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Epernay Scenic Tour

Epernay Scenic Tour

9 hours From
AU$344 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Champagne
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    FBT-18-2534
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Thu, Sat
9 hours From
AU$344 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Champagne
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    FBT-18-2534
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Thu, Sat
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsAdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideMealMeal LunchTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

Enjoy your bubbles the scenic way! Discover the vineyards of the Grand Cru Villages before stopping for a visit and champagne tasting in one of the famous Grande Maison de Champagne. Explore the Avenue de Champagne followed by a champagne tasting lunch.

Itinerary

Pick up at Reims train station at 9:00 am.

Arriving in the Champagne region, you start your day with the Scenic Route du Champagne of the Marne area. It meanders among the vineyards and picturesque villages such as Cumières and Damery, offering a charming bucolic landscape. We will give you all the keys to understand the idea of « terroir » and explain all the works in the fields. Making good Champagne starts always with good grapes ! You will, of course, discover the village of Hautvillers to meet with a prestigious figure: Dom Pérignon. He is the one who finalized the process to elaborate Champagne. He highly contributed to the fame of Champagne and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers.

Sightseeing of the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
Located in the heart of town, Epernay is internationally known as the "Capital of Champagne". Epernay’s stunning main street appears like an exhibition of opulent mansions housing the most illustrious Maisons de Champagne: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Mercier, etc. Not to mention the 100km of tunnels under the pavement!

Guided tour and tasting at Moët & Chandon Grande Maison in Epernay
Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet, it becomes within 40 year the first international brand in the world. Its history is linked to some famous figures such as The Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon 1st. This Champagne is also sold to many important historical events among which King Edwards VII’s coronation, Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc…It is probably nowadays the most famous Champagne brand around the world. According to the availability, Moët and Chandon could be replaced by Mercier or De Castellane.

Champagne tasting lunch
We will introduce you to local specialties which will be assorted with different sorts of Champagne ( blanc de blancs, blancs de noir, rosé) at a boutique winery.

The Marne Valley
In the afternoon, you will enjoy the discovery of another face of Champagne: tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate. Among the Grandes Maisons de Champagne, more than 4 000 family wine makers contribute to the prestige of Champagne and maintain the Tradition on from generation to generation.

Guided tour of Hautvillers
We take you on a journey through the vineyard to meet with another prestigious figure: Dom Pérignon who finalized the process to elaborate Champagne. He highly contributed to the fame of Champagne and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers.

At 5:30 pm, drop off at Reims train station.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees and tastings at Moët & Chandon and at a family Champagne estate, Avenue des Champagne tour, Dom Perignon with Hautvillers stop
  • Champagne tasting lunch with drinks included

Exclusions

Extra charge for pick up/drop off for hotels located in the immediate surroundings of Reims.

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