Arriving in the Champagne region, your day will start with a sightseeing of Reims.Reims is the city where uncountable numbers of French Kings were crowned… but it is also the capital of Champagne wines! While discovering the city with your tour guide, you will certainly see the names of prestigious Maisons. Do Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger, Pommery sound familiar?
Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Veuve Clicquot.
If you heard about Veuve Clicquot before, we will make sure you will know it better after visiting the House. Before tasting the Brut Yellow Label cuvée, you will discover the Champagne making process. Since the 18th Century, the successive winemakers have had a part in the success of this Grande Maison de Champagne!
* Please be informed that on Mondays, Veuve Clicquot is replaced by Champagne G.H. Mumm and according to their availability on the other days, Veuve Clicquot could be replaced by Mumm or Pommery.
Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims.
In Reims, the Notre-Dame Cathedral is definitely a must-see attraction. This 13th Century is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. Almost all the Kings that reined over France were crowned within the wall of this beautiful place. You will probably be amazed by the colorful stained glass windows and the over-2,300-statues statuary!
Champagne tasting Lunch
You will savor a traditional lunch in a typical village of Champagne. As custom dictates, lunch will be paired with different sorts of Champagne (blanc de blancs, blancs de noirs, rosé) at a boutique winery.
The Montagne de Reims’ Vineyards.
You will get more familiar with the local geography while driving through the vineyard, the plain, the forest and remarkable Grand Cru villages such as Verzy, Verzenay and Bouzy. 9 of the 17 grand cru villages in the whole Champagne region are on –or around- the Montagne de Reims. All the natural conditions there are ideal to grow vines, and produce excellent Champagne wines! We will make sure to stop in the vineyard to have better appreciation of the area.
Tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate.
Before driving back to Reims, you will make a stop at family-run estate. As a matter of fact, not all the Champagne wines are produced by major Maisons in Champagne: over 4 000 smaller estates are run by families. These family-businesses passed down from generation to generation but their motto has remained the same: to aim at producing the greatest Champagne wines!
Return: 05:00PM Reims Train Station forecourt.
This tour includes:
- Transportation in a comfortable full-options minivan (8 passengers maximum per vehicle),
- English speaking tour guide,
- Entrance fees and Champagne tastings at Veuve Cliquot
- Champagne tasting lunch at a boutique winery
This tour doesn't include:
- Personal expenses, extra,
Hotel pick up