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

1. 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 Reims: E-Bike Champagne Tasting Tour and Lunch

2. From Reims: E-Bike Champagne Tasting Tour and Lunch

Meet your expert and friendly guide in Reims and head towards Epernay, the Champagne Capital. Drive through the beautiful Avenue of Champagne full of prestigious Champagne Houses, stopping for the perfect picture. Taste a variety of different Champagnes in picturesque environments.  Earn your first glass of Champagne cycling your e-bike through the Unesco classified vineyards of Champagne. Learn all the details about the vineyards and the French Terroir. Discover the Birthplace of Champagne in Hautvillers and find out how Champagne was discovered.  Load your batteries and taste different Champagnes from a small family grower. Jump off your bike to savour a local meal at a restored Champagne House and match your authentic lunch with some Champagnes and local wines.

From Reims: Taittinger Champagne Morning Tour & Tastings

3. 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. Continue your bubbly tour when you arrive at a family-run boutique winery. Enjoy a tour of the traditional press and vat room as your guide details the traditional Champagne-making method known as the 'Méthode Champenoise'. Appreciate several tastings of the family's personal production and acquire further knowledge and expertise on the finest sparkling wines. This tour ends when you will be dropped off back in Reims

Epernay: Moored Hot-Air Balloon over the Vineyards

4. 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 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, 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.

From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

6. 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, 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 Paris: Full-Day Champagne Tour

7. 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 the popular Moët & Chandon champagne house 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. Today, Moët & Chandon is a world famous champagne producer, and operates an excellent champagne house in France. From Moët & Chandon, 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 to Reims where you will visit the Mumm champagne house, which was founded in the mid-1800s by German wine makers. The Mumm Company is most famous for its red ribbon (Cordon Rouge) champagne.

Reims/Epernay: Private Tour of the 4 Big Champagne Houses

8. Reims/Epernay: Private Tour of the 4 Big Champagne Houses

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. 

Palace of Tau Skip-the-Line Ticket

9. Palace of Tau Skip-the-Line Ticket

There was already a palace on the site in antiquity, though at the beginning of the 5th century, Bishop Nicasius lived there. There was also a cathedral dedicated to Our Lady. In memory of the baptism of Clovis in Reims, ca. 496, it became the tradition in the 9th century to crown the kings of France here, a tradition that was carried on until the coronation of Charles X in 1825. The palace was sumptuously decorated. Its T-shaped layout gave it its name, the Palace of Tau. Rebuilt and expanded with a chapel after a fire in 1210, the building was rearranged in flamboyant Gothic style at the end of the 15th century and then, at the end of the 17th century, further work gave it its current classical look. Although it was nationalized during the French Revolution, it was returned to the clergy in 1823. For the coronation of Charles X, it was decorated in Neo-Gothic style. It became State property in 1905 and, after the ravages of World War I, underwent restorations until 1972. The cathedral and the Palace of Tau are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Paris: Two Reims Champagne Vineyards with Tastings and Lunch

10. Paris: Two Reims Champagne Vineyards with Tastings and Lunch

Visit the old city of Reims with your local guide on this private day trip from Paris. Explore the vineyards and cellars of two champagne producers. Sample some local champagnes. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional French restaurant. Be greeted by your guide and take a high-speed train to the city of Reims, where a private car will take you into the countryside. Ride through rolling vineyards before stopping to tour two wineries. Learn more about the winemaking process. Breath in the fresh country air and savor a selection of champagnes. Drive to the village of Lude to visit a charming family restaurant. Head back to Reims to stroll through the streets and see the monuments. Admire the large medieval-style cathedral and learn about its rich history. Return to Paris on a high-speed train.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 785 reviews

Jean-Baptiste was a fantastic guide. Along the trip he educated us on various points of interest not only regarding Champagne but Paris as well as numerous suggestions for our road trip after Paris. He was kind and engaging; he supplemented the champagne guides with additional facts and asked us all questions about our thoughts on the various drinks. He brought us to a stunning view of the small town below where we popped another bottle of a rose. The experience is worth it and provides you with new knowledge and history of Champagne!

Even though already had a walk through in Reims previous day the guide gave a great and improved impression of the City. Visits to Taittinger and Moet & Chandon was good, but the information from the house guides was a bit repetitive since Champagne is produced the same way both places. The tasting gave the opportunity to know the difference and individual preferences. Our guide Sebastian was excellent; informative, helpful and full of knowledge.

We had an amazing experience on our tour with John-Baptiste! He was truly an amazing guide and provided us with so much information about the champagne, the whole Region, and paris itself! Would definitely recommend this tour and this tour guide. It was an amazing experience!

Me and my fiancé had a fantastic time. Angelique was a amazing guide. We will definitely be recommending this to any friends/ family traveling to this area.

Our guide was amazing, our driver was silent but mighty (great driver) we enjoyed it so much and would recommend this to our friends. Great value!