Essential Dom Perignon

Dom Perignon visit and tasting based in Epernay

Dom Perignon visit

At a glance

Region: Champagne
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3 Days
Guide Price: From £459 to £524 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)

Trip Summary

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.

Dom Perignon visit- credits Chateau les Crayeres
Moet and Chandon tour

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.

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Outline Itinerary

Dom Pérignon Visit- Day One

  • 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 six Champagnes.
  • Evening at leisure. We would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.

Dom Pérignon Visit- Day Two

  • After breakfast, take a short walk to Champagne Moët & Chandon.
  • Here, you will be welcomed on a private Dom Pérignon tour, concluding with a flute of the latest Dom Pérignon vintage.
  • Transfers will then 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, you will be taken 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
Dom Perignon visit-Credits Maud Rémy-Lonvis

Dom Pérignon Visit- Final Day

  • 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 £524 Book Now
Dom Perignon visit
Dom Perignon visit

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.
Dom Perignon visit- credits Mi-Hyun Kim
Dom Perignon visit- credits Vine Escape

Further Information

Travel to your Dom Perignon visit

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 your Champagne wine tour.

Essential Tours

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

Further Information / To Book

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 info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Taittinger tour- credits Vine Escape

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