French wine discovery tour : Quintessential Champagne Tour

Quintessential Champagne Tour

 Specialists in French wine tours.

Visit several famous houses as well as some smaller growers, to get a real feel for the area. Visits to Hautvillers, Epernay and Reims are among the highlights. Of course all of our tours are customized so let us know your preference.

Day 1: Discover Champagne & the town of Reims

Arrival and check into your hotel Relais & Chateaux Hotel les Crayeres, Reims.

Visit of the chalk cellars of one or two of the most famous champagne houses followed by a tasting. (Pommery, Mum, Moet & Chandon).

Lunch in the new bistro of the Relais & Chateaux hotel Chateau les Crayeres or for a small group a Private lunch at Champagne Vraken Pommery. 

Private guided tour of the Saint Remi basilica and museum.

The largest Romanesque pilgrimage church in northern France. It was built as a shrine to Saint-Remi. The nave was consecrated in 1049 where as the apse was built in the late 12th century and is a great example of early Gothic style. The famous Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Remi, the shrine of the Holy Ampula used for French kings coronations, is a magnificent building in the classical style. It now houses the city's Museum of History and Archaeology with impressive collections from Prehistory to the Renaissance as well as a large military history section.

Dinner in a Michelin restaurant in Reims.

Night in your hotel.

Day 2: Epernay and the Marne Valley

After Breakfast at your hotel, check out and departure for the Champagne countryside.

Discovery of the vineyards of the Mountain of Reims and a visit to the Musee de la Vigne at the foot of the Verzenay lighthouse. Located between Reims and Epernay and bordered by vine covered hillsides. A large part of this area comprises the Montagne de Reins Regional Natural Park, best known for the twisted "faux de Verzy" beech trees.

Visit Hautvillers well-known for the famous French monk, Dom Pérignon.

Meet a grower near Epernay and find out the perspective from the vineyards, followed by a tasting.

Free time and lunch in Epernay.

Visit of one of the largest Cooperatives near Epernay, J de Telmont, followed by a tasting.

Check into your château Bed & Breakfast near Avizé.

Diner at the delightful restaurant of your hotel.

 

Price available upon request. We can tailor the tours to suit your budget and your dates. Contact us for a quote!

 

 

 

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Quintessential Champagne Tour

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Our Champagne wine tours will take you deep into the heart of the Champagne region.