Wine Day Trip From Paris To Champagne

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Between 7am - 7:30am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Paris hotels or a central meeting location in Paris
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off in central Paris at Hôtel de Ville
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Discover the region of Champagne in one day on this tour from Paris. You'll enjoy guided visits and tastings at renowned Champagne houses such as Mot and Chandon or Veuve Clicquot, as well as smaller wineries, plus have lunch at a family-run estate. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore vineyards, walk through chalk cellars, and learn about this legendary sparkling wine. This 11-hour tour is by minivan with a guide, who specializes in wine and Champagne and shares knowledge and anecdotes.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Your driver guide picks you up in a comfortable minivan in Paris for the roughly 1.5-hour drive to Champagne, the region where the famous French bubbles are produced. On your way to the vineyards, enjoy croissants and other pastries while your guide tells you about the amazing world of Champagne.

Begin with the visit to a prestigious Champagne house such as Mot and Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, or Mumm (depending on availability). Check out beautiful chalk cellars full of bottles, get lost in a maze of galleries, and enjoy a Champagne tasting at the end of your tour, by which time the mysterious Mthode Champenoise will no longer be a secret to you.

Continue your day trip with a drive through the vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, Cote des Blancs, and Valle de la Marne, between Reims, Ay, and Epernay. While you admire the scenic views, learn how to distinguish the three different Champagne grapes: chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier. Your next stop is a family-run winery where you'll have lunch. Meet the winemaker and enjoy a meal of traditional food paired with a Champagne tasting.

After lunch, head to Hautvillers to visit its abbey and soak up the atmosphere of a typical French village, where Benedictine monk Dom Perignon made sparkling Champagne for the first time more than 300 years ago. Then visit another family-run winery, and see a sabrage or a dgorgement la vole (depending on availability). Enjoy a tasting of authentic Champagnes that you don't get the chance to enjoy outside of France.

Throughout your day trip, you'll listen to plenty of information about how Champagne is made. Hear about Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs. Find out how Champagne Ros is made. Discover if Grands Crus and Premiers Crus exist in Champagne. Find out if there is a specific Champagne terroir. Hear about the history of the Champagne region and how the coronation of French kings used to take place in Reims' Gothic cathedral.

Following your third tasting, your guide drives you back and drops you off in central Paris (Htel de Ville)

Inclusions

  • Pickup from your hotel if located in Paris, Drop off in central Paris (Htel de Ville)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan 
  • Guided visits of at least 2 Champagne houses, including a big one (Mot & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot) and a middle sized one
  • Champagne tasting at two wineries visited
  • Gourmet lunch at a family-run Champagne house (upon availability) with Champagne and food pairing 
  • Driver-guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off. Drop-off in central Paris at Htel de Ville

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Schedule and wineries visited are subject to minor changes depending on the season and on supplier availability

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Not wheelchair accessible; there are a lot of stairs to access the underground galleries

Caves and wine cellars are usually cold and damp (45F / 10C); do not forget to bring warm clothes with you

Private tours (including for bigger groups) are possible upon request; please specify at the time of the booking