CHAMPAGNE DAY TOUR | PRIVATE DAY TRIP FROM PARIS
Book a private Champagne day tour with us for a memorable experience.
France is well-known for its architecture, arts, but also for its cheeses, its many vineyards and its tasty 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, 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.
How will your Champagne tour run through?
Your Champagne day tour from Paris will start with a pick up at your accommodation at 7:30 or 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).
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.
You can visit for example:
2 small Champagne producer wineries including 3 Champagne glasses/visit/person
Private tours & tastings
(6 glasses total)
1 shared tour (big house *) + 1 private visits & tastings
1 big Champagne house (shared tour) * + 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)
*Either Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Moet & Chandon, Taittinger, Pommery or Mumm depending on their availability. Please note that Veuve Clicquot & Ruinart are closed Sundays & Mondays.
Krug, Louis Roederer & Perrier Jouët do not offer guided visits to the public, 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 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.
Champagne tasting tours
What they include:
When you book a Champagne tour 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
Our tours have a total duration of 11h maximum and include the visit of two bubbly houses in Reims and/or in Epernay.
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.
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.
Lunches are not included in our tours, we recommend you to experience either typical bistro type restaurant or finest restaurants in the region.
Some of your 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.
Cautions for your visits: 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.