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The Champagne Region & Reims Including Cellar Tours and Tastings - from Paris

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Key Highlights

  • Spend a day exploring the idyllic Champagne Region
  • Included Cellar tours and tastings at two of the regions Champagne houses
  • Take a guided tour of Reims highlights including the Cathedral
  • You will travel in a luxury air conditioned coach accompanied by an interpreter
  • Overview

    Leave Paris and travel through stunning countryside to Champagne; a picturesque region of France with neatly tended vineyards and small villages, it is, of course famous the world over for the sublime sparkling wine it produces.

    Your 10.5 hour trip includes a guided morning tour of Reims; the capital of the Champagne Region, you will visit Reims Cathedral where French Monarchy are crowned and have time to explore independently.

    You will enjoy tours of two of the world’s most famous Champagne Houses; Mercier and the *House of Mumm. You will be able to explore the vineyards and cellars, and of course, taste some of the fine champagnes for which they are so renowned.

    You will also travel through the Reims Mountain Regional Park to Epernay and get a chance to discover the beautiful surrounding countryside.

    Due to the popularity of this tour, it is unavailable for some of the dates from September to February. Should the tour not be available on your chosen date, we would like to recommend you an alternate tour. Click here for more details>>

    *Note: Only on Mondays, instead of House of Mumm you will be visiting Taittinger Cellar.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    1 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Wednesday & Saturday
    1 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday & Friday

    Duration

    10.5 hours

    Start time

    8am

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris.
    The closest metro station is Tuileries (line n°01), Pyramides (line n°14) or Palais Royal (line n°7).
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 30 minutes early.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

    Itinerary

    Accompanied by a qualified guide-interpreter you will travel along the Champagne Tourist Route, past neatly tended vineyards dotted with small villages.

    You will begin your excursion with a guided tour of the cellars of the famous Mumm Champagne House, where you will learn about their expertise and the secrets behind the creation of their many Champagnes. After your visit you will taste the famous "Red Ribbon" Champagne, one of the most popular Champagnes in the world.

    Your tour continues with a guided tour of Reims's imposing Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A Gothic masterpiece and site of the coronations of the Kings of France, it is also well-known for its many statues and extraordinary 13th-Century stained glass windows.

    After that you will have some free time to explore Reims city center, this is the perfect time for lunch and you will find many excellent restaurants in beautiful Erlon Square.

    Next you will begin your afternoon discovering the surrounding countryside and its pretty villages, forests and prestigious Champagne vineyards.

    On arrival in Epernay, visit your second Champagne house of the day, Mercier, founded in 1858. With an informative guide, you will travel by an automated train to a depth of 100 feet to visit the huge cellars, before finishing your tour with a Champagne tasting.

    At the end of the tour you will board you air-conditioned coach and return back to Paris.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in luxury air conditioned coach
    • Services of an expert guide
    • Guided visit of the town of Reims and the cathedral
    • Visit to the Mumm and Mercier Champagne houses followed by a tasting
    • Entrance ticket to Mercier and Mumm cellars and wine tasting

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Lunch
  • Please note

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 30 minutes early.

    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.

    If in any case Mercier is closed, you will be visiting a similar cellar.

    You will be visiting Taittinger Cellar instead of Mumm only on Mondays.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    From Nov 18 to Mar 19, following days are available according to available langauges:
    Chinese: Friday
    English: Monday and Friday
    Japanese: Monday
    Spanish: Friday

  • Customer Reviews
    • Great experience!...

      Anastasia Gray, , 22/Apr/2017
    • Fantastic tour of Champagne!

      The tour was great! I had a bit of a problem confirming ahead of time but once I knew where and when, it was fantastic....

      THERESA B LENSMYER, United States, 14/Jun/2016
    • Excellent Tour of Champagne Region and Reims

      Really enjoyed this tour, the champagne region and the cellar tours were very interesting and Reims is a good place to stop, visit the cathedral and have lunch....

      Mrs H Chaplin-Alomes, Australia, 27/Sep/2015