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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-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, 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! 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 in a central, well connected area.

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From Reims: E-Bike Champagne Tasting Tour and Lunch

2. From Reims: E-Bike Champagne Tasting Tour and Lunch

Meet your expert and friendly guide in Reims and head towards Epernay, the Champagne Capital. Drive through the beautiful Avenue of Champagne full of prestigious Champagne Houses, stopping for the perfect picture. Taste a variety of different Champagnes in picturesque environments.  Earn your first glass of Champagne cycling your e-bike through the Unesco classified vineyards of Champagne. Learn all the details about the vineyards and the French Terroir. Discover the Birthplace of Champagne in Hautvillers and find out how Champagne was discovered.  Load your batteries and taste different Champagnes from a small family grower. Jump off your bike to savour a local meal at a restored Champagne House and match your authentic lunch with some Champagnes and local wines.

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Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour from Paris

3. Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour from Paris

Enjoy an exclusive day trip to the city of Reims, and discover where many French kings were crowned before the French Revolution. Transfer from Paris to the historic city in the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region of France. Upon arrival, take a guided walk around the city center, and then go to the unique Reims Cathedral. Learn about its place in French history as the traditional coronation place for the kings of France. Marvel at its fine French Gothic architecture, and here about some of the treasures contained within its walls. Next, transfer to the legendary vineyards of the Champagne Province to taste different types of sparkling wine. Then, sit down and take the opportunity to discover local gastronomy. Savor a three-course lunch including a starter, main, and dessert at a local restaurant. You will visit one of the most prestigious wine-growing companies in the region. Learn how Champagne is made, from the pruning of the grape vines, to the grape pressing, blending, and wine storage. See ancient cellars filled with glass containers and valuable contents gathering dust. Taste the wines!

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Chocolate and Champagne Tasting Experience

4. Chocolate and Champagne Tasting Experience

The roots of this Champagne House are in Passy-Grigny, a village in the heart of Marne Valley where a famous priest, Aime Caudron, had a visionary and promising idea. In 1929, he gathered the winemakers of the village to create what has become known as the Meunier grape. That tour gives you the chance to go behind the scenes and learn how Champagne is made. From the Passy-Grigny vine grower’s first press to the current modern vat house, it invites novices and experts alike into the unique and prestigious universe of Champagne. You will finish the experience with a tasting of 3 Champagnes paired with 3 Chocolates.

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From Reims: Veuve Clicquot and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

5. From Reims: Veuve Clicquot and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

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.

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From Paris: Prestige Champagne Tour and Tastings

6. From Paris: Prestige Champagne Tour and Tastings

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Paris, and then journey towards the Champagne wine lands to learn all about its wine-making culture. Visit one of the region's top producers, such as Dom Pérignon or Ruinart, and look inside the cellars to learn how the sparkling wine is made. Drive through the vineyards of Montagne de Reims, Cote des Blancs, and Vallée de la Marne between Reims, Ay and Epernay. Hear about the three different grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) of the region before lunch at a Michelin star restaurant in a magnificent château located inside a beautiful park. Visit the enchanting village of Hautvillers, and stop at the abbey where the Benedictine monk Dom Perignon worked as a cellar master more than 300 years ago. Be amazed by the tools used to craft exceptional wines and taste three authentic Champagnes typically unavailable in the rest of the world.

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Champagne: Winery Tour and Lunch

7. Champagne: Winery Tour and Lunch

Take a day tour of Champagne and sample some of the local libations with skilled small-scale winemakers. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel at your place in Reims or Epernay. Put the top down on the convertible if the weather is nice and take an unforgettable drive through the villages of Champagne. Meet local growers and winemakers and learn how Champagne is produced. Explore the wine cellar and taste the different varieties of Champagne: Brut, Rosé, Blanc de Blancs and Vintage. Dig into a delicious lunch in the vineyard or a local French restaurant. Drive across the scenic landscape of Champagne to another winery on the other side of the mountains. Learn about his methods and sample some Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Rosé, and Blanc de Noirs.

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Champagne: Honeymoon or Anniversary Celebration Private Tour

8. 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 learn how to taste Champagne and how to differentiate between different varieties. Finally, make your way back to the hotel, stopping at another romantic viewpoint on the way back.

