After arriving in the Champagne region, your day will start with a drive on scenic road in the Marne area.
The backroads you will take with your guide will let you appreciate the great diversity of the landscapes. The vineyards will be punctuated by picturesque villages such as Cumières and Damery. Since the French strongly believe that the wines are the expression of a specific “terroir”, your tour guide reveal you the specificities of the area. Making good Champagne wines always starts with good grapes!
Sightseeing of the Champagne Avenue in Epernay.
Epernay is commonly known as the "Capital of Champagne". The main street of the town is even more famous: this is where you can find the most prestigious Maisons de Champagne, such as Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Mercier, etc.
Guided tour and tasting at the worldwide famous Grande Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon.*
Less than 40 years after Claude Möet founded the Maison, in 1743, his sparkling wines were sold everywhere in the world and the Moët & Chandon Maison became internationally known! Since that time, the Moët & Chandon bottles have been regularly opened to celebrate special occasions, in France and worldwide.
*According to the availability, Moët and Chandon could be replaced by Mercier or De Castellane.
Traditional lunch paired with Champagne.
You will savor a traditional lunch in a typical village of Champagn, paired with different sorts of Champagne It will be the occasion to learn what kind of Champagne goes best with your meal.
The Marne Valley
After lunch, we will make our way to a 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, who passed down thei bussinesses from generation to generation with one single aim: producing the greatest Champagne wines!
Guided tour of the village of Hautvillers.
You will then discover the village of Hautvillers. There, you will know more about the major figure of the Champagne region: Dom Pérignon, the monk who finalized the process of elaborating Champagne wines. His remains are reverently buried in the former Abbey Church of Hautvillers.
Return: at 05:00PM, at the Train Station of Reims (forecourt).
- Our guide can lead the tour in a maximum of two languages
- The visit of the Grandes Maisons de Champagne will be only in english.
The price includes:
Transportation in a very comfortable minivan (full options), semi-private English speaking escort guide, entrance fees & tastings at Moët & Chandon and in a family-run estate, Avenue de Champagne tour, stop in Hautvillers, Champagne wine tasting lunch with drinks included.
Wineries and family estates may change depending on their availability.
The price doesn't include:
- Personal expenses, extra,
- Pick up at your hotel