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From Reims: Taittinger Champagne Morning Tour & Tastings

4.8 / 5

65 reviews

From Reims: Taittinger Champagne Morning Tour & Tastings

From $99.68 per person

Discover the magnificent coronation city of Reims on a pleasant morning tour. Drive through local vineyards and visit the world recognized Taittinger Champagne House. Explore the cellars of a boutique family-run Champagne grower with tastings included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the city of Reims during a pleasant morning tour
  • Stop in a local vineyard to learn about vine growing
  • Tour the cellars of the world recognized Taittinger Champagne House
  • Enjoy a visit and tasting at a family-run boutique winery
Full description
Start the tour a 9 AM in Reims, where you will be picked up from the meeting point in an air-conditioned minivan. Start the morning by seeing the sights in the fabulous city of Reims. Drive by “Notre Dame de Reims”, one of the first monuments to be registered as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Absorb the historical atmosphere of the city, home of the coronation of more than 25 kings of France. After this, explore the underground cellars of the prestigious Taittinger Champagne House where you will have the opportunity to savor a lovely morning glass of champagne. Take a scenic drive through the northern vineyards of the elegant Montagne de Reims while your guide points out the particularities and peculiarities of the region. Find out why the vines are planted on steep slopes and why the local subsoil is composed of such pure chalk. Continue your bubbly tour when you arrive at a family-run boutique winery. Enjoy a tour of the traditional press and vat room as your guide details the traditional Champagne-making method known as the 'Méthode Champenoise'. Appreciate several tastings of the family's personal production and acquire further knowledge and expertise on the finest sparkling wines. This effervescent tour ends at 1 PM where you will be dropped off back in Reims
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • 4 Champagne tasting
  • Visit to the cathedral
  • Visit and tasting at Taittinger
  • Visit and tasting at a family-run boutique winery
  • Local guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Reims
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Other drinks
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You 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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Meeting point

Outside the tourist office just outside Reims Centre train station, Cour de la Gare, 51100 Reims, France. Please note that there are 2 tourists offices in Reims - the meeting point is at the train station tourist office not the cathedral one. For you are coming by train to Reims for the day: If you are coming from Paris by train, book it as soon as possible to get the best fares. (The trains can get sometimes get fully booked.) • Weekdays (from Monday to Friday) Take the train leaving from Paris Est at 7:38 am and arriving Reims ceter at 8:41 am. Note, there is a connection in this itinerary. • Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) Take the train leaving from Paris Est at 7:55 am and arriving Reims center at 8:56 am. Note, there is a connection in this itinerary.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as you will stop in the vineyards
  • Champagne shipping can be organized for you to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Hong Kong) if you find a bottle that you particularly like
  • Please note that the visit at Taittinger is in English, and cannot be translated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We enjoyed the tour a lot and got some good information out of it. I am not sure it was worth the amount of money that we paid, but the guide was great and super knowledgable. I wish we would have been able to taste more and learn about what goes into the champagnes. For the price we were expecting more.

June 6, 2021

The guide was very nice and told us a lot of things about champagne, the makingmof, the region etc. We could ask a lot of questions. We were lucky to be just the two of us, my friend and me. Not so great was that we could only taste one small glass of Champagne in the Taittinger factory. They could offer another one-also to compare

September 23, 2020

Our tour on 10th March 2020 was absolutely excellent. Martin was super knowledgable about Reims, champagne and much more! We had a fantastic morning and even found a potential champagne supplier for my wedding, for which Martin was very helpful in explaining how the process would work. No doubt we will be back for an official wedding champagne tasting! Martin also recommended some local restaurants and bars for the remainder of our stay in Reims and Epernay which was great to get some local insight. Thanks Martin!

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March 16, 2020

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