1 Lunch & Champagne tastings.
Registered guide, entrance fees for 2 days.
2 nights in Hotel***** in Reims.
Available from March 1st to December 23rd 2020.
Every day, let you be guided on the picturesque Route du Champagne among vineyards and grand crus villages, have a tour and tasting at Grande Maison and at a family estate, delight with a Champagne tasting lunch.
Our philosophy being to be serious without taking ourselves too seriously, our guides will not give you a lecture but will take you as a friend and in a relaxed way, reveal plenty of anecdotes about the Grandes Maisons de Champagne and will tell you about our daily life in this beautiful region.
All our guides are licensed and bilingual. Each of them will give you detailed historical and architectural visits of the highlights of the Champagne region. He or she is qualified and entitled to take you through any indoor and outdoor site such as the Grandes Maisons de Champagne, the vineyards, the family estates, Reims Cathedral, etc.
Bubbles day tour: available everyday
Pick up: 09:30 AM at Reims Train Station forecourt or 09:15 AM at your hotel****
Tour and Champagne tasting at Taittinger* (Visit included: L’Instant Premier with one glass of Champagne)
Taittinger is one of the last Grandes Maisons de Champagne to be independant and owned by the grandson of the founder, Pierre Taittinger. Taittinger's style is characterised by a high proportion of Chardonnay, synonymous with finesse and elegance in the Champagne region.
Taittinger vineyards cover 288 hectares which include some of the appellation's finest. This Grande Maison's treasure is not only the millions of bottles in the cellars but the remains from the old benedictine abbay of St Nicaise dating back to the 13th century and the old chalk quarries dating from the 4th century listed as a Unesco world heritage site. The tour is followed by a tasting of one glass of Brut Réserve.
And there is the possibility for you to try other kinds of Champagnes. You just have to pay for the extra tastings directly on our website or at the end of the tour.
Sightseeing of the city of Reims: Grandes Maisons de Champagne, Cathedral...
We will drive through the streets of Reims to show you the other famous champagne houses and discover its monuments: la place Royale, the city hall, place du Forum and above all the Cathedral. Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. It is here that King Clovis was baptized around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France would be crowned here!
On the way to Epernay, we take you to the Marne Valley on a journey through the vineyard to meet with a prestigious figure of the area: Dom Pérignon who finalized the process to elaborate Champagne. He highly contributed to the fame of Champagne and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers.
Lunch at your leisure in Epernay
Or optional Champagne tasting and lunch, including 1 glass of Dom Pérignon ! (+70 €)
We will introduce you to local specialities which will be assorted which will be assorted with different sorts of Champagne !
You will taste 3 glasses, as follows
- 1 glass of the world famous Dom Pérignon
- 1 glass of Blanc de Blancs or 1 glass of Blanc de Noirs
- 1 glass of Riceys rosé wine, a product of exception as it is produced in very small quantity or 1 glass of Champagne rosé or Meunier
While you will be tasting these Champagnes, you will enjoy some regional products such as Reims' ham and Chaource (cheese), but also some foie gras and smoked salmon. With this lunch, taste the French terroir and appreciate the legendary Dom Pérignon Champagne !
Sightseeing of Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
Located in the heart of town, Epernay is internationally known as the "Capital of Champagne". Epernay’s stunning main street appears like an exhibition of opulent mansions housing the most illustrious Maisons de Champagne: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Mercier, etc. Not to mention the 110km of tunnels under the pavement!
Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon* (Visit included: Imperial tour with 2 glasses of Champagne)
Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet it becomes within 40 year the first international brand in the world. Its history is linked to some famous figures such as The Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon 1st and many historical events among which King Edwards VII’s coronation, Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc… You are going to visit the largest cellar in champagne.The house will reveal to you all its secrets. The Tour ends with a glass of Moet Impérial.
