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From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

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From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

From US$ 304.51 per person

Take a day tour in a small or private group to discover the Champagne region. Visit a world-famous champagne house, such as Moët & Chandon or Taittinger. Enjoy an authentic French lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Paris

  • 2 hours
  • Epernay (champagne house)

  • Champagne (champagne tasting)

  • Champagne (lunch)

  • Hautvillers (vineyard)

  • 2 hours
  • Paris

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Visit 3 Champagne houses including a world famous one and two small traditional champagne houses
  • Enjoy a typical French lunch paired with Champagne at the house of the winemaker or a local restaurant
  • Walk along the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, visit Hautvillers (Dom Perignon’s village) and enjoy a panoramic view over the vineyard
  • Spend an unforgettable moment during a masterclass in the heart of the vineyard
  • Taste 8 different Champagnes during the day
Full description
Tour starts at your hotel (if located in Paris) or at the central Paris meeting point. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7.30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on the way to Champagne, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of champagne! Once you arrive in Champagne, you'll start your day with a visit to a very prestigious Estate (Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier etc. depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided-tour with a tasting. Back in your air-conditioned minivan, admire the landscapes and stop in the heart of the vineyard to enjoy a masterclass led by your wine expert guide. He will teach you the basis of the wine professional tasting. Then you will practice by enjoying a special cuvee. Next stop is for lunch in a family-run champagne House or at a local restaurant (depending on availability). You will have the chance to taste several glasses of champagne and ratafias (another local wine), paired with local food. Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Champagne Rosé… what would you pair them with? After lunch, enjoy a digestive tour through the vineyard of the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. Learn the characteristics of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, and enjoy amazing views over the vineyard. Get ready to take some pictures! Your guide will drive you to Hautvillers, a typical French village, home of the legendary Dom Perignon. Last but not least, visit another family-run winery where you will learn the art of sabrage or disgorgement “à la volée” (a technique for opening a champagne bottle), depending on availability. Taste several delicious champagnes before heading back to Paris, where you will be dropped off in a central, well connected area.
Includes
  • Visit to 3 Champagne houses, each followed by a tasting
  • Champagne and food pairing lunch
  • Transport from Paris (your hotel if centrally located or from a meeting point) in an air-conditioned comfortable minivan (8 passengers max)
  • English-speaking driver guide sharing knowledge and anecdotes
  • Authentic masterclass led by your wine expert/guide in the vines (depending on weather conditions from April)
  • Tips
  • Hotel drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • Please advise on any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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 a full refund
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible. There are lots of stairs to access the underground galleries
  • Caves and wine cellars are usually quite cold and damp (45 °F / 10 °C): do not forget to bring warm clothes with you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Simone was AMAZING!!!! We had high expectations for this tour and they were easily beaten. Our tour guide was so professional, so prompt, so detailed, so attentive, and so caring. We had the most amazing time. Way more than 8 tastings, great champagne tours at amazing wineries, an incredible lunch! A full day and worth every penny and then some!

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November 27, 2021

Very good communication about pick up times etc met at our front door on time and very friendly knowledgeable guide, Emeline. Safe driver. Tours interesting and informative and tastings generous. Our champagne stop in the local vineyards was very nice. Lunch and pairings fun. Good to see large famous house, small independent and a co operative. Country drives and scenery a bonus. Thank you great day trip.

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November 17, 2021

This tour was fun. Emiline was informative and very approachable. We found the Tattinger cellars really interesting, the champagne tasting was lovely. Our included lunch at Julian Chopin was delicious paired with more yummy champagne tastings. Our small group was friendly too which made the day even better. Only thing was the air-conditioning didn't work well in the whole van - cold at the front & too warm in the back Would definitely recommend this tour.

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October 22, 2021

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