The Sparkling Tour
230€/person with lunch included, generally running everyday except on Mondays and Sundays (contact for more dates or private tour).
What is included
2 winery visits
7 Champagne glasses at least
Departing from Reims
Guided tour in English
. Discover, learn and taste the symbol of french celebration all day long
. The Champagne tour from Reims combines: historic town, countryside views and most importantly quality wine tasting and education in the more intimate atmosphere of family owned establishments
. Discover the Champagne cellars Unesco heritage, hillsides, climates, but also visit the famous Cathedral of Reims, the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, the village of Mr. Dom Pérignon himself and, lots of more surprises
. Meet real Champagne producers, discover their Champagne making-process secrets and taste at least 7 amazing Champagne… A true guaranteed experience!
. The tour is interactive and convivial thanks to the small size group
. Your guide is a highly qualified Sommelier, a wine expert or an experimented guide, passionated by history who will teach you all the secrets of Champagne
. All the wineries are carefully selected by your Sommelier
. According to availability, a wine pairing lunch with Champagne and other local specialties at our Wine School or at the restaurant is included
About the Champagne tour departing from Reims
We will meet at 9:15am in Reims city center train station and before the first tasting of the day, your Sommelier or Guide will take you to one of his favorite places: The Reims Cathedral, where Kings of France used to be coronated. (A second pick-up is organised at 9:30am at the Cathedral.) After that, we will leave the Reims area and head to the first Champagne tasting in a Maison de Champagne and visit the reputed Champagne cellars, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will learn about the history of Champagne, the grapes used for Champagne and the making-process etc.
Your guide is a professional guide or a certified sommelier. He will drive you across the Champagne vineyards till the charming village of Hautvillers, Dom Perignon monk headquarter, where you will experiment your second tasting in a magic scenery.
At lunch time, we will pair Champagne with local specialties at our Wine School or at a winery or at the restaurant according to availability.
After lunch time, you will take The Champagne Road for a lovely drive around the Champagne countryside and stop in the middle of the vineyards where your Sommelier will explain to you the terroirs, the vines, the biodynamic process… .
Finally, you will meet an authentic family winegrowers for the last Champagne tasting of the day with at least 3 Champagne tastings.
Return to Epernay train station around 5:15pm.
. Lunch is included in the price (wine and pairing lunch at a winery or at the wine school or at the restaurant according availability).
. The Tour is in English but your Sommelier speaks fluently French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian if needed
. More than 8 Guests or for a Private tour, contact us via the contact form or email us at email@example.com
. Legal minimum drinking age is 18 years old
. For any special diet, please contact us by email at least 1 day before the tour so we can arrange the perfect lunch for you
Departing from Reims
Departure time: 9:15am
Ending time: 17:15am
Duration: around 8 hours
Meeting point: Reims city center train station*
Ending point: Epernay city center train station
*If you wish to meet your Sommelier at the Reims Cathedral or at the Champagne-Ardennes train station, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to organise the meeting point
It is very easy to go to the Champagne region from Paris for a day or more. It is actually, the best option better than car as it is faster, safer, more comfortable, no traffic, no gas. Book your train tickets on www.sncf-connect.com . You will receive all indications to book your train tickets at time of booking.