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Ultimate Champagne experience

 

EXPERIENCE #4 – 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS STAY

Live an in-depth immersion in the beautiful Champagne region and uncover its treasures.

 

Highlights of the Trip

Discover the Champagne vineyards and learn their secrets from your guide

Visit your favorite Champagne Houses, as well as great boutique producers

Learn the history of the Champagne region : Reims, Epernay, and WWI sites

Included

N

Private transportation in Mercedes vehicle

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English-Speaking driver-guide, specialist of Champagne

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Cellar tours and tastings at famous Champagne Houses

N

Private visits and tastings at boutique Champagne producers

N

Visit of UNESCO sites (Reims Cathedral, Epernay, Hautvillers)

N

Accommodation in the hotel of your choice, including the best amenities

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Lunches and dinners can be included upon request, or be paid on site

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Additional tastings can be included to the itinerary

Transfers

We may arrange your transportation from/to Champagne :
> Pick-up from your accommodation in Paris
or
> Pick-up from Paris CDG / Orly Airport
or
> Pick-up from Reims Centre or Champagne-Ardenne train station
(45-minute train ride from Paris Gare de l’Est)

Detailed program of the day

DAY 1 – REIMS REGION

> Private full-day transportation in full option Mercedes vehicle with an English-speaking driver-guide.
Pick-up from Paris or Paris airport OR
Pick-up from Reims /or/ Champagne Ardenne train station

> Champagne Scenic Road and introduction about Champagne and the region
Enjoy a commented tour through the Champagne Scenic Road and discover the Premier Cru and Grand Cru villages that are part of the Montagne de Reims area. 

> Private visit and tasting at a top-range boutique Champagne Producer 
You are welcomed at the domain of a family owned Champagne House located in the heart of the vineyard, in the Montagne de Reims area. 

> Lunch at leisure ( to be included upon request, or to be paid on site)

> Cellar tour and tasting at Champagne Veuve Clicquot (or another famous Champagne House)
Discover the History of Madame Clicquot ‘The Great Lady of Champagne’, and visit the magnificent “Crayères” – the UNESCO-listed chalk cellars. After the tour, you will enjoy a commented tasting of two iconic Champagnes from the range.

> Visit Reims Cathedral and city center
Walk through the alleys of Reims Cathedral, an impressive and highly symbolic monument. From 1027 to 1825, this masterpiece of Gothic art hosted the coronation ceremonies of the French monarchs. It has been part of UNESCO World Heritage since 1991.  

> Drop off at your accommodation 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa 5* – Epernay

Beautiful rooms with an awe-inspiring view over Epernay and its valley, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a high-end brasserie, and a gorgeous spa overlooking the vineyards… Le Royal Champagne has been awarded best hotel in France in 2019!

Domaine Les Crayères 5* – Reims

Besides its 20 rooms, all tastefully furnished in the pure classical French style, Les Crayères offers an ideal location: a stone’s throw from  the most renowned Champagne Houses. The hotel also features a 2 Michelin star restaurant, and an excellent brasserie in its private park.

Hotel de la Paix 4* – Reims

Ideally located in Reims’ Art Déco city center, the 4* Hôtel de La Paix will charm you with its peaceful atmosphere, its comfort and the courtesy of its staff. You will be pleased by the hotel’s Champagne bar as well as its unlimited access to the pool and spa.

Many other hotels, châteaux and B&Bs are available, let us know more about your expectations and we will send our recommendations !

DAY 2 – EPERNAY AND HAUTVILLERS REGION 

> Private full-day transportation in full option Mercedes vehicle with an English-speaking driver-guide.
Pick-up from your accommodation in Reims or Epernay

> Commented walk in Hautvillers, the village of Dom Pérignon
The charming UNESCO-listed village of Hautvillers is your first stop. There, trace the origin of Champagne and visit the church where the famous monk Dom Pierre Pérignon is buried.

> Private visit and tasting at a Grand Cru producer in the Côtes des Blancs area, Blanc de Blanc tasting
Discover a top-range family producer from the prestigious Côte des Blancs area, in one of the Grand Cru villages of Champagne. After a tour of the cellar, your host will have you taste a wide range of exclusive Blanc de Blancs Champagnes. 

> Lunch at leisure ( to be included upon request, or to be paid on site)

> Avenue de Champagne
Discover the grandiose UNESCO listed Avenue De Champagne in Epernay, where prestigious Champagne Houses settled during the 19th century : Moet & Chandon, Laurent Perrier, Pol Roger …

> Private Cellar tour and Champagne tasting at Champagne Moet & Chandon
Enjoy a tour of the cellars and uncover the secrets behind the signature taste of Champagne’s most successful producer: Moet & Chandon. You will then enjoy a tasting of two iconic Moet & Chandon Champagnes, in the refined setting of the House.

> Drop off at your accommodation and 2nd night

DAY 3 – THIRD DAY OF CHAMPAGNE TOURING (OPTION 1)

Private full-day transportation in full option Mercedes vehicle with an English-speaking driver-guide.
Pick-up from your accommodation in Reims or Epernay

> Private visits, tastings and workshops at top-range boutique Champagne producers and Houses, to discover Champagne in-depth.
For your third day in the Champagne region, it is time for your to dive into the Champagne world, and to discover the philosophy behind each producers. 

Several tastings and workshops are available to make you discover your favorite wine from a new perspective : base wines tastings and blendings, harvest workshops, dosage masterclass, comparative tastings… No doubt you will come back home with good memories and a lot of tips to share with your friends !

DAY 3 – WWI TOUR  (OPTION 2)

Full day-tour to WWI Sites in the Champagne region and its surroundings.

Discover one of the darkest part of the region’s history : the Great War. After meeting your guide, one of the best expert of the WWI battles in France, board a Mercedes vehicule for a full day visiting remembrance WWI sites in the region. 

Many itineraries are possible, from sample ones to discover specific areas, or tailor-made ones to follow the trace of your ancestors. Your guide will be pleased to study your family history and and take you to the places that matter to you. 

Here are some sites that can be visited during a day tour from the Champagne region :

WWI Tour in Belleau Wood and Chateau-Thierry area: Belleau village and battlefields, Ainse-Marne cemetery, Hill 204 Memorial in Chateau-Thierry, Memorial Quentin Roosvelt.

WWI Tour in Verdun area: Town of Verdun, Fort Douaumont, the Ossuary Memorial, destroyed villages and tranchees, Verdun Memorial.

WWI Tour in Reims area: Reims city center and Cathedral, Fort de la Pompelle, and Blanc Mont Ridge, Rockefeller and Carnegie legacy in Reims, Navarrin Memorial.

WWI Tour in Meuse-Argonne area: Meuse Argonne battlefields, Hill of Vauquois, American Meuse-Argonne cemetary, Argonne forest, American memorial of Montfaucon.

 

Let us Make it happen for you!

Interested by the tour as described, or with some changes to meet your very best expectations ? Please let us know and we will get back to you about availability and pricing within one business day !

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