Pick-up is at 9:20AM 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.
Sightseeing of Reims, city of coronations.
Your day will start by sightseeing the vibrant City Centre, a place full of charm, layers of unique history and regional culinary delights.
Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Veuve Clicquot (Visit included with 4 glasses of Champagne).
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.
Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims.
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!
Lunch at leisure in Reims
Reims Mountain Grand Cru Vineyards.
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.
Champagne Tasting & Cellar Tours at a Champagne Grower's Family Domain.
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.
This tour includes
- Transportation in a comfortably appointed minivan
- A semi-private English-speaking Guide
- Tour of Reims Cathedral
- Entry tickets and tastings at Veuve Clicquot and at a family estate
This tour does not include
- Personal expenses
- Guide gratuity
- Reims being only 60 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train timetable and recommendations : to be advised shortly
- From Reims return to Paris : to be advised shortly
- Hotel pick up is available for an additional 15.00 € per person (and only for hotels located in Reims city center).