|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £448 to £499 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner|
|Number of Winery Visits:||1 Champagne House and 1 tasting session|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||9 Champagnes|
|Tour Transport:||Transfers to and from Taittinger, other destinations are accessible on foot|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends from April until mid November and weekdays from mid November until the end of March|
For those looking for an introduction to the Champagne with a Taittinger tour, this tour may just be the answer.
After checking in at the 4* Hotel de la Paix on the first day, you will be welcomed at a tasting bar owned by a local Champagne House in the city centre. Here, enjoy a fun and insightful introduction to Champagne, with three tastings served alongside a charcuterie platter.
On day two, after breakfast, a pre-paid taxi will take you to the stunning Taittinger cellars in Reims. Here you will descend 18 metres below ground level to the breath taking Gallo-Roman chalk quarries, a designated UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. Originally carved out for the extraction of chalk, they are now home to thousands of bottles of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, which mature here patiently for several years before being enjoyed by Champagne lovers all over the world.
On this private tour you will learn about the fascinating Champagne-making process, the history of the brand and enjoy a tasting session of three Taittinger Champagnes, including the famous Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs in a private salon. At the end of this fascinating visit, your taxi will take you back to Reims city centre. Here, enjoy a leisurely lunch and perhaps explore the Gothic cathedral, or simply do some window shopping.
In the evening, a three course Champagne tasting dinner will be served in a traditional restaurant in the city centre.
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. You may wish to taste more of the Taittinger Champagnes or enjoy a romantic Michelin starred dinner in one of the many fabulous restaurants in Reims. Just let us know, we will delight in preparing a unique and memorable itinerary for you.
Day One of your Taittinger tour
Day Two of your Taittinger tour
Final Day of your Taittinger tour
(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.
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
Enhance your Experience
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of 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 France! 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 other travel options and further information about travelling to your Champagne wine tour.
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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 email@example.com to request a booking form.
Excellent experience and would highly recommend to friends and family!
Roy- Liverpool, UK