outstanding job organizing and coordinating a Rhone River cruise for our wine club. Every aspect of the week-long adventure was well thought out and explained to us so we knew exactly what to expect and how to prepare. They were a tremendous help in making travel arrangements, especially for a few members who signed up late.  We’re looking forward to our next cruise with them!”
Peter Spann
Spann Vineyards
Sonoma, CA

“Our King Frosch Wine fans became even bigger fans after spending time with us on a Rhine River wine cruise organized by Expanding Horizons.  Kieron and his team handled all the details without a hitch. We truly appreciated all the attention to detail and the lengths to which they went to ensure we had a great time. If you are even thinking about organizing a wine tour for your customers, Expanding Horizons is the right choice.  They are experienced and they know all the secrets and tips to making your travel stress-free and fun. The way it should be!”

K & K Bellinghausen
Owners

King Frosch Wines
Laguna Niguel, CA

“We’ve participated in two river cruises (the Danube and Rhine) organized by Expanding Horizons with Ama Waterways.  The word of mouth from our first group of voyagers tripled the size of our second cruise and a large percentage of our original wine club travelers repeated for our second expedition with Ama and us.  The quality of the service and food are truly exceptional and the thoughtful consideration of the staff and crew is a marvel.  From the details of shipboard comfort, exciting wines, and the intelligently organized shore excursions this is a truly class act.  We eagerly anticipate future experiences with Expanding Horizons and Ama Waterways.”

Rob Griffin & Deborah Barnard
Barnard Griffin Wine
Richland, Washington

“As a professional wine educator, I have traveled to many of the world’s great wine regions. Having hosted six wine-themed river cruises, I can confidently say it is the best way to experience the world of wine. A wine-themed river cruise allows guests to enjoy many exciting and unique wines, and walk in historic vineyards. Every day is a different enriching wine adventure, not to mention the amazing food and hospitality. In planning your wine river adventure, there is no better resource than Expanding Horizons… hands-down they are the best in this specialized area of travel. This is a must experience for any lover of wine and the finer things in life.”

Barry Wiss, CWE, CSS,
President – Society of Wine Educators, Vice President of Trade Relations
Trinchero Napa Valley Winery
Napa, CA

“Expanding Horizons offered unparalleled, responsive customer service to us as we organized our trip. I would definitely use their services again. The Danube river cruise they organized was fabulous as we were on a small ship that offered finely prepared food & attentive, detail-oriented service. Traveling with our wine club members was great fun and we all discovered new sights and wines together. We couldn’t ask for a more enjoyable experience!”

Annette Hoff
Winemaker and Operations Manager
Cima Collina Winery
Marina & Carmel Valley, CA

Expanding Horizons delivers a world-class level of hospitality and consistently goes above and beyond for each one of our guests.  We feel deeply privileged to work with this team and consider them friends. Thank you for all the amazing experiences you have created.  These are wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

Tracy McArdle
General Manager
The Good Life Wine Collective
Yountville, CA

 

As winery owners, we have traveled with Expanding Horizons on two European River Cruises and are looking forward to our third cruise in August 2017 on the Douro River in Portugal. Their service is outstanding from the planning stages through the return home. They provide a knowledgeable world class experience on the pre & post tours, taking into consideration both excellent quality and cost. Several of our wine club members have joined us on every cruise and speak highly of their experience with the Toursandwine.com web site.

Sally & Fred Schweiger
Schweiger Vineyards
St. Helena, CA

 

Tedeschi Family Winery is a small family winery but with a hugely loyal following. We wanted to celebrate our 100 years of winemaking here in Napa Valley’s Calistoga in a fabulous way and elected to host a Rhine River Cruise.  Being experts in wine but not river cruises, we relied heavily on you and your staff for marketing material and to coordinate reservations. Your company did an outstanding job in providing international travel information for all our guests. We had 34 guests in our group and every one of us felt like we were your VIP’s. The onboard events arranged exclusively for our group were exemplary, top caliber experiences, from tours of a rare 1000 year old wine cave, to a private, specially created five course dinner; we were all sincerely impressed.

The escort assigned to us during the cruise, Brigid, had great enthusiasm and extensive local experience at each port. She readily helped each guest select the perfect excursions each day. She was available throughout the whole cruise for whatever we may have needed.  The cruise ship, AmaSonata, felt seemingly new and clean with a staff that clearly shared your expectations for world class service. We are already trying to pick another reason to celebrate. THANK YOU, Kieron, Georgia & Expanding Horizons!

 

Emilio Tedeschi           Stephanie Trotter Zacharia

General Manager          Director of Sales

 

Tedeschi Family Winery

Calistoga, CA

 

From start to finish, Kieron was along the ride with us for our first ever river cruise. We have never been on a European river cruise before, had never taken our wine club members on a river cruise, and had never hosted an international wine club trip before.  We definitely couldn’t have done it without the world class service from Kieron and the team at Expanding Horizons who assisted us every step of the way.  Kieron and his colleague Georgia at Expanding Horizons were accessible at any time for any questions that we or our wine club members had.  Kieron took the time to meet and frequently check-in with us to make sure we had all the details we needed and understood how everything worked. The Expanding Horizons teams made sure deadlines were clear, and that we had all of the necessary paperwork completed correctly and on time. The guidance and recommendations that they provided to us were helpful and beneficial. They truly made the experience seamless and the trip was unforgettable.  Every aspect that could be thought of Kieron took care of for us.  We are planning our next big trip with him currently.  We highly recommend the team at Expanding Horizons to anyone interested in hosting or joining a travel program specifically designed for vintners and their wine clubs!

 

Michael Muscardini                  Natalie Owdom

Owner & Winemaker                 Director of Sales & Marketing

Muscardini Cellars

Sonoma, CA