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Private guided Christmas tour in the Loire Valley
Private tour

 
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SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TOUR 2017

Private tour.

Licensed guide.
Chauffeured tour.

2/4/6 people

3 days & 2 nights.


2 people
4 people
6 people

Price

per person

1570 €1120 €950 €





Our philosophy being to be serious without taking ourselves too seriously, our guides will not give you a lecture but will take you as a friend and in a relaxed way, reveal plenty of anecdotes about the Grandes Maisons de Champagne and will tell you about our daily life in this beautiful region.All our guides are licensed and bilingual. Each of them will give you detailed historical and architectural visits of the highlights of the Champagne region. He or she is qualified and entitled to take you through any indoor and outdoor site such as the Grandes Maisons de Champagne, the vineyards, the family estates, Reims Cathedral, etc.


Day 1: Arrival in Champagne

Arrival at Reims train station in the morning

You meet with your private expert national licensed English-speaking driver guide

Transportation in a full option comfortable Mercedes minivan


Guided tour of Reims and of its Christmas market.

Stroll through the streets of Reims: many sites, monuments and museums show the history of Reims, from the Gallo-Roman to the modern era, going through the Art Deco period.

Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, with more than 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel, its impressive stained glass windows, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. King Clovis was baptized there around 498, starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France were crowned here.

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Lunch at leisure according to your guide's recommendation



In the afternoon, tour and tasting at famous Champagne House Veuve Clicquot



House founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot and his widow Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin. For a while, take a dip into the heart of this House, its heritage, its savoir-faire. And discover the making-process of its cuvées.

Tour and Champagne tasting of the Brut Yellow Label cuvée.

Depending on the availability, Veuve Cliquot can be replaced by Mumm or Taittinger.


Around 17h30, drop off at your hotel.

Hotel**** in Reims de la Paix or similar - double Superior room with breakfast and taxes included.

Dinner at leisure



Day 2: Festive Champagne

9h30: Pick up at your hotel after breakfast

Your private English-speaking driver guide meets you at your hotel

Transportation in a full option comfortable Mercedes minivan


Sightseeing of the Route de Champagne

It meanders among the vineyards and picturesque villages, offering a charming bucolic landscape. We take you to the Côte des Blancs for a sightseeing of some of the most famous Grandes Maisons de Champagne such as: Bollinger, Gosset, Deutz, etc. En route the countryside is enamelled with beautiful Grand Cru villages like Ay, Hautvillers, Bouzy, Le Mesnil, Vernezay, etc.





Sightseeing of the Avenue of Champagne

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!


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Tour and tasting at Moet & Chandon (one tasting)


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.



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Private Christmas Champagne tasting lunch at a family estate, drinks included

The estate dates back to the French revolution and we have some photographs of the harvest in 1896. Pierre developed the family vineyard just after First World War, at the same time becoming a grape broker and Champagne wine merchant.

In 1929 Pierre set up his own pressing centre and started to make wine.

In 1947 with his 2 sons Jacques and Jean-Guy he created the brand Champagne Jacquinot et Fils. The family business was set up in the Epernay cellar. Jacques looked after sales and Jean-Guy developed the vineyard which today covers 17 ha and makes wines of the highest quality.

Jean-Manuel , Jean-Guy’s son, Oenologist in charge of production since 1998 is now running the Estate with the help of François Nicolet, Jacques’s son-in-law.



In the afternoon, discover a small producer for a tour and tasting


Established from 1912 in Damery, in the heart of the vineyard, close to Epernay, the Champagne House is one of the last familial Champagne Houses. In heritage of a winegrowers’ family, the House owns 36 hectares of vineyard located in prestigious villages, where are grown the 3 grape varieties of Champagne: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.


Around 17h30, drop off at your hotel

Dinner at leisure

Day 3: Champagne during Christmas time

10h30: Pick up at your hotel after breakfast and check out

Your private English-speaking driver guide meets you at your hotel

Transportation in a full option comfortable Mercedes minivan

Sightseeing of the vineyards

Guided tour of the village of Hauvillers

We take you to the Marne Valley 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.




Champagne tasting lunch at a Boutique Champagne Bar

Taste some of the most delicious specialties of the Champagne region tasting 3 Champagnes: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.

Located in Hautvillers, “craddle of the 12.jpgChampagne wines”, in the heart of Dom Pérignon’s village, in the street named after him, this restaurant is a convivial boutique wine shop where you will find a large selection of champagnes from small producers but also the most famous Grandes Maisons, as well as local specialties and souvenirs. To make your experience in Champagne region memorable, they can make you understand the subtilities of the different grape varieties, terroir, aging, dosage…

In winter, in their living rooms, discover the diversity of champagnes. Taste some of the most delicious specialties of the Champagne region tasting 4 Champagnes: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. You will enjoy the Canard’ise plate with duck specialties and the Champard’ise

plate with regional and typical products

(tapas of the most delicious specialties of the Champagne region).



In the afternoon, tasting of biscuit de Reims or chocolate in Reims

Discover the very traditional "Biscuits Roses de Reims", a genuine institution of the capital of Champagne. Colours, smell, flavors, here everything is tempting! Visit the biscuit factory, and the lovely boutique, and of course taste these delicious specialties as light as cotton...

Drop off at Reims train station

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This tour includes

Transportation in a private comfortable full option Mercedes minivan for 3 days, private English speaking driver guide (8h maximum per day), visits and activities as mentioned.

Wineries and family estates may change according to their availability upon reservation. Should a provider be unavailable we will offer alternatives of the same standard.



This tour doesn't include

Other lunches, other dinners, other meals, other visits, air and train tickets, extra hour is 75€ (with a maximum of 2h per day), personal expenses, extra, and gratuities.

 
Características
Duração do tour3 dias
Tipo de tourPrivate tour
VanO transporte desta excursão é operado em um microônibus com opções completas e confortáveis. Máximo 8 passageiros por van.
GuiaThis 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.
 
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