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From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

1. From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

Tour starts at your hotel (if located in Paris) or at the central Paris meeting point. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7.30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on the way to Champagne, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of champagne! Once you arrive in Champagne, you'll start your day with a visit to a very prestigious Estate (Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier etc. depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided-tour with a tasting. Back in your air-conditioned minivan, admire the landscapes and stop in the heart of the vineyard to enjoy a masterclass led by your wine expert guide. He will teach you the basis of the wine professional tasting. Then you will practice by enjoying a special cuvee. Next stop is for lunch in a family-run champagne House or at a local restaurant (depending on availability). You will have the chance to taste several glasses of champagne and ratafias (another local wine), paired with local food. Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Champagne Rosé… what would you pair them with? After lunch, enjoy a digestive tour through the vineyard of the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. Learn the characteristics of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, and enjoy amazing views over the vineyard. Get ready to take some pictures! Your guide will drive you to Hautvillers, a typical French village, home of the legendary Dom Perignon. Last but not least, visit another family-run winery where you will learn the art of sabrage or disgorgement “à la volée” (a technique for opening a champagne bottle), depending on availability. Taste several delicious champagnes before heading back to Paris, where you will be dropped off in a central, well connected area.

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Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour from Paris

2. Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour from Paris

Enjoy an exclusive day trip to the city of Reims, and discover where many French kings were crowned before the French Revolution. Transfer from Paris to the historic city in the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region of France. Upon arrival, take a guided walk around the city center, and then go to the unique Reims Cathedral. Learn about its place in French history as the traditional coronation place for the kings of France. Marvel at its fine French Gothic architecture, and here about some of the treasures contained within its walls. Next, transfer to the legendary vineyards of the Champagne Province to taste different types of sparkling wine. Then, sit down and take the opportunity to discover local gastronomy. Savor a three-course lunch including a starter, main, and dessert at a local restaurant. You will visit one of the most prestigious wine-growing companies in the region. Learn how Champagne is made, from the pruning of the grape vines, to the grape pressing, blending, and wine storage. See ancient cellars filled with glass containers and valuable contents gathering dust. Taste the wines!

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Epernay: Moored Hot-Air Balloon over the Vineyards

3. 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.

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Reims: Moët & Chandon Tour with Champagne Tasting

4. Reims: Moët & Chandon Tour with Champagne Tasting

Indulge yourself with a day of exploring rolling hills, vineyards, wine cellars, and upmarket French fizz. Enjoy a champagne tasting at the fine winery of Moët & Chandon. Drive through Avenue de Champagne to see a selection of the most beautiful houses of Champagne. Get introduced to Dom Pérignon in the yard of Moët & Chandon. Take a guided walk down the cellars storing bottles for miles. Learn the history of Moët & Chandon, from the founder to the inheritors who created the famous Brut Imperial. Then, settle in for a champagne tasting session to unwind. Try 2 different types of Moët & Chandon champagne. Understand how to take advantage of all the flavors and aromas from experts. Take advantage of all branded products under one roof at the Moët & Chandon shop. Finally, enjoy a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Reims. See the Avenue de Champagne while seeing the many opulent Maisons de Champagne. Soak in the picture-postcard town and its glorious vineyard surroundings.

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Full-Day Champagne Tour from Paris - Moët, Dom Pérignon

5. Full-Day Champagne Tour from Paris - Moët, Dom Pérignon

Discover the secrets of how the king of wines is made. This full-day trip from Paris takes you to the French Champagne region to immerse yourself in the effervescent culture of this remarkable drink. The first stop on your champagne tour is a visit to the popular Moët & Chandon champagne house on the sparkling hillsides of Épernay. Moët & Chandon was established in 1743, and their champagne became famous in the 1750s when King Louis XV demanded sparkling wine. Today, Moët & Chandon is a world famous champagne producer, and operates an excellent champagne house in France. From Moët & Chandon, your tour continues to the village of Hautvillers, located just north of Épernay on the banks of the bubbling river Marne. Hautvillers is where Dom Pérignon worked to improve the quality of wine and champagne in the 1670s. Continuing north, your guide will take you to Reims where you will visit the Mumm champagne house, which was founded in the mid-1800s by German wine makers. The Mumm Company is most famous for its red ribbon (Cordon Rouge) champagne.

