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Champagne Classics

EXPERIENCE #1 – PRIVATE DAY TOUR

 Discover the best of Champagne during a full day tour around Reims and Epernay region

Highlights of the day

Visit one of the largest Champagne cellars, where millions of bottles are aging

Discover the Champagne vineyards and learn their secrets from your guide

Meet locals and discover their best tips to taste and enjoy Champagne wines

Included

N

Private transportation in Mercedes vehicle

N

English-Speaking driver-guide, specialist of Champagne

N

Private cellar tour and tasting at a Famous Champagne House

N

Visit of UNESCO sites (Reims Cathedral or Hautvillers)

N

Private visit and tasting at the domaine of a boutique producer

L

Lunch can be included upon request, or be paid on site

L

Additional tasting can be included to the itinerary

Pick-up and drop-off

Day Tour from the Reims / Epernay area :
> Pick-up from your accommodation

Day tour from Paris :
> Pick-up from your accommodation in Paris
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

MORNING

> Private full-day transportation in full option Mercedes vehicle with an English-speaking driver-guide

Pick-up from your accommodation OR
Pick- up from Reims Centre /or/ Champagne Ardenne train station

> Discover the 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… Admire the mansions and magnificent villas owned by those iconic brands while your guide tells you more about the history of the men and women who created those Houses and built the grand reputation of “the richest avenue of the World”.

> Private cellar tour and vintage Champagne tasting at Champagne Moet & Chandon

Enjoy a private 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 comparative tasting of Moet & Chandon Champagnes, in the refined setting of a private salon of the House! An exceptional moment you will spend with a passionate sommelier…

NB : We may also take you to other Famous Champagne Houses, such as Veuve Clicquot, Dom Perignon, Taittinger, Mumm, Ruinart, Pommery, and much more…

 

LUNCH OPTIONS

  1. Locals’ Favorite : Enjoy regional specliaties and several types of growers’ Champagnes
  2. The French Lunch : 3-course menu in the refined setting of a cozy restaurant
  3. The Pairing Experience : Exclusive lunch at the domain of a Champagne producer including several courses paired with Champagnes cuvées

NB : You may also make your choice last minute during the tour, your guide will be pleased to give recommendations and make a reservation.

AFTERNOON

 

> Commented walk in Hautvillers, the village of Dom Pérignon

The charming UNESCO-listed village of Hautvillers is your next stop. There, trace the origin of Champagne and visit the church where the famous monk Dom Pierre Pérignon is buried. This monk – who gave his name to a famous brand long after his death – is also known as the inventor of the Champagne blending process.

> Drive on the Champagne Scenic Road

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. Admire Champagne’s hillside vineyards – recently listed on UNESCO World Heritage – and discover the most important treasure of the region: the grapes.

> Private visit at the Domain of an Independent Producer

You are welcomed at the domain of a family owned Champagne House located in the heart of the vineyard. There, discover the whole process of Champagne making, from grapes to bottles. Tasting the different cuvées of the House is the opportunity for you to stimulate your senses and to grasp Champagne’s diversity.

> End of your Experience and Drop off

Drop off at your accommodation or at Reims or Champagne Ardenne train station.

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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