Essential Ruinart

Ruinart tour and tasting based in Reims

Ruinart tour

At a glance

Region: Champagne
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3 Days
Guide Price: From £399 to £447 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch + 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits: 1 Champagne House + 1 tasting session
Number of Wines Tasted: 10 Champagnes
Tour Transport: Transfers to and from Ruinart + other destinations accessible on foot
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends from Mid-March until 29th December. Please note that Ruinart is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Trip Summary

For those looking for an introduction to the unique Champagne Ruinart, this tour may just be the answer.

After checking in at the hotel on the first day, you will be welcomed at a tasting bar owned by a local Champagne House in the city centre. Here, enjoy a fun and insightful introduction to Champagne, with five tastings served alongside a charcuterie platter.

On day two, a taxi will take you to Maison Ruinart. The house of Ruinart is unlike any other; inspired by a visionary, hardworking Benedictine monk, Nicolas Ruinart drafted the founding charter of Maison Ruinart, creating the world’s first ever champagne-producing company.  Here, you will be taken on a guided tour of the estate and stunning cellars of Champagne Ruinart, which are classified as a historical monument and lie underneath the city of Reims. The tour will be followed by a tasting of your choice, either Ruinart Blanc de Blancs or Ruinart rosé and then their flagship Prestige Cuvée Dom Ruinart, white or rosé.

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Ruinart tour

At the end of the tour, your taxi can take you back to your hotel, or if you prefer, explore the interesting city of Reims, visit the the Gothic cathedral or do some window shopping. When you get back to your Hotel, time to relax and freshen up before enjoying a three course dinner with three different Champagnes in a traditional restaurant in the city centre, located ten minutes’ walk from the main square.

As with all our tours, we can offer a whole range of exclusive visits and this itinerary can be completely tailor-made to suit your exact requirements. For example, Ruinart also offer the opportunity to dine at the estates as their private guests. The perfect romantic evening or get together with friends and family.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Ruinart tour

  • Upon arrival in Reims, check into your preferred room grade at the 4* Hotel de la Paix
  • After settling in, enjoy a Champagne Masterclass and tasting session of five Champagnes with a platter of charcuterie at a tasting bar owned by a local Champagne House.
  • Evening at leisure, we would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.

Day Two of your Ruinart tour

  • After breakfast, your day will consist of:
  • A tour of the impressive Ruinart cellars as part of a small group and a tasting of two Champagnes, including the Prestige Cuvée Dom Ruinart
  • Transfers to and from Champagne Ruinart.
  • In the evening, a three course dinner with three different Champagnes will be served in a cosy restaurant in the city centre.
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Ruinart tour credits - OT Reims

Final Day of your Ruinart tour

  • 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.

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Accommodation

The hotel was excellent, clean, bright, modern and well-equipped. The location was perfect and even though it is a chain hotel, we felt it was very welcoming and not too corporate.

Charlotte- London, UK

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.

  • The above prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • 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.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hôtel de la Paix - Reims Tradition 4* 3 Days £410 Book Now
Hôtel de la Paix - Reims Privilege 4* 3 Days £447 Book Now

Special Offers

Travel anytime from the beginning of November to the end of February and from mid-July to the end of August and enjoy a third night’s bed and breakfast free of charge at Hotel de la Paix.

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Further Information

Travel to your Ruinart 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 your Champagne wine tour.

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 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

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Our trip was very smooth, with pleasant surprises along the way. It felt familiar yet unexpected!

Joan- California, USA

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