Champagne day trip from Paris
Your Champagne day tour from Paris will start with a pick up at your
accommodation at 8:00 am in Paris in a private luxury van (hotel or
private apartment). Your driver-guide will give you a brief explanation of your day program in the Champagne region during your 2-hour
drive, then you will be able to start your Champagne private tour by
visiting one of these houses and cellar :
Best Champagne tours in Epernay (tasting fees not included in our tours):
Moet & Chandon cellars from 24 euros per person
Dom Perignon private tour: 115 euros per person
Small producer near Epernay: 25 euros per person (in the Côte des Blancs, the area where mostly Chardonnay grapes are grown)
Champagne wine tours in Reims (with a small group in the cellars):
Ruinart guided tour: 70 euros per person
Veuve Clicquot tour : 25 euros per person (standard tour) or 50 euros (for the high end tour)
Taittinger cellars tour: from 20 euros per adult
Pommery or Mumm guided tour: 25 euros per person
Smaller producer near Reims: 25 euros per person
Please note that the wine cellars in a winery can be quite damp & cold (50°F/10°C), bring warm clothes for the visit. This tour is not recommended for anyone who is disabled or has trouble with lots of stairs (or for small children)
of your tour guides are originally from the Champagne region and lived
half of their life there, so they know the region very well and can
recommend you which are the best choices.
For lunch, experience
either a typical bistro-type restaurant or one of the finest restaurants
in the region (lunch not included in our tours).
By visiting the Champagne area in France you will :
- learn about the Champagne's making process (pinoit noir , pinot meunier, chardonnay grapes)
- receive the most important facts about the local industry, understand the difference between a brut, extra brut and sec
- visit some of the best Champaign houses
- taste great bubbly bottles from small producers that you can not find in your country
- know the difference between a non-vintage & vintage Champagne, a grand cru and a premier cru village
- make the difference between the cuvée & the taille, understand how rosé Champagne is made
- learn about the harvesting, the alcoholic fermentation, the dosage, the riddling, and so much more
Champagne day trips have a total duration of 11h maximum and include
the visit of two bubbly houses in Reims and Epernay (or nearby). You
may ask for a quick third tasting (without visiting the cellars this
time) in a small village near Epernay on request. 80 euros per extra hour.
On request, if you are interested in French history we can :
you a guided tour of the Reims cathedral, where King Clovis was
baptized by Saint Remi in AD 498 and where 31 French Kings were crowned
(Reims is the City of the Coronations) or
- visit the museum of the
Reddition In Reims where the Nazis capitulated first on May 7th, 1945
before signing again the next day in Berlin
- drive you through the
colorful vineyards of the most noble of wines and its typical villages,
among them Hautvillers, the village where Dom Perignon used to live and
where his tomb is, Ay, Oger etc.
We only give private tours of the Champagne
region from Paris. On request, we can start the tour from Reims or
Epernay (we do not give any shared/semi-private tours)
wonder what is the best way to get to the Champagne region from Paris,
we offer the most comfortable door-to-door service from your
accommodation in Paris with our luxury Mercedes vans. If you eventually
wish to meet one of our licensed tour guides in Reims or in Epernay we
can also provide this service, please contact us for a quote.
We like to pick you up at 8:00am for you to be able to enjoy your Champagne excursion the most.
Please contact us first before booking to make sure we have the availability.
local cities of Reims and Epernay are home of the major producers. The Champagne region has 34,000 ha (83,000 acres) of
vineyards. From Paris, it is a 90mn - 2hour drive maximum.
Champagne Private Tour Rates: