Private tour, Registered guide, Chauffeured tour, Entrance fees & tastings at Veuve Clicquot & Family Champagne estate. Available all year round.
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Pick up is at 9.00AM at your hotel in Reims or Epernay - or at the Reims train station.
Arriving in the region, you'll start your day with the scenic Route du Champagne. It winds among the vineyards and picturesque villages, offering one charming bucolic landscape after another. We'll go to the Valley of the Marne to see some of the most famous Grandes Maisons de Champagne in existence - such as: Bollinger, Gosset, Deutz, and more. En route, the countryside is resplendent with beautiful Grand and Premier Cru villages like Ay, Hautvillers, Bouzy, etc.
Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims.
Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. You'll be captivated by the unique stained glasses and the more than 2200 exceptional statues that are part of the structure, including the signature Smiling Angel. It is here that the first King of France, Clovis was baptized around year 498, giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: all but two Kings of France were coronated here!
Tour and Champagne tasting at Veuve Clicquot - a producer since 1772.
Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, the house played an important role in establishing champagne as a favored drink of Bourgeoisie and Nobility throughout Europe. After his sudden death in 1805, his widow (veuve in French) Barbe Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot became the first woman to operate a Champagne house, to obvious lasting and great success. She also revolutionized the techniques of the Champagne-making process, and was therefore named “La Grande Dame de la Champagne”.
Tour and Grand Cru tasting lunch at a local domain.*
*optional tour and Grand Cru tasting lunch at 93,00 € per person
The Foureur family is vine grower since the 16th century and producing Champagne under their own brand since 1875. They are located in the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay. They own 4 hectares of grand cru vineyard, especially reknown for their Pinot Noir. This allowed them to produce 20 000 bottles, mainly sold in France. Far from the commercial aspect of the Grandes Maisons you will discover here the ancestral methods for the making process of champagne and meet passionate people.
Discover another face of Champagne: tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate.
The House was created in 1875 in the little village of Damery located in the Marne’s Valley. Laure and David are proud to be today the Fifth generation of wine makers. They are focus on the respect of both traditions and ancestral working methods. Their champagne Plaisir d’Antan is for instance a good example of this philosophy: Made of a 100 percent Chardonnay, this Cuvée is aged in oak casks as it was before the creation of stainless steel vats giving a unique taste to the Champagne. They work as independant wine makers with 12 hectares of vineyards and produce 80 000 bottles.
Drop off is at 05:00 PM at your hotel located in Reims or Epernay area or at Reims train station.
This tour includes
- Transportation in a comfortable full option minivan
- English speaking driver guide for the day (8 hours per day)
- Tour and Champagne tastings at Veuve Clicquot and at a family Champagne estate (only in English)
- Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims.
This tour does not include
- Tour and Champagne tasting lunch at a local domain (optional 93,00€ per person)
- Other meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Extra hour (75,00 € per hour with a maximum of 2 hours per day)
- Train tickets (100,00 € per person from Paris)
- Expert guide gratuities.
Please note that the wineries and family estates may change according to their availability.