|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £473 to £540 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 light lunch|
|Number of Winery Visits:||1 Champagne House + 2 tasting sessions|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||10 Champagnes|
|Tour Transport:||Transfers to and from Hautvillers + other destinations accessible on foot|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends from April to end of November and mid-week only from December to the end of March (with the exception of January, when the estate is closed completely)|
Based in Epernay, the wine capital of Champagne, this tour may just be the answer for those looking for an introduction to the iconic Champagne Dom Pérignon.
After checking in at the 4* 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 the town.
On day two of your trip, take a short walk along the famous Avenue de Champagne, to reach Moët and Chandon, the largest and grandest Champagne House, for a private Dom Pérignon visit with a VIP guide. Your guide will accompany you around the estate and through the extensive cellars. You will hear about the famous Dom Pérignon, monk and cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers who perfected techniques that enabled the bubble to be captured in the bottle, the very beginnings of what eventually became Champagne as we know and love it! Your visit will conclude with a tasting of latest white Dom Pérignon.
Following your tour, you will be taken by a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi 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. 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, additional tastings of Dom Pérignon (including the legendary Plénitude range) can be arranged or you could even dine as the estate’s private guests in the opulent dining room which welcomed Napoléon himself in years gone by. The perfect romantic evening or get together with friends and family.
Dom Pérignon Visit- Day One
Dom Pérignon Visit- Day Two
Dom Pérignon Visit- Final Day
(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.
Julie- Oxford, UK
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.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our travel page for further information.
For more information on our essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
I’d like to thank Rachel Pateman. She helped put together an itinerary based on my requirements including a mixture of private tours at large Champagne Houses and some smaller houses. The Dom Perignon experience was unbelievable and exceeded both mine and my fiancé’s expectations. We truly felt like VIPs. From the time I started speaking to Rachel a year before the trip, all the way up to the actual trip itself, Rachel was nothing but helpful and I can’t thank her enough.
Emma- Herts, UK