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

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

Discover the Champagne region of France on a shared or private wine-tasting tour from Paris. Explore a top champagne house and a family-owned winery, with plenty of wine tastings and a traditional French lunch during the day. Start with pickup from your centrally-located hotel in Paris. Meet your driver-guide and travel in a cozy air-conditioned minivan to the Champagne region. Enjoy tasty croissants on the way, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of champagne. Once you arrive in Champagne, start your day with a visit to a prestigious champagne estate (one of Moët & Chandon, Mumm, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier, Pommery, Lanson - upon availabilities). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided tour with a tasting. Continue the journey and admire the landscapes as you make your way to a tranquil vineyard. Enjoy a tasting of local led by your expert guide. Discover the basics of professional wine tasting, and how to identify the characteristics of each wine. Stop for lunch in a family-run champagne house or at a top local restaurant. Taste several glasses of champagne such as Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Champagne Rosé, and ratafias (sweet liqueur). Pair the wines with a delicious lunch of authentic French cuisine. 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. Last, but not least, visit another family-run winery where you may learn the art of sabrage or disgorgement “à la volée” (a technique for opening a champagne bottle). Taste several delicious champagnes before heading back to Paris, where you will be dropped off in a central area.

Reims: Guided Tour of Cathedral of Notre Dame de Reims

2. Reims: Guided Tour of Cathedral of Notre Dame de Reims

Journey back in time on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, a monument of French Gothic art and architecture where many of the kings of France were crowned. Upon arrival, admire the breathtaking façade of the cathedral, which dates to the middle ages, before heading inside to discover the church's many secrets. Inside, admire fine tapestries and stained glassed windows from the 13th to 20th centuries. Learn more about the history of the church from your licensed guide and discover which kings were crowned there.

Epernay: Tethered Balloon Experience

3. Epernay: Tethered Balloon Experience

Go on an adventure in a tethered giant helium-filled balloon, tied near the bottom of the Avenue de Champagne, and fly up to 150 meters from the ground.  Enjoy views over the town and the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage vineyards. Admire a bird’s eye view of this beautiful area.  Look down into the hidden gardens of the beautiful Belle Epoque mansions and take in this unique atmosphere.

From Reims: Champagne and Family-Run Wineries Tour

4. From Reims: Champagne and Family-Run Wineries Tour

Engage your senses with Champagne tastings at family-run, boutique wineries on this tour from Reims. Venture into cellars and uncover the secrets to producing Champagne. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned van and visit the charming village of Hautvillers.  Meet your local guide at 2.00 pm in front of the tourist office of Reims Centre train station and start your afternoon with a drive through the countryside. Continue with a visit of a family-run winery. Tour the still-used traditional press and tank room as your guide details the traditional Champagne producing methods with a concrete and visual approach. Appreciate several tastings of their products and acquire tasting knowledge and expertise with these rare Champagnes. Appreciate a moment in the vineyard, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage Champagne vines, and acquire knowledge about the terroir particularities. Enjoy the village of Hautvillers, the birthplace of Champagne. Visit the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried. Finish your tour with a visit at another family-run winery, where you will be able to taste and compare various “cuvées.” After an afternoon full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off in front of the tourist office of Reims central train station between 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

From Paris: Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour

5. From Paris: Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour

Explore the Champagne region and see the historic city of Reims to discover where French royalty were crowned on a guided day tour from Paris. Visit the cellars of reputable champagne producers, learn about the history of the region, taste local wines, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Start with a pickup from your hotel or accommodation and head for the heart of the champagne region, Épernay. Take a guided tour of one of the grand champagne houses such as: Mercier, Nicolas Feuillatte, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, Moet & Chandon or other famous champagne houses, depending on availability, as well as a smaller estate later in the day. Learn about the history of its namesake and sip on fine champagne. Discover local gastronomy and savor a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant. See the vines up and personal while your experienced guide tells you about the different varietals of grapes, the terroir, and what makes champagne so celebrated. Visit a local champagne house and meet the people behind the production of this great drink. Taste their elegant and exclusive product and hear about the history of their champagne estate. Transfer to the historic city of Reims in the Champagne region of France. See the magnificent Reims Cathedral, marvel at its Gothic architecture and learn about its role in history of the region and some of the treasured contained within its walls. Finish with a drop off at your hotel, having tasted and experienced the best champagne has to offer.

