Essential Paris and Champagne

3 or 4 days Paris wine tour

Paris wine tour

At a glance

Region: Champagne
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £690 to £1400 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts + 1 lunch (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits: 3 Champagne Houses (3 and 4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 8 (3 Days)
Approximately 13 (4 Days)
Tour Transport: Rail travel between Paris and Champagne-Ardenne, full day guided and transported tour in Champagne + activities on foot in Paris (3 Days)
Rail travel between Paris and Champagne-Ardenne, full day guided and transported tour in Champagne + activities on foot in Paris (4 Days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year

Trip Summary

This package is ideal for those who wish to stay in the iconic city of love and lights, and discover the delights of Champagne. The French capital city is an endless source of wonder, with its endless amazing sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, le Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris and the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre amongst many others. Paris is also a gastronomical hub, where you can expect to find some of the best traditional French dishes and experience the true flavours of the country. A trip to France would not be complete without a few glasses of Champagne, and as part of this package, you will have the opportunity to take a day trip to the Champagne region to discover the secrets of the world’s favourite tipple.

Upon arrival in Paris and after settling in at your preferred hotel, you enjoy a discovery cruise, which will take you on an hour-long guided tour of Paris, passing the iconic Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame de Paris. A glass of Champagne will be served on board.

Paris Wine Tour- credits Carmen Moya
Paris wine tour

On day two, we will arrange for travel from Paris Est by high-speed train to the Champagne region, and you will be met at the station by an English-speaking specialist driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day. There will be a maximum of eight guests on the tour. 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 your 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.

Champagne tour - Copyright CDR Paris Ile de France
CParis Wine Tour © JF. Mallet

For those staying an additional night, day three offers you the opportunity to further explore the delights of Paris. We have included an open-top City tour bus pass in this package, which means that you are able to hop on and off of the bus as often as you would like- the easiest and most enjoyable method of exploring the city. Multi-lingual commentaries assist in your discovery of Paris, and with four different routes, no area of Paris will be left undiscovered! In the late afternoon, we will arrange a tasting session of four wines paired with four cheeses in a local wine tasting boutique.

In the evening, end your trip in style with the unique opportunity to dine in one pf the most historic monuments of Paris – the Eiffel Tower! First floor access is included, and after a Champagne aperitif, you will enjoy a three course dinner, accompanied by a 1/3 bottle of wine, water and coffee per person. As you dine, you’ll have spectacular views across the city, as the sun starts to set!

Paris Wine Tour
Paris wine tour- Credits OTAR Carmen Moya

Region Map

Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival in Paris, check into your preferred hotel.
  • Enjoy an hour-long cruise on the Seine to discover the main sights of Paris, with a glass of Champagne.
  • In your travel pack there will be a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants. We would be pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, travel by high-speed train from Paris Est to Champagne-Ardenne, departing at 08:40 and arriving at 09:20.
  • You will be met at the station by an English-speaking driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tour and tastings at two small, family-run Champagne Houses.
  • A lunch with drinks in a local restaurant.
  • A tour and tastings at your favourite prestigious Champagne House. Options include Moët and Chandon, Taittinger, Pommery, Veuve Clicquot, GH Mumm and Ruinart.
  • Your guide will take you back to the train station in time for your return train to Paris, departing at 18:20 and arriving at 19:01.
Loire Valley Trip - Eiffel Tower and fountains

Day Three (Optional)

  • You will be given a free day to explore Paris.
  • As part of this package, we have included an open-top City tour bus pass.
  • In the late afternoon, you will take part in a tasting session of four wines paired with four cheeses in a local tasting boutique.
  • In the evening, a delicious three course dinner with drinks will be served on the first floor of the famous Eiffel Tower.

Final Day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

 

(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.

Accommodation

Package Prices

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.

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Considerable discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hotel Beauséjour Montmartre Superior room 4* 3 Days £740 Book Now
Hotel Beauséjour Montmartre Superior room 4* 4 Days £1025 Book Now
Hotel Napoleon - Paris Superior room 5* 3 Days £989 Book Now
Hotel Napoleon - Paris Superior room 5* 4 Days £1400 Book Now
Paris Wine Tour- Credits Hotel Napoleon Junior Suite
Paris wine tour

Enhance your Experience/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 the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
Paris Wine Tour- Credits- Veuve Clicquot
Paris Wine Tour

Further Information

Travel to your Paris wine tour

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 Paris.

Essential Tours

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 666 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

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