Pick-up is at 9:20 AM in the outside forecourt of the Reims Train Station, facing the park.
Your Guide will have the gray Mercedes minivan parked in front of the Tourist Office to the right as you exit the station.
Your day will start by sightseeing the vibrant City Centre, a place full of charm, layers of unique history and regional culinary delights.
House founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot that became famous thanks to Madam Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin. You will learn about this visionary young widow who built an empire, and became a legend in her time “la Grande Dame of the Champagne region". For a while, take a dip into the heart of this House, its heritage, its savoir-faire. And discover its unique chalk-cellars and the making-process of Champagne.
*If an unforeseen circumstance arises affecting the Veuve Clicquot, it may be replaced by one at the House of Mumm or Veuve Clicquot.
A Unesco World Heritage Site, the 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. You will be captivated by the enormity, the hypnotizing stained glass windows and the exceptionally rich statuary (there are over 2300 figures - and among them the famous Smiling Angel). Here King Clovis was baptized late in the Fifth Century AD, giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and started a lasting tradition: between 1027 and 1825 all but two Kings of France were coronated here!
Then we'll leave the city and drive through the Grand Cru vineyards on the Mountain of Reims, where the Scenic Route of Champagne winds its way between fields of barley, vinyards, forests and picturesque villages such as Verzy, Verzenay and Mailly. Realm of the Pinot Noir varietal, the Mountain of Reims is known for its special "terroir" that gives Champagne much of its power and character. We'll take a tranquil, picturesque pause in such a vineyard to take it all in with our own five senses.
In the heart of the Champagne’s Vineyards, you will be welcomed at a beautiful Champagne Grower's Family Estate. More that 4000 family winemakers contribute to the prestige of Champagne, keeping the Tradition alive from generation to generation with a common goal: the true expression of Champagne. The lovely afternoon will finish with another tasting of different Champagne wines. After heartfelt thank-yous and goodbyes we'll gently return you to the city of Reims.
Drop off is at 5:30 PM at the Reims Centre Train Station forecourt, or at your hotel.
|Duration of the tour||1 day|
|Language||We authorize a maximum of 2 different languages per minivan. In that case, your guide will lead the tour in 2 languages.|
|Minivan||The transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus. Maximum 8 passengers per minibus.|
|Children||Reduced price for children under 12 years old. Free of charge for infants under 3 years old.|
|Guide||This tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns.|
|Lunch||Traditional wine maker lunch and drinks are included in the tour. Lunches are hosted by winemakers to present you local specialties and good local wines. (Specific diets have to be mentioned 72h in advance).|
|Types of travel||Small group day tours|
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Customer ratings and reviews
Thank you Marion and Raphael
Thank you Marion for organizing our day and to our guide Raphael for the wonderful tour on Tuesday. I had a fantastic time and a truly memorable birthday. I'll definitely recommend your company to my friends and family.