Drop-off: 05:30 PM at your hotel****, dinner at leisure or 05:20 PM at Reims Train Station forecourt
*Subject to availability: Taittinger could be replaced by Mumm or Pommery. Moet & Chandon could be replaced by Mercier, Feuillatte or De Castellane.
English being the most common language for our customers, the tours in the Grandes Maisons de Champagne will be in English.
Reims Scenic: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Sightseeing of the Grandes Maisons de Champagne in Reims, guided tour of Reims Cathedral, tour and Champagne tasting at Veuve Clicquot, Champagne tasting lunch, tour and Champagne tasting at family estate in the Montagne de Reims vineyard.
Pick up: 09:00AM at Reims Train Station forecourt or 08:50 AM at your hotel*****
You start your day with a sightseeing of Reims.
City of coronation, Reims is also the city of Champagne, definitely the most celebrated and festive of wines! You will enjoy the sight of the Reims Grandes Maisons de Champagne: Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger, Pommery, etc., many names that will make you think of a great party or a romantic dinner with a glass of champagne… And you are going to have more than one!
Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Veuve Clicquot.
House founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot and his widow Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin. For a while, take a dip into the heart of this House, its heritage, its savoir-faire. And discover the making-process of its cuvées.
Tour and Champagne tasting of the Brut Yellow Label cuvée.
Please be informed according to availability, Veuve Clicquot could be replaced by Champagne G.H. Mumm or Pommery.
Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims.
Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. Let you be captivated by the unique stained glasses and the exceptionally rich statuary – over 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel. It is here that King Clovis was baptized around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France would be crowned here!
Lunch & Champagne tasting.
Lunch and Champagne tasting at either a cellar or a Champagne bar. We will introduce you to local specialties which will be assorted with three sorts of Champagne (Blanc de blancs, Blanc de noirs and Rosé) of the main terroirs of the Champagne region like: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blanc).
Lunch at local winery may change according to their availability, it could be replaced by a local restaurant
The Montagne de Reims’ Vineyards.
After lunch, we take you to the Montagne de Reims vineyards. Here, the scenic Route du Champagne winds its way between plains, vineyards, forests and remarkable Grand Cru villages such as Verzy, Verzenay and Bouzy. Realm of Pinot Noir, 9 of the 17 grand cru villages in the whole of Champagne region lay on and around the Montagne de Reims. Here, the special “terroir” gives Champagne much of its character. Let’s stop in the vineyard to discover it together!
Tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate near Reims, dedicated to the true expression of Champagne.
Drop-off: 05:10 PM at your hotel*****, dinner at leisure or 05:00 PM at Reims Train Station forecourt
YOUR HOTEL NEAR REIMS FOR 2 NIGHTS
Check in at your hotel***** - double occupancy
In the heart of the Champagne region, only a short step from the centre of the Coronation City of Reims, the “Assiette Champenoise” welcomes you in a unique setting that combines all the timeless charm of a fine old mansion with the contemporary design of an exceptional hotel and restaurant.
Hotel may change according to their availability. Should a provider be unavailable we will offer alternatives of the same standard.
Champagne Day tours from Paris
Reims being only 60 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train time stable recommendation.
From Paris to Reims : to be advised shortly
09.00 AM meeting point, in front of the main entrance of the train station of Reims.
Your guide will be parked in front of the Tourist Office of the train station (Mercedes grey minivan).
From Reims return to Paris : to be advised shortly
This tour includes
2 nights at Hotel l'Assiette Champenoise***** in Reims on double occupancy ang with breakfasts, transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, semi-private English speaking escort guide, tour of Reims Cathedral, sightseeing of Reims Grandes Maisons de Champagne, entrance fees and tastings at Veuve Clicquot and at a family estate, 1 Champagne tasting lunch with drinks included, entrance fees and tastings at Moët & Chandon and at Taittinger, Avenue des Champagne tour, Dom Perignon with Hautvillers stop.
8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
Wineries and family estates may change according to their availability.
This tour does not include
Personal expenses, extras, gratuities. Single supplement.