|Type of Tour:||Exclusive|
|Guide Price:||from £1379 to £2809 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch + 1 dinner (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries (3 Days)|
5 wineries (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 8 (3 Days)|
Approximately 13 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Luxury chauffeured vehicle for 1 full day - Mercedes E or S Class (3 Days)|
Luxury chauffeured vehicle for 2 full days - Mercedes E or S Class (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Please note that Moet and Chandon is closed completely in January and that the Dom Pérignon visit is not available at weekends between mid-November and mid-March.|
Our three or four day Exclusive Champagne break is based at the luxurious Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa and offers an ultimate experience for Champagne lovers.
Upon arrival in Champillon (just outside of Epernay), check into your preferred room at the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa. The remainder of the day will be free for you to settle in and do as you please. You may wish to relax at the hotel and make use of the amazing facilities. The hotel boasts a fantastic spa including indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna and a hammam. The lovely Champagne bar has a great terrace offering stunning views over the surroundings. Alternatively, you may prefer to explore your charming surroundings independently.
In the evening a four course gourmet dinner with a Champagne aperitif, wine, water and coffee will be served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
On day two, you will be met at the hotel by a luxury chauffeured MPV (a Mercedes E or S Class), which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. The day will start in style as you will be welcomed 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.
After the tour, you will be taken on a private river cruise on the lovely Marne River in a beautiful vintage wooden cruiser. This is a great way to experience the vineyards from a different perspective and see local sights such as The De Castellane tower and the locks and dams in Cumières. A picnic lunch will be served on board with a bottle of Champagne.
The afternoon will consist of a visit to a small, family-run 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). You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.
The evening will be free for you to do as you please. We will provide you with a list of recommended restaurants in the area as part of your travel pack and we would be pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.
The four day break includes a private chauffeured luxury vehicle for a second full day and tours and tastings at your three preferred Champagne Houses. 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.
After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel and at your own pace start your journey home.
Day Three (Optional)
(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.
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £340 per person applies to groups of four people who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £560 per person on the four day break.
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 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.
Thank you so much for a wonderful trip. We all enjoyed it immensely. The selection of small and larger, commercial champagne houses and tours was excellent. Just the right split. Everything was perfect.
Annette - UK