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Drinks Tasting Tour Including Lunch on Koh Samui provided by Island Gem Tours

Drinks Tasting Tour Including Lunch on Koh Samui

Drinks Tasting Tour Including Lunch on Koh Samui
4.5
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Explore the one and only rum distillery on Koh Samui and get to sample two different rum flavours. A visit to the only fruit wine dealer in Koh Samui and sample three choices of fruit wines. A stop in one of Koh Samui's artistic kitchen with their own organic garden for your gourmet set lunch. A lesson on how to create your own cocktail direct from a well rounded mixologist. Finally, a stop at Koh Samui's only beer brewery and sample four of their own creation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8366P2
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Local taxes • Beverages • Bottled water • Gourmet Lunch • Wine tasting • Rum tasting • Beer tasting • Cocktail making • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Additional drinks / food ordered other than what's provided in the tour itinerary
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from all accommodation types on Samui:)
Ko Samui, Ko Samui, Surat Thani Province
Inclusions
Local taxes • Beverages • Bottled water • Gourmet Lunch • Wine tasting • Rum tasting • Beer tasting • Cocktail making • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Additional drinks / food ordered other than what's provided in the tour itinerary
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from all accommodation types on Samui:)
Ko Samui, Ko Samui, Surat Thani Province
Duration
5h
Additional information
Minimum age is 18 years
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

4.5
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Tanya M
Mandurah, Australia14 contributions
Fun Day Out!
Right from the start of booking this tour to the end the customer service experience was exceptional. Our tour guide Dai was amazing and as an added bonus it was just myself and my partner on the tour. The places for the tastings are all their own unique experience so don’t go with expectations from previous tastings you have done but go in with an open mind and just enjoy your day. Our lunch was amazing, truly above and beyond our expectation. The service this tour provider offers is just great so we highly recommend this tour for a fun day out in Koh Samui.
Written 22 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Megan G
It's wonderful to receive your review and thanks so much for taking the time to make some great points about this tour. Yes, our drinks tasting tour is more than just sampling the different local beverages, its a day out meeting different and local people who make their livelihood partnering with Island Gems and I feel very privileged for that. Thank you for supporting the lively community of Samui and come back soon. Regards, Megan Island Gem Tours
Written 29 May 2019
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mcculloughdc
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
A Perfect Outing
Sep 2018 • Friends
I don't write reviews unless the experience was exceptionally good or really bad. This tour lands squarely in the first category. The tour design, the execution of our program, and our guide, Megan, were outstanding. No doubt it helped to have interesting and engaging members in our group. This tour is a great way to see and do something different on Samui while having a fantastic time in the process. The hearty European/Thai lunch overlooking the sea was a fitting way to cap the event.
Written 15 September 2018
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Thanks so much for your review and it was a wonderful day spent meeting you both. I was really pleased that you mentioned the tour design as we spent many months developing partnerships with the local business owners to ensure the tour was well paced and showcased some really unique places here on Samui. Hope to see you back one day maybe on one of our other tours:) Cheers Megan
Written 20 October 2018
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Paula S
Hamilton, New Zealand115 contributions
Our Best Day in Koh Samui
Jul 2018 • Couples
Right from the start Megan was great to deal with and we booked easily over the internet. Megan and her driver picked us up from our Hotel right on time. The van was large and very very tidy. He was a great driver. What a day it was! Megan was so great to meet and her perspective on life in Koh Samui was interesting to listen to. She was friendly, helpful, and nothing was too much trouble.
First stop was at the whiskey distillery, where we tasted some damn good whiskey. I should have brought some home, it was so tasty. Next stop was the Wine Tasting. This was really interesting and the wines we had to taste were very different from what we are used to and a refreshing change. We made a few purchases there! On to lunch and cocktail making, the restaurant at Fishermans Village had a stunning beach setting and the food was delicious. We enjoyed making our own cocktails in the bar then drinking them. On to the beer tasting, where the pours were very generous and it was interesting to hear the owner talk about his beer making processes.
Along the way Megan showed us local sites and places to go if we were site seeing at another time. She was very helpful, and we had so much fun!!
I tried to book more tours with Megan but as she is so popular we missed out. Next time we will book in advance and try everything! I would'nt hesitate in a heartbeat to recommend this and Megan''s other tours. Cant wait to do it again! Thank you Megan for a magic day that we will remember for a long time.
