4 Days Private Champagne Travel Package - Reims France
Food & Wine
Small Groups ( 2~8 )
- Know before
- Meeting point
- Travel through the Champagne vineyards
- Tour Famous Champagne Houses such as Moët & Chandon or Veuve Clicquot
- Visit Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
- Visit Hautvillers village, home of Dom Pérignon
- English speaking guides, local experts of Champagne
- Tour can be customized to suit your interests
Program & Itinerary
Best known for the eponymous sparkling white wine which originates here, Champagne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site characterized by lush landscapes and vineyards climbing up gently undulating hills.
Delve into “champagne country” and explore Epernay, home to some of the most celebrated champagne producers, such as Moët & Chandon or Perrier-Jouët, and when you’ve had your fill of champagne why not wander the streets of the gothic villages dotted around the otherwise pristine countryside?
Champagne is a region that should be on every wine lover’s itinerary. Join us on one of our tours to explore this rural idyll with cellar visits and taste the bubbly wine that gave this region its fame. This private package includes accommodation in carefully selected hotels, the services of professional English-speaking driver guides, 2 full days of touring that cover the essentials to see & visit while in Champagne as well as all the tasting fees in the wineries.
While we believe the itinerary constitutes a perfect introduction to the region, our travel experts will be happy to customize the tour if needed.
ARRIVAL TRANSFER IN REIMSPick up in Reims Train Station.Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.Arrive in the City of Kings and Explore the Historic QuartersReims is one of France’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. It offers visitors an amazing choice of fine restaurants, brasseries and shops, lively nightlife, concerts, festivals and...Pick up in Reims Train Station.
Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.
Arrive in the City of Kings and Explore the Historic Quarters
Reims is one of France’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. It offers visitors an amazing choice of fine restaurants, brasseries and shops, lively nightlife, concerts, festivals and cultural events, and of course, world-famous Champagne houses to visit and sample the local nectar. With tree-lined avenues, elegant squares and a magnificent gothic cathedral that played host to the coronation of several kings of France, Reims is a city for all occasions.
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GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF REIMS / VEUVE CLICQUOT TASTING / MARNE VALLEY CHAMPAGNE WINE TOURBreakfast at your hotel.9.30am Pick up at your hotel. Reims – City of ChampagneBegin your private tour with a sightseeing tour of Reims and let your professional driver/guide introduce you to the City of Coronations. The main highlights of this sightseeing tour include the Saint Rémi Abbey, a Unesco World Heritage...Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at your hotel.
Reims – City of Champagne
Begin your private tour with a sightseeing tour of Reims and let your professional driver/guide introduce you to the City of Coronations. The main highlights of this sightseeing tour include the Saint Rémi Abbey, a Unesco World Heritage Site, that combines Romanesque elements from the mid-11th century with early Gothic features from the latter half of the 12th century.
Other attractions include the vaulted ‘Halles du Boulingrin’ that today shelters a food market, the statue of Joan of Arc, the Porte de Mars, a three-arched triumphal gate built in the 2nd century AD and the famous Palais du Tau, former archbishop’s residence, redesigned in neoclassical style between 1671 and 1710, where French princes stayed before their coronations – and where they threw sumptuous banquets afterwards. Your sightseeing tour will end at the Cathedral.
Visit One Of France's Most Important Gothic Structures
As Lonely Planet puts it: “No matter what you have read, nothing can prepare you for that first skyward glimpse of Reims’ gargantuan Gothic cathedral.” Erected between 1211 and 1516, in accordance with an architectural program of immense artistic richness, the Cathedral of Reims is without any doubt, one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic Art.
Follow your guide as you admire spectacular Medieval Stained-Glass Windows or the richness of the sculptural ensemble, bringing stone to life of which the celebrated "Ange au Sourire" is the best example.
Enjoy an Array of Tantalizing Champagne
After the visit of Reims, begin your Champagne wine tour. Arrive at the famous Veuve Clicquot Champagne Maison. Here, learn about the History of this Great Maison and how a Widow (Veuve in French) created the first truly "modern" Champagne in 1811 thanks to a brand-new technique called riddling and developed by Veuve Clicquot!
Your guide will also explain the origins of the famous Yellow Label as your tour takes you to the heart of this House evoking both heritage and savoir-faire. This tour will also be enriching as you will better understand how a ‘Cuvée’ of Champagne is created. Participate in a commented tasting of the Yellow Label Brut!
Depart for the Montagne de Reims region – possible optional Grand Crus pairing lunch
Then, drive through the Champagne vineyards. The Montagne de Reims lies between the Marne and the Vesle Rivers, forming a broad, undulating headland of forests and thickets that stretches east-west for about 30km and north-south for 6-10km. The region produces robust wines with a crisp palate and a fragrant nose — qualities that give Champagne wines their backbone. The average annual yield, from an area of some 2,000 hectares, ranges from 15-35hl/hectare depending on the year.
Arrive at a local winery in the Ambonnay Grand Cru village area where the Foureur family have been making wine since the 16th C. and producing Champagne under their own brand since 1875. They own 4 hectares of Grands Crus vines and are especially renowned for their Pinot Noir. This allows them to produce 20 000 bottles per year that are mainly sold in France.
