Champagne Region Day Trip from Paris by Minivan
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Location: Paris, France
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Champagne Region Day Trip from Paris by Minivan
This tour will take you to the heart of the Champagne country to discover the history and secrets of "The King of Wines". You'll visit a world-renowned champagne house and tour the historic city of Reims, the capital of the Champagne region. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 people on this small group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
What You Can Expect
Your tour begins at Reims Cathedral. A magnificent Gothic church acclaimed for its striking stained glass windows, where the kings of France were once crowned.
The rest of the morning is spent near Epernay where you will visit a traditional vine grower. Depending on the season, you will get the chance to see the grapes being pressed or the wine blended. Whatever the season you'll get to taste the finished product with a glass of the vineyard's own champagne.
You will stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant in the center of Reims, featuring the cuisine of the Champagne region. In the afternoon the tour continues to a guided visit at Moet and Chandon cellars. An expert wine maker will share insights into the production of champagne, you'll take a tour of the cellars and enjoy a tasting session with a glass of champagne.
In January 2016 due to Moet closure, you will visit Cartier cellar.
Moet and Chandon may be visited in the morning and after lunch at Reims you can visit the cellars of the local vine grower.
April to October
Daily except Sunday
November to March
Wednesday and Saturday, and every Monday in March
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 people)
- Professional guide
- Reims Cathedral guided visit
- Lunch with one drink
- Champagne house (please see itinerary to check the house visited depending on the date)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Moet & Chandon wine cellars will be closed in January and on Saturdays from November to March. Moet & Chandon occasionally close for private functions without notice. In this case, your tour guide will select an alternative cellar like George Cartier in Epernay.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Schedule and Pricing
Centrally located Paris hotels (Zip codes 75001-75020)
10 hours 30 minutes
Returns to original departure point
Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.
Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.
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Great trip...Informative, knowledgeable and friendly guide....Fabulous insights to Champaign and the region
We had a great day - Herbert was terrific! He is engaging, well versed in everything Champagne and a wonderful host! Thank you Herbert!!
Our day started with our delightful driver Fred. What a lovely gentleman. This tour is fantastic, being only a small group of 8 people. The scenery was fantastic, our trip to a small champagne producer was the highlight of our tour and the champagne was delicious. We then went to lunch and tasted some superb french cuisine at a restaurant in Reims, all included in the price of our tour. Our tour of the G H Mumm Champagne house was brilliant. A tour not to be missed. Wonderful -- A
We were picked up on time at our hotel by a lovely guide who had lots of knowledge and history. She educated us on France and the wine region on our way to two different champagne houses. Each was interesting in their own ways and gave us a good idea of how small champagne houses differ from the large champagne houses. The lunch was fantastic and overall we had a great day on this tour. It was so enjoyable having someone else do the planning allowing us to sit back, relax and enjoy our day.
Our tour guide Magnus was very helpful and knowledgable about the region. We visited two champagne houses but liked the Dauby one the best. If you have a day don't miss this tour.
Very nice trip.
Great day out and you learn to appreciate why good champagne is so expensive. Lunch was also very enjoyable and tour guide was very entertaining. Would highly recommend this tour.
This was a great day tour I thoroughly enjoyed both wineries and our tour guide was friendly and knowledgable about the wines and the area. The lunch at Reims was lovely and of course the wine was good. I would recommend this tour to anyone
Simply a wonderful day! Lunch was superb! I would recommend this day trip even if you do not like champagne. Very interesting and a beautiful day!
What a fabulous day, right from collection from our apartment to delivery home again. Junior was outstanding with his knowledge, manner and driving skills. Amazing that he can translate between languages and still drive in Paris! Our stop at Gatinois was extremely interesting, and really good to experience a small champagne house before visiting the giant Mumm. Lunch was delicious at a lovely café/restaurant. Money well spent!
My friend and I LOVED this trip! Amy was our charming driver and guide. We got to see Reims Cathedral, its medieval architecture enriched with more recent stained glass windows! Although Moet and Chandon was closed for renovation, Amy made sure we saw its vineyards and church where Dom Perignon was buried. We loved the visit to the small champagne producer, Gatinois, with its young proprietor Louis. We also loved visiting Mumm's cellars and its tour. The day included a delicious lunch at the delightful Anna restaurant. There was something for everyone on this trip.
We really enjoyed the tour and our guide was top notch. We learned so much about champagne that we never knew! The champagne region is absolutely beautiful and the small group allowed for individual attention.
This tour was perfect! Fred was a great tour guide! It was so nice to drive through the beautiful country side of Champagne and taste lovely champagne!
We had a great time! The guide was thoughtful and knowledgeable. The first place we stopped at was small and delightful.
Wonderful day!!!!!! Fun, smooth, educational, delicious!!!!
Laura was fantastic. A great trip all in all
San Diego Traveler
What a great way to spend a day! Small group and fantastic guide, thank you Riccardo! We went to a champagne vineyard that was family owned and after lunch a major manufacturer, both were educational and fun. The lunch was fantastic! We really enjoyed the stop at Reims Cathedral as well.
Great Tour Guide Great Trip
FABULOUS EXPERIENCE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. GUIDE WAS SUPER AND SMALL GOUP OF SEVEN MADE THE TRIP MORE PERSONAL. LUNCHEON WAS TRULY FRENCH - THE MENS EXCEPTIONAL. TOUR OF SMALL WINERY WAS A TREAT NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.
From pick-up to drop- off, the trip was awesome, starting with the picturesque views of sprawling hillsides of beauty and then tasting a small champagne entrepreneur and then experiencing Mumms and it's caves of history of fantastic tour. In between a great lunch, walking through Reims cathedral
Fred was an awesome tour guide!
the trip was great from start to finish
David picked me up exactly at 7 :15 am at my apt . David was an exceptional guide , smart , charming, witty, and an exceptional driver . Reims was fabulous , the champagne cellars great choices , and the lunch absolutely delicious . I had a great time better than expected
Loved Fred and all of his friends along the way. Had great time tasting champagne and a delightful lunch. Only complaint would be to go to more houses of champagne. Very enjoyable
At checkout we'll ask you to select a hotel from the list below. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.
Commonly Asked Questions
That's ok! At checkout you can select an alternative hotel and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.
Once your hotel arrangements are finalized, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.
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