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Address: 110 Green St, Galena Post Office, Galena, IL 61036-2247
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Margie is awesome!

We had such a great time with Margie! The other people on our group canceled so my friends and I got a private tour. She gave us a choice of where to go. We went to a winery which... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
aveldman16
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time with Margie! The other people on our group canceled so my friends and I got a private tour. She gave us a choice of where to go. We went to a winery which was nice but very crowded. Margie went in there and made sure she cleared a spot for us at the tasting... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The wine at Fergitabout it was amazing. I wish we could have just spent the whole time at that place. When we arrived at the bus, the driver had locked the keys in the bus. So the tour started later than it would have. We were rushed at EVERY winery. The driver rushed us at every stop, asking us 10... More 

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Tara S, Owner at Countryside Tours, responded to this review

Hi- Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the wine! In regards to the tour starting late due to the keys being locked in the vehicle, the tour begins at 11:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM giving our guests 4 hours to enjoy. The vehicle was unlocked before the tour start. Our records show that... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I thought the tour itself was very nice; however we were disappointed that the Galena winery was not included on our tour. I thought the bus ride was great despite having to fan away flies that were trapped inside the fan from a previous tour. I thought the guide was very open with her description of what to expect at... More 

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Tara S, Owner at Countryside Tours, responded to this review

Hello Friend- A sincerely thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us! As for the tour not including the Galena Cellars Vineyard on this particular visit, we used to, no matter what, stop at the vineyard. However, it is with previous experience we found that if it is busy at... More 

Saint Peter, Minnesota
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Margie was a good sport and the 4 of us in our group had a great time. 3 vineyards. Mixed reviews on the wine. The trip through the countryside and sitting and looking at the rolling hills was the best part. The van was comfortable, we laughed and met with lovely others on the tour. I do not know a... More 

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2 Thank dreamredwing
Tara S, Owner at Countryside Tours, responded to this review

Hi Friend- Thank you for the review. Glad you and your group had a great time and we hope to see you again! Cheers, Countryside Tours More 

Elburn
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Margie's tour was a blast! She was so accommodating and patient with us! We were running late because of bad weather but she waited us out! Thank goodness too because the weather improved and the views were gorgeous and the wine was delicious! Thank you Margie for a great evening!

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3 Thank Julie A
Tara S, Owner at Countryside Tours, responded to this review

Hi Friend- Thank you for the review. Glad you and your group had a great time! Hope to see you again! Cheers, Countryside Tours More 

Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

When the tour driver gets lost on the way to the last winery and makes a u-turn on a divided highway on a curve, as well as rushing you along because she was an hour late, it is difficult to praise this company. Being told you have $5.00 to spend, "just get a slushie instead of your wine tasting" didn't... More 

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3 Thank Randee W
Tara S, Owner at Countryside Tours, responded to this review

Hello Friend- Thank you for your feedback. We deeply apologize for the experience you had. If you could please e-mail us at info@winetoursgalena.com, we'd like to attempt to make it up to you! Cheers, Countryside Tours More 

Monmouth, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Margie was a fantastic tour guide! She was able to tell us a little about each of the wineries we went to. You could tell she had a good rapportl with all the winery owners and employees. She didn't mind taking pictures when asked and kept us on schedule. Would definitely ask for her again.

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2 Thank auntj60
Tara S, Owner at Countryside Tours, responded to this review

Hello Friend- Thank you so much for the feedback! We hope to see you again, soon. Cheers, Countryside Tours More 

Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had a wonderful time with Margie on our winery tour in Galena. The pickup was nice and easy and the bus was super modern and comfortable! Nice leather seating with plenty of leg room, and a strong A/C for the hot days. We hit up 3 different wineries with 2 out of 3 being excellent. The Rocky Waters winery... More 

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2 Thank Al S
Tara S, Owner at Countryside Tours, responded to this review

Hello Friend- Thank you so much for the review . We do offer a 'Hop Tour' as well which includes a visit to a distillery, a vineyard, and unique drinking establishment! Hope to see you again! Cheers, Countryside Tours More 

Okawville Illinois
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

First, at the last minute the tour time changed. Next, were told that we weren't going to the drinking establishment because it was too far. So, we went to two wineries and the distillery. The Fergedaboudit Winery was very enjoyable and up a very rough rock road that would have been intimidating in a nice vehicle, so that was good... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Had the best time on our tour with Hollie! She is fun to no end! Our 2nd time with her and of course we requested her. Will definitely be seeing her every year on our yearly visits! ♡♡♡

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