Easy Small Group Champagne Tour and one Epic Pommery Tasting

Easy Small Group Champagne Tour and one Epic Pommery Tasting

Price
from 230€

Start from
Champagne

Duration
7~8 hours

Max People
8

Tour Type
Small Group

Price
from 230€

Start from
Champagne

Duration
7~8 hours

Max People
 8

Tour Type
Small Group

Easy Small Group Champagne Tour and one Epic Pommery Tasting

Champagne Tour Overview

Fun 8 hours Champagne Tour with an overall view of the Champagne wine region, centered around Reims and Épernay, with lovely villages in-between. Tasting at Pommery cellars, Reims Cathedral, Champagne Avenue, Dom Pérignon’s tomb and small champagne producer visit and tasting.

If you are staying in Paris, take a quick train for a day trip, and meet me at Reims Centre train station (instructions below).

Starting from Reims, first a city-tour of Reims, home of Veuve Clicquot, Mümm and Taittinger. Then we stop at the Cathedral of Reims Notre Dame, where many kings of France were crowned. Followed by the Cellar Tour and Tasting of 2 glasses of Champagne House Pommery, 6th largest House, inside 2000 years old roman mines.

Off to the vineyards to see the beautiful sights of the Marne River Valley, a visit to Dom Perignon’s tomb at Hautvillers. Lunch break at Épernay (with suggestions), where you can walk along the marvelous Avenue de Champagne.

Finish with a visit at a boutique champagne producer to learn about how Champagne is made, with a taste of 3 glasses of champagne.

Certified 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 Pommery’s wonderful cellars and taste their Champagne
  • Be amazed by the 800 years old gothic Cathedral Notre-Dame of Reims
  • City-Tour of Reims and its Champagne Houses like Mumm, Krug and Taittinger
  • Free time for lunch in restaurants suggested by your guide
  • Visit and tasting in a Boutique Winery
  • Stop by the vineyards for explanations and pictures
  • Enjoyable ride through the Champagne route and the medieval villages
  • Visit to Dom Pérignon’s church and Tomb at Hautvillers
  • Sightseeing of the Champagne Avenue and Epernay

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Included

  •  Pick-up at the station of Reims or your Hotel in Reims
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  •  Bottled water
  •  Private transportation
  •  Tickets to Pommery visit and tasting.
  •  Visit and tasting to a Boutique Champagne Producer

Excluded

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

Champagne Tour Attractions

Visit to Champagne Pommery

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Pommery at Reims. This famous Champagne House is the 6th largest overall, and sits atop the Saint Nicaise Hill, which is a UNESCO site because of the roman chalk pit mines that are now used to age champagne bottles.

This brand became one of the largest Houses by the visionary work of Jeanne Pommery, the widow of the founder. Using the exemple of Veuve Clicquot, she showed that women could be as good as any capitain of industry, and built the impressive domain you see today. Visit the two thousand years old cellars and marvel at the bottles surrounded by old and modern works of Art.

Pommery during a Champagne Tour

Notre-Dame of Reims Cathedral

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.

Champagne Route

Visit of the vineyards around Reims, 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

Visit to a Small Champagne Producer

Cellar Tour and Tasting at 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, looking into their process, machines, cellar and tasting part of their range at the end.

Champagne tours in cellars

Dom Pérignon's tomb at Hautvillers

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

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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