Essential Veuve Clicquot

Three Day Veuve Clicquot tour based in Reims

Veuve Clicquot tour

At a glance

Region: Champagne
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3 Days
Guide Price: From £398 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.

Trip Summary

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.

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Veuve Clicquot tour- credits Chateau les Crayeres

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.

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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.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Veuve Clicquot tour

  • Upon arrival in Reims, check into your preferred room grade at the 4* Hotel de la Paix
  • After settling in, enjoy a Champagne Masterclass and tasting session of five Champagnes with a platter of charcuterie at a tasting bar owned by a local Champagne House.
  • Evening at leisure. We would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.
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Dom Perignon visit- credits Vine Escape

Day Two of your Veuve Clicquot tour

  • After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the impressive Veuve Clicquot cellars as part of a small group, with a tasting of two Champagnes, including La Grande Dame.
  • Transfers will be arranged to escort you to and from Veuve Clicquot.
  • In the evening, a three course dinner with three different Champagnes will be served in a cosy restaurant in the city centre.

Final Day of your Veuve Clicquot tour

  • 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.

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Accommodation

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

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
Hôtel de la Paix - Reims Tradition 4* 3 Days £398 Book Now
Hôtel de la Paix - Reims Privilege 4* 3 Days £435 Book Now
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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.
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Further Information

Travel to your Veuve Clicquot tour

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 £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 info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Veuve Clicquot tour

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

Special Occasion?

Celebrating a birthday, wedding anniversary or engagement? Our expert team would be delighted to talk you through the options and create your perfect trip.

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