Luxury Packaged Tour, Champagne in spirit.
2 days and 1 night.
Epernay: Avenue de Champagne & Scenic Route
Vineyards of the Cotes des Blancs and Grand Cru Villages,
tour and Champagne tasting at top of the range boutique wineries,
Reims and its gorgeous Cathedral, Champagne tasting lunch,
and Dom Perignon's tomb in Hautvillers, overnight in Luxury Hotel****
COTE DES BLANCS / EPERNAY / HAUTVILLERS REIMS CATHEDRAL / BOUTIQUE CHAMPAGNE / MONTAGNE DE REIMS
This private packaged Champagne tour has been designed to help you optimize your holidays timing. Holidays in France are always too short. This Private Champagne tour presents you in two days and one night what must be seen in the Champagne region. This tour being Private, we open for you doors of top of the range boutique wineries not accessible to all public. For your hotel night, take advantage of a beautiful and Luxury hotel located in the heart of the Champagne vineyards.
Day 1: Tours and Champagne tasting in Reims region.
Paris departure recommendation: Gare de l'Est 7.58 AM
8.44AM: Your private guide picks you up at Reims train station.
(Private transfer from Paris available with supplement).
Private guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims. Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. Let you be captivated by the unique stained glasses and the exceptionally rich statuary - over 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel. It is here that King Clovis was baptized around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France would be crowned here!
Before lunch, we will do a sightseeing of Reims. Reims being the largest city of Champagne, many world famous Champagne brands are based in the city. During the sightseeing, you will pass by Champagne houses like Grandes Maisons de Champagne: Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger, Pommery, Mumm, Roederer...
Not to be misted the great architecture of the city with Reims city hall, Maison des Musiciens, Gallo Romain site and fun buildings of the 1920's glorious Champagne days.
Lunch at your leisure in Reims.
Your guide will be happy to recommend you a good table.
Early afternoon, tour and tasting at Ruinart.
Ruinart Crayeres (cellars) are quite impressive. Your guide will present you the history of the company along the visit of the cellars. Carved in the lime stone, some rooms can easily welcome a church.
The "Crayeres are so large that some parts of the caves where use in WW2 to hid precious Reims art pieces.
Tour of the exquisite village of Hautvillers, overlooking Epernay and all the vineyards. You will see the grave of the Monk Dom Perignon in the village church. We'll walk to the edge of the hill and enjoy the view on the whole Marne Valley and all the vineyards owned by the most famous Champagne producers around Epernay.
Check in in a 5-star hotel.
Located in the heart Champagne overlooking the Valley de la Marne vineyard, this refurbished coach house is a hotel offering comfortable rooms and quality service.
The extensive wine list presents more than 220 exceptional champagnes, brut, rose, vintages and Grands Crus.
Diner at your leisure.
We highly recommend the Royal Champagne table.
Day 2: Tours and Champagne tasting in Epernay region.
Check out after breakfast.
Drive through Epernay, the Capital of Champagne and scenic tour on the
Scenic Route du Champagnes. It meanders among the vineyards and picturesque villages, offering a charming bucolic landscape. We take you to the Cote des Blancs for a sightseeing of some of the most famous Grandes Maisons de Champagne such as: Bollinger, Gosset, Deutz, etc. En route the countryside is enameled with beautiful Grand Cru villages like Ay, Hautvillers, Bouzy, Le Mesnil, Vernezay, etc...
|Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Moet & Chandon.
Founded in 1743 by Claude Moet it becomes within 40 year the first international brand in the world. Its history is linked to some famous figures such as The Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon 1st. This Champagne is also sold to many important historical events among which King Edwards VII's coronation, Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc...It is probably nowadays the most famous Champagne brand around the world.
Private Champagne tasting lunch in a Boutique vinery nearby Epernay. It is a privileged moment. We spend some time with the owner of the domain and get to taste the champagnes of the house during lunch. Private tour of the vineyard and tour of the cellars a passionate Champagne maker.
Drive along the picturesque vineyard roads.
Private tour and Champagne tasting at a prestigious champagne house.
This medium-sized champagne house is located in Mareuil-sur-Ay. Founded in 1818 with the marriage of Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, it is one of the few to remain family owned. The 1959 Cuvee won the first place in the Champagne of the Millennium 1999, out of 150 of the finest 20th century champagnes.
This tour includes: transportation in an air-conditioned comfortable Mercedes minibus, fulltime wine guide fluent in English, 1 night in Deluxe hotel*****, double occupancy Deluxe room, breakfast & taxes included, 1 private champagne wine tasting lunch, tour and wine tasting at Ruinart & Moet Chandon, 1 private tour and champagne tasting a deluxe boutique champagne house, visit the monuments of Reims Cathedral, Abbey of Hauvillers with Dom Perignon tomb, sightseeing of Reims and scenic route du Champagne in Epernay region. The wineries mentioned in this tour are subject to changes.
Wineries and family estates may change according to their availability.
This tour does not include: personal expenses, extra, gratuities, single supplement, other meals, other drinks.