Essential Bollinger

Exclusive Bollinger tour and tasting in Epernay

Bollinger tour

At a glance

Region: Champagne
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3 Days
Guide Price: From £444 to £509 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts + 1 light lunch
Number of Winery Visits: 1 Champagne House + 2 tasting sessions
Number of Wines Tasted: 12 Champagnes
Tour Transport: Transfers to and from Ay and Hautvillers + other destinations accessible on foot
Dates / Availability: Available throughout the year, however Bollinger are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

Trip Summary

I drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory.” – Lily Bollinger

Based in Epernay, the wine capital of Champagne, this tour may just be the answer for those looking for an introduction to James Bond’s Champagne of choice, Bollinger!

After checking in at the Hotel Jean Moët on the first day, you will be welcomed for an introductory tasting session of six Champagnes in a cosy wine bar in the historic centre of town.

Bollinger tour
Bollinger tour ®www.mkb.photos-Coll. ADT Marne2

After breakfast on day two of your trip, a pre-paid taxi will collect you from your hotel and whisk you to Champagne Bollinger, in nearby Ay. Be one of the few to experience an exclusive tour at Bollinger, where your guide will regale you with the history of the Maison, as it steered its way through the turmoil of two World Wars, retained the Royal Warrant from the Court of England and became 007’s bubbles of choice. You will taste three different Bollinger Champagnes and come to understand the unique characteristics of this Champagne.  After such a fabulous tour, your taxi will then take you to the famous village of Hautvillers, the “cradle of Champagne”. As well as having time to admire the spectacular views across the vineyards and visit the Church where Dom Pérignon is buried, a comparative tasting session of three single varietal Champagnes will take place in a quaint tasting boutique in the village. A light lunch of cheeses and gourmet local delicacies will also be served.

Bollinger tour- Credits- Veuve Clicquot
Bollinger tour

At the end of the tour, your taxi will take you back to Epernay, where the evening is free to do as you wish. We would be happy to suggest a restaurant for dinner.

As with all our tours, we can offer a whole range of exclusive visits and this itinerary can be completely tailor-made to suit your exact requirements. For example, arrive in style at Champagne Bollinger, as Patsy and Edina did in Absolutely Champers, in a beautiful vintage wooden cruiser. You could even dine as the estate’s private guests in the opulent dining room, which was also featured in the Ab Fab documentary. The perfect romantic evening or get together with friends and family.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Bollinger tour

  • Upon arrival in Epernay, check into your Superior room at the 4* Hotel Jean Moët
  • After settling in, take a short stroll to a traditional wine bar, where you will enjoy an introductory tasting session of five Champagnes.
  • Evening at leisure, we would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.

Day Two of your Bollinger tour

  • After breakfast, your pre-paid taxi will transport you to Champagne Bollinger.
  • Enjoy a tour and tasting of three Champagnes at Bollinger.
  • Transfers will be arranged to take you to the village of Hautvillers, the “cradle of Champagne” where you will enjoy a further tasting of three champagnes, accompanied by a light lunch.
  • After lunch, your pre-paid taxi will take you back to your hotel, where the evening is free for you to do as you wish. We would be more than happy to book a restaurant for you.
Bollinger tour- credits Vine Escape
Bollinger tour

Final Day of your Bollinger tour

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

 

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

Accommodation

Lovely hotel!

Julie- Oxford, UK

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • The above prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore, if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer, and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hotel Jean Moët - Épernay Superior 4* 3 Days £509 Book Now
Bollinger tour ©GH Mumm
Bollinger tour- Credits Bottega Spa

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
Wine tasting in France- Credits Stevens Fremont Restaurant La Maison
Bollinger tour- credits Grand Barrail

Further Information

Travel to your Bollinger tour

The price of this package does not include travel to your Bollinger tour. Please see our travel page for further information.

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of 20% of the booking value is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Bollinger tour

Great experience, the Chateau lived up to expectations. The Champagne was chilled to perfection.

Chris- Gloucester, UK

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