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  • From Reims: Taittinger Champagne Morning Tour & Tastings

    1. 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.

  • Passy-Grigny: Champagne Tour and Tasting Experience

    2. 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!

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

    3. 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

    4. 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.

  • From Reims: Veuve Clicquot and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

    5. From Reims: Veuve Clicquot and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

    This full-day tour begins with a pick-up at 9:00 AM at the forecourt of the Reims-Centre train station (Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday). When you arrive in the Champagne region, you’ll start off with a sightseeing tour of Reims. The city of coronations, Reims is also the city of Champagne, the most celebrated and festive of wines. On the way, hear about Reims, the city where the Kings of France were crowned, and arrive at the Veuve Cliquot Champagne Estate (visit and tasting fees included). Enjoy a guided tour of the grand estate, finishing with an expert-led tasting of Veuve Cliquot Champagne. Pay a visit to the magnificent Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral. Explore inside the UNESCO-listed wonder on a guided tour and admire the 13th-century cathedral, with its striking Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. After that, take a scenic drive through the vineyards of Montag...

    Even more lovely champagnes than expected and knowledgeable guides, highly recommend!

  • Reims Champagne Full-Day Tour from Paris

    6. Reims Champagne Full-Day Tour from Paris

    Taste the famous sparkling wines of the Champagne region and visit the sacred town of Reims, capital of Champagne-Ardenne, on this 11-hour tour from Paris. The Champagne region is famous throughout the world for its sparkling wine, and during the tour you will visit 2 legendary Champagne houses to tour the cellars. Begin with a morning orientation tour of Reims, a major city during Roman times, and at the heart of the French monarchy from the Middle Ages until the French Revolution. Get a guided tour of the Gothic Cathedral, a dedicated UNESCO World Heritage Site and the site of the coronations of almost all French kings. Next, visit the superb cellar of Mumm Champagne (or similar), famous for its Cordon Rouge Champagne. Sample some of the goods as you learn about the delicate Champagne making process. After lunch, tour the picturesque landscape of the Champagne-Ardennes vineyards bet...

    Maxine (TOUR GUIDE), Sarafin (DRIVER) were both very good. The reason we are giving a good rating is because the advertisement on GetYourGuide indicated that lunch was included (which it was not) and that the champagne tasting were limited to 1 glass per guest.

  • From Paris: Champagne Region Day Tour by Minibus

    7. From Paris: Champagne Region Day Tour by Minibus

    The first stop in the morning on this day-tour of Champagne is Reims, an important city in the history of France – known as the traditional site of the crowning of French kings. Here you'll enjoy a guided tour of Reims Cathedral. Next you’ll visit a small vinyard near Epernay and see the grape press and learn a little of the wine making process. To round off the morning you’ll taste a glass of the vineyard´s champagne. Then enjoy lunch in the centre of Epernay, in a restaurant with a traditional menu from the Champagne region. In the afternoon you’ll discover the world famous Moët & Chandon champagne house where an expert will explain the method of champagne-making from grape picking to bottling, followed by a tasting session including one glass of champagne.

    awesome day trip. Would have been nice to maybe see one more champagne house for the money but beggars cant be choosers was still very fun and worth the money.

  • Reims/Epernay: Guided Champagne-Making Experience

    8. Reims/Epernay: Guided Champagne-Making Experience

    This experience is dedicated to Champagne experts, both current and aspiring. Beginning from your accommodation in Reims or Epernay, you will discover unique Champagnes and partake in 3 special Champagne-creation workshops during a private tour. Visit the most beautiful sights of the UNESCO landscapes of Champagne whilst discovering all the specificities of Champagne production. Following your sightseeing, you will visit a small Champagne village where you will be greeted by a Champagne winemaker. They will show you all the methods of creating Champagne whilst explaining all the liberty spaces to create a unique flavor. Your first workshop will focus on learning how to turn the bottles and test your speed, before your second expert workshop teaches you how to blend and taste your own Champagne. This will see you create your Champagne from different samples of the last-harvest still wine...

  • Reims or Epernay: Guided Champagne-Making Experience

    9. Reims or Epernay: Guided Champagne-Making Experience

    Discover unique Champagnes and partake in 3 special Champagne-creation workshops during a private tour. Visit the most beautiful UNESCO sites of Champagne. This experience is dedicated to Champagne experts, both current and aspiring. Start the tour with a pickup from your Reims or Epernay hotel. Soak in the picture-postcard hills and glorious vineyard surroundings. After sightseeing, visit a small Champagne village to meet a Champagne winemaker. See the entire process of creating Champagne. Attend a workshop to learn how to turn the bottles and test your speed. At a second expert workshop, blend and taste your own Champagne. Create your Champagne from different samples of the last harvest's still wines and Champagne wines. Move on to the third class to focus on the dosage of Champagne. See the winemaker disgorge the bottle manually just for you, and add the liquor to the brut-zero dos...

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What people are saying about Reims

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 296 reviews

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!

Booked that tour for 4 persons in July, it was great, our guide Martin, was very professional and personable. He took the time to explain and answer thoroughly our questions.

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

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

Great information about the champagne houses and the history