Guided Tour to the Reims Champagne Region from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included

5/5 (51 reviews)
  • Description

Excursion available in a small group or on private basis

Leave on a journey of discovery of the Region of Rheims and Champagne and its wine making secrets (Small group). You can make your tour private for more engagement.  Accompanied by an experienced chauffeur/guide, you will visit the majestic Cathedral of Rheims and enjoy a traditional lunch in Epernay (included). You will learn everything you need to know about Champagne. You will have a guided tour of the wine cellars of the famous Moet et Chandon and also have a tour of a local producer. This day will be accompanied by delicious Champagne tastings. 

You will discover the mountain of Reims with a stop to take a picture and learn about wine-making in the region.  Enjoy the breath-taking views from almost 790 feet up looking out over the vineyards (including some of the most prestigious vintages) and admire the bell towers of as many as 45 different villages!

Set off and on the way to Reims, the driver-guide will tell you about the wonderful Notre Dame cathedral, dating from the 13th Century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (guided tour followed by one hour of free time). A Gothic masterpiece and site of the coronations of the Kings of France, it is also famous for its many statues and stained glass windows. Visit the Cathedral on your own. 

You will then head to Epernay to enjoy a guided visit of the Moet et Chandon house founded in 1743. Discover the Champagne history and experience a really nice tasting in an amazing setting.
Following this visit, appreciate a traditional lunch at Epernay restaurant “La Cave à Champagne” or “La Table des Terroirs” : Filet de saumon au champagne sur lentillons roses / Coq au vin avec tagliatelles et purée de céleri / Framboisière (nougat sur sorbet framboise) sur coulis de fruits exotiques / 2 glasses of wine
* Examples of menu, subject to modification
* The menus are not available in english

Visit a small wine-grower. Depending on the activity taking place during your visit, learn about one of the stages in the production of Champagne (pressing, fermentation, bottling, etc.) before the owner will offer you a sampling of its own Champagne. 

Depart from Epernay to arrive back at your Paris accommodation at around 5:30 pm.

Please note:

    • While the grape harvest season is taking place between mid-August and end of September, wine making is carried out from mid-September till end of October.
    • It is cool in the cellars, please bring warm clothing (50 degrees Fahrenheit all year long)
    • You will have the opportunity to purchase Champagne and other tasting accessories
    • On-site visit duration: 5h30

    The price includes:

    • Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
    • Services of our driver-guide
    • Tour of Reims Cathedral
    • Visit the wine-making display and taste a glass of Champagne
    • Lunch in Epernay (drinks included)
    • Visit to the Moet et Chandon Champagne house followed by a tasting (or Cartier)
    • Visit to the cellard in english only 

    Further information on your confirmation voucher:

    You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and give it to the driver-guide on the day of your departure.

    • Duration 10:30 hour(s)
    • Tour language
    • Highlights
    • Guided tour in a minibus to discover the Champagne region
    • Includes pickup and drop off from and to your residence in Paris
    • You can have a private excursion for more interaction with our chauffeur/guide
    • Learn more about great champagnes with Moet et Chandon: visit a wine cellar and have a taste test
    • Visit a local producer and have a traditional lunch at Epernay
    • Visit the magnificent and famous Cathedral of Rheims

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    Duration

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    • Customer reviews
    Number of reviews : 51
    Average rating : 4.8 /5
    5/5
    I really enjoyed this tour to Reims and Epernay. The tour guide Nicolas was very knowledgeable and courteous. He was very patient and accommodating to a group of 7 ladies.
    5/5
    Pamela was good guide. Told jokes and kept us informed. Good use of a long day. We felt like we saw plenty. Lunch was delicious. Felt like there could have been another bottle of wine at the table. Difficult to share with 6 other strangers and the cost to the tour company would be minimal. But happy with tour all in all
    5/5
    Excellent tour and very knowledgeable guide. Would have liked more time at the Reims Cathedral.
    5/5
    i know so much more about the making of champagne and especially enjoyed drinking a glass of champagne in the champagne district!
    3/5
    One of the main reasons I chose this tour was because it said that it picked you up from and dropped you back to your hotel. I provided the name and address of the hotel we were staying at when I booked the tour 6 months before we travelled. The night before the tour Paris Vision called our hotel to say that instead of being picked up by the tour mini van at 7.00 am a taxi would pick us up at 6.45 am. The taxi picked us up and dropped us off at the Paris Vision office where we had to join a long queue of people trying to join other tours. When our turn came we were introduced to our Tour Guide and we then spent the next half an hour picking the other people on the tour up from their hotels before leaving Paris. We therefore spent 45 minutes travelling before even starting the tour. The tour itself was quite enjoyable and the lunch was excellent. However, after the tour every other person on the tour was first dropped back to their hotel while we were dropped at the Paris Vision office last of all and had to wait for a taxi in peak hour to take us back to our hotel. We got back to our hotel an hour or so later than the other people on the tour. Even though Paris City Vison paid for the taxis I felt discriminated against because we aren't rich enough to stay in the Latin Quarter!. Our hotel was only five minutes drive from the Arc De Triomphe so it wasn't like we were stating outside of Paris. I found this very upsetting and it detracted from the experience of the tour which I had been very much looking forward to.
    4/5
    Our guide was great and gave us a lot of information. It was an extremely cool tour, Moet is very impressive. It was also cool to see the smaller producers.
    5/5
    Excellent small group tour with a very friendly and accommodating driver. I would highly recommend this tour. Such a beautiful part of France.