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Paris: Private Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

6. Paris: Private Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

Your private day tour will start from your hotel, if located in Paris. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7:30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on your way to Champagne, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of Champagne. Once you arrive in Champagne, you'll start your day with a visit to an extremely prestigious estate (Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger etc. depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided tour with a tasting. Head back in your air-conditioned minivan, admire the landscapes, and stop in the heart the vineyard to enjoy a Masterclass led by your wine expert guide. Through this very unique experience and the tasting of a special cuvee, you will learn all the secrets of this famous bubbly drink. Next stop will be for lunch in a family-run Champagne house or at a local restaurant (depending on availability). You will have the chance to taste several glasses of Champagne and ratafias (another local wine), paired with local food. Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs and Champagne Rosé… what would you pair them with? After lunch, enjoy a digestive tour through the vineyard of the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. Learn the characteristics of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier and enjoy amazing views over the vineyard. Get ready to take some pictures. Then, your guide will drive you to Hautvillers, a typical French village, home of the legendary Dom Perignon. Last but not least, visit another family-run winery where you will learn the art of sabrage or disgorgement “à la volée” (a technique for opening a Champagne bottle), depending on availability. Taste several delicious Champagnes before heading back to Paris, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, if located in Paris.

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From Epernay or Reims: Dom Perignon Private Half-Day Tour

7. From Epernay or Reims: Dom Perignon Private Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a private half-day visit to the Dom Perignon cellars to discover their famous champagne. After pickup at your accommodation in Reims or Epernay, drive to the village where Dom Perignon was first created. Continue to the cellars in Epernay where each bottle of Dom Perignon champagne is made and aged. Learn the history of Dom Perignon and the special techniques for producing this unique quality champagne. Taste the last vintage of Dom Perignon in a private tasting salon, with a detailed explanation of each glass. Browse the shop and buy a bottle to take home, if you like, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

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Reims Champagne Full-Day Tour from Paris

8. Reims Champagne Full-Day Tour from Paris

Taste the famous sparkling wines of the Champagne region and visit the sacred town of Reims, capital of Champagne-Ardenne, on this 11-hour tour from Paris. The Champagne region is famous throughout the world for its sparkling wine, and during the tour you will visit 2 legendary Champagne houses to tour the cellars. Begin with a morning orientation tour of Reims, a major city during Roman times, and at the heart of the French monarchy from the Middle Ages until the French Revolution. Get a guided tour of the Gothic Cathedral, a dedicated UNESCO World Heritage Site and the site of the coronations of almost all French kings. Next, visit the superb cellar of Mumm Champagne (or similar), famous for its Cordon Rouge Champagne. Sample some of the goods as you learn about the delicate Champagne making process. After lunch, tour the picturesque landscape of the Champagne-Ardennes vineyards between Reims and Épernay, one of the most famous communes in the production of Champagne. Visit the wine cellars of Nicolas Feuillatte (or similar). You will, of course, get to sample some of their superb wines.

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Champagne: Winery Tour and Lunch

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

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

Visit a world-famous Champagne house and Epernay region. Meet your guide, get in your minivan and start the day with a full-day tour of a prestigious Champagne House Moët & Chandon for an introduction to the Champagne making process. Enjoy a morning Champagne glass 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 historical 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, and enjoy exquisite panoramic views of the Champagne vineyard. Appreciate the outstanding view 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 enjoy a traditional aperitif with a local lunch, paired wines and Champagnes in a fun and familial atmosphere. Try local products like baguette, Reims’s ham, regional cheeses and pink biscuit ratafia. Then, get an introduction to the Champagne making process, economy and sparkling history.  Next, appreciate the nice hillsides of Champagne and then 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. Enjoy several tastings of their bestseller cuvees and find Champagne for the best value. Your effervescent tour will end with your guide driving you back to Reims to conclude your full-day tour.

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What people are saying about Champagne-Ardenne

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 57 reviews

This was a great experience. Our guide, Simone was so kind and knowledgable. He picked us up right on time in the morning and drove us safely to the Champagne region. We started off at the house of Moet & Chandon. The M&C guide gave us a thorough explanation of how Champagne is produced. After that, went to some smaller champagne makers which were all delightful and got to taste a variety of different champagnes. and had a wonderful lunch at one of them. Anyone that loves champagne will enjoy this tour. The only recommendation I can make for people that are taking this tour in November like I did- dress very warmly! It got very cold and rainy on our day and it can be cold in the cellars too.

The Champagne day trip was fantastic. It was exceptionally informative, and lots of fun, with great, and very generous tastings and lunch. I didn't feel rushed - it was all well-timed and relaxed with plenty of time to enjoy the experience. The guide Jean-Baptiste was excellent - very knowledge, kind, thoughtful and he certainly made the day very special..

Simone was AMAZING!!!! We had high expectations for this tour and they were easily beaten. Our tour guide was so professional, so prompt, so detailed, so attentive, and so caring. We had the most amazing time. Way more than 8 tastings, great champagne tours at amazing wineries, an incredible lunch! A full day and worth every penny and then some!

We saw Moët & Chandon as our first stop, then 2 smaller champagne houses and had a delicious lunch! Jean-Baptiste was a kind, knowledgeable and amazing guide/driver! We had a lovely day, and really enjoyed the small group tour today, everything was perfect!

Jean, tour guide, was superb! Also, the vendors were excellent! Excellent service overall. It’s def worthy