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Champagne: Grandes Maisons and Grand Cru Tastings and Tour

Activity provider: France Intense

Champagne: Grandes Maisons and Grand Cru Tastings and Tour

Activity provider: France Intense

From US$ 294.58 per person

Taste the prestige wines of the Champagne region of France. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the historic town of Reims, Dom Perignon's abbey in Hautvillers, and Avenue de Champagne in Épernay.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup is only available from hotels in Reims or Reims Central Station. Please wait in your hotel lobby 5 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
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Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a tour of Reims and the Champagne region
  • Taste the world-famous Pommery Champagne
  • See the village of Hautvillers, the resting place of Dom Pérignon
  • Explore the Avenue de Champagne in Épernay
  • Taste Grand Cru Champagne at authentic family domains
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Explore one of the great wine-producing areas of France on a small group tour of the Champagne region. Sample the sparkling produce of this world-renowned area, such as the Champagne Vranken Pommery. The vineyard's production is supplemented by the contractual acquisition of grapes from independent suppliers operating the finest vineyards in the Champagne region.  En route to Épernay, travel through the Marne Valley vineyards to meet the legendary monk Dom Pérignon who produced the most expensive wines of France in the 17th century and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Hautvillers Abbey.

Visit Épernay, often referred to as the Capital of Champagne Wine, where the main street appears like an exhibition of luxurious mansions housing illustrious Maisons de Champagne.  Discover some of the most prestigious names, including Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, and Pol Roger, and learn about the 100 kilometers of tunnels beneath the street. Take a break to enjoy lunch in one of several options in the city center during 1 hour of free time.  Next, take a guided tour and enjoy tasting 1st and Grand Crus Champagne at two local authentic family domains.

  • Transportation by comfortable minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Champagne tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at Reims
  • Extras not mentioned in "what's included"
  • Other drinks
  • Meals
  • Train tickets

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  • The guided tour of the Grandes Maisons de Champagne will be done in English only
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Awesome tour!! Usually we do things ourselves without a tour guide, but we only had one day and there’s no way we would be able to do so much in such a short time. We don’t regret a bit! The day was fun and our guide was super knowledgeable and entertaining!

November 26, 2022

A really special day, you have an opportunity to be so close to something you like and admire and rewarding. The region of Epernay is very beautiful, Reims stands out for important historical data that happened and I didn't know. Everything fell into place because our guide Rafael was an incredible person, calm, attentive, solicitous, ten-in-law. Definitely recommend!!

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May 26, 2022

This was really the only way to see what we wanted to see in the region. It worked out very well our driver was very friendly and actually lived in the tiny little village where Dom Perignon discovered making bubbles for wine. The wine houses were fun. Taittinger had the better tour and the guide was very entertaining. Most & Chandon’s cellars were much more impressive to wander though. The wines were very comparable with each other overall. The best wine we had all day was from the tiny little place our driver suggested for lunch, Pierre Mignon. Overall it was worth it and nice to have a driver, otherwise you couldn’t do it all in a day. It was also amazing to see the church in Reims itself at the start of the day also.

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May 15, 2022

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