All inclusive Day tour.
Champagne tasting lunch.
Registered guide, entrance fees & tastings.
Moët & Chandon & Family Champagne estate.
Available from March 1st to December 23rd.
MARNE’S VALLEY / EPERNAY / HAUTVILLERS
Pick up: 09.00 am Reims Train Station forecourt (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday).
For train recommendation and extra informations, please refer to the bottom page.
Vineyards of the Marne’s Valley and 1er Cru Villages, Dom Perignon’s tomb in Hautvillers. Tour and Champagne tasting at a Grande Maison de Champagne in Epernay, Discovery of the Avenue de Champagne, Champagne tasting lunch at a boutique winery, tour and Champagne tasting at a family wine maker.
Arriving in the Champagne region, you start your day with the Scenic Route du Champagne of the Marne area.
It meanders among the vineyards and picturesque villages such as Cumières and Damery, offering a charming bucolic landscape. We will give you all the keys to understand the idea of « terroir » and explain all the works in the fields. Making good Champagne starts always with good grapes ! You will, of course, discover the village of Hautvillers to meet with a prestigious figure: Dom Pérignon. He is the one who finalized the process to elaborate Champagne. He highly contributed to the fame of Champagne and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers.
Sigthseeing of the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay.
Located in the heart of town, Epernay is internationally known as the "Capital of Champagne". Epernay’s stunning main street appears like an exhibition of opulent mansions housing the most illustrious Maisons de Champagne: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Mercier, etc. Not to mention the 100km of tunnels under the pavement!
Guided tour and tasting at Moët & Chandon Grande Maison in Epernay.
Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet it becomes within 40 year the first international brand in the world. Its history is linked to some famous figures such as The Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon 1st. This Champagne is also sold to many important historical events among which King Edwards VII’s coronation, Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc…It is probably nowadays the most famous Champagne brand around the world.
According to the availability, Moët and Chandon could be replaced by Mercier or De Castellane.
Champagne tasting Lunch.
We will introduce you to local specialties which will be assorted with different sorts of Champagne ( blanc de blancs, blancs de noir, rosé) at a boutique winery.
The Marne Valley
In the afternoon, you will enjoy the discovery of another face of Champagne: tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate. Among the Grandes Maisons de Champagne, more than 4 000 family wine makers contribute to the prestige of Champagne and maintain the Tradition on from generation to generation.
Guided tour of Hautvillers.
We take you on a journey through the vineyard to meet with another prestigious figure: Dom Pérignon who finalized the process to elaborate Champagne. He highly contributed to the fame of Champagne and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers.
Return: 05:00PM Reims Train Station forecourt.
Please note: for people staying in Epernay, there is a train that leaves Reims train station at 05:35PM and arrives in Epernay at 06:10PM. Other trains available.
This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, semi-private English speaking escort guide, entrance fees and tastings at Moët & Chandon and at a family Champagne estate, Avenue des Champagne tour, Dom Perignon with Hautvillers stop, Champagne tasting lunch with drinks included.
8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
Wineries and family estates may change according to their availability.
This tour doesn't include
Personal expenses, extra, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the immediate surroundings of Reims).