Epernay: Moored Hot-Air Balloon over the Vineyards
- Valid: 7 days
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 M...
Try champagnes at four large champagne houses, enjoy a three-course champagne lunch, and drive through charming UNESCO classified landscapes in this winery tour.
Be picked up from your accommodation in Reims or Epernay and swept off to Veuve Clicquot for a tasting and the chance to do some shopping. Next, visit Pommery and stroll through the underground cellars, taste more champagne, and have the chance to peruse the shop.
Then, dine on a three-course meal paired with more champagne before being driven through idyllic UNESCO classified landscapes that surround the region. Later, see Moet & Chandon, and Mercier to taste some more fantastic champagne and do some more shopping.
Enjoy tasting two champagnes, taking a unique cellar tour, and a drive through French vineyards and the quaint village of Verzenay in this unique winery experience.
Start by being picked up directly from your accommodation in Reims/Epernay or at the train station. Learn why the white chalk quarries were so uniquely suited to the wine aging process as you tour the cellars of Ruinart Champagne.
Then, make your way to the tasting room to enjoy two different Ruinart champagnes. Next, browse the shop to see if there is anything you would like to purchase.
Finally, venture to the UNESCO classified landscapes and vineyards of Verzenay.
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 hot...
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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.
This was a lot of fun and all the guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The 3 champagne wineries were very different… very big and well known Moët & Chandon, very small and organic Gabriel Boutet, and the mid-sized cooperative Don Chandon. Our fellow guests made the trip even more enjoyable, but it was well designed by the company to give us a varied taste of the region.
After spending 7 days in Paris and doing several tours this by far was my favorite. The tour was great and our tour guide was great, he really catered to our group. Would HIGHLY recommend this tour.
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.