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From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

1. From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

Explore one of the great wine-producing areas of France on a small group tour of the Champagne region. Sample the sparkling produce of this world-renowned area, such as the Champagne Taittinger, one of the last Champagne houses to be owned by the original family.  With varietals consisting of 50% pinot noir, 15% pinot meunier, and 35% chardonnay, the Taittinger vineyard is an unsurpassed example of a Champagne style in which chardonnay plays such a significant role. The vineyards production is supplemented by the contractual acquisition of grapes from independent suppliers operating the finest vineyards in the Champagne region.  En route to Épernay, travel through the Marne Valley vineyards to meet the legendary monk Dom Pérignon who produced the most expensive wines of France in the 17th century and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Hautvillers Abbey. Visit Épernay, often referred to as the "Capital of Champagne Wine," where the main street appears like an exhibition of luxurious mansions housing illustrious Maisons de Champagne.  Discover some of the most prestigious names, including Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, and Pol Roger and learn about the 100 kilometers of tunnels beneath the street. Take a break to enjoy lunch in one of several options in the city center during 1 hour of free time.  Next, take a guided tour and enjoy a tasting at the world famous Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon. Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet, its history is linked to famous figures such as the Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon I. Moët & Chandon Champagne has been sold to many important historical events, including the coronation of King Edward VII, the Cannes Film Festival, and the 120th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

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From Paris: Small-Group Moët & Chandon Champagne Tour

2. From Paris: Small-Group Moët & Chandon Champagne Tour

The only place in the world that is able to grow and produce Champagne is located just outside Paris. On this full-day (11-hour) excursion you’ll also learn about the history of Champagne master Dom Perignon. Visit the quaint chapel and grave site of Dom Perignon, the father of Champagne and then meet with a local producer to learn about the growing process. Enjoy a fully guided tour at the House of Moët and Chandon, the world’s largest producers of Champagne, or Nicolas Feuillate Champagne if the House of Moet is not available that day. Take a walk through part of their 40 kilometers of cellars. Before heading back to Paris visit the beautiful Cathedral of Reims and have free time to explore inside where all of the French Kings were crowned. During the day you’ll have the opportunity to taste at least 4 different types of Champagne and even pick up some bottles for souvenirs if you’d like. They can accompany you back to Paris in the van.

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From Reims: Veuve Clicquot and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

3. 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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Reims: Champagne Cellar Tour, Tasting, and Views

4. Reims: Champagne Cellar Tour, Tasting, and Views

After a short presentation of the tour, you will be driven to the champagne area in a convertible car if the weather permits. You will enjoy views, discover the vineyards and landscapes of the area which are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. The vineyards are planted on the hillside of the mountain of Reims and you will have a stop at the special lighthouse which is in front of the Champagne valley and at the windmill in the middle of the vineyards. At each stop, you will learn through funny stories and discover why the place is unique. You will be taught about the Champagne too - the grape varieties, the growing of the plants, the harvest and the most important of all: the tasting. You will continue with a cellar visit at a small winemakers. He will explain how he produces the champagne and show you the press centre, the vinification tanks, the cellar and the riddling room.

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What people are saying about Reims

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Oliver was a great guide. He’s a good and interesting driver. The stop at the small champagne house was most interesting. His translation into English was fun. It was interesting that the tour had an independent and large champagne house. The cathedral at Reims was beautiful, there was enough time to explore. Thank you Oliver for a unforgettable tour.

This is a definite must do. Our small group booking was fantastic and our guide, Radames, was informative and entertaining. The whole day was brilliant, the scenery, the elegance of the champagne houses and the wine tunnels...amazing. Highly recommend.

Antoine was an amazing guide. Informative, friendly and 5 stars for navigating the Paris traffic. We ended the day feeling that we understood What makes Champagne - the region and the wine such a treasure.

It has been an incredible tour! if you come to reims you can't miss it at all, everything went according to the itinerary. Excellent!

It was AMAZING. Exceed my expectations by tons. if you are considering, DONT, JUST BOOK IT BEFORE get sold out.