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  • Reims Champagne Tasting & G.H. Mumm House Cellar Tour

    1. Reims Champagne Tasting & G.H. Mumm House Cellar Tour

    Take a 1-hour cellar tour of the legendary G.H. Mumm House in Reims and explore the intricate world of champagne making. With over 15 miles (25 kilometers) of galleries and 25 million bottles of champagne, it is an exquisite and refined world that has been at the heart of Champagne production since 1827. On this program you’ll learn about the champagne-making process, including all the main stages involved in making the world-famous Cordon Rouge. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the museum, which is one of the finest of its kind, documenting the history of the champagne process. After the tour, you’ll have around 30 minutes to enjoy a tasting of some famous fine champagne.

    It was a nice experience! Different from any other Champagne Tour that we had. The Guide was really friendly, funny and have a lot of knowledge. We recommend this Tour for you if you looking for an affordable Tour, it’s worth the price

  • 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...

    What a fantastic day, in spite of it being rainy, cloudy and overcast! Bastein provided us with a great narrative of the region during our time together and I was sorry to see our day come to an end. Our lunch with a French producer was just delightful…..food was delicious and our host shared her love of champagne and food with such a beautiful smile! So glad we added this trip to our Paris itinerary.

  • 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.

  • From Reims: Taittinger Champagne Morning Tour & Tastings

    4. From Reims: Taittinger Champagne Morning Tour & Tastings

    Start the tour a 9 AM in Reims, where you will be picked up from the meeting point in an air-conditioned minivan. Start the morning by seeing the sights in the fabulous city of Reims. 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. After this, explore the underground cellars of the prestigious Taittinger Champagne House where you will have the opportunity to savor a lovely morning glass of champagne. Take a scenic drive through the northern vineyards of the elegant Montagne de Reims while your guide points out the particularities and peculiarities of the region. Find out why the vines are planted on steep slopes and why the local subsoil is composed of such pure chalk. Continue your bubbly tour when you arrive at a family-run...

    Tom was personable and knowledgeable about the types, processes and history of champagnes.

  • From Paris: Small-Group Moët & Chandon Champagne Tour

    5. 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. Take a walk through part of their 40 kilometers of cellars. Before heading back to Paris you’ll also 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.

    I love the way the tour was organized- the first visit to the family vineyard with an in depth explanation & then the tour of Moët and Chandon as a review guide. The only complaint we had was the guide recommended a restaurant and only gave us 45 minutes for lunch. We had to severely rush even though we requested more time from the guide (she gave us 10 minutes). All this so we could walk across the parking lot to Moët and Chandon in order to arrive 10 minutes early and then wait another 10-15 minutes.

  • Reims City Pass

    6. Reims City Pass

    Get the keys to the wine-growing region with a Reims City Pass, valid for 1, 2 or 3 days. Choose the pass that suits your schedule, and enjoy free access to the must-see monuments and museums. Travel for free on the public transport system, and get discounts of up to 50% at dozens of other participating attractions and on services such as parking and at restaurants. Take a cellar tour of one of the Champagne houses, look inside the magnificent cathedral where many of the kings of France were crowned and more. 1-Day Pass:  • Free travel on the public transport system • Free entrance to the Palais du Tau • Free open-top minibus tour of Reims • Free entrance to the Saint-Remi Museum • Free guided tour of Reims Cathedral (Notre-Dame de Reims) • Visit to a famous champagne house 2-Day Pass:  • Free travel on the public transport system • Free entrance to th...

    Reims is a wonderful place with many shops cafes and restaurants conveniently placed along the way towards historical monuments. The Notre Dame de Reims was magnificent and the Palace of Tau was surprising marvellous. I will miss the city of Reims and the friendly local vibe. Stay until Sunday afternoon, the locals stroll to mass and have lunch at the cafe nearby. The passport gives you the opportunity to roam freely and visit many sites.

  • Passy-Grigny: Champagne Tour and Tasting Experience

    7. Passy-Grigny: Champagne Tour and Tasting Experience

    Head into the heart of Marne Valley to the charming village of Passy-Grigny where your Champagne adventure awaits. Enjoy a guided tour and discover everything there is to know about Champagne including the unique grapes that are used to make it and how it is produced. See both old and new Champagne presses, watch a mini-movie about vines and wines, and ignite your passion for Meunier grapes. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting session of three Champagnes.

    Very friendly people and cheap! IMPORTANT NOTE: A Taxi ride from Reims to this place will cost you 200 euros round trip!

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

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

    Meet your personnal and friendly guide, hop-on 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. You will get to enter the UNESCO chalk cellars that are amazingly deep and long. Savor a nice morning Champagne glass 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 proce...

  • From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

    9. 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 vineyards 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...

    This is a definite must do. Our small group booking was fantastic and our guide, Radames, was informative and entertaining. The whole day was brilliant, the scenery, the elegance of the champagne houses and the wine tunnels...amazing. Highly recommend.

  • Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour from Paris

    10. 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. Le...

    Very special experience. Learned so much about champagne from our guide!! It was interesting, fun, and educational!! Would do it again.

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What people are saying about Reims

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 296 reviews

What a fantastic day, in spite of it being rainy, cloudy and overcast! Bastein provided us with a great narrative of the region during our time together and I was sorry to see our day come to an end. Our lunch with a French producer was just delightful…..food was delicious and our host shared her love of champagne and food with such a beautiful smile! So glad we added this trip to our Paris itinerary.

Vasiting Taittinger was interesting as expected. Our guide, Martin, spoke good English and was both informative and professional. The visit at a smaller winery was cozy and relaxed. Thank you Martin!

Our guide Christophe was AMAZING!!! We had an educational and exciting day of champagne, laughs and memorable adventures with new friends. This is the only way to visit Champagne!

Our guide Bastien was wonderful! The wineries and we went to were diverse and interesting. Overall a very successful tour.

Great venue and fabulous host. Best tour we've done.