Far from the commercial aspect of the “Grandes Maisons” here its more about ancestral methods used for the wine making process. After the tour and tasting, it will be possible for you to enjoy a Lunch at the domain paired with Grand Cru Champagne (optional). There are other possibilities for lunch and your guide will make suggestions accordingly.
End the day with a tasting session in the Marne Valley Producing region
More than 4 000 estates contribute to the prestige of Champagne and maintain the Tradition from generation to generation to create the true expression of Champagne. Your day will end with a visit and Champagne tasting session in a Family Owned property.
The House was created in 1875 in the little village of Damery. Laure and David are proud to be today the Fifth generation of winemakers. They are focused on the respect of both tradition and ancestral methods.
Their champagne, ‘Plaisir d’Antan’ is for instance a good example of this philosophy: Made of a 100 percent Chardonnay, this Cuvée is aged in oak casks as it was before the creation of stainless steel vats giving a unique taste to the Champagne. They work as independent winemakers with 12 hectares of vineyards and produce 80 000 bottles.
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EPERNAY / MÖET & CHANDON TASTING / HAUTVILLERS VILLAGE / CHAMPAGNE TASTING IN MONTAGNE DE REIMSBreakfast at your hotel.9.30am Pick up at your hotelReach Epernay the Champagne Capital of the WorldBegin your day with the scenic ‘Route du Champagne’. It meanders among the vineyards and picturesque villages, offering a charming bucolic landscape. We will then take you to the Côte des Blancs producing area where...Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at your hotel
Reach Epernay the Champagne Capital of the World
Begin your day with the scenic ‘Route du Champagne’. It meanders among the vineyards and picturesque villages, offering a charming bucolic landscape. We will then take you to the Côte des Blancs producing area where some of the most famous ‘Grandes Maisons’ de Champagne are located, before reaching Epernay. Epernay is without any doubt the Capital of Champagne.
Within the town, the astonishing ‘Avenue de Champagne in Epernay’ is literally dotted with 18th century Mansions, small Castles or more contemporary looking buildings. These stunning buildings are no other than the headquarters of prestigious Champagne Houses such as Moet & Chandon, Pol Roger, Mercier or Vranken to name just a few. Beneath the town, underground tunnels and galleries cover more than 110 kilometers and are home to several million bottles of the precious wine.
Sample World Class Champagne at Moët & Chandon Grande Maison
The Moet & Chandon cellars are an exceptional heritage of the House, the unique testimony of several centuries of winemaking. Guardians of a real treasure, they represent the talent and the work of several generations of men and women. Led by professional guides, this tour will invite you to discover the expertise of the oenologists and the legacy of a know-how developed over time and passed on through several generations of cellar masters. The tour ends with a commented tasting and a glass of Moet Impérial.
Take part in a unique Champagne Tasting and lunch in a boutique Winery (optional)
The estate was established at the time of the French revolution. Pierre developed the family vineyard just after WWI transforming the domain and combining the trades of grape broker with that of Champagne wine merchant.
In 1929, Pierre purchased his own press and started to buy grapes and create his own Champagne. In 1947, with his 2 sons Jacques and Jean-Guy, he created the Champagne brand Jacquinot & Sons. Jacques looked after sales and Jean-Guy developed the vineyard which today covers 17 ha and makes wines of the highest quality. Jean-Manuel, Jean-Guy’s son, Oenologist in charge of production since 1998 is now running the Estate with the help of François Nicolet, Jacques’s son-in-law.
Here you will visit the estate & taste the local Champagne and if you wish, a Champagne pairing lunch can be organized for you. Your guide can also make some recommendations if you care for another type of lunch.
Meet one of Champagne’s most prestigious figure
After lunch, meet a prestigious figure of Champagne : Dom Perignon. If there is to be one place where the word Champagne makes really any sense then it must be at Hautvillers, a typical village of the area where the Monk Pérignon finalized the Champagne Method, making this wine become the King of all wines! As you stroll through the narrow streets discover the facades, the old ensigns as well as the Abbey (cannot be visited) where Dom Pérignon is buried.
End the day with another Champagne Tasting in a Traditional Champagne House
Established in 1912 in the small village of Damery located close to Epernay, the Champagne House J. de Telmont is one of the last Family owned Champagne Houses. Historically a winegrowers’ family, the House J. de Telmont today owns 36 hectares of vineyard located in prestigious villages, where the 3 major grape varieties of Champagne are grown: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Here, you will participate in a small visit & tasting of the Champagnes produced on site and acquire more facts & figures about this elegant drink.
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DEPARTURE TRANSFER FROM REIMSBreakfast at your hotel and return transfer to the train station of Reims. End of our services.Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer to the train station of Reims. End of our services.Read moreRead less
4* Hotel OptionFrom € 890.00
Base 2 persons in double room sharing1435€ p/p
Base 4 persons in double room sharing1080€ p/p
Base 6 persons in double room sharing950€ p/p
Base 8 persons in double room sharing890€ p/p
5* Hotel OptionFrom € 1,730.00
Base 2 persons in double room sharing2270€ p/p
Base 4 persons in double room sharing1910€ p/p
Base 6 persons in double room sharing1780€ p/p
Base 8 persons in double room sharing1730€ p/p
Hotel de la Paix (or similar)The Best Western Premier Hotel de la Paix is located in the heart of Reims, the Champagne capital, in an exceptional setting, just a stone’s ...