From Reims: Morning Champagne Tour and Tastings

6. From Reims: Morning Champagne Tour and Tastings

Meet your local guide at 9.00 am in front of the tourist office of Reims centre train station. Become an expert of the "méthode champenoise" starting your tour discovering the first small producer and discover their fascinating work by visiting their estate with its press, cuverie and cellars. Enjoy three of their best cuvées. Now you know everything there is to know about champagne, its terroir and production methods. It's time to put your knowledge into practice! Visit a second small producer: talk and share with the owners on a tour of their estate and let your taste buds sparkle as you discover the wide range of aromas and flavors that Champagne can offer through 3 new cuvées! Your morning tour ends at 1.00 pm in front of Reims centre train station.

From Paris: Small-Group Champagne Day Trip with Six Tastings

7. From Paris: Small-Group Champagne Day Trip with Six Tastings

Visit the only place in the world that grows and produces Champagne on a full-day trip from Paris. Take a guided tour of the Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne House and a family-run winery. Enjoy included tasting opportunities and the chance to discover Reims Cathedral during the day. Start the tour from Paris on a minibus that will take you to Champagne. Visit the quaint chapel of the Abbey at Hautvillers, which is also the gravesite of Dom Pérignon, the father of Champagne. Learn about him with your guide, then meet with a local producer to hear about the wine-growing process. Enjoy a fully-guided tour at the House of Nicolas Feuillatte, the world’s largest producer of Champagne. Taste 3 glasses of Champagne on your Champagne house tour. You'll also have the opportunity to taste at least 3 different types of Champagne at a local family-run winery and pick up some bottles for souvenirs. Before heading back to Paris, visit the Reims Cathedral of Notre Dame, one of the defining models of Gothic art, and have free time to see the area where 25 French Kings were crowned.

Reims: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

8. Reims: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Reims at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Reim’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the urban exploration game later or save the rest for another day. Start the activity anytime, the schedule is indicative. Download the app and let the fun begin at the beautiful Square Colbert. Decipher the clues and head to your next stops, the historical triumphal arch La Porte de Mars and the 13th-century Musée-Hôtel Le Vergeur. Next, stop by the Cryptoportique, a passageway from ancient Roman times. Head on to discover timeless landmarks like the Carnegie Library, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Palais de Justice, Reims' historic courthouse. Explore the beautiful Reims Opera House and unlock your final riddles before finishing the tour at the Place Drouet d'Erlon, the plaza featuring an iconic gilded victory statue.

Passy-Grigny: Chocolate and Champagne Tasting Tour

9. Passy-Grigny: Chocolate and Champagne Tasting Tour

The roots of this Champagne House are in Passy-Grigny, a village in the heart of Marne Valley where a famous priest, Aime Caudron, had a visionary and promising idea. In 1929, he gathered the winemakers of the village to create what has become known as the Meunier grape. That English tour gives you the chance to go behind the scenes and learn how Champagne is made. From the Passy-Grigny vine grower’s first press to the current modern vat house, it invites novices and experts alike into the unique and prestigious universe of Champagne. You will finish the experience with a tasting of 3 Champagnes paired with 3 Chocolates.

Passy-Grigny: Champagne Tour with 3 Meunier Tastings

10. Passy-Grigny: Champagne Tour with 3 Meunier Tastings

Head into the heart of Marne Valley to the charming village of Passy-Grigny where your Champagne adventure awaits. Enjoy a guided tour and discover everything there is to know about Champagne including the unique grapes that are used to make it and how it is produced. See both old and new Champagne presses, watch a mini-movie about vines and wines, and ignite your passion for Meunier grapes. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting session of three Champagnes.

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Awesome day trip. Our tour guide TJ was excellent. Slight suggestion would be to skip the second detailed behind the scenes session and replace with a visit to another winery for a tasting so you can soak up the area of Champagne a little better. Was a bit repetitive.

Our guide, Jean Baptiste (JB) was the best. He was knowledgeable about the area and was able to share a lot about wine. We had a great day and are thankful for the experience.

Ana has been an excellent guide, super punctual and very knowledgeable about the champagne making process. It has been a pleasant afternoon. Recommendable!

Such an amazing experience and every place we went to was fantastic. Bastian was a perfect guide and would love to have him again in the future.

David was a great, amazing driver and tourist guide. 1000% worth the visit to Champagne