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I was in Germany on business and suddenly had a free weekend to go where I wanted. Where else to go but Champagne?
The problem was that I had not done any planning. And someone with a plan is fairly important so that you don't waste precious time on things that turn out.
Based on the excellent reviews on tripadvisor.com, I booked this tour and it was money well spent.
Amanda was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The 5 other members of the tour group were great to be around.
More importantly, I didn't have to worry about reservations, buying tickets, parking!, not being understood by the locals, etc.
I hope to use France Bubbles again when my wife and I return to France next year.
Loved every part of this tour, from the guides knowledge, to the beautiful villages and thorough champagne house tours. The van was very comfortable and the lunch spot our guide recommended was delicious! I would recommend this tour and company to anyone who asks!
Guide Laura was very knowledgeable and also full of funny stories. Group just the right size to meet and enjoy company. Great lunch and great to see the contrast between the large commercial outfits and the small family run houses. And the variety of champagne was wonderful too.
Thank you Marion for organizing our day and to our guide Raphael for the wonderful tour on Tuesday. I had a fantastic time and a truly memorable birthday. I'll definitely recommend your company to my friends and family.
As above a really good trip with a great guide
Laura was very friendly & informative, we had great fun with our group. Champange houses beautiful & very interesting, tastings were wonderful. Taitinger was our favourite, the guide there was extremely polished with his delivery. Although it was raining it didn't spoil the day or dampen our spirits.
Me and my 2 friends were picked up at Reims station where we also met our fellow tour guests, there were 7 of us in total 2 from Norway and another 2 from New Zealand.
Very nice mini bus collected us and our tour guide was brilliant throughout with excellent English we had a short vehicle tour of the major champagne houses with some interesting details.
On our day (Monday) we visited Mumm and its cellars and a tasting followed, (wear something warm as it can get chilly although blankets were available if needed)
Next we went to the cathedral and had a very interesting tour. Then it was off to the vineyards and we visited a cooperative press and producer of champagne where we tried 3 champagnes with a 3 course lunch. Each complemented the courses very well and we all made purchases of the wines we liked the most. Then it was off to an independent grower and producer and had a tour of their cellars and an explanation of the equipment used. here we tried a few more excellent Champagnes and Ratafia I purchased a couple of more bottles at a very good price. It was a shame we had no room for any more to carry otherwise I would have bought a case.
Then it was back to town and drop off.
The guide was very knowledgeable and myself and my friends all agreed we had an excellent time and learned a lot more about Reims and Champagne and it was a shame that it had to end!
Had a great day. Our guide Rafael was excellent and very informative and helpful!