The Best Western Premier Hotel de la Paix is located in the heart of Reims, the Champagne capital, in an exceptional setting, just a stone’s throw away from the cathedral.
The hotel, which combines modernity and cultural heritage, has 163 comfortable, soundproof and air-conditioned rooms. Amenities include a sylish, cosy bar, a brasserie restaurant, a terrace with deckchairs, but also an indoor pool, a fitness room and a steam room.
With its contemporary lines, modern furniture, ancient stones and harmonious colours, the atmosphere is serene, fluent and calm.Show moreShow lessShow 4 medias
Domaine Les Crayères (or similar)Les Crayères is a mythical property in the heart of Reims, nestled discreetly in a seven hectare park full of lush vegetation. ...
Les Crayères is a mythical property in the heart of Reims, nestled discreetly in a seven hectare park full of lush vegetation.
The refined rooms feature antique-style furnishings, free Wi-Fi, TVs, DVD players and minibars. Upgraded quarters add fireplaces, terraces, separate living areas and/or canopy beds.
A sophisticated restaurant serves seasonal cuisine in an elegant dining room. There's also a casual brasserie, plus a genteel bar in the sunroom. Other amenities include landscaped grounds and multiple terraces.Show moreShow lessShow 4 medias
Know before you book
- Tour available all year round
- Champagne houses tours & tastings depend on availability at time of booking
- If Veuve Clicquot or Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandonis are not available, we will replace it with another similar winery
- Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
- Prices are per person - based on the number of travelers
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
What type of vehicles are used during a Champagne private wine tour?Our company uses only premium cars or minivans for all our private tours in France. All vehicles include individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg room.
Who conducts your private wine tours from Reims?All our tours are conducted by English speaking local guides, experts in the destination where they are based. Most of them are fully licensed guides that are authorized to make commentaries in museums, monuments and historical city centers. In the wine regions, most of them hold the WSET level 2 in wines & sprits or are professional sommeliers. Finally, we are proud to mention that we work essentially with our own in-house guides.
Should I stay in Reims or Epernay on a private Champagne Travel Package?If you are looking to experience a fabulous stay in the Champagne region of France both Reims and Epernay make for great locations to base yourself in. To make your decision, here are a few differences between the two that could help:
Is larger than Epernay and has more options when it comes to sightseeing, restaurant choices and the number of attractions that one can visit. Some of the major Champagne Houses can be visited within the city and the History & Culture is present everywhere. Top attractions in Reims include the Cathedral, the Tau Palace and Saint Rémy Basilica.
Epernay is one of those Charming small towns of France. Coined the Capital of Champagne, it is home to a very large number of famous Champagne Houses. This means that you will have the opportunity to visit and champagne taste in a number of cellars.
Which evere you choose, please note that we can organize all Champagne tours departing from either Reims or Epernay.
What can we expect on this Champagne private travel package?This package highlights all the most significant sights of Champagne including Reims & Epernay. It also includes a large number of Champagne tasting sessions. You will visit charming small towns, authentic villages like Hautvillers home of Dom Perignon, taste local food and delicious Champagne. You will be accompanied at all times by your English speaking local guide.
Can we modify the program of this private Champagne package?Yes, absolutely. As this is a private tour just for you and your party, you can modify the program and adapt it to your wishes. Contact our team of travel experts and let them know what you would like to modify and they will do the rest. We will need to have a final program established before the 1st day of your tour.
Then, once your tour begins, you can also adapt the itinerary of the day directly with your guide. Please note however that if you decide not to take part in an activity or visit that was included on your tour, the fees of the activity will not be refunded.
Can we choose which Champagne wineries we will visit during private travel package?Yes, absolutely. We have included 2 of the most prestigious Champagne Houses in this program but if you would like to include some specific wineries just reach out to our team of travel experts and they will do the rest. To organize your perfect Champagne tour, you will need to communicate a budget per person for your tasting fees as there are numerous options to choose from. Once we have this information, our team will be able to pre-arrange the corresponding visits.
Are lunches included on this Champagne private small group package?In general, we never include lunch on our private packages unless there is a local restaurant we believe that it would enhance your experience in the region you are visiting. It is possible for us, if you wish, to include lunch during your days of touring with us. Just reach out to our team of travel experts and they will do the rest. We will pre-book local restaurants adapted to your budget and that highlight the local cuisine.
On this particular package, you have the option to select a Champagne lunch in a local winery. You will be asked to choose this option during the booking process. If you choose not to select these options, then the tour will stop in an area where there will be different options. You can can also ask your guide on each morning to give you some recommendations for the day.
Is this private Champagne small group private tour only available in English?No, we have guides that speak fluently other languages. If you would like a private tour in another language don't hesitate to get back to us and we will let you know if your language is available in the region you are visiting.