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Champagne Day Tour - Sparkling Day

Champagne Day Tour - Sparkling Day

8 hours From
AU$691 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Champagne
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Tour Code
    FBT-19-2667
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Tue to Sat
8 hours From
AU$691 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Champagne
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Tour Code
    FBT-19-2667
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Tue to Sat
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsAdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

Get into the heart of Champagne wine region with refreshing trip along the scenic Route du Champagne, a guided tour of UNESCO-listed Reims Cathedral, and luxurious champagne tasting at Grande Dame Veuve Clicquot. This private tour ends with exploration and tasting at a legenderary family estate located in the beaufiful Marne’s Valley.

This tour is available from March 1st to December 23rd.

Departure Time: 9:00 am

Meeting Point: Pick up at your hotel located in Reims or Epernay areas or at Reims train station

Itinerary

Pick up at your hotel in Reims or Epernay area or at Reims train station at 9:30 am.

Arriving in the Champagne region, you start your day with the scenic Route du Champagne. It meanders among the vineyards and picturesque villages, offering a charming bucolic landscape. We take you to the Côte des Blancs for a sightseeing of some of the most famous Grandes Maisons de Champagne such as: Bollinger, Gosset, Deutz, etc. En route the countryside is enamelled with beautiful Grand Cru villages like Ay, Hautvillers, Bouzy, Le Mesnil, Vernezay, etc.

Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims
Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. You'll be captivated by the unique stained glasses and the exceptionally rich statuary – over 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel. It is here that King Clovis was baptized around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France would be crowned here!

Tour and "Bubbling" tasting at Veuve Clicquot producer since 1772
Includes product descriptions, a company history, profile of the owner, and harvest information.

Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, the house played an important role in establishing champagne as a favored drink of Bourgeoisie and Nobility throughout Europe. After the death of her Husband, in 1805, Barbe Nicole Ponsardin known as the widow Clicquot (veuve in French) became the first woman to take over a Champagne house. Under Madame Clicquot's guidance, the firm focused entirely on the last, to great success. She will also revolutionned the techniques of Champagne making process... Therefore she was named “La Grande Dame de la Champagne”.

Tour and Grand Cru tasting lunch at a local domain (not included, optional 94,00 € per person)
The Foureur family is vine grower since the 16th century and producing Champagne under their own brand since 1875. They are located in the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay. They own 4 hectares of grand cru vineyard, especially reknown for their Pinot Noir. This allowed them to produce 20 000 bottles, mainly sold in France. Far from the commercial aspect of the Grandes Maisons you will discover here the ancestral methods for the making process of champagne and meet passionate people.

Then you will enjoy the discovery of another face of Champagne: tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate.
The House was created in 1875 in the little village of Damery located in the Marne’s Valley. Laure and David are proud to be today the Fifth generation of wine makers. They are focus on the respect of both traditions and ancestral working methods.

Their champagne Plaisir d’Antan is for instance a good example of this philosophy: Made of a 100 percent Chardonnay, this Cuvée is aged in oak casks as it was before the creation of stainless steel vats giving a unique taste to the Champagne. They work as independant wine makers with 12 hectares of vineyards and produce 80 000 bottles.

At 5:30 pm, return to your hotel located in Reims or Epernay area or at Reims train station.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan
  • Private English speaking escort guide
  • Entrance fees and tastings at Veuve Clicquot (“Bubbling Tasting”) and at a family Champagne estate
  • Dom Perignon with Hautvillers stop

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Extra hours
  • Train tickets
  • Other drinks and meals
  • Tour and wine tasting lunch at a local domain (additional cost per person)

Important Notes

  • Price is based on two persons.
  • Child price is available. Contact us for more information.
  • Wineries and family estates may change according to their availability.

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