Champagne City Experience

3 days

Looking for a taste of the high life? Experience the land of Dom Perignon on this three day wine adventure in one of the world’s most famous wine regions.

Trip Highlights

  • Rest your head in a charming four star hotel, ideally located in the heart of historic Reims

  • Visit the cellars of Champagne Taittinger, followed by a tasting of three Champagnes

  • Spend a full day on a small group tour with an expert wine guide who will escort you to two estates including the famous Moët & Chandon estate Champagne House

  • Taste up to nine champagnes throughout your stay in Champagne

  • Refuel with a champagne tasting lunch in a boutique winery

  • Visit the village of Hautvillers and see the tomb of Dom Perignon

from $736 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Please ask if you would like Eurostar travel or flights included.


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Trip details

Day 1

After settling into your hotel in the heart of historic Reims, set off to visit the world famous Champagne Taittinger and enjoy three tutored tastings. This Champagne house is one of the last great Champagne houses to have retained its independence. After exploring Reims in the evening, relax with a glass of bubbles in the comfort of your accommodation’s trendy Champagne bar (not included).

Day 2

The following day your friendly English speaking wine guide will take you on a full day small group wine tour to the nearby Côtes des Blancs and Grand Cru Village vineyards. Enjoy the scenery of the grandeur of the famous Avenue du Champagne in Epernay.  Today you will visit two estates including the sparkling and glamorous Moët & Chandon, this legendary brand is now one of the most expensive estates in the region . You will also visit a family run estate where you’ll meet the maker and be invited to explore their cellars, taste their wines and share their passion whilst you learn a few things about the production process.   You’ll sample at least seven Champagnes throughout the day and stop for a leisurely champagne tasting lunch in a nearby restaurant or another wine estate.  This day tour includes a visit to the village of Hautvillers and a chance to see the tomb of Dom Perignon – the monk to which we owe thanks for all these bubbles.

Day 3

The final day in the Capital of Champagne is yours to explore. Perhaps a visit to the gothic splendour of Notre Dame Cathedral, a final wander among the winding streets of Reims or simply relax in your hotel’s pool before returning home.

 

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Hotel de La Paix

Description The Best Western Premier Hotel de La Paix 4-star is located in the heart of Reims, the Champagne capital, in an exceptional setting. Just a stone’s throw…

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