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  • From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

    1. From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

    Tour starts at your hotel (if located in Paris) or at the central Paris meeting point. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7.30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on the way to Champagne, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of champagne! Once you arrive in Champagne, you'll start your day with a visit to a very prestigious Estate (Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier etc. depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided-tour with a tasting. Back in your air-conditioned minivan, admire the landscapes and stop in the heart of the vineyard to enjoy a masterclass led by your wine expert guide. He will teach you the basis of the wine professional tasting. Then you will practice by enjoying a special cuvee. Next stop is for lunch in a family...

    What a fantastic day, in spite of it being rainy, cloudy and overcast! Bastein provided us with a great narrative of the region during our time together and I was sorry to see our day come to an end. Our lunch with a French producer was just delightful…..food was delicious and our host shared her love of champagne and food with such a beautiful smile! So glad we added this trip to our Paris itinerary.

  • Epernay: Moored Hot-Air Balloon over the Vineyards

    2. Epernay: Moored Hot-Air Balloon over the Vineyards

    Go on an adventure in a tethered giant helium-filled balloon, tied near the bottom of the Avenue de Champagne and fly up to 150 meters from the ground.  Enjoy views over the town and the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage vineyards. Savor a glass of champagne while admiring the bird’s eyes view of this beautiful area.  Look down into the hidden gardens of the beautiful Belle Epoque mansions and take in this unique atmosphere.

  • Epernay: Alfred Gratien Champagne Cellar Tour with Tastings

    3. Epernay: Alfred Gratien Champagne Cellar Tour with Tastings

    Discover the secrets of Alfred Gratien champagne on a guided visit to the cellar in the town of Epernay. Learn more about the history of Alfred Gratien and the cellar which he founded in 1864. Discover how the current cellar master, Nicolas Jaegar, remains faithful to the process of producing "handmade" champagne. Learn about each of the steps involved in creating this famous champagne, from harvest to bottle. After your tour of the cellar, enjoy a tasting of 2 or 3 glasses of champagne, depending on the option selected.

    Our guide, a young intern from the Loire Valley working at the winery, was very knowledgeable and personable, providing detailed explanations of the history of the house and the production processes, and answering all our questions. After our tasting session the woman who managed the sales office helped us with our purchases, then suggested a local wine seller for additional champagnes and even gave us some suggestions for our next stop in the Burgundy region. The whole experience was easy and enjoyable - thanks!

  • From Epernay or Reims: Dom Perignon Private Half-Day Tour

    4. From Epernay or Reims: Dom Perignon Private Half-Day Tour

    Enjoy a private half-day visit to the Dom Perignon cellars to discover their famous champagne. After pickup at your accommodation in Reims or Epernay, drive to the village where Dom Perignon was first created. Continue to the cellars in Epernay where each bottle of Dom Perignon champagne is made and aged. Learn the history of Dom Perignon and the special techniques for producing this unique quality champagne. Taste 2 glasses of Dom Perignon in a private tasting salon, with a detailed explanation of each glass. Browse the shop and buy a bottle to take home, if you like, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

  • Epernay: Alfred Gratien Champagne Tasting with an Expert

    5. Epernay: Alfred Gratien Champagne Tasting with an Expert

    When in Champagne, drink Champagne. Head to a bar in the heart of Epernay and enjoy a unique experience with a local wine expert. Learn about the history of Alfred Gratien Champagne, which has been crafted by four generations of the Jaeger family since 1864. Listen to stories of how these cellar masters crafted this premium range of Champagne and the philosophies they stand by to this day. Choose either a two or three glass tasting session, then sample some of the brand’s most popular Champagnes. With your expert, learn how to pick out the flavors and notes that make Alfred Gratien Champagne so unique.

  • Reims Champagne Full-Day Tour from Paris

    6. Reims Champagne Full-Day Tour from Paris

    Taste the famous sparkling wines of the Champagne region and visit the sacred town of Reims, capital of Champagne-Ardenne, on this 11-hour tour from Paris. The Champagne region is famous throughout the world for its sparkling wine, and during the tour you will visit 2 legendary Champagne houses to tour the cellars. Begin with a morning orientation tour of Reims, a major city during Roman times, and at the heart of the French monarchy from the Middle Ages until the French Revolution. Get a guided tour of the Gothic Cathedral, a dedicated UNESCO World Heritage Site and the site of the coronations of almost all French kings. Next, visit the superb cellar of Mumm Champagne (or similar), famous for its Cordon Rouge Champagne. Sample some of the goods as you learn about the delicate Champagne making process. After lunch, tour the picturesque landscape of the Champagne-Ardennes vineyards bet...

    Maxine (TOUR GUIDE), Sarafin (DRIVER) were both very good. The reason we are giving a good rating is because the advertisement on GetYourGuide indicated that lunch was included (which it was not) and that the champagne tasting were limited to 1 glass per guest.

