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Celebrate with a glass of bubbly on a tour of the famous champagne houses of Epernay and the city of Reims. Champagne is a picturesque region with neatly tented vineyards and small villages and famous for its sparkling wine.
The city of Reims is home to the famous Mumm champagne house where you can learn about the wine making process, right from picking the grapes to bottling the finished product. you will enjoy a guided tour and tasting session of this renowned estate as well as tasting at “Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte” on this tour.
your tour also includes a tour of the city of Reims which has great historical significance. Twenty five kings were crowned in its Notre Dame cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Sunday
01 Feb - 31 Mar: Wednesday & Friday
Approx. 10.5 hoursStart time
From your central hotel in Paris. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. Alternatively, contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the tour to give them these details).
Your hotel in Paris
You will be picked-up from your hotel in Paris in an air-conditioned minibus. A qualified driver-cum-guide will accompany you on this sightseeing tour with an interesting commentary to keep you entertained.
The Champagne region vineyards spread out as you move along the country roads to the historic village of Hautvillers. Dom Perignon, often considered as the “Father of Champagne” resided in Hautvillers, rightly called as the birthplace of Champagne.
Start your day with a morning visit to “Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte”, (or equivalent) a trendy champagne brand. It is also a cooperative of wine-growers near Epernay. You will see the winery, blending, riddling, disgorging…and wind-up with a glass of the vineyard’s champagne. After fuelling yourself with Champagne, stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the center of Epernay, serving a traditional menu with local delicacies of the Champagne Region.
Proceed to Reims in the afternoon and visit the world famous Mercier champagne house or other cellar. An expert will give you an insight about the method of Champagne making from grape picking to bottling. This champagne house was founded in 1827 and is now the world’s third largest producer of this festive wine. An expert will explain how champagne is made, right from grape picking to bottling the wine. Enjoy a glass of champagne at the end of this visit.
Conclude the day with a short visit to the Reims Cathedral. Twenty five kings were crowned in this majestic cathedral. See the beautiful 12-petalled rose window, a Gothic organ case and an astronomical clock. The Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Hotel pick up is only offered in the 20 districts of central Paris (postcodes 75001 – 75020).
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
In January, visit of Mumm Cellar instead of Mercier cellars.
While the grape harvest season is taking place between mid-August and end of September, wine making is carried out from mid-September till end of October.
It is cool in the cellars, please bring warm clothing (50 degrees Fahrenheit all year long)
You will have the opportunity to purchase Champagne and other tasting accessories
In January 2018, Moet et Chandon cellars will remain closed
Very well run tour. The guides were well informed and engaging. They looked after us very well all day. The food and wine at lunch was also excellent. The tour itself was...Robyn Cochrane, United Kingdom, 19/Aug/2016
My friend and I had a wonderful experience on this tour. Vincent, our guide, was terrific, knew a great deal of history about Reims, including the cathedral, and about wine and...ABBY P DILLEY, United States, 13/Apr/2016
We enjoyed our tour with Chris very much! The van was comfortable and the lunch at a local place in Epernay was delicious. We would very much recommend this tour!...William B Roane Jr, United States, 21/Mar/2016