|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £363 to £435 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts, 1 lunch + 1 dinner|
|Number of Winery Visits:||1 Champagne House + 1 tasting session|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||10 Champagnes|
|Tour Transport:||Transfers to and from Veuve Clicquot + other destinations accessible on foot|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends from Mid-March until 29th December. Please note that Veuve Clicquot is closed on Sundays and Mondays.|
For those looking for an introduction to the prestigous Veuve Clicquot Champagne, 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 five tastings served alongside a charcuterie platter.
On day two, you will visit the stunning Veuve Clicquot cellars in Reims. The medieval Veuve Clicquot cellars or “crayères” were originally chalk pits and lie approximately 55-65 feet underground. Placed end-to-end, they would extend over more than 12 miles and they provide a constant temperature (48°F) and humidity, perfect for aging the wine. Veuve translates as widow, and the widow Clicquot was a fascinating woman, who truly shaped the history of the Champagne region and its industry. At the beginning of the 19th Century, after the death of her husband, Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot decided to take over the Champagne House. Throughout the years, she faced many setbacks, but most of all huge successes. She conquered the Russian market, created an iconic brand and led the way to tremendous advances in the Champagne-making process
On this tour you will learn about the fascinating Champagne-making process, the history of the brand and enjoy a tasting session of two Veuve Clicquot Champagnes, the world-famous Yellow Label as well as the Prestige Cuvée, La Grande Dame.
In the evening, a three course Champagne tasting dinner will be served in a traditional restaurant in the city centre.
As with all of our tours, and more so with Veuve Clicquot, we can offer a whole range of exclusive visits. You could visit the Veuve Clicquot vineyards in the Grand Cru villages of Bouzy and Verzy, in the Montagne de Reims. Here, you would learn about the grape varieties, the appellation and the work carried out in the vineyards in order to create Veuve Clicquot’s world famous Champagnes. You would also have the opportunity to enjoy breath-taking views across the glorious vines at the Clos Colin, where Veuve Clicquot’s red grapes are grown and used for the blending of La Grande Dame Rosé. You could also consider a completely private experience, with an exclusive dinner or lunch in Veuve Clicquot’s private Manor. We would be delighted to put together your perfect Veuve Clicquot bespoke experience.
Day One of your Veuve Clicquot tour
Day Two of your Veuve Clicquot tour
Final Day of your Veuve Clicquot 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
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.
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 other travel options and further information about travelling to our Champagne trips.
For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
To book our Champagne trips, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the total 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.
Firstly may I say that we had an utterly fantastic time and that the organisation and suggestions from the team at Grape Escapes was first rate, couldn’t fault it. So thank you. It ranks as one of our best ever breaks and much of that is down to the advice that we received from yourselves and the planning etc. The weather even played it’s part by being glorious all the time, what a bonus.
Richard- Essex, UK
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