Written 11 July 2018
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What a great review thank you so much and it was also great to meet you and your lovely family. I always believe that even though our guests love our tours it really comes down to the lovely people like yourselves who spend the day with us. It's great that you have taken the time to describe our Drinks Tasting tour, which is the only one on the Island and it's a wonderful way to meet the locals and see how people live and work here on Samui.... as well as being a fun day out. We would love to see you back here soon on our beautiful island Samui. Cheers Megan Island Gem Tours
Written 24 July 2018
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Kacey Crepin
13 contributions
A Fun Day But Not Worth The Money
To start, Megan is an absolutely lovely lady and we had the best time getting to know her throughout the tour. We enjoyed the first stop with rum the most throughout the tour as we would not have known to go to that spot on our own. It was a really fun vibe and a great way to start the day. Unfortunately the rest of the locations were not as we hoped. The wine was not to our taste (we are from California and Paris, so we may be biased on that part), during the “cocktail lesson” the bartender was rushed and did not teach us anything, and the beer - while truly generous with portions - was simply ok. There was another couple on the tour with us and, to put it politely, there was no desire to keep in touch after. While that is in no way the tour’s fault nor is it reflected in my rating, we may have thought differently about the tour had we not gotten back to the hotel exhausted from playing nice with a woman who never ceased talking about herself, her ex-husband, etc. Overall, if you have a rainy day and want to see some new places & be driven around without any hassle absolutely book this tour. However, if you’re happy exploring on your own and trying various bars & restaurants, you’re likely to have just as good of a time without spending as much money.
Written 8 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for you review and its always great to get feedback from our guests. To give other people who may review your feedback some more information we have been told is really helpful, so just to add to your comments. When travelling to other countries so unlike your own, its a great way to learn about the people, culture and practices to try new things. Thai wines are very different from the much more mature wine countries like Europe, US, Australia and New Zealand etc, however the unique and lovely thing about the wines is that they are made from the fruits of Thailand, Mangosteen, Mango, Coconut, Lychee, and Passionfruit, I believe they are the only wines in the world that are made from these fruits...but may not be to everyone's taste its wonderful to give it a try. Also to ensure people do not get the wrong information, our cocktail making is just that, you pick a cocktail of your choice from a large variety offered, and then get behind the bar to make it yourself, with the help of the bar staff. It is not, nor is it advertised, as a cocktail lesson, just to have some fun while your gourmet lunch is being prepared for you. I was sorry to hear that you were exhausted at the end of your tour and I do hope that you had a good rest and wonderful stay on Samui before continuing on with your first trip to Asia. Kind regards, Megan
Written 11 July 2018
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Kerry C
Jeeralang Junction, Australia94 contributions
Fantastically Amazing Drinks Tour
Megan picked us up from our resort and off we zoomed in her car. This is the first tour where it was just my friend and myself and we had the most amazing time. In between the laughter we had rum that put hairs on your chest, amazing wine and delicious beer. The cocktail making was educational and lunch was outstanding. Thank you Megan for an outstanding day.
Written 7 April 2018
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Thank you so much for your lovely review, and yes it was a lovely day with you ladies. I am so pleased that you both had a great experience and enjoyed this small group tour, as you found we still go out even if only two people! Hope your stay on our wonderful island Samui is a memorable one and hope to see you again soon. Cheers Megan Island Gem Tours
Written 8 April 2018
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SRinRVA
Richmond, VA40 contributions
Super fun drinks tour with Doug! Perfect for a rainy day on the island.
Jan 2018 • Couples
Once we arrived in Koh Samui we looked at the weather a few days out and saw we had a rainy one coming up, so decided to book a drinks tasting tour that would take us around the island, let us try some interesting drinks options, and keep us out of the rain for the day. So glad we did! Doug was a fanstastic guide and fun companion for the day. He picked us up at the hotel and took us first to the Magic Alambic rum distillery where we sampled the rum and learned a little more about the distilling process. From there we went into Lamai and had a wine tasting at a shop there, where much of the wine is made with grapes grown in Thailand combined with other varieties from Australia. The shop owner was a delight and shared some great information with us about the grape and wine industries in Thailand. At the end she made us a delicious cocktail with the Magic Alambic rum and sent us on our way. Doug - guide, driver and car DJ for the day - whisked us up to Fisherman’s Village in Bophut where we had a lovely lunch by the ocean at Link. There we had the opportunity to get behind the bar and make our own cocktails with the restaurant bartender, which was awesome (and never would be allowed in the US!). From lunch we headed down to Chaweng where we visited the Bee’s Knees brewpub. We each had a tasting plus a full pint (maybe even a second...) and enjoyed talking with the owner, a British expat, about his motivation for the brewery, the beers themselves, and what brought him to the island. At the end of the day we could have stayed on in Chaweng, but it was still raining, so Doug took us back to our hotel. Overall a wonderful way to spend a day and get some of the flavor of the island, especially if you enjoy the full range of drinking options, as my husband and I do!
