|Type of Tour:||Exclusive|
|Guide Price:||from £1477 to £2593 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts, 1 dinner and 1 light lunch (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts, 1 dinner and 1 light lunch (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 Champagne Houses + 2 tasting sessions (3 Days)|
6 Champagne Houses + 2 tasting sessions (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 19 Champagnes (3 Days)|
Approximately 26 Champagnes (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Luxury chauffeured vehicle (Mercedes E or S Class) for 1 full day (3 Days)|
Luxury chauffeured vehicle (Mercedes E or S Class) for 2 full days (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
These three and four day packages offer the ultimate in Champagne luxury. Staying at the 5* Château les Crayères, guests will enjoy a flawless level of service at the hotel as well as a gastronomic gala dinner with drinks in the Château’s double Michelin starred restaurant, “Le Parc.”
On the first evening, you will be welcomed at a luxurious Champagne bar in Reims, to discover the ‘treasures of Champagne’! Your extensive tasting here will consist of no less than six Champagnes! The Champagne bar is located ten minutes from the Château by car, and the reception team will be more than happy to call you a taxi on the evening.
On day two, you will be met at the Château by a luxury chauffeured vehicle (usually a Mercedes E or S Class), which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. Please note that European drivers do not necessarily speak much English and are, therefore, not able to provide a full commentary en route to your activities. However, please rest assured that all winery tours are conducted in English. If you would like to be driven by a specialist, English-speaking, guide in a less luxurious vehicle (legally able to transport up to eight passengers) this can be arranged at no additional cost.
The day will consist of a visit to a small, family-run Grand Cru Champagne House for a tour of the fascinating Champagne-making process from press to bottle and the opportunity to learn the Napoleonic art of Sabrage (opening a bottle with a sabre). During the course of the day, you will also be taken to the beautiful village of Hautvillers, where Dom Pérignon lived and is buried. Here, you will enjoy a comparative tasting session of three single varietal Champagnes, accompanied by a platter of gourmet local delicacies.
In the afternoon, guests are free to choose their favourite large, prestigious Champagne House for a tour and a flute or two of their Champagnes. There are several options subject to your preference and availabilities, including Mercier, GH Mumm, Pommery, Ruinart, Taittinger and Veuve Clicquot. Please note that a number of the more exclusive estates do not tend to receive visitors at weekends and some of them do not receive visitors at all. We would be pleased to discuss the various options with you and contact the individual estates accordingly. The highlight of your tour will without a doubt be the experience as the VIP guests of Moët and Chandon in Epernay. Here, you will be taken on a private Dom Pérignon tour, visiting some of the oldest areas of the cellars which are seldom visited by the public. A tasting of Dom Pérignon will conclude the visit in an elegant reception room at the Moët mansion.
The four day luxury Champagne tour includes a private chauffeured luxury vehicle for a second full day and three further visits at your preferred Champagne Houses. We are of course always delighted to discuss the options with you and make recommendations.
Chateau les Crayeres was excellent – made the trip !
Lee- Herefordshire, UK
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £235 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £480 per person on the four day break.
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. We can also organise 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 our Champagne trips.
For more information on our Exclusive tours please see our Exclusive tours page.
To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
"Reims as a city was a delight to encounter and a very pleasant surprise. The hotel was perfectly situated. Both Marco and I learnt a tremendous amount about the production and history of champagne and thoroughly enjoyed every second from the moment we left home. Even the weather was kind to us."
Anna- Epping, UK