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Reims: 3 Day "Aromas" Champagne Experience

9. Reims: 3 Day "Aromas" Champagne Experience

1st day - big wineries tour Pick up at the station in Reims or where you are staying in Reims or in Epernay Visit 2 big houses amongst Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Mumm, or Taittinger One cellar visit with 2 tastings and shopping Lunch with 3 courses and Champagne Visit 2 other big houses in Epernay, among Moet & Chandon, Mercier or Castelanne With one cellar visit, 2 tastings and shopping Finish at a special viewpoint to share a last glass of Champagne Dinner (not included in price) Night at a 4-star hotel in Reims city centre 2nd day - meet small winemakers French Breakfast Private cellar visit with a Champagne winemaker Private tasting of 4 different types of champagne Champagne French lunch 2nd private cellar visit with another Champagne winemaker 2nd Private tasting of 4 different types of champagne Visit magical and historical landscapes Dinner (not included) Night at the 4-star hotel in Reims city centre 3rd day - taste exceptional Champagnes French Breakfast at the hotel Meet the winemaker who is making one of the 10 best Chardonnay in the world Taste clear wines from the oak barrels to feel the difference between Chardonay and Pinot Noir Taste the exceptional Champagnes with their creator. Champagne French lunch Meet an oldschool retired winemaker who saved bottles during all his work life. Understand the "aromas" Taste old vintage champagnes - up to 25 years old

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Reims: 3 Day Champagne Expert Experience

10. Reims: 3 Day Champagne Expert Experience

1st day - big wineries tour Pick up at the station in Reims or where you are staying in Reims or in Epernay Visit 2 big houses amongst Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Mumm, or Taittinger One cellar visit with 2 tastings and shopping Lunch with 3 courses and Champagne Visit 2 other big houses in Epernay, among Moet & Chandon, Mercier or Castelanne With one cellar visit, 2 tastings and shopping Finish at a special viewpoint to share a last glass of Champagne Dinner (not included in price) Night at a 4-star hotel in Reims city centre 2nd day - meet small winemakers French Breakfast Private cellar visit with a Champagne winemaker Private tasting of 4 different types of champagne Champagne French lunch 2nd private cellar visit with another Champagne winemaker 2nd Private tasting of 4 different types of champagne Visit magical and historical landscapes Dinner (not included) Night at the 4-star hotel in Reims city centre 3rd day - become an expert French Breakfast at the hotel Create your own Champagne guided by a winemaker. Taste clear wines from the oak barrels to feel the difference between Chardonay and Pinot Noir Make the perfect blend to your taste with these clear wines. Then play with a sparkling blend to add the quantity of liquor you want Champagne French lunch Enter the private Dom Perignon cellars. Find answers to all your questions about this brand and the monk Dom Perignon Enjoy a private tasting in a Dom Pérignon tasting salon with 2 glasses commented by a sommelier Stop at the Abbaye in Hautvillers where Dom Perignon was living and created the first Champagne Drive back to the station with a lot of memories

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What people are saying about Reims

This was a great experience. Our guide, Simone was so kind and knowledgable. He picked us up right on time in the morning and drove us safely to the Champagne region. We started off at the house of Moet & Chandon. The M&C guide gave us a thorough explanation of how Champagne is produced. After that, went to some smaller champagne makers which were all delightful and got to taste a variety of different champagnes. and had a wonderful lunch at one of them. Anyone that loves champagne will enjoy this tour. The only recommendation I can make for people that are taking this tour in November like I did- dress very warmly! It got very cold and rainy on our day and it can be cold in the cellars too.

The Champagne day trip was fantastic. It was exceptionally informative, and lots of fun, with great, and very generous tastings and lunch. I didn't feel rushed - it was all well-timed and relaxed with plenty of time to enjoy the experience. The guide Jean-Baptiste was excellent - very knowledge, kind, thoughtful and he certainly made the day very special..

Simone was AMAZING!!!! We had high expectations for this tour and they were easily beaten. Our tour guide was so professional, so prompt, so detailed, so attentive, and so caring. We had the most amazing time. Way more than 8 tastings, great champagne tours at amazing wineries, an incredible lunch! A full day and worth every penny and then some!

We saw Moët & Chandon as our first stop, then 2 smaller champagne houses and had a delicious lunch! Jean-Baptiste was a kind, knowledgeable and amazing guide/driver! We had a lovely day, and really enjoyed the small group tour today, everything was perfect!

Jean, tour guide, was superb! Also, the vendors were excellent! Excellent service overall. It’s def worthy