Written 21 January 2018
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Thank you very much for your great detailed review which really does explain all the highlights of our tour. Doug was very happy that you enjoyed the day with him tasting all that Samui has to offer. Yes, its a great all weather tour and and particularly for those sometimes rainy days on Samui:) Hope to see you again back here on Samui soon. Have a GEM of a day, Megan Island Gem Tours
Written 24 January 2018
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JustACoupleOfUs
Calgary, Canada56 contributions
Great Drinks & Tour
Nov 2017 • Couples
We took a private 'Drinks Tasting Tour' with Island Gem Tours. As we were coming from a cruise ship, the regular tour did not fit our schedule but Megan was quite willing to arrange one to suit the timing of our stay in port. We had several emails back and forth and she was quick to answer and provided all the information we requested. The actual tour did not start off too well, as there were some delays in getting started. Once we were on our way, however, it was great. Megan was very friendly and easy to get along with (she even took all our teasing very cheerfully and responded in kind!) and very knowledgeable about the island. We started with rum tasting at the local Koh Samui Rum distillery (which I understand is sometimes called Magic Alambic Rum?), which included two shots of rum and a variety of syrups to mix with the rum. This was followed by a special drink the host provided, which I believe had mangos and other fruit. Megan provided some history on the distillery and we also had a tour of the facilities. We were the only ones there at the time and so the owner also chatted with us and was quite willing to answer all our questions. Some of us then purchased either the rum or bottles of the various syrups. We stopped at a local wine store (Thai Winery House) and sampled several wines, with each of us allowed to make our own choices. There are some excellent Thai fruit wines and we enjoyed them all. The owner of the shop then provided us with a special drink at the end. The wines were also available for purchase and the shop owner was able to confirm what we could bring back duty-free and was very careful in wrapping the bottles so there was no chance of breakage. This was then followed by an excellent lunch at a restaurant overlooking the beach. The tour is supposed to allow us to make our own cocktails at lunch but we were a bit short of time and so we simply ordered cocktails and had them prepared for us. Again, they were all very good. The final stop was the local brewery (Bee's Knees Brewpub). Again, due to timing of our tour, we were the only ones here and so received personal attention from the owner. We each had samples of four beers and then a full mug of whichever was our favourite. To finish up, the owner gave us each a mug of a 'new' beer he was experimenting with that was not yet on the menu. It was fantastic! As well as all the drinking, we had a good tour of the island and Megan provided a lot of information and answered all our questions. At the conclusion at the tour, she presented me with a bottle of the local rum. All in all, it was an excellent tour with an excellent guide and I would highly recommend it. If the times on their website don't fit your schedule, don't hesitate to call or email them and they are quite willing to adapt to your needs. Thanks for a great time, Megan!
Written 21 December 2017
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Thank you for your wonderful review which is appreciated. Yes, we had a great time but it was more due to the wonderful group on this tour. Thanks also for mentioning all the stops, as this tour visits the locals on Samui making a living out of unique businesses such as Rum distillery, Thai wine - a growing industry, and craft beers...the cocktails are not unique, but unique in that you make your own:) Hope to see you back here one day...cheers! Megan Island Gem Tours
Written 9 January 2018
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Pleasant experience
We were a family husband wife n older daughter the guide Da and our lovely captain were 1st class We got picked up
Allie528
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Great Boat Ride!
The beach picnic was really lovely and peaceful and riding on the boat was a fun way to spend time at Koh Samui. Li
Ludwell
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Awesome day!
Exceptional day! Everything was beyond our expectations. Dai was a fantastic tour guide and chef. The snorkeling an
MrsBlackwells
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Perfect day trip!
I booked this tour as a surprise for my husbands birthday and we absolutely loved it! I emailed Megan who was lovel
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Boat trip to islands snorkeling & finished with private picnic on the beach
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Great tour filled with variety
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Fantastic Private Tour
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Private tour for two- very good experience
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Rachel L
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Wonderful day, fabulous food
This was a highlight of our stay on Koh Samui. Easy to arrange and pick up/drop off as promised. We were a party of
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A beautiful introduction to Koh Samui
This tour is unmatched for value. We were picked up at our hotel and taking to our boat. You should use the one on
Miroslav K
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Truly private, highly recommend
This private beach picnic was an amazing experience. Highly recommended if you are looking to get away from crowds
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Brilliant day
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A great way to spend a half day
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Beautiful anniversary celebration
We chose this tour to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary . We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the