Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
A Taste of Reims & Champagne in a Day
Sample World-Class Champagne In The Region That Made It Famous
Explore Reims, city of champagne
Visit one of France's most important gothic structures
Enjoy a tour and champagne tasting at a local family estate
English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides
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195€ per person
9:00am to 5:00pm — Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
1 March to 21 December 2019
Shared wine tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Reims Train Station Forecourt
Place de la Gare
- Transportation in a comfortable fully equipped minivan
- English-speaking driver & guide
- Tour of Reims Cathedral and sightseeing of Reims Grandes Maisons de Champagne
- Entrance fees and tastings at Veuve Clicquot and at a family estate
- Champagne tasting lunch with drinks included
- Personal expenses and insurance
- Any extras
- Hotel pick-up: 15€ per person (hotels located in the immediate surroundings of Reims)
- Gratuities for the driver & guide
Enjoy Local Specialties and an Array of Tantalizing Champagne
Come with us on a small group Champagne tour departing from Reims and blend the historical beauty of Reims with Champagne winery visits.
Visit & wine taste at Grande Maison Veuve Clicquot
You will start this exclusive Champagne tour with a morning in the main city of the region, Reims. The first stop will be the Grande Maison de Champagne Veuve Clicquot. This champagne winery was founded in 1772 and now produces the world-famous Brut Yellow Label, among other champagnes. While at the winery, learn from your English-speaking guide how champagne is made from the grape to the bottle. Admire how champagne is then matured in cellars that have been carved and wrought centuries ago. At the end of the tour, indulge in some champagne tasting and buy your favorite bottle to bring home.
* Please be informed that according to availability Veuve Clicquot could be replaced by Mumm or Pommery on certain dates.
Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims
Start with the cathedral Notre Dame de Reims, a Gothic jewel listed as a UNESCO World Heritage monument. Admire the beautiful stained glass work and revel at the rich statuary work inside the cathedral. Since the Middle Ages, the Reims cathedral was the place where the French Kings came to be crowned. All but two Kings of France were actually crowned here! Follow your accredited guide for a comprehensive visit of what is considered to be one of the most beautiful cathedrals of France.
Champagne tasting lunch
Once the Reims visit has been wrapped up, it will be time to head for lunch. Experience a traditional French meal paired with champagne in a boutique winery. Take the occasion to learn about the different kinds of champagne: Blanc de Blanc, Blanc de Noir & Rosé. See how they pair beautifully with different kinds of foods and don’t forget to pick your favorite combination!
The Marne Valley Vineyards
The landscape of the Marne Valley has been almost entirely shaped by man, who for centuries has engaged in activities here which are determined by the nature of the soil and subsoil, the terrain and the water. The vineyards, planted mainly with Pinot Meunier, owe their rapid expansion to the River Marne, which was the main trading route at the time and offered good conditions for transporting the wine.
Our final stop will be at a smaller family estate. You will discover another side of the champagne making business, operating on a much smaller scale than Möet & Chandon and other big estates. Learn how champagne is traditionally made and try some vintages you have never tasted before. An authentic, small batch champagne coming straight from the Champagne region makes a great souvenir from a trip to France, or a gift that family and friends will love.
Return: 5:00pm, drop off at Reims Train Station
Good to Know
- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
- Tour is operated in English
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Prices are per person
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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