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From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

1. From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

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 Taittinger, one of the last Champagne houses to be owned by the original family.  With varietals consisting of 50% pinot noir, 15% Pinot Meunier, and 35% chardonnay, the Taittinger vineyard is an unsurpassed example of a Champagne-style in which chardonnay plays such a significant role. 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 a tasting at the world-famous Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon. Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet, its history is linked to famous figures such as the Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon I. Moët & Chandon Champagne has been sold to many important historical events, including the coronation of King Edward VII, the Cannes Film Festival, and the 120th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

From Reims: Champagne, Epernay, and Family-Run Wineries Tour

2. From Reims: Champagne, Epernay, and Family-Run Wineries Tour

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 local guide at 2.00 pm in front of the tourist office of Reims Centre train station and start your afternoon with a drive through the countryside. Continue with a visit of a family-run winery. Tour the still-used traditional press and tank room as your guide details the traditional Champagne producing methods with a concrete and visual approach. Appreciate several tastings of their products and acquire tasting knowledge and expertise with these rare Champagnes. Drive through the famous Champagne Avenue in Epernay, the capital of Champagne. See wheresome of the most prestigious estates are based such as Pol Roger, Perrier Jouët, Moët & Chandon, and Boizel. Appreciate a moment in the vineyard, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage Champagne vines, and acquire knowledge about the terroir particularities. Enjoy the village of Hautvillers, the birthplace of Champagne. Visit the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried. Finish your tour with a visit at another family-run winery, where you will be able to taste and compare various “cuvées.” After an afternoon full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off in front of the tourist office of Reims central train station between 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

Epernay: Guided Tour of Champagne Cellar with Tastings

3. Epernay: Guided Tour of Champagne Cellar with Tastings

Arrive at a beautiful Champagne House called Vollereaux Champagne in the Marne Valley of Champagne. Begin the 1-hour tour with a guided visit of the historic cellars. Learn about the history of the house and the champagne-making process. Find out how the house was founded in 1805, and now stretches over 100-acres, covering the 13 villages of Coteaux Sud d’Epernay. Discover how the 6th-generation of the Vollereaux family continues a 200-year legacy of family management at the champagne house. At the end of the tour, taste 3 different champagnes as you feel the sense of sharing and togetherness which reflects the family's history and its pursuits. 

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

4. 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, Mumm, 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. 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! 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, Hotel de Ville.

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

5. 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.

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

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

Discover the Champagne region on a guided tour with 8 Champagne tastings. Visit a world-famous Champagne estate as well as at least one other smaller Champagne house. Enjoy transport throughout the tour and lunch with Champagne pairings. Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Paris. Enjoy croissants on the way to Champagne, as your guide tells you about the world of Champagne.  First, stop at a prestigious estate, such as Moët & Chandon, Mumm, Veuve Clicquot, or Mercier. Next, enjoy a Masterclass led by your wine expert guide and learn the secrets of this famous bubbly drink. Enjoy lunch at a family-run Champagne house or a local restaurant. Taste several glasses of Champagne and ratafias paired with local food. Then, enjoy a digestive tour through the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne vineyard. Visit another family-run winery before being dropped off at your hotel in Paris.

From Paris: Small-Group Champagne Day Trip with Six Tastings

7. From Paris: Small-Group Champagne Day Trip with Six Tastings

Visit the only place in the world that grows and produces Champagne on a full-day trip from Paris. Take a guided tour of the Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne House and a family-run winery. Enjoy included tasting opportunities and the chance to discover Reims Cathedral during the day. Start the tour from Paris on a minibus that will take you to Champagne. Visit the quaint chapel of the Abbey at Hautvillers, which is also the gravesite of Dom Pérignon, the father of Champagne. Learn about him with your guide, then meet with a local producer to hear about the wine-growing process. Enjoy a fully-guided tour at the House of Nicolas Feuillatte, the world’s largest producer of Champagne. Taste 3 glasses of Champagne on your Champagne house tour. You'll also have the opportunity to taste at least 3 different types of Champagne at a local family-run winery and pick up some bottles for souvenirs. Before heading back to Paris, visit the Reims Cathedral of Notre Dame, one of the defining models of Gothic art, and have free time to see the area where 25 French Kings were crowned.

Reims/Epernay: Champagne Private Day Tour with Tastings

8. Reims/Epernay: Champagne Private Day Tour with Tastings

Discover the sparkling world of champagne in Champagne on a private day trip. Visit an underground cellar, walk through vineyards, and enjoy a traditional French meal for lunch on a great day exploring the Champagne region. Learn what makes champagne different from other sparkling wines with a private guide to show you around the UNESCO-listed destination. Located on a hillside, the quaint village of Hautvillers offers one of the region's most beautiful views. A Benedictine abbey stands against the nearby forest, whose steward and cellar master was Dom Pérignon himself. Lunch is served at a restaurant offering delicious local cuisine and traditional French food. Enjoy a short walk in the vineyards and hear about the importance of good soil for quality vines and grapes. Learn about the tough manual labor done by the 15,000 vine growers in the Champagne region to produce high-quality wine. Before the day is over, your private guide will accompany you on a tour of an independent winery’s cellar and a guided visit to a Champagne house. The final touch will sparkle in your Champagne flutes during commented tastings of the bubbly wine itself.

From Paris: Full-Day Champagne Tour

9. From Paris: Full-Day Champagne Tour

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 one popular champagne house, Moet & Chandon, Mercier or Taittinger 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. From there, 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 for champagne tastings at a family producer

Champagne Dom Caudron Experience & Tasting

10. Champagne Dom Caudron Experience & Tasting

The Champagne Dom Caudron gives you the chance to go behind the scenes and learn how Champagne is made. From the Passy-Grigny vine growers' first press to the current modern vat house, Les Confidences de Dom Caudron invites novices and experts alike into the unique and prestigious universe of Champagne. The clear wines are used to create the blending of Champagne. Discover and taste those wines to understand how you favorite Champagne is blended.                        Discover the eco-museum, get up close to vintage wine presses, settle into your cinema seat and discover a 20-minute movie about work of the vine and the wine, put your 3D glasses to view the photo gallery and gaze at the modern vat house from a 6-meter high footbridge. Your tour ends with a tasting of 3 Champagnes and 3 clear wines.

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What people are saying about Epernay

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Loved that we were picked up and dropped off at hotel and that pretty much everything was taken care of for us. We initially talked about taking transportation up on our own, but this was worth it to have a guide and to have everything pre-arranged. We went in December and I'm sure it would have been gorgeous in the spring or summer. I have a new appreciation for wine!

I did not think visiting any champagne houses in the first January would be possible given the time of year, but we visited 3 different houses, including Nicolas Feuillatte, and had so many tastings throughout the day! My friend and I both agreed the lunch was some of the best food we’d had all week, and our guide Karl was amazing! 100% would recommend!

Absolutely fantastic! Our guide Preston was very knowledgeable about champagne and the area. We were able to see and taste a lot of champagne. Book it now you will not regret it!

Our guide Tomas was wonderful, well versed in champagne and very friendly and fun! Our group was very cohesive and we all had a lot of fun

Overall incredible experience would seriously recommend to anyone taking a trip to Champagne.