Champagne Private Day Tour – From Paris

Reims area – Montagne de Reims – Veuve Cliquot, Ruinart, Taittinger, Pommery …

 

Duration

1 day

Group

Min. 2 / Max. 7 pers.

Departure

Pick up in Paris

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Tasting

Min. 5

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Language

French or English

Transport

Car or Minivan

+33 610 23 56 34

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for more information

From 160 €/person

Geraldine, our bilingual guide grew up in Champagne and is a wine expert

She has been conducting wine tasting and wine trips for the past 15 years.
She is a knowledgable and friendly guide who will guide and assist you during the whole trip.

Géraldine is CEO of Wine Domini, WSET, CWS, DTO Institute of Oenology – Burgundy

 ITINERARY – Champagne Private Day Tour – From Paris

Make your journey to Paris unforgettable, treating yourself with a sparkling day in Champagne
Only 2 hours from Paris!

Highlights

  • 100% private tour
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel within Paris
  • Transportation by car or mini bus depending the size of your group (max: 7 persons)
  • Visit and tasting to 1 major Champagne House: To be chosen with you: Veuve cliquot, Pommery, Ruinart, Taittinger, Mumm, Lanson ….*
  • Visit and tasting of 1 family estate for a truly authentic experience
  • Learn about the process of making Champagne and taste bubbly like an expert
  • Full-time bilingual guide (Geraldine)
*   Depending on availability – Ruinart has an extra price of 70€/pers

 

Description
  • 8:AM pick up in a private vehicle at your hotel in Paris
  • 10:AM Arrival in Reims
  • Taittinger  visit,  one of the few remaining family owned and operated Champagne houses. Tour the impressive cellars, parts occupy 4th-century Roman stone quarries; other bits were excavated by 13th century Benedictine monks.
    Note: Pommery, Mumm, Ruinart, Veuve Cliquot, Lanson are other options in lieu of Taittinger. The price includes a traditional group visit with 1 glass of champagne.  Other tours are available in those champagne houses, please check their website if you don’t want the regular one.  
  • Explore the Cathedral of Reims, the traditional coronation site of the kings of France and one of the greatest monuments of Gothic art and architecture
  • Take a scenic drive through  la Montagne de Reims park to the small little village of Sillery where you will stop for lunch.
  • Scenic drive through the vineyards and the traditional villages of Verzenay and Verzy. Admire the lighthouse that overlooks the vineyards
  • Visit and tasting at Champagne Sabine Godmé (or equivalent), a family-run estate.  Sabine Godmé is  located in the village of Verzy.  The family has passionately grown vines for generations.  Sabine will take you through a day in the life of a small grower in Champagne. The visit will be followed by a tasting of 3 to 4 different champagnes.
  • 7:00 PM return to Paris (depending on the traffic)
Prices and options
Price depends on the number of participants in your groupe – Private tour only
  • 2 people min: 275 € / pers
  • 3 people : 225 € / pers
  • 4 to 5 people: 190 € / pers
  • 6 to 7 people: 160 € / pers
  • Option Ruinart: 70€ / pers
Includes:
  • Transportation by car or minibus
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Visits to all champagne houses + Tastings
  • Full-time bilingual champagne expert guide
Excludes:
  • Lunch is not included (about 25€ extra)
  • Personal expenses
Optional return by train :

If you wish to avoid the traffic on our way back to Paris (about 2h1/2), you have the option of returning to Paris on the train. The journey from Reims to Paris is 45mn or Epernay to Paris is 1h15mn.   Arrival: Gare de l’Est;  Ticket cost: between 25€ and 50€ (price varies depending on the day and time)

Paiement :

30% at the time of reservation, balance is due 2 weeks before the day trip

Cancellation policy :

There will be a 30% fee incurred if a confirmed tour is cancelled more than 7 days before the actual tour date and a 50% fee if cancelled between 3 to 7 days. For cancellations made within 3 days, no refund will be provided.

 

Testimonials

Day Trip to Champagne

 
From the moment Geraldine picked us up at our hotel until the time she dropped us back off, the trip was SPECTACULAR. Geraldine was extremely friendly, polite and very knowledgeable. We learned so much about the region and the champagne making process. She really made out anniversary trip special. This trip is a MUST for anyone traveling to France. Thank you so much Geraldine for making our day so special. You are amazing. 

Tammy and Ronald Richards – November 19, 2019

 

Fabulous trip to Champagne!

We just spent a wonderful day with Geraldine touring the Champagne region. Geraldine’s service is above and beyond 5 stars, I contacted her several months prior to our holiday as i was trying to arrange something special for my wife’s 40th birthday. Despite many champagne houses being closed during winter Geraldine still managed to put together a bunch of different options for me to chose from. It was great communication from the outset.

The day was fantastic, picked up directly from our apartment we had a lovely chat on the drive out there learning a lot about the region, champagne method as well as just daily life in Paris. The champagne houses were great, Geraldine even looked after our 7 and 4 year old so we my wife and i could do some tastings without distraction. Lunch in a cute french village was another highlight.

All in all this was a great tour, i would highly recommend contacting Geraldine to arrange your bespoke champagne day trip.

Bradley – Adelaide – June 2018

 

Amazing Day in Champagne

 
I loved the deep knowledge Geraldine had of the champagne process and the insider connections she had with the local manufacturers and growers. I have been to Napa / Sonoma many times and this was unlike any of those trips, it was definitely an experience I will remember.
 
Elle Mueller – Chicago – May 2019