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From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

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Taste the prestige wines of the Champagne region of France, including sparkling Taittinger and Moët & Chandon. 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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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour of Reims and the Champagne region
  • Taste the world-famous Moët & Chandon and Taittinger Champagne
  • See the village of Hautvillers, the resting place of Dom Pérignon
  • Explore the Avenue de Champagne in Épernay
Full description
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, 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.
Includes
  • Transportation by comfortable 8-passenger minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tickets and Champagne tastings at the Moët & Chandon and Taittinger Champagne houses
  • Tour of the Avenue de Champagne
  • Stop at the home of Dom Pérignon Champagne in Hautvillers
  • Sightseeing in Reims including cathedral and of some of its Champagne houses
  • Sightseeing tour of the Avenue de Champagne at Épernay
What’s Not Included
  • Extras not mentioned in "what's included"
  • Other drinks
  • Meals
  • Train tickets

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Meeting point

Meet on the forecourt of Reims Train Station at 9:30 AM

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please advise the local operator of any food restrictions or allergies
• Please note that the guided tour of the Grandes Maisons de Champagne will be done in English only
• Please note that your guide can lead the tour in a maximum of 2 languages per minivan
• Please note that according to their availability, Taittinger could be replaced by Mumm or Pommery. Moet & Chandon could be replaced by Mercier or De Castellane

From US$ 199.04 per person

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Product ID: 85284