1. France
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  3. Reims
  4. Reims Cathedral of Notre Dame

From Reims: Veuve Clicquot and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

Product ID: 85557
Spend a day touring the Grandes Maisons de Champagne. Take a guided tour of Reims Cathedral and enjoy a tour and Champagne tasting at Veuve Clicquot. After a Champagne-tasting lunch at a boutique winery, you’ll have a tour and tasting at a family estate.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive day tour with a Champagne-tasting lunch
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of Reims, the site of the coronation of French kings
  • Take a guided tour at the world-famous Grande Maison de Champagne Veuve Clicquot and taste the Champagne
Full description
This full-day tour begins with a pick-up at 9:00 AM at the forecourt of the Reims-Centre train station (Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday). When you arrive in the Champagne region, you’ll start off with a sightseeing tour of Reims. The city of coronations, Reims is also the city of Champagne, the most celebrated and festive of wines.

On the way, hear about Reims, the city where the Kings of France were crowned, and arrive at the Veuve Cliquot Champagne Estate (visit and tasting fees included). Enjoy a guided tour of the grand estate, finishing with an expert-led tasting of Veuve Cliquot Champagne.

Pay a visit to the magnificent Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral. Explore inside the UNESCO-listed wonder on a guided tour and admire the 13th-century cathedral, with its striking Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows.

After that, take a scenic drive through the vineyards of Montagne de Reims, passing through the Grand Cru villages of Verzenay and Mailly, as your guide explains the Champagne making process. Take a picture at the vineyards and hear about the importance of ‘terroir’ in cultivating the grapes.

You will then stop at a Champagne family estate and discover a different side to the prestigious Champagne industry. Savor a 3-course Champagne lunch where you are treated to delicious regional specialties, accompanied by a selection of 3 Champagnes and coffee/tea.

After lunch, enjoy a visit to the production site, and discover how Champagne is made. Finish this amazing program with another tasting of 3 Champagne glasses (different ones), one of which may be replaced by a glass of Ratafia (sweet liquor of Champagne brandy with grape juice). On return to Reims, your tour ends back at the train station at 5 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation for a maximum of 8 passengers in a comfortable minivan
  • English-speaking escort/guide
  • Tour of Reims Cathedral
  • Sightseeing of Reims Grandes Maisons de Champagne
  • Entrance fees and tastings at Veuve Clicquot and at a family estate
  • 3-course Champagne tasting lunch with 3 glasses of Champagne, water, and coffee/tea
  • Visit to a Champagne producer with a tasting of 3 additional glasses of Champagnes
  • Stop at Grand Cru vineyards
What’s Not Included
  • Extras
  • Other drinks
  • Other meals
  • Train tickets

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Reims train station forecourt at 9:00 AM

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Important information
Know before you go
• The guided tour of the Grandes Maisons de Champagne will be done in English only
• Your guide can lead the tour in a maximum of 2 languages per minivan
• The tour departs from the Reims central train station forecourt
• Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
• Operates in all weather conditions, underground cellars are always 50°F (10°C), please dress appropriately and bring some warm clothes for the cellar
• Please note that the visit of Veuve Clicquot is subject to availability and may be replaced with a visit to the Grande Maison de Champagne
• If you are not staying in Reims, you will have to book and pay for your own transport to reach the meeting point
• The tour is not wheelchair accessible
• The tour is stroller accessible
• Infant seats are available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Excellent and knowledgeable guide sharing a great variety of activitie

This was an excellent tour. Ann Marie was passionate and engaging responding to all of our individual needs as well as those of the group. The chosen vineyards were diverse and each had a unique story. This combined with the city tour and Cathedral tour of Reims was a great balance. Thank you.

19 June 2018

Multiple experiences!

We truly enjoyed the tour, it offers multiple experiences - city tour, Veuve Cliqout Visitors centre, visit to the countryside, family run champagne businesses, thought thru lunch and a ‘champagne obsessed’ guide!!!!

28 July 2019

Excellent intro to the champagne region!

Even more lovely champagnes than expected and knowledgeable guides, highly recommend!

22 September 2018

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Product ID: 85557