Champagne Harvest break

Unique Champagne Harvest Tour

Champagne Harvest Tours-® ADT Marne2

At a glance

Type of Tour:
Duration:3 Days
Guide Price:From £897 to £897 per person
Number of Meals:2 breakfasts + 1 lunch and 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits:2 Champagne Houses
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 10
Tour Transport:Chauffeured vehicle for one full day (day 2) + a visit & dinner on foot in Reims
Dates / Availability:Available for travel in September 2023 – This tour is dependent on the harvest dates

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Trip Summary

Important information: Please note that the definitive dates of the Champagne harvest is entirely dependent on the weather. Harvest in Champagne usually takes place in September, and the provisional dates are determined in June. However, in the case of extreme weather, the harvest dates can change (sometimes with just a few days’ notice). If this is the case, the Champagne House will propose some alternative hands-on activities which will be equally enjoyable. Based on the past few years, we recommend travelling earlier rather than later.

This package gives you the exclusive opportunity to experience the real life of a wine-maker and take part in the fascinating harvest. Discover the secrets of the wine-making process and bring unforgettable memories back home.

Harvest Tours

After settling in at the 4* Hotel de la Paix in the town of Reims, guests are free to choose their favourite large, prestigious Champagne House for a tour and a flute or two of their Champagnes. There are several options subject to your preference and availabilities, including Mercier, GH Mumm, Pommery, Ruinart, Taittinger and Veuve Clicquot. Please note that a number of the more exclusive estates do not tend to receive visitors at weekends and some of them do not receive visitors at all. We would be pleased to discuss the various options with you and contact the individual estates accordingly. The evening will be free for you to spend as you please.

In the morning, after breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by a private chauffeured vehicle, who will take you to a boutique Champagne House where you will spend a unique and exciting day as a Champagne harvester. Your day will start with a full tour of the estate and the winemaking facilities to help you understand the process from vine to bottle. You will then head into the vines, where you will try your hand at picking the grapes with the harvesting team. This once-in-a-lifetime activity will allow you to truly immerse yourself in the spirit of the Champenoise people and will last for around an hour.

Champagne Harvest tours
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You will enjoy a traditional lunch accompanied by a selection of the estates Champagnes in a private area. After lunch you will be given the opportunity to see the old-style press working within the winery museum to fully appreciate how the harvest would have been in years gone by.

You will then be taken back to Reims where a a tasting session of three Champagnes served alongside nibbles will be arranged in the early evening.

You will have some time to freshen up before your three course Champagne tasting dinner served in a cosy, traditional restaurant in the city centre.

After breakfast on day three, check out of the hotel.

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Self-drive holidays in France- credits Carmen Moya

Region Map

Luxury spa break in Champagne- Credits- Veuve Clicquot
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Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival in Reims, check into a Privilege room at the 4* Hotel de la Paix in the town centre.
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a tour and tasting at your preferred Champagne House in Reims.
  • The evening is at leisure and we would be pleased to recommend a restaurant for dinner that evening.

Day Two

  • After breakfast at your hotel, you will be met at your hotel by your private chauffeured vehicle, who will take you to a boutique Champagne House.
  • Your day will start with a full tour of the winery to help understand the Champagne making process.
  • A delicious lunch with Champagne will then be served in a private area of the winery
  • You will then have the opportunity to see the old-style press in action before enjoying a very special tasting
  • You will be taken back to Reims at the end of the activity.
  • Enjoy an early evening tasting session with nibbles in a cosy wine in the city centre.
  • After freshening up a three course dinner with Champagne will be served in a local restaurant.

Final Day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.
Luxury Spa Break in Champagne
Champagne House accommodation- credits Vine Escape


The hotel was excellent, clean, bright, modern and well-equipped. The location was perfect and even though it is a chain hotel, we felt it was very welcoming and not too corporate.

Charlotte- London, UK

Package Prices

  • All 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 NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Hôtel de la Paix - ReimsPrivilege room4*3 Days£897Book Now
Harvest Tours
Harvest Tours ©J.K.Graeber__Moussy

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Enhance your Experience

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 or 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.
Harvest Tours- Avenue de Champagne_©C. Manquillet

Further Information

Travel to your Champagne trip

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our travel page for other travel options and further information about travelling to our Champagne trips.

Essential Tours

For more information on our essential tours please see our Essential tours page.

Further Information / To Book

To book our Champagne trips, a deposit of 20% is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail to request a booking form.

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"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the brilliant trip to Champagne."

Rebecca- London, UK

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