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Paris: Private Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

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Paris: Private Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

From US$ 1,406.52 per group up to 1

Take a private day tour to discover the Champagne region. Guided by a wine expert, have a tasting in a world-famous Champagne estate. Enjoy a food and Champagne pairing meal in a family-run winery, visit Dom Perignon’s grave and meet a local winemaker.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit three Champagne houses, including a world-famous house and two small traditional houses
  • Taste eight different Champagnes during the day
  • Enjoy a typical French lunch paired with Champagne at the house of the winemaker, or a local restaurant
  • Walk along the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, visit Hautvillers (Dom Perignon’s village) and enjoy a panoramic view over the vineyard
  • Spend an unforgettable moment during a masterclass in the heart of the vineyard (if the weather is good)
Full description
Your private day tour will start from your hotel, if located in Paris. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7:30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on your 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 an extremely prestigious estate (Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger etc. depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided tour with a tasting. Head back in your air-conditioned minivan, admire the landscapes, and stop in the heart the vineyard to enjoy a Masterclass led by your wine expert guide. Through this very unique experience and the tasting of a special cuvee, you will learn all the secrets of this famous bubbly drink. Next stop will be for lunch in a family-run Champagne house or at a local restaurant (depending on availability). You will have the chance to taste several glasses of Champagne and ratafias (another local wine), paired with local food. Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs and Champagne Rosé… what would you pair them with? After lunch, enjoy a digestive tour through the vineyard of the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. Learn the characteristics of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier and enjoy amazing views over the vineyard. Get ready to take some pictures. Then, your guide will drive you to Hautvillers, a typical French village, home of the legendary Dom Perignon. Last but not least, visit another family-run winery where you will learn the art of sabrage or disgorgement “à la volée” (a technique for opening a Champagne bottle), depending on availability. Taste several delicious Champagnes before heading back to Paris, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, if located in Paris.
Includes
  • Your private minivan and driver
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • Visit to 3 Champagne Houses, each of them followed by a tasting (8 champagnes tasted)
  • Champagne and food pairing lunch
  • Transportation from Paris (your hotel if centrally located or from a meeting point) in an air-conditioned comfortable minivan (8 passengers maximum)
  • English-speaking driver/ guide sharing knowledge and anecdotes
  • An authentic masterclass led by your wine expert guide (depending on weather conditions from April)
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements
  • In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible. There are lots of stairs to access the underground galleries
  • Caves and wine cellars are usually quite cold and damp (45 °F / 10 °C): do not forget to bring warm clothes with you
  • The visited wineries can be changed upon your wishes (please contact to arrange special visits; may change prices)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

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Great tour. Our tour guide Simone was the absolute best. I didn’t feel like the description matched the tour (was less than what we expected from the description). However, it was well worth it and above all, when you have a stellar guide it makes up for everything that felt amiss.. Will definitely love to tour with Simone again

September 6, 2021

Fantastic

We had a great time. This private tour was well worth the cost. Our tour guide, Madga, was amazing. She introduced us to the best croissants in Reims, entertained us with her fabulous stories, and showed us great views of Eparny. One point of attention - at the houses, we did a lot of standard tours, so we heard the same facts about champagne making 3 or 4 times by the end of the day - so it was a little redundant. That's really the only negative. Otherwise, this is a great way to see a big house and discover some unique, smaller houses.

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July 23, 2019

All right

The excellent guide, very knowledgeable, to my liking There were more champagne houses to visit (we met Moët Chandon and 2 more of the "little ones", and there are many, but in general, the tour is sooo nice, highly recommended ...

January 1, 2019

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