|Type of Tour:||Wine & Beyond|
|Guide Price:||From £721 to £1565 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||1 Champagne House and 1 tasting session (3 Days)|
3 Champagne Houses and 1 tasting session (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 7 (3 Days)|
Approximately 17 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Pre-booked and pre-paid taxi transfers to your visits (3 Days)|
Pre-booked and pre-paid taxi transfers to your visits on day 2 and a luxury chauffeured vehicle (Mercedes E or S Class) on day 3 (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week from November to March and also at weekends from April to mid-November.|
A fusion of bubbles and blissful serenity, our three and four day Wine and Beyond Spa breaks in Champagne provide our customers with the ultimate relaxation experience, in the sumptuous surroundings of the charming 5* Hostellerie la Briqueterie and its spa.
On day two, the morning will be free for you to take full advantage of the hotel’s superb spa facilities, including a Hammam bath, sauna, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. In this oasis of peace, surrender yourself to the intimate Zen atmosphere and enjoy a 50 minute face or body spa treatment of your choice.
At lunch time, a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi will escort you 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. Platters of cheeses and gourmet local delicacies will also be served. Ending your day in style, you will visit the largest Champagne house, Moët and Chandon, where you will have an exclusive Dom Pérignon tour. You will be 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. In the evening, you will be welcomed to dine in the gastronomic restaurant, where you will be served a four course gourmet dinner, accompanied by a Champagne aperitif and wines. World renowned chef Michael Nizzero spent four years as First Sous-Chef at the prestigious three Michelin-starred Waterside Inn, Berkshire, UK, before joining La Briqueterie in 2011.
For those booking the four day package, you will be transported throughout the day on day three in a luxury chauffeured vehicle (Mercedes E or S Class) on a private basis. You will firstly visit a small, family-run producer of Champagnes for a full tour of the fascinating Champagne making process from vine to bottle, and at least three tastings including vintage Champagne. A three course Champagne tasting lunch will then be served in a cosy traditional restaurant in Reims. Each course will be accompanied by a different Champagne.
The afternoon offers you the chance to visit your favourite Champagne House in Reims. Subject to your dates of travel / availability, options include Taittinger, where three Champagnes will be served including their famous Prestige Cuvée les Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, GH Mumm to taste their Blanc de Blancs and Blancs de Noirs Champagnes, Pommery to sample two Champagnes, Ruinart to taste Ruinart Blanc de Blancs or Ruinart rosé followed by their flagship Prestige Cuvée Dom Ruinart white or rosé, and Veuve Clicquot, to enjoy a flute of their celebrated La Grande Dame. Please note that some of these Houses (particularly Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart) are very popular and offer very few tours, therefore early booking is essential.
Before being taken back to the hotel, you will have some free time to explore Reims, the city of Kings and the gateway to Champagne. Reims is home to no less than three UNESCO world heritage sites including one of the finest gothic cathedrals in northern Europe where 25 Kings of France were crowned.
(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.
Thank you so very much for organising my trip to Champagne region, you were not only a pleasure to deal with, answering questions and helping with the booking, but you managed to get every little detail of what I wanted and imagined carried out during my stay.
Al - London, UK
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £45 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. A larger discount of £245 per person applies for 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, 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.
The price of this package does not include travel to Champagne. Please see our Champagne Travel page for detailed information.
For more information on our Wine and Beyond breaks, please see our Wine and Beyond 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.
"I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for arranging an absolute fantastic weekend. I can't recommend enough the Grape Escapes tour. It was brilliant. We'll definitely be booking something similar again as we both had a fantastic time."
Matt- Surrey, UK