  • Champagne: Honeymoon or Anniversary Celebration Private Tour

    7. Champagne: Honeymoon or Anniversary Celebration Private Tour

    Celebrate your special day with a private tour of the Champagne region, either with your partner or in the company of your family and friends.  After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the spectacular Pommery Champagne estate for a private tour. With just your guide for company, enjoy a stroll through the cellars and learn more about the history of Champagne. After your tour, enjoy your first tasting in the house. Then, head to another Champagne estate, Veuve Clicquot, where you will enjoy another tasting and do a spot of souvenir shopping in the on-site store. After lunch at a traditional restaurant, stop at a panoramic viewpoint in the middle of the vineyards to admire the views and take a romantic photograph. Then, pay a visit to a local winemaker and discover his work on a tour of the cellar, followed by a tasting of 3 different Champagnes. During this tasting, you will lea...

    We hat a great day with Stephane, Met smart People and went to wonderful places. Thank you once again for all the interesting information and your kindness! Who ever want‘s to learn more about champagne and reims...; give stephane a call and he will arrange everything in a perfect way! Merci beaucoup Sonja+Roland A bientôt!

  • From Reims: 2-Day Romantic Trip to Champagne

    8. From Reims: 2-Day Romantic Trip to Champagne

    Take a romantic trip exploring the rolling hills, grapevines, and French fizz of Champagne. Visit the best champagne houses and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Epernay with a private guide. For 2 whole days, indulge yourself and your partner with lots of Champagne, fine dining, charming wine cellars, and interesting people. Also, sleep like royalty in a castle. Day 1: Start the trip with a pickup from your Reims or Epernay hotel, or Reims Station. First, be led by your guide to Pommery Champagne in Reims, a grand house of Champagne with castle-like premises. Go deep in their impressive cellars to discover aging bottles and try their namesake Champagne. Next up, be spoilt for choice at the Veuve Clicquot Champagne House. Taste their Champagne and have a look at the boutique stocked with branded products. Move on to a Michelin Star restaurant to enjoy a romantic lunch f...

  • Reims/Epernay: Guided Champagne-Making Experience

    9. Reims/Epernay: Guided Champagne-Making Experience

    This experience is dedicated to Champagne experts, both current and aspiring. Beginning from your accommodation in Reims or Epernay, you will discover unique Champagnes and partake in 3 special Champagne-creation workshops during a private tour. Visit the most beautiful sights of the UNESCO landscapes of Champagne whilst discovering all the specificities of Champagne production. Following your sightseeing, you will visit a small Champagne village where you will be greeted by a Champagne winemaker. They will show you all the methods of creating Champagne whilst explaining all the liberty spaces to create a unique flavor. Your first workshop will focus on learning how to turn the bottles and test your speed, before your second expert workshop teaches you how to blend and taste your own Champagne. This will see you create your Champagne from different samples of the last-harvest still wine...

  • Reims or Epernay: Guided Champagne-Making Experience

    10. Reims or Epernay: Guided Champagne-Making Experience

    Discover unique Champagnes and partake in 3 special Champagne-creation workshops during a private tour. Visit the most beautiful UNESCO sites of Champagne. This experience is dedicated to Champagne experts, both current and aspiring. Start the tour with a pickup from your Reims or Epernay hotel. Soak in the picture-postcard hills and glorious vineyard surroundings. After sightseeing, visit a small Champagne village to meet a Champagne winemaker. See the entire process of creating Champagne. Attend a workshop to learn how to turn the bottles and test your speed. At a second expert workshop, blend and taste your own Champagne. Create your Champagne from different samples of the last harvest's still wines and Champagne wines. Move on to the third class to focus on the dosage of Champagne. See the winemaker disgorge the bottle manually just for you, and add the liquor to the brut-zero dos...

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What people are saying about Epernay

Our guide, a young intern from the Loire Valley working at the winery, was very knowledgeable and personable, providing detailed explanations of the history of the house and the production processes, and answering all our questions. After our tasting session the woman who managed the sales office helped us with our purchases, then suggested a local wine seller for additional champagnes and even gave us some suggestions for our next stop in the Burgundy region. The whole experience was easy and enjoyable - thanks!

What a fantastic day, in spite of it being rainy, cloudy and overcast! Bastein provided us with a great narrative of the region during our time together and I was sorry to see our day come to an end. Our lunch with a French producer was just delightful…..food was delicious and our host shared her love of champagne and food with such a beautiful smile! So glad we added this trip to our Paris itinerary.

After spending 7 days in Paris and doing several tours this by far was my favorite. The tour was great and our tour guide was great, he really catered to our group. Would HIGHLY recommend this tour.

Our guide Christophe was AMAZING!!! We had an educational and exciting day of champagne, laughs and memorable adventures with new friends. This is the only way to visit Champagne!

Our guide Bastien was wonderful! The wineries and we went to were diverse and interesting. Overall a very successful tour.