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Epernay: Afternoon Champagne Tour from Reims

1. Epernay: Afternoon Champagne Tour from Reims

Engage your senses with Champagne tastings at family-run, boutique wineries on this tour from Reims. Venture into cellars and uncover the secrets to producing Champagne. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned van and visit the charming village of Hautvillers.  Meet your guide at your hotel in Reims and hop aboard a spacious van. Relax on the drive through the countryside on your way to the most famous vineyards of the Champagne region. Drive through' Avenue du Champagne,' to view esteemed Champagne houses.  Let the historical village of Hautvillers and its captivating church take you back in time and as you admire the breathtaking views of Champagne’s UNESCO-listed vineyards.  Ride thorugh vineyards of the elegant Montagne de Reims while your guide points out the region's highlights. Visit the exclusive cellars of a family-operated winery, tour the traditional press, and see the vat roo. Listen as your host details the traditional Champagne-making method called the "Méthode Champenois". Appreciate several tastings and acquire further knowledge and expertise on sparkling wine. Finish your afternoon with a last stop at another Champagne tasting place were you will be able taste and compare various cuvée-wines. Return to your accommodation in Reims at the conclusion of your tour. 

Reims: Veuve Clicquot & Family Winery Group Full-Day Tour

2. Reims: Veuve Clicquot & Family Winery Group Full-Day Tour

Meet your personal guide, hop into the minivan, and start the day with a sightseeing of Reims "city of coronations". Drive by “Notre dame de Reims”, one of the first monuments 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, and later tragic heart of the two world wars. During your drive, pass by famous Champagne Houses such as Pommery and Taittinger.  Enjoy a full tour of the prestigious Champagne House “Veuve Clicquot” as an introduction to the Champagne-making process. Enter the UNESCO chalk cellars that are amazingly deep and long. Savor a nice morning glass of Champagne and prepare your palate for 10 Champagne wines tasted during the day. Drive through the Champagne vineyards and have a stop among the vines to enjoy explanations about the vine-growing process and also a wonderful scenic view of the Champagne region. Be welcomed in a restored Champagne house and take one more step toward the sparkling beverage world.  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, Pâté en croûte, regional cheeses, pink biscuit, Ratafia and more. Appreciate 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. Your Champagne journey ends as your guide drives you back to the city of Reims to conclude your Champagne tour.

From Paris: Small-Group Champagne Tour with 3-Course Lunch

3. From Paris: Small-Group Champagne Tour with 3-Course Lunch

Explore the Champagne region on a guided day tour from Paris. Visit the cellars of reputable champagne producers, learn about the history of the region, taste local wines, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Start with a pickup from your hotel and head for the heart of the champagne region, Épernay. Take a guided tour of Moet & Chandon or other famous champagne houses such as Tattinger, Nicolas Feulliatte, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier, etc. Learn about the history of its namesake and sip on fine vintage champagne. Stroll along the Avenue de Champagne towards your minivan while the guide tells you about a few other well-known houses around you and the champagne cellars below you. Visit a local winery and meet the people behind the production of this great drink. Taste their elegant and exclusive product and hear about the history of their champagne estate. Stop in the village where the monk who invented champagne lived. Discover local gastronomy and savor a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant. After a few fun games, trying all types of wines, and eating delicious food, your guide will also give you something nice to remember your visit to the champagne region and drop you off at your hotel.

Reims: Full-Day Moët’s Vineyard & Family Winery Group Tour

4. Reims: Full-Day Moët’s Vineyard & Family Winery Group Tour

Visit a world-famous Champagne house and Epernay region on this guided day trip from Reims. Uncover the secrets to producing world-class champagne as you visit vineyards and a cellar. Sit down to a lunch with regional specialties, champagne, and wines.  Meet your guide and hop aboard a comfortable minivan in Reims and enjoy views of the countryside on the drive to Moët & Chandon for an introduction to the Champagne making process.  Enjoy a morning glass of champagne and 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 hop off the minivan to explore the picturesque village of Hautvillers, where the Monk Dom Perignon lived for 47 years. Walk through the alleys of the church where the first champagnes were made. Feast your eyes on exquisite panoramic views of the Champagne vineyards. Take some time to appreciate the outstanding vistas of the Champagne region’s UNESCO-listed World Heritage hillside vines. Continue through the Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards of Ay and Mareuil/Ay. Explore a restored Champagne house and take a rest with aa traditional aperitif a local lunch, paired wines and champagnes in a fun and familial atmosphere. Try local products like baguettes, Reims’s ham, regional cheeses, and pink biscuit ratafia (sweet liquor). Then, get an introduction to the Champagne making process, economy and sparkling history.  Get a behind the scenes view 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.  Delight your senses with several tastings of their bestseller, cuvees. Find bottles of Champagne for the best value. Your effervescent tour will end with your guide driving you back to Reims to conclude your full-day tour.

Epernay: Moored Hot-Air Balloon over the Vineyards

5. Epernay: Moored Hot-Air Balloon over the Vineyards

Go on an adventure in a tethered giant helium-filled balloon, tied near the bottom of the Avenue de Champagne and fly up to 150 meters from the ground.  Enjoy views over the town and the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage vineyards. Savor a glass of champagne while admiring the bird’s eyes view of this beautiful area.  Look down into the hidden gardens of the beautiful Belle Epoque mansions and take in this unique atmosphere.

Reims: Cathedral of Notre Dame Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

6. Reims: Cathedral of Notre Dame Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Journey back in time on a 1.5-hour guided tour of the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims and discover a majestic monument of French Gothic art and architecture where many of the kings of France were crowned. Along with the cathedrals of Chartres and Amiens, the Notre-Dame de Reims is a member of the illustrious triad of "High Gothic" or "Classical" French cathedrals built in the 13th century. Admire its masterpiece façade from the Middle Ages and then go inside to discover the many secrets of the church. Built on the site of an older church that was destroyed by fire in 1211, the Notre-Dame de Reims boasts an illustrious history and a magnificent interior of fine tapestries and interesting stained glass windows from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Get vital information about the cathedral in English from your knowledgeable guide. 

Reims/Epernay: Private Tour of the 4 Big Champagne Houses

7. Reims/Epernay: Private Tour of the 4 Big Champagne Houses

Try champagnes at four large champagne houses, enjoy a three-course champagne lunch, and drive through charming UNESCO-classified landscapes in this winery tour. Be picked up from your accommodation in Reims or Epernay and swept off to Veuve Clicquot for a tasting and the chance to do some shopping. Next, visit Pommery and stroll through the underground cellars, taste more champagne, and have the chance to peruse the shop. Then, dine on a three-course meal paired with more champagne before being driven through idyllic UNESCO-classified landscapes that surround the region. Later, see Moet & Chandon, and Mercier to taste some more fantastic champagne and do some more shopping. 

Reims: 1.5-Hour Evening Sightseeing Tour in French

8. Reims: 1.5-Hour Evening Sightseeing Tour in French

Get an insider’s view of Reims’ most vibrant downtown neighborhoods on a nighttime small-group walking tour of the city's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Art Déco buildings, and gallo-roman sites. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your French-speaking guide at the Tourist Office in the city center. Take in views of the twinkling city lights as you set off on your way. Learn about Reims' fascinating history from your expert guide as you walk through the the city's streets, marvelling at the architecture and vibrant nightlife around you.

From Brussels: Day Trip to Luxembourg City

9. From Brussels: Day Trip to Luxembourg City

Depart Brussels in the morning and travel by bus to Luxembourg City. Pass the beautiful city of Namur at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers, and marvel at the lovely landscape of the Ardennes forest along the way. See the memorial obelisk dedicated to the World War II soldiers and the resistance on Place de la Constitution on arrival, where your guide will explain the history of the city. Move on to Place d'Armes, founded by the Spanish in 1671, and soak up the lively ambiance of its typical restaurants and cafés. Venture down a famous passage to reach Luxembourg City Hall on Place Guillaume II, and then continue to the 17th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral in the heart of the Ville Haute. Get 3 hours of free time to shop, eat and explore at your own pace before the bus trip back to Brussels.

Champagne: Winery Tour and Lunch

10. Champagne: Winery Tour and Lunch

Take a day tour of Champagne and sample some of the local libations with skilled small-scale winemakers. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel at your place in Reims or Epernay. Put the top down on the convertible if the weather is nice and take an unforgettable drive through the villages of Champagne. Meet local growers and winemakers and learn how Champagne is produced. Explore the wine cellar and taste the different varieties of Champagne: Brut, Rosé, Blanc de Blancs and Vintage. Dig into a delicious lunch in the vineyard or a local French restaurant. Drive across the scenic landscape of Champagne to another winery on the other side of the mountains. Learn about his methods and sample some Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Rosé, and Blanc de Noirs.

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4.7 / 5

based on 63 reviews

Lovely day! Guided tour of Moet Chandon with a tasting. Then we had lunch and a tasting class at the office which was beautiful. After lunch we visited a family champagne house and saw some lovely vineyards. Best day of our trip yet!

Great tour, guide very knowledgable, relatable and easy to get on with. Covered a lot in the day, we learnt a lot, met some lovely people and had a great time :)

Excellent tour! Great driver, comfortable van. Visited 3 places with the third one being much smaller and more intimate feeling.

Victor was a great guide. He taught us a lot about the champagne regions and champagne houses.

It was fantastic experiance, very interesting tour.