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Champagne: Champagne Masterclass with Lunch

1. Champagne: Champagne Masterclass with Lunch

Be welcomed in Mareuil-sur-Ay at the typical Champagne house Le Clos Corbier. After a fun Champagne quizz, train your nose to identify the different aromas and flavors that can be found in Champagne through an olfactory workshop with a specialist guide. Get competitive as you get to identify blindly 3 different Champagnes from boutique wineries all while eating some local snacks. Afterward, immerse yourself in the french lifestyle with a traditional lunch of homemade regional specialties paired with a variety of Champagnes.

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

2. 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.

From Paris: Small-Group Moët & Chandon Champagne Tour

3. From Paris: Small-Group Moët & Chandon Champagne Tour

The only place in the world that is able to grow and produce Champagne is located just outside Paris. On this full-day (11-hour) excursion you’ll also learn about the history of Champagne master Dom Perignon. Visit the quaint chapel and grave site of Dom Perignon, the father of Champagne and then meet with a local producer to learn about the growing process. Enjoy a fully guided tour at the House of Moët and Chandon, the world’s largest producers of Champagne, or Nicolas Feuillate Champagne if the House of Moet is not available that day. Take a walk through part of their 40 kilometers of cellars. Before heading back to Paris visit the beautiful Cathedral of Reims and have free time to explore inside where all of the French Kings were crowned. During the day you’ll have the opportunity to taste at least 4 different types of Champagne and even pick up some bottles for souvenirs if you’d like. They can accompany you back to Paris in the van.

Mareuil-sur-Ay: Self-Guided E-bike Tour to Hautvillers

4. Mareuil-sur-Ay: Self-Guided E-bike Tour to Hautvillers

Set off on an e-bike adventure in the iconic and beautiful Champagne region. With the provided itinerary you will see rolling vineyards, historical sites, picturesque villages, and enjoy some great photo opportunities. With the e-bike, you will be able to go off the beaten track to explore some of the more remote locations in the region on the way to Hautvillers. Grab your bike and roadbook in Mareuil-sur-Ay at your leisure between 9 AM to 1 PM, and before you head off on your tour around Champagne you receive a briefing on how to use the e-bike and the itinerary for your ride. The roadbook is full of the local team's tips and anecdotes to ensure your ride will take you to the must-see spots in the area including historical sites, cute villages, and fantastic photo stops. As you will be on an e-bike you will discover some of the more remote locations and fully appreciate the difference in terrain as you cycle through Grand Cru and Premier Cru villages. Throughout your ride, you will enjoy incredible views of the UNESCO world heritage listed vines of Champagne and learn about the region and its famous produce from the roadbook. Along the way, you will also have the chance to taste a glass of Champagne, commented by a local guide that will introduce you to Champagne tasting. Discover the village of Hautvillers, the birthplace of Champagne, and visit the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried. Solve riddles and take on challenges from the roadbook to make your exploration of Hautvillers more fun and interactive. Finish your ride with a cycle down the Marne canal to make your way back to the Clos Corbier.

Reims: 3 Day Champagne Expert Experience

5. Reims: 3 Day Champagne Expert Experience

1st day - big wineries tour Pick up at the station in Reims or where you are staying in Reims or in Epernay Visit 2 big houses amongst Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Mumm, or Taittinger One cellar visit with 2 tastings and shopping Lunch with 3 courses and Champagne Visit 2 other big houses in Epernay, among Moet & Chandon, Mercier or Castelanne With one cellar visit, 2 tastings and shopping Finish at a special viewpoint to share a last glass of Champagne Dinner (not included in price) Night at a 4-star hotel in Reims city centre 2nd day - meet small winemakers French Breakfast Private cellar visit with a Champagne winemaker Private tasting of 4 different types of champagne Champagne French lunch 2nd private cellar visit with another Champagne winemaker 2nd Private tasting of 4 different types of champagne Visit magical and historical landscapes Dinner (not included) Night at the 4-star hotel in Reims city centre 3rd day - become an expert French Breakfast at the hotel Create your own Champagne guided by a winemaker. Taste clear wines from the oak barrels to feel the difference between Chardonay and Pinot Noir Make the perfect blend to your taste with these clear wines. Then play with a sparkling blend to add the quantity of liquor you want Champagne French lunch Enter the private Dom Perignon cellars. Find answers to all your questions about this brand and the monk Dom Perignon Enjoy a private tasting in a Dom Pérignon tasting salon with 2 glasses commented by a sommelier Stop at the Abbaye in Hautvillers where Dom Perignon was living and created the first Champagne Drive back to the station with a lot of memories

Reims: 3 Day "Aromas" Champagne Experience

6. Reims: 3 Day "Aromas" Champagne Experience

1st day - big wineries tour Pick up at the station in Reims or where you are staying in Reims or in Epernay Visit 2 big houses amongst Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Mumm, or Taittinger One cellar visit with 2 tastings and shopping Lunch with 3 courses and Champagne Visit 2 other big houses in Epernay, among Moet & Chandon, Mercier or Castelanne With one cellar visit, 2 tastings and shopping Finish at a special viewpoint to share a last glass of Champagne Dinner (not included in price) Night at a 4-star hotel in Reims city centre 2nd day - meet small winemakers French Breakfast Private cellar visit with a Champagne winemaker Private tasting of 4 different types of champagne Champagne French lunch 2nd private cellar visit with another Champagne winemaker 2nd Private tasting of 4 different types of champagne Visit magical and historical landscapes Dinner (not included) Night at the 4-star hotel in Reims city centre 3rd day - taste exceptional Champagnes French Breakfast at the hotel Meet the winemaker who is making one of the 10 best Chardonnay in the world Taste clear wines from the oak barrels to feel the difference between Chardonay and Pinot Noir Taste the exceptional Champagnes with their creator. Champagne French lunch Meet an oldschool retired winemaker who saved bottles during all his work life. Understand the "aromas" Taste old vintage champagnes - up to 25 years old

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 164 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Brunelle. She was very chatty and made us all feel welcome. The champagne houses we visited were excellent (a small house and M&C) providing great insight into how this wonderful product is produced. Although this was primarily a champagne tour, Brunelle provided us with great insight into historic landmarks and moments of French history. The day was great, Èpernay was stunning and we were well oiled by the end! Would highly recommend, thanks!

Emilee was outstanding. Excellent knowledge and enthusiasm. The drive thru Champagne was beautiful. Lunch was absolutely incredible !!! We learned great amount of knowledge regarding complex process of making champagne. Visited 3 champagne houses that were great. I would highly recommend this tour.

Our guide Simone was amazing…very knowledgeable and had lots of stories to tell the group. The tour itself was great, the Champagne region is beautiful and should not be missed

The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Was on time. And was incredibly helpful with my disabled husband

Interesting mix of champagnes to taste. Lovely charcuterie lunch. Our guide Emmaline was great.