Small-Group Wine-Tasting Trip to the Champagne Region from Paris

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3777CHAMPAGNE
Enjoy a wonderful day trip from Paris to Champagne, one of the most famous regions in France, and indulge in eight tastings of bubbly in three different locations! With your expert guide, a trained sommelier, visit Moët & Chandon in the town of Epernay for your first tasting. Then visit the village of Hautvilliers, the home of the monk Dom Pérignon and the birth place of Champagne, before enjoying more Champagne and a French lunch of cheese and charcuterie at a small boutique winery. Finish with another tasting in the Premier Crus area. Groups are limited to eight passengers, ensuring a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
After pickup from your hotel or apartment in Paris, relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan on the short drive to the Champagne region of France. Your small-group tour is guided by a trained sommelier with an extensive knowledge of the Champagne region and its beautiful vineyards.

Your first stop is the world-famous Champagne house Moët & Chandon, near the town of Epernay. During your tour, learn about the Champagne-making process as you discover the underground chalk cellars where the Champagne is aged. Finish the tour with the day’s first glass of bubbly, and then hop back in your minivan for the drive to the delightful village of Hautvilliers, home to the ancient Benedictine abbey where a local monk by the name of Dom Pérignon (maybe you’ve heard of him?) worked on the creation of Champagne in the 18th century.

From Hautvilliers, head to a small boutique winery that produces high-quality Champagne. After a tour of the winery, taste three different Champagnes and one wine while enjoying a French lunch of cheese and charcuterie (cured meats like sausage and pâté) and admiring the spectacular views of the Marne Valley. In the afternoon, your tour continues to the Premier Crus area, where you’ll visit another boutique winery for your final Champagne tasting of the day. You’ll receive three tastings of Premier Crus (a classification of French wine that denotes very high quality) before heading back to Paris.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Centrally located hotels and apartments in Paris
Departure Time:
7:30am
Return Details:
Returns to central Paris near Les Halles

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Small-Group Wine-Tasting Trip to the Champagne Region from Paris

Small-Group Wine-Tasting Trip to the Champagne Region from Paris

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Lunch
  • 8 Champagne tastings
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Occasionally it will not be possible to visit Moët & Chandon Champagne House due to closures for private functions. In this case, you will visit Mercier Champagne House
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Carol C, August 2014

Fantastic tour. We had the best time. Pierre was a very good and knowledgeable tour guide. The tastings were delicious as was the lunch, even more delicious. Would highly recommend this tour.

Reviewed by: Jon C, August 2014

This was a great introduction into the champagne world. I don 't think I was expecting it to be so educational but now that I'm home, I feel like I have a new look at what I'm buying and an appreciation for the final product. This is definitely not the cheapest trip but if you look at the big picture, we got transportation to and around the Champagne region, home cooked lunch by the winemaker's family, champagne at several stops and a hell of an education. If you have the money, I think this is the way to do it. Sure you could probably find Moet and organize that part of the tour. You wouldn't find the little places we stopped at or even know that they made champagne for that matter to know to stop at them.

We had the same tour guide that others mentioned named Daniel. He definitely knows his stuff and I doubt you'll stump him if you try. He's like the Ken Jennings of Champagne Jeopardy.

Final Conclusion: Don't expect to get hammered on this tour but do expect to get to taste good champagne (a fair amount of it). Also expect to get very educated and potentially increase your spending habits when you get home. Bring your credit card because there may be opportunities to buy stuff and send it home directly.

I would do it again.

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Tour code: 3777CHAMPAGNE