|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||Guide price £448 per person|
|Number of Meals:||1 lunch|
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 Champagne Houses|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 10 Champagnes|
|Tour Transport:||Return TGV rail travel between Paris and Champagne, and a full day guided and transported tour from the train station|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
This day tour is ideal for those who are staying in Paris and looking for a great introduction to Champagne. We will arrange for travel from Paris by high-speed train to Champagne Ardenne station, where a taxi will be waiting to take you to Reims station, where you will be met by an English-speaking specialist driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day as part of a small group (maximum eight guests). En route to the Champagne vineyards, your guide will regale you with tales and anecdotes of the history of Champagne and its vineyards, introducing you to the particularities of the region. You will stop in a vineyard to learn about the work undertaken here and the tour is designed to be as hands-on as possible. Here, your guide will explain the grape varieties permitted in Champagne and the yearly cycle of the work carried out in the vineyards.
You will then firstly visit a small, family-run producer of Champagnes for a full tour of the fascinating Champagne making process from press to bottle, and at least three tastings. A lunch with a glass of wine, water and coffee will then be served in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, your guide will take you to another family-run estate, situated in another of the principle regions of Champagne. After a tour of the House, you will taste Champagnes in contrasting style to those tasted during the morning. Ending the day in style, you will then visit favourite large, prestigious Champagne House for a tour and tastings. Options include Moët and Chandon to taste two vintage Champagnes, Taittinger, where two Champagnes will be served, 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. Your guide will take you back to the train station following the tour.
(ii) The outline Champagne day tour from Paris 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 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.
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 £35 per person applies for groups of 3 or 4 people travelling together. This discount increases to £75 per person for groups of 5 and up to 8 people travelling together.
Further Information / To Book your Essential Champagne Day Tour from Paris
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person 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.
The whole trip was very well organised & the tour ran very smoothly - I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Grape Escape tours to anyone.
Helen B - Hertfordshire, UK
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