THE BEST OF CHAMPAGNE

2 Days / 1 Night

From: $900

Itinerary:

DAY 1: Arrival in Reims: Arrival on your own in Reims. Settle in your 4-star hotel in Reims where you will be accommodated for 2 nights. Overnight at your hotel. 

DAY 2: Full Day Tour Moët & Chandon: Breakfast at your hotel. This morning, meet your driver-guide in front of Reims train station (8 minute walking distance from your hotel) and departure for a full day tour of the underground cellars of the prestigious « Moët & Chandon » as a first introduction to the Champagne making process. Wander through the vineyards of La Montagne de Reims while your guide explains the particularities of the region, from the grape varieties to the vine growing and winemaking process. Drive through the beautiful Champagne Avenue in Epernay and explore the picturesque historical village of Hautvillers, cradle of Champagne, where the Monk Dom Pérignon spent 47 years of his life and is now buried. Have a walk through the alleys of the fascinating church where the first Champagne bubbles are known to have come to life and enjoy one of the most exquisite panoramic view on Champagne’s UNESCO-listed World Heritage vineyards. Be welcomed in a restored Champagne house and learn about the different aromas and flavors that can be found in Champagne through an olfactory workshop and a challenging blind tasting. Enjoy a traditional aperitif followed by a regional lunch with paired wines and Champagnes in a fun and familial atmosphere. Get introduced to local products like baguette, Reims’ ham, regional cheeses, pink biscuit, Ratafia… Continue your tour with the charming hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press, vat room and cellar of an authentic Champagne grower. Stroll down the cool cellar corridors and glance at the immense quantity of bottles slowly maturing. Enjoy several tastings of their best–seller “cuvees” and find the best values of Champagne. Back to Reims. Overnight at your hotel.

 DAY 3: Half Day Tour Champagne Taittinger: Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Today you will discover Reims during a pleasant morning tour through the renowned Taittinger Champagne House and to an authentic Champagne Grower. Meet with you driver-guide in front of Reims train station (8minute walking distance from your hotel) and begin your tour with the“Notre dame de Reims”, one of the first monument to be registered as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Absorb the historical atmosphere of the city, home of the coronation of more than 25 kings of France.. Make the most of your Champagne excursion by exploring the underground cellars of the prestigious Champagne House Taittinger and savoring a lovely morning glass. Make a stop at the Montagne de Reims and continue your tour by discovering a family run boutique winery where you will get all the details of the traditional “Champagne method” called “Méthode Champenoise”. Appreciate several tastings of their personal production and acquire further knowledge and expertise on the finest Sparkling wine. End of our services.

Package includes:

  • 1 Full Day Shared tour on day 2 & 1 Half Day Shared Tour on day 3 in executive minivan with qualified driver-guide (EN, FR) and visits and tasting according to the above program
  • 1 lunch at a restored Champagne House with Champagnes and regional  specialities on day 2
  • 2 nights B&B in 4-star Hotel de la Paix in Reims

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