|Type of Tour:||Exclusive|
|Guide Price:||from £1515 to £2867 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 1 light lunch + 2 dinners (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||1 Champagne House (3 Days)
4 Champagne Houses (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 4 Champagnes (3 Days)
Approximately 14 Champagnes (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Luxury chauffeured vehicle for 1 day (3 Days)
Luxury chauffeured vehicle for 2 days (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends from Mid-March until the 29th of December. Please note that Veuve Clicquot is closed on Sundays and Mondays and the Dom Perignon visit is not available at weekends between mid-November and mid-March.|
These three and four day packages offer the ultimate in Champagne luxury for lovers of the prestigous Veuve Clicquot, and are available for a minimum of two guests per booking. Staying at the magnificent 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”. For those opting for the four day trip, a dinner at the Château’s gourmet brasserie is also included.
After arriving in Reims and spending the day and evening at leisure on day one, we will arrange for luxury transport on the morning of day two to take you to the Veuve Clicquot estate for an unforgettable experience.
The widow Clicquot is 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 severe downsides, 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.
You will first be taken to the Veuve Clicquot vineyards in the Grands Cru villages of Bouzy and Verzy, in the Montagne de Reims. Here, you will learn about the grape varieties, the appellation and the work carried out in the vineyards in order to create the renowned sparkling wine of Champagne. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views across the glorious vines. You will then discover the Clos Colin, where red grapes are grown. These grapes are used for the blending of La Grande Dame Rosé.
You will then be taken to the stunning Veuve Clicquot cellars in Reims, where you will learn about the Champagne-making process. Your tour will end with a tasting session of two Veuve Clicquot Champagnes, the world-famous Yellow Label as well as the Prestige Cuvée, La Grande Dame. In addition, you will also try the renowned Grande Dame rosé. You will be taken back to the Château at the end of the tour.
For guests booking the four day package, your driver will meet you on the morning of day three, and accompany you on a second day of tours. The highlight of your tour will without a doubt be a visit to the largest and grandest 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. You will then be taken to the beautiful hilltop village of Hautvillers, where Dom Perignon lived and is buried. Here, you will enjoy a comparative tasting session of three single varietal Champagnes, accompanied by a platter of gourmet delicacies and local cheeses.
The day will continue with 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). 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 and Taittinger. 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.
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.
Chateau les Crayeres was excellent – made the trip !
Lee- Herefordshire, 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.
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 £475 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.
The price of this package does not include travel to your Veuve Clicquot tour. Please see our travel page for further information.
For more information on our Excluisve tours please see our Exclusive Tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of 20% of the booking value 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