Private Champagne Tour from Paris
Our private Champagne trip from Paris typically includes a visit to the Champagne region, located about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northeast of the city of Paris. The tour usually starts early in the morning with a pick-up from your Paris hotel by a private driver or guide.
Once you arrive in the Champagne region, you will visit a number of different champagne houses and vineyards, where you can learn about the history and production process of Champagne and taste some of the finest varieties.
During the tour, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can sample some of the regional cuisine, accompanied by a glass or two of Champagne, of course.
The tour usually lasts for a full day, and at the end of the day, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Paris.
A private champagne tour from Paris is a luxurious and enjoyable way to experience one of France's most famous and iconic exports.
France is well-known for its architecture, arts, but also for its cheeses, its many vineyards and its tasty sparkling wine : Champagne.
You have the choice to visit either one of the most important Champagne houses such as Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Moet & Chandon or another big producer of your choice followed by with one of two visits/tastings at a smaller Champagne grower during the day (lunch is not included), or to visit only smaller Champagne producers (depending on their availability)
During your visits in the Champagne region, you will learn all the secrets of Champagne's process (pinot noir, pinot meunier, chardonnay grapes) and production (harvesting, alcoholic fermentation, dosage, riddling...).
You'll also be capable of distinguishing differences between brut, extra brut, brut nature and sec Champagne bottles. Last but not least, you'll taste great bottles from great houses or/and small producers that you won't be able to find in your country.
Two hours drive will be necessary to take you to your destination. Your driver guide will give you brief explanations of your day program. Once you'll arrive, your tour in the best Champagne houses and cellars will start.
Example of Champagne tastings:
2 small Champagne producer wineries including 3 Champagne glasses/visit/person
Private tours & tastings
(6 glasses total) or
1 shared tour (big house : Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Moet & Chandon, Taittinger, Pommery or Mumm depending on their availability. Please note that Veuve Clicquot & Ruinart are closed Sundays & Mondays. )
+ 1 small Champagne grower (private tour) including 2 Champagne glasses/visit/person
(4 or 5 glasses total)
Tasting fees not included (can be paid by credit card on the day of the tour)
Famous Champagne houses like Krug, Louis Roederer & Perrier Jouët do not offer guided visits to the public.
Dom Perignon tour: please note that Moet & Chandon no longer offer private Dom Perignon tours since 2023 unfortunately.
The tours inside the big houses are shared tours and the ones at the smaller growers are private tours. Although we honestly feel that paying for a private tours of the cellars at the big Champagne producers is costly and not worth it, if you really wish to book a private tour there please ask us for a quote.
On request, if you are interested in French history we can:
- give you a guided tour of the Reims cathedral, where King Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi in AD 498 and where 31 French Kings were crowned (Reims is the City of Coronations)
- visit the museum of the Reddition In Reims where the Nazis capitulated first on May 7th, 1945 before signing again the next day in Berlin
- drive you through the colorful vineyards of the noblest wines and its typical villages, among them Hautvillers, the village where the Benedictine monk Dom Perignon used to live and where his tomb is, Ay, Oger etc.
If you're trying to find the best way to get to the Champagne region from Paris, we offer the most comfortable door-to-door service from your accommodation in Paris with our luxury Mercedes vans.
What our best Champagne tours from Paris include:
When you book a day trip to Champagne with us, we guarantee the following:
- pick up & drop off at your accommodation in Paris (hotel or apartment)
- private transportation in a luxury air conditioned van
- licensed tour guide driving giving live comments
- Meals, gratuities (discretionary)
- tasting fees/entrance tickets
Questions and answers / Frequently asked questions
How far are Reims and Epernay from Paris?
☞ Both Reims & Epernay are between 90 minutes and 2 hours away from Paris, depending on the location of your hotel/apartment in the capital
How will my day trip to Champagne run through?
☞ Your Champagne day tour from Paris will start with a pick up at your accommodation usually at 8:00 am in Paris in a private luxury van (personalized pick up and drop off at your hotel or at your private apartment in Paris, like AirBnb for example).
What is the total duration of your Champagne day trips?
☞ Our Champagne tours have a total duration of 11 hours approximately (depending on the traffic conditions)
Is lunch included in your guided tours in the Champagne region?
☞ Lunches are not included in our tours, we recommend you to experience either typical bistro type restaurant or finest restaurants in the region.
Are your Champagne guides local tour guides?
☞ Some of our tour guides are originally from the Champagne region and lived half of their life there, so they know the region very well and can recommend you about the best choices & sites to see.
Does the driver-guide visit the Champagne cellars with us ?
☞ The tour in the cellars are given by local employees from the Champagne houses; our driver-guide does not go with you inside the cellars.
Are the tours private?
☞ All our tours include private transportation, pick up and drop off in Paris, a driver/licensed tour guide who gives you live comments while driving. To visit the cellars, you have the choice between a shared tour or a private tour given by a local guide working for the Champagne producer, simply let us know which option you prefer.
Is this tour recommended for children?
☞ We honestly don’t think that this tour is adapted for children
Should I bring warm clothes to visit the Champagne cellars?
☞ Please note that the wine cellars in a winery can be quite damp & cold (50°F/10°C), bring warm clothes for the visit. As you'll have to climb lots of stairs, this tour is not recommended for disabled people or for small children.