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From Reims: Vranken Pommery and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: France Intense

From Reims: Vranken Pommery and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

Activity provider: France Intense

From US$ 249.69 per person

Take a guided tour of Reims Cathedral and enjoy a tour and Champagne tasting at Pommery. After a Champagne-tasting lunch at a boutique winery, you’ll have a tour and tasting at a family estate.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is only available from hotels in Reims or Reims Central Station. Please wait in your hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

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 famous Grande Maison de Champagne Vranken Pommery
  • Learn about how champagne is made before tasting Vranken Pommery champagne
  • Enjoy a Champagne tasting lunch
Full description
This full-day tour begins with a pick-up at 9:30 AM at the forecourt of the Reims-Centre train station (Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday). When you arrive in the Champagne region, you’ll start 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 Vranken Pommery Champagne Estate (visit and tasting fees included). Enjoy a tour of the grand estate, finishing with a tasting of Vranken Pommery 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 grapes. You will then stop at a Champagne family estate and discover a different side of 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 fantastic program with another tasting of 3 Champagne glasses (different ones). On return to Reims, your tour ends back at the train station at 5.30 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 Vranken Pommery 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
  • Extras
  • Other drinks
  • Other meals
  • Train tickets
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Not cheap, but worth every penny. The guide, Raphael, was a fantastic source of knowledge both of the history of Reims and the cathedral, the Champagne region and wine making (gaming and rock music, too!). His easy-going style made the day flow (as well as the champagne, with tasters at all 3 houses visited, including vintage). Lovely meal at the medium-sized champagne house, with knowledgeable host. Rounded off with a visit to a small, single family house, with another knowledgeable host, as well as attendance from the enthusiastic owner himself. As a champagne lover (budget permitting!) this was a real treat, made as much by Raphael and the passionate people we encountered, as well as the scintillating golden ambrosia itself.

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September 26, 2022

A great day out exploring some of the Reims City Centre as well as some wonderful champagne houses, including the well known and those more boutique/local paired with a delicious lunch. A wonderful experience and taste of Reims and the Champagne area. Highly recommend for anyone - solo travellers, couples or small groups.

July 17, 2022

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.

June 19, 2018

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