Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
EPERNAY, MOËT ET CHANDON VISIT & CHAMPAGNE PAIRING LUNCH FROM REIMS
Sample World-Class Champagne In The Region That Made It Famous
Tour the World-Famous Moet & Chandon Winery
Visit Epernay, the "Capital of Champagne"
Optional Tour and Tasting with Lunch at a Local Domain
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
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189€ per person
9:30am to 5:30pm
Note: this tour is not available on Sunday, Monday, and public holidays.
Private wine tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Hotel pick-up in Reims or Epernay area
- Sites as mentioned in the itinerary
- English-speaking qualified guide & driver
- Travel in recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
- Free WiFi access on board
- Bottled water in the vehicles
- Roundtrip transportation from Reims or Epernay area
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Eventual gratuities for the driver & guide
- Champagne tasting lunch with drinks included (OPTIONAL, 94€ per person)
Arriving in the Champagne region, you start your day with the scenic Route du Champagne. It meanders among the vineyards and picturesque villages, offering a charming bucolic landscape. We take you to the Côtedes Blancs for a sightseeing of some of the most famous Grandes Maisonsde Champagne such as: Bollinger, Gosset, Deutz. En route the countryside is enameled with beautiful Grand Cru villages like Ay, Hautvillers, Bouzy, Le Mesnil, Vernezay, etc.
Sightseeing of Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
Located in the heart of town, Epernay is internationally known as the “Capital of Champagne”. Epernay’s stunning main street appears like an exhibition of opulent mansions housing the most illustrious Maisons de Champagne: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Mercier, etc. Not to mention the 100km of tunnels under the pavement!
On the way to Epernay, we take you to the Marne Valley on a journey through the vineyard to meet with another prestigious figure: Dom Pérignon who finalized the process to elaborate Champagne. He highly contributed to the fame of Champagne and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers.
Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon*
Founded in 1743 by Claude Moët it becomes within 40 years the first international brand in the world. Its history is linked to some famous figures such as The Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon 1st. This Champagne is also sold to many important historical events among which King Edwards VII’s coronation, Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc…It is probably nowadays the most famous Champagne brand around the world.
Champagne tasting lunch at a local domain (NOT INCLUDED — OPTIONAL 94€ per person)
The estate dates back to the French revolution and we have some photographs of the harvest in 1896. Pierre developed the family vineyard just after first world war, at the same time becoming a grape broker and Champagne wine merchant. In 1929 Pierre set up his own pressing centre and started to make wine. In 1947 with his 2 sons Jacques and Jean-Guy he created the brand Champagne Jacquinot et Fils. The family business was set up in the Epernay cellar. Jacques looked after sales and Jean-Guy developed the vineyard which today covers 17 ha and makes wines of the highest quality. Jean-Manuel , Jean-Guy’s son, Oenologist in charge of production since 1998 is now running the Estate with the help of François Nicolet, Jacques’s son-in-law.
Tour and champagne tasting at a local domain in Damery
Established from 1912 in Damery, in the heart of the vineyard, close to Epernay, the Champagne House J. de Telmont is one of the last familial Champagne Houses. In heritage of a winegrowers’ family, the House J. de Telmont owns 36 hectares of vineyard located in prestigious villages, where are grown the 3 grape varieties of Champagne: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. From 4 generations now, J. de Telmont is keeping up with pleasure and dynamism the Art of Welcoming guests.
Return: 5:30pm, your hotel located in Reims or Epernay area or at Reims Train Station
Good to Know
- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Chateau visits are not private
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- 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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