|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||from £402 to £472 per person|
|Number of Meals:||1 breakfast, 1 light lunch and 1 dinner|
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 tasting sessions and 2 Champagne Houses|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||24 Champagnes|
|Tour Transport:||1 tasting and dinner on foot in Epernay and taxi transfers to the vineyards for 2 Champagne House visits and 1 tasting session.|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Please note that the restaurant is closed for dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.|
Recently recommend by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, this whistle-stop Champagne tour allows you to taste 24 Champagnes in just 24 hours! Based in either the Tradition grade 3* Hotel de Champagne or the quaint 4* boutique hotel Jean Moët in the centre of Epernay, settle into the hotel on the afternoon of day one, and a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi will take you out into the vineyards. Here, you will visit a small, family-run producer of Champagnes for enjoy a tour of the fascinating Champagne making process from press to bottle, and tastings of five Champagnes, including a vintage Champagne. After returning to Epernay, an extensive tasting session of six Champagnes will be arranged for you in a cosy Champagne boutique located a few minutes’ walk from the hotels. Following these eleven Champagnes, a further three Champagnes will be served, alongside a delightful three course dinner in a top restaurant.
After checking out of the hotel on day two, you will be taken back out into the vineyards to visit a second boutique Champagne House. Here, you will have a shorter tour followed by tastings of five of the Maison’s Champagnes. You will then be taken to the famous village of Hautvillers, the “cradle of Champagne.” As well as having time to admire the spectacular views across the vineyards and visit the Church where Dom Pérignon is buried, a comparative tasting session of three single varietal Champagnes as well as a vintage Champagne and a rosé will take place in a quaint tasting boutique in the village. Platters of cheeses and gourmet local delicacies will also be served. You will be taken back to Epernay at around 2pm.
(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.
Julie- Oxford, 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 £60 per person applies to groups of four people or more.
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of 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 France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
The price of this package does not include travel to the Champagne Tasting in Epernay. Please see our travel to Champagne page for information about how best to travel to Champagne.
For more information on our flexible tours please see our Essential tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before travel. Please call us on +44(0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
Despite having travelled there with you several times before, the trip was a truly unique experience. Thanks it was brilliant - yet again!!
Annie and Sandy- Hampshire, UK
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