Beautiful Private Champagne Tour with 2 Grower Tastings

Beautiful Private Champagne Tour with 2 Grower Tastings

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Price
from 159€

Start from
Champagne

Duration
7~8 hours

Max People
8

Tour Type
Private Tour

Price
from 159€

Start from
Champagne

Duration
7~8 hours

Max People
 8

Tour Type
Private Tour

Beautiful Private Champagne Tour with 2 Grower Tastings

Champagne Tour Overview - 9:30am/5pm

Do you want to know more about champagne produced by familly owned estates, and visit Reims and Epernay? If you are staying in Paris, take a quick train for a day trip, and meet me at Reims Centre train station (instructions below).

This tour is planned around the visit of 2 grower champagne Houses, one in the Mountain of Reims, and another in the Valley of the Marne river. Besides that, you can visit the Cathedral of Reims, Dom Pérignon’s abbey and the Champagne Avenue in Epernay.

We start off from the beautiful city of Reims with a visit of the world-famous Cathedral of Reims Notre Dame, where dozens of Kings of France were crowned. We follow this up with a visit to a family owned champagne grower estate in the countryside to learn about their production and their generational history, followed by a tasting with 3 glasses of champagne.

Next, a lunch break at Épernay (with suggestions), where you can walk along the marvelous Avenue de ChampagneWe then drive to the vineyards to see the beautiful sights of the Marne River Valley, and a visit to Dom Perignon’s tomb at Hautvillers.

We finish with a visit of another grower champagne producer with a different style, where you’re going to taste 3 more glasses, then we go back to your drop off.

Certified Champagne Tour Guide and Sommelier student with 7 years of experience as a guide in Champagne, I’ll share with you my passion for History, Culture and Wines. Guaranteed fun!


CHAMPAGNE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit and Tasting of 2 different Grower Champagne producers
  • Be amazed by the 800 years old gothic Cathedral Notre-Dame of Reims
  • Sightseeing of the Champagne Avenue at Epernay
  • Enjoyable ride through the Champagne route and the medieval villages
  • City-Tour of Reims and its Champagne Houses like Mumm, Krug and Taittinger
  • Free time for lunch in restaurants suggested by your guide
  • Stop by the vineyards for explanations and pictures

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Included

  •  Pick-up at your hotel around Reims and Epernay
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  •  Bottled water
  •  Private transportation
  •  Visit and tasting to 2 Grower Champagne Producers

Excluded

 Train tickets from and to Paris
 Lunch (the guide will suggest restaurants)
  •  Gratuities

Champagne Tour Attractions

Cathedral Notre Dame of Reims

Visit of Notre-Dame of Reims with a Certified French National Monument Guide.

This catholic church from the 13th Century is a masterpiece of the Gothic architecture, with thousands of intricate sculptures and marvelous stained-glass windows.

On this site in 496, Clovis the first king of France was baptised by Saint-Remi the bishop of Reims, which led more than 30 Kings of France to be crowned at the same place.

Reims Cathedral Notre Dame

City-Tour of Reims

Sightseeing drive-by of the city of Reims, the largest city in Champagne, with its main squares, Roman ruins, medieval monuments and Champagne Houses.

We’ll see the widest Roman arch in the world, the Louis XV square, the covered market, the Surrender Museum where the Nazis signed and many prestigious Champagne Houses: Roëderer, Krug, Mümm, Veuve-Clicquot, Taittinger, Pommery…

The city was heavily bombed during WW1, which forced the city to rebuild in the 1920s, turning Reims into the Art Déco capital of France.

Roman Arch of Reims called Porte de Mars.

Visit to the first Small Champagne Producer

Cellar Tour and Tasting in a Grower Champagne.

There are thousands of small champagne producers in the small villages, some of which produce high quality wines for a good quality/price ratio. You will visit a selected one in the Mountain of Reims (Montagne de Reims), where the Pinot noir dominates, an you will look into their process, machines, cellar. We finish by tasting 3 glasses of their champagne at the end.

Tasting during CHampagne Tour

Champagne Route

Drive by the vineyards from Reims to Épernay, stopping for pictures and explanations. You will marvel at the beautiful sights of the Champagne countryside, where church bell towers in medieval villages contrast against a background of lush forests and vines.

Champagne villages

Hautvillers - the Cradle of Champagne wines

Hautvillers is a charming village atop the Valley of the Marne Valley, overlooking the river, Épernay and the spreading vineyards. We are going to stop for the magnificent view, and then visit the church where Dom Pérignon, the famous Steward of the local Monastery, lived and died. After seeing his tomb and talking about his legacy, we will drive through the village and hunt the dozens of medieval looking signs adorning the houses of this UNESCO site.

Bell tower of the Church of Hautvillers.

Champagne Avenue and Epernay

Let’s drive through the glamorous Champagne Avenue of Epernay, where famous Champagne Houses are lined one after the other: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, Pol Roger, Mercier, De Castellane and more.

Moet & Chandon visit

Visit to the second Small Champagne Producer

Cellar Tour and Tasting in a Grower Champagne.

The second Grower Champagne will be selected in the Vallée de la Marne area, where the Meunier grape varietal dominates. Another visit to the production and process, to finish with another flight of 3 champagne glasses. If you want, you can buy a local bottle to learn how to saber champagne!

Sabrage during Champagne Tour

Champagne Tour Details

Cancellation / Reimbursement Policy

Emails will be treated in Paris timezone. Reimbursement fees per booking:
Up to 7 days: full refund
Up to 48 hours: 80% refund
Less than 48 hours: no refund

Trains from Paris are easy to catch (tickets not included)

Trains from Paris to Reims run daily. They can be as cheap as 40€ roundtrip. The optimal times are 8:28 AM from PARIS EST station to REIMS CENTRE (arriving at 9:14 AM), and 5:15 PM the way back from the same station (arriving at 6:00 PM in Paris). Use Trainline to book in advance. Be sure to leave your hotel in Paris early, with enough time to find your train platform at PARIS EST.

Pick-up and drop-off

Pick-up and drop-off included in a hotel/Airbnb 30 minutes from Reims. If your hotel is outside that range, up to 1 hour, a fee of 100€ will be added.

Lunch

Lunch is not included. I'll suggest good restaurants that fit what you're looking for, and give you around 1 hour and a half for a lunch break.

Handicap

The van is big and can fit a wheelchair in the back. Step stools are available to help boarding the van.

Children and Minors

Up to 4 minors (up to 17 yo) are welcomed per booking, but quantities of baby or children car seats are limited. Please advise on what you need by contacting us, and we can discuss options.

What to wear

Champagne is hot in the Summer and cold, rainy and windy in the Winter. Please look up the weather forecasts. Cellar cave temperatures are always 50F/10C, so bring a coat during the Summer. Umbrellas and blankets are available if needed.

Languages

I speak English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, so I can use any of these to give explanations. But the tours at the Champagne Houses are generally in English. If you really want a Champagne House tour in another language, please contact me in advance